I'm a planner. A list maker. I need to know the end goal before I get there so I will know when I am there.
That's where homeschooling leaves me a little uneasy.
I know how I want my children to turn out...but what path to take?
So, even though my kids are 7th and 4th graders, I find myself thinking more and more about high school.
To me, and this is just *my* philosophy, the younger grades are more about learing all of the information you can. Just the facts, ma'am. Well, we delve into the how and why too, but it's about the basics.
Around high school though, I feel like most kids know instinctively what they want to be when they 'grow up'. Or at least what their passions are. And if a child already has a clear idea of what they want to do with their life....should they delve into those subjects which support their passions or talents? For example, if my son said he wanted to be a missionary...should he focus on sociology, etc? If he wants to be an architect...direct his attention to math, drafting, etc? Should he really worry about taking chemistry or calculus if it's not ever going to be used? Or should such extraneous things be taught to provide a 'well rounded' education?
What about you? How do you feel about homeschooling through high school? What's your approach?