The Homeschool Highschool Podcast

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homeschool highschool podcastThe Homeschool Highschool Podcast

Join your hosts
Vicki Tillman, Sabrina Justison and Kym Smythe 
As they share You-CAN-Do-It Skills for homeschooling highschool!
  • How-to’s to help you plan the high school years
  • Tips to build your confidence in educating your adolescents
  • Ways to create a powerful transcript for your teen
  • Steps to help you guide your teen in life and college preparation

Sabrina and Vicki are your Big Sisters as they share the experience they’ve gained in over 20 years of homeschooling. They are the talky 2 of the 6 Sisters at 7SistersHomeschool.com. When YOU join us at The Homeschool Highschool Podcast, YOU will be our 7th Sister! Hooray!!

 

7Sisters Sabrina and Vicki for #HSRadioNetwork

Sabrina Justison is a playwright and a singer-songwriter who has taught Fine Arts as well as Literature, Writing, and Latin at her local homeschooling-day-school. She creates annual Drama Camp two-week-intensives and is a wordsmith who enjoys helping people understand the vision and mission of an organization or event. Homeschooling since 1995, she and her children walked through the difficulties of divorce. Then Sabrina was blessed to meet and marry Fred, and their blended family has 7 children ranging from teens to early thirties.

Vicki Tillman’s mission is to advance God’s kingdom by investing in people. She has lived this call as advisor to the upperclassmen in her local homeschool community for 18 years. A homeschooling mom for 20-plus years, all five of Vicki’s children graduated from homeschool high school and have completed (or are pursuing) various degrees at college and graduate levels. A speaker, curriculum developer, writer, counselor and coach, Vicki shares her expertise in homeschooling, career coaching, prayer, and mental health topics through her posts at 7SistersHomeschool.com, 2:1 Conference, VickiTillmanCoaching.comPike Creek Psychological Center and Vicki Talks Prayer.

Kym Smythe holds a BA from La Salle University in Spanish Education and International Business, and an M.Ed. from the University of Vermont in Higher Education and Student Affairs Administration. In the interest of keeping things diverse in her life, she is also an International Board Certified Lactation Consultant, and a Seeing-Eye Puppy Raiser. Kym’s passion for people and ability to look on the bright side make her Spanish homeschool classes  as much fun as the homeschool choir she directed for several years in our local homeschooling community. Kym gets the party started!

Come be our 7th Sister each week for The Homeschool Highschool Podcast, Tuesday mornings at 9:00 am EST!

Weekly Shows

HSHSP Ep 51 Career Exploration for Teens Who Don't Have a ClueEpisode 51: Career Exploration for Teens who Don’t Have a Clue

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Lots of teens simply don’t know what they want to do after graduation. That causes LOTS of anxiety! Join Sabrina, Vicki and Kym for loads of information from their years of Career Exploration expertise.

 

Episode 50: College-Attractive Transcripts 

College-bound homeschool highschoolers need to earn college-attractive transcripts! How can you help your teens’ transcripts *sparkle* for college admissions officers? Join Sabrina, Vicki and Kym for a fun and authoritative discussion.

 

 

HSHSP Ep 49 Choosing College MajorsEpisode 49: Choosing College Majors

Homeschool juniors and seniors are often super stressed about their important choice of college major. How do you guide them through this nerve-wracking process? Join Sabrina, Vicki and Kym for a lively discussion and helpful tips.

 

 

HSHSP Ep 48: Why Do Teens Need to Know Great Christian Writers?Episode 48: Why Do Teens Need to Know Great Christian Writers? 

Include a rich and meaningful literature component of a homeschool highschool Language Arts credit. How? Why? Join Sabrina, Vicki and Kym for an inspirational look on including some great Christian writers in your highschool curriculum.

 

 

HSHSP Ep 47 Using Movies for CurriculumEpisode 47: Using Movies as Highschool Curriculum 

Liven up the boring homeschool highschool curriculum with movies. Legit curriculum? Yes, done wisely, movies are a great was to make subjects come alive. Join Sabrina and her homeschool-graduate son, Sam, for a how-to and why discussion.

 

 

HSHSP Ep 46 When Life HappensEpisode 46: Homeschooling Highschool When Life Happens

Life is full of ups and downs. We love the easy and we don’t love the tough. How do we handle homeschooling highschool when the times are tough? Join Sabrina, Vicki and Kym for a real-life, real-honest discussion.

 

 

HSHSP Ep 45 Highschool Planning and Adulting SkillsEpisode 45: Highschool Planning and Adulting Skills 

What adulting skills should you and your teens plan into your homeschool highschool schedule? How do you prepare them for life after graduation? Join Sabrina, Vicki and Kym for a fun and useful conversation!

 

 

 

Episode 44: Including Teens in Highschool Planning HSHSP Ep 44 Including Teens in Planning

You know what’s needed for graduation, so why bother your teens to help the highschool planning process? There are risks and benefits! Join Sabrina, Vicki and Kym for an in-depth and fun look at including teens in highschool planning.

 

 

HSHSP Ep 43 Highschool Planning and Teen PersonalitiesEpisode 43: Highschool Planning and Teen Personalities

There’s not just ONE right way to homeschool highschool! That’s because there are so many different kinds of teens. The joy of homeschooling is being able to sculpt curriculum and experiences to develop your teens’ gifts and bents. Join Sabrina, Vicki and Kym for a fun and practical chat about how to plan highschool with teen personalities in mind.

 

Episode 42: Goals and Planning

Join Sabrina, Vicki and Kym for a fun, practical ways to set high school goals and create the plans to achieve them.

 

 

HSHSP Ep 41 Time Audits

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Episode 41: Time Audits for Teens- What and Why 

Know any teens that struggle with time management? (Or adults who struggle with time management?) Highschoolers must learn to wisely handle their daily 24 hours if they are going to be prepared for life and adulthood. Start with Time Audits. Join Kym, Sabrina and Vicki for how-to’s!

 

 

 

HSHSP Ep 40 New Years UNresolutionsEpisode 40: New Years UNresolutions 

We all know it works this way: About 3 weeks into the new year, we give up on those sincere resolutions. How about trying something that can work? How about some UNresolutions. Join Sabrina, Kym and Vicki for some fresh ideas on fresh starts!

 

 

 

HSHSP Ep 39: Christlike Character for TeensEpisode 39: Christlike Character for Teens 

What is Christlike character for teens? What should you expect and how do you help them develop the character of their true role model: Jesus? Join Kym, Vicki and Sabrina for a thought-provoking discussion.

 

 

 

HSHSP 38 Holiday Social Skills for TeensEpisode 38: Holiday Social Skills for Teens 

Holiday gatherings are often difficult for teens! They feel awkward trying to figure out how to connect with extended family or newcomers because they aren’t kids any more- yet aren’t adults. How do you empower teens to feel poised and confident in Christmas social settings? Join Vicki, Sabrina and Kym!

 

HSHSP 37 Creative Credits at Christmas Episode 37: Creative Credits at Christmas 

When holidays are good and the teens are involved in wonderful Christmas activities, it’s hard to interrupt the fun and get back to textbook learning. But it’s Christmas! Why not log credit hours and still have a most wonderful time of the year? Join Kym, Sabrina and Vicki for some how-to’s!

 

 

HSHSP 36: Teens and Complicated ChristmasEpisode 36: Teens and Complicated Christmas 

Some years are tough! When families have experienced loss, divorce, financial hardships or illness the holidays can be difficult. How do you handle Christmas in challenging years? How do you help your teens?

 

 

 


Homeschooling Gifted HighschoolersEpisode 35: Homeschooling Intellectually Gifted Highschoolers 

Some teens are gifted with a great intellect. They need to be encouraged and stretched. Join Sabrina and Kym for an interview with Dr. Barb Varnell, mom of 3 gifted daughters who graduated from homeschool highschool and went on the prestigious college life.

 

 

HSHSP Ep 34 Realistic Holiday Expectations Episode 34: Realistic Holiday Expectations

Ever been snookered by the myth of a perfect Christmas or Thanksgiving? Don’t let unrealistic expectations spoil your holidays! Join Sabrina, Kym and Vicki for an encouraging chat about realistic holiday expectations.

 

 

What testing? Why testing?Episode 33: What Testing? Why Testing?

Should you say “Yes!” to the test? What are the SATs? ACTs? APs? CLEPs? PSATs? TerraNovas? Should your teens test? Join Kym and Vicki for a discussion.

 

 

HSHSP Ep 32: 5 Ways to Earn Transcript CreditsEpisode 32: 5 Ways to Earn Transcript Credits 

Your teen needs a terrific transcript for college or career. How can your teen earn those highschool credits in a way that is best-fit for them and best-use for the transcript? Join Sabrina and Vicki for how-to earn transcript credits!

 

 

HSHSP Ep 31: Leadership and Followership Skills Episode 31: Leadership and Followership Skills 

All teens will need to lead at times and follow at times (adults go through the same thing). It is wise to help your homeschool highschoolers develop their skills so that they will be ready. Join Vicki and Kym for ideas on developing leadership and followership skills.

 

5 Musts for the Homeschool Transcript HSHSP Ep 30Episode 30: 5 Musts for the Homeschool Transcript 

How can your teen develop a terrific transcript? Join Sabrina and Vicki for a discussion of 5 “musts” to include for a powerful transcript.

 

 

HSHSP Ep 29: Continuing Ed for Homeschool MomsEpisode 29: Continuing Education for Homeschool Moms

Why should moms care about learning? They’re the teachers, right? But the best homeschool teachers are those who continuously learn! Join Sabrina, Vicki and Kym for fun ways to be a lifelong learner.

 

 

HSHSP Ep 28: Character Development in TeensEpisode 28: Character Development for Teens 

What is character development in the teenage years? Why is it important? What can a parent do to truly help teens develop good character? Join Sabrina, Vicki and Kym for ideas!

 

 

What are social sciences Homeschool Highschool PodcastEpisode 27: What Are Social Sciences?

Many colleges these days want to see some Social Science on the homeschool transcript. What are the Social Sciences? Why are they beneficial for your teen? How does your teen earn Social Science credit? Join Kym, Vicki and Sabrina for help tips!

 

 

Writing Requirements HSHSP Ep 26Episode 26: Highschool Writing Requirements

What is included in highschool writing requirements? How do you know when your homeschool teens have covered enough writing for each Language Arts credit? Join Vicki, Sabrina and Kym for a encouragement and solid information on homeschool highschool writing requirements!

 

 

Homeschool Highschool Podcast Episode 25: Literature for Bookworms or NotEpisode 25: Highschool Literature for Bookworms or Not!

What if you love reading but your teen hates it? (or vise versa…) Every homeschool highschooler must have Language Arts on the transcript for graduation. Literature in an important part of those credits. How do you make the best of you literature choices so that everyone has their needs met? Join Sabrina, Vicki and Kym for tips and ideas!

 

 

Homeschool High School Special Needs Teens Homeschool Highschool PodcastEpisode 24: Homeschooling Teens with Special Needs

Can you homeschool highschool with teens who have special needs? Of course you can! If God called you to it, he’ll equip you. Join Vicki for an interview with her sister-in-law, Patty Tillman. Patty shares how she successfully homeschooled her son all the way through graduation.

 

 

HSHSP Ep 23: Career ExplorationEpisode 23: Career Exploration: What to Include?

One of the most important life preparation courses your teen will take in homeschool highschool is Career Exploration? Why? What should you include? How do you cover Career Exploration? Join Vicki and Kym for a discussion about Career Exploration.

 

Ways to Earn History CreditEpisode 22: 5 Ways to Earn History Credit

There’s not ONE right way to homeschool AND there’s not ONE right way to earn a history credit. Join Sabrina, Vicki, and Kym for a fun discussion of various ways to get that history credit on the homeschool transcript.

 


World Languages How-to'sEpisode 21: World Language Credit How-to’s

You know your homeschool highschooler needs World Language on his/her transcript! But how do you get it done in a useful and meaningful way? Can it be fun? How do I find the right course? Join Sabrina, Vicki an Kym for fun with World Languages!

 

 

HSHSP Ep 20 Making the Most of Homeschool HighschoolEpisode 20: Making the Most of the Highschool Years

Homeschooling highschool years are the best years of all. Make the most of them! Join us for an interview with homeschool graduate, Ezra Tillman. He’ll be sharing lots of cool things he did in highschool and the ways those things prepared him for college and career!

 

 

 

HSHSP Ep 19: Drama, the GOOD kind!!Episode 19: Drama- The GOOD Kind!

Your teen needs some fun in highschool! The kind of fun that will also sparkle up the transcript and help develop good life skills. How do you do that? One way is to join a drama production! Join Vicki and Kym at Sabrina’s 16th annual homeschool drama camp for a “front-row seat” on what it’s like to get dramatic about highschool. (AND hear some interviews with the drama campers!)

 

Homeschool Highschool Podcast Ep 18: Showing Rigor on the Homeschool TranscriptEpisode 18: Showing Rigor on the Homeschool Transcript

Give your homeschool highschoolers’ transcripts the boost they need for college admissions! Here’s how and why to honestly and clearly show the level of academic rigor in their courses. Join Sabrina and Vicki for encouraging (not intimidating) tips.

 

Homeschool Highschool Faves and Fails Homeschool Highschool PodcastEpisode 17: Homeschool Highschool Faves and Fails

The Homeschool Highschool Podcast’s 7Sisters team went on their annual retreat and had a blast sharing their best and worst moments educating their teens. You’ll feel like you’re the best compared to some of these fails! Join all 6 of the 7SistersHomeschool.com team for faves and fails. (YOU’RE the 7th Sister!)

 

HSHSP Ep 16: Success Story- Career-Bound TeensEpisode 16: Success Story: My Career-Bound Teens

What if your homeschool highschooler has non-academic gifts and interests? What if he/she is chomping at the bit to jump into a career? Join us for an interview with Angela O’Shaughnessy, whose sons are enjoying success in their non-college careers!

 

HSHSP 15 Customize Language ArtsEpisode 15: Customize Your Teens’ Literature Credits

Homeschool highschoolers have many different interests and abilities. One of the best things about homeschooling is that you can tailor their literature credits to make the most of their individual needs! It’s fun. Vicki and Sabrina tell you how!

 

HSHSP 14: Readers Theater PartyEpisode 14: Readers Theater Party: It’s COOL!

Want to have a hip, cool, fun, EASY event that builds the Language Arts credit in a powerful way? Throw a Readers Theater Party!! You need to do this! Sabrina and Vicki tell you how!

 

 

HSHSP 13: What to Include in Language Arts CreditEpisode 13: How to Earn Language Arts Credit

Language Arts is a “monster credit” for the homeschool highschool transcript. It includes SO many things. How can you be certain you are covering it all? Join Sabrina and Vicki for confidence-boosting tips!

 

 

HSHSP Ep12 When College is NOT an optionEpisode 12: When College is NOT an Option

College is not an option for some homeschool highschoolers. That’s okay! God has careers in mind for non-college teens, too! Join Vicki and Sabrina as they discuss how to handle highschool when college is not the right choice for your teen.

 

Homeschool Highschool's 4 yr goals 300xEpisode 11: Homeschool Highschool’s 4 Year Goals

Why goals? How do you create goals for homeschool high school? What are the important goals for a highschooler’s academic, character and personal development? Join Sabrina and Vicki as they share how to set and enjoy Homeschool Highschool’s 4 Year Goals!

 

The Homeschool Highschool Podcast Ep10: Graduation How-to'sEpisode 10: Graduation How-to’s

It’s cost you a lot of blood, sweat and tears. It’s benefitted you and your homeschool highschooler with lots of fun and learning together. NOW it’s time for graduation ceremony and graduation party! Join Sabrina, Vicki and Kym for tips on how to get it done with as little stress as possible.

 

The Homeschool Highschool Podcast Ep 9: Allowing Teens to Fail Episode 9: Allowing Teens to Fail

When is it ok to allow your homeschool highschoolers to fail? When do you swoop in for a rescue? Join Sabrina, Vicki and Kym for an encouraging discussion on the challenges of allowing teens to mature the hard way.

 

Homeschool Highschool Podcast Ep 8 Choosing Highschool CurriculumEpisode 8: Choosing Highschool Curriculum

There’s not ONE right way to homeschool highschool because every teen is different. Praise God for that! So how do you find the best-fit curriculum for your homeschool highschoolers? Join Sabrina and Vicki for some tried-and-true tips!

 

Teens and Service The Homeschool Highschool PodcastEpisode 7: Service on the Homeschool Transcript

What? You didn’t raise your teens to be self-centered and selfish? You taught them to serve? Great!! Let’s get that on the homeschool transcript. Join Sabrina, Vicki and Kym for the how’s and why’s of teens and service.

 

Transcript Basics on The Homeschool Highschool PodcastEpisode 6: Transcript Basics

Worried about what needs to be included on that all-important homeschool highschool transcript? Take a deep breath! Sabrina and Vicki from 7SistersHomeschool.com are here to help. Join them for some good news: You can do it! You and your teen can create a terrific transcript!

How do you keep your homeschool highschooler’s transcript from looking like 1 million other high schoolers’ transcript? You SPARKLE it up! Electives and extracurriculars give homeschool transcripts pizzazz! They show who your teens truly are, they highlight strengths and interests. Join Sabrina, Vicki and 7Sisters Kym as they share ways to sparkle up your homeschool transcripts with electives and extracurriculars.

Interview with Homeschool Graduates on The Homeschool Highschool PodcastEpisode 4: Interview with Homeschool Graduates Seth and Caroline

Join us for an interview with actual homeschool graduates who are now in college. Seth and Caroline share what was genuinely useful and what was genuinely could have gone better. You’ll enjoy this fun discussion that “gets real” about homeschooling highschool.

 

 

The-Homeschool-Highschool-Podcast-Episode-3-Will-my-kid-get-into-college?Episode 3: Will my kid get into college?

This question strikes fear into many parents of homeschool highschoolers! Don’t fear! Sabrina and Vicki are here to share with you the secrets of helping your teens be college attractive. You CAN do it!

 

 

5 Fabulous Ways to Have Fun with Homeschool HighschoolApril 5 Episode 2: 5 fabulous ways to have fun (even when you’re homeschooling highschool)!

Sabrina and Vicki are going to get down to the serious business of getting your teens into college or career, creating a great transcript and other important stuff. But REALLY, if your teens don’t have ANY fun in highschool they will be miserable- and miserable teens don’t learn as well. So here are 5 fabulous fun ideas to keep you homeschool highschool lively!

 

Episode 1 The Homeschool Highschool Podcast: Who are the 7Sisters?March 29 Episode 1: Who are the 7Sisters and how can they help YOU homeschool highschool?

Join homeschool highschool veterans Sabrina Justison and Vicki Tillman from 7SistersHomeschool.com as they share their 20+ experience. They will help YOU love homeschooling highschool!

 

 

 

 

 

Homeschool Highschool

HSHSP Ep 51: Career Exploration for Teens who Don’t Have a Clue

HSHSP Ep 51: Career Exploration for Teens who Don’t Have a Clue “SO, what are you going to do after graduation?” That’s the dreaded question for many teens. They simply don’t have a clue what they want to do. How do you help a teen find direction in life? How do you help them get […]

HSHSP Ep 50: College-Attractive Transcripts

HSHSP Ep 50: College-Attractive Transcripts College-bound homeschool highschoolers need to have a transcript that is college-attractive. Humdrum or sparse transcripts won’t help our teens if they are aiming for a competitive or high-standards college! How do you help your highschoolers develop a transcript with *sparkle*? How do you make sure you’ve included the things on the […]

HSHSP Ep 49: Choosing College Majors

HSHSP Ep 49: Choosing College Majors We spend a lot of time coaching stressed out homeschool upperclassmen on the all-important topic: Choosing College Majors. Choosing a major matters. Teens want to use their college years wisely. They need to know WHAT to study when they get there.  Knowing the college major is the key. How […]

HSHSP Ep 48: Why Do Teens Need to Know Great Christian Writers?

HSHSP Ep 48: Why Do Teens Need to Know Great Christian Writers? How about literature credit for your homeschool highsschoolers that is meaningful, maybe even life changing? Why not expose your teens to literature that will give them solid role models? How about literature that will help them develop in their character and spiritual walk? […]

HSHSP Ep 47: Using Movies as Curriculum

HSHSP Ep 47: Using Movies as Curriculum Is it a requirement that highschool curriculum be boring? That’s what some teens feel. How about adding a little inspirational fun to your homeschool highschool curriculum? Join Sabrina for an interview with her homeschool-graduate son, Sam. Sam studied filmmaking in college (and highschool). They have a lively conversation about […]

HSHSP Ep 46: When Life Happens

HSHSP Ep 46: When Life Happens Homeschooling highschool is full of ups and downs, beautiful moments and tough. How do you handle schooling when life happens? *Wrong curriculum happens *Chronic illness happens *Accident happens *Depression or anxiety happens *Financial stress happens *New business endeavors or parent careers happen Join Sabrina, Vicki and Kym for a […]

HSHSP Ep 45: Highschool Planning and Adulting Skills

HSHSP Ep 45: Highschool Planning and Adulting Skills Highschool is time for preparation for life. *For many teens, highschool is preparation for college. *For many teens highschool is preparation for career. *For all teens, highschool should include preparation for adulthood. How do you help teens prepare for life and develop their adulting skills? Join Sabrina, […]

HSHSP Ep 44: Including Teens in Highschool Planning

HSHSP Ep 44: Including Teens in Highschool Planning Why should you include your teens in planning their highschool years? How much should you involve them in choosing courses and extracurriculars? What kinds of teens are best for getting involved with highschool planning? One goal for many homeschooling parents is to help their teens be prepared […]

HSHSP Ep 43: Highschool Planning and Teen Personalities

HSHSP Ep 43: Highschool Planning and Teen Personalities Planning your teens’ homeschool highschool years? Good news: There’s not ONE right way to homeschool highschool! That’s because God did not make only ONE kind of teen. So when you’re planning, it is a wise idea to take into consideration your teens’ personalities. Some teens are study-ers, […]

HSHSP Ep 41: Time Audits for Teens- What and Why

HSHSP Ep 41: Time Audits for Teens- What and Why Know any teens that struggle with time management? (Know any adults that struggle with time management?) Wise use of time is one of the most important life skills a young person must master. If they don’t, managing the life balances of college, career and adulthood […]

HSHSP Ep 42: Highschool Goals and Planning

HSHSP Ep 42: Highschool Goals and Planning Homeschool highschool years are important years. Teens need a valid transcript for graduation and they need to be prepared for career and/or college. How do you realistically prepare for homeschool highschool without getting an ulcer? Join Vicki, Sabrina and Kym for fun, facts and how-to’s.   Check out […]

HSHSP Ep 40: New Years UNresolutions

HSHSP Ep 40: New Years UNresolutions Homeschool moms and highschoolers: Guilt gotcha every January? About 3 weeks in the New Years resolutions gone caput? How about UNresolutions this year? Unresolutions are ways to start fresh, do-over, try new things without the pressure of a resolutions you know you’ll break. Mom say things like: *”My kids […]

HSHSP Ep 39: Christlike Character for Teens

Christlike Character for Teens What does Christlike character actually look like? What did Christ’s own character look like? What kind of character should parents hope for in their teens and in themselves? What are some ideas on how to develop that godly character? The Bible, of course, gives us great illustrations for Christ’s life and […]

HSHSP Ep 38 Holiday Social Skills for Teens

HSHSP Ep 38 Holiday Social Skills for Teens Holidays bring church and homeschool parties, family get-togethers. Teens often feel awkward at these events. They are too young to be regarded as the “little kids” and not quite old enough to be considered “adults”. How does a teen handle being a teen at holiday events? Join […]

HSHSP Ep 37: Creative Credits at Christmas

HSHSP Ep 37: Creative Credits at Christmas Merry Christmas! There’s so much to prepare for and enjoy during the Advent season! If you’ve got homeschool highschoolers who want to take time to enjoy the season, you need a little creativity for getting the educational hours done. Join Vicki, Sabrina and Kym for a fun discussion […]

HSHSP Ep 36: Teens and Complicated Christmas

HSHSP Ep 36: Teens and Complicated Christmas Some years are just tough! What if you or a family you know has experienced: illness, divorce, financial or family loss, or other difficult situation? The rest of the year might be challenging and when Christmas comes along, it can be really hard for teens (and adults) to know […]

HSHSP Ep 35: Gifted Homeschool Highschoolers

HSHSP Ep 35: Gifted Homeschool Highschoolers While we believe that ALL teens are gifted by God in some way, some homeschool highschoolers are “gifted” in intelligence. They are bright, academically-driven and have different needs than a more average academian. These gifted teens need to be ready for a competitive college. They need to stretch themselves […]

HSHSP Ep 34: Realistic Holiday Expectations

HSHSP Ep 34: Realistic Holiday Expectations Ahhh, it’s Christmas Eve! The Yule log glowing in a Christmas fireplace. Children, dressed in Christmas finery gathered neatly about as they listen enraptured to their grandparents recall family holiday memories. Christmas music plays softly in the background. All the gifts are wrapped. All the decorations are neatly in place. […]

HSHSP Ep 33: What Testing? Why Testing?

Got tests? Stressed about the SATs? PSATs? What about the PSAT 10 or even PSAT 8/9? How about those ACTs? Must your teens take these exams?  Should they go for an AP, CLEP or SAT Subject Test? What other tests might there be lurking about? Why would your teen take these exams- or why not? […]

HSHSP Ep 32: 5 Ways to Earn Transcript Credits

Homeschool highschoolers need to build a powerful and honest transcript. They do this by accurately earning their credits! We know that each teen needs Language Arts, Maths, Social Studies, Science, World Languages, Fine Arts, Phys Ed and Electives. How does a teen earn those transcript credits? Whether teens are college bound or career bound they need […]

HSHSP Ep 31: Leadership and Followership Skills

HSHSP Ep 31: Leadership and Followership Skills Every teen needs to develop the ability to lead- it will happen at times even to introverts. Every teen needs to develop the ability to follow- that happens at times even to extroverts! Being ready for both isn’t that difficult! The skills are similar for being both leadership […]

HSHSP Ep 30: 5 Musts for the Homeschool Transcript

First: There’s not ONE right way to homeschool highschool! So there’s not ONE right way to develop a homeschool transcript! That being said, there are 5 things that we’ve learned over the years advising hundreds of homeschool highschoolers on their journey to college and career. These 5 things help create a POWERFUL transcript! Join Sabrina and […]

HSHSP Ep 29: Continuing Ed for Homeschool Moms

HSHSP Ep 29: Continuing Ed for Homeschool Moms Just because mom is the teacher doesn’t mean she’s through with education! Homeschool moms (just like homeschool teens) should be lifelong learners. Join Vicki, Sabrina and Kym for a fun discussion of ways to keep the education going through motherhood.

HSHSP Ep 28: Character Development in Teens

HSHSP Ep 28: Character Development in Teens What IS character development in teens? Is character development the process of assuring your teen is well-behaved, wise and agrees with you at all times? Probably not, at least not in our opinion! Join Sabrina, Vicki and Kym for some tip-top, practical ideas for helping your teen develop […]

HSHSP Ep 27: What Are Social Sciences?

What are social sciences? Many colleges these days are looking for social sciences on the homeschool transcript. What are social sciences? How do you decide which social sciences are best for your teen? Why should you bother? Join Vicki, Sabrina and Kym as they share lots of tips about homeschool highschool social sciences in this […]

High School Writing Requirements- HSHSP Ep 26

High School Writing Requirements- HSHSP Ep 26 Your homeschool highschoolers need 4 Language Arts credits for their transcripts. Each Language Arts credit includes more than just literature. Each Language Arts credit also must include writing. A LOT of writing… How do you know if your homeschool highschooler is getting enough writing for their Language Arts […]

HSHSP Ep 25: Highschool Literature for Bookworms or Not

HSHSP Ep 25: Highschool Literature for Bookworms or Not There are all kinds of homeschool highschoolers and all kinds of homeschool moms: Some are bookworms and some are not! But all homeschool highschoolers must have literature on their transcript and all highschool moms must supervise that literature. How do you choose lit that will be […]

HSHSP Ep 24: Homeschooling Teens with Special Needs

HSHSP Ep 24: Homeschooling Teens with Special Needs All homeschool highschoolers are different. Some of them are different with the label “special needs”. Can you homeschool highschool with a teen who has special needs? OF COURSE, you can! Join Vicki for an interview with Patty Tillman about her son’s special highschool program. Patty homeschooled her […]

HSHSP Ep 23: What’s Included in Career Exploration?

HSHSP Ep 23: What’s Included in Career Exploration? Career Exploration is a necessary life preparation course in highschool! (It may not be mandatory, but it certainly is important!) Teens don’t need to know everything about the future when they graduate homeschool highschool- but they will be off to a MUCH better start if they have […]

HSHSP Ep 22: 5 Ways to Earn History Credit

HSHSP Ep 22: 5 Ways to Earn History Credit There are so many different kinds of homeschool highschoolers, so it shouldn’t be surprising that there’s more than one way to homeschool highschool history! History can be interesting, inspiring, meaningful and challenging when you find the right-fit history for your teen. Ready to try something new? […]

HSHSP Ep 21: World Language Credit How-to’s

HSHSP Ep 21: World Language Credit How-to’s Your homeschool highschooler needs World Language credit on the transcript! How on earth do you get it done? Can it be fun? Is there anything useful about it? Join Vicki, Sabrina, and Kym who between them have taught their homeschool highschoolers (and LOTS of other local homeschooler) French, […]

HSHSP Ep 20: Making the Most of Homeschool Highschool

HSHSP Ep 20: Making the Most of Homeschool Highschool Homeschooling highschool years are the best years of all! There is so much to do and to learn and so much adventure to be had! Join us for an interview with homeschool graduate, Ezra Tillman, as he shares about the ups and downs of homeschooling highschool- […]

HSHSP Ep 19: Drama- The GOOD Kind

HSHSP Ep 19: Drama- The GOOD Kind Sparkle up the homeschool transcript, have fun, and gain some terrific life skills. How? With DRAMA (the good kind, not the *I’m-mad-at-you-and-am-going-to-make-a-scene* kind. 🙂 Recorded live at Sabrina’s 16th annual homeschool drama camp, Vicki and Kym talk about the ways drama has a powerful impact on teens and […]

HSHSP Ep 18: How and Why to Show Rigor on the Homeschool Transcript

HSHSP Ep 18: How and Why to Show Rigor on the Homeschool Transcript   Many homeschool highschoolers are college bound. How do they create a transcript that is college attractive? One important feature of college-attractive transcripts is showing that your teens have done well with rigorous academics. Why just record “Language Arts” when you can […]

HSHSP Ep 17: Homeschool Highschool Faves and Fails

HSHSP Ep 17: Homeschool Highschool Faves and Fails   Get real with the 6 Sisters of 7SistersHomeschool as they talk about their brightest moments and their biggest fails during homeschool highschool. Between all the Sisters there have been something like 30 highschoolers (they can’t count, so they’re not sure…probably one of their fails!). With that […]

HSHSP Ep 16: Success Story: My Career-Bound Teens

HSHSP Ep 16: Success Story: My Career-Bound Teens Must a teen go to college in order to become a successful adult? Absolutely NOT! God created each young person with different interests and abilities. Why should a homeschool highschooler spend 4 years plugging through academics if that is totally not his/her gift? Shouldn’t a young person […]

HSHSP Ep 15: How to Customize Your Literature Credit

HSHSP Ep 15: How to Customize Your Literature Credit There’s not ONE right way to homeschool highschool and there’s not ONE right way to earn a language arts/literature credit! Some teens love British Literature and some want to learn something practical like how-to repair cars. Some teens love to lock into one literature topic for […]

Homeschool Highschool Podcast Ep 14: Readers Theater Party

Homeschool Highschool Podcast Ep 14: Readers Theater Party   Homeschooling Highschool should include LOTS of fun! Here is a FUN, EASY activity that builds the highschool Language Arts credit: Readers Theater Party! Sound geeky? Maybe so, but it is so COOL, too! Get a quick book on the book list, do a great “unit study” experience. […]

Homeschool Highschool Podcast Ep 13: What to Include in Language Arts Credit

Homeschool Highschool Podcast Ep 13: What to Include in Language Arts Credit Highschool Language Arts is a “monster credit”! There is SO much included in this credit; it’s so much bigger than others! How do you know what to include in your homeschool highschooler’s Language Arts credits? Join Sabrina and Vicki for expert advice!   […]

Homeschool Highschool Podcast Ep 12: When College is NOT an Option

Homeschool Highschool Podcast Ep 12: When College is NOT an Option Homeschool Highschool Podcast Ep 12: When College is NOT an Option College isn’t for everyone! God created many different interests and talents! How do you handle highschool if your teen isn’t college bound? How can you be certain that you aren’t wasting the highschool […]

The Homeschool Highschool Podcast Ep11: Highschool’s 4 Year Goals

The Homeschool Highschool Podcast Ep11: Highschool’s 4 Year Goals The Homeschool Highschool Podcast Ep11: Highschool’s 4 Year Goals You must have goals if you are going to usher your teen through successful homeschool highschool years. What are the important goals for a highschooler’s academic, character and personal development? Don’t be intimidated! You can do it! […]

The Homeschool Highschool Podcast Ep10: Graduation How-to’s

The Homeschool Highschool Podcast Ep10: Graduation How-to’s   The Homeschool Highschool Podcast Ep10: Graduation How-to’s You and your homeschool highschooler have worked hard! Through thick and thin you have persevered! It’s been great! Know what else is great? GRADUATION! Join Sabrina, Vicki and Kym as they share tips for a great graduation ceremony and amazingly […]

The Homeschool Highschool Podcast Ep 9: Allowing Teens to Fail

The Homeschool Highschool Podcast Ep 9: Allowing Teens to Fail When is it the best thing to allow your teens to fail? When is it right to let them totally mess up a project or decision or even SAT? Why is it important to allow teens to experience some failures? Join Sabrina, Vicki and Kym […]

The Homeschool Highschool Podcast Ep 8: Choosing Highschool Curriculum

The Homeschool Highschool Podcast Ep 8: Choosing Highschool Curriculum We know that there’s not ONE right way to homeschool highschool. That’s because there’s not ONE kind of homeschool highschooler! God made them all different, so how on earth do you find the best-fit curriculum? Join Sabrina and Vicki for Episode 8, where they will share […]

HSHSP Ep 7: Service on the Homeschool Transcript

Join Sabrina and Vicki for HSHSP Ep 7: Service on the Homeschool Transcript! HSHSP Ep 7: Service on the Homeschool Transcript Service SO important to record on the homeschool transcript! Colleges want to see that your homeschool graduates will be skilled in creating a good campus culture. Service is one way to show that important […]

HSHSP Episode 6: Transcript Basics

The Homeschool Highschool Podcast brings you Episode 6: Transcript Basics! Transcript Basics Worried about what needs to be included on that all-important homeschool highschool transcript? Take a deep breath! Sabrina and Vicki from 7SistersHomeschool.com are here to help. Join them for some good news: You can do it! You and your teen can create a […]

Electives and Extracurriculars

Homeschool Highschool Podcast Episode 5: Electives and Extracurriculars Episode 5: Electives and Extracurriculars on the Homeschool Transcript How do you keep your homeschool highschooler’s transcript from looking like 1 million other high schoolers’ transcript? You SPARKLE it up! Electives and extracurriculars give homeschool transcripts pizzazz! They show who your teens truly are, they highlight strengths and […]

Interview with Homeschool Graduates

Interview with Homeschool Graduates Want to know what REALLY worked (and what didn’t) in homeschooling highschool? Homeschool graduates Seth and Caroline chat about their years of homeschooling highschool: What was cool? What could have gone better? Did homeschooling prepare them for college? What would they do differently if they could do it again? What are […]

Will My Kid Get into College?

Will my kid get into college? The Homeschool Highschool Podcast Episode 3 Will My Kid Get into College? Will my kid get into college? That’s the question that’s burning on many newbie homeschooling highschool parent! Join Vicki and Sabrina from 7SistersHomeschool.com as they share insider tips on helping your homeschool high schooler develop a college […]

5 Fabulous Ways to Have Fun with Homeschool Highschool

  5 Fabulous Ways to Have Fun with Homeschool Highschool! How can you have fun with homeschooling highschool? Isn’t it serious stuff? Serious, yes, but not always! Join Sabrina and Vicki as they share 5 fabulous ways to have fun while you homeschool highschool! PLUS listen in for some cool surprises! AND some useful homeschool […]

Who Are the 7 Sisters?

Who Are The 7 Sisters? In episode 1 of the Homeschool Highschool Podcast, Sabrina & Vicki of 7sisterhomeschool.com help connect you with homeschool highschool success. Let them be your big sisters as they share why homeschooling highschool years are the best years yet! AND how the 7Sisters at 7SistersHomeschool.com can help those great years happen! […]

The Homeschool Highschool Podcast

  The Homeschool Highschool Podcast with 7SistersHomeschool.com Join your hosts Vicki Tillman, Sabrina Justison and Kym Smythe  As they share You-CAN-Do-It Skills for homeschooling highschool! How-to’s to help you plan the high school years Tips to build your confidence in educating your adolescents Ways to create a powerful transcript for your teen Steps to help you […]

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