Homeschooling for High School

Your guide to the best curriculums and activities for your high school son or daughter.

High School Homeschool Curriculums

If you are a home school parent, having a trusted plan of action can ease your mind and help you structure the next four years of your child’s education.

There are many homeschool high school curriculums that take the guess work out of lesson planning, activities, testing and more.

We asked homeschool students and other home educators like you about their favorite curriculums, and we got an overwhelming response.

Click below to get your FREE curriculum guide!

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Online Homeschool for High School

When it comes to your child’s education, you do not want to use the trial and error approach.

Using a trusted, Christian-based homeschool curriculum gives you the freedom and support you need to make your child’s home school experience as success.

High School Programs

Being a high school homeschool student doesn’t have to mean isolation.

You can have as little or as much social interaction as you desire by connecting with other home school programs in your community, state, and nationwide.

Join a homeschool co-op or get connected at a home school convention that is held in your area.

Required High School Courses

Your required high school courses are going to depend on which state you live in. If you don’t mind doing some leg work, you can contact your state University System to find out what is required.

Another option is to find an accredited home school curriculum like Abeka. Using an accredited program will ensure you meet the state home school requirements as well as college admission requirements.

You will receive a diploma and the ability to obtain transcripts that are needed to apply to college.

More High School Resources

College For Free?

With the cost of college rising faster and student loan debt reaching astronomical proportions, many students are looking for alternative ways to earn their college

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Homeschooling High School: Pros & Cons

Homeschooling for high school definitely has a lot of advantages but it is important to consider some of the downsides to home schooling as well to make an informed decision.

Pros:

  • Ability to make your own schedule allowing student to have a job
  • Bonding with your child
  • Customized learning environment
  • Opportunity to instill a solid value system and Biblical world view without peer pressure and influence that comes from attending a traditional high school
  • Free from external distractions if student has special needs or trouble staying on task

Cons:

  • Cost can be a deterrent for home school parents
  • Lifestyle change as one parent will need to stay home to be the teacher
  • Stress is a factor to consider for the teacher if he or she has a problem understanding the subject matter
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Preparing for Life after High School

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Homeschool high school students are at an advantage when it comes to getting ready for life after high school.

Because the home school schedule is adaptable and scalable, students can start taking more advanced courses in high school to get them prepared for college.

Teach Them Diligently Homeschool Guidance Counselor

Homeschooling high school has its own unique challenges for you and your teen! Sorting through legal education requirements, standardized tests & college applications can be overwhelming!

Having walked that journey ourselves, we found talking to a professional guidance counselor eased a lot of the stress!

Since our family benefited tremendously from talking to a guidance counselor, we want to help your family too! Teach Them Diligently has partnered with a professional guidance counselor – and we’re offering it to you for FREE!

Click below to find out more!

Join TTD365 for Even More High School Homeschool Resources!

Teach Them Diligently 365 is an online homeschool community and homeschool resource library designed to help you make the most out of your homeschool experience.

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TTD365 High School Resources (Members Only)

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Teaching Several Grades at Once

Teaching several grade levels all together can seem daunting. However, what might at first appear to be overwhelming can be turned into an asset in your homeschool. Let’s look together at planning ahead, group teaching, leading older children in sharing knowledge (and boundaries for this approach), and ideas that bring the family together.

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How Home Education Prepared Me for Public Office

Sarah Fowler is the first homeschool graduate to serve on a State Board of Education. In this session she will be exploring key education experiences that prepared her for service in state government and how the lack of training in these areas has undermined the ministry and service of others. Sarah will explore the benefits of Christian mentorship in her personal and spiritual development and share how she has reciprocated by mentoring young people as well.

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Embracing the Caterpillar: Integrating as a Homeschooled Adult

Being homeschooled “all the way through” in today’s world makes you distinct. While every Christian has to learn how to “be in the world but not of”, sometimes as a homeschool alumni, it’s hard to know which world it is that you inhabit. “Homeschool lifer” Danielle shares which unique bumps in the road she’s faced, what has helped make her transition to “adulthood” easier for her & her family, and how her homeschooled identity helps her navigate in life.

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Compelling Case for Homeschooling

Are you curious about home education, but not sure if you’re ready to make the commitment? Do you have a friend or family member saying you’re crazy if you homeschool? Join HSLDA Staff Attorney and homeschooling father of seven, Mike Donnelly, and see why homeschooling may be the right choice for you. Mike will help you understand the basics, show how homeschooled students often outshine their public-school peers, and shed light on the myths surrounding homeschooling.

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Getting Started Homeschooling: Everything from A to Z

This session is a practical “how-to” workshop, intended to help new home educators meet the Ohio state requirements for notification and assessment. Melanie will review Ohio’s homeschool regulations in a way that is interactive and engaging, as well as provide examples of notifications and Ohio’s assessment options. Whether you are in the process of deciding to home educate or you are ready to begin, this is an important session that will provide answers to all your homeschool questions!

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Q&A with Homeschool College Fair Panel

The Homeschool College Fair Panel answers questions from parents who are preparing to launch their high school student to college. Listen Now https://s3.amazonaws.com/ttdfiles.teachthemdiligently.net/memberscontent/audio/2018/columbus-oh/qanda-with-homeschool-college-fair-panel.mp3 Download this…

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5 Most Common Misunderstandings about College: What You Don’t Know Will Cost You

The college landscape has changed significantly over the last five years, and families today have more options than ever when it comes to pursuing a college degree. However, as stewards of God’s greatest gifts to us, our children, how can we make wise choices? With over 50 combined years of higher education experience, we are positioned to help you make the most of your options and avoid common mistakes.

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How to Select a College and Prepare Your Student to not just Survive but Thrive.

Over 50% of students walk away from the church during their first two years of college. In this
session, Dr. Thomas White, Cedarville University President, theology professor, published
author, and homeschool dad will present straight forward truth and insider tips from almost 20
years in higher education leadership. Topics addressed will include: how to determine what a
school really teaches; tips for the application process and scholarships; and preparing your
student spiritually to not just survive but thrive in college.

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What You Need to Know about Private vs. Public Colleges and How to Pay for It

Home school mom and daughter, Marcia and Lila Castellano, are from Byron, Georgia. Marcia has home schooled for over 25 years and her four children graduated from college debt free. Her daughter, Lila, is a transfer enrollment counselor at Charleston Southern University while studying in the MBA Organizational Leadership program. “We are here to share from the parent and college perspectives about how to prepare for college and make the best choice for you. I wish I knew what I know now about financial aid and college admissions when I made my decisions!” –Lila

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Home School to Graduate School via World Missions

The 4-5 years and high cost of traditional college often impedes Great Commission obedience. This need not occur: the foreign language and cross-cultural skills needed to minster the Gospel to unreached peoples also comprise the core of a liberal arts degree. Learn how, via credit-by-exam and portfolio assessment, engaging in Christian missions can yield both a B.A. degree and foster an agenda for graduate school.

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Should You Homeschool High School?

Reason together with high school homeschoolers and their parents. Look at reasons for homeschooling high school! Classical Conversations exists to aid parents in their pursuit of a high quality, doable, classical education in an environment where the purpose is the know God and make Him known from tots through teens.

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Gap Year with a Purpose

A popular trend recently has been to take a year off after high school, calling it a “gap year.” Many students see this as an opportunity to take a break and relax. However, there are also many students who take this year to set a foundation for the rest of their lives. This session will discuss the importance of that foundation and how a student can effectively take a Gap Year with a Purpose.

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Homeschool College Q&A

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Simplifying College Prep

There are a lot of options out there when it comes to college preparation. Do we dual enroll? Take the AP, CLEP, DSST, ECE? Is the PSAT necessary? How do I decide between the ACT/SAT? Should I take a gap year? If my child has no idea what he/she wants to do, should we even be looking at college?

There are a lot of different ways to prepare for a career path. We know you have heard lots from your friends, and it can become overwhelming very easily. In this workshop we are going to guide you through a series of questions that allow you to evaluate where you are at as a family, and simplify down what tests, tools and approaches make sense for your exact situation.

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Simplifying College Prep

There are a lot of options out there when it comes to college preparation. Do we dual enroll? Take the AP, CLEP, DSST, ECE? Is the PSAT necessary? How do I decide between the ACT/SAT? Should I take a gap year? If my child has no idea what he/she wants to do, should we even be looking at college?

There are a lot of different ways to prepare for a career path. We know you have heard lots from your friends, and it can become overwhelming very easily. In this workshop we are going to guide you through a series of questions that allow you to evaluate where you are at as a family, and simplify down what tests, tools and approaches make sense for your exact situation.

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Discerning My Calling

I believe the workplace is our mission field and we need to follow the guidance of the Lord to find the right mission field for each of us.

In Jeremiah 29:11 God says I know the plans I have for you…to prosper and not to harm…to give hope and a future.

When young people tune into their God-given skills, personality, strengths, and spiritual gifts, they make more satisfying decisions and have fewer regrets about school, college, and career.

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Preparing for College

Just when parents are getting the hang of homeschooling High School – College hopes and fears begin to loom on the horizon. What, really, do College Profs expect from students? With over 17 years experience teaching Psychology at a local college, Diane Benson provides insight into what professors want from students, how to be better students and ways to make freshman year (or Dual Enrollment) easier.

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College Admissions and Scholarship Tips

Gems to glean from a veteran homeschooling family. With 10 homeschooled high school graduates that have gone to college on full scholarships to various schools( from large public universities to very small private Christian schools) Charlotte shares wisdom from experience on obtaining college scholarships. Expectations of college admissions departments and scholarship committees can be elusive. Knowing the right questions to ask is invaluable.

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ACT and SAT

Over the course of an hour, Deb will discuss some statistics related to what is effective preparation and what is not. When this preparation should begin and when your student should begin taking the ACT or SAT. Deb will also discuss her personal experience with these tests and preparing students and how to decide which is best for your student. The last 15 minutes will be designated for questions. You will leave with practical materials related to preparing for these tests and a solid direction on how to arm your students for this test that will likely define where they can direct their academic future. The content of this discussion is applicable for parents of rising 7th graders and beyond.

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Micro Business for Teens: Starting a Micro Business

Encouragement for teenagers to start and run their own micro business. They will learn a lot while earning some money. A micro business can be started quickly and easily with no debt from home. Presenter Carol Topp, CPA has counseled dozens of teenagers starting a business and will discuss business plans, ideas. Teenagers and their parents are encouraged to attend together!

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Dual Enrollment Classes

Speaker: Jerry Yandell Director of Trip McConnel University. How does it look to participate in dual enrollment and transferring in to college. Jerry addresses lots…

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Attention CHILL OUT

Speaker: Rachael Carman Veteran 22 years of homeschooling mom, Rachel, encourages mom to stay the course and finish strong! You do not have to give…

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One Size Does NOT Fit All: College and Career Check-up

Your situation is different, so your approach should be as well. As we get close to the end of the school year lots of families have questions about what they should have their child do to prepare for college. We’ll move beyond a simple checklist to actually give you the tools and questions to complete an end-of-the-year checkup.

Many people have it backwards. I’m frequently asked by students and parents, “what do I/does my child need to do to prepare for college?” I turn that question on it’s head and instead ask, what do you need to do to prepare for your career? A career, not college, is the goal, and dictates what direction you should follow now (not some automated checklist). If college is a logical part of that route then we can talk about what to do. Don’t know what career you’re interested? Well, we’ll start there!

We’ll do an overview of the “Big 5” elements of preparing for a career, college and life after graduation. What career are you considering? What route will get

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College Out of the Box: the Alternative Methods to Earning Your College Degree

Figuring out where to go (and how to pay for) college can be a stressful time. Join me as I show you options that maybe you haven’t thought of before. We’ll discuss alternative ways to earn credits (it’s not just CLEPS & dual credits anymore!), traditional versus nontraditional routes to a degree, compare costs and time required, uncover little known ways to earn scholarships, and much more. If you have a student Junior high- high school age, you need to attend to find out how they can begin earning college credits doing the work they are already doing! My son started at age 12 and got his accredited associates degree by age 15 and his bachelor’s by 17 (and for just a FEW thousand dollars!). College Out of the Box is the new way to get your college degree in less time, for less money, and with NO student debt!

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