Homeschooling high school has really hit the fan at our house. We now have two of our six children in high school, and the reality that this is a big deal is really hitting me! I have to admit that to begin with I pretty much just stayed “inside the box.” For the first few years that I home schooled high school we just did our thing. I didn’t worry too much about college, my daughter hadn’t really expressed an interest in what she wanted to do with her life… but now… she has some idea and the fact that college is so expensive has definitely awakened a sleeping giant at our house!
I recently became part of a website that focuses primarily on homeschooling high school. Through this site I found information that really changed how I looked at homeschooling through high school. The site is Homeschool College USA. This site showed me how to get your high schoolers college credit while still attending high school by simply using the CLEP, AP, DSST tests. Amazing!
What we have done now at our house, is to set up our course schedules to match several of these CLEP and AP tests. We will go through our studies as we normally do, but as we finish each course our finals will be taken as the CLEP or AP tests. I have reviewed the suggested course of study that my daughter will need to follow for the degree that she has in mind, and I have aligned her studies with those requirements. Hopefully, as she finishes high school she will have at least half of her college credits completed.
We’ve also begun to rely heavily on LetsHomeschoolHighSchool.com which has an amazing assortment of homeschool resources. Our favorites being the homeschool report card template, high school diploma templates, and high school transcript forms. I am so excited about this new discovery… how do you handle homeschooling high school?