HSHSP Ep 96: Scheduling Senior Year for Career-Bound Homeschoolers

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HSHSP Ep 96: Scheduling Senior Year for Career-Bound Homeschoolers

HSHSP Ep 96: Scheduling Senior Year for Career-Bound Homeschoolers

Some homeschool high schoolers graduate and go to college.

Some homeschool highschoolers graduate and go right into the workforce. It’s NOT WRONG to not go to college! Not all young people are called to go to college.

Some teens need a gap year (or two) before they go to college. They want to work or serve for a time before heading to college.

There are lots of options for homeschool graduates. But FIRST they need to finish senior year. Join Sabrina, Vicki and Kym for HSHSP Ep 96: Scheduling Senior Year for Career-Bound Homeschoolers:

July: Plan out the year. What is left of the academic requirements for graduation in your state and/or supervising organization. Think about practical courses like Career Exploration, Financial Literacy and think about Professional Writing. Make sure you include your teen in the process. Order curriculum.

August: Have your teen write an experiential resume. Help them search for an apprenticeship or job. Help them practice interview skills.

September: Teach your career-bound teen networking skills. Teach them how to ask for a reference. See if you can find some training classes for trades at your local community college or unions.

Winter: Work on graduation plans like senior pictures, graduation date and location, announcements while things are more quiet. Schedule backwards through the end of the school year. What academics need to be completed or caught up? Schedule backwards to the end of the year.

Also, throughout the year, you may need to wrestle with these questions:

How do you deal with students who are struggling or have some unrealistic dreams?

  • Help them discover Plan B’s and let them know how long you’ll support them as they try for professional gaming, sports or some other *big dream* career.

Join us this week for encouragement for career-bound seniors and their moms. In the meantime enjoy these posts:

What are “Values” and Why are Values Important in Career Exploration?

Homeschool Graduate and Entrepreneur Talks about Success and Financial Literacy

HSHSP Ep 82: Writing Happens, Make it Useful- Professional Writing Skills

HSHSP Ep 96: Scheduling Senior Year for Career-Bound Homeschoolers

HSHSP Ep 95: Senior Year for College-Bound Homeschool Highschoolers

This week on HSHSP Ep 95: Senior Year for College-Bound Homeschool Highschoolers.

HSHSP Ep 95: Senior Year for College Bound Homeschool Highschoolers

HSHSP Ep 95: Senior Year for College-Bound Homeschool Highschoolers

Senior year is different from the earlier years of homeschooling high school. We are getting LOTS of questions about what to expect from senior year for college bound homeschool highschoolers.

What needs to happen and when?

July-June: PRAY! Pray together, pray on your own!

July: Plan the academics for the year, include your teen in the process. Order your curriculum if possible.

August: Have your senior write their college admissions essays. Most of the online applications have the essay topics posted by August.

September: Narrow the college choices down to 3-5. Make sure your teen has visited those schools. If the school gets rolling admissions, your teen can start the application process.

October: If early admissions is open for your teens choice schools, you can apply now. Have them take their time and do a good job.  Get the reference requests done.

November: Wrap up the applications and recommendation letters.

Holidays: Have a nice holiday season. Keep those academics on target.

January: Keep an eye on status on the online essays….IF you are not obsessing. You really can trust God to open and close the right doors. Please don’t share everything with all your social media. Ask you teens first! Remind your teen to be compassionate with their friends who are in different places in the process.

February: Send mid-year grades to colleges. Start working on graduation. Are senior pictures done? Pick graduation date. Start organizing your ideas for graduation party and ceremony.

March: Financial aid packages have arrived. Time for your teen to make that college decision.

April: Plan the schedules to finish off academics and activities to finish in time.

May: Wrap things up.

June: Graduation!!!

Join Sabrina, Vicki and Kym for an encouraging, empowering talk about senior year for college bound homeschool highschoolers. In the meantime, enjoy these posts and resources:

Scheduling Backwards FREEBIE from 7SistersHomeschool.com

Graduation Party Part One: How to Plan Ahead

 

 

How to Request a College Recommendation Letter

 

 

3 Top Priorities for Success in College

 

Guide to College Application Essay Writing 7SistersHomeschool.com

Click here for more information on the College Application Essay Writing Guide.

 

HSHSP Ep 95: Senior Year for College-Bound Homeschool Highschoolers

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