Tag Archives: High School

Launch-Pad Homeschooling

I don’t have any proof of this, but I really think that College Admissions People make up complicated rules just for the heck of it. Recently, Darren and I attended a local informational workshop on preparing high schoolers for college. Throughout the presentation, I found myself imagining College Admissions People’s strategy meetings going like this: […]

Outside the Box Solution Nets Homeschooler a Shot at College Lacrosse

The lack of a local team didn’t stop this homeschooled athlete from earning a slot on a college lacrosse roster. This coming spring, 19-year-old Derrick Shealy will fulfill his goal of playing college lacrosse, an opportunity that almost didn’t materialize because of roadblocks that other homeschooling families may find all too familiar. North Carolina laws […]

Lights … Camera … School!

  This year, February was the star of the show. For this gray, bleak month, the Jones Homeschool goes into what we call “February School.” We lighten the regular school load, and Darren teaches a unit study around an interesting topic. Pass the popcorn: February 2017 was all about the movies! There’s so much information […]