Are you coming down the home stretch of high school?

This is the time of year when things are getting down to crunch time if you have a senior in high school.  I had a senior last year (and a junior this year), and I can tell you it can be pretty stressful!  Here are some tips to remember if you have a high school senior or a student getting close to their senior year:

  • Get information about any college that your child might be interested in – including the entrance requirements.  Colleges will have most, if not all, of the information you need listed on their website.  You can get information, set up tours, and learn a lot about the school before making your decision.
  • Make sure that your child has taken the ACT and/or SAT in order to meet entrance requirements.
  • Have an official transcript that records information about their entire high school career.
  • Make sure you fill out the FAFSA form as close to January 1st of their senior year as possible.
  • Make sure you meet all graduation requirements for your state and for the college of choice.  (If there’s something you’re not sure about, HSLDA is a great resource.  I’ve been a member for many years and have appreciated all of their help!)

Graduation Other things to remember that aren’t necessarily college related:

  • If you plan to have a graduation ceremony, make sure you have a venue booked with plenty of time before the event.
  • Order necessary supplies for the event – cap and gown, invitations, diploma (and cover), and class souvenirs (rings, t-shirts, hoodies, etc…)
  • Maybe even create and order a yearbook!

Homeschooling a high school student can seem overwhelming at times – especially a senior – but you will make it through!  I promise!  Take a few deep breaths, make a list of things to do, and start checking them off one by one.   :)

Donetta (6 Posts)

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