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

 

 

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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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Test Optional Policies May Exclude Homeschoolers

If you have a child who does not test well on standardized tests such as the ACT or SAT, test optional colleges may be appealing. These colleges do not require tests to be submitted as part of the student’s college applications. FairTest has compiled a list of test optional colleges. Many question the value of …

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GED? Is it Necessary for Homeschoolers?

Many people assume that homeschoolers should take the GED test as a way to prove the student has completed high school. While the GED is useful for many adult learners who have dropped out of high school, it is generally a poor choice for homeschooled students. Here’s why: Homeschoolers can graduate from high school Attending …

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Public Speaking for Homeschoolers

Fear of speaking in public is one of the most common anxieties. In fact, three in four people say they are afraid of public speaking. This can be problematic because speaking to a group is a skill that is necessary in many careers. Offering your homeschooler the opportunity to overcome this fear by participating in …

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