As our family heads into a new adventure of preparing for high school homeschooling, I’ve been feeling pretty confused and overwhelmed. I know it’s the usual “something new and unknown” that’s nagging me, but it still feels so big and scary. Knowing that I don’t really have any idea what we’re going to do, I thought making a high school homeschooling planner would be super useful.
Included is a list of the provincial requirements that public school students are required to earn their provincial diplomas. I know that most of the time homeschoolers are ineligible to receive said diplomas but I thought it was a good place to start for a general idea of what to include in your child’s high school studies.
From there, I made a “big picture” page – a way to kind of visualize all high school years at once, where to place what subjects and create a general outline for the next 4 years. That way you can see what gaps you have to fill. This list offers typical core subjects: Math, English, Science, French, History/Geography, and Phys.Ed, plus enough space for 3 electives a year and volunteer plans.
After that, each year is on its own page, allowing you to pick courses, and write down descriptions or whatever you think would be helpful (like where to buy it or where to sign up for it, etc). This could be used as a basic course outline for transcript notes, too as needed.
The last page is a volunteer hours record sheet – so if your high school student puts in some community hours, you can keep them accountable for how much time they participate.
The goal of these planning sheets is to help you be able to clearly see what your goals and plans are for the next 4 years, in a simple format. Hopefully they help!