As a high school student, crossing over into homeschooling can be nerve racking and unfamiliar. I’ve been there and I understand what you’re going through. Following my sophomore year of high school, I switched from attending my Christian High School to attending only dual enrollment college courses. I wasn’t sure how difficult the classes were going to be, how I would keep up my social life, or if I could keep participating in the extra-curricular activities that I had been at my previous high school. However, I learned quickly that the flexibility that homeschooling high school provides only enhanced my educational experience.
Thoughts for Homeschooling in High School
When you’re crossing over into high school it important to start by being exciting about the flexibility that homeschooling high school offers. You can move as quickly or as slowly as you need to on each subject. I homeschooled in high school with Bridgeway Academy and was able to choose courses that were based on mylearning style and academic level.
If you’re worried about the socializing aspect of homeschooling, don’t fret! There are many opportunities and ways for you to get involved with other students or homeschoolers. One great way is through Dual Enrollment which allows you to earn college and high school credits at the same time. When I was enrolled in dual enrollment courses, I was still able to play on my school’s sports teams, get involved in their theater productions, and even participate in their community service events. Most schools nationwide will allow homeschoolers to get involved in events like these. You can also check your local area for homeschool co-op opportunities.
A lot of homeschoolers are also worried about how colleges will view their transcripts and grades. But, that’s a thing of the past! Colleges and universities are recognizing the academic advantages, independence, and maturity of homeschoolers as a great advantage. Working with an accredited homeschool organization will give you a transcript and high school diploma that colleges view favorably. I graduated from Bridgeway Academy, which has had numerous students go on to prestigious universities like Stanford, Harvard, University of Texas, and more. I even attended my high school graduation where and met other Bridgeway students.
Crossing over into the homeschooling high school is a big decision, but it’s not a hard one. There are so many benefits and opportunities for you take advantage of as a high school homeschooler. And, if you need support, Bridgeway is ready to walk with you every step of the way!