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How to Start Homeschooling

Focus on What Needs To Be Done Today To Start Homeschooling

Yes, You Can Homeschool!
Updated June 21, 2020

Don’t worry about how to start homeschooling high school if your children are very young! Today think about what you need to learn about homeschooling young children.

If you are starting to homeschool high school, don’t panic! If your student wants to be homeschooled, you can do this together! On the other hand, if you want to homeschool a reluctant older student who has been in public or private school for the duration, discuss this with the student. Both of you need to be on the same page with homeschooling.

Of course, if you are not joining the homeschool movement by choice, then you and your student(s) will have to make the best of a bad situation. #QuarantinedToHomeschool

Benefits of Homeschool High School

Pointing out some of the benefits of homeschool high school will help make your case with your reluctant student. Tell your teen you can:

  • Set your schedule (as long as you meet your goals on time)
  • Graduate early when you complete all the necessary credits.
  • Choose courses that are unavailable from your school.
  • Have more time to focus on improving specific talents.
  • Wear PJs in class!
  • Find an expert in an area of interest and apply to be an apprentice.

The plus side for high school homeschoolers is that most metropolitan areas have homeschool basketball, debate, volleyball, bowling, co-op courses, etc. That’s not an option with #SocialDistancing, but there are online exercise videos.

Find a Homeschool Support Group

After you do your basic research about home education, it is very helpful to get connected with a homeschool support group in your area. Check Facebook for homeschool groups in your city or county. You’ll “virtually” meet experienced homeschool parents who will encourage you. Most state homeschool groups will be glad to assist you in finding other homeschool families in your locale.

Can’t Find a Homeschool Support Group?

If there isn’t a homeschool support group in your area, be a pioneer and start one. That’s how most homeschool groups began in the first place. In our first group, most families drove about an hour to get to activities and meetings. As more families started to homeschool, groups that were closer to home started forming. Don’t despise small beginnings! Some of the largest state groups started with just a few families.

Homeschool Friendly Curriculum

You can also look for curriculum at Lamp Post Homeschool by using the Search feature or by using the navigation bar at the top of this page. Here are a couple of links if you need preschool curriculum or want a complete curriculum.

Homeschool High School

More How to Start Homeschooling Pages

Frequently Asked Questions About Homeschooling

Homeschool Encouragement


Complete Homeschool Curriculum Kits at Lamp Post Homeschool

BJU Press Homeschool Kits K-12.

BJU Press Curriculum
Grades K-12

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