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    AmericanSchool_Homeschool (American School and Homeschooling) - This group is for parents of any age children thinking about the high school years. You might be thinking of having them attend a correspondence school like "American School of Correspondence" and/or continuing to homeschool. This is the place to get information for those high school years. Our homeschooling style is classical eclectic, loosely following The Well Trained Mind (TWTM, WTM) but this group is open to all from unschoolers to school at home, and everything in between! This group is open to all parents who are helping educate their children. Please understand that their will be people here of nonreligious and religious backgrounds, please be respectful of all, anyone who can not be respectful will be banned. No flaming or spam.

    If you have a child in 5th through 8th grade, feel free to join my other group Classical Logic Stage Secular Homeschoolers. It is open to anyone teaching those grades.

    To Subscribe, visit AmericanSchool_Homeschool.

    Highschool Home-Ed - is for discussion of high school homeschooling.

    To Subscribe, send email to with the following command in the body of the message: subscribe highschool-home-ed Your Name.

    homeschool2college (Homeschool to College) - The SAT code for all homeschoolers is 970000, even though it will appear as New York. The ACT code is 969-999. For the PLAN (pre-ACT), the code is 979-999. The PSAT code varies by state; see the file in our Files section. If you are looking for texts and/or supplies, check out the vendors in our Links section and the "items for sale" database in the Database section. We also have links to many sources of free information. If you are looking for something in particular, you might want to check out the links, files, and database section before posting a question.

    This is a group for homeschooling parents to freely discuss issues related to preparing high school students for successful transition to college. Posts can include but are not limited to preparing the child for high school course work, selecting books or curricula or programs, reviews of any particular curriculum and how it helped (or failed to help) your child, extracurricular activities including sports and music and driver's ed, identifying potential colleges, how particular colleges treat homeschoolers, college applications, preparing for and taking the PSAT/SAT/SAT II/PLAN/ACT and AP tests, preparing and submitting transcripts, financial aid -- and now we're being blessed by reports from homeschooled students who have made the transition to college.

    To Subscribe, visit homeschool2college.

    homeschool2collegelife - This a discussion group for home school families who are preparing their children to seek a college education during or after high school.

    Topics include CLEP, DSST, AP, ECE, ACT, SAT, admissions, concurrent enrollment, college applications, curriculum, college and university reviews, online class reviews, college visitations, scholarships, alternate ways of earning college credit, and other topics related completing high school and college.

    Posts concerning the selling of products or services are not allowed. However, I have added a folder for anyone who has a homebased business they would like to list. All I ask is that posts about these businesses be kept off the discussion board.

    Replies should be trimmed unless keeping the original post is necessary for thread or reply clarity

    To Subscribe, visit homeschool2collegelife.

    homeschool-upper-grades (share curriculum choices and ideas regarding middle and high school) - Are you homeschooling the upper grades?? feel like you are the only one? share your concerns, ideas, curriculum choices, web-sites, and info to help one another homeschool right through middle and high school. please keep posts to middle and high school topics only.

    To subscribe, visit homeschool-upper-grades.

    hs2coll (Homeschooling toward college) - A group for parents of teenaged homeschoolers who are aiming toward college. We discuss preparing to apply for college; what colleges might want; what courses, materials and curricula work for us and our kids; filling out college applications; how our older kids who are already in college are faring; particular colleges; SATs, SAT IIs, ACTs and AP tests; and other topics related to homeschooling teenagers.

    As this is a non-partisan group, we avoid hot-button political issues. Many of these issues are relevant to homeschooling, but we don't want flamewars here.

    We do not allow selling of products or services on our group. Discreet links to services or websites are allowed in your signature.

    This is not a list for chatting, so members are requested to remain on topic.

    To Subscribe, visit hs2coll.

    hshs (Home Schooling High School) - A non-denominational discussion list for parents homeschooling high school students, 9th-12th grade. Parents of 8th graders are welcome so they can start planning for high school. Only topics related to home schooling high school are allowed on this list. Please do not post virus warnings, advertisements, hot political topics, or pleas for charity. These are not appropriate for this list. Also not appropriate on this list are regional announcements of events taking place in one particular part of the country that 99% of the list members will never be able to get to. Those who can go can hear about it through some other venue.

    For more information, visit the Home Schooling High School geocities site.

    To Subscribe, visit hshs.

    HSOK (HOMESCHOOLING OLDER KIDS (HS-OK)) - Welcome! Homeschooling Older Kids is a part of Eclectic Home Educators that is dedicated to homeschooling children ages 11 and up. We're inviting all homeschooling parents to join up with HSOK-Homeschooling Older Kids.

    Many of us have gone through the phonics vs. site words, the socialization issues and now we are on to new territory! How do we prepare them for college? What is teen-angst? What do we do when they want to pierce their navel? eyebrows? any other part that we don't think metal should enter? Has your son or daughter decided to dye his/her hair blue? Then you're in the right place. We've either experienced it or are dreading getting ready to experience it.

    We will share curriculum information ideas. We will support each other on good bad days. We will share different teaching methods. HSOK also offers weekly web sites pertaining to homeschooling the chance to post homeschool materials/curriculum you may have for sale.

    If you have older children and would like to participate in gatherings for them, join us! Meet someone in your neighborhood. Start a support group

    For more information, visit Eclectic Home Educators (EHE)

    To Subscribe, visit HSOK.

    KNHS-homeschool - This group is for homeschooling families who are using Keystone National High School. We are not offically affiliated with KNHS. We communicate about courses, methods, and curriculum in hopes of improving the educations of our children. We are a diverse group--geographically and philosophically. Welcome!

    To Subscribe, visit KNHS-homeschool.

    NARHS_Families (High School Diploma Program) - Support for families using NARHS (North Atlantic Regional High School).

    Note: This group is not affiliated with NARHS. We are solely a group of parents whose children are currently enrolled/interested in NARHS.

    To Subscribe, visit NARHS_Families.

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Homeschooling: The Teen Years
Your Complete Guide to Successfully Homeschooling the 13- to 18- Year-Old
by Cafi Cohen
The teen years are when many homeschooling parents start to question or abandon their efforts. It's a precarious time, with challenging academics, pressing social issues, and the prospect of college looming. Parents can now breathe easy: this guide calms the teen-time jitters and even offers hope to those just turning to homeschooling now that their child is about to enter high school.

The Unschooling Handbook
How to Use the Whole World As Your Child's Classroom
by Mary Griffith
Unschooling, a homeschooling method based on the belief that kids learn best when allowed to pursue their natural curiosities and interests, is practiced by 10 to 15 percent of the estimated 1.5 million homeschoolers in the United States.

The Teenage Liberation Handbook
How to Quit School and Get a Real Life and Education
by Grace Llewellyn
For everyone who has ever gone to school or is interested in the current national debate over educational reforms, but it is especially relevant for teenagers and the parents or caregivers of teens.

Homeschoolers’ College Admissions Handbook
Preparing Your 12- to 18-Year-Old for a Smooth Transition
by Cafi Cohen
Everything You Need to Prepare Your Homeschooler for College Success.

Designing Your Own Classical Curriculum
A Guide to Catholic Home Education

by Laura M. Berquist
The book lists books and curriculum that Ms. Berquist recommends for all subjects, organized in a per grade level format. It is well written, easy to follow, and makes designing your own curriculum seem not only possible but easy.

Real Lives
Eleven Teenagers Who Don’t Go to School Tell Their Own Stories

by Grace Llewellyn (editor)
In this updated edition of the 1993 publication, the author has added information to the original essays about what these teens are doing today. Some have followed academic careers, while others have blossomed in small businesses and independent endeavors. All are articulate and passionate about what they are doing.

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