I recently published the following post on my commerce blog about preparing for College, and starting the process early. Please click through to read.
High School planning should begin about the 7th or 8th grade. As requirements for graduation are varied for each state, and college admissions are as varied as the colleges themselves, research and planning should begin early.
When your student is in the 7th or 8th grade, you will want to make decisions regarding whether your student will be going to Dual Credit classes, what classes you want to complete before graduation, and look at the pre-requisites and requirements for accomplishing your High School goals.
For the texashach4 family, I knew I wanted my oldest Logic Smart child to complete his Physics studies with a particular co-op teacher. In order to do that, we made some decisions for his 8th and 9th grade year, so that he would be ready for dual credit his Junior year, and completed his Physics with Ms. Patti. It was a bit grueling, but we completed our goals.
Secondly, although I had a copy of Kathleen Duncan’s Homeschool for High School (Seminar Notebook), and Jean Burk’s High School Prep Genius, I really liked the format and Biblical application of Glenda Durano’s Christian’s Guide to College Admissions. It’s an excellent tool.
- Shop Local! – As a bookstore manager myself, I highly recommend shopping your local homeschool resource store. They work really hard to be there for their homeschool families year round! They can help you find the best curriculum for each of your children. If you have trouble finding one in your area, let me know!
- Shop the publishers directly! These publishers put much energy into creating great homeschool resources, so I recommend shopping their web-sites:
- For the out-of-print, and hard to find pieces, I’m including Amazon pictures and links. By clicking links into Amazon Marketplace, I do earn a small commission based on your purchase. It doesn’t change the listed price, it just supports my glorious book addiction.
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