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Episode Info: Easy DIY 5-Year Homeschool High School Flexible Plan In “Easy DIY 5-Year Homeschool High School Flexible Plan” episode #114, Meredith Curtis shares easy ways to plan ahead and take advantage of educational opportunities for your teens to get every high school credit possible and make sure the core classes are completed by graduation. Meredith explains that education is a gift and helps you define what gift you want to give your teen, when you should start planning, and how to make and keep the plan flexible. Breathe easier through the high school years with a plan that is purposeful, proactive, and easy to tweak.     Powerline Productions, Inc. Bringing Homeschool Joy to Families Everywhere!           Show Notes You can homeschool high school! Really! You can do it! I decided to make a 5-year plan instead of a 4-year plan for high school from 8th-12th grade. some courses you can use on their transcripts from 8th grade so I thought it would be good to include that in our plan gives us more time and flexibility to get everything done we want to accomplish What Do You Want to Give Your Children? Education is a gift. Gift of a Christ-centered, well-rounded education that will bear good fruit in their lives for years to come. Think of things you want to teach your teen in high school that will bless them in years to come. Make a list of your dreams for your son or daughter. What gift of education do you want to give them? My list for each child includes things that are the same and things that are unique for each child. Read Communist Manifesto in high school so that they can understand the socialist agenda in American universities and colleges Study worldviews so that they can recognize the different worldviews that are predominate in our culture Memorize God’s Word, applying it to all of lifeRead classic books that have changed the world Use Bible study tools Make and live on a budget Understand physics, chemistry, and oceanography Grow in their gifting of: ​  (fill in the blank) Don’t just shove a bunch of classes at them. Choose courses that will benefit them for life and lay a solid educational foundation if they will be going on to college. What Does Your Teen Want to Learn? Now it’s your teen’s turn. What do they want to learn in high school? Some of them may have a career goal in mind. Others may have a dream of playing sports at a particular college. When Should You Start Planning? Summer before 7th or 8th grade Build confidence by: Reading a few books on homeschooling the high school student Talk to other moms who have (or are!) successfully homeschooling teenagers. Other homeschooling moms can lead you by the hand and help you through the questions and decisions. Make It Flexible I sit down and make a five-year flexible plan for each child. This way you can take advantage of opportunities as they arise. Realize that your plan will change over the years, but it is good to have a rough idea of what you want to ...
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