Monday, January 4, 2010

Homeschooling Highschoolers

I have always been kind of backwards from most homeschoolers because I never really wanted to homeschool them in elementary school. However after 6 years teaching in public schools I always knew that I wanted to homeschool them through high school! High School is nasty even at its best - but then again so are teenagers.

So, always being the girl scout, and having all the information I can -I was excited to do the Knowledge Quest Homeschool Course for Mama Buzz. I had heard about the program previously through a friend who took the course and really got a lot out of it. The author also wrote a really great course called the Homeschooling ABC's.

I understand the fears! There are so many things to consider when teaching your kids through high school - transcripts, graduation requirements, college acceptance -it is easy to be overwhelmed. So many people give up and put their kids into public schools right when they benefit the most from homeschooling! This program will give you such a comprehensive guide, so much information and guidance that it will calm your fears.

The program works like this, when you sign up for the program, you will get 13 lessons sent to your email once a week. Each week you'll have some assignments to complete on your own, too, but nothing too difficult - the program is not wordy or time consuming at all! The lessons are extremely well written with a lot of detail, free downloads, links and samples to make everything clear. The author, Terri Johnson fills that gap in your homeschool as your own little high school counselor, giving you all the advice you will need about scholarships, financial aid, taking college entrance tests. This program will give you such peace of mind! I particularly liked the chapter on outsourcing difficult subjects! I am at a point where I am looking into this for my next year 7th grader's math. This chapter contains lots of valuable links and hints.

Okay, one more great thing - there is also a chapter about preparing your kids for handling money - excellent chapter with some great ideas!
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Product/Book Name: Knowledge Quest: Upper Level Homeschool Course
Price: $45.00
Put out by: Terri Johnson
Bramley BooksTM, a division of Knowledge Quest, Inc.
Links: http://www.upperlevelhomeschool.com/

If you need information about high school homeschooling, this is really the way to go, well worth the expense, too. Most books on the subject are boring and kind of overwhelming. By breaking it into lessons as this program has done, providing so much additional material, it makes it so much more understandable and simple. If you go to the link above, you can take a 5 lesson mini course and find out more information.
This copy was provided to me free of charge for a tour via MamaBuzz. Special thanks to Terri for this opportunity to review such a great product!

1 comment:

M and M said...

I love your pic at the top of your blog....:)