High School

GIVEAWAY | Beyond the Mask Premiere

Coming to theaters June 5, Beyond the Mask is a revolutionary new family film that brings history to life in a faith-filled adventure celebrating grace, liberty, and the true freedom that can only be found in Christ.

And here on the HSLDA Blog we're giving away 2 tickets to a premiere of Beyond the Mask showing in Auburn Hills, MI on May 28.

Becoming a Facebook Friend

In reading about the world’s first explorers with my children, it was commonly believed that seamen venturing into the great unknown would fall off the edge of the world into oblivion. For parents concerned about the possible negative influence of the online social networking “world”, there’s hope and help as you navigate this new sphere. While concerns are valid, there is also great potential to reinforce spiritual lessons we’ve taught our children while they participate in online social networking such as Facebook.

Teaching Your Teens Wisdom in a Social Media World

The world is different than it was 10 years ago! Twitter, Facebook, blogging, and other aspects of social media have invaded our world with good and bad results. Guiding your teen through the social media maze may seem difficult, but here's a resource that provides helpful pointers and advice.

Family Reading Time

When our family decided to pull our oldest daughter out of kindergarten and bring her home, we only knew two other homeschooling families. These two families were very different in their homeschooling styles, and yet on one thing they were in passionate agreement: a well-rounded education involves reading, reading and more reading. More importantly, it involved sharing good books as a family.

Be Encouraged, Homeschool Teachers! | Homeschool Teacher Appreciation Week

Before I dragged myself out of bed and put on my jeans and shirt, I knew I needed to put something else on even more important. I needed to clothe myself with truth. When parenting or homeschooling are overwhelming, my biggest battle usually isn’t logistical in nature; it’s fighting the unbelief and the lies the Enemy loves to throw at me...

When High School is Just Around the Corner

For parents who realize that middle school will soon be drawing to a close, HSLDA has some great resources to help you prepare for the challenge of homeschooling through high school, understand the personal and academic records you should keep, and begin the process of developing a 4 year plan for your teen.

Keeping the Big Picture| Five ways to balance academics with God’s gifting in your children

What priorities do you have for your children? Besides academics, what do you want them to learn that will serve them their whole life long? Since God has given each of my children gifts in certain areas, I want to be sensitive to His leading us to opportunities that help them develop those gifts. I also want my children to have a vision for using those gifts for God’s kingdom.  

Building Your Teen's Public Speaking Skills

Public speaking comes naturally for some students, while others would rather undergo a root canal! Whatever plans your teen may have after he graduates from high school, communication skills will serve him well on the job, in his private life or as he continues his education. When thinking about elective course options for your teen, a speech or public speaking course may awaken your teen's rhetorical abilities!

Tips for Writing College Recommendation Letters

When your teen applies to colleges, he may need to submit one or more letters of recommendation with the application packet. I’d like to share some tips to consider as you guide your teen through the letter of recommendation process.

When thinking about letters of recommendation, here's what you need to know ...

Take the Plunge into Marine Science!

Most high schoolers complete 2-3 years of science usually consisting of Physical Science, Biology, and Chemistry.  However, some students struggle with that regimen while others dream of more exotic science careers.  Both types of students will benefit from different science options.  High school teens enthralled by an aquarium show featuring sea lions, seals, dolphins, and killer whales might be good candidates for marine biology.

Help! My Teen Refuses to Do Her School Work!

 

As I field questions from homeschool moms who are seeking my advice, one question comes up rather frequently. “My teen refuses to do her course work. What can I do?” I’d like to share 5 suggestions from my experience as a consultant and former homeschool mom.

 

Can We Skip Doing Math Today?

When I was in elementary school, I remember enjoying doing workbook pages, especially math ones. Yep, I was one of those weird kids. I also wrote left-handed back when all the desks were made for right-handed kids. My first grade teacher even tried to force me to write right-handed. It didn’t work. My resistance to conversion may have pushed her to retire early; for me at the very least, it ruined any interest in handwriting for a long time.

What Colleges Expect: A Statement on Preparing for College

Many homeschool parents desire to prepare their college bound teens to not only successfully meet the required admission requirements of the college of their choice, but also to hone the skills necessary for the challenges of college level courses. Academic deans from 10 selective colleges in Pennsylvania detail their expectations in the article, “What We Expect: A Statement for Preparing for College.”

National School Choice Week: Why I Chose Homeschooling - Guest Post

When I first heard about homeschooling, I was intrigued by the idea of teaching my kids at home. I was impressed with the quality and character of the homeschool kids I knew. But I wasn’t convinced that it would be the best path for my children.

Then the Lord brought a wise, older woman into my life who asked me this question, “Who cares most about your children: you, or your children’s teachers?”

The Story Behind My Morning Dream by Jenny Rose Arsenault

Homeschooling a child with special needs can be challenging. Things that come easily for other kids require a tremendous amount of effort and energy for the struggling learner. It can be frustrating for parents and children when those areas that come ‘more easily’ to them aren’t always recognized in terms of academics.

Taking part in HSLDA’s contests allows students to focus on areas that are easier for them and that bring much joy.

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