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High School of Your Dreams Guidebook
Nancy Nicholson

The 2019 Edition has been revised to include highly condensed versions of the Career Path E-Books and Course Resource E-Books, so it is no longer necessary to purchase these e-books separately. The 2019 Edition does not include lists of recommended books, web links, and course materials. It does include possible essay topics and experiential/volunteer projects, along with other resources previously available only in the e-books. View Samples for more details.

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
“The greatest surprise for us is the bond that we have formed with our teens. They actually like us! They enjoy our company and we, theirs. They trust our opinion and in return, we trust their judgment in the choices we feel confident they can make.”
- Debbie, Canada
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