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 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



Outsourcing in the Homeschool High School, Part Two

Many homeschooling families find it helpful to outsource one or more high school subjects. As we discussed in part one of this series, outsourcing may be an easier way to meet the needs of an advanced or struggling learner, may improve student motivation and may help make homeschooling more time-efficient. However, outsourcing can be a …

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Tests Every Homeschooler Should Know

One concern for many families homeschooling high school is keeping track of necessary testing required for college admissions. You may have heard of a long list of college tests: SAT, ACT, PSAT, SAT subject tests, AP, CLEP, Accuplacer, COMPASS. Fortunately, not every student will need to take every one of these tests. As a homeschooler …

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Six Years to Graduation? Why Students Don’t Graduate on Time

While most of us think of college as a four year experience, five or six years to graduation has become more typical. When entering college nine of ten students believe they will finish their bachelors in four years. It turns out these predictions are overly optimistic as just over half of students who enter college …

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Seven Strategies for More Effective Note Taking

Learning to take good lecture notes is an important skill for success in college.  This is a task that can be practiced while homeschooling high school or as part of dual enrollment courses.  One research study found that 62% of what a student hears in class is forgotten by the next day. Good notes will …

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