Homeschooling Teen – August/September 2022

Welcome to the August/September 2022 Back-to-School edition of Homeschooling Teen, a monthly online magazine for homeschooled high schoolers and graduates ages 13-19. This month’s articles are listed below, and you can read them all online at Enjoy!


Editor’s Column

Letter from the Editor: August/September 2022

This month’s articles offer a variety of ideas to make the most of your back-to-school time, as well as to help parents support their teens in the transition back to school.


Homeschooling Teen Profile

Alena Wicker: Youngest Black Person Accepted into a Medical School in the US

At just 13 years old, Alena Analeigh Wicker is set to become the youngest Black medical student in US history.


Homeschooling High School

5 Ways to Give Your Homeschooler a Break Before School Starts

Teens need time to goof off and forget about other people’s expectations before school starts again.


Homeschool Electives

How to Address Physical Education with Your Homeschooled Teen

Don’t be fooled by the myth that Physical Education is not an academic endeavor.


Homeschooling Your Teen

Smart Practices for Homeschooling Organization for Teens

Homeschooling organization creates an environment conducive to learning that will aid your teen by eliminating distractions that could lessen learning.



5 Ways to Encourage your Homeschooled Teen to Develop Effective Study Habits

Here are some tips to help your homeschool teen develop effective study habits that will serve them well in college.


Homeschool Friendly College

Arizona College of Nursing (it’s in other states, too)

Even if you don’t have a GED or high school diploma, you can still begin your journey in healthcare today at the Arizona College of Nursing!



5 Popular Careers to Educate Your Homeschooled Teen On

Here are some popular careers your teenager can choose from, based on a variety of interests.


Guest Column

Why Homeschooled Teens Must Think About Their Careers

Homeschoolers need to plan for what careers they might want to pursue in the future, and thinking about it is an essential first step.


Grace’s Garden

Book Review: The Heir and the Spare

“The Heir and the Spare” by Kate Stradlin, wherein a bunch of bullies find out their victim is a princess.


Product Reviews

20 Reasons Why Homeschoolers Love Amazon

Amazon takes the idea of “one-stop-shopping” to a whole new level.


Right-Wing Teen

Teaching Your Homeschooled Teen About Civic Responsibility

If you’re homeschooling your teens and want them to be conscientious and ethical citizens, here are some ways you can teach them Civic Responsibility.


The World Around Us

5 Outdoor Boredom Busters for Homeschool Teens

Outdoor recreational activities are boredom busters that can pay dividends in your student’s focus, happiness and energy.


Game Reviews & News

How To Give Your Homeschooled Teens a Much-Needed Break

Your homeschooled teens work hard, so give them some time off now and then. Everyone needs a break!


Read the Bible

Biblical Reasons to Homeschool

Whose wisdom are your children being taught? Here are some Biblical Reasons to Homeschool.


Advice Paradise

Advice Paradise: Homeschooling High School

Advice Paradise is a column where you can ask questions, read our answers, and offer your own advice!


Health Corner

7 Fun Ways to Keep Your Teen Active and Healthy

Here are some tips on how to keep your teen active and healthy so they don’t get behind in their learning.



Homeschooler Severely Burned in Science Experiment

Barrett McKim, a 12-year-old homeschool student, was severely burned in a science experiment gone horribly wrong.


Teen Tech Talk

3 Ways to Get Your Teens Off Their Screens

While there’s nothing wrong with a certain amount of screen time, teens shouldn’t have too much.



10 Scholarships for Christian Students

Christian students can tap into a specialized niche of scholarships especially for them.



How To Help Your Homeschooler with a Speech Impediment

Speech patterns that are cute for kindergarteners can become an embarrassing speech impediment for teens.


Subscriber Freebies

I Have a Dream (PDF) – Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. gave this famous speech on August 28, 1963. It’s the one in which he said, “I have a dream that my four little children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin but by the content of their character.” Every student should have a copy of the “I Have a Dream” speech to read and study. What does MLK Jr. say about the American Dream? Circle any Biblical references. Underline the quotes from the Declaration of Independence. Find the patriotic song verse. Compare and contrast his ideology to that of the modern BLM movement. Choose your favorite part of the speech to memorize and recite.

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