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 for homeschooling families. She is able to help with all aspects of the process including: SAT and ACT tests, how to homeschool high school, transcripts, scholarships, considerations for students with disabilities, and understanding the college admissions process. 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. This process begins by helping parent understand what colleges expect from high school students. One free site resource is a printable guide to college requirements for homeschoolers. It details three different college tracks including highly selective colleges. Parents will find the information they need to register their homeschooler for the ACT, SAT, AP, PSAT, and Sat subject tests.

The blog at Homeschool Success offers many articles. These articles are a great resource for parents who are considering homeschooling high school. For juniors and seniors who have begun to look at colleges there are additional articles. 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.

We also offer help to parents of homeschoolers with special needs. These special needs including autism, ADD and ADHD as well as other disabilities. These students face special considerations in homeschooling high school. During the college search they will need to look at disability offices and consider accommodations.

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



AP books for homeschoolers

No Credit for APs at Selective Colleges: Myth or Fact?

One bit of common wisdom I’ve heard repeated again and again is that Advanced Placement test scores will not be meaningful for students enrolling in highly selective colleges. The idea is that these institutions do not recognize APs as having importance and will not reward students with good AP marks with course credit or placement. …

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Common Application Homeschool

Tips for the Common Application Activities Section

Most college-bound students will complete the Common Application. One section of the 2014-2015 Common Application that confuses many students is the activities section. Demonstrating participation and accomplishment through extracurricular activities is essential for all college applicants. Extracurricular activities can take on a special importance for homeschoolers. Stereotypes about homeschoolers persist and activities are an opportunity …

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School Supplies

Homeschool Business Education

Is your homeschooler planning to major in business in college? Students interested in business don’t need to wait until college to begin their studies. While homeschooling high school, an interest in business can be incorporated into extracurricular, summer, and academic experiences. Here are a few ways to get started: Start a Business What better way …

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9th Grade Homeschool Planning

Beginning homeschool high school with a strong plan for academics, extracurriculars, and testing will help keep your student’s options open for college.  If you have a middle schooler or a student starting 9th grade, here are some things to consider. Chart a Four Year Academic Plan The single most important factor in college admissions is …

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