Many parents are very confident about homeschooling their children in elementary school and in middle school, but are worried about homeschooling their teenagers through high school.
We believe that homeschooling through high school is not only possible, but has many benefits, for both the child and the parents.
Homeschooling through high school: concerns
Of course, it’s important to choose a fully accredited high school homeschooling program that offers a full, rigorous high school curriculum. This would enable your child to receive a high school diploma and easily transition to college.
It is also important to make sure the child engages in competitive sports and in other extracurricular activities that develop her potential and help her to get into the best colleges.
While many parents are worried about not being able to help their child with their high-school level learning, they need to realize that the public school system does not really provide that much support to students who show major learning difficulties, so that in most cases, it’s either up to the parents to help, or they need to hire tutors. If helping your student with the advanced material is of concern, the same concern exists whether they are home schooled or go to public school.
Homeschooling through high school: advantages
One of the biggest advantages of homeschooling a teenager is that they are so independent. Homeschooling is perfect for them, enabling them to manage their own education (with your supervision of course). For you, this means significantly less time spent teaching and supervising, and more time to pursue your own interests. Of course, 3D online homeschooling is especially suited for teens, who enjoy virtual worlds, coding and design and appreciate being able to incorporate these things into their learning.
Another advantage of homeschooling teens is that you are relieving them from the intense peer pressure and the need to conform that is so prevalent in the typical public school classroom. You are allowing your teen to focus on academics and to socialize in a safe, violence and drug free environment. Sure, teens need to socialize – but is the public school classroom atmosphere the best place for that? We think it can actually be a very emotionally damaging atmosphere for many teenagers, who would do so much better socializing in a more natural, mixed-age, accepting environment.