It has officially been a year since my formerly homeschooled daughter left home for university. She begun her second year at the University of San Francisco last week. Last year, in 2021, I graduated her from our homeschool in May and in that following month, she graduated from a state community college with an associate’s degree. Folks often ask me how we prepared our daughter for college as a homeschooler and I have to be clear that there was not one thing. Also, we didn’t start preparing during her last year of homeschooling for high school.
In October, I am co-facilitating a workshop about getting your homeschooling teen ready for college. My co-facilitator is Cheryl Carter, a homeschooling coach and multi-talented homeschooling mother who was amazingly helpful to me and my daughter in 2020 when my daughter was preparing to write her college essays and apply for schools. She and I are teaming up for a webinar that we will present in October that will focus on:
- Developing a timeline & check-list for for the college application process
- How to approach the college essay for homeschoolers
- Creating compelling transcripts and more!
You should register!
Khadijah Z. Ali-Coleman, Ed.D. homeschooled her daughter off and on for 13 years and graduated her from her family’s homeschool in 2021. Her homeschooled daughter attracted scholarship offers from over a dozen colleges/universities that totaled over half a million dollars before accepting a full scholarship from the University of San Francisco. Dr. Ali-Coleman is a homeschool researcher and co-editor of the book, Homeschooling Black Children in the US: Theory, Practice & Popular Culture (IAP, 2022) which features narratives from more than a dozen Black homeschooling mothers from across the country. Dr. Ali-Coleman is also a playwright, published children’s book author and poet who is creative director of Liberated Muse Arts Group which she founded in 2008. An academic, she is a former college administrator who lectures at the University of Maryland in the English department. She is also founding director of Black Family Homeschool Educators & Scholars, LLC which produces an annual virtual teach-in each summer for homeschooling families since 2020. Learn more about her here.