High School

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This page includes my best tips on homeschooling high school, and a section on applying to college below that.  


My favorite resources for high school ----that helped us to not only get high school done, but also find the joy in it, too.  

Is homeschooling high school hard?  

Yes, in some ways, it is. Just because it involves more planning and record keeping, and such.  

But with the right resources and tips, it doesn't have to be that hard. 

We are so glad that we went all the way.  

It gave our 2e teen time to discover her own gifts and allowed us to meet her individual needs re sensory and attentional issues.

Making your own High School English Course

Our Favorites for High School English - Living Literature

Our favorite English curriculum is Oak Meadow, and here is how it helped my daughter to develop strong essay writing skills, and dive deep into literature.  

Our Favorites for US History and how we made it 
into our own course, with frugal resources.

Our Favorite Innovative Grammar Curriculum

Mentors in Our Homeschool 

BJ's Homeschool - A Week in the Life

Our Favorites for US History and how we made it 
into our own course, with a few frugal resources.

The Value of Homeschooling High School  Why we chose to homeschool all the way, and how glad we are that we did.  Be encouraged. 

Our Homemade Course in Video-Making

Lots of fun and easy to put together.

Lots of ideas for bird watching activities for teens, and how to make them into a high school elective, if you like.

Growing a Leader - with College Updates 

Doing activities following our daughter's interests led her to an interest in leadership.  And it all started with pre-ballet/tap as a little one!

Reevaluation and Renewal- Senior Year
-and goal setting tips, too.

 Preparing my heart for Graduation and then all the fun of watching her take on college the next year...Folks, it only gets better, seeing how your child has benefitted from homeschooling, in their lives.

 Here's how we celebrated, with lots of ideas for your teen... and links and resources to find events in your state.

Have you seen my high school book yet?

 Homeschooling High School with College in Mind.  

  Now let's look at college from a homeschooling perspective:


Dealing with the counselor letter for homeschoolers, and a step by step guide to the CA.

 7 Ways Homeschooling Prepares Teens for College

A Homeschooler Goes to College - Again!  

How Homeschooling Helped My Teen Make Dean's List

"From earning stickers for finishing her work as a little one, to making the Dean's List at college....All those early learning experiences really do count, and you are building motivated self learners as you go, day by day......!"

Are you wondering how to plan out the high school years when your teen may want to go to college?

I wrote this book to share my best tips on college for homeschooled students, based on helping my teen get accepted by each college on her list, including a tier two U.

My book/ebook lays out 10 easy steps for planning high school, preparing for college, and showcasing your student's accomplishments to college admissions.

 Kindle and Paperback on Amazon  
PDF on Educent

Click here to learn what is in the book:

Plus 12 New Exclusive and Downloadable Printables

Thanks for stopping by BJ's


Betsy is mom to her now college senior, whom she homeschooled from day one.  She blogs at BJ's Homeschool, about the early yearshigh school & college and wrote the book - Homeschooling High School with College in Mind.   She offers free homeschool help through messages at BJ's Consulting

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  1. This is a VERY helpful page of resources... I will be referring to it often now that we have started our high school journey!

  2. Thanks so much, Mary Prather, for stopping by, and your kind comment! I am hoping to put this into an ebook form someday, as I would like to help more families who are looking at the college option. I enjoyed reading your latest update, on your two kids, as they start another great year! Thanks for hosting Collage Friday!


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