Episode 12: High School Graduates: What Do They Look Like?

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Are you planning to homeschool through high school? What happens next? How do you prepare your teen for life as a homeschool grad? Start by listening to Episode 12 of the Hey, Mama! Homeschool Show: “High School Grads: What Do They Look Like?” Host Christine Weller of and The Canadian Schoolhouse presents excellent resources for parents who are considering high school at home as well as options for high school grads. If you have a teen, tune in! 


Connect with God’s Word 

“Fear not, for I am with you; be not dismayed, for I am your God; I will strengthen you, I will help you, I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.” (Isaiah 41:10 ESV)

“May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing, so that by the power of the Holy Spirit you may abound in hope.” (Romans 15:13 ESV) 

Connect with The Old Schoolhouse® Magazine 

For more on homeschool grads, click on the links to these recent articles from The Old Schoolhouse® Magazine:

Connect with The National Home Education Research Institute

Dr. Brian Ray is a leading international expert on homeschool research and one of the individuals who founded NHERI. In today’s podcast, Christine directed attention to an especially helpful portion of the NHERI website titled “Research Facts on Homeschooling.”

Hey, Mama! Homeschool Show “Am I qualified to teach my children—especially when it comes to high school?” Christine Weller

Connect with The Canadian Schoolhouse

Today’s host, Christine Weller of The Canadian Schoolhouse (a division of The Old Schoolhouse®) mentioned resources from The Canadian Schoolhouse: 

Watch the whole “Raising Teenagers and Preparing Them for Life” interview from The Canadian Schoolhouse with Janet LoSole on Youtube. 

Connect with the National Academic Homeschool Competition (NAHC)

The Old Schoolhouse® and the College Options Foundation teamed up to provide homeschooled students ages 12–18 the opportunity to put their knowledge to the test with the virtual National Academic Homeschool Competition. The NAHC prepares homeschool families with college and career prep, SAT and ACT prep, and college financing. The first NAHC competition is wrapping up, but plans are already underway for future competitions. 

Connect with 

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Connect with The Homeschool Minute 

Spend a minute with your friends from The Old Schoolhouse® Magazine!

The Homeschool Minute is a weekly eNewsletter for anyone homeschooling or considering starting. It’s brief yet packed with a powerful dose of encouragement to keep you going strong in your commitment to your family and to the Lord. Subscribe to the free homeschool newsletter.

Connect with the TOS App

Do you have the new and enhanced TOS App? It is the hub for homeschooling. You can access all The Old Schoolhouse® Magazine articles—and more—wherever you go, whenever you need them. Search for homeschooling topics important to you. You’ll find curriculum choices, resources, homeschool advice, help, and encouragement. The app content is updated weekly. The TOS App is now better than ever, and it is free. You can find the TOS App on Google Play or download at the App Store today! 

Connect with Upcoming Episodes

New episodes of the Hey, Mama! Homeschool Show are released every Monday. Check back right here for show notes and links at Here is what you can look forward to next: 

  • 4/24/23: Episode 13—“Cursive and Copywork” hosted by Deborah Wuehler of The Old Schoolhouse® Magazine
  • 5/1/23: Episode 14—“How Should We Celebrate the Homeschool Mom” hosted by Deborah Wuehler of The Old Schoolhouse® Magazine
  • 5/8/23: Episode 15—“Help When Special Needs Are Hard” hosted by Stephanie Morrison of The Canadian Schoolhouse

Questions or comments on the Hey, Mama! Homeschool Show podcast? We would love to hear from you at

Recent Show Notes

Episode 64: What Do Homeschool Graduates Look Like?
What will homeschool graduates do after high school? In Episode 64 of the Hey, Mama! Homeschool Show, Christine Weller discusses reasons to homeschool through high school, including the flexibility and adaptability of homeschooling. Homeschool graduates can succeed no matter where life takes them. Find the show notes for “What Do Homeschool Graduates Look Like?” on
Episode 63: Myth Busters: Socialization and Isolation
How do you respond to questions about socialization? In Episode 63 of The Hey, Mama! Homeschool Show—“Myth Busters: Socialization and Isolation,” Stephanie provides a deeper view into our children’s socialization. Explore aspects of behaviors and customs worth learning, intentional protection, and meaningful outings. It’s not just about getting our kids around other kids to play!
Episode 62: How to Homeschool When Mom Is Sick and Tired
What happens in your homeschool when mom is sick and tired? Deborah Wuehler shares how she taught independence to her children, created checklists, and put together to-go bags to help her continue the homeschool routine during those times. Tune into Episode 62 of the Hey, Mama! Homeschool Show podcast—“How to Homeschool When Mom Is Sick and Tired” for practical tips and encouragement from Deborah.
Episode 61: Are Conventions Really Worth Attending?
Listen in as several homeschool state leaders share about the value of homeschool conventions in their states. Should you go to an in-person convention this year? Is online encouragement enough? In Episode 61 of The Hey, Mama! Homeschool Show—“Are Conventions Really Worth Attending?” Heather chats with Paul and Gena Suarez of The Old Schoolhouse®, Tauna Meyer of OCEANetwork, Anne Miller of HEAV, Kim Blom of Homeschool Iowa, and Rob Prigge of MACHE. These leaders are filled with a wealth of information that you need to hear!

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