Monday, September 10, 2012

Homeschooling High School Help

Vuillard Family Reading by Charles Vuillard

I thought I might try to do an occasional Homeschool Highschool web roundup to help with our team effort to bring more highschool information to you all who have young teens or near-teens in the homeschool.

Since Chari and I both do literature-based homeschooling, most of what I will be looking for is literature-based high school -- with forays into Charlotte Mason, unschooling and classical styles, since these are the most likely to use Real Books and Real Resources (and yes, textbooks CAN sometimes be Real Resources -- it all depends!)

Since we are Catholic, I will generally be looking for Catholic or Catholic-compatible resources.

And I will probably link these in with our future posts for the Homeschool Highschool Carnivals, because one of the goals of that project is to make resources available in an organized fashion so they can continue to be used after the carnival series is over.  

For starters, don't miss this

Someone was good enough to make this collection of posts by Susan of High Desert Home and My Summer Notebook.

They are wonderful to browse through if you want something different for your homeschooled high schooler than just using a standard or public school type curriculum.   It is inspiring to get to look into the highschool years of one particular homeschool family -- not so much lists of books here, as a glimpse into a style and philosophy that is unique, tailored to the family, and successful. 

Readlists is a nice tool, by the way, if you want to make a collection of articles or other web resources on a topic.     Supposedly it will bundle the articles into a collection you can send to your IPhone or Kindle.  I haven't had a whole lot of luck doing this successfully (my Kindle cuts the articles off after a page or two) but I haven't experimented with it much yet.  Maybe it works better with IPhone/IPad or with newer-generation Kindles.

random photo of Ryan and Bryan teens enjoying relaxed learning ... taken 3 years ago-- I think there were only two college students then, and now they almost all are college or post-college : )


  1. "Forays" into Charlotte Mason and just what we do in our lit-based learning... :)

    Two are post-college and working......and only one little one there....who is making her college and life plans at this moment as a senior. I am so very glad that we have a photo history of our children together. :)

    Oh, wait. That little one HAS started college classes this get her feet wet.

    Great links! I love Charles Vuillard! I love this painting!

  2. We are fixing to be homeschooling a highschooler, eeekkk!!!! lol ;) I love your blog BTW! Anyways, I just thought i'd share this site that I recently found. It is called, It is a community for parents and kids who homeschool high school. Looking forward to reading more of your post!


    1. Hi, Keri!

      Homeschooling high schoolers is a fun and busy world. Thanks for visiting TUAR and taking the time to leave a comment. We really appreciate it.

      The link that you left looks like a great website. Is it yours? You should link the High School carnival over there......

      Blessings on your homeschooling!


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