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. Her goal is to simplify the college admissions process. She is able to help with all aspects of the process including: test planning, homeschool documents including transcripts, financial aid and scholarships, and considerations for students with disabilities. Both personalized consulting and free resources are available.

Homeschool Success provides parents with the resources they need to be effective guidance counselors to their children.  One free site resource is a printable PDF guide to college requirements for homeschoolers. It details three different college tracks including highly selective colleges.

The blog at Homeschool Success offers many articles. These articles offer expert information for parents who are considering homeschooling high school. Students can learn about most of college visits with careful planning. Other blog entries provide advice on college essays.  Help is also available in navigating financial aid and scholarship process. Homeschool graduates who are now enrolled in college can get tips on budgeting and success in college courses.

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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AP History Options for Homeschoolers

  History is a popular subject with many homeschoolers and Advanced Placement (AP) tests can be a way to document a homeschooler’s mastery of subject knowledge. The College Board offers three AP history exams: AP European History, AP United States History, and AP World History. This article provides an overview of the three AP history …

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Outsourcing Homeschool

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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Blogging for High School Students

Has your homeschool teen considered starting a blog or website?  Beyond the obvious benefit of practicing the skill of writing for an audience, blogging can function as an unconventional extracurricular activity. While online platforms like WordPress and Blogger make it easy for anyone to start up a blog quickly, parents are well-advised to offer some …

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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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