Beth Martin | Ep. 032
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About this Episode
In part 2, Zan and Beth Martin continue their conversation about homeschooling through high school. You’ll learn about the benefits of a gap year, elective credits, entrepreneurship, dual enrollment, testing, financial aid, the FAFSA, service opportunities, and options for classes that parents don’t want to teach. While you might be hesitant to homeschool in high school, take the plunge! Your teens will blossom, and the benefits of spending these years with them will absolutely amaze you!
Meet My Guest
After earning her Bachelor of Science in Education in Mathematics from Ohio University, Beth began her career in 1989 teaching middle school math in Lexington, SC. She left that job to become a full-time mom when her first child was born in 1993, with two more children arriving soon after to round out the Martin clan. Beth and her husband Steve homeschooled all three of their children through graduation. In 2013, Beth joined the staff of the South Carolina Association of Independent Home Schools (SCAIHS), and in 2015 she was named Middle & High School Director. Beth is a SCHEA board member and works closely with colleges, the Commission on Higher Education, and the SC Department of Education to ensure that SCAIHS families receive the best possible information and guidance while still allowing parents to control the educational process and individualize instruction to suit the needs of each child. While still a consultant for SCAIHS, she has joined the staff of Upstate Homeschool Co-op as the incoming High School Program Director for the 2023-2024 school year. She loves encouraging, supporting, and advising parents and students to find the best path for high school and beyond. Beth and her husband now live on 3 peaceful acres in Greer, and she enjoys gardening, hiking, exploring antique stores, and snuggling with their 2 dogs.
Mentioned in this Episode
- SCAIHS (South Carolina Association of Independent Home Schools), schomeschooling.com
- BJU Press Academy of Home Education, https://www.bjupresshomeschool.com/content/the-academy-of-home-education
- Chick-Fil-A Impact 360, impact360institute.org/fellows
- BJU Press Homeschool, bjupresshomeschool.com
- Bob Jones University Dual Enrollment, scope.bju.edu/dual-enrollment
- Columbia International University Dual Enrollment, ciu.edu/dual-enrollment
- North Greenville University Dual Enrollment, ngu.edu/admissions/how-to-apply/dual-enrollment
- CLT (Classic Learning Test), cltexam.com
- SAT and PSAT, collegeboard.org
- ACT, act.org
- National Merit Scholarship, nationalmerit.org
- FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid, studentaid.gov/h/apply-for-aid/fafsa
- TeenPact, teenpact.com
- Homeschool Conventions – find a homeschool convention near you, homeschoolfreedom.com/events
At BJU Press Homeschool, we’re committed to providing children an education from a biblical worldview that is academically sound and challenges them to advance, think critically, and live like Christ. This type of education is not often possible in public schools because of the number of children taught in a classroom, a difference in worldview, and peer and societal pressure to conform. Homeschooling allows parents to instruct and disciple their children without daily fighting messages from an opposing worldview taught in the classroom. And with tuition costs and fees for private schooling or tutoring, homeschooling may be the only option for parents who are concerned for their children’s physical, emotional, and spiritual well-being.
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