Are you homeschooling high school with college in mind?

Summary: Homeschooling a college bound teen is not that hard.  #homeschoolinghighschool #getintocollege  

Are you homeschooling a teen who wants to go to college? 

Or are you a mama who is thinking about homeschooling high school but wondering how that might affect their chances of getting into college?

We homeschooled all the way and our daughter got into each of the  colleges on her list, with her homeschool transcript.  No problem!
You can keep your nurturing high school program and help your teen get into college at the same time.

And your homeschool can still be interest led!

We kept the FUN in our high school years.

High school is not just about core studies.

Our daughter explored hands-on science projects to save the salmon in our local creek, made videos and entered them in a contest, ran for office at Youth and Government, competed in irish stepdancing, learned to make freezer jam, and made lots of high school friends.

There's electives, high school activities, and time to explore new things.  It is a great time for your teen to discover their own interests and gifts.

Knowing the details of college planning can free you up to create an individualized high school program for your teen, like we did.

But how?
It lays out 10 easy steps for homeschool to college, and covers everything you need to help your teen get into the college of their choice, with 7 NEW chapters. Recommended by Lessa Scherrer, a certified college counselor and a homeschooling mama of 3.

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

I am honored that this book is included in the 35 Best Selling Homeschool Books of all Time by Book Authority.

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.

Paperback is On Amazon 

When you buy my book, Homeschooling High School with College in Mind you will also get these planning forms:

-  The specific college entrance requirements for your student

-  Your teen's 4 year high school plan

-  Curriculum planning

-  Credit recording form - Keep track of those credits as they earn them!

-  Transcript form, editable for you to just fill in.
It is the kind the colleges are used to seeing, with detailed instructions

-  Homemade course forms
 Make your own courses, and turn your teen's activities into credit!

-  Checklist for the college essay

-  Course descriptions recording form
and more.

I share all my best tips gathered from helping my daughter get into college, and researching the topic over the years to keep up to date.

Read the full book review by Lit Pick here.  And the video about the book is below:

What are people saying about it?

"Watch your fears about homeschooling high school vanish as you read this book!  I was nervous wreck and put off planning for high school.  Betsy put me at ease with her encouragement and experiences, and the printable forms are invaluable!"
............. Amy, mom of 5 boys from Rock Your Homeschool 

"Homeschooling High School just got easier with Betsy Sproger's helpful guide to all you need to know in homeschooling high school with college in mind."  
.........Anne Campbell from The Learning Table

"This book is packed with valuable information, and it's written in an easy-to-read format for those of us who don't have the time to read dictionary-size manuals.  I truly believe that Betsy literally thought of everything and didn't think twice about including it."
...............Shelly, mom to 12 at There's No Place Like Home

"What I Love about this book is that it gives you actionable things to do along the way.  From your choice of courses, to keeping records, how to calculate credit and more!  It is an affordable and quick reference to help you plan and navigate homeschooling high school with college in mind."
..............Heidi, homeschool mom of 4 from Starts at Eight


To encourage families to homeschool high school in their own unique way.

And keep high school FUN!

While making the college process easier to do.

My book shows you how to:

Put together your own unique High School Program


Deal with college admissions without fear!


Showcase your student's accomplishments to the colleges!

This book is based on my experience helping my teen get accepted by each of the colleges on her list with scholarship offers, including and a tier one U.  She is now studying at the University of Washington, which is listed as #15 in the top 25 colleges in the United States.

The tips in this book helped my 2e daughter with attentional and sensory issues, get into her top choice university.  And be prepared to do so!


- BS in Occupational Therapy with Concentration in Education

-  Homeschool Consultant to the Kent School District
  working with college bound high school families

-  4 Years of Study in Graduate level Nonfiction Writing

- Worked directly with teens and young adults with learning issues

-  14 years of homeschooling, from preschool thru graduation

-  6 years of creating interest led homemade courses for middle and high school, such as video-making, and making homemade courses for social studies and English, based on high school outside activities and/or our own design.

-  Homeschooled high school, interest led, and navigated the college entrance process with a student who had sensory and attentional issues.

-   Proven ability to prepare teens for college level work, shown by my daughter earning Dean's List     grades starting in her first quarter.  How about that for homeschooling!!


My daughter is now a college grad, working in her field.  

Her outside activities and homemade elective  lead her to this major.  And most importantly, she had a great college experience and has many options for future employment.

Are you homeschooling high school with college in mind?

My book is your guide to homeschooling high school, plus how to apply to college, all in one.

Did you get your kindle or paperback book yet?


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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