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Homeschool SuccessHomeschool Success helps families homeschool high school and plan for college admissions. Barbara Hettle is a veteran homeschooling parent and a certified college counselor. Homeschool Success provides resources and individualized consulting services to students throughout the United States.

Homeschooling High School
Homeschoolers have a wide variety of options for high school, from unschooling to dual enrollment to virtual school. Our blog offers information about all aspects of planning for high school including academics, testing, and extracurricular activities. Homeschooling is a great way for teens to have a more productive and have less stressful high school experience. Homeschoolers also have unique opportunities to develop academic and personal interests.

College for Homeschoolers
Homeschool Success clients have gained admission to a wide variety of colleges including many highly competitive colleges. Building a strong high school record can help make students more competitive for college admissions and merit aid. By understanding the expectation of college admissions offices, homeschoolers can plan to meet their unique educational goals while building track record of testing, academics, and extracurricular activities. Through their college application essays and through homeschool records such as the transcript, course descriptions, and school profile, homeschoolers can build a strong case for the advantages of their unique educational path.

Please Explore
You will find articles on all aspects of homeschooling high school and planning for college admissions as a homeschooler.  You may especially enjoy these articles:

9th Grade Homeschool Planning
Are Colleges Recruiting Homeschoolers?
The Big Talk: Money and College
Ivy League Homeschool Admissions

Thank you for exploring the information and resources available at Homeschool Success. It is our honor to be of service to the homeschooling community. Please feel free to contact us for further information.

Barbara Hettle, Founder of Homeschool Success



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Great Books Colleges for Homeschoolers

As represented by the popularity of The Well Trained Mind, classical education has been one of the hottest trends in homeschooling. Some classical homeschoolers seek to continue their study of the classics through Great Books college programs. Great Books programs are based on the idea that students benefit from a strong foundation in the Western …

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Homeschool Perfection

Keeping up with the Joneses

There are some pretty amazing homeschoolers out there and it is easy to fall into comparing your teen to others. You’ve probably heard of the homeschool prodigy who became a doctor at age 21 or the amazing homeschool cellist who performed at the White House. What about the homeschooled teen who wrote a best seller? …

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Homeschool Ideas

Homeschool High School Success: Academic

Even for many families who have been homeschooling since their kids were young, the prospect of homeschooling high school can seem daunting. It is a lot to be responsible for geometry, chemistry lab, SATs, and preparation for college admissions.  But, as many homeschoolers discover, sticking it out through high school can offer great academic benefits. …

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Engineering Major? Is it a Good Fit for your Homeschooler?

It isn’t surprising so many parents hope their kids will major in engineering. Even during a recession, engineering graduates are in demand. Many engineering grads will have starting salaries of $60,000 or more.  While the job prospects are appealing, students should be aware that engineering is a very tough major and the majority of students …

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