College may be right around the corner for your homeschooler and, as a homeschool parent, you want to prepare your student well. Or you may be wondering whether you should send your homeschooler to school to prep them for future studies or if homeschooling will adversely affect their chances of getting into college. You may be encouraged to know research shows that homeschooling does not negatively impact college admission and, in some cases, may even provide special opportunities for your kids. If your children have expressed interest in college, you should know the requirements for acceptance and scholarships needed to enhance their ability to succeed in college.
Everyone has some type of worldview, but Christians are to hold a biblical worldview, which means that every decision and action should be shaped by the Truth that was from the beginning—Jesus Christ. The question to consider is not whether you have a worldview, but rather, is your worldview true? If Christians don’t use discernment, we can allow popular worldviews to confuse us. BJU Press is committed to upholding a biblical worldview in education. We also want to help you, as a homeschool parent or educator, understand different worldviews so you can help shape a biblical worldview in your children and make informed decisions about the curriculum you use.
A minimalist homeschool prevents you from feeling buried under projects, lesson plans, schedules, and activities and overwhelmed with your homeschool schedule. Homeschooling doesn’t have to be complex. You can simplify your curriculum, schedule, supplies, and space. Minimalist homeschooling may sound great, but if you don’t know where to start, we’ve created a list of five simple steps to help you streamline your homeschool day.
If you’re just starting homeschooling or questioning which grade to place your children in, you’ve probably wondered about giving them a placement test. A placement test can help you buy resources most suited to your children’s academic needs. But most curriculum publishers don’t offer placement tests for their courses. So how do you make an informed decision when buying your homeschool materials? And how do you place your children in the right grades? We’re here to answer your many questions about placement tests and grade placement.
Class projects are an important part of every homeschool. They not only allow our children to gain a deeper understanding of a particular concept, but they help them develop necessary life skills. In particular, class projects help our children learn how to manage their time and resources to tackle a potentially overwhelming task. Class projects also give us as parents a great opportunity to teach our children some project management skills.