As a homeschooler, I ahve to plan and prepare for my child’s education. Arriving at the high school years is no different. Getting your child prepared and ready to enter that threshold is important and does take an investment of time.
When your student enters Junior High School that is an opportune time to start making plans. Some parents start even earlier than Junior High school. A good way to begin is to determine your child’s strengths and weaknesses, what they enjoy doing, and ask them to look at possible majors that would interest them. If you decide on a goal- 2 year degree, 4 year degree, technical institute, etc.- then you can better help them prepare for it over the next few years.