top of page

Teens +
High Schoolers

13 - 17 Years Old

Homeschooling Teens

Teens begin to take the reins on their education when they reach high school. Seasoned homeschooling parents may begin to find themselves anxious about whether their teen will be equipped for college or trade school entrance, and new questions arise about what it means to graduate your high schooler, how much is enough, whether dual-credit programs, online learning, or continued home instruction is the best option. The best way to confront the insecurities and fears that come up with homeschooling high schoolers is to be part of a team of parents who can regularly bounce thoughts and suggestions off one another. A close second it to connect with a local community college counselor to explore options.

Teens need life skills: how to change tires and navigate the DMV, how taxes work, saving for retirement, how mortgage loans work, how to make that casserole, what to set the washing machine on for that favorite shirt... the list goes on! 

Emotionally, the teen years are about a search for true self - fidelity to one's roles, beliefs, dreams for the future. Adolescents ask themselves the questions, "Who am I? How am I to fit in? Where am I going in life?" Teens explore how they fit into society at large. After spending infancy and toddlerhood with parents, elementary with parents and peers, tween years exploring self in relationship to peers, the teen years are the final years of childlike discovery. There's still a need for play. There's still a need for nurture and the safety of home, balanced with the need to find a role in society that feels fulfilling and meaningful. As if they are saying, "Hold me tight, but let me go," they express, "Hold my hand, but don't hold me back."

AnySchoolers' Homeschool 101s and online parent meetings are great places for connecting with experienced homeschooling parents. Social pods and community events are great places for high schoolers and their adults to find one another, and AnySchooler's vision is to offer a wide range of academic programming and referrals for high schoolers to meet their education dreams.

  • "Underground," Storling Dance Theater - Group Buy
    Feb 02, 9:30 AM – 11:30 AM CST
    Kansas City, 1601 Broadway Blvd, Kansas City, MO 64108, USA
    Join us for a group buy to Storling Dance Theater’s powerful and historically accurate presentation of the Underground Railroad in the United States. Educator packet in our event details!
  • Winter Casual Recess Meetup (Loose Park, Central in the Metro)
    Feb 03, 12:00 PM – 3:00 PM CST
    Loose Park, 5200 Wornall Rd, Kansas City, MO 64112, USA
    Get fresh air and friends! Meet up with cold winter months at playgrounds with friends all over Kansas City!
  • Ernie Miller: Birds of Prey Class!
    Fri, Feb 03
    Ernie Miller Nature Center
    Feb 03, 3:00 PM – 3:50 PM
    Ernie Miller Nature Center, 909 North, KS-7, Olathe, KS 66061, USA
    Birds of Prey By day or by night, out of the sky flies a rodent's nightmare, the birds of prey. Using their powerful talons, beaks, and wings, they are some of nature's best hunters. Your group will see close-up live examples of these majestic raptors and their special adaptations.
  • Group Indoor Swim Meetup @ Legacy Park Community Center
    Thu, Feb 09
    Legacy Park Community Center
    Feb 09, 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM CST
    Legacy Park Community Center, 901 NE Bluestem Drive, Lee's Summit, MO 64086, USA
    Let’s go swimming! This pool includes a 141' long figure-eight water slide. Spray features, large play area, and a zero-depth beach entrance, four 20-yard lap lanes, current channel and hot tub.
  • Above All Trampoline Park Meet Up!
    Fri, Feb 10
    Above All Trampoline
    Feb 10, 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM
    Above All Trampoline , 1927 Industrial Dr, Liberty, MO 64068, USA
    Enjoy all of the trampolines at the park for a fun-filled time of play, laughs and exercise!
  • Indoor Rock Climbing Single Meetup @ IBEX
    Thu, Feb 23
    IBEX Rock Climbing Gym
    Feb 23, 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM CST
    IBEX Rock Climbing Gym, 801 NW S Outer Rd, Blue Springs, MO 64015, USA
    It's cold outside, but we can still play and climb inside at IBEX! AnySchoolers is meeting up at IBEX for group rock climbing. $15 day pass, $18 adult day pass on Fridays includes one child free.
  • Introduction to Media Production! (Teens 13ish to 18ish)
    Multiple Dates
    Mon, Feb 27
    Central Library
    Feb 27, 5:15 PM – 6:45 PM
    Central Library, 14 W 10th St, Kansas City, MO 64105, USA
    Are you interested in content creation? Learn how to tell a great story and use different types of media to capture your ideas. This class is for teens and will be held at the KC Central Library Downtown for 4 consecutive weeks beginning 2/27.
  • Saint Patrick's Day Parade Meetup (and Recess Activity/Picnic/Restaurant Afterparty)
    Mar 17, 12:00 AM
    Location is TBD
    Let’s meet up to watch, or maybe even participate in, the parade! Details to come in October 2022! https://www.kcirishparade.com
  • Spring Equinox Celebration
    Thu, Mar 23
    Cave Springs Park
    Mar 23, 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM CDT
    Cave Springs Park, 8701 E Gregory Blvd, Raytown, MO 64133, USA
    Join us at Cave Springs Park for the turn of the season!
  • Spring Casual Recess Meetup (Rosedale Park, Central in the Metro)
    Mar 31, 12:00 PM – 3:00 PM CDT
    Rosedale Park, 4100 Mission Rd, Kansas City, KS 66103, USA
    Playtime with friends at the playgrounds of the Kansas City Metro!
  • The Color Run KC (Date subject to change, April TBD) - AnySchoolers Walking Group
    Apr 01, 8:00 AM – 12:30 PM CDT
    Kansas City, 1 Arrowhead Dr, Kansas City, MO 64129, USA
    The Color Run, also known as the Happiest 5K on the Planet, is a unique event that celebrates healthiness, happiness, and individuality. Now the largest running series in the world, The Color Run has been experienced by over 8 million runners worldwide in 50+ countries.
  • Spring Field Day @ the Nelson-Atkins Lawn and Labyrinth
    Thu, Apr 20
    The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art
    Apr 20, 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM CDT
    The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, 4525 Oak St, Kansas City, MO 64111, USA
    Relay races, group games, silly fun, and friends! The Nelson-Atkins' lawn is a gorgeous spot for running, potato sack jumping, egg and spoon races and obstacle courses!!
  • Recess Meetup at Overland Park Arboretum and Botanical Gardens
    Thu, May 04
    OP Arboretum and Botanical Gardens
    May 04, 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM CDT
    OP Arboretum and Botanical Gardens, 8909 W 179th St, Bucyrus, KS 66013, USA
    Free under age 6 $1 ages 6-12 $3 ages 13+
  • Strawberry Picking @ Wohletz Farm
    Thu, May 18
    Wohletz Farm
    May 18, 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM CDT
    Wohletz Farm, 1831 N 1100 Rd, Lawrence, KS 66046, USA
    Let’s get together to pick some berries!
  • Group Meetup at Powell Gardens
    Thu, Jun 01
    Powell Gardens
    Jun 01, 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM CDT
    Powell Gardens, 1609 NW US Hwy 50, Kingsville, MO 64061, USA
    A self guided tour of the many gardens. Feel free to pack a lunch, and we can picnic together. There's a beautiful glass chapel for photos and architectural inspiration!