12 Tips for Junior High Success

12 Tips for Junior High Success

Do you need junior high tips? Junior High is looming and you are 1 part excited and 2 parts scared. Your delightful little is now a lanky, gawky and possibly awkward teen. But, never fear, this is a wonderfully, exciting time in a young person's life to homeschool as...

5 Benefits of Standardized Testing

5 Benefits of Standardized Testing

Regardless of how over or underprepared you might feel for a standardized test, bring it up amongst homeschoolers, and you are sure to elicit strong opinions! I would propose that standardized testing, while not the only standard of measure, can provide some excellent...

More Book Recommendations for Tweens & Teens

More Book Recommendations for Tweens & Teens

Are you looking for a great book for your tween or teen?  Check out these book recommendations from the students in the True North Homeschool Academy Writing Club! Fantasy Book Recommendations The Map to Everywhere series (four books), by Carrie Ryan and John Parke...

Writing Club: Encouraging Confident Communicators

Writing Club: Encouraging Confident Communicators

(The following post is a review written by Gabriella Micheel, a student in True North Homeschool Academy's Writing Club.) “Iron sharpens iron, and so one man sharpens another.” Proverbs 27:17. This bible verse clearly identifies that we can benefit from working with...

6 Steps to Prepare for Junior High Success

6 Steps to Prepare for Junior High Success

Junior high is a great time to get your child off to a great start. Don’t stress, the key to this stage is to focus on quality and not quantity. Actually, by focusing on just six easy areas, you can rest assured your child is ready to be successful in high school and...

Books that every Homeschooler should read

Books that every Homeschooler should read

I was asked this week what my favorite books on homeschooling were. Hard to pick, but my top favs are probably Jesse and Susan Wise Bauer's The Well Trained Mind, Marva Collins, The Marva Collins Way, Rafe Esquith's Teach Like Your Hair's on Fire but there are so many...

Teaching Our Kids to Be Independent Learners

Teaching Our Kids to Be Independent Learners

At True North Homeschool Academy we believe it is essential to create independent learners.  We polled our amazing FaceBook Group Help Homeschooling High School and came up with some great tips and resources for you! So how can you teach your children to be...

Is Your Homeschooler Considering Military Service?

Is Your Homeschooler Considering Military Service?

Is your Home School High Schooler Considering Military Service?   We have had many family members serve in the Army and Air Force Active Duty and National Guard. We are proud to be a military family! Recently, our oldest son returned from Basic Training and shared...

When Homeschooling Gets Hard

When Homeschooling Gets Hard

(The following post is part of the Help for the Homeschool Mom series from My Joy-Filled Homeschool.) If you scan homeschool groups, you will inevitably see posts from Mom’s who are burned out, stressed out and possibly flipped out. No amount of coffee can fix it....

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