HSHSP and 7Sisters are delighted to partner with
The Ultimate Homeschool Radio Network to bring you a weekly podcast
The Homeschool High School Podcast
with hosts Vicki Tillman, Sabrina Justison and Kym Smythe.
9:00 a.m. EST each Tuesday
Our friend, Kristin Moon, loves science and so do her teens. She shares ideas on how to make science actually interesting for your teens!
Penny shares tips and encouragement based on her experience and training as a homeschooling mom of a teen with autism.
Need to catch up or work ahead? Summer is a good time to gently do some homeschooling extras. Here’s how.
Anita shares the ways God has chosen you to be the parent of your teens and will equip you to homeschool high school with them.
Some teens find History to be boring. Here are realistic ways how to get teens interested in this necessary course.
Mo Spell shares her inspiring story of helping her strong-willed, creative son build his confidence and launch into a successful adulthood as entrepreneur.
If you can laugh about it, you can love it…even during challenging times. Vicki, Sabrina and Kym share laughter about the goofy and challenging times of homeschooling high school.
Teens are in the midst of a lot of change: physically, socially and emotionally. This sometimes comes out as headbutting over academics. Here are some tips to help.
You might be surprised how many unusual ways there are to get teens engaged in thinking about their future. Here are some inspiring and useful activities to get teens interested in Career Exploration.
Anita shares the balance of rest and finding educational opportunities during the “down time”. After all, all of life is education!
Stacey and Vicki chat about the ways our relationship with our beloved kids changes as they graduate and grow up.
Melanie Wilson of the Homeschool Sanity podcast, shares gracious wisdom about handling teens and their digital world.
There’s not ONE right way to homeschool high school. Learn about the creative ways to unschool high school with our friend, Julie!
Every teens is different. Shy teens have their own communication rhythms. Here are some tips for talking with them and motivating them.
Sabrina, Vicki and Kym share ways to help teens understand how to manage their expectations about life, time and academics. (Helps us moms, too!)
Celebrate with us! We are so excited to have shared 300 episodes with you! In this fun episode, Sabrina, Vick and Kym share a Q&A of questions from our 7th Sisters about 7Sisters!
We chat with Ticia about ways to use books with their movies as curriculum for homeschool high school.
Dating can be a difficult topic in the homeschool community. Dr. Melanie Wilson shares some gracious perspectives on dating and relationships with homeschool teens.
Bullying is a problem throughout American culture. Here’s how to help teens deal with it when it arises.
This episode explains how to earn various levels of academic rigor in core courses so that teens build the transcript they need.
As you know, there’s not ONE right way to handle transcripts. However, here are some tips we found that work!
Some people are so difficult! Here are some tips for you and your teens for handling those challenging relatives or visitors.
Our podcast colleague from Finish Well Podcast, Meredith Curtis, joins us to talk about finding strength and encouragement during tough times.
Encouraging and practical tips for homeschooling strong-willed teens while loving it (and loving them).
Sue is a mother of multiple kids. Five of them have already graduated homeschooling high school. In this lively interview, we talk about noticing each teens unique interests and gifts. Then ways to develop those special qualities.
What is Virtual Home Learning? Learn about a unique kind of digital education program with Master Students!
Teens feel best when they are invested in their education. Here are some tips from an experienced homeschool mom (and the host of the Homeschooling with Technology podcast.
Teens need their transcripts to accurately reflect their hard work. Here are 10 tips to help!
Must-knows for homeschool grads heading to college.
Sabrina gives advice to her younger self that will help her feel more peace and confidence in homeschooling high school.
How to set your mind for peace and success. We are not offering platitudes (or platypuses), just real-life encouraging how-tos.
Second generation homeschooler, Katie Waalkes of Life in the Mundane, shares encouragement for homeschooling high school success, based on what she learned from her folks.
We get so many questions about grading writing and how to know how much writing teens should do. Here we have some helpful guidelines for homeschooling parents.
Another second generation homeschooler! Amy Sloan shares what is working for her homeschooling family to keep teens involved with some of the family learning.
We talk with a military recruiter (who loves to have homeschoolers join the services, btw). He shares tips for preparing for the military recruitment process.
Sabrina shares practical and fun tips for teaching Shakespeare to your homeschool teens at co-op.
Our friend, Latonya, talks about the importance of taking breaks- in all kinds of ways. Too good to miss!
Other than it’s one of Vicki’s favorite courses…Human Development is a life-prep course that carries a lot of benefits.
How to do a drama camp with your local homeschool group. Loads of ideas from Sabrina.
Is your teen earning a Psychology credit this year? Are you teaching Psychology in co-op? Here are some activities to liven things up!
How to keep your homeschool high schoolers healthy and self-aware. Also tips for times that glitch.
All teens are leaders in something, somewhere. Some love it, some don’t. Either way, all need skills so that they feel comfortable leading when they must. Join Sabrina, Vicki and Kym for tips.
Emphasizing Relationships with Your Teens, Interview with Connie Albers. Join Sabrina, Vicki and author/homeschool mom and influencer for an inspiring discussion about parenting teens with relationships over rules. Help your teens find and fulfill God’s plans.
Good manners and the fruit of the Spirit don’t go out of style, even if the world is exalting meanness and mocking. Here are tips for helping your teens to be the people God created them to be.
Sabrina and Vicki talk about mom-shaming: how to avoid falling into it and how to stay away from it. We want to love and encourage like Christ! Join us for hope and encouragement.
Tatiana has to be organized because she has been homeschooling six kids! Here are some gracious things that have worked for her and her family. Join Vicki and Tatiana for ideas and encouragement.
Can you homeschool lots of kids? Yes, you can! Here are tips from our friend Tiffany Jefferson, a mom of 10 homeschoolers, who has graduated three homeschoolers and has a high schoolers, middle schoolers, elementary schoolers, toddler and a baby.
Join Vicki and our friend, Anne, again! We are talking about keeping up with paperwork. Ann shares realistic and merciful tips that will help you feel SOOO encouraged!
Popular homeschool guide, Ann, joins Vicki to share about community for moms homeschooling high school.
Homeschool moms need encouragement and support, especially during their teens’ high school years. Join Vicki and Jamie Erickson for some tips on how to receive mentoring and be a mentor.
Join Vicki and homeschool graduate and podcaster, Noah Tetzner, with tips on how teens can start a podcast and other advice for success as a homeschool high schooler.
Tips for career exploration success for teens who aren’t college-bound.
This popular homeschool teacher share tips for fun high school writing project. Inspire your teens with an amazing 5 week, 5 page paper. A favorite of our local teens!
Join Vicki and Leah as they discuss good educational apps for homeschool high schoolers and the what and why of social media audits.
How to find balance between being a helicopter mom and a let-them-go mom. Join Vicki and our friend, Susan Landry of The Sparrow’s Home on the joys of mentoring homeschool high schoolers!
Our friend, Merve of Homeschooling with Technology podcast, joins us to talk about practical life-skills kinds of technology that all homeschool high schoolers need for success in life after graduation.
Combine Career Exploration and academics and help your teens earn useful credits. Language Arts and Career Exploration can fit well together. Join Vicki for this practical discussion.
Join Vicki and homeschool mom and career coach, Jamie Beck for an informative discussion on Career Exploration and how to help teens make realistic choices.
Guidelines for parents for keeping teens safe and ideas for providing teens with great educational resources. Join Vicki and our friend, Leah Nieman for important information!
Homeschooling and family business go well together. Join Vicki and Kym for this encouraging interview on becoming a mompreneur, with Cheryl Pitt of 2 to 1 Conference. We are so excited that on this episode we have the opportunity to interview our good friend, Cheryl Pitt! Cheryl is a true mom entrepreneur: a Mompreneur!
Homeschool high schoolers sometimes getting bored with their studies? Vicki is joined Susan Evans reminds us that teens don’t outgrow the need for experiential learning.
How to create career exploration credits in Psychology for homeschool high schoolers who want to explore whether it would be a good career choice.
Homeschool high schoolers can be inspired and build a terrific transcript American History elective credit when they study the First Ladies. Join Vicki and nationally-recognized expert in American First Ladies, Dr. Jill Hummer, for this fascinating discussion.
Be prepared for what comes after graduation! Join Vicki, 7Sister Marilyn and our friend, Barb, to explain Career Pathways for building a great transcript and great life preparation experiences.
Homeschooling high school can be the PERFECT choice for teens with special needs. The individualized program that you can develop can help set them up for success. Join Vicki and our buddy, Peggy Ployhar, of SPED Homeschooling for help and encouragement.
Build your confidence with these tips for planning homeschool high school. Join Sabrina and Vicki for practical tips for building a successful academic year.
Join Vicki and our friend, Lisa Nehring of Skills 101 podcast, as they share practical ways parents can help their teens learn soft skills that are necessary in this digital age.
Our friend, Stacey Lane, joins Vicki and Kym for a rollicking discussion about what happens when you hit the BIG transition: the last kid graduates!
There’s no such thing as a Pinterest-perfect life. There’s no such thing as a Pinterest-perfect mom. Not even a homeschool mom, as much as we would like to try! Everyone of us (even your 7Sisters- who are just like you, only older) have had periods of discouragement. Join Kym and Vicki as they get real about when life gets real and they get real discouraged. AND what they do about it.
We love hearing about homeschool high schoolers and how they prepare for the next part of life. Join Vicki and Lauren Patrick for an encouraging story about homeschooling in England and Texas, about developing a competitive transcript and applying to a competitive college.
Give teens the edge and confidence they need for their first job interviews with these important skills. Join Vicki for this detailed, how-to discussion.
Our friend, Kendra, is the only person we know who can talk about legalism with such grace! Kendra shares ways to think about our teens and the power of the Gospel to guide them, rather than shifting our hopes to legalism. You will LOVE this episode, it is so full of encouragement!
So many people use Literature Study Guides, but why? How do you use them to make literature lessons more understandable without overwhelming your teen and killing the book? Sabrina and Vicki answer these pressing questions and more!
There are so many different ways to homeschool high school. Vicki gives a brief overview on the major homeschool philosophies so that you can understand and choose curriculum and assignments in the best way for your unique teen.
There’s not ONE right way to homeschool! One way to homeschool high school is lifeschooling. What is lifeschooling? Join Vicki and Danielle Papageorgiou (Life as Lifeschoolers Podcast) for an enlightening discussion about how lifeschooling works for her family.
Homeschool graduate, Dr. Micah Tillman, joins his mom for a fun discussion about the importance of teaching philosophy in a fun and meaningful way so that teens can learn to *think clearly so that they can live well*.
Human Development is a life skills course that teaches the ways people grow and change from womb to old age. Vicki, Kym and Sabrina have taught Human Development in co-op classes for years. Here are some delightful ideas they have used.
Most teens are average, but all teens are gifted by God for something that will bless his kingdom. Join Sabrina and Vicki for a lively discussion about *just average* homeschool teens.
Teens sometimes are stressed, overwhelmed and shut down by perfectionistic tendencies. Join Vicki for a discussion about 2 types of perfectionists and how to help each of them.
How can you choose a best-fit curriculum for each of your teens? There are so many great homeschool publishers these days! 7Sisters curriculum is a great choice for many reasons. It is vetted by homeschool high schoolers, for one. Join Sabrina, Vicki and Kym for lots of reasons to consider etextbooks from us!
Join Vicki and our buddy, Misty Bailey, for a you-can-do-it discussion on why and how you can have confidence to homeschool high school!
Vicki and Paul discuss coding for teens and ways to develop those skills into an employable portfolio that doesn’t require a college degree! Join us!
Teens need to be empowered with the soft/social skills that will help them avoid cliques and create an environment where everyone is welcome. Join Kym and Vicki for a powerful how-to discussion.
Help homeschool high schoolers explore their interests and passions for a great education. Join Vicki and Cindy West for an inspirational and informative how-to discussion.
Movies can be a enjoyable, entertaining and important part of your homeschool high schoolers’ Language Arts credits. Join Sabrina and Vicki for a lively discussion of the part cinema can play in education.
Intimidated by writing research papers? Join Vicki and our friend, Kat Patrick as they share tips for helping homeschool high schoolers develop skills for research paper writing.
Homeschool high schoolers need to be prepared for adulting their finances. They have so many more things to consider than many of us did when we were teens. Give them solid life-preparation skills for financial management. Join Sabrina, Vicki, Kym and Eagle, the Seeing Eye Puppy for a helpful discussion.
Ever feel overwhelmed, confused or just unsure about how to handle the next steps in your family’s homeschooling adventures? That’s what homeschool coaching is about. Join Vicki and her friend, Vicki Bentley (from HSLDA) for a discussion of homeschool coaching (and the history of homeschooling).
Plan for success in dealing with challenging friends and family members at Christmas get-togethers. Join Sabrina, Vicki, Kym and Eagle, the Seeing Eye Puppy for a comfortable discussion about handling uncomfortable situations.
Homeschool high schoolers can do some amazing things; and they don’t need to wait until they graduate. Join us for a delightful interview with Noah Tetzner, of the popular History of Vikings Podcast!
Join Sabrina, Kym, and Kym’s daugher, Kendall, for a homeschool graduate’s perspective on what makes for a successful college experience. Homeschool high school graduate do great with Kendalls tips!
Vicki is a mental health counselor, besides being a 7Sister and HSHSP podcaster. She discusses depression in homeschool high schoolers, what it looks like and what to do about it.
Join Sabrina, Kym and Marilyn for a fun and very helpful discussion of an organization that has many different names: umbrella school, hybrid school, university-model school, charter school.
All teens and moms will experience stress and anxiety at some point. Join Vicki with fellow counselor, Marianna Chambers (Peaceful Mom Talk Podcast) for practical tips on helping teens manage their stress and anxiety.
Helicopter moms, snowplow moms…heavy equipment moms. Are you one? Do you know one? Do your *friend* a favor and tell them about this fun but helpful episode.
You get a better recommendation letter if you follow simple politeness guidelines. Vicki has written hundreds of recommendation letters, so she is sharing tips for getting best results.
Join Sabrina, Vicki and Kym for a fun (and useful) bunch of ideas for when you’re stuck with a bad-fit curriculum! Don’t despair! There is hope!
Join Kym for an interview with her youngest daughter, Carly. Carly is a homeschool graduate and college athlete so she has lots of tips for success in college.
Feeling the crunch of big deadlines? Having too much stress? Join Sabrina, Vicki and Kym for some silly fun and meaningful tips.
Don’t loose the richness of homeschooling just because your kids are teens! Join Sabrina and Kym for how and where to get your teens involved in experiential learning.
Can a Christian be both a scientist and creationist? We think so! Join us for a fascienating interview with a homeschool mom and her homeschool graduate daughter, both are PhD scientists and creationists.
Plan early in the fall for a great holiday season. That is, homeschool planning and meaningful holiday activities. Here’s how with Sabrina and Kym.
There are so many kinds of families who homeschool. It is good to hear about our diverse experiences. Join Vick and our friend, Latonya Moore, for a candid and encouraging discussion of her homeschooling family.
If you have grandparents nearby or not, you’ll finds tips and encouragement in this interview with Dr. Gerald and Betty Culley (parents of 7Sisters Sabrina and Allison).
Homeschool co-ops are the best! Lunchtime at co-op can be the best…or the worst. Here are tips from Sabrina and Vicki on how to make homeschool lunchtime great again!
Can a homeschooler become a public school teacher? What led her to that career of service? What can she share with us about homeschooling high school? Join this encouraging interview with Sabrina and her daughter, Bekah.
How do you handle scheduling for homeschool high school? There are lots of academics and real life! Join Sabrina and Vicki for encouragement and helpful tips.
Dr. Sarah Varnell is a University of California vet school graduate and works as anequine vet in Cincinnati. How did she do it? Join Vicki and Sarah for this informative interview.
Junior year is a pivotal year for teens, whether they are college bound or career bound, they need to invest well in their 11th grade year. Join Sabrina, Vick and Kym for a fun explanation why.
While there’s not ONE right way to create a transcript, here are some tips for making your transcript fit your teens’ needs and goals.
Join Vicki and Latonya Moore as they discuss homeschooling middle school and goals for high school.!
Ever get tired of the question? It will never go away but you can have some intelligent answers. Join Sabrina, Vicki and Kym for a fun discussion and tips.
Now that you learned about Levels in Ep 116, here are some specific examples on how to apply Leveling to 7Sisters curriculum. Join Sabrina, Vicki and Kym for a fun discussion.
Want to know the secrets of a college-attractive transcript? Then you need to know about *levels*. Levels show how much academic rigor a student has experienced in each core course. Join Sabrina, Vicki and Kym for a simple explanation of how it works.
Language Arts is a time-consuming and important credit for homeschool highschoolers. Join Sabrina and Kym for a helpful discussion on how to plan well so that the things your teens need are covered.
How can a homeschool mom teach something she doesn’t know? There are lots of ways! Sabrina and Kym will share them with you.
Join Vicki for 10 practical tips to help teens with their job hunting. The job search process is scary to some teens, having never been on that adventure before. Give them a hand-up with these simple tips.
We work hard to plan well, that’s good! Then it is difficult when unexpected interrruptions and changes happen. Sabrina and Kym give some helpful tips on recalibrating.
It can be scary raising a teen in this day and age. One of the tasks for a healthy teen is to learn to be an influencer rather than simply being influenced, to help build surroundings rather than just be surrounded. This requires parents to be pray-ers who offer their fear to God and help empower teens for this phase of life. Join Sabrina, Kym and a very vocal Quella, the Seeing Eye puppy for an encouraging discussion.
There’s not ONE right way to be a homeschool senior. That’s why it is so fun to hear from different soon-to-be graduates about their experiences and plans. Join Sabrina and Kym for an encouraging interview with soon-to-be grad, Gabriella Eltringham.
Homeschool co-ops can be marvelous or maddening. The difference often lands in the planning process. Here are tips for creating a homeschool co-op your teens (and you) will enjoy.
Join Vicki for an interview with her friend, Angela, whose sons chose careers that did not require college. Both young men are experiencing successful careers and lifestyles. Here are some of her tips.
Join Sabrina and Kym for a delightful interview with Jake Johnson, homeschool senior who is headed for college at Harvard, and his mother. They explain the journey of earning a spot on the Harvard Swim Team and give tips for parents of serious homeschool athletes.
Community college is a great choice for many homeschool highschool graduates these days. They save money, gain resume and networking skills, have more time to fine tune their goals…and more! Join Vicki for an interview with her youngest son, Seth, who graduated from community college and is now studying at a state university.
Homeschool moms become resource managers for their high schoolers. This is good! It helps them develop independence. One resource includes the many options in the digital world. How many have you tried with your homeschool high schoolers?
Join us and our friend, Kat Patrick (a Shakespeare expert) for tips on teaching Shakespeare in a meaningful and engaging way to your teens- even if you have NO Shakespeare background!
Every teen needs Science credits on the homeschool transcript, but not every teen needs high-powered credits. If your teen is not headed for college, or plans to attend a community college, you may be able to ease off some of the high-powered curriculum. Here are some tips.
Got a teen interested in a military career? How do you help him/her prepare? Join Vicki and her homeschool mom-friend and colleague, Gretchen Mahoney, for tips and her story.
Episode 94: Choosing College Degrees, Interview with Dr. Renae DuncanShould your teen work toward an: AA, BA, BS, BN, BFA, or what? Join us for an interview with Dr. Renae Duncan, Associate Provost of Undergraduate Studies at Murray State University. She is an expert in helping teens find the right fit for their college choice!
Sabrina’s 16th annual homeschool drama camp is underway. Kym and Vicki set up Yeti, the microphone and pay a visit. We interview staff and students and tell WHY you need some drama on the homeschool transcript (the GOOD kind).
Every high schooler must complete the core courses for graduation: Language Arts, Maths, Social Studies, Sciences, World Languages. To some extent, all transcripts look the same in those areas. So how do you help your homeschool high schooler earn a STAND-OUT transcript? By knowing the secret: Electives and extracurriculars give homeschool transcripts sparkle! They show who your teens truly are, they highlight strengths and interests. Join Sabrina, Vicki and 7Sisters Kym as they share ways to sparkle up your homeschool transcripts with electives and extracurriculars.
In episode 1 of the Homeschool Highschool Podcast, Sabrina & Vicki of 7sisterhomeschool.com help connect you with homeschool high school success. Let them be your big sisters as they share why homeschooling high school years are the best years yet! AND how the 7Sisters at 7SistersHomeschool.com can help those great years happen!