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High School of Your Dreams Guidebook
Nancy Nicholson

The High School of Your Dreams Guidebook is a step-by-step guide to planning your own high school curriculum to fit your student’s unique learning style, interests, and possible career goals. The High School of Your Dreams Guidebook introduces three basic approaches to high school:

  1. College Track: Flexible Textbook Approach;
  2. Community College/Vocational School: Independent Study Approach;
  3. Apprenticeship/School-to-Work: Experiential Approach.

A two-part Student Profile, one part answered by the student, one part by the parent, gauges the student’s interests and aptitudes and is followed by a guide to interpreting the results. The Guidebook then proceeds to guide you in developing a tentative four-year plan, choosing core and elective subjects, deciding which materials the student will use to learn those subjects, and creating a lesson plan for the materials. 

The Guidebook also covers the following general topics about homeschooling through high school: 

  • what is necessary for a homeschooled student to enter college;
  • converting homeschool study time into standard high school credit hours;
  • creating a high school transcript;
  • discerning career paths;
  • and incorporating volunteering and other types of experiential learning into a high school curriculum.

It is recommended that planning for high school begin as the student nears the end of eighth grade. Early planning will help the student to focus on his or her goals—building excitement for the coming high school years—and will give time for course and material selection. 

Includes reproducible blank forms and charts (From Freshman to Graduate Chart, Class Lesson Plan Form, Monthly Hours Chart, Academic Transcript, and Diploma). 186 pgs. 2019 Revised Edition. 8½"x11" Shrink-wrapped. Loose-leaf, 3-hole drilled.

 

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High School of Your Dreams is a thorough and organized approach to gaining a Catholic high school education at home. Clonlara will be happy to list it as a possible resource for our enrolled families who seek a Catholic curriculum.”
- Chandra Nicol, Executive Director, Clonlara School
“We were concerned about starting high school, especially without scripted lesson plans; but what a relief High School of Your Dreams turned out to be! Firstly, we wanted our son to have more selection than many programs offered, and High School of Your Dreams offered an incredible array of resources in dozens of courses. Secondly, the course planning forms allowed us to both plan and allow our son some level of autonomy and accountability. Lastly, finances were a major concern; with ten children at home and perhaps more to come, the education budget is tight. We weren't constrained by enrollment fees, transcript fees, family fees or any other fee.... Now planning our second year (actually his junior year) we are excited and so confident in our decision. I just wish we hadn't wasted a year and a fortune elsewhere! For years I supplemented with CHC but didn't have the confidence to switch fully, not knowing how much I cheated my children and myself.”
- Melissa, CO
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