|Posted by [email protected] on August 15, 2014 at 9:00 PM|
Home educated through all 12 years of school, we have been blessed in many ways through this experience. As we entered the high school age, our family started to wonder: What about high school transcripts? Would we be academically prepared for college? What about the college admission process? There were also the questions of sports and music. Lastly, our parents feared they were inadequate to teach the higher-level subjects (even though they both have medical backgrounds).
The Bible says, "Faithful is he that calleth you, who also will do it" (I Thessalonians 5:24, KJV). God opened up plenty of "socialization" opportunities—such as volleyball—through our church. Homeschooling allowed us the time to learn piano plus one additional instrument each and to be involved in a homeschool orchestra throughout high school. In subject areas where our parents felt inadequate to teach, we simply learned together, or God raised up more knowledgeable friends in our church to instruct us. We received diplomas and transcripts through the satellite program through which we homeschooled, and were accepted into college without any problem.
Homeschooling gave us the benefit of being in a home setting with our teachers as our loving parents. We developed self-motivation and self-discipline as we studied on our own (finishing our first college semester with the surprise blessing of almost a 4.0 each!). Most importantly, being around our parents equipped us with their values and spiritual goals, accompanied by a deep sense of family love and commitment.
God's grace will always equip you for the next step in home education. As we are now both working on our PhDs and looking back, we can see God's hand in our high school years, working out every detail perfectly as we waited on Him and followed His leading.