Resources for you to potentially save tens of thousands of dollars on your kids’ college costs! Read exactly how we did it and find all the resources to help you save too.
You know you really believe in something when you find yourself talking about it with everyone you meet. In fact, you may be here because I told you about this page in line at the post office or in the mechanic’s waiting room. (Welcome!)
My boys have both graduated and I could not be more pleased with how we chose to homeschool high school. Here’s how it worked out for us:
Our eldest graduated high school with an Associates degree in Landscape Design from a local technical college as well as almost all of his general education courses completed. After high school he decided to pursue his Bachelor’s degree in Theology, needing just 2 years to complete it.
The younger earned enough credits via exam and dual enrollment that he graduated high school with just 33 credits remaining to complete his Bachelor’s degree in Business. (That’s about 1 year!) Since our goal was not for him to enter the career/working world at 19, he is taking some time to attend a Bible college for a year and perhaps do some study abroad as he’s completing those last 33 credits.
All told, we estimate that our method of homeschooling has saved us many tens of thousands of dollars. As of yet, neither of our boys has had to take out any loans for their college.
So you can see why I talk about this. All. The. Time.
Another lightning bolt ==> you don’t have to be a homeschooler to take advantage of earning these credits!!
This series of posts describes why we chose this path and lays out, in much detail, how we did it.
A class for pre-school AND high school?! – Human development taught with a simple but thorough curriculum as well as hands on practice with pre-schoolers
Free videos for your homeschool – We used these short videos to supplement tons of topics throughout middle and high school.
No prep. No busy work. No kidding. Homeschoolers, this is the high school literature curriculum you’ve been looking for. – This no-fuss literature curriculum is a great fit for kids (or moms) who think they don’t like literature.
Study.com is a super resource for preparing for both CLEP and DSST tests.
Homeschool science that prepares your kids for the worldviews they will face in college.– This science curriculum, taught by a former professor, is top notch!
Cheri Frame at Credits Before College changed our life when we attended her workshop on earning college credits in high school. Be sure to visit her site, sign up for her informative emails and check out her many resources. We used her study guides to prepare for some of our tests and they are FANTASTIC!
These study guides also proved to be invaluable to us as we prepared for various tests:
Raising teenagers is all about apprenticing them into adulthood. Please don’t stop doing things for your teens. They can still grow into responsible adults…promise.
Wow the kids tonight with your mastery of teen slang. A humorous look at “speaking their language”, and a reminder to laugh with your kids.
Teens who are intentionally taught a Biblical worldview are less likely to leave their faith. Statistics show that 70-88% of teenagers who are involved in youth groups leave the church within two years of graduation.
Teens and Social Media: Is Humiliation Inevitable? Help your teen use social media responsibly, and still express themself the way they want.
So you made a decision to change your life at summer church camp…what next? 8 steps to grow what God planted in your heart.
Advice for teens. A collection of articles that offer advice for young people on topics like dating, friendships, modesty, and more.