The Home School Court Report
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November / December 1991
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Cover Stories
U.S. Secretary of Education Ties Working Moms to Academic Achievement Decline

Will a "Five-Year-Plan" Save The Public Schools?

1991 National Christian Home Educators Leadership Conference

Salvation Army Declares Home Schooling “Off Limits”

10 Reasons to Home School in the High School Years By Elizabeth Smith

Letter from a Member


President’s Corner

Across the States

National Center Reports

C O V E R   S T O R Y

10 Reasons to Home School in the High School Years By Elizabeth Smith

  1. You get to see the completion of your efforts. Something is lost when you turn over your home discipling to others.

  2. You can customize your teens’ education to provide motivation for their gifts and abilities. No one else will be able to provide the consistent and loving support in weak areas that you can.

  3. You can direct them to early college entrance. Even public high schools realize that many students are ready for college level courses and have cooperating programs with junior colleges.

  4. You can continue the family building process. The teens continue to be impressionable and formative years. This is an invaluable time to cement family relationships.

  5. You can be sure your teens are learning if they are at home. Studies have revealed that public high school students average two hours and 13 minutes of academic work a day.

  6. You can continue to have influence over their peer relationships. Teen rebellion is NOT in God's plan for the family, but it is in the humanist agenda for the public schools.

  7. You can protect them from pressure to conform to what the other kids are doing. This is so strong in the public high school. You don't need to spend time de-programming.

  8. If you send your teens to high school, there will be a diversion away from the academic focus. Be aware of the many distractions that won't parallel the home life you have maintained.

  9. Your young people will be thrown into things like boy/girl preoccupation, focus on clothes and pressure to conform in appearance, and music.

  10. Vast amounts of time separated from the family will affect their relationship with you. We have all put great amounts of our hearts and time into our home-schooling years, and we want those efforts preserved.

Some have put it this wayŚWill the Hebrews send their children to the schools of the Philistines?