Tips for the Homeschooled Teenager: Homecoming

For some reason, some people have the misconception that homeschoolers miss out on a lot of opportunities that other public school kids have. Especially social opportunities. One thing I’ve heard on multiple occasions is that, as a homeschooler, I’ll miss out on things such as homecoming. This is not the case.

I went to homecoming my sophomore year, and plan on possibly going again my junior year. There are many options as far as what homecoming to choose. So many homeschool groups put together homecomings, proms, and more. I just happened to choose the one my friends were also going to.

How to find a homecoming

Finding the dance is actually the easy part! You simply google it: (your city/area here) homeschool homecoming. Or searching for homeschool homecomings on Facebook is also another way. They’re usually pretty easy to find.

What is it like

The dance I went to was pretty simple. My mom dropped me and my boyfriend off in the front, then we waited in line to sign in and met with our friends. After that, we went to the gym. The music started playing, we danced, drank lemonade, and it was overall very fun. The AC did happen to go out before the end of the night, so it started to get a little warm, but it didn’t even come close to ruining our night. 

Dates

I can’t speak for all dances, but for this particular dance, dates were optional and not all that common. With that said, I was one of the fewer people who did come with a date and I didn’t feel weird or discriminated or anything of the sorts. There were plenty of other people there with dates, it was just not the majority. We both had a lot of fun and I’m glad I chose to bring him.

 

Overall, homecoming is a great experience that shouldn’t be missed just because you’re homeschooled. Thanks for reading and please feel free to share your opinions in the comments below!