Thursday, May 22, 2014

Why Would Anyone Homeschool High School?

My oldest will graduate from high school in a few days.

For years I've heard other say things like...the GOAL of education is discipleship, or it's not about academics but about glorifying God, or, more recently, we're not training our kids for society but for eternity. 

I think they are right.

Hosea 4:6 says, "My people are destroyed for a lack of knowledge."  A writer on the Net Bible Study says that if the knowledge that our children lack is in God's word then they will be eternally lost.

A speaker at the first Titus 2:1 Confernce said that we are raising world changers.  Our children are weapons.  Like arrows in the hands of a warrior are children born in one's youth (Psalm 127:4).  Why outsource that?  It's not whether our children will be taught.  The question is, Who will teach them and what will they be taught?

When we homeschool our children in/through high school we can put them an environment that will individualize their education based on their gifts, talents and calling.

Research shows that "age/grade isolation or segregation actually inhibits socialization," says Elizabeth Smith in "Why Homeschool Teens?"  Age segregation is also detrimental to teens' spiritual formation ( 

When we homeschool our children in/through high school we build family relationships and strength.  Satan is working to destroy this.  My kids bug each other...probably every day.  But, I think the best friends they have are their siblings.

There are more than enough resources for Americans to homeschool high school.

See my
for resources for those considering homeschooling high school 
and those already doing it but looking for more information.  

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