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.” …

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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 …

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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” …

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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 …

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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 …

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Canadian Unsolved Mysteries

Everyone loves a good mystery, and the lure to be the next Sherlock Holmes is hard to resist. What if you could help solve a Canadian mystery from long ago? Check out Great Unsolved Mysteries of Canadian History – a website dedicated to getting research together to solve some “cold” case mysteries like: Where is Vinland? …

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Citizenship Challenge

Canadian Citizenship Challenge

How much do you REALLY know about Canada? What about your high school aged student? Think they are up for a challenge? Check out this opportunity. Historica Canada is hosting a Canadian Citizenship Challenge for students in grades 7 – 12 (Secondary I-V in Quebec) until the end of December 2013. It’s open to both …

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Peppermint Stick Learning Co – High School

Last year, I shared with you a company called Peppermint Stick Learning Co – a Canadian Christian curriculum company based out of Ontario that creates and compiles a variety of curriculum resources for grades K – 8. Well, they are excited to have shared with me that they have been working hard to put together …

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Maple Tree Publications

If you are looking for some Canadian content for your homeschool, check out Maple Tree Publications – a homeschool resources store run by homeschooling mom, Cori Dean.