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You Can Homeschool through High School

Vol. 67, Prg. 26–30
May 29–June 2, 2006

“What if I can’t give my child a good education? What if he isn’t prepared for college?” Questions like these confront every parent considering teaching their high schooler at home. Tune in this week as Mike Smith interviews three parents who found creative ways to give their children an excellent high school education suited to their different talents and abilities.

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Am I Qualified?
What About the Prom?
Finding Sports Opportunities
What About College?
Getting Started

Diane Kummer

Diane Kummer
Diane Kummer and her husband, Tom, homeschooled their two children from kindergarten through 12th grade. For the past seven years, Diane has coordinated events, activities, and support meetings for her church's 190+ homeschooling families. Within her own homeschool group, she developed a program that provided additional accountability for high school families and offered evaluation of credits, diplomas, and transcripts. In addition, she teaches high school-level math classes for homeschooled students. Diane has a B.S. in business administration from Pennsylvania State University and worked as a commercial lending officer before she became a mom.

Diane has a heart to inspire moms in their teaching. She is now a part-time high school consultant for HSLDA members, and she is excited about encouraging other families to keep going and to have fun while teaching high school!

Rick Murata

Rick Murata
Rick Murata and his wife, Torey Ann (Woody), have six children ages 9-19 and have homeschooled them for the past 13 years. They currently reside outside of San Antonio in Schertz, Texas. Rick is a senior software engineer at General Dynamics Corporation where he specializes in software assurance and computer security. He earned a bachelor's degree in computer science from the University of Texas at Austin, and holds three U.S. patents. Rick is also the co-founder and president of Internet Shelter (www.internetshelter.org), a non-profit organization that helps protect families and instructs them in the responsible use of Internet technology. In his spare time, Rick enjoys serving as the assistant swim coach at Vanguard Christian Institute, the umbrella high school where his children compete on the swim team.

Carol Jackson

Carol Jackson
Carol Jackson homeschooled her four daughters for 19 years. It has been a joy for her to see each one of her children follow their gifts and interests in diverse fields. Carol lives in central California and enjoys leading a women's Bible study and (now that her daughters have graduated) spending more time with her husband, Rick, who is a public school teacher.

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