How to be a Great Homeschool Student

Written by James Madison High School on Wednesday, 01 June 2016. Posted in Homeschooler

How to be a Great Homeschool Student

Making the transition from public school to homeschool can seem like a daunting task, but for many people it can be well worth it. More family time, focusing on the things you love, and an increase in personal freedom are just a few of the many benefits to homeschooling. Here are a few tips that can make the transition to an accredited online high school as smooth as possible:

1. Take your time planning a curriculum and schedule

One of the greatest benefits to homeschooling is the ability to tailor your learning towards your interests and structure your own schedule. Take the appropriate amount of time to go over your curriculum, plan your course of action and set goals and timelines for yourself. Having this structure will give you something to lean on when you feel lost or if you start slipping behind. Take your schedule seriously, and stick to it.

2. Create a designating learning space

Even if you don’t complete any courses during the summer, staying fresh with what you’ve learned so far and skimming through next year’s curriculum will give you a leg up come autumn. While everyone else has to brush up on last year’s lessons, you are already prepared for the work ahead.

3. Remember to socialize and seek support

Homeschooling doesn’t have to mean living like a hermit! Having a strong support network of friends is always important, homeschooling or not. Try looking online, at the local library or through local groups to find other kids in the same boat as you. If there aren’t any homeschooling groups in your area, consider starting one up!

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