Considering Teaching a High Schooler ?!

The thought of teaching a high school aged teenager at home can be daunting if sprung upon you unawares.  If it has naturally occurred year by year as a committed (as in we are all a bit crazy who do this— crazy cool and crazy joyful and sometimes just crazy!) K-12 homeschooling family you have …

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Growing Alongside our Young Adults

Dear Friends, As I wrote to a friend this morning, the email touched on so many tender spots that many of us face but few of us share.   If you are not yet at this point in growing up, please do not be disheartened.  The journey has been full of warm fuzzies, incredible highs, …

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Dual Enrollment in South Carolina: Remain Calm and Home School On!

Maybe this wasn’t the case for you, but I always knew my eldest would start college early and from home. However, for the past year and a half I’ve struggled to find the right option for my student. Thinking it would ease my administrative burden and provide opportunities for dual enrollment, I enrolled him in …

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9th Grade Q and A (CC Related)

 Mom:  I have purchased the official  high school binder to keep all of M’s records organized. I have  your helpful list (from previous support email) printed and highlighted in the front. etc…  Last night I reread through all of the info concerning high school on the Faithful Scholars website. Thank you so much for being so …

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Curriculum is a Tool, Not a Goal

As we excitedly plan out our learning and lessons for next year it strikes me how the butterfly-joy welling up from within is based on the journey rather than thoughts of the completion of another year.  It feels like running into a dear friend who has been out of town for a while. In the …

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Harmony- She is Illusive

Finding harmony based upon routine is one of a homeschoolers core daily struggles.  Even for those of us who are determined to maintain a fluid day, there must be some order.  When do the children wake, what lessons are the big slimy toads and need swallowing first, who needs what nutrition at what time in …

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But…What do Colleges Prefer?

  by Ashley Brookshire, Regional Director of Admissions for the West Coast It’s a question I hear often – mostly from families at college fairs who are frantically trying to absorb every available nugget of information available to them in the tight time frame of the event: “But… what do colleges prefer?” “My daughter has …

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Have Your Standards Dropped?

As the year went along did your standards go along with it?  ….You may be a homeschooling mama if….. you are an idealist who cannot maintain her ideals because there are so many of them! The year begins, you have your curriculum set, your daily master plan laid out, and your energy reserves on high.  …

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High School Readiness & Gaps

In answer to the common question, “How will I know I am covering “enough” with my soon-to-be 8th grader to prepare him for high school level courses?” You never will.  Makes me grin each time I type this as I can envision the ‘thanks for nothing’ expression it must elicit. If your student will return …

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