Homeschool High School Creatively - With Electives! -

Summary - High school homeschool electives are such an important part of the homeschool journey.  Homeschool high school electives help to build up your teen's college application while allowing them to follow their interests and discover their strengths.  Leadership, homeschool sports, 4H, and many more.  This post may included affiliate links to products that we love and have used or would use in our  own homeschool. Please see my disclosure policy.

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There is so much more to homeschooling high school than just core studies, or getting those college entrance requirements done. 

It gave us time to help our daughter explore her interests and try different high school activities. 

High school electives are such am important part of the homeschool journey.  They not only help to build up your teen's college application.  They also can help them figure out what they want to major in, or even what they want to do when they grow up.  

High School electives also brought the fun into our homeschool.  My favorite one was irish stepdancing class, where my hubby and I got to watch them all perform each year on St. Patrick’s Day.  

What are your teens interested in?  

Where do their gifts lie? 

In the link below are 100 ideas to consider for high school electives and high school activities.  I hope this list gives you ideas for your teen.  

Many high school activities can be made into high school electives, for credit.

My extensive list of high school electives, which includes 100 High School Electives, is now a chapter in my NEW book called:

It gives you everything that you need to plan your high school homeschool for your college bound teen.  Plus how to help them get into the college of their choice.

Amazon for only $11.99
Paperback is on Amazon for only $11.99
This book is an easy-to-read guide to college for homeschoolers, recently updated with 7 NEW chapters, including:

- My guide to the Common Application
- 100 High School Electives
- Where to find college scholarships
- SAT/ACT Prep
- How to make your own homemade courses
Included are also 12 homeschool high school planning printables to make your record-keeping easier.

10 easy to do steps to homeschool high school with college in mind. And it really is NOT that hard!!  

This book does not tell you how to homeschool high school.  Instead it gives you guidance for doing it your way!  

Keep your nurturing homeschool style and showcase their accomplishments to the colleges!

Recommended by: Lessa Scherrer, certified college counselor
 from College Inside Track:

"Betsy has a wealth of understanding and knowledge to share with the parents of college bound homeschoolers.  She provides support, encouragement and step-by-step advice on all aspects of the homeschool high school and college application process. This book is a must-read for parents considering homeschooling high school and for parents in the thick of the application process."

And help for record keeping!  With my exclusive high school and college planning printables.

The high school and college planning forms include:

College Entrance Requirements Form
Overall High School Plan
Curriculum Planning Sheet
High School Credit Record Form
Transcript Form
Activities and Awards Form
Homemade Course Form
Writing the College Essay Form
Course Descriptions Record Keeping Form
Reference Letter Request Form
PE Record Form

For more information, click here - Frugal College Prep for Homeschoolers or to buy it here - my book on Amazon for only $11.99.  

Thanks for stopping by BJ's Homeschool,


Betsy is mom to her now college grad, whom she homeschooled through high school.  She blogs at BJ's Homeschool, about the early yearshighschool
collegegifted/2e and wrote -Homeschooling High School with College in Mind, 2nd Edition,   She offers homeschool help through messages at BJ's Consulting and has had some of her articles picked up by the Huffington Post.

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