100 BEST Frugal Resources for Homeschooling High School



Summary:  Sharing our favorite resources for high school, including ones for core subjects plus our favorites for electives, like Drama and Speech. Feel free to browse around this extensive list of curriculum! #frugalhomeschool  #homeschoolhighschoolcurriculum 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.


When I was homeschooling high school, just a few years ago, I always was on the lookout for the "best" resources that I could find that were a fit for my daughter and our homeschool. The ones that engaged her, motivated her to do her best work, and that were well put together. 

Today I'd like to share 100 of our favorite resources for high school.  This list includes a wide variety of resources, such as some gift ideas for teens, favorite curriculum that we have used, fun elective ideas, leadership activities, and even resources for doing drama activities with your teens!

I hope that you will find ideas, gifts, or new curriculum that fits your homeschool to a "T".  And I wish for you that you find something that gives you encouragement and joy, to help you treasure these precious years with your high schooler... at home.


I hope that you have fun browsing around on this list!  I organized it into the following categories:

1.  Art, Drawing and Chalk Pastels
2.  Career Exploration
3.  Creative Writing
4.  English Resources
5.  Favorite Electives
6.  Getting Started with High School at Home
7.  Homeschooling to College
8.  Leadership Activities and Resources
9.  Math and Financial Literacy
10. Physical Education
11. SAT Prep
12. Science Resources
13. Social Studies Resources
14. Speech and Drama

Let's start with some great resource for art, whether you have an artist in your home, or a would-be one, or just want to make time for a creativity break in your homeschool afternoons.


1.  ART, DRAWING, CHALK PASTELS 

Nutcracker Video Art Lessons

History of Art Workbook

Christmas Video Art Lessons

Harmony Fine Arts 

Art for All Ages Chalk Art Bundle.

200 Projects to Strengthen Your Art Skills

Chalk Art Video Art Course - Semester 1

Artistic Pursuits - High School


2.  CAREER EXPLORATION

7 Sisters Electives and Career Exploration

What Color is Your Parachute for Teens

Career Exploration Curriculum Bundle

EarlyChildhood Education 

Career Exploration for High Schoolers


3.  CREATIVE WRITING


National Novel Writing Month Site

3 Ways to Build Strong Writers - Through 
Creative Writing

Writing Fiction for 
High School -

Your Stories to Life

One Year Adventure Novel

No Plot No Problem

Learn to Write the Novel Way from www.christianbook.com


4. OUR FAVORITE  ENGLISH RESOURCES


Oak Meadow American Literature, Literature and Composition and more

7 Sisters Homeschool English and Writing

Including Full Year Long Literature courses in American Lit and many more choices.  Plus individual courses in high school writing, beginning, to advanced.

We liked 7 Sisters courses so much better than IEW.

British Literature and Writing - 1 full credit high school English course and not intimidating.

Making Your Own High School English Course

7 Sisters Literature Guides - More than 40 to choose from and all are well done in my opinion.

Time 4  Learning English

Writing Skills - Essential Skills for the College Bound


5.  HIGH SCHOOL ELECTIVES 


100 High School Electives
This is now a chapter in my new book, please see below.


6.  FOR NEWBIES - GETTING STARTED WITH HIGH SCHOOL AT HOME




Homeschooling High School with Confidence

Making a Study Space for Your Teen

Ultimate Guide to Homeschooling High School

The FUN of Homeschooling High School

Celebrate Your Homeschool Grad


7.  HOMESCHOOLING TO COLLEGE

Are You Homeschooling High School with College in Mind?

Our always homescshooled daughter got into each of the colleges on her list, including a tier one U.  It is not hard to homeschool to college, and college admissions is getting easier for homeschoolers at most colleges.  That is the trend.

Have you seen my NEW book yet?  Homeschooling High School with College in Mind, 2nd Edition



Homeschooling High School with College in Mind - 2nd edition

Paperback is at Amazon $11.99 
Kindle at  Amazon $6.17


It lays out 10 easy steps for homeschool to college, and includes my best tips for you to help your teen get into the college of their choice, with 7 NEW chapters. 

Create your own unique and nurturing high school program for your teen and showcase their accomplishments to the colleges. 

The 17 Chapters include:

>Chapter 1 - How to Start Homeschooling if you are a Newbie
>Chapter 2 - 101 Reasons to Homeschool High School
>Chapter 3 - Researching and Getting Started
  Chapter 4 - Planning High School and Making a 4 Year Plan
>Chapter 5 - Choosing Your High School Curriculum
>Chapter 6 - Three Ways to High School Credit
>Chapter 7 - Making Your Teen's Transcripts
>Chapter 8 - 100 High School Electives
>Chapter 9 - Making Homemade Courses
>Chapter 10 - Writing a Winning College Essay
>Chapter 11 - Course Descriptions and Reference Letters
>Chapter 12 - The Common Application - Your GUIDE
>Chapter 13 - Preparing Your Teen for College Writing
>Chapter 14 - Dealing with College Testing SAT/ACT
>Chapter 15 - Top Sources for College Scholarships
>Chapter 16 - Dealing with “Those Questions” from Others
>Chapter 17 - Don’t Forget the FUN!

>There are 12 downloadable high school homeschool planning printables plus a transcript form for you to just fill in. The kind of transcript form that the colleges are used to seeing.



More College Articles:

What to Think About When Making Your College Choice

How First Quarter Went at College

A Homeschooler Goes to College...Again!


8.  LEADERSHIP ACTIVITIES 




My daughter at Mock Youth Legislature Events


9.  MATH AND FINANCIAL LITERACY


Financial Literacy from a Christian Perspective (Revised Edition 2017)


Switched On Schoolhouse 9th - 12th

Aleks

Jacobs

Oak Meadow

Teaching Textbooks

Algebra 2 A - Teaching Textbooks


10.  PHYSICAL EDUCATION 

Homeschool Sports Network

YMCA – www.ymca.com  
They have a link that will list all of the YMCAs in the US and will give you a guest pass to one to visit nearby.


11.  SAT PREP  --  BJ's Guide to the SAT


12.  SCIENCE RESOURCES


Switched On Schoolhouse 9th - 12th - With Labs

Home Science Tools

Oak Meadow 
High School Science Courses

Frugal Curricula by a Science Educator who is also a homeschooling mom:

Botany - Plenty O'Plants - EvaVarga 


13.  SOCIAL STUDIES RESOURCES


Oak Meadow American History,
 World History, and more

Frugal Resources for American History

A Beka Books - 
State and Local Government Online

Exploring World History - 
Vol 1,
by Notgrass

7 Sisters Social Sciences 
Browse their courses here

Time 4 Learning
Online Social Studies

Lesson Plans for Constitutional Literacy


14.  SPEECH AND DRAMA 


A Successful Approach to Teaching Acting & Directing



Speech 1 - Public Speaking and Practical Life Skills 

Speech 1
Speech 1 includes everything you need to help your teen develop the confidence to speak publicly, including 15 lessons which can easily be expanded to make it a full English credit.

Colleges look for speech in their applicant's transcripts.  Here's a frugal way to get that done for your teen.

Stoa – Christian Homeschool Speech and Debate – This national organization offers Speech Events, Debate Events, and Tournaments here http://www.stoausa.org/  State Organizations are here.  http://www.stoausa.org/about/stoa-state-links

Youth and Government 

Speech, Leadership, and Government High School Activities, by the YMCA

Including a role playing event - Mock Youth Legislature


That's all for now!  Please share your favorite resource for high school in the comments!


Are you homeschooling high school, or thinking about it? Do you wonder if your teen could get into college?  Below is my book, that was mentioned above. 



Homeschooling High School with College in Mind - 2nd edition

Paperback is at Amazon $11.99 
Kindle at  Amazon $6.17

Colleges are looking for motivated, self-starters, like homeschooling produces.

Homeschooling High School with College in Mind is your easy-to-read Guide to High School & College, especially for homeschooling families. It outlines 10 steps for homeschooling high school and getting into college, with 7 NEW chapters, including my exclusive guide to the Common Application & Top Sources for Scholarships & more.
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It is recommended by Lessa Scherrer, a Certified College Counselor: "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 homeschooling high school and the college application process; A must-read for parents considering homeschooling high school and for parents in the thick of the application process."

To reach all the other posts on for the "100 Things" iHomeschool Network blog hop, just click here.



You are invited to join my encouraging group for high school moms, called at Homeschooling through High School.  

Lots of moms just like you there, sharing triumphs and challenges.  Get your questions answered there, too.  


Thanks for stopping by BJ's Homeschool,
Betsy

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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