Lori D. Posted August 21, 2012 Share Posted August 21, 2012 (edited) PAGE #1Welcome to High School Motherlode #1 -- the first "motherlode" of linked threads on high school topics. There is also a college motherlode of linked threads on preparing for/applying to/attending college AND a few post-high school topics that are NOT college related. Enjoy exploring the amazing collected wisdom of The Hive! (In case links break, I have listed threads by their original subject heading, and have also provided the original post date and poster for search in various ways.) Warmest regards, Lori D. topics linked in first 2 posts of this thread CREATED: Aug. 2012UPDATED & REORGANIZED: Sept. 2018 ======================== CONTENTS: HIGH SCHOOL MOTHERLODE #1: page 1 topics: High School Time Table (what to do/when for each year of high school) Teaching Executive Function Skills Preparing for High School Addressing Fears Getting Started Books & Resources Making a High School Plan Time Management High School on a Budget Expectations/Attitudes Accreditation / Cover Schools page 2 topics: tests -- info and comparisons on: - PSAT (National Merit Scholarship qualifying test) - ACT / SAT (frequent college entrance requirement) - SAT Subject (also called SAT II) - AP (Advanced Placement courses & tests) - CLEP (college credit by exam) - GED (high school diploma equivalency test) - ASVAB (military entrance exam) - Compass/Accuplacer (college placement test)- IB (International Baccalaureatte program / diploma), and comparison with AP ======================== High School Motherlode #2 -- pinned thread at top of high school boardpage 1 - transcripts / credits / grading & GPA - honors designation - record keeping / course description / letter of recommendation - graduation / diploma page 5 - homeschool subjects (English, Math, Science, Foreign Language, Electives) - making your own courses - extracurricular activities - outsourcing / online classes / dual enrollment Going to College Motherlode -- pinned thread at top of college boardpage 1 = college search / college visits / online college page 2 = college applications / Common App (including more on transcripts, course descriptions, etc.) page 3 = financial aid / scholarships / FAFSA and CSS Profile page 4 = Honors Programs / Internships / NCAA page 5 = heading to college / at college / overseas studies page 6 = alternatives to college / gap year / military / career exploration========================GENERAL TOPICS Reference threadsHigh School "Time Table" (deadlines + what to do/when in each year of high school and for college prep) -- Mar 4 2012, Lori D.College [prep] checklist: heading into 11th grade, what should we be doing? — Jan 24 2018, mirabillisWhat do "seventh" and "ninth" grade look like to you? (brain development and goals for the average student for grades 7-12) -- May 31 2012, Colleen in SEVACould you point me to a list? (what type of classes "count" for what type of subjects/credits) -- Aug 13 2013, MomOfOneFunOneCan you help me decipher some terms please? (defines: Honors, AP, “regular”, high school, and college) — Apr 15 2018, chocolate-chip chookyExplicitly teaching executive function skills (great descriptions of techniques for helping atypical learners, esp. in learning how to study/learn) -- Sept 30 2018, lewelma Preparing for high school (looking ahead from middle school)If you knew then what you know now (what would you do differently for Logic stage years) -- Feb 25 2009, MSNativeHigh school parents: looking back what would be your ideal for 7th/8th grades -- Jan 15 2009, at the beach8th grade goals: What skills do your kids need to practice before high school? -- May 14 2015, Chrysalis AcademyLooking back (what you would do differently to prepare for high school work) -- Oct 19 2008, GuestHypothetical question: What to do for the 4 years before public high school? -- July 2 2013, Walking-IrisHow best to prepare for high school? — Feb 2 2016, GwennyPressing through the middle years of homeschooling: how do you do it? -- Nov 11 2014, Chrysalis Academy Addressing Fears about homeschooling High SchoolThe "There Will Be Gaps" thread -- June 2 2013, swimmermom3Damn...now things are starting to feel real -- Jun 28 2015, SparklyUnicornTo all you people with 8th graders (or there abouts) (encouragement of what to do in 8th to get ready) -- Nov 18 2008, Nan in MassFor those of you with 8th graders considering homeschooling high school (encouragement of what high school can look like) -- Jan 30 2008, Nan in MassWill I ruin my kid's life by homeschooling for high school, and other questions -- Apr 1 2015, NoPlaceLikeHomeTalk to Me About High School Fears (will my homeschool transcripts/records be accepted by colleges?) -- Mar 11 2009, debbiec Teaching a high schooler next year.. I am terrified! (encouragement of what is needed, how to plan) -- Nov 30 2014, kfeusse Approaching high school, confidence flying out the window (can I do it at home? what about outsourcing? extracurriculars?) -- Oct 21 2014, Calming TeaHow do you plan high school for the child that you've got? (big thread; how to support interests AND complete academic credits?) -- Jan 21 2015, Chrysalis AcademyPlease describe the reality of homeschooling high school (time commitment; typical day; what do you do) -- June 1 2016, EKT Homeschool vs. Public (or Private) High School vs. Classical Conversations ChallengePros and cons of homeschooling high school — Aug 2 2016, Jean in NewcastleJust curious: why do you send you DC to public school [for high school] (discussion on why/why not homeschool high school) — June 2 2017, extrafor6Rising 9th grader wants to try public school — Feb 1 2018, TumbatooWhen you teen decides, “I think I want to try high school next year.” (experiences?) — Sept 21 2016, Elfknitter.#Classical Conversations Challenge for high school - experiences? -- May 19 2017, diaper joys ======================== GETTING STARTED Overview/Topics to Start WithCan someone link me to a nice 4-year overview for high school? (lots of topics: planning, required credits, tips, info on tests, etc.) -- Feb 22 2014, HalcyonI need a guidance counselor (addresses fears, tips on planning, ideas for outsourcing, info on tests, etc.) -- Mar 20 2015, SaprklyUnicornStarting over again - homeschooling in 8th-12th grades questions (good overview of all the "getting started" topics) -- Oct 14 2014, snipsnsnailsx5My son is starting high school this year (linked resources, tips, and gentle steps from posters on getting started) -- Jan 13 2013, faiths13High school curriculum, where do I start?? (how to decide what credits to do, and then how to select curriculum) -- Dec 26 2012, mamakellyHomeschooling high school... where to begin? (links to threads on specific topics: getting started, curriculum, credits, transcripts, etc.) -- Oct 14 2010, iwjeanieWhere to start? Which resources, etc.? -- Jan 23 2013, profmomSoon to be high schooler (where do I start?) - Feb 7 2010, scrapbabe Books and ResourcesNeed book suggestion for help in homeschooling through high school -- Feb 7 2009, Debbi in TexasHigh School at Home (books/resources to help?) -- Mar 9 2009, PensguysHomeschooling High School (suggest books for overall planning/getting started) -- Jan 19 2009, Chelle in MOHomeschooling high school with limited resources (need resource ideas) — Jan 20 2018, Entropymama High School on a BudgetFree homeschool curriculum and resources (mega list, all ages, including high school) -- Feb 20 2017, shinyhappypeopleA free high school curriculum list -- May 24 2014, KarenLooking to outsource: need ideas to make it affordable -- Nov 11, 2017, diaperjoysHomeschooling high school with limited resources -- Jan 20 2018, Entropymama Homeschooling high school on a very tigt budget, the duct tape and WD40 way -- Jun 8 2016, frugalmamtaxIs this even possible: homeschool high school for free or very cheap -- Sept 13 2016, Um_2_4Rigorous high school (esp. 9th and 10th) on a shoe string -- Jan 24 2016, Calming TeaHigh school on a budget? -- Sept 30 2015, Calming Teas/o Minimalist schooling: poverty schooling? (ideas for all grades, as well as high school) -- Dec 28 2016, frugalmamatxHow would you home school high school without internet and lots of driving? — Nov 29 2015, PenOldschooling Homeschooling for High School (a number of low cost ideas) -- June 8 2016, frugalmamtx ========================PLANNING / SCHEDULINGGeneral DiscussionsThe breadth vs. depth question -- July 7 2010, swimmermom3Broad vs. Focused study in high school and how to find balance? -- Mar 18 2013, KfamilyAre we all crazy? How can a kid get everything done in high school homeschool? -- Mar 16 2010, titianmomTo parents of freshmen, sophomores next year (4 types of college admissions, and why you have to plan ahead in the high school years) -- Apr 25 2014, Nan in MassNOT planning for college (options? how would that change high school?) -- Feb 19 2016, shinyhappypeopleWhat is a "good" education? -- Jan 16 2019, zyxwvut Making a High School PlanLooking forward toward high school (time line, planning credits, how to make a plan, picking curriculum) -- Jan 2 2016, Sebastian (a lady) When formulating a high school plan (what factors to consider?) -- Feb 10 2010, razorbackmamaTo parents of freshmen, sophomores next year (4 types of college admissions; why you have to plan ahead in high school) -- 25 Apr 2014, Nan in Mass How many credits / college prep & graduation requirementsHow many credits for all of high school? -- Dec 16 2016, Garga5 or 6 classes a year per year in high school? — Sept 30 2014, LNCHold my hand: help with 9th grade plan? -- Apr 16 2017, Lucy the ValiantAdvice for 9th grade planning (includes discussion on over-scheduling, balance/not burning out student, etc.) -- Nov 28 2016, popehjFrustrated with meeting college requirements vs. our own -- Sept 13 2011, KfamilyAnother transcript issue for us: # of credits (will 30+ credits be too much?) -- Aug 31 2018, EvantheGraduation requirements (how to plan credits over high school; college prep set of credits; what an English credit looks like) -- Aug 31 2017, provenance61 Time ManagementHow do we get all of the things we want to cover crammed into 4 years of high school? Looking for advice from seasoned moms — Feb 19 2018, housemouseOMG! Please tell me this is typical and it gets better -- Sept 28 2016, reefgazerA homeschooled day week in the life of a teen -- May 4 2015; QuarkPlease tell me this is typical and gets better -- Sept 28 2016, reefgazerHigh school planning angst - time, credits, depth, oh my -- Dec 5 2015, Chrysalis AcademyToo many hours doing school work vs. just being a kid -- Feb 27 2016, dereksurfsTypical length of hours for academics in high school? -- May 30 2017, j_thurm Specific Ideas for SchedulingPlanning 4 or 5 days/week? Some other method? -- May 12 2012, OHElizabethScheduling questions -- how much in a day? (ideas for not overloading/keeping a balance) -- Aug 14 2014, BrandicmScheduling: time on task vs. set amount of time/subject vs. predetermined assignments -- Aug 28 2014, g1234Scheduling -- Nov 7 2013, Woodland Mist AcademyI'm toying with block scheduling (last post includes links to more threads on block scheduling) -- Aug 30 2012, Jean in Newcastle ======================== EXPECTATIONS / ATTITUDES Various Teen TopicsSeeking advice on teen boys :) — Feb 12 2018, lewberHow organized should a 16-year-old be? — April 9 2018, borninthesouthHow much do you interact with or talk with your high schooler throughout the school day? — Mar 20 2018, hopeistheword“Why Aren’t American Teenagers Working Anymore?” (link to article; sparked much discussion) — June 11 2017, Melissa MHelping our young adults find the “bright side”? — June 1 2017, swimmermom3Depth and Passion? (how to help your student develop this?) — Feb 21 2018, JazzyIs anyone else’s senior just worn out? — Mar 22 2017, AttoliaInterest-led AND college-bound? — Feb 6 2018, PeachyDoodle AttitudeSmart yet unmotivated teen — Jan 24 2018, leeannpalHow do you handle an intentionally difficult high schooler? -- Nov 30 2017, Sharon37217Homeschooling a reluctant teenager -- Dec 30 2017, 2ndGenHomeschoolerHow to deal with a teen that doesn't want to do anything -- Aug 31 2015, GypsyHomesteaderTired of dealing with this kid (bright, NOT motivated, behind -- just graduate him?) -- May 2 2016, razorbackmama Accelerate / skip a grade / graduate earlyRed shirting an accelerated learner? (discussion covers several topics on this subject) -- July 17 2018, JRmommy2e high school - pushing a highly-gifted low-energy teen -- Apr 29 2017, tj_610If your child is accelerated does s/he graduate early? -- June 5 2015, JadeOrchidSongGraduate early (gifted)? (your experiences?) -- Aug 22 2016, StephanieZHas anyone decided last minute to graduate their junior early (posters pose good questions to think through) -- Oct 28 2016, prairie~phloxSkipping junior year? (any repercussions with earlier PSAT or ASVAB tests and declaring a grade?) -- May 18 2015, jetzmamaI can't decide whether this is my DD's 9th or 10th grade year -- Aug 17 2018, Calming TeaNo outsourcing and now potentially no Dual Enrollment: WWYD? Graduate early? — Feb 17 2018, frugalmamatx "Just Average"Does anyone on this board have a NON-superstar high school student? — Jan 17 2015, KinsaHigh school AS high school — Feb 16 2012, Kim in SouthGaAnyone just doing average work in high school? — Aug 1 2012, scrapbabes/o “average” work in high school: when did you know that’s how it would be? — Sept 9 2012, JanePI want to share some very average PSAT scores — Dec 8 2012, teachermom283Launching an average kid — Sept 8 2017, JazzyI would like to hear from moms of “average” kids who want to go to college — Aug 13 2012, Kris in WisAnyone with extraordinarily average students attending college? — Dec 19 2017, dereksurfsI get so depressed reading some posts on this board (anyone else NOT have over-achievers?) — Feb 11 2016, kfeusseI need former slacker teen success stories today — Mar 9 2018, texasmom33 "Behind" (due to illness or other) / LDs (Learning Disabilities)Learning disabilities and college admission (and accommodations for tests) -- Feb 11 2017, AmyinMDAccommodations for teen with ADHD, anger, and depression — Jan 22 2018, Zoo KeeperDo you tell your student's online teachers about LDs? -- Jan 11 2016, AppleGreenOnline high school for someone who is behind (due to illness) — Jan 30 2018, Joyce GripeHigh school with a chronic illness -- Aug 15 2017, Chrysalis AcademyOnline high school for someone who is behind -- Jan 30 2018, Joyce GripeVery behind in math: need some advice for best path forward -- Mar 8 2018, ILiveInFlipFlops ======================== ACCREDITATION / COVER SCHOOLS / STATE REQUIREMENTS AccreditationLiving overseas and need help with homeschool diploma -- Jun 20 2022, KencamHomeschooling internationally with an accredited online high school -- Aug 27 2019, Nikki DeeCan I get some clarification? Accredited vs not (is it the school/organization that is accredited, or can curricula be accredited?) -- Jan 9 2017, heartlikealionAccreditation: how important is it? -- Feb 12 2018, momof2cowboysIn this situation would an accredited transcript be worth it? (not going beyond high school, or only to trade school) -- Feb 2 2018, HSmomof29th grade: seek accredited program or not (in case ending up at public high school or trade school) -- May 14 2016, blue darlingAccreditation (how GA homeschoolers can be accredited) -- June 19 2012, Momto MERLDAccredited diploma programs for high school -- Apr 21 2017, HSmomof2Cover / Umbrella SchoolsNARHS documentation for diploma -- Mar 13 2019, HilltopmomDoes accreditation matter for outsourced classes? -- Mar 9 2022, EKTUsing a cover school for only 9th and 10th: cons? — Mar 14 2018, MamaSproutAccredited diploma programs [cover school] for high school (which ones let me choose the curricula) -- Apr 21 2017, HSmomof2NARHS: any experience with them? — Mar 8 2018, bluebonnetgirlOptions for earning a high school diploma (what program/organization oversees credits and awards diplomas?) -- Feb 27 2016, Daria State RequirementsDo you base [your homeschool] high graduation school requirements on local public school standards? -- May 15 2018, InnisfreeDo I have to follow state [public school] graduation requirements? -- Dec 11, 2014 VeritaserumState requirements for graduation (do you follow public school requirements or not?) -- Apr 1 2016, PronghornDetermining your graduation requirements (how/when did you decide?) -- Nov 12 2015, MissMousieGraduation requirements (what are yours?) -- May 9 2015, FreeIndeedCollege requires proof of meeting high school graduation requirements -- Dec 12 2016, Amoco California a-gCalifornia charter schools and a-g requirements -- Apr 16 2017, LAmomIf you plan to apply to UC schools, list your courses here: another a-g thread -- Sept 10 2016, mirabillisUC a-g online vendors: a lot are being dropped -- Mar 20 2018, CalbearA-g -- July 4 2018, happyccCollege admissions requirement: accredited high school (CA colleges and a-g requirements) -- Feb 17 2015, CakesAccredited high school diploma needed for community college (is this needed in CA or for a-g requirements?) -- May 31 2017, Virlizorchid99 New JerseyIs this too much for 9th grade? (NJ credit requirements + topics of college prep set of credits, how to include "extras", etc.) -- Jan 4 2017, CatholicMomGraduation requirements (translating NJ 5 credits = 1 credit + other topics) -- Aug 31 2017, provenance61 New YorkAnyone in upstate NY? Can you please fill me in? -- Feb 27 2018, EKTTired of NYS -- Apr 19 2016, Blossom'sGirlNY wanting proof of high school diploma -- Oct 2 2015, Nancy in NH PennsylvaniaNot exactly new, but need help (PA credit requirements + topics of blending public high school & homeschool -- June 26 2016, kozureokami ======================== topics / links continue on next page Edited September 11, 2022 by Lori D. 36 Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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