Plan Your High School Electives ~ FREE PRINTABLE PACK

Since entering the homeschool high school years with my first child, I have done a lot of research and learning.  There are so many things to think about and so many options to choose from!

Breaking things down into more manageable steps can help to keep the process from feeling totally overwhelming.  Today I want to pass along something that has helped me by offering a FREE Printable Pack: Plan Your High School Electives to my subscribers.

Plan Your High School Electives:  Free Printable Pack from Starts At Eight

Plan Your High School Electives Printable Pack is a neat version of what I “created” in my own personal notebook.  I use the word “created” lightly when it comes to my notebook because it is my brain dump of everything and not necessarily as neat or organized as one would like! 😉  It really helped me to narrow the field in an aspect of high school that felt extremely vast and unmanageable.

What is Included in Plan Your High School Electives Free Printable Pack:

Plan Your High School Electives is a 3 step process of research, conversations with your teen, and a narrowing down of choices and how you will fulfill them.

  1. Step One: Checklist of High School Electives Options – an extensive list of options to think about and check off ones you and your teen feel could be possible options
  2. Step Two: Top 10 Electives to Explore – question to help you narrow the field of options, along space for keeping track of possible resources, curriculum, classes, etc.
  3. Step Three: Final Elective Choices – the final choices your teen will be engaging in along with course descriptions, number of credits and a resource list

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  1. Shannon
    Feb 03, 2014 @ 09:59:48

    I would to have a printable pack but not at the expense of all the daily emails. This is the reason I use feedly to read my blogs. I don’t have to get an email every time someone posts which is good because i have over 100 blogs that I read (15 homeschooling and the rest quilting). That would be a lot of emails to go through. I read every post of your blog and I think you should reconsider your request. Thanks.

  2. Heidi
    Feb 03, 2014 @ 10:15:56

    Hi Shannon. Thank you so much for faithfully reading my stuff here at StartsAtEight! I totally understand your frustration. I have set the mail up so that there is only a once a week e-mail round-up of anything that was newly posted. That way you are not receiving daily e-mails as I know how much that can clog things up. (I have g-mail and created an automatic forward to a set folder for all my e-mail subscriptions so they don’t clog up my e-mail but I can still check them out if I want to.) I decided on making it weekly instead of for every post after the post was done and had not yet changed the wording in the post. I will be changing the wording now.

  3. Heidi
    Feb 03, 2014 @ 10:34:49

    Shannon, I sent you an e-mail. Please let me know if you do not receive it.

  4. Tina F.
    Feb 03, 2014 @ 20:49:07

    How do I download the elective pack? I subscribed, but I can’t find a link or anything to open it. Thanks for your help.

  5. Heidi
    Feb 03, 2014 @ 21:00:48

    Tina, After you have confirmed your subscription through a “confirmation e-mail” that you receive, you will get another e-mail that contains the link to download the Planning Your High School Electives file. This is my first go around at something like this so there is a learning curve for me too! I am working on seeing if I can add something to the “confirmation e-mail” that lets you know you will receive another e-mail with the link to download the Planning Your High School Electives file. If you don’t get it for some reason, please let me know.

  6. Tina F.
    Feb 03, 2014 @ 21:01:55

    Okay, sorry. The link was in another email folder. Duh me. ;P I’ve got it now, so disregard previous. I am just a techno-not.

  7. Heidi
    Feb 03, 2014 @ 21:07:32

    LOL! No apologies necessary Tina! Like I said, I am in a learning curve myself, and you are not the first person to ask that question. I am working to make the “confirmation e-mail” more clear as we speak so that hopefully I can clear up the confusion for people. 🙂

  8. Michelle C.
    Mar 03, 2014 @ 04:20:58

    Great resource. Thanks for creating it. I’m sure it will help many.

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  10. Jayne Nagy
    Apr 30, 2014 @ 11:27:56

    How long will it take to receive the link? I subscribed, confirmed and still waiting. I’m not a patient waiter. LOL

  11. Heidi
    Apr 30, 2014 @ 18:59:31

    You should have received an e-mail with it almost immediately. I would check your spam to see if it went there. If you still can’t find it, let me know and I can e-mail it to you.

  12. Jayne Nagy
    May 01, 2014 @ 15:57:49

    I did a search of my email and found it. THANKS!!!! Looking forward to putting to good use.

  13. Heidi
    May 01, 2014 @ 16:20:53

    Great! You might want to be sure to tag it as not spam so any future e-mails don’t disappear on you! 🙂

  14. holmancentralH
    May 30, 2014 @ 09:23:04

    I am a subscriber to your blog; however, when I put in my email, it told me that I am already subscribed (from previously) but did not give me an option to receive the link. Am I missing something?

  15. Heidi
    May 30, 2014 @ 12:58:14

    Thank you for letting me know. I am e-mailing you the link to download the packet.

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  17. dmz1962
    Jun 27, 2014 @ 07:35:27

    I would love this resource but I am already subscribed.I do not recall receiving the email with the link. Could you please email the link again?

  18. Heidi
    Jun 30, 2014 @ 10:15:50

    Thanks for letting me know. I will e-mail you the pdf directly. 🙂

  19. dmz1962
    Jul 10, 2014 @ 06:28:54

    I have it now, thank you. It’s a great resource.

  20. Julie
    Oct 16, 2015 @ 16:14:36

    Hi, Heidi. I somehow missed the printable “Plan your High School Electives” pack. I searched through all of my Outlook folders, but cannot find an e-mail. Would you please be able to resend that link to me? I would appreciate it greatly!

  21. Heidi
    Oct 26, 2015 @ 10:05:13

    Julie, Sorry for the delay. I will send you an e-mail with the Plan Your High School Electives pack attached.

  22. Kathleen Landers
    Jul 07, 2016 @ 11:22:13

    May I also have the link to the “Plan Your High School Electives” as well. No where to be found in my e-mail. I am trying to get an idea of electives for my kiddo entering ninth this year and she is overwhelmed with pressure (done unto herself) to pick the right one to correspond with a future career. Thank you so much for offering this!

  23. Heidi
    Jul 08, 2016 @ 07:57:09

    No problem Kathleen. Please send an e-mail to heidi @ startsateight {dot} com and you will receive a reply with the file attached.

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