Alot of parents shy away from teaching the high school courses because they see no viable way that they could personal do the job. Yet, with all of the great resources at the homeschoolers fingertips, there are alternatives everywhere. Here are a few tips on finding the right resources for your high school students.
- Use tutors or mentors – Just because you are dedicated to homeschooling doesn’t mean that you can’t appoint someone else to teach a one or two courses.
- Use online courses – this is a growing option. The variety is almost endless… great subject choices for this would be English courses with online tutors, science courses, a few math courses. You can even enroll in college level courses that would count for your child’s high school courses, but at the same time count toward college credit.
- Software courses – Rosetta stone is an awesome example of this. They are one of the best methods for learning a foreign language that I have found. Also, software based school courses such as Switched on Schoolhouse are great for those courses that mom or dad just dosen’t feel comfortable with.
- Use video courses. Most homeschoolers say that an entire day of video school is just over the top… but a few courses on video can be great. Each child’s ability will vary, but you can find high quality video lessons at ABEKA.com.
Here is just a general list of some online and mail correspondence course schools
- BJU distance learning www.bjup.com
- Alpha Omega Academy www.aoacademy.com
- American School of Correspondence www.americanschoolofcorr.com
- ApologiaAcademy www.apologiaacademy.com
- Christian Liberty Academy www.class-homeschools.org
- Clonlara School Home Based Education Program www.clonlara.org
- The Potter’s School www.pottersschool.com
- Keystone National High School www.keystonehighschool.com
- Schola Classical Tutorials www.scholatutorials.org