Homeschool high school planning: How do you know if you’re doing the right thing?
Homeschool High School Planning
The 4 short years of homeschool high school requires great planning if we are to mold our kids to be prepared for independence and God’s calling. They need to be ready to face adulthood educationally, spiritually, emotionally, physically, socially.
Here are some guidelines for homeschool high school planning:
1) Capture your vision!
You don’t really want to spend 4 years blindly following a format in your teens but not know what God has in mind for YOUR teen! Take some prayer time, read our post on 3 Ways Homeschool High School Vision Can Save the Transcript.
Answer this question: What kind of young adulthood has God called your homeschooler to?
Now download our quick guide on writing a mission statement. It will guide you through capturing your vision for your homeschool high school years and making it practical as a mission statement. It is a 14 page guide that takes you step-by-step through the process of personal mission statement writing. Plan on spending an afternoon on this step. More if needed.
Your vision is set! Your mission for the 4 high school years is solid! Now it is time to begin setting your Long-Term Goals.
2) Set Long-Term Goals (LTGs)
Write description or “wish list” describing what your are dreaming about for your homeschool high schooler. Include educational preparation, spiritual maturity, health, social skills, etc.
This is your prayer guide AND the guide for your homeschool high school planning.
Make a rough-draft 4-year plan on each topic. (Remember that a homeschool mom may plan her kids’ path- but God will direct their steps- so don’t get in His way.)
More on the SPECIFICS of how to do this in Homeschool High School Planning: How to do it! Part 2 (link below)
Don’t get bogged down on details leave space to add that later. We know it takes time to know all the credits needed for the high school years.
2) Use the LTGs to to begin to Schedule Backwards by making some Short-Term Goals (STGs) for this upcoming year. Short-term goals will be the subjects, activities, and preparation for independence that you want to cover each year with your teen.
As you do you planning, you will want to create a college-attractive transcript by covering some courses that power-up your homeschool high schooler’s transcript and give it *sparkle*.
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Homeschool high school planning