Welcome to Homeschool Success!

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 around the United States. Her goal is to help make it easier for families to homeschool high school and keep a wide range of college options open.

Homeschooling High School
Homeschoolers have a wide variety of options for high school from unschooling 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 test stressful high school experience that allows them opportunity to develop their individual interests.

College for Homeschoolers
Homeschoolers can be successful in admissions to a wide range of college options including the most highly competitive colleges. Building a strong high school record can help make students more competitive for college admissions and merit aid. Homeschoolers are expected to take tests such as the ACT or SAT and many opt for additional tests such as APs or SAT subject tests. 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.

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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Prepare for College Interviews

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Virtual Tours Jump Start Your College Search

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Big Student Loan Mistakes

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