The video above is of a real-life, honest homeschool momma who speaks about her son’s and her experience with Penn Foster online high school. If you are an independently homeschooling momma who feels like her child needs more in high school than what she’s giving him, who would just like to definitely ease the burden of homeschooling a high schooler on yourself, or would like to know more about independent homeschool high school options, check-out brief (just over seven and a half minutes) video above!
On a personal note, our family is now using Penn Foster High School for our two oldest sons (ages 16 and 15). We began using it late this summer. I agree with what the momma says on the video! This online program has taken such a burden off of my shoulders! We have several children to homeschool, and to know that our oldest two are getting a quality education online while I am teaching their siblings is wonderful! I do go over the lessons with them and add input, if and when needed, and am available for explanations. Our sons are sailing through the program and making good grades!
Some of the things I like about this accredited high school program are:
1. The Convenience
The courses are online. Anytime night or day, our sons can work on their homeschool lessons! There’s no snail mail of lessons involved. Texts and tests are online!
Our sons also have the time, freedom, and flexibility to study additional subjects that they are interested in or that their Dad and or I add to their learning with this program.
2. The Content
The texts used are written by very qualified individuals. The texts are thorough. If our sons missed learning anything in their earlier years, it is covered in this course, which “fills in educational cracks” nicely!
The program has a few different concentrations that can be added to their high school diploma program! One of our sons is a natural-born builder/carpenter, so he is enrolled in the Penn Foster High School Diploma with Building Technology Concentration – Carpentry program. Our other son is planning to attend college, God willing, so is enrolled in the Penn Foster High School Diploma with Early College Courses program.
3. The Price
Penn Foster High School, even with an added concentration, is very affordable. We pay only $49.00 per son, per month for the program. It is worth every penny.
4. The Confidence
Knowing that our sons are receiving a quality, parent-provided education (my husband pays for the program and I guide the implementation thereof) makes me and my husband feel good. We have the confidence of knowing that our sons are, thanks to the curriculum used in the programs being so detailed, being well-prepared for academic life, and life, outside of high school. As written above, knowing that our sons are taking such thorough courses that “fill in educational cracks” gives me, and them, such confidence in knowing that they will really know what they need to know academically; that is a cherished treasure, to me.
For our sons to know that they are receiving a quality high school education gives them confidence and wholesome pride in themselves. To grow up with this confidence is to grow up with an essential building block for creating a thriving life for themselves as adults. It will also give them the confidence they need, to know that they, too, can give their children a quality homeschool education from preschool through high school, should they, God willing, be blessed with children.
5. The Stress Relief
Having peace of mind and a peaceful life is priceless to me. To achieve these things, I try to alleviate or prevent as much stress as possible both personally and in our family. Feeling like I am not doing all I feel that I should be doing as a homeschooling momma is definitely stressful. Penn Foster High School is very helpful to me in this (see all of the above for the reasons why!). To know that I’m doing the right thing as a momma gives me great peace. With Penn Foster doing so much of the teaching of our high school sons, I am very freed-up to educate their younger siblings in a more traditional homeschool style. Knowing that all of our school-age children get the time and teaching they all need to thrive in home education is priceless in achieving peace of mind and building a peace-filled home.
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Click here to learn more about Penn Foster High School, if you’d like! My husband and I have educated our children at home for over fifteen years, now. This is the first time we’ve used such a program, and we both highly recommend it!