High School Home School Curriculum
A high school home school curriculum is just about the most important aspect of a child's education that there
is. Don't get me wrong every one of a child's formative years is important, but the high school student years of a
child's life are really the last chance that educationalists might get to make sure that the child has a good start
in life. In homeschooling, this is mostly achieved through a good high school home school curriculum
High School Home School Curriculum
Think about a child's life. From baby until about five years of age, you are really just teaching your child to
be a human being rather than staying an animal. You teach it not to defecate on the floor; how to speak and how to
OK, you may not manage it all within those four or five years for some reason or another, but you still have a
year or two to catch up before the child goes to middle school. At middle school, education for a job begins so
that the student may later play a decent role in society, earn a decent living and be reasonably well rewarded for
doing so for the rest of its life.
OK, so you and the teachers may not quite manage that before the real hard-core high school education begins,
but at least you still have time before the kid has to get a real job. However, the last phase, the High School
phase is your last chance to prepare your child for college or university, a trade or life as a labourer.
If you fail at this stage, the child drifts off into routine employment and only if the young adult sees sense
and carries out independent study at night school or online school high school resits, will it have another chance
to better itself - but that is beyond your control - and most kids never go back to school or take up online
courses once they start work.
Therefore, if you have taken the decision to opt out of the state system and take the responsibility upon
yourself, the one thing that you really need more than anything else is an excellent, relevant high school home
school curriculum, because that high school home school curriculum is your last shot at helping your child with a
So, where do you go to get this excellent, relevant high school home school curriculum? That is the hard part,
but you can make it easier on yourself in a number of ways.
First, is there a minimum educational standard requirement where you live? Or is there a study recommendation?
If so, get hold of a copy from the local government. That will form the absolute minimum target level for your
future high school home school curriculum. It is your yardstick school course.
Second, do you have any religious convictions that you feel obliged to couch your child's education in? If so,
contact your church and get, say, a copy of their Christian online high school homeschool curriculum. Measure it
against the nationally accredited government yardstick school course. Does it exceed the home education
Third, does your child have academic aspirations? Does he or she want to go to a particular college or
university like South University Richmond or get a particular job? If so, write to the university and
ask for their minimum required knowledge - whatever they call it.
What does your child need to be learning to go to that college or university? Likewise with a trade or a
profession - write to the trade's governing body and ask the same question.
What qualifications do you need to be able to become a plumber or lawyer or whatever? Does your high school home
school curriculum cover all these subjects to the required standard? If not you need a new high school home school
This problem illustrates why it is vital to plan ahead when looking for something as crucial as a relevant high
school home school curriculum. Once you have done this, then you can start looking around for homeschooling
resources to achieve that standard including foreign language modules, online education courses, computer courses
and everything else you need to accomplish the task.