Beyond K12: Career (and Life) Options

by Wes Beach Young people are inundated with similar, prescriptive, one-size- fits-all messages that come at them from many directions: The surest route to a successful life is to build an exceptional record in K-12 schools, especially in high school, proceed directly to a prestigious college or university, earn a degree, and sincerely … Continue reading

College Admissions for Homeschoolers: Three More Inevitable Questions

“Being homeschooled isn’t enough to make you interesting anymore.” This is what one college admissions officer shared with me during a recent phone interview, an interview I’d requested as part of my research for my first book about college admissions for homeschoolers. It certainly wasn’t a perspective I had expected to … Continue reading

Pirates, Politics and Poets: A look at the 16th-19th centuries

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For several years now, I have been preparing this course about pirates and world history, called Pirates, Politics and Poets. One of my children created the spark when he said he wanted to study pirates, but not just their lifestyles. Why did they go to sea? What were the political, social, or … Continue reading

Middle College: An Alternative for High Schoolers

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As many parents of gifted and 2e teenagers experience, the typical public high school often does not fulfill their children’s educational and intellectual needs. Being bored in your favorite class does nothing to support a love of learning. Since most classes in high school run a full school year, students … Continue reading

Lincoln Butters’ Hero’s Journey

Lincoln, 10, participated in the spring semester of GHF Online’s Harry Potter and the Hero’s Journey class taught by Allison Stieger. He really enjoyed stepping through each book to examine how the hero’s journey could be applied, as well as how mythology influenced the stories. His semester-end project was to apply the hero’s journey to his own life. Lincoln chose to share his journey from the “ordinary world” of attending school and “crossing the threshold” to the extraordinary world of homeschooling. He has found many mentors and allies on his journey, including his excellent instructors at GHF Online. Continue reading

Fun with Chemistry! GHFO is now offering Chem I & II

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Children all over the globe are fascinated by the periodic table of elements; but what does it mean? GHF Online is now offering two levels of chemistry for your element loving learner, to be taught by veteran instructor and gifted/2e advocate Jade Rivera. Introduction to Chemistry is your child’s chance … Continue reading

Calling budding environmental scientists!

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Got a science & nature geek in your house? A child obsessed with volcanoes, fascinated by lemurs, or busy hugging trees? Check out our environmental science classes with instructor Madeline Goodwin! In Intro to Planet Earth, we’ll be diving into the science of our planet’s non-living features: air, water, and rock. Perfect for … Continue reading