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What You Didn’t Know About a High School Homeschool Curriculum

Written by James Madison High School on Tuesday, 03 April 2018. Posted in Helpful Tips, Homeschooler

What You Didn’t Know About a High School Homeschool Curriculum

No doubt you've heard statements like these about kids who are homeschooled:

  • They're isolated...
  • They're weird...
  • They're not ready for college...

Well, we're here to clear up the misconceptions! A high school homeschool curriculum is a great educational option for teens who have all kinds of learning styles, all kinds of personalities, and come from all kinds of backgrounds. Here are just a few reasons why.

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Homeschoolers don't live in isolation.

Homeschoolers don't live in a bubble. They travel, play sports, got to movies, and do everything else just like their counterparts in traditional high schools.

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Homeschooled kids participate in clubs and sports, too.

Just because a teen is homeschooled, doesn’t mean they don’t participate in extracurricular activities. In fact, many students are homeschooled because they are outstanding student athletes and need to have a flexible academic schedule in order to practice and go to competitions. Some are musicians training for Juilliard or actors who need to get to various casting calls.

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Choosing to teach your child at home doesn’t make you a public school hater

Often, families opt to homeschool to benefit a child who has special needs or a learning style they feel can be better addressed at home where there is less pressure to master skills on the timetable of a traditional school year.

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Homeschooled kids aren't any "weirder" than the rest of us.

We're all a little unconventional in our own ways. In fact, taking a non-traditional route for education can boost your teen’s self-confidence and independence.

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A high school homeschool curriculum preps kids for college.

As long as it's from an accredited high school, a high school diploma online carries just as much weight as a traditional one.

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Choosing an online homeschool high school saves you hours of lesson planning.

Since our online lessons are already prepared, parents are spared the headache of having to research and create them.

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Homeschoolers have affordable resources and options.

We are an affordable online high school that offers plenty of resources to support a high school homeschool curriculum. Tuition includes access to our online Learning Resource Center, tutoring, academic advisors, and a Student Portal where students can get peer support and have fun, too.

If homeschooling seems like a good option for your teen but you still have questions, feel free to contact us for more info on individual classes or full programs of study.

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