There’s a new website dedicated to helping parents and students homeschooling highschool. It’s called LetsHomeschoolHighschool.com. There are a few things that I think are really exciting about their approach.
- They have sections for both parents and students. I think it’s wise to recognize that they are both decision-making at this point and while they read things differently, they will want common resources.
- Community. There’s great sections for discussions by parents about homeschooling highschool and sections for discussions by students about homeschooling highschool.
- Highschool and post highschool. Highschool, more so than the K-8 years of education, is partially about preparing for post highschool careers and education. This is a fact of life and they’ve done well to integrate this content within the site. They have four areas: Applying to College Info for homeschoolers, College Alternatives, Financial Aid for College, and Gap Years. For instance, here’s the intro to the Gap Year section:
How can you take advantage of the gap? … you know, those years that some people “take off” between high school and the time they apply for college. Those years don’t have to be a detriment to getting into college and doing well. Many students do better by taking a few years “off” to pursue hobbies, mission trips, join the military, or find a job. Whatever the reason, this gap between high school and college acceptance can be turned into a plus instead of negative…..