HSHSP Ep 130: Field Trips for Homeschool High Schoolers

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This week on HSHSP Ep 130: Field Trips for Homeschool High Schoolers.

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HSHSP Ep 130: Field Trips for Homeschool High Schoolers

When you have homeschooling highschoolers, they are BUSY! Academics and extracurriculars fill their schedules while they build their powerful transcripts. It’s easy to forget field trips when homeschoolers hit the high school academics.

Don’t miss out!

Sabrina and Kym share about favorite field trips with their teens as well as the trips that didn’t happen, but they wish they had. (Check this post about a favorite field trip fail.)

Here are the most basic homeschool field trips for teens:

  • Science based
    • Botanical gardens
    • Wastewater treatment facilities
    • Dams
    • Zoos
    • Aquariums
    • Museums
    • Ranger-led events at state or national parks
    • Visits to blood bank
    • Nature hikes
    • Amusement part
  • History based
    • Architectural tours of historic towns
    • Historic town special events
    • Docent led tours of historic homes
    • Guide-led tours of national or state historic sites
    • Attend a re-enactment
    • Restaurants with food from a country your family is studying
  • Arts
    • Concerts
    • Plays
    • Museums
    • Arts and Crafts shows
  • Career Exploration
    • Visits to construction sites
    • Visits to small businesses
    • Visits to chiropractor or other medical professional
    • Visits to recording studio
    • Interviews with folks at church who have interesting careers
    • Visit to sports-team’s facility
    • Attend a career fair
    • Volunteer work and interview staff
    • College tours

Here are some tips:

  • Come prepared with questions for docents or guides. Talk about potential questions ahead of time.
  • Have teens write a response paper, essay or create a Powerpoint or Prezi about the trip. (Then present it at co-op or family gathering.)
  • Use field trips to level up courses or earn a special course credit. Check out this post on how to log hours for credit.
  • Remember, don’t KILL the field trip by overdoing the academic part!
  • Many field trips can be turned in some way into Career Exploration.

Here are even more field trip ideas.

Join Sabrina and Kym for this inspirational chat. Also, check out this post:


Why Waste High School Credits on Career Exploration?


HSHSP Ep 130: Field Trips for Homeschool High Schoolers


  1. Dear seven sisters. Basically, I can always recommend visiting a factory that processes food. There is so much to thematize. From nutrition to the types of preservation, but also advertising or design of food packaging, etc..
    There are countless possibilities to combine the school subjects chemistry, biology, art, nutrition but also marketing etc. ( Excuse me, but I do not know the American school subjects so well ).
    Many greetings Linn

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