Mapping Out a High School Strategy


A journey is a person in itself; no two are alike. And all plans, safeguards, policing, and coercion are fruitless. We find that after years of struggle that we do not take a trip; a trip takes us.

-John Steinbeck

One of the most common requests I receive at this time of year involves helping moms plan out high school classes over four or five years. As part of this amazing journey, I feel compelled to support moms in need. I’ve taught numerous workshops and written an e-book on the subject. Every few years, I revamp the material and share it again for the next group of moms looking to hit the road and map out high school.  

 In response to this need, I’m posting seven short videos in this blog to lead moms on the journey of mapping out a high school strategy. Hopefully, these videos open the door to questions and comments that may help and encourage other moms to come along for the ride. If you’re a reader rather than a video watcher, I’ll also post summaries of the videos here in our blog (but no reading and driving!). You may also ask questions on the blog post, if that’s easier for you. I’ll post links to materials, that I discuss in the videos, in the associated blog.

 We’ll post the videos as we get them created, typically on Saturdays and Tuesdays. They’re not live, although I will respond to comments, and they will remain in this blog and shared on our FB Q and A group should you need to watch them later.  

 The breakdown of the video topics include:

#1 – Where Do You Want to Go? (prayer, preparation and goal setting)

#2 – Exploring Ways of Learning (resources and options)

#3 – Reading Road Signs (state and college requirements)

#4 – Hittin’ the Highway (mapping out required classes)

#5 – Roads Less Traveled (honors, CLEP, AP and dual-Enrollment)

#6 – Those Unexpected Stops (academic electives)

#7 – Avoiding Detours (extracurricular, volunteering, and prioritizing)

 Join us as we adventure down the sometimes bumpy and maybe even under construction road of high school planning for homeschool!

See you soon,