Carol Becker

Carol Becker

Carol Becker and her husband, Jim, homeschooled their two children using a variety of teaching options.

During her homeschool years, Carol established two homeschool co-ops, one encompassing history, geography, and drama. With a B.S. and M.S. in Engineering, Carol also has a passion for science which led her to form and direct a science co-op. Additionally, Carol has shepherded two different groups of homeschooled students through an original three-year high school English program, tutored middle school, high school, and community college students in writing, and has taught algebra and geometry. 

As a High School Consultant for HSLDA, she delights in opportunities to encourage and equip homeschooling mothers as they raise the next generation of leaders. 

 

Carol’s Workshop Sessions 

 

Developing a Plan for High School: Sample Four-Year Plans 

Carol will guide parents in considering critical aspects of a high school student’s homeschool plan. Topics such as what subjects to teach and their timing, whether to follow a basic high school plan or a rigorous college prep plan, how to evaluate credits and determine grades, and whether or not transcripts and diplomas are needed. If you are beginning to think about homeschooling during the high school years, this seminar will help you organize your thoughts so you can begin laying the groundwork for a viable four-year plan. 

High School Transcript Clinic: Practical Help and Tips 

Creating a high school transcript is a vital part of your teen’s high school records—but it doesn’t have to be hard! In this interactive, practical seminar, you will create a transcript that can be used as a pattern when designing your own. The session will guide you through transcript essentials, evaluation of credit, grading guidelines and scales, and calculation of grade point averages (GPAs). In addition, you’ll receive sample transcripts showing other formats for you to consider. 

Charting Your Way through High School for College, Workforce, or Military 

Preparing your teens for their post-graduation goals requires advance planning. This seminar provides a timeline and checklist to ensure that important items are not overlooked! For parents of college-bound teens, discover tips for the application and financial aid process. For parents of teens headed directly into the workforce, explore job hunting and workplace skills. For parents of teens interested in a military career, learn about the military’s homeschool enlistment policy and hear tips for applying to the service academies. 

Essential Skills for Successful Teens: Study and Time Management 

The high school years a crucial opportunity to equip your teens with skills they will need for future success. If your teen is headed to college, the workforce, or the military, they will benefit from study and time management skills. This session provides parents with ideas to incorporate these skills into high school coursework and lists resources to help teens cultivate these essential skills. 

The College Admissions Process: The Homeschooled Student’s Guide 

You are not just your teen’s teacher; you’re also his guidance counselor! Find out how to maneuver through the entire college admissions process—from narrowing down the selection of colleges to filling out college applications, applying for financial aid, and asking the right questions that will help you discern whether your teen is spiritually, academically, and emotionally prepared for college. 

You Can Homeschool High School…If You Can Make It through Tomorrow! 

As a parent homeschooling a teen (or considering homeschooling a teen), you may have doubts about your ability and your sanity. Are you weighed down by the seriousness of high school? Do you question your competence to teach your teen? Be encouraged as you discover a new long-range perspective for teaching your teen that is filled with much hope, faith, help, and joy! 

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