Our Homeschool High School English Sequence and Curriculum Choices




Our favorite homeschool high school English curriculum and resources for our teen and how we put together our sequence for high school English in our homeschool.  Tips for those with college bound , too. This post may included affiliate links to products that we love and have used or would use in our  own homeschool. Please see my disclosure policy.



Are you looking around for new ideas for your teen's English next year?  We used a variety of curriculum for homeschooling high school English.  

Homeschool High School Frugal Career Exploration Elective - Help Your Teen Find Their Direction in Life





How can you help your homeschooled teen figure out what they want to do after graduation?  Taking a bit of career exploration can be a real help. Note - This post may included affiliate links to products that we love and have used or would use in our own homeschool. Please see my disclosure policy.


Are you homeschooling a high schooler who just doesn't know what they want to do after graduating?

This can be such a hard time for our teens.

Homeschool Handwriting Curriculum - Free and Frugal Resources -



Summary: A frugal approach to homeschool handwriting curriculum for homeschoolers and preschoolers, elementary kids using these free or frugal homeschool handwriting curriculum and resources.   This post may included affiliate links to products that we love and have used or would use in our  own homeschool. Please see my disclosure policy.


Do you have young ones who are ready to learn how to write?  

Do they show signs of eagerness like playing a lot with crayons, noticing letters and signs, or making lots of marks and shapes on paper?  Do they know the alphabet?

Our Frugal Homeschool High School Math Sequence and the SAT/ACT



Summary:  Our homeschool high school math curriculum choices and how we did our math sequence in high school.  How and when to plan for SAT or ACT testing depending on what math your teen has completed.  Tips for teens who are headed into a math related field and more.  Homeschooler tips for college testing included.


Math was something that my teen did everyday in our homeschool.  Especially during the high school years.  Is that how it goes in your house, too?

Homeschool High School Math - Teaching Textbooks vs. Monarch




Summary:  Homeschool high school math reviews of homeschool Saxon math, Oak Meadow, Teaching Textbooks math, and Switched On Schoolhouse math.  Find the homeschool math curriculum that is best for your dear teen. #homeschoolhighschoolmath  Note - This post may included affiliate links to products that we love and have used or would use in our  own homeschool. Please see my disclosure policy.


We used a variety of math curriculum for middle and high school.  We began the middle school years with Saxon Math, then later switched to Teaching Textbooks.

Homeschool High School English - How to Prepare Your Teen for College Writing -




How to prepare your homeschooled teen for college writing is really not that hard. I share how to prepare a homeschooled high schooler for college, and what was important in homeschool high school English.  Plus dealing with the College Application Essay as a homeschooler.  This post may included affiliate links to products that we love and have used or would use in our  own homeschool. Please see my disclosure policy.


This week was all about finishing up college writing assignments for my daughter. We had homeschooled her through high school and this was her first quarter in college.

How to Deal with College Applications and How High School Electives Can Help




Summary: How to deal with getting into college as a homeschooled teen.  What are the colleges looking for? You can showcase your student to college with their high school electives! This article may include affiliate links to homeschool high school curriculum or resources that we have used or love.  Please see my disclosure policy.  #gettingintocollege #collegeadmissions 


Are you concerned about your teen getting into college as a homeschooler?

Or are you stressing just in regards to the competition involved in college admissions?

Did you know that high school electives can be a real help in getting into college?

How Homeschooling Helped My Teen Get into College -



Summary:  There really are many advantages of homeschooling high school that so helped our daughter get into college.  What she saw on campus showed that many things about homeschooling high school really helped her with college admissions, homeschooling to college, and also with work once she was there.  Homeschool to college success story.


This week we found out that my daughter made the Dean's List. She surprised us by doing that fall quarter of her first year at college, then again in the spring.  

Course Descriptions and Reference Letters for Homeschooling to College - -



 Summary:  Homeschooling high school to college is not that hard, especially when course descriptions and homeschool reference letters come along for  the ride.  Homeschooling high school record keeping is key to writing good course descriptions.  Reference letters show the colleges what your student is about, and that is important to college admissions.


This article is now a chapter in my new book.


Have you seen my NEW Complete Guide to college for homeschoolers yet? 





and 
Barnes and Noble $11.99



It lays out 10 easy steps for homeschool to college, and covers everything you need to help your teen get into the college of their choice, with 7 NEW chapters. Recommended by Lessa Scherrer, a certified college counselor and a homeschooling mama of 3.

Create your own unique and nurturing high school program for your teen and showcase their accomplishments to the colleges. 

The 17 Chapters include:

>Chapter 1 - How to Start Homeschooling if you are a Newbie
>Chapter 2 - 101 Reasons to Homeschool High School
>Chapter 3 - Researching and Getting Started
  Chapter 4 - Planning High School and Making a 4 Year Plan
>Chapter 5 - Choosing Your High School Curriculum
>Chapter 6 - Three Ways to High School Credit
>Chapter 7 - Making Your Teen's Transcripts
>Chapter 8 - 100 High School Electives
>Chapter 9 - Making Homemade Courses
>Chapter 10 - Writing a Winning College Essay
>Chapter 11 - Course Descriptions and Reference Letters
>Chapter 12 - The Common Application - Your GUIDE
>Chapter 13 - Preparing Your Teen for College Writing
>Chapter 14 - Dealing with College Testing SAT/ACT
>Chapter 15 - Top Sources for College Scholarships
>Chapter 16 - Dealing with “Those Questions” from Others
>Chapter 17 - Don’t Forget the FUN!

>There are 12 downloadable high school homeschool planning printables plus a transcript form for you to just fill in.

The kind of transcript form that the colleges are used to seeing.



College in Mind - 2nd Edition




Thanks for stopping by BJ's Homeschool,
Betsy


Betsy is mom to her now college grad, whom she homeschooled through high school.  She blogs at BJ's Homeschool, about the early yearshighschool
collegegifted/2e and wrote -Homeschooling High School with College in Mind, 2nd Edition,   She offers homeschool help through messages at BJ's Consulting and has had some of her articles picked up by the Huffington Post.


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Top Sources for College Scholarships - -




Summary:  Where to find college scholarships with tips for getting merit aid, the National Merit Scholarships and more. Plus links especially for homeschoolers.  Did you know the FAFSA can help your teen get scholarships from the colleges?  Really.  #getintocollege #collegescholarships


Top Sources for College Scholarships is now a chapter in my new book.


Have you seen my NEW Complete Guide to college for homeschoolers yet? 



and 
Barnes and Noble $11.99

Kindle is coming!

It lays out 10 easy steps for homeschool to college, and covers everything you need to help your teen get into the college of their choice, with 7 NEW chapters. Recommended by Lessa Scherrer, a certified college counselor and a homeschooling mama of 3.

Create your own unique and nurturing high school program for your teen and showcase their accomplishments to the colleges. 

The 17 Chapters include:

>Chapter 1 - How to Start Homeschooling if you are a Newbie
>Chapter 2 - 101 Reasons to Homeschool High School
>Chapter 3 - Researching and Getting Started
  Chapter 4 - Planning High School and Making a 4 Year Plan
>Chapter 5 - Choosing Your High School Curriculum
>Chapter 6 - Three Ways to High School Credit
>Chapter 7 - Making Your Teen's Transcripts
>Chapter 8 - 100 High School Electives
>Chapter 9 - Making Homemade Courses
>Chapter 10 - Writing a Winning College Essay
>Chapter 11 - Course Descriptions and Reference Letters
>Chapter 12 - The Common Application - Your GUIDE
>Chapter 13 - Preparing Your Teen for College Writing
>Chapter 14 - Dealing with College Testing SAT/ACT
>Chapter 15 - Top Sources for College Scholarships
>Chapter 16 - Dealing with “Those Questions” from Others
>Chapter 17 - Don’t Forget the FUN!

>There are 12 downloadable high school homeschool planning printables plus a transcript form for you to just fill in.

The kind of transcript form that the colleges are used to seeing.


For more info: 


- 2nd Edition




Thanks for stopping by BJ's Homeschool,
Betsy

Betsy is mom to her now college grad, whom she homeschooled through high school.  She blogs at BJ's Homeschool, about the early yearshighschool
collegegifted/2e and wrote -Homeschooling High School with College in Mind, 2nd Edition,   She offers homeschool help through messages at BJ's Consulting and has had some of her articles picked up by the Huffington Post.


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Frugal Elementary Science Activities - PreK - Elementary



Frugal or free ideas for early and elementary homeschool science activities and easy to do unit studies.  Hands-on and FUN! #homeschoolscienceactivities #elementaryscience #homeschoolelementary


What is science really in the elementary years?

For us we did not involve an expensive set curriculum.  Not at all.

How to Plan to Homeschool High School - 4 Easy Steps -




Summary:  Planning to homeschool high school is not that hard!  High school homeschool graduation requirements, what are homeschool core studies, how homeschool high school electives add in so much, where to search for your homeschool high school curriculum and how to make a high school homeschool 4 year plan.

When my daughter was in middle school we started thinking about homeschooling the teens years.

Thriving in the Early Years with your Sensory Kid - -




Do you have a young child who is a sensory seeker?  Or who is VERY active?

My little one was always tumbling all over the couch, doing hand stands every chance that she could, and even preferring to be upside down more often than upright.  ALL the time.

How could we keep our home from becoming upside down, too?

For down to earth tips for dealing with your sensory child, just click here, as this post has moved to this new link below....




Over the years, we found many ways to help our sensory seeking child, and I share those ideas in my post above.  I hope they are a help to you and your precious little one.




Thanks for stopping by BJ's Homeschool,

Betsy


Betsy is mom to her now college grad, whom she homeschooled through high school.  She blogs at BJ's Homeschool, about the early yearshigh schoolcollegegifted/2e.  She offers free homeschool help through messages at BJ's Consulting and has had her articles picked up by the Huffington Post.

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Our Favorite Choices for Homeschool Math Curriculum - Preschool through High School ----



Summary:  Our choices for preschool homeschool math curriculum, elementary homeschool math, curriculum, middle school homeschool math curriculum, high school homeschool math curriculum and how we added in living math all along the way. Homeschool math curriculum reviews are included.  #homeschoolmath #homeschoolcurriculummath #homeschoolpreschool #homeschoolkindergarten #homeschoolhighschool


Are you kids struggling with their chosen math curriculum?  Are you looking for another way to go that might fit their learning style better?

We switched out our math curriculum more than once in our homeschool, once in elementary, and then again in high school.

Sometimes our original choice in homeschool math curriculum just didn't make the grade, so to speak.  So we took the leap and searched around for other options again, and each time we found a math curriculum that worked better than the original one. 

Yes, it was hard to let go of our initial homeschool curriculum choice, and it did impact our budget.  But each time it made for a happy math student in our house.  And success in her math studies.

Today, I'd like to share our favorites for homeschool math curriculum for preschool math play, elementary homeschool math, middle school math and also high school homeschool curriculum math options.

Click here for my whole article on:


--------------- BJ's Choices for Homeschool Math ------------------
Preschool to High School


....to reach more information about all of our favorites for math.  I hope that it is a help in your homeschool and for the young mathematicians in your house. 

too.

Thanks for stopping by BJ's Homeschool,


Betsy


Betsy is mom to her now college grad, whom she homeschooled through high school.  She blogs at BJ's Homeschool, about the early yearshigh schoolcollege2e and wrote - Homeschooling High School with College in Mind.   She offers free homeschool help through messages at BJ's Consulting,  and has had her articles picked up by the Huffington Post.

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Meeting the Sensory Needs of Your Child - Sensory Processing Disorder




Summary:  Ways to meet the sensory needs of children who have sensory processing disorder. Tips for everyday issues and frustrations such as dealing with clothing and setting up a routine.


Our daughter has been a blessing to us, ever since we flew to China to adopt her as an infant.  

At the same time, having a child or one with Sensory Processing Disorder has been a challenge. 

Teaching Homeschool Science - Hands-On - for Elementary and Middle School Kids



 Teaching science using hands-on approaches, science kits, science experiments,Magic School Bus science kits, ,elementary hands-on science, educational gifts, science kits for homeschoolers, preschoolers, kindergarten, and elementary aged children. This post has affiliate links to products that we love and would use in our homeschool.  Please see my disclosure policy.


Are you looking for a fun way to teach science to your kids?   Do you have a young one who learns best through hands-on approaches, like mine?

Blessed by our Twice Exceptional Homeschooled Kid



We knew our daughter was gifted when we adopted her in China, as an infant.  She was just so aware of everything around her, especially on the long bus trip from her orphanage to the government offices there.  But that is another story.  Link to that story is here.

Our Adventure in Annual Homeschool Testing - -




Summary:  How to test your homeschooled child or teen at home.  Annual achievement testing is not hard to do and here are some great homeschool testing resources to help make it easy to do.


Are you thinking of testing your child at home this year?  In our state of Washington, annual testing is required starting at 8 years of age.

This article has moved.  Please click on the link below to read how we dealt with the annual homeschool testing requirement, when we first started out.  The link is here:




Thanks for stopping by BJ's Homeschool,

Betsy



Betsy is a homeschool blogger, former O.T, preschool teacher and published author of children's stories.  She is mom to her 2e college grad whom she homeschooled through high school.  She blogs at BJ's Homeschool about the early yearshigh schoolcollegeand is the author of "Homeschooling High School with College in Mind".  She offers homeschool help through messages at BJ's Consulting.


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Homeschooling in Washington State and Where to Find Support - -





This post has moved.  To reach all of my tips and resources on homeschooling in Washington state, please just click the link below:


More high school posts are on Pinterest here: Homeschooling High School Pinterest Board.


This post is linked to the blog hop at Homeschooling State by State, where there are many resources from all around the US.   And I work with families from all over, too.

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Do you want a step by step guide to college, plus my exclusive guide to the Common Application for homeschoolers?  It is the top feature in my new book!

I have gathered together all my best tips for high school and college and put it into my new book, Homeschooling High School with College in Mind, 2nd Edition

It gives you everything that you need to plan your high school homeschool for your college bound teen.  Plus how to help them get into the college of their choice.

Amazon for only $11.99
Paperback is on Amazon for only $11.99
This book is an easy-to-read guide to college for homeschoolers, recently updated with 7 NEW chapters, including:

- My own homeschoolers guide to the Common Application
- How to write the Counselor Recommendation Letter
- Where to find college scholarships
- SAT/ACT Prep
- How to make your own homemade courses
 Included are also 12 homeschool high school planning printables to make your record-keeping easier.

10 easy to do steps to homeschool high school with college in mind. And it really is NOT that hard!!  

This book does not tell you how to homeschool high school.  Instead it gives you guidance for doing it your way!  

Keep your nurturing homeschool style and showcase their accomplishments to the colleges!

Recommended by: 
Lessa Scherrer, Certified College Counselor
                               from College Inside Track

"Betsy has a wealth of understanding and knowledge to share with the parents of college bound homeschoolers.  She provides support, encouragement and step-by-step advice on all aspects of the homeschool high school and college application process. This book is a must-read for parents considering homeschooling high school and for parents in the thick of the application process."

And help for record keeping!  With my exclusive high school and college planning printables.



The high school and college planning forms include:

College Entrance Requirements Form
Overall High School Plan
Curriculum Planning Sheet
High School Credit Record Form
Transcript Form
Activities and Awards Form
Homemade Course Form
Writing the College Essay Form
Course Descriptions Record Keeping Form
Reference Letter Request Form
PE Record Form

For more information, click here - Frugal College Prep for Homeschoolers or to buy it here - my book on Amazon for only $11.99.  

And don't worry about forgetting things!


Thanks for stopping by BJ's Homeschool,
Betsy


Betsy is mom to her now college grad, whom she homeschooled through high school.  She blogs at BJ's Homeschool, about the early yearshighschool
collegegifted/2e and wrote -Homeschooling High School with College in Mind, 2nd Edition,   She offers homeschool help through messages at BJ's Consulting and has had some of her articles picked up by the Huffington Post.

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