The Homeschool Highschool Podcast

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*LOADS of encouragement for your adventures in homeschooling highschool

*TONS of tips to build your confidence in educating your adolescents

*WONDERFUL ways to create a powerful transcript for your teen

*WISDOM-filled advice to help you guide your teen in life and college preparation

*ALL THINGS homeschool high school!

 

 

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Sabrina has been mom in a blended family with 7 kids, 3 of whom were traditionally schooled and 4 of whom were homeschooled all the way from K to graduation. They have gone on to pursue a wide variety of endeavors as adults, living out the Homeschool High School Podcast motto that says “There’s not ONE RIGHT WAY” to homeschool, or to do life after graduation. Sabrina continues to serve local homeschool highschoolers at literature teacher.

 

 

Vicki works as a counselor in her regular job, and offers life and career coaching services at vickitillmancoaching.com. Vicki helped found a large homeschool “umbrella school” and served that community for almost 20 years as upperclassmen academic advisor and teacher (where she helped hundreds of students take the next steps toward college or career). She graduated all 5 of her children from homeschool. They are all pursuing or have completed varying levels of college degrees from BA to PhD.

 

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So, what are people saying about the Homeschool Highschool Podcast?

 

As a retired teacher turned homeschool mom, I find it difficult to balance the monotony of school requirements with the pleasure of home education. This podcast has helped me tremendously to find the balance between the two with my highschoolers. I listen to every episode! –Kelly 

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I love listening to this podcast. Having a 9th grader, this podcast helps me prepare what I need to be doing now and in the future. –Lrhoads 

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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. They are often joined by their other sisters, Kym and Marilyn OR other 7th Sisters! When YOU join us at The Homeschool Highschool Podcast, YOU will be our 7th Sister, too! Hooray!!

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

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We love community, so come be part of ours! We want to help your homeschool high school experience to be the best ever!

 

Weekly Shows on The Homeschool Highschool Podcast

HSHSP Ep 119: Homeschooling Middle Schoolers Interview with Latonya MooreHSHSP Ep 119: Homeschooling Middle Schoolers Interview with Latonya Moore

Vicki and Latonya discuss a non-hurried, eclectic approach to homeschooling middle school, as well has Latonya’s many resources available to homeschool moms and students.

 

 

 

HSHSP Ep 118: Annoying Questions for Homeschoolers: What About Socialization?HSHSP Ep 118: Annoying Question for Homeschoolers: What about Socialization? 

We’ve all been asked that question! My goodness, it can be annoying. Join Sabrina, Vicki and Kym for intelligent, fun and gracious answers!

 

 

 

HSHSP Ep 117: Create a Great Transcript Using Levels With 7Sisters CurriculumHSHSP Ep 117: Create a Great Transcript Using Levels With 7Sisters Curriculum 

You learned about *Levels* in Episode 117. How do you easily make levels work for your teen as they create just the right transcript for them? You create just the right level for their courses. We give examples on how-to using 7SistersHomeschool.com’s curriculum.

 

 

HSHSP Ep 116: What Are Levels in Homeschool High School?HSHSP Ep 116: What Are Levels in Homeschool High School? 

How can a homeschool mom prove to colleges that her highschooler has done rigorous academic work? How can a teen impress college admissions advisors? By recording the level of rigor of highschool courses on the homeschool transcript. How can that be done? Join Sabrina, Vicki and Kym for this episode to find out!

 

 

HSHSP Ep 115: How to Plan Language Arts for Homeschool HighschoolHSHSP Ep 115: How to Plan Language Arts for Homeschool Highschool 

Language Arts is a HUGE credit for homeschool highschoolers. How can you plan well so you make sure that your teens’ unique needs are met? Join Sabrina and Kym for details and encouragement!

 

 

HSHSP Ep 114: Homeschooling Highschool When You Don't Know Everything!HSHSP Ep 114: Homeschooling Highschool When You Don’t Know Everything!

 

How can one homeschool mom know enough to teach her teens all they need to know? What should a mom do when she doesn’t know calculus? or physics? or literature analysis? Do fear! Sabrina and Kym have lots of ideas to help you out! You can do it!

 

HSHSP Ep 113: Job Hunting Skills for Homeschool HighschoolersHSHSP Ep 113: Job Hunting Skills for Homeschool Highschoolers 

Are your teens stressed about their first job hunt? You may be stressed, too! (After all, it’s been a long time since you’ve been on your first job hunt!) Join Vicki for a quick, concise list of 10 tips to help your teens find success in their job searches.

 

 

Homeschool Highschool Podcast Ep 112_ Adapting to Unexpected Changes HSHSP Ep 112: Adapting to Unexpected Changes for Your Homeschool Family 

No one likes interrupted plans, especially when you’ve worked hard to have a homeschool year planned out. But interruptions happen and those interruptions often bring changes. The changes may be for the good or for the challenge. How do we handle them so that we see them as opportunities? Join Sabrina, Kym and Quella, the Seeing Eye puppy for a helpful discussion.

 

HSHSP Ep 111_ What Are Your Teens Surrounded By_ Empowering Them HSHSP Ep 111: What Are Your Teens Surrounded By? Empowering Them 

It can be scary raising a teen in this day and age. One of the tasks for a healthy teen is to learn to be an influencer rather than simply being influenced, to help build surroundings rather than just be surrounded. This requires parents to be pray-ers who offer their fear to God and help empower teens for this phase of life. Join Sabrina, Kym and a very vocal Quella, the Seeing Eye puppy for an encouraging discussion.

 

HSHSP Ep 110_ What's it Like to be a Homeschool SeniorHSHSP Ep 110: What’s it Like to be a Homeschool Senior? 

There’s not one right way to be a homeschool senior but it sure is interesting to hear about the different adventures that near-graduates have! Join Sabrina and Kym for a fun and encouraging interview with Gabriella Eltringham, who is graduating in a couple of weeks!

 

 

Homeschool Highschool Podcast Ep 109: How to Start a Homeschool Co-opHSHSP Ep 109: How to Start a Homeschool Co-op Your Teens Will Enjoy

Homeschool co-ops are wonderful educational experiences…most of the time. It takes planning to make sure co-op is something that both you and your teens enjoy. Join Sabrina, Vicki and Kym for lots of helpful start-up tips for homeschool highschool co-ops.

 

 

HSHSP Ep 108 Helping Non-College-Bound Teens Find SuccessHSHSP Ep 108: Helping Non-College-Bound Teens Find Success 

Lots of homeschool highschoolers are choosing to develop their strengths and their skills by going into trades or other non-college careers. That’s because there’s not ONE right way to be an adult. Join Vicki for an inspiring interview with Angela O’Shaughnessy about homeschool highschool with her 2 career-bound teens and their post-graduation successes.

 

 

HSHSP Ep 107: How a Homeschool Athlete Made it to HarvardHSHSP Ep 107 How a Homeschool Athlete made it to Harvard

Can a homeschool athlete make it to college-level sports? Yes, they can! Join Sabrina and Kym for an inspiring and informative interview with Jake Johnson (class of 2018) and his mother, Suzanne. They share Jake’s adventures as a homeschool high school athlete with big aspirations and the tips for what to do if you have an athlete aspiring for college-level play.

 

 

HSHSP Ep 106 After Graduation Making the Most of Community CollegeHSHSP Ep 106: After Graduation: Making the Most of Community College 

Many homeschool highschool graduates choose community college. When they do, they should make those years rock! Join Vicki for an interview with her youngest son, Seth. Seth is a community college graduate (Cecil College)  and is now studying at University of Delaware. He shares his best tips for an awesome community college experience and great career and university prep.

 

 

HSHSP Ep 105: Digital Learning Options for Homeschool Highschool Why use digital learning with your homeschool highschoolers? It's cool! It's available! We can use digital resources because these days, in homeschool high school, parents are not teachers as much as they are resource managers. We gather the best resources we can get and make them available to our teens, so that they can learn. We provide: Safety net if they need help Check ins Accountability Usually, grading and credit-assignment Digital Textbooks (like 7SistersHomeschool.com's curriculum) 7Sisters provides curriculum in: Electives and Career Exploration Social Sciences Financial Literacy Literature Study Guides Writing Guides Speech and Drama Spiritual Support and Apologetics All of 7Sisters' curriculum: Is editable (btw- if you have an old uneditable version of a 7Sisters textbook and would like to update to editable, contact us at info@7SistersHomeschool.com for a FREE update) Is readable on tablets or laptops, desktops OR Can be printed out Can be saved on the various devices if you have several teens using it and mom can grade on her device We also have our very popular, truly interactive courses like 7Sisters' Financial Literacy from a Christian Perspective, that includes google research and online simulations, creating their own budgets and financial planning, Online classes (we are not affiliates for any of these, btw). Live or recorded. Here are a few: Currclick.com Dreaming Spires Homelearning Mr. D Math Music In Our Homeschool (check out the freebies) Potter's School PA Homeschoolers AP Courses Stanford Online High School for gifted and talented teens Need help grading? There are resources like: Grammarly.com or hire tutors if you don't feel competent MOOCs (Massive Open Online Courses). These are awesome courses from universities like MIT, UC Berkeley and more. Teens don't usually get course credit, so they should log hours. Some will grade and score if you pay a little. Here are a couple of them the providers: EdX Coursera Through companies like Audible: Great Courses (Teaching Company) (Be sure to log hours to earn the credit) Dual Credit online from local college Be sure your homeschool highschoolers are ready to do college-level work (at a college pace) because their grade stays with them through the rest of their college years. Some courses transfer and some don't. Ask the college that your teens will be transferring to. Remember: Ask questions! Join Sabrina and Vicki for a fun chat about digital learning. In the meantime, check out these posts: HSHSP Ep 105: Digital Learning Options for Homeschool HighschoolHSHSP Ep 105: Digital Options for Homeschool Highschool 

We have so many ways to give our homeschool highschoolers an optimal homeschool experience! Many times, we moms become resource managers more than personal instructors by the time our kids are in highschool. Digital learning is an important option for our teens but it takes SO many forms. Join Sabrina and Vicki for an informative chat about digital options in homeschool highschool.

 

 

HSHSP Ep 104 Teaching Shakespeare and Loving It! Interview with Kat PatrickHSHSP Ep 104: Teaching Shakespeare and Loving it! 

Everyone needs a little Shakespeare in their homeschool highschool! Want to help your teens learn some Shakespeare but feel intimidated? Join us for a chat with Shakespeare expert, Kat Patrick of Dreaming Spires Home Learning, for some fun and accessible ways to introduce your teens to this great literature! (Plus links for a freebie from Kat!)

 

 

HSHSP Ep 103: Homeschool Highschool Science for Non-Science Majors

HSHSP Ep 103: Homeschool Highschool Science for Non-Science Majors

What if your teen hates science and is not headed for college? OR what if your teen needs to concentrate on other subjects and is not headed for a competitive college? Join Sabrina, Vicki and Kym for discussion of their experiences teaching homeschool highschool Science to non-Science majors!

 

 

HSHSP Ep 102: Preparing Teens for Military Careers, Interview with Gretchen MahoneyHSHSP Ep 102: Preparing Teens for Military Careers, Interview with Gretchen Mahoney

Got a teen interested in serving in the Armed Forces? Join Vicki for an interview with her homeschool mom-friend and colleague Gretchen Mahoney. Both of Gretchen’s sons chose the Air Force. She shares tips to help teens and moms prepare.

 

 

Homeschool Highschool Podcast Ep 101: How to Teach a World LanguageHSHSP Ep 101: How to Teach a World Language When You Don’t Know One 

Homeschool highschoolers must have World Language credits for graduation. What if you don’t know a World Language. NO sweat! Kym and Vicki give you some helpful and practical tips.

 

 

 

300 HSHSP Ep 100 What Homeschool Graduates Are Doing NowHSHSP Ep 100: What Homeschool Graduates Are Doing 

Happy day to HSHSP! It is episode 100! To celebrate, homeschool graduates from around the country sent us voicemails of interesting things they are doing with their lives. Homeschooling highschool works! Join us for this lovely montage of what homeschool graduates are doing now!

 

 

HSHSP Ep 99_ Being Real and Flexible When Your Teens Become AdultsHSHSP Ep 99: Being Real and Being Flexible When Your Teens Become Adults 

How do you handle yourself when your kids go and grown up on you? It’s a while different ballgame from when they were homeschooling highschool! And the world is a whole lot different than when you were a teen. Join Sabrina, Vicki and Kym for some ideas about being real and really honest with your adult children.

 

 

HSHSP Ep 98: Assigning Grades for Homeschool Highschool TranscriptsHSHSP Ep 98: Assigning Grades for Homeschool Highschool Transcripts 

Unlike homeschooling elementary children, there’s no escaping assigning grades in homeschool highschool. Transcripts need grades so Sabrina, Vicki and Kym have tips for grading!

 

 

 

HSHSP Ep 97 Handling Difficult Conversations with Homeschool TeensHSHSP Ep 97: Difficult Conversations with Homeschool Teens

Teens are good at coming up with tough questions, existential crises, and confusion. Join Sabrina, Vicki and Kym for some gracious tips to help you successfully handle those tough conversations.

 

 

 

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

Not all homeschool highschoolers are meant to go to college. Some teens need a gap year or two. How do you handle senior year for these teens? Join Sabrina, Vicki and Kym for a useful discussion of the topic.

 

 

 

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

Let’s take a month-by-month look at what college bound seniors need to accomplish during that important last year of high school. Join Sabrina, Vicki and Kym for an empowering, encouraging look at what to do and when.

 

 

 

HSHSP Ep 94 Choosing College Degrees Interview with Dr. Renae DuncanHSHSP Ep 94: Choosing College Degrees, Interview with Dr. Renae Duncan 

There are so many types of college degrees: AA, BA, BS, BN, BFA, etc. There are Liberal Arts degrees and more. How do you help your teen choose the right program? Join us for an interview with Dr. Renae Duncan, Associate Provost of Undergraduate Studies at Murray State University. She is an expert in helping teens find the right fit for their college choice!

 

 

HSHSP Ep 93 How to Start a Homeschool Organization Interview with Carol Topp CPAHSHSP Ep 93: How to Start a Homeschool Organization, interview with Carol Topp 

Homeschool parents are movers and shakers! Have you noticed how many co-ops, support groups, hybrid schools, and other organizations that homeschooling moms and dads have started? If you’re thinking about starting, or have started, a homeschool organization, you’ll be glad that you listened to this how-to interview with Homeschool CPA, Carol Topp!

 

 

Homeschool Highschool Podcast Ep 92: Helping Literal Thinkers with Literature Analysis. Literature can be a pain for some teens. Here's how to help the literal thinkers with Literature!HSHSP Ep 92: Helping Literal Thinkers with Literature Analysis

Literature can be a pain for some teens: there’s just TOO much readign between the lines! Join Sabrina, Vicki and Kym for help the literal thinkers with Literature!

 

 

 

HSHSP Ep 92 Good News about Mom-Fails!HSHSP Ep 91: Good News about Mom-Fails! 

Ever felt like a failure? Ever had a day where you DID fail? Motherhood is all about guilt…but it doesn’t have to be! Join Sabrina, Vicki and Kym for some fun and practical tips and stories about handling mom-fails!

 

 

 

HSHSP Ep 90 Handling Holiday HasslesHSHSP Ep 90: Happily Handling Holiday Homeschool Hassles

It’s the holiday season! Are you ready for Christmas break? Do you even have TIME for Christmas break? What is homeschooling supposed to look like over the holidays? Are you feeling hassled? Join Sabrina, Vicki and Kym for some thoughts and tips for handling holiday hassles.

 

 

HSHSP Ep 89: A NOVEL Approach to LiteratureHSHSP Ep 89: A NOVEL Approach to Highschool Literature 

Does Lit need to be boring to count for the homeschool transcript? Join Sabrina, Vicki and Kym for an invigorating and inspirational discussion on different but valid ideas for highschool Literature.

 

 

HSHSP Ep 88 Handling Grief and Trauma…and How to Help Interview with Connie Stults

HSHSP Ep 88: Handling Grief and How to Help with Connie Stults

Connie Stults shares the story of her cancer and recovery followed by the cancer and passing of her husband. Rich with tips on how to help a grieving family, this episode is touching, encouraging and empowering. Learn how to help a grieving widow and her children.

 

HSHSP Ep 87 Homeschool Working Moms with Stacey LaneHSHSP Ep 87: Help for Homeschool Working Moms with Stacey Lane

Many homeschool moms are also *work-for-pay* moms. How do you balance work, life, homeschool, service and self-care? Our friend, Stacey Lane, shares practical and fun tips for surviving well as homeschool working moms!

 

 

HSHSP Ep 86 How to be Thankful-erHSHSP Ep 86: How to be Thankful-er

It’s easy to get cranky when life is busy or frustrating. But being positive is SO much better! How can we be positive? Be thankful-er. Join Sabrina, Vicki and Kym for useful and fun tips and how-to’s.

 

 

HSHSP Ep 85: Healthily Handling Homeschool Mean-MomsHSHSP Ep 85: Healthily Handling Homeschool Mean-Moms with Dr. Melanie Wilson

Your teens are bound to run into an unkind person somewhere in life. How do you handle the situation? How do you help your teens handle these tough people? Join us for a powerful discussion with Dr. Melanie Wilson of the Homeschool Sanity Podcast.

 

 

HSHSP Ep 84 Moms Finding Friends When Homeschooling HighschoolHSHSP Ep 84: Finding Mom-Friends While Homeschooling Highschool 

It is easy to become isolated when you’re homeschooling highschool. There’s SO much to do. But having friends is fun. Here’s how to find mom-friends while homeschooling highschool!

 

 

 

HSHSP Ep 83: Homeschooled and Headed for CollegeHSHSP Ep 83: Homeschooled and Headed for College 

What do homeschool highschoolers and their parents need to know about college search, application and preparation? Join Sabrina, Vicki, Kym and Quella the seeing eye puppy for some genuinely helpful insider tips!

 

 

 

Homeschool Highschool Podcast Ep 82: Useful Professional Writing Skills

HSHSP Ep 82: Writing Happens so Make it Useful: Professional Writing Skills

Homeschool highschoolers need writing for their Language Arts credits. Writing happens. Why not make it useful? Teach them professional writing skills! Join Sabrina, Vicki, Kym and Quella the seeing eye puppy for an informative chat!

 

 

 

HSHSP Ep 81: Teens and Building CharacterHSHSP Ep 81: Character Building with Moms and Teens 

How can moms and teens communicate and experience life together in a positive character-building way? Join the characters (Sabrina, Vicki and Kym) for fun and realistic ideas for character development for everyone!

 

 

 

300 HSHSP Ep 80: Highschool Math for Math-Impaired MomsHSHSP Ep 80: Highschool Math for Math-Impaired Moms 

Are you intimidated by highschool-level math? Never had that much math in your school days? Hate math? Are simply math-impaired? Never fear! Dennis DiNoia of Mr. D Math is here. Our fellow podcaster here on Ultimate Homeschool Radio Network joins us for a delightful and encouraging discussion on handling homeschool highschool math. Listen in, you’ll be glad you did!

 

 

Homeschool Highschool Podcast Ep 79 Raising Service Dogs for Transcript and CharacterHSHSP Ep 79: Build Transcript and Character by Raising Service Dogs 

Colleges are looking for students with commitment, character, dedication to a cause. Raising service dogs is a great way for dog-loving high schoolers to build a great transcript. Join Kym, Vicki and Marilyn for a quick discussion of raising service dogs.

 

 

Homeschool Highschool Podcast Ep 78: What Colleges are Looking for

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HSHSP Ep 78: What are Colleges Looking for in Incoming Freshmen 

What should your teens being doing to be college-attractive? What are important skills to develop in highschool so that they are ready for college success? Join Vicki for an insider-tips interview with Dr. Renae Duncan Associate Provost for Undergraduate Education at Murray State University.

 

 

 

HSHSP Ep 77 Apologetics Important Life Preparation for TeensHSHSP Ep 77: Apologetics: Important Life Preparation for Teens 

Teens wrestle with ideas! It’s developmentally healthy for them to ask questions– even about their faith! But that’s pretty scary for us homeschool parents! That’s why Apologetics is important. Join Sabrina for a powerful interview with Dr. Gerald R. Culley, whose FREE, fascinating Apologetics course is available at 7SistersHomeschool.com.

 

 

HSHSP Ep 76 Homeschool Transcripts for Transfer StudentsHSHSP Ep 76: Transcripts for Transfer Students

Anyone who wants to know insider tips on homeschool highschool transcripts should listen to this episode, but especially parents who are transferring their teens to homeschooling after starting in traditional school. Join Vicki, Marilyn and their friend, Dr. Barbara Varnell for all kinds of great information.

 

 

HSHSP Ep 75 Fine Arts Electives Give Transcripts SPARKLEHSHSP Ep 75: Fine Arts Make Transcripts SPARKLE! 

Join Sabrina for a great interview with Dr. Duane Cottrell, Associate Professor of Choral Music Education at University of Delaware. They discuss ways to SPARKLE a transcript so that it is more attractive to admissions officers. They also give insider tips for future Music majors (choosing colleges and auditioning).

 

 

HSHSP Ep 74: Nuts and Bolts of Starting Homeschool in HighschoolHSHSP Ep 74: Nuts and Bolts of Starting Homeschooling in Highschool 

Know anyone who is just starting homeschooling in the highschool years? Lots of people are leaving traditional school for homeschooling! Join Sabrina, Marilyn and Kym for LOTS of practical information on starting the homeschool highschool adventure!

 

 

300 HSHSP Ep 73: Bringing teens home for highschoolHSHSP Ep 73: Bringing Your Teen Home for Highschool

Why would anyone want to stop a “regular school education” for homeschool highschool? There are lots of reasons and ways to get started. Join Sabrina, Marilyn and Kym for an encouraging and helpful episode of the What’s and Why’s of brining teens home for highschool.

 

 

 

300 HSHSP Ep 72: Nuts and Bolts to Get Started Homeschooling HighschoolHSHSP Ep 72: Homeschool Highschool Newbie Mom: Nuts and Bolts of Starting Homeschool Highschool 

Preparing to start homeschool highschool? Episdoe 71 is a great start. The nuts and bolts are right here at HSHSP! Listen in with Sabrina, Vicki and Kym for a rollicking good discussion about homeschooling highschool.

 

 

HSHSP Ep 71: Homeschool Highschool You CAN Do It!HSHSP Ep 71: Homeschool Highschool Newbie Mom: You CAN Do It!

Getting ready to start homeschooling highschool? Feeling intimidated? Don’t worry, we’ve got you covered. Join us for the first in a suite of newbie startup episodes about homeschool highschool!

 

 

 

300 HSHSP Ep 70 What Happens When the Last Kid Graduates?HSHSP Ep 70: What Happens When the Last Kid Graduates? 

Is there life after homeschooling? What’s it like to be a retired homeschool mom? What should we do when we’ve shut the last textbook? Join us for tips from the entire 7SistersHomeschool.com team!

 

 

 

Homeschool Highschool Co-ops Nuts and Bolts of Staring One. Plan now, save confusion later. Join us for the details you need to consider when starting a homeschool highschool co-op.HSHSP Ep 69: Homeschool Highschool Co-ops: Nuts and Bolts of Starting One 

Homeschool highschool co-ops are delightful educational experiences when the planning is done well ahead of time. What are the many details that need to be handled? Join Sabrina, Vicki and Marilyn for a useful “learned from experience” list of the nuts and bolts of startning a homeschool highschool c0-op.

 

 

Why and How to Start OneHSHSP Ep 68: Highschool Co-ops- Why and How to Start One

Co-ops can be good news or bad news, but if you have a good co-op it can be a GREAT help for homeschool highschoolers (and their moms). Join Sabrina, Vicki and Marilyn for fun and practical information for homeschool families.

 

 

 

300 HSHSP Ep 67 Science Labs for Non-STEM TeensHSHSP Ep 67: Science Labs for Non-STEM Teens 

Some teens (and parents) are NOT science majors. Some simply HATE science. Some are simply clumsy at science. How do you handle science labs for non-STEM teens? Join Sabrina, Vicki and Marilyn for some fun and realistic how-to’s.

 

 

 

HSHSP Ep 66: Preparing Middle Schoolers for High School HSHSP Ep 66: Preparing Middle Schoolers for High School 

Feeling stressed about getting your tweens ready for high school? Can they do it? Join Sabrina and Marilyn for an important discussion of the life and study skills needed in preparing middle schoolers for high school!

 

 

 

HSHSP Ep 65: Homeschooling in UK and USHSHSP Ep 65: Homeschooling in UK and US 

Join us for a marvelous interview with Dr. Kat Patrick, who lived for 25 years in England and homeschooled her children there. She recently moved to Texas and shares with us the differences in homeschooling in the UK and the US! Lots of fun and inspiration!

 

 

 

300 HSHSP Ep 64: Grammar- Gotta Have It!HSHSP Ep 64: Grammar- Gotta Have It! 

After 8 years of grammar in elementary and middle school, why should teens need to keep ship-shape on their grammar skills? If you’ve read a few college application essays or high school research papers, you know why. Join Sabrina, Vicki and Kym for some helpful tips and how-to’s for grammar with teens!

 

 

HSHSP Ep 63 Short Story Writing- Don’t Miss the Fun!HSHSP Ep 63: Short Story Writing: Don’t Miss the Fun! 

Even teens who think they aren’t creative can have a blast writing short stories. They just need the right how’s and why’s. Join Sabrina, Vicki and Marilyn for a fun and practical discussion on helping teens love this important type of writing for the Language Arts credit.

 

 

HSHSP Ep 62 Writing Poetry- Your Teen Can!HSHSP Ep 62: Writing Poetry: Your Teen Can! 

Poetry writing: your teen can (and should) engage the process. Poetry is not just for creative types. It is a discipline that helps teens become more articulate and focused. Join Sabrina, Vicki and Marilyn for practical and fun how’s and why’s.

 

 

 

HSHSP Ep 61: Writing Research Papers: You Can Do It!HSHSP Ep 61: Writing Research Papers: You Can Do It! 

More things teens dread! Research papers! Unfortunately for them, writing research papers is an important part of a successful Language Arts credit. No worries! Tell them: You can do it! Your friends at HSHSP will tell you how! Join Sabrina, Vicki and Marilyn for helpful how-to’s.

 

 

HSHSP Ep 60: Essay Writing: What, When and How!Episode 60: Essay Writing: What, When, How!

Things teens dread: public speaking and essay writing! We addressed their fears in Episode 59, so in Episode 60 we tackle essay writing! Your teens can feel confident, articulate and maybe even have some fun while writing their required highschool essays. Join Sabrina, Vicki and Marilyn for helpful, practical and encouraging tips and techniques!

 

 

HSHSP Ep 59: Tips for Teaching Public SpeakingEpisode 59: Tips for Teaching Public Speaking 

Teens often dread public speaking! However, they need it for graduation. Why not make it fun? Join Sabrina, Marilyn, and our buddy, Dr. Barbara Varnell for fun, user-friendly, do-able ideas to teaching public speaking to homeschool highschoolers!

 

 

 

HSHSP Ep 58: Helping Teens in Crisis TimesEpisode 58: Helping Teens in Crisis Times

Times of trial or trouble are always difficult- especially for teens. They are developmentally able to suffer and question in ways they could not experience before this age. How can you help teens during crisis times? Join Sabrina and Vicki for a heartfelt chat.

 

 

HSHSP Ep 57 Phys Ed for Homeschool HighschoolEpisode 57: Phys Ed for Homeschool Highschoolers 

Whether your homeschool highschoolers are born athletes or not, they need physical education credit(s) on their transcripts. How can your teens earn their phys ed credits? How creative can you get? How many hours may you or must you log? Join Sabrina, Vicki and Marilyn for a helpful how-to’s!

 

 

Filmmaking Elective: Simple Tips for NovicesEpisode 56: Filmmaking Elective: Simple Tips for Novices 

Need to add some SPARKLE to your teens homeschool highschool transcripts? Want to give them an elective they will LOVE? Join Sabrina and her homeschool graduate son, Sam, for lots of tips for creating a Filmmaking credit- even if you are all novices!

 

 

What is a Master Portfolio? Homeschool Highschool PodcastEpisode 55: What is a Master Portfolio? 

What is a master portfolio? Why might you need one? How do you put together a master portfolio? Join Sabrina, Vicki and Kym for lots of do-able ideas!

 

 

 

HSHSP Ep 54 Conquering Crunchtime CrazinessEpisode 54: Conquering Crunchtime Craziness! 

Your teen (or you) ever stay up until the wee hours finishing the next day’s assignments for co-op? If so, you and your teen know the Crunchtime Crazies! Want to beat the Crunchtime Craziness? Join Sabrina, Vicki and Kym for some practical tips that you and your teen CAN do!

 

 

HSHSP Ep 53 How to Start College SearchEpisode 53: How to Start the College Search 

College choice is a life-changing decision for homeschool highschoolers. How can you help them make a wise decision? What are the many things teens and their parents need to think about when considering colleges? Join Sabrina, Vicki and Kym for lots of helpful guidelines.

 

 

HSHSP Ep 52 Career Exploration for Teens who Love EverythingEpisode 52: Career Exploration for Teens who Love EVERYTHING! 

Some teens have SO many interests and/or abilities that it is tough for them to narrow down any career interests. How do you help them do some realistic career exploration? Join Sabrina, Vicki and Kym for expert advice!

 

 

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

 

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!

 

 

 

 

 

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HSHSP Ep 119: Homeschooling Middle Schoolers Interview with Latonya Moore

This week on HSHSP Ep 119: Homeschooling Middle Schoolers Interview with Latonya Moore. HSHSP Ep 119: Homeschooling Middle Schoolers Interview with Latonya Moore Latonya Moore is a homeschooling mom in Tennessee. Trained as a teacher, she decided to homeschool her daughters after her first teaching experiences. She, along with her husband, decided that homeschooling would […]

HSHSP Ep 118: Annoying Questions for Homeschoolers: What About Socialization?

This week on HSHSP Ep 118: Annoying Questions for Homeschoolers: What About Socialization? HSHSP Ep 118: Annoying Questions for Homeschoolers: What About Socialization? This is THE most often-asked annoying question that we homeschooling parents get. Don’t worry about it, though. We’ve got some great information to equip you to handle it graciously. First off, people don’t […]

HSHSP Ep 117: Create a Great Transcript Using Levels in 7Sisters Curriculum

This week on HSHSP Ep 117: Create a Great Transcript Using Levels in 7Sisters Curriculum! HSHSP Ep 117: Create a Great Transcript Using Levels in 7Sisters Curriculum You’ve probably noticed that there is a LOT of difference in homeschool high schoolers. They have different: Interests Abilities Goals Teens have different goals: Teens who are headed […]

HSHSP Ep 116: What Are Levels in Homeschool High School?

This week on HSHSP Ep 116: What Are Levels in Homeschool High School? HSHSP Ep 116: What Are Levels in Homeschool High School? In life there are all kinds of levels in life, but we are interested in *levels* for the homeschool high school transcript. What are levels in homeschool high school? Many moms tell […]

HSHSP Ep 115: How to Plan Language Arts for Homeschool Highschool

This week on HSHSP Ep 115: How to Plan Language Arts for Homeschool Highschool. HSHSP Ep 115: How to Plan Language Arts for Homeschool Highschool How can you know what to plan for when organizing your materials for your teens’ homeschool highschool Language Arts credits. Reading (Literature) Writing Grammar Vocabulary Public Speaking Reading There’s not […]

HSHSP Ep 114: How to Homeschool Highschool When You Don’t Know Everything

This week on HSHSP Ep 114: How to Homeschool Highschool When You Don’t Know Everything. HSHSP Ep 114: How to Homeschool Highschool When You Don’t Know Everything No homeschool mom wants to leave holes in their teens’ education. EVERYONE has holes in their education. No matter where you were educated or how much you are […]

HSHSP Ep 113: Job Hunting Skills for Homeschool Highschoolers

This week on HSHSP Ep 113: Job Hunting Skills for Homeschool Highschoolers. HSHSP Ep 113: Job Hunting Skills for Homeschool Highschoolers Join Vicki for this quick, concise coaching session on job hunting skills for teens. It can be really stressful for teens to look for their first jobs. They are stressed because they’ve never done […]

HSHSP Ep 112: Adapting to Unexpected Changes for Your Homeschool Family

This week on HSHSP Ep 112: Adapting to Unexpected Changes for Your Homeschool Family. HSHSP Ep 112: Adapting to Unexpected Changes for Your Homeschool Family Sabrina and Kym have allergies. Life happens. Not a very big happening but it does have an impact. But sometimes life happens and it is more serious or time consuming […]

HSHSP Ep 111: What Are Your Teens Surrounded By? Empowering Them

This week on HSHSP Ep 111: What Are Your Teens Surrounded By? Empowering Your Teens. HSHSP Ep 111: What Are Your Teens Surrounded By? Empowering Your Teens What and who influences your teens? What and who are influenced by your teens? Sabrina, Kym and Quella (the VERY vocal Seeing Eye puppy) have a meaningful discussion […]

HSHSP Ep 110: What’s it Like to be a Homeschool Senior?

This week on HSHSP Ep 110: What’s it Like to be a Homeschool Senior? HSHSP Ep 110: What’s it Like to be a Homeschool Senior? What’s it like to be a homeschool senior? Well, we know there’s not ONE right way to be a senior but it IS nice to know what it is like […]

HSHSP Ep 109: How to Start a Homeschool Co-op Your Teens Will Enjoy

This week on HSHSP Ep 109: How to Start a Homeschool Co-op Your Teens Will Enjoy. HSHSP Ep 109: How to Start a Homeschool Co-op Your Teens Will Enjoy The homeschooling community is famous for co-ops! What are co-ops? They are simply families homeschooling together in some format (co-operating on education). Homeschool co-ops take lots […]

HSHSP Ep 108: Helping Non-College-Bound Teens Find Success

This week on HSHSP Ep 108: Helping Non-College-Bound Teens Find Success! HSHSP Ep 108: Helping Non-College-Bound Teens Find Success There’s not ONE right way to homeschool highschool AND there’s not ONE right way to do life after highschool. Many teens are gifted by God to go into a career without going to college. That’s good. […]

HSHSP 107: How a Homeschool Athlete Made it to Harvard

This week on HSHSP 107: How a Homeschool Athlete Made it to Harvard. HSHSP 107: How a Homeschool Athlete Made it to Harvard Join us for a fun interview with homeschooler, Jake Johnson, and his mom, Suzanne, Sabrina and Kym (who have been Jake’s teachers at the local homeschool group classes). Jake gives brief explanations […]

HSHSP Ep 106: After Graduation: Making the Most of Community College

This week on HSHSP Ep 106: After Graduation: Making the Most of Community College. HSHSP Ep 106: After Graduation: Making the Most of Community College These days many homeschool graduates (and traditionally-schooled high school graduates) choose to attend community colleges. Join us for an interview Seth Tillman, a community college graduate (and now attending University […]

HSHSP Ep 105: Digital Learning Options for Homeschool Highschool

This week on HSHSP Ep 105: Digital Learning Options for Homeschool Highschool. HSHSP Ep 105: Digital Learning Options for Homeschool Highschool Why use digital learning with your homeschool highschoolers? It’s cool! It’s available! We can use digital resources because these days, in homeschool high school, parents are not teachers as much as they are resource […]

HSHSP Ep 104: Teaching Shakespeare and Loving It! Interview with Kat Patrick

This week on HSHSP Ep 104: Teaching Shakespeare and Loving It! Interview with Kat Patrick. HSHSP Ep 104: Teaching Shakespeare and Loving It! Interview with Kat Patrick Many homeschooling highschool moms and teens feel intimidated (or even bored) when they think about studying Shakespeare. But take our word for it, Shakespeare can be meaningful, fun […]

HSHSP Ep 103: Homeschool Highschool Science for Non-Science Majors

This week on HSHSP Ep 103: Homeschool Highschool Science for Non-Science Majors! HSHSP Ep 103: Homeschool Highschool Science for Non-Science Majors Note: We are not affiliates with any curriculum mentioned in this episode. What if your homeschool highschooler is NOT going to be a science major in college, or might not even be going to […]

HSHSP Ep 102: Preparing Teens for Military Careers, Interview with Gretchen Mahoney

This week on HSHSP Ep 102: Preparing Teens for Military Careers, Interview with Gretchen Mahoney. HSHSP Ep 102: Preparing Teens for Military Careers, Interview with Gretchen Mahoney Some homeschool highschoolers would like to join the military after graduation. What do teens need to accomplish if they want to serve our country in the Armed Forces? […]

HSHSP Ep 101: How to Teach a World Language if You Don’t Know One

This week on HSHSP Ep 101: How to Teach a World Language if You Don’t Know One. HSHSP Ep 101: How to Teach a World Language if You Don’t Know One What goes into a real homeschool high school World Language credit and how do you handle it if you don’t know one yourself? World […]

HSHSP Ep 100: What are Some Homeschool Graduates Doing?

This week on HSHSP Ep 100: What are Some Homeschool Graduates Doing?   HSHSP Ep 100: What are Some Homeschool Graduates Doing? CONGRATULATIONS to us! This is Episode 100!! Thanks for joining us! To celebrate our 100th episode, we’ve asked homeschool graduates from all around to send us a voice memo telling us their name, […]

HSHSP Ep 99: Being Real and Flexible When Your Teens Become Adults

This week on HSHSP Ep 99: Being Real and Flexible When Your Teens Become Adults. HSHSP Ep 99: Being Real and Flexible When Your Teens Become Adults What is a realistic look at life after homeschool graduation? Life for this generation’s graduates looks different when we compare to our lives when we moms graduated! Jobs […]

HSHSP Ep 98: Assigning Grades for Homeschool Highschool Transcripts

This week on HSHSP Ep 98: Assigning Grades for Homeschool Highschool Transcripts. HSHSP Ep 98: Assigning Grades for Homeschool Highschool Transcripts Many of us homeschooling moms never assigned grades in elementary or middle school. We wanted our kids to learn to love education and not be pressured by grades. But in homeschool highschool, we need […]

HSHSP Ep 97: Having Hard Conversations with Your Homeschool Teen

This week on HSHSP Ep 97: Having Hard Conversations with Your Homeschool Teen. HSHSP Ep 97: Having Hard Conversations with Your Homeschool Teen Teens these days hear about things that many of us moms never even knew existed when we were teens. There are so many tough topics out there. It’s hard having hard conversations […]

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

This week on 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 […]

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 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 […]

HSHSP Ep 94: Choosing College Degrees Interview with Dr. Renae Duncan

This week on HSHSP Ep 94: Choosing College Degrees Interview with Dr. Renae Duncan. HSHSP Ep 94: Choosing College Degrees Interview with Dr. Renae Duncan How do you help your teen know what kind of college degree they need in order to achieve their goals? That’s an important question! Join us for an interview with […]

HSHSP Ep 93: How to Start a Homeschool Organization Interview with Carol Topp CPA

This week on HSHSP Ep 93: How to Start a Homeschool Organization, Interview with Carol Topp CPA.   HSHSP Ep 93: How to Start a Homeschool Organization,  Interview with Carol Topp CPA Homeschool parents are movers and shakers! If they need something, or their kids need something, and it is not available, they make it […]

HSHSP Ep 92: Helping Literal Thinkers with Literature Analysis

This week on HSHSP Ep 92: Helping Literal Thinkers with Literature Analysis. HSHSP Ep 92: Helping Literal Thinkers with Literature Analysis Many teens haven’t reached the developmental stage where they can think symbolically. Those non-symbolic teens are called “literal thinkers”. There’s nothing wrong with being a literal thinker…except that it can be a BIG challenge […]

HSHSP Ep 91: Good News about Mom-Fails

This week on HSHSP Ep 91: Good News about Mom-Fails! HSHSP Ep 91: Good News about Mom-Fails Ever feel like a failure? Or maybe just have one of those memorable *mom-fail* moments? That’s one thing about being a homeschool mom: We are just human. Humans fail! If you think you’ve sometimes blown it, listen to […]

HSHSP Ep 90: Handling Holiday Homeschool Hassles

This week on HSHSP Ep 90: Handling Holiday Homeschool Hassles! HSHSP Ep 90: Handling Holiday Homeschool Hassles What is the Christmas break supposed to look like in homeschool highschool? Are we supposed to do NO homeschool lessons? Are we supposed to catch up on all the lessons we’re behind on? Are we supposed to work […]

HSHSP Ep 89: A NOVEL Approach with Highschool Literature!

This week on HSHSP Ep 89: A NOVEL Approach with Highschool Literature! HSHSP Ep 89: A NOVEL Approach with Highschool Literature! Moldy, ancient novels: that’s what highschool Literature is, right? Boring, meaningless lessons based on the old novel is highschool Literature, right? Wrong on both counts! Why read just because they are required to? Why […]

HSHSP Ep 88: Handling Grief and Trauma and How to Help with Connie Stults

This week on HSHSP Ep 88: Handling Grief and Trauma and How to Help with Connie Stults. HSHSP Ep 88: Handling Grief and Trauma and How to Help with Connie Stults Join us for this precious interview with our good friend, Connie Stults of The Daisyhead. Connie shares her courageous story of her battle with […]

HSHSP Ep 87: Help for Homeschool Working Moms with Stacey Lane

This week on HSHSP Ep 87: Help for Homeschool Working Moms with Stacey Lane. HSHSP Ep 87: Help for Homeschool Working Moms with Stacey Lane Many homeschool moms are also “working moms”. Now, we know that ALL homeschool moms are working moms, but today we’re discussing having a paying job. Our friend, Stacey Lane of […]

HSHSP Ep 86: How to be Thankful-er

This week on HSHSP Ep 86: How to be Thankful-er! HSHSP Ep 86: How to be Thankful-er Gratitude is important, whether it is Thanksgiving time or not. Max Lucado says in Anxious for Nothing that teenagers’ average levels of anxiety are comparable to the anxiety of people who were in inpatient mental health programs in […]

HSHSP Ep 85: Healthily Handling Homeschool Mean-Moms with Melanie Wilson

This week on HSHSP Ep 85: Healthily Handling Homeschool Mean-Moms an interview with Melanie Wilson! HSHSP Ep 85: Healthily Handling Homeschool Mean-Moms with Melanie Wilson Anyone that is involved in life with humans is going to run into a person who is so broken that they behave in unkind ways. Join us for a wisdom-packed, […]

HSHSP Ep 84: Moms Finding Friends in Homeschool Highschool

This week on HSHSP Ep 84: Moms Finding Friends in Homeschool Highschool. HSHSP Ep 84: Moms Finding Friends in Homeschool Highschool You don’t need to go it alone as a homeschooling mom! We humans are created for community and we women, especially, to support one another. Some moms are extraverted and need lots of friends most […]

HSHSP Ep 83: Homeschooled and Headed for College

This week on HSHSP Ep 83: Homeschooled and Headed for College. HSHSP Ep 83: Homeschooled and Headed for College Many homeschool highschoolers are planning to attend college. How about yours? We know there’s not one right way to homeschool highschool AND there’s not one right way to do life after highschool. Some teens are call […]

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

This week on HSHSP Ep 82: Writing Happens, Make it Useful- Professional Writing Skills. HSHSP Ep 82: Writing Happens, Make it Useful- Professional Writing Skills Homeschool highschoolers must have writing each year for their transcripts. Yes, writing happens, make it useful. Give them professional writing skills. There is a greater need for professional writing-skills training […]

HSHSP Ep 81: Character-Building Skills for Homeschool Highschoolers

This week on HSHSP Ep 81: Character-Building Skills for Homeschool Highschoolers! HSHSP Ep 81: Character-Building Skills for Homeschool Highschoolers How do you help homeschool highschoolers build the thinking, communicating and social skills they need in order to develop good character? Teens really do want to have good character. How do we help them feel empowered […]

HSHSP Ep 80: Highschool Math for Math-Impaired Moms

This week on HSHSP Ep 80: Highschool Math for Math-Impaired Moms. HSHSP Ep 80: Highschool Math for Math-Impaired Moms How do you teach highschool-level math to your homeschoolers if you: hate math? are *math-impaired*? intimidated by higher maths? Don’t worry! There’s hope! Join us for an interview with our fellow podcaster here at Ultimate Homeschool […]

HSHSP Ep 79: Build Transcript and Character by Raising Service Dogs

This week on HSHSP Ep 79: Build Transcript and Character by Raising Service Dogs. HSHSP Ep 79: Build Transcript and Character by Raising Service Dogs Get sparkle on the transcript and build some good life skills with service dog training! Most of us homeschool parents have a real juggling act trying to help our teens: Develop […]

HSHSP Ep 78: What are Colleges Looking for in Incoming Freshmen

This week on HSHSP Ep 78: What are Colleges Looking for in Incoming Freshmen. HSHSP Ep 78: What are Colleges Looking for in Incoming Freshmen College-bound highschoolers want to know: What are colleges looking for in incoming freshmen? What will help the gain admission to college? You and your teens need good information about what colleges […]

HSHSP Ep 77: Apologetics: Important Life Preparation for Teens

This week on HSHSP Ep 77: Apologetics: Important Life Preparation for Teens. HSHSP Ep 77: Apologetics: Important Life Preparation for Teens What is Apologetics and WHY is it important life preparation for teens? There is research that shows that 2 out of 3 young people that have been raised in Christian homes will leave the […]

HSHSP Ep 76: Homeschool Transcripts for Transfer Students

This week on HSHSP Ep 76: Homeschool Transcripts for Transfer Students! HSHSP Ep 76: Homeschool Transcripts for Transfer Students This is an episode that you’ll enjoy EVEN if your teen isn’t a transfer student: LOTS of tips for transcripts and highschool planning. However, if you are beginning to homeschool after your teen has been in […]

HSHSP Ep 75: Fine Arts Electives Give Transcripts SPARKLE!

This week on HSHSP Ep 75: Fine Arts Electives Give Transcripts SPARKLE! HSHSP Ep 75: Fine Arts Electives Give Transcripts SPARKLE! College admissions officers look at thousands of transcripts each year. How can your homeschool highschooler stand out? Fine Arts electives give transcripts sparkle. It’s one way to catch their attention! Join Sabrina for an […]

HSHSP Ep 74: Nuts and Bolts of Starting Homeschooling in Highschool

This week on the HSHSP Ep 74: Nuts and Bolts of Starting Homeschooling in Highschool. HSHSP Ep 74: Nuts and Bolts of Starting Homeschooling in Highschool More and more families are beginning the homeschool journey during the highschool years. Do you know anyone who is just starting out in one of the highschool years? If […]

HSHSP Ep 73: Bringing Your Teen Home for Highschool

This week on HSHSP Ep 73: Bringing Your Teen Home for Highschool. HSHSP Ep 73: Bringing Your Teen Home for Highschool There are tens of thousands of homeschooling highschool in the US today. Many of them are just starting the homeschool adventure at grade 9. We get lots of questions from those parents who are […]

HSHSP Ep 72: Newbie Homeschool Highschool Moms: Nuts and Bolts to Get Started

This week on HSHSP Ep 72: Newbie Homeschool Highschool Moms: Nuts and Bolts to Get Started.   HSHSP Ep 72: Newbie Homeschool Highschool Moms: Nuts and Bolts to Get Started In Episode 71, Sabrina, Vicki and Kym discussed the many things newbie moms will need to think about as they start to homeschool highschool with their […]

HSHSP Ep 71: Newbie Homeschool Highschool Mom: You CAN Do It!

This week on HSHSP Ep 71: Newbie Homeschool Highschool Mom: You CAN Do It! HSHSP Ep 71: Newbie Homeschool Highschool Mom: You CAN Do It! We can remember those days long ago when we were getting ready to homeschool highschool. We all were SO intimidated! There’s so much riding on a successful highschool experience…could we […]

HSHSP Ep 70: What Happens When the Last Kid Graduates?

This week on HSHSP Ep 70: What Happens When the Last Kid Graduates? HSHSP Ep 70: What Happens When the Last Kid Graduates? The idea of graduating the youngest kid inspires LOTS of mixed emotions: Joy Relief Sadness Confusion Existential crisis and MORE! What happens when there are no more teens at home to educate? […]

HSHSP Ep 69: Homeschool Highschool Co-ops Nuts and Bolts for Starting One

This week on the HSHSP Ep 69: Homeschool Highschool Co-ops Nuts and Bolts for Starting One. HSHSP Ep 69: Homeschool Highschool Co-ops Nuts and Bolts for Starting One Until you’ve started your own homeschool highschool co-ops you might have NO idea all the details that go into it! Co-ops are lots of fun but lots […]

HSHSP Ep 68: Highschool Co-ops- Why and How to Start One

Today on The HSHSP Ep 68: Highschool Co-ops- Why and How to Start One. HSHSP Ep 68: Highschool Co-ops- Why and How to Start One What’s fun and fulfilling and fine for creating credits? Co-op! Homeschool highschool co-ops are often a great resource for families with teens. Our hosts Sabrina, Vicki and Marilyn have co-oped […]

HSHSP Ep 67: Science Labs for Non-STEM Teens

This week on HSHSP Ep 67: Science Labs for Non-STEM Teens! HSHSP Ep 67: Science Labs for Non-STEM Teens Not everyone loves science. (You probably knew that.) Some teens are not STEM majors! Their idea of fun education has nothing to do with Science, Technology, Engineering or Mathematics! Nevertheless, they must do science labs! In their […]

HSHSP Ep 66: Preparing Middle Schoolers for High School

  This week on HSHSP Ep 66: Preparing Middle Schoolers for High School. Preparing Middle Schoolers for High School Are you preparing middle schoolers for high school? Are they ready for the rigors of high-school level studies? Feeling stressed about it? Never fear! HSHSP is here to help. With years of homeschooling middle school AND […]

HSHSP Ep 65: Homeschooling in UK and US

HSHSP Ep 65: Homeschooling in UK and US We’re SO excited for Episode 65! We’re talking to our friend, Kat Patrick today! Kat has lived for 25 years and homeschooled her kids in England (United Kingdom). Her family’s recent move to Texas is quite a change for them! She is chatting with us about the […]

HSHSP Ep 64: Grammar- Gotta Have It!

HSHSP Ep 64: Grammar- Gotta Have It! You’d think that after 8 years of grammar through elementary and middle school, that teens wouldn’t need to study grammar any longer! We’ve noticed in our years as homeschool advisors and homeschool moms, that teens in this generation need grammar more than ever. How about essays include lines […]

HSHSP Ep 63: Short Story Writing- Don’t Miss the Fun!

HSHSP Ep 63: Short Story Writing- Don’t Miss the Fun! One of my homeschool highschoolers’ favorite writing assignments was short story writing. It didn’t start out that way. At first most of my kids felt intimidated, but it didn’t last long. They learned to have fun and become skilled at this important type of writing. […]

HSHSP Ep 62: Writing Poetry- Your Teen CAN Do It!

HSHSP Ep 62: Writing Poetry- Your Teen CAN Do It! Writing poetry is not just for geeks and airheads (no matter what modern stereotypes might tell you). Writing poetry is an exercise that is excellent for all teens! Poetry writing develops: *Skill in word usage *Skill in focus *Skill in adaptability *Skill in creative thought […]

HSHSP Ep 61: Writing Research Papers: You Can Do It!

HSHSP Ep 61: Writing Research Papers: You Can Do It! My son and one of his friends ended up in the same college Freshman Composition course. The instructor pulled them aside after class one day. The guys were nervous, trying to figure out what they had done… Then the instructor asked them, “Did you take […]

HSHSP Ep 60: Essay Writing: What, When, How!

HSHSP Ep 60: Essay Writing: What, When, How! When will I ever use this in real life? Has your teen ever asked that question? Our teens have asked it about writing essays! When will they ever use essay writing in real life? LOTS of times. Here’s a few: College application essays College papers and assignments […]

HSHSP Ep 59: Tips for Teaching Public Speaking

HSHSP Ep 59: Tips for Teaching Public Speaking Homeschool highschoolers need to include Public Speaking on the their transcripts. This can be as a separate subject or included annually in the Language Arts credit. How does a homeschooler create Public Speaking experiences? No sweat! We’ve got you covered! Join Sabrina, Marilyn and our friend, Dr. […]

HSHSP Ep 58: Helping Teens in Crisis Times

HSHSP Ep 58: Helping Teens in Crisis Times No matter what the crisis might be- an internal crisis for a teen, a death of a loved one, a friend with emotional troubles- these things hit teens hard! Adolescents are at the age that tough times cause their brains to question or become afraid. Sometimes they […]

HSHSP Ep 57: Phys Ed for Homeschool Highschoolers

HSHSP Ep 57: Phys Ed for Homeschool Highschoolers Some homeschool highschoolers are born for sports! They love soccer, swimming, baseball or karate. They love working out, jogging and dance. They are the teens who make logging their necessary physical education credits easy! Then there are the teens who were NOT born for sports. They don’t […]

HSHSP Ep 56: Filmmaking Elective: Simple Tips for Novices

HSHSP Ep 56: Filmmaking Elective: Simple Tips for Novices Need a terrific elective for your homeschool co-op? Have a teen who is always fiddling with videos on his/her smartphone? Want to add some great elective SPARKLE to your homeschool highschoolers’ transcripts? A Filmmaking elective can be just what you need! Join Sabrina and her independent […]

HSHSP Ep 55: What is a Master Portfolio?

HSHSP Ep 55: What is a Master Portfolio? In our years helping homeschooling parents successfully document their teens’ highschool years, we regularly find ourselves suggesting: Keep a master portfolio! Then we regularly get the question: What is a master portfolio? Master portfolios help keep the most important work of your homeschool highschoolers safely documented in […]

HSHSP Ep 54: Conquering Crunchtime Craziness

HSHSP Ep 54: Conquering Crunchtime Craziness Know any homeschool highschoolers who have a tough time managing their time? Overbook themselves? Over amuse themselves? Forget what they are supposed to do until the night before co-op? Many of us have watched our teens pull all-nighters before their research paper is due for their co-op class, or […]

HSHSP Ep 53 How to Start the College Search

HSHSP Ep 53 How to Start the College Search Stress time! Your homeschool highschooler needs to start thinking about life after graduation. College is in the picture. But how do you help your teen make the right choices? Making a good college selection can save time, money and heartache. Teens who make a good choice […]

HSHSP Ep 52: Career Exploration for Teens Who Love Everything

HSHSP Ep 52: Career Exploration for Teens Who Love Everything   Some teens love EVERYTHING! That’s great, but it sure is difficult for them to narrow down career interests. If they can’t narrow career interests, it is impossible to choose college majors or do pre-career training and electives. What do you do if you have […]

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. https://media.blubrry.com/uhsrnetwork/p/media.blubrry.com/homeschoolhs1/p/media.blubrry.com/uhsrnetwork/p/content.blubrry.com/uhsrnetwork/HSHSP_29.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: […]

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

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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! […]

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