by Julianna Dotten
There’s something ominous in the word “high school.” Something that smacks of formaldehyde-covered biology labs, fat Algebra textbooks, and long history lectures. And of course, there’s the whole deal about diplomas and transcripts and will my student ever make it into college or the workforce or just general life?
Here’s the good news. You don’t have to do it alone! You’re not expected to be the expert on every subject from ancient Roman history to chemistry. You just have to know where to find the right resources.
In fact, I remember a conversation I had with my mother during the close of my homeschool high school days. “I’ve played the role of a facilitator more than anything else,” she remarked.
That’s the beauty of homeschooling. Classroom learning isn’t the only kind of learning. In fact, it’s often not the best way. Instead, my mom took it upon herself to research the best resources for us to learn the subjects she felt we needed for life.
So whether it was a private tutor, a textbook we could study for ourselves, a series of videos lectures, or just a stack of books, the way we learned each subject differed depending on our needs and the opportunities God brought along our path.
So, as you begin (or end, if you’re finishing the high school years) fulfilling your task of homeschool teacher, CHEC has put together a list of resources to make your job easier. Below are just a few of the resources we have on our high school page.
- Dual enrollment programs
- Preparation resources for college entrance exams like the ACT or SAT
- Transcript help
- and more!