View Full Version : Blowing in from Oz..

08-17-2010, 09:45 PM
Hey all, glad to find you. Currently we are here in Kansas and I have LOVED our local school system. Small, safe, kids are thriving. We moved from a broken school district in NC where I ended up pulling my oldest out and would have also done the same with my middle daughter (who was just in kindergarten at the time). Anyway, we are military and just found out that we will be moving to Texas, next year, for only a year and there is NO way I'm enrolling the kids there. So here I am, again, scouring the internet for resources. I don't have the fear I had back then, so that's a plus, right? I must say I am a little more nervous about what to do with my 15 year old who will be a junior - there is complete homeschool - or attending community college classes or online.. decisions. Are there parents of high schoolers here?

Anyway, happy to have found you! Hope to make some connections!


08-18-2010, 08:38 AM
Welcome Eileen! I know what you mean about the broken school system in NC, thats why I pulled my boys out! And I will have a high schooler next year myself so this is something that I have looked into as well! I know that there are several online whole curriculum out there, but I am thinking that I am going to piece meal everything together. My son is into animals so we are going to make that be the major focus of his high school years. (of course we will have all the normal subjects as well)
I know that k12 is one that alot of people talk about and most community colleges around here anyways offer a dual enrollment, you would need to check with them. I am using a couple of things this year that may be a little below what your daughter is at but feel like I should share them just in case.
We use time4writing.com (http://time4writing.com) they have 3rd thru 12th grades
Story of Science _we haven't started it yet but heard it is great for middle and high school( sitting on the shelf)
My Dog Bites the English Teacher - son just started it, but so far he likes it
Life of Fred for some math- they go up to physics I believe
Gunrunner Moon and novel writing lessons (http://www.homeschoolliterature.com/books-by-grade/grades-9-12/gunrunner-moon-by-ed-ditto)
Dh just found out about Khan Academy free online (http://www.khanacademy.org/#Banking%20and%20Money)
And also ipod has alot of free videos from major colleges thru your apple account

Ok I have rambled on enough, someone else will probably have more suggestions for what they are using:o

08-18-2010, 09:15 AM
Welcome to the group! I am not a mom to a high schooler yet (god I hope that it takes a long time to get there! :)) Hopefully you will find as much helpful information and support as I have here!

08-18-2010, 11:13 AM
Welcome to the group, Eileen! I won't be homeschooling a high schooler until next year, but there are quite a few good folks around here who are or have been there before, so I'm sure that you'll find the support and information that you need.


08-18-2010, 10:15 PM
Welcome, Eileen. We have a site group for those homeschooling high schoolers (http://www.secularhomeschool.com/group.php?groupid=15), so drop in and join us!! Glad to have you here!

08-19-2010, 08:08 AM
Thanks for the welcome and information, will be heading over to the HS group later on today to check in!

08-20-2010, 01:19 AM
Welcome to the forums, Eileen!
What part of Texas - do you know yet?