Grading Without Tests

Have you ever wondered…. “What grade do you put on a transcript when you don’t use a test?” My son Kevin thought my homeschool grades were stupid. “Who’s going to believe the grades my Mom gives me?” he would say. Then he took classes at community college! The professors gave credit for class attendance, participation, discussion, and homework. If the… Read More

Why Homeschool Through High School?

The first and most obvious advantage is the time and opportunities available in which you can demonstrate and attempt to pass on your spiritual heritage, your morals, and your work ethic. Much has been written about these already. I’m going to write about other advantages, as well as provide practical suggestions to make homeschooling your teen easier. Students who home… Read More

Staying the Course: Homeschooling Through High School

Seventeen years ago my husband and I made the decision to homeschool our oldest child after he had attended public kindergarten and first grade. Our decision was based on the following reasons: we were no longer comfortable entrusting a large portion of his education and training to strangers; we wanted his daily presence in our home, not just on nights… Read More

God Was Homeschooling ME

Everyone does chemistry in high school, right? As we thought about it, prayed about it, and considered the future, we decided that we were not called to do chemistry. There were other science courses that were just as challenging but more appropriate for my children’s interests and abilities that also kept our scholarship plans on track. This was a radical… Read More

Following the Career Path Road, Oh My!

I don’t think I have met a homeschool family who takes the education of their children lightly.  I was no different.  As a new homeschool parent I read countless books on homeschooling.  I sought advice from other homeschooling parents, joined support groups, and scanned the Internet for information.  I researched curriculum, found activities, and filled my home with an abundance… Read More