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Episode 39: How to Start Homeschooling High School Part 3 – Credits, Core Courses, & Electives

After you’ve researched your state homeschool law and college requirements, then it’s time to get to the nitty gritty of which courses to put into the plan and which order to schedule them in.

In this episode I give you the nuts and bolts about core courses and how they are ordered, the key thing to remember about electives, and a little bit about credits (although I discussed them extensively in a previous episode which I’ll link to below).

After this you’ll have everything you need to know to create a great plan for your teen’s four years. You will be confident and you’ll know you haven’t missed anything. That’s a good feeling!

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Related Resources:

Video version: https://youtu.be/ZownPq9WqkU.

Here’s the previous podcast episode about credits (no video for this one, sorry): Episode 25: Assigning Credits

Ann’s book: Cure the Fear of Homeschooling High School – goes through all of this information, step-by-step

What Should a High School English Curriculum Include?

How to Plan High School Core Courses in Your Homeschool

Planning High School Electives in Your Homeschool

COME BACK NEXT FRIDAY FOR PART 4!

About the author

Ann Karako

Ann has been homeschooling for 20+ years and has graduated four children (one more to go). She believes that EVERY mom can CONFIDENTLY, COMPETENTLY -- and even CONTENTEDLY -- provide the COMPLETE high school education that her teen needs. Ann's website, AnnieandEverything.com, offers information, resources, and virtual hugs to help homeschool moms do just that. 

Ann has written Cure the Fear of Homeschooling High School: A Step-by-Step Manual for Research & Planning and Save Your Sanity While Homeschooling High School: Practical Principles for a Firm Foundation. She also founded the popular Facebook group called It's Not that Hard to Homeschool High School, which now has over 27K members; and recently she started the It's Not That Hard to Homeschool High School Podcast.

She and her family, including two dogs and three cats, live in rural Missouri.

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I’m Ann (aka Annie), a veteran homeschool mom of five. I believe YOU can do this homeschool high school thing!
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