Wow!  I can’t believe the first three months of the schoolyear are over!  We just finished our First Quarter Portfolio and are now on our Second Quarter.  Arielle and Kayla continue to do a blog portfolio and you may check them out here and here.

I honestly feel “just okay” with our performance and portfolio for the First Quarter.  So, I’m hoping that as we move on, we’ll have better ideas and get those A-HA! moments more often.  High school homeschooling IS really a challenge!

First Quarter Portfolio

Yes! I need IDEAS
for our homeschooling!


Since I desperately need some direction on how to go about our next months, I decide to google for portfolio samples:

The Portfolio

The Ultimate Guide to Homeschool Portfolios

I’m also starting to think about portfolios upon exiting high school and for college application and entry.  Mike and I honestly don’t know yet where God will lead us and our girls for college, here or abroad, and so I’m keeping these two sites in mind as guide and reference.  I’m sure there are more out there. 

Homeschool Portfolio for High School

Sample Portfolios 

I didn’t realize the kind of the planning and forward thinking I would have to do at this stage of our homeschooling, especially for Arielle, who’s in 3rd year high school already.  On one hand, I’m homeschooling her, coaching her in her subjects, still attempting to read and understand her Chemistry, and most importantly, teaching her time management to be able to identify priorities, do what’s required, and teaching her other life skills.  On the other hand, I’m also thinking about her future plans for college, how to prepare for it, document-wise, as early as now.  Then, I have our tween Kayla who needs to develop good study habits, learn about time management, sharpen some academic skills like comprehension, organizing ideas and writing.

WOW!  That is really all I can say.  WOW!  I try not to be overwhelmed but sometimes, I can’t help it.  I’m really bracing myself for more CHALLENGING DAYS ahead!





  1. Athena
    Posted September 9, 2013 at 2:04 PM | Permalink

    If it helps, I feel so-o-o dissatisfied with my first year high schooler’s current portfolio. Kasi almost similar to the 4th grader’s. But we could not do more because 1st year is so overwhelming! Am now planning our 4th quarter’s to reflect more HS skills … Thanks for the links!

    • racquel
      Posted September 9, 2013 at 3:40 PM | Permalink

      Athena, high school is overwhelming! You’re not alone. I thought I’d have more free time when they’re in high school. Well, I thought wrong! I find myself catching up during weekends and reading their lessons when I’m, let’s say, at the parlor, or in a coffee shop waiting for them.

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