Email of the Day:
My son is currently a senior in High School in Spokane and we are considering finishing his education in a home school setting. I have read through your website but still need to know how to ensure what we do at home the rest of the year follows through with the state requirements. Any information would be appreciated.
Within the framework of covering the 11 subjects required of homeschoolers, what you require for highschool graduation from your son is completely up to you.
For example, we required four things from our daughter to graduate:
1) The ability to read and write well.
2) The ability to think critically and conduct research.
3) A reasonably decent score on the SAT (to facilitate entry to college).
4) A small house, built to completion.
Our daughter did two years of highschool at home with us, and then decided to attend college fulltime with the Running Start program for the second two years. She’s now a 19yo college senior, majoring in computer science.
On our website, we have a really great webinar on how to create a traditional transcript, which I think is a GREAT place to begin, the first before the last one here, by Lee Binz: http://washhomeschool.org/homes…/video-audio-teaching-tools/
I would be remiss if I didn’t mention that we also have a graduation ceremony (11 June this year, for the eastside ceremony in Spokane Valley: http://washhomeschool.org/graduations/
Let me know as you have further questions.
–Jen Garrison Stuber, WHO Board Advocacy Chair