Erin Scherger is in her 16th (and final) year of a six-month homeschooling experiment. She and her children have chosen an eclectic mix of homeschooling methods: all-in-one boxed curricula, literature-based learning, self-directed courses, co-op classes, massive open online courses (MOOCs), part-time enrollment in traditional high school courses, and dual-enrollment community college classes, all of which have been synthesized into transcripts for college applications. Her eldest is enjoying much success at his four year university; her daughter is delighting in being wooed by multiple universities for next fall. When not homeschooling, Erin is a yoga teacher, a responder on the VaHomeschoolers Helpline and Helpdesk, and managing editor of VaHomeschoolers Voice.
Is your homeschooled teen planning to attend a four-year college after high school? Functioning as your child’s guidance counselor can be an intimidating prospect, but there are several steps you can take along the way to bring a little sanity to the process and to feel comfortable that you will have the information you need […]
Many parents who homeschool the high school years will need to create some sort of transcript to represent their child’s high school experiences. However, there is more to applying to a four-year college than that! In this second part of the College Application Process series, learn about other documentation you may have to prepare as […]
Generally speaking, introverts require a great deal of alone time to recharge their batteries and maintain a sense of well-being. However, the interpersonal demands of homeschooling can sometimes make this and our ability to sustain personal relationships challenging. Learn how one highly introverted homeschooling parent has survived 16 years of homeschooling (and one very extroverted […]
Half of the school districts in Virginia allow homeschooled students to take classes on a part-time basis, but many homeschoolers are unfamiliar with, or even wary of, this option for inexpensively outsourcing high school classes.Each school division is permitted to set their own rules and requirements, but come learn about common practices for registration, discover […]