I graduated my eldest daughter from our homeschool a few years ago.
Her homeschool high school years were exciting for us all, and unique since we lived in Germany at the time.
My two middle girls are entering their high school years.
I feel a little more comfortable for our second round.
We’re adding more multicultural and social justice books to our reading lists. I am much more relaxed.
More and more, I am watching them walk away from me.
What Homeschool High School Looks Like for Us the Second Time
We’re trying to max out their academic transcripts with 4 English, 4 Social Studies, 4 Math, and 4 Science.
My girls have already completed General science, Physical science, and Biology from Apologia.
We use Tapestry of Grace for humanities with a 4-year history cycle. Tapestry of Grace offers lovely descriptions for each thread to help with transcripts.
Electives are religion, art, cooking, sports, and foreign language.
My girls are 13 and 14 this year and we homeschool year-round so we don’t have to rush.
They expect to complete all my requirements around age 16, like their older sister did. They want to get part-time jobs, volunteer, explore hobbies, perhaps pursue dual college enrollment locally until beginning college full-time. And we don’t pressure about college.
9th grade curriculum
- Ancient world literature
- Ancient world history
- Ancient world geography, philosophy, government
- Ancient religion and Bible history
- Algebra I (Life of Fred, VideoText, OpenStax)
- Astronomy and Microbiology from OpenStax
- Middle Ages world literature
- Middle Ages world history
- Middle Ages world geography, philosophy, government
- Middle Ages world religion and Bible history
- History of language – King Alfred’s English
- Algebra II (Life of Fred, VideoText, OpenStax)
- Chemistry (either Apologia or OpenStax)
- Renaissance-Industrial Revolution world literature
- Renaissance-Industrial Revolution world history
- Renaissance-Industrial Revolution world and US geography, philosophy, government
- Renaissance-Industrial Revolution world religion and Bible history
- US History from OpenStax
- Geometry (Life of Fred, VideoText, OpenStax)
- Physics (either Apologia or OpenStax)
- Modern and Contemporary world literature
- Modern and Contemporary world history
- Modern and Contemporary world and US geography, philosophy, government
- Modern and Contemporary world religion and Bible history
- US History from OpenStax
- Trig/Calc from OpenStax
- Psychology and/or advanced science from OpenStax
High School Homeschool Resources:
- Graduating Homeschool High School
- Health Credit
- Transcripts and Credits
- Homeschool Planner Printables
- Civil Air Patrol as Elective
- Homeschool Electives
- How we do Art
- How we do History
- I Don’t Teach English
- How I Teach Religion
- How we do Math
- Foreign Language
- How we do Science
- Preparing for After High School
- 5 Best Life Skills Books for Teens
How do you homeschool high school?
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Rebecca Hastings says
What a great collection of resources! Especially for people new to homeschooling!
Jerralea Miller says
Sounds like great goals! Have a blessed wonderful year!
Michele Morin says
I homeschooled high school on a wing and a prayer. 😁 Your kids are blessed to have you as their teacher.
I was so nervous to begin homeschooling high school and now with my oldest in his junior year of high school I was actually bummed that my middle son wanted to go to high school. I was so looking forward to teaching him. I definitely relaxed my attitude the further we got into high school… much like when I first started homeschooling middle school.
I saw your link on the Thoughtful Thursdays Link Up. These look like great resources for homeschooling. Thanks for sharing!
There are so many more options for home schooling now with the Internet, at least for families that can afford to hardware and connection. – Margy