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You Can Homeschool through High School
Online Resource List
Before the bell rings
- Here are the Homeschooling Thru High School webpages
- Watch these short, informative videos to learn more about high school at home
- Check the high school column, Getting There, in the Home School Court Report archive
Where do I find curriculum?
- This curriculum resource list is not exhaustive, but it’s a great starting place that’s added to regularly
- HomeEd Shopper Express
- Check the HSLDA events calendar for conferences and book fairs in your area
- Try your local bookstore or the HSLDA Store
- Pick up a curriculum review guide such as 102 Top Picks for Homeschool Curriculum by Cathy Duffy
- Each state has different homeschool laws, which may influence your choice of subjects and curriculum; see your homeschool law here
- HSLDA members may call HSLDA’s high school consultants at 540-338-5600 or email them here
How do I develop a four-year high school plan?
- Video: High School on the Horizon
- A Guide for Homeschooling through High School
- Read more about testing
- Find general information on preparing for college
- Check out “High School Classes Colleges Look For” by the College Board
- Visit individual college websites to find minimum high school requirements for admission
What about transcripts and a diploma?
- Video: Transcript Preparation Tips
- “Transcript Preparation: You Can Do This!”
- Simplify Your Recordkeeping and Transcript covers in-depth details on both recordkeeping and transcripts
- FastTranscripts, HSLDA’s high school transcript service
- Video: Recordkeeping for High School
- “High School Recordkeeping: Let’s Simplify the Process”
- Sample transcripts
- High school diploma FAQ
High school memories
Where will my student find friends?
What about the prom and graduation?
- To purchase caps and gowns, graduation announcements, and diplomas, visit:
- Check with state and local homeschool organizations for high school events and graduation ceremonies
How can my teen participate in high school sports?
- Video: Electives vs. Extracurricular Activities
- Tips for finding sports teams that fit your student’s goals: “Play Ball! Homeschoolers Take the Field” (Home School Court Report, September/October 2006)
- Homeschool teams
- National and regional homeschool sports associations
What about sports scholarships?
- Find out more about the NCAA
What if my teen doesn’t want to be homeschooled?
- Video: Homeschooling High School—A Mighty Endeavor
- Here are some encouraging newsletters to give you and your teen a new perspective on homeschooling high school
Life after high school
What about college?
- Information about general college prep, including the ACT, SAT, CLT, PSAT/NMSQT, and AP, CLEP, dual enrollment, the college application process, letters of recommendation, and college searches
- “College Here We Come: The Application Process”
- Video: Tests for College-Bound Teens
What if my student doesn’t go to college?
- Video: Career Possibilities for Teens
- Career resources
- Vocation resources
- Career guidance
- Military, workforce, and vocational training
- Career aptitude testing
- “Next Step after High School? Some Alternatives to College”
- 300 Best Jobs Without a Four-Year Degree by Laurence Shatkin, PhD
- Choices for the High School Graduate: A Survival Guide for the Information Age by Bryna J. Fireside
- Guide to Your Career by Alan Bernstein
- What Color Is Your Parachute? 2017: A Practical Manual for Job-Hunters and Career-Changers by Richard N. Bolles
- Internship and apprenticeship resources: