Even parents who have homeschooled for many years sometimes question whether to homeschool high school. When you homeschool high school, students are more mature, often have better study habits, and are able to take more responsibility for their own learning.
If your student is in or starting high school and considering college, take a look at our college preparation and admissions resources. For students interested in military service or are not college-bound, visit our page for homeschoolers joining the military or our page about homeschooling students who are not college-bound.
Help for Homeschooling High School
How to Choose the Best Homeschool Curriculum - Choosing the best homeschool curriculum is important to new and prospective homeschooling parents, as well as those who want to improve homeschooling or adjust to a new phase, such as kids starting high school. Many parents start with the question, “What’s the best homeschool curriculum?” A more productive question is, “What homeschool curriculum is the best fit?” Asking the right questions before investing in what may end up being a poor fit saves money and frustration.
Free High School Course Planner - Our spreadsheet planner, Homeschool Planner Plus, includes several resources to help you plan and keep track of your homeschool high school student's courses and credits.
Free Homeschool Transcript Template - In addition to helpful hints for creating a transcripts, this resource includes a free template that will create official transcripts (including calculating GPA for you) based on the grades input for each course.
Free Community College Course Planner - If your student is taking community college classes (using community college classes as dual enrollment gives your child an opportunity to learn core college subjects in a small classroom setting while saving money by completing the first year of two of college at significantly lower cost), our free course planner spreadsheet can help you make sure your tuition dollars are put to the best use by ensuring that the courses will meet requirements.
Suggested Reading From Our Blog
- Outsourcing Homeschooling
- Transferring Homeschool Credits to Public High School
- Three Things About Homeschooling I Learned the Hard Way
- Tips for Creating Friendships and Community for Homeschooled Teens
- How to Manage Stress & Find Balance in High School
- Tips for Assigning High School Credits for Your Non-Traditional Teen Learner or Unschooler
- Homeschooling High School: 3 Challenging Things (and What To Do About Them)
- 5 Tips for New Homeschoolers with Teens
- How Mentors Can Help Homeschooled Teens
- Our 10th Grade Plan for a Non-Traditional Learner
- Our 9th Grade Plan for a Non-Traditional Learner
- Homeschooling a Non-Traditional Learner for High School
- 9 Hands-On Learning Ideas for Teens
- What Is Accreditation? Should My Homeschool Be Accredited?
- Homeschool to College: Outside Evidence
- Ask Jeanne: Can a 20-Year-Old Earn a Homeschool Diploma?
- Ask Jeanne: Homeschool a Prospective Dropout?
- Instead of Curriculum: Earn High School Government Credits Differently
- Homeschooling a High Schooler Who Is Not College-Bound
- Ask Jeanne: Online Homeschool Program?
- Resources for Homeschooling High School When Mom's Not the Expert
- College Admission Requirements: Homeschooling High School
- Bad News/Good News of Starting Homeschooling in High School
- Ask Jeanne: Do Homeschoolers Get a Diploma?
- Teen Tech Project: Building a Computer
- Homeschooling Teens: Finding a Third Place
- Homeschooling High School: Our 11th Grade Plan
- 5 Homeschool Graduation Ceremony Ideas
- Two Vital Factors for Homeschooling Teens
- 9 Benefits of Hosting an International Exchange Student
- Challenges to Homeschooling High School
- Homeschool High School Composition: The Assignments
- Homeschool High School Composition
- High School Homeschooling: Our 10th Grade Plan
- Contextual Learning: Homeschooling Through Fashion
- Instead of Curriculum: The Great Courses
- Dropping Out Was a Great Idea
- Assigning High School Credit for Delight-Directed Learning
- High School Graduation Checklist
- 7 Reasons to Homeschool Through High School
Online High School Program Reviews
Online high school reviews by other homeschool parents can help you choose the right program for your student. The feedback is from families who have used the online programs to homeschool high school and includes pros & cons along with detailed feedback. Topics covered in the reviews include accreditation of the school, teacher quality, level of customer support, quality of curriculum, flexibility of schedule, and more.
Reviews for some of the best known online high schools are linked here: