The Most Important Word to Remember as You Homeschool High School: Proactive

The Most Important Word to Remember as You Homeschool High School


“Homeschooling through high school”- just speaking those words out loud can strike fear and trembling in the most seasoned homeschooling parent. It all seemed so simple when you were teaching phonics and math and doing science experiments in the backyard. Time flies by and all of a sudden you are there, or almost there, and […]

Homeschooling in Highschool & University Admissions Information


One of the questions I’m asked the most is if I’m planning to keep homeschooling through high school. I think most people wonder if students homeschooled through high school and don’t have the official diploma can actually go to University. Well, have no fear! Sarah is here! Sarah Rainsberger calls herself the “homeschool guidance/university admissions counselor.” […]

The Duke of Edinburgh’s Award: A First Hand Experience


I, Mark, first heard about the Duke of Edinburgh’s Award from my Air Cadet Squadron I was in. After hearing about it I came home and told my sister, Jacqueline, she loved the idea of it too! So we decided to work on it together to be able to motivate and help each other along […]

Duke of Edinburgh's Award

Duke of Edinburgh Award


The Duke of Edinburgh’s Award was founded in 1956 by His Royal Highness, The Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, to help young people ranging in age from 14 to 25 develop a sense of responsibility to themselves and to their communities. “The Award Programme is about challenge. It is also about providing the opportunity to […]

Homeschooling High School in Alberta

Homeschooling High School in Alberta


There are a few times that people panic when they homeschool: 1) When they first start, 2) Sometime during their homeschool journey when they worry if they are “doing enough” and, 3) High school!! High School sends even the most confident veterans of homeschooling to their knees and why is that? We all still “think” […]

Emerging Entrepreneur


Running a business – especially the financial side – offers a lot of hands-on, life skill opportunities for students of all ages. Learning the foundations to be successful is important. That’s why I recommend The Emerging Entrepreneur by Leanne Seel, CPA – a curriculum that teaches how to become an entrepreneur in Canada for youth. Leanne […]

Sal Khan - the founder of Khan Academy

Khan Academy


You can learn anything. For free. That’s the premise behind Khan Academy – a free learning platform that originally started as tutoring videos intended for Sal Khan’s cousin in math and has grown to a global enterprise to bring learning to anyone who wants to learn. Since the beginning, homeschoolers all excitedly got behind this project […]

BC Math: Homework Depot


Trigonometry. Quadratic Equations. Radicals. Oh my. Once you get to math in the higher elementary and high school ranges, it can get complex and sometimes even challenging to teach and understand. Having a way to visually show and explain concepts is very helpful. BC Math is a website for students (and teachers) in Grades 8 […]

Creating History - A Canadian high school history course

Creating History


Homeschooled high school students looking for a program in Canadian history or social studies might want to consider looking at Creating History. Designed by Canadian teacher and history enthusiast, Mike Zeitsma, this history program covers WWI to 2000, and involves listening to lectures to take guided notes, watching videos, reading articles, referencing a website that explores maps […]