15 thoughts on “How-to Homeschool High School with Unit Studies”

  1. I very much appreciate this post. As we approach High School, I have been concerned that I am covering all areas needed for college. This will definitely help with preparring for High School years.

  2. Good, practical information. Do fewer unit studies with my high schoolers, but we still do them. We log hours pretty much the way you have suggested here.

  3. Thank you so much for this article. I stumbled upon it while researching on the internet for unit studies during high school. I was actually yelled at by an evaluator because I wasn’t specifically teaching my high schooler by himself. I have been using unit studies for years, and my children have thrived through it. Thank you for the information, and encouragement. 🙂

  4. Great post! As a student in high school, I do believe for your core subjects (math, science, and language) you need some type of (textbook) backbone for your schoolwork. Learning through passions can be done as unit studies, etc.
    Does this make sense? 🙂

    1. Hi Samantha,
      Yep, it makes sense. 🙂
      I have no problem getting all the science needed in the form of unit studies, and also about half of the language arts. Math, on the other hand, has not been easily meshed into unit studies, so my teens do have math texts. I think if you have a list of goals, and keep track of what you are doing within the unit studies, the gaps can easily be filled with various resources, including textbooks if desired.

  5. Thank you for this information. It was so helpful and has encouraged me in my desire to homeschool high school with unit studies.

  6. Love this article! I really really needed to read this as my daughter is about to start high school and I am completely worried about it!

  7. Wende,thank God for you! I had prayed to God asking him to help me justify our plans with our high schoolers. God allowed me to find this blog! We use some textbooks, but we have notice gaps. For example, we noticed gaps in math. We are creating interactive math notebooks that bring those gaps/struggles to life in 3D. Our children love it because this method imprint a lasting blueprint of that concept in their minds…and you know what? The information is retained because they learned it and enjoyed learning at the same time. This brings me to one of our goals for our children and that is to have a love for learning! So thank you sister for this blessing! I am thankful that you are obedient to God to share your knowledge in your journey of homeschooling.

    1. Wow, Philisa, how thankful I am that God used me to answer your prayer! May the rest of your homeschooling journey be blessed. 🙂

  8. THANK YOU — as a mom of a 9th grader using unit studies for the first time, this is the BEST resource I have found!

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