Start by developing a general overview of your child's upcoming homeschool years with an Individual Learning Plan, or ILP. Working from customized planning worksheets and updating them regularly will help to assure that your homeschool:
- meets all state homeschooling requirements
- makes academic progress each year
- stays on track, with flexibility to make adjustments
- utilizes time, energy, and resources efficiently
- reduces or eliminates unnecessary purchases
- begins each school year with more confidence and less stress
My next post will feature handy Individual Learning Plan worksheets for Elementary, Middle School, and High School years, along with plenty of tips for using them.
In the meantime, become familiar with homeschool and high school graduation requirements in your particular state or area, especially regarding academic subjects and high school credits, and print them out. To find this information, refer to the websites of your state's Department of Education, your state's official Homeschool Association, or the HSLDA.
Having this information available, together with the Individual Learning Plan worksheets, will help you to first get the big picture of your child's education, which prepares you to then focus on the details.