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Preparing to Send Your Child to College for the First Time: An Interview with Diane Kummer

Vol. 90, Prg. 21–25
June 22–26, 2009

There’s more to preparing your child for college than just the transcript and admissions process! This week on the program, high school coordinator Diane Kummer joins host Mike Smith to discuss the non-academic aspects of preparing your child to begin his college years.

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Beyond Academics
Spiritual Preparation
Financial Preparation
Non-Academic Academic Skills


Diane Kummer Diane Kummer
Diane and her husband Tom homeschooled their two children from kindergarten through 12th grade using a variety of teaching options. The Kummers’ daughter is completing her master’s degree, while their son is completing his undergraduate college degree. As an HSLDA High School Coordinator, Diane regularly speaks at homeschool conferences, writes articles and brochures on high school topics, and has a heart to inspire moms in their teaching. “The joy and grace of the Lord are available—and He has provided many avenues of care and help along the way,” she says. She provides personal consultation to HSLDA members and encourages parents to keep going and to enjoy teaching high school! During her homeschooling years, Diane coordinated events, activities, and support meetings for her church’s 190-plus homeschooling families while developing a program that provided evaluation of credits, diplomas, and transcripts for high school families. Along with songwriters, singers, and actresses from her church, Diane was involved in two videos created by the FunnyMoms to encourage and uplift homeschooling mothers. Her love for math is evident as she continues to teach high school-level math classes for homeschooled students.

The Homeschooling Thru High School page has many helpful resources, including brochures on high school recordkeeping and preparing for college.

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