Why Use Homeschool Academic Advising?

Why Use Homeschool Academic Advising?

Why do you need homeschool academic advising? As homeschooling parents, we are called upon to choose curriculum, teach the kids, keep track of credits and graduation requirements and guide our kids to a successful launch. We are the school board, administration,...

High School Testing for Homeschoolers

High School Testing for Homeschoolers

Testing often gets a bad rap in the homeschooling world. Could it be that we are trying to create space for our kids to be free and expressive, without the constraints of externally imposed values? I want to take a moment to advocate for testing our homeschoolers-...

Career Exploration for Homeschool Students

Career Exploration for Homeschool Students

I love working with parents of tweens and teens to develop a Personalized Learning Plan for their Jr and Sr High School years. High School should be a time when students are considering and exploring opportunities, being exposed to possibilities, and honing their work...

Teaching Soft Skills & Career Readiness

Teaching Soft Skills & Career Readiness

  Are you teaching soft skills and career readiness in your homeschool? A well-known adage in the business world is, “You’re hired for your hard skills, you’re fired for your soft skills.” Hard skills are those easily measurable and defined skills, like the...

Yes! Your Child Can Learn a Foreign Language

Yes! Your Child Can Learn a Foreign Language

(The following is a guest post from Ali Thomas, co-founder of NiHao Chinese.  This summer you can join Ali for the 2019 Passport to China Camp at True North Homeschool Academy.  Through the live, online sessions your students will have the opportunity to experience...

Special Needs Credits & Transcripts

Special Needs Credits & Transcripts

You have a special needs kiddo, and they are in high school. They are not quite up to grade level in Math or English or both, or it takes them a few years to get through what is traditionally a one-year program. The basics and therapy eat through your week, and there...

Coping with a Special Needs Diagnosis

Coping with a Special Needs Diagnosis

When You Are No Longer Part of the Pretty Party Does the following sounds familiar to you? I recently received a diagnosis. I knew something was “off,” but I brushed it aside, telling myself I should work harder, have more robust moral fiber, hurt and complain less,...

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