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It's natural, because it's a cultural habit, to think that kids who are high school age will study algebra, English, history, science, foreign language, art, music, and other subjects, and to expect that these studies will lead to a high school diploma and the next step in life. It's natural to think this way, but it isn't necessary. HSC offers extensive information about homeschooling teens.


Better Than College: How to Build a Successful Life without a College Degree

A book by Blake Boles (check out all of his books regarding self-directed learning)


Homeschooling the Teen Years, by Cafi Cohen 

Stories, advice, and suggestions from a variety of families.


Self-Directed Learning: Documentation and Life Stories

by Wes Beach Expected


Parent/Teen Breakthrough , by Mira Kirshenbaum and Charles Foster, PhD 

A respectful, loving, effective approach that ensures that parent and teen will be friends as the stormy seas of adolescence subside.


Real Lives: Eleven Teenagers Who Don't Go to School, by Grace Llewellyn 

An exploration of the daily lives of unschooling teens.


The Teenage Liberation Handbook, by Grace Llewellyn 

Questions predominant notions of education, and gives advice on designing one's own education, including ideas about learning, resources, and anecdotes.


The Teenagers' Guide to School Outside the Box, by Rebecca Greene 

Guide to non-traditional learning opportunities: foreign study, internships, apprenticeships, service learning, university coursework, independent study, and more

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