How to Homeschool High School with Frugal Curriculum

Summary:  Are you looking for just one more resource for your high schooler?  Sharing our favorites, why we liked them, with a focus on frugal options.  #homeschoolhighschool #homeschoolhighschoolcurriculum  We may use affiliate links to products that we use or would have used in our homeschool.  Please see our disclosure policy.

Homeschooling has been such a big part of my life.  We are so glad that we homeschooled all the way.  Of course it had it's ups and downs.  But we found it to be rich in benefits for our daughter and for our family.  Especially during the teen years.

BJ's Homeschool Disclosure Policy

We are a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Affiliate Program, which is an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means where by we can earn fees by linking to and affiliate sites.

We also share other homeschooling resources and curriculum that we used in our homeschool, or would have used in it over the years, as we found it to be of high quality and helpful for educating children or teens at home.

I am not a certified educator.  I do not offer educational assessments.  I also am not a certified college counselor.  I share educational and college prep and admissions information, based on my own experience as a homeschool mom.

I want to be an encouragement to you, the homeschool mama, doing the most important job in the world, raising our next generation. Our kids.

Frugal Homeschool High School Social Psychology Elective

This article is about frugal social studies electives, Psychology. And how those things can really add a lot to make a college attractive transcript. Affiliate links are sometimes used on my blog, for resources that we have used or would use in our homeschool.  Please see my disclosure policy.

Are you looking for something different for your teen's high school elective this fall?  

We were lucky.  All of the colleges on my daughter's list let us choose what courses we wanted for her Social Studies requirements.  

Homeschool High School English - Make Your Course YOUR OWN

High School Homeschool English does not have to follow a traditional pattern or require the cost of a complicated English course.  Here's how we made our own.

Do you have a teen who doesn't want to do the traditional high school English course?  

Why not make one yourself, using the books that they want to read.  

Big Back to Homeschool High School GIVEAWAY -- Ended (Worth $319.00)

Summary: This is a giveaway of homeschool high school curriculum and resources worth a total of $319.00. Enter to win --Online high school courses, and others in fine arts, science, world history and more!  Plus 1/2 hour of free college counseling is included. GIVEAWAY ENDED This post may included affiliate links to products that we love and have used or would love to use in our  own homeschool.  Please see my disclosure policy.

Welcome to our Homeschool High School Giveaway! 

I got together 7 quality homeschool high school resources and curriculum for this giveaway. I hope that something from this list will add something special to your homeschool. It was so fun to put this together for you!  I hope that you will enter and I hope that you will win!

Homeschool High School -100 Resources for your Teen

Summary:  If you are looking for something new for your high schooler which is frugal, and well done, feel free to check out this list of our favorite homeschool high school resources. 
homeschoolhighschoolcurriculum #homeschoolhighschool 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.

Are you looking for something new for your high schooler this year?  Or something that would help motivate them and even inspire them?

High school at home has so many advantages for our teens.

But at the same time, it can be a struggle to find just the right resource for them.  And with the price of curriculum, it can be more than taxing to the budget. It can seem impossible at times.

Then there is now a staggering amount of homeschool high school curriculum to look at. It can be overwhelming, especially for those of us who are newish to homeschooling. Or even for those of us who have done it for awhile.

Over the years of homeschooling our 2e teen, we came to know the homeschool curriculum market and developed our favorites within that. That is why I put together this list of our favorite homeschool high school curricula and resources.

Are you looking for English or social studies curricula?  Or something for science?  A course on  career exploration?  How about something for financial literacy?  Or SAT prep?

I hope that you have fun browsing around on this list!  I organized my list into 14 categories of frugal resources, many of which we enjoyed using in our homeschool.

Just click on 100 Best Resources for Homeschooling High School for lots of ideas to choose from.

This list here also includes tips for putting together your homeschool, and also lots of information on applying to college as well, if that is where your teen is headed.

Do you want a step by step guide to the Common Application for homeschoolers?  It is the top feature in my new book!

I have gathered together all my best tips for high school and college and put it into my new book, Homeschooling High School with College in Mind, 2nd Edition

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.

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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 own homeschoolers guide to the Common Application
- How to write the Counselor Recommendation Letter
- 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!  

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

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

And don't worry about forgetting things!

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
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Frugal Homeschool Writing Curriculum for Middle School

This article shows how we used frugal homeschool middle school writing curriculum in our homeschool.  There may be affiliate links to products we used or would use in our homeschool, and please see my disclosure policy here.

Are you looking for homeschool curriculum resources for middle school writing?  Or are you needing something new that might get your young middle schoolers writing?

Or when you give your student a book report to do, do they have difficulty getting started?

Homeschool Science Subscription Kits

One of our favorites for elementary science was the Science Wiz kits.  They come with all the supplies that are needed and are great for hands-on learners. There are more than 40 options including Chemistry and more, all at the elementary level.  

Are you looking for something new for your kids for science this year?  Do you have hands-on learners like we do?

Homeschooling Preschool/K - Frugal Curriculum - Hands-On! --

Summary:  Homeschooling preschool and kindergarten can be done so easily through playful learning activities.  Here are our favorite homeschool preschool and K resources for early academics, hands-on.  Frugal or free! 

Are you looking for hands-on curriculum and resources for your little learners?

Homeschool High School Frugal Career Exploration Elective - Help Them Find Their Direction in Life --

Summary:  How can you help your homeschooled teen figure out what they want to do after graduation?  Taking a course in career exploration can be a real help.  7 Sisters Homeschool high school career exploration curriculum was a great help for us and to gave our teen a homeschool high school credit.  How to use this course.  Note - 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.

Are you homeschooling a high schooler who just doesn't know what they want to do after graduating?

Frugal SAT/ACT PREP Resources and Test Taking Strategies -

This article is about homeschooling high school and SAT or ACT Prep.  Here are our favorite interactive AND INDIVIDUALIZED SAT prep resources.  Test taking strategies, too.  Homeschooling high school SAT Prep Curriculum and resources that are individually based and free!

Does the thought of having your teen taking the SAT or the ACT give you pause? 

Homeschool High School Volunteering and Leadership Activities

Summary:  Homeschool high school electives are the fun of homeschooling our teens.  Volunteering and leadership activities also can really help our teens get into college.  Here are a bunch of them to browse through and each one can earn high school credit! #homeschoolhighschool #highschoolelectives #volunteering #homeschoolleadershipactivities

Has your teen helped lead a class in co-op?  Or did they volunteer as an assistant at Girl Scouts camp? 

Our Homeschool High School Science Sequence and Curriculum Choices

Are you looking for ideas for you #highschoohomeschoolsciencecurriculum?  Here's our favorites for high school science and labs. Plus some recommendations and reviews from our friends!  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.

Are you looking for high school science curriculum ideas for next year?  Or are you wondering what a typical sequence looks like for high school science?

Homeschool Elementary Writing Curriculum -PreK - 3rd -

 Homeschool Elementary Writing curriculum and resources for preK through 3rd grade.  Handwriting homeschool curriculum resources are included.  Let your children learn to love writing with fun easy to do writing activities, like simple journal writing, with coloring.  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.  

My main focus for writing during the early elementary years was to help my daughter become comfortable with putting words on the page. And to learn to love writing.  The most important part of my teaching her writing was to remember to FUN!  To keep it child led.

Going from Homeschool to College in 6 Easy Steps

Summary:  Sharing 6 steps for going from homeschool to college, including college entrance requirements, transcripts, and sharing electives and activities with admissions. 

Does your high schooler want to go directly to a 4 year college?

When we were in the middle school years, my husband and I began thinking about the possibility of college for our daughter.  And I was nervous about approaching the colleges.

Homeschool High School with College in Mind -

Making a 4 year homeschool high school plan, with college entrance requirements, high school electives, and SAT or ACT testing schedule.  It is not hard to homeschool high school with college in mind.  

Are you homeschooling a teen and wondering about their chances of getting into the college of their choice?

Homeschool High School Diplomas and How to Get One

Summary: Finding a homeschool diploma for your homeschool high school graduate is not at all hard to do.  Sharing our favorite sources for just the right high school diploma for your grad. 

When we homeschool mamas graduated high school ourselves, we got a diploma made by our school.  They came from a local printing company I am sure.

Now for our homeschool grads, there are a lot of places to go to get a nicely printed diploma across the web.

Homeschool Preschool and K - Science and Nature Study -

Homeschooling preschool and kindergarten is all about learning from play, don't you think?  And there is nothing like simple nature study and hands-on science activities to teach the love of science to your little ones.

Our early homeschooling years were all about exploring new things with my daughter always asking tons of questions about everything.  Does that sound familiar?

Preschool or K - Frugal Homeschool Pre-Writing and Handwriting Activities

Summary:  Free homeschool preschool and kindergarten pre-writing activities, including fine motor games, plus frugal or free resources for handwriting. Plus games that help with grasp, too. Is your child ready to write?  Sharing from my OT days. 

The early years of preschool or kindergarten, are the perfect time to help your little ones develop their finger coordination (fine motor) skills to get ready for handwriting.

I suggest waiting on the handwriting lessons until your kids have solid small muscle skills and coordination.  But how do you help them develop those things?

There are so many fun ways to get their fine motor skills going strong.  Playing with small objects, like small legos and doing lots of arts and crafts activities are great ways to build fine motor coordination.

Playing with playdough or clay is a also great way to build up and strengthen the muscles of the hand and wrist.

Today, I'd like to share a bunch of easy to do pre-writing activities from my O.T. days, that will help your homeschooled kids to:

- Develop hand strength and build finger coordination
- Learn a mature grasp 
- Frugal and Free Resources for Handwriting

Let's start with the small muscle games.

It Is Really NOT that Hard to Homeschool High School -

It's not that hard to homeschool high school!  Really!  Homeschooling high school can give your teen a quality education.  And it does not have to replicate public school.  Be encouraged.

Are you homeschooling high school, or thinking about it for next year? 

Homeschool High School Social Studies - Frugal Resources

Summary:  Our homeschool social studies curriculum choices, with frugal or free ones in mind.  Our favorites for U.S. History, World Geography, and more.  Plus what the colleges want for social studies college entrance requirements.  Note - This post may included affiliate links to products that we love and have used or would use in our  own homeschool.#homeschoolhighschool #homeschoolsocialstudies. Please see my disclosure policy.

Are you starting to look around for social studies resources for your high schooler?

How To KNOW What Your Homeschooler Really Needs to Get Into College -

Summary:  Homeschooling to college just takes planning, but it takes more than just looking up the college entrance requirements for your teen.  This includes a free download on planning for college, and how to make a 4 year homeschool high school plan for your teen.  It is not hard for homeschoolers to get into college.  It just takes knowing the important steps needed for doing that.

There is a lot of information out there on college, aimed at homeschoolers.  But do they really know what homeschoolers need to get into college?

Homeschool Graduation Celebrations

Summary:  Homeschool high school graduation and ideas for how your might like to celebrate it.  Make your own simple family homeschool graduation celebration, or find out if your state has a homeschool graduation ceremony.  In addition, links to statewide homeschool proms are included.

Will you be graduating one of your teens this spring?  If so, are you thinking about doing a special family event, or are you looking for a graduation ceremony in your area?

Homeschool Elementary Spelling and Writing Curriculum and How We Used it in Our Homeschool -

Homeschool elementary spelling curriculum favorites, plus how we used them in our homeschool.  Curriculum reviews included plus tips for helping a struggling speller or homeschooling your 2e child.  Homeschool elementary writing curriculum discussed also.  Affiliate links may be included.

Are you looking for a solid spelling curriculum for your child?

Spelling is an important component to good writing, as you know.  But it can come very slowly to our young writers.  

Do you find that with your young writers, too?

Homeschool Phonics and Reading Curriculum - Explode the Code -

Teaching homeschool phonics to your homeschooled preschooler or elementary kid is not hard to do. Explode the Code homeschool phonics and reading curriculum is proven to improve your children's reading level.  

Are you looking for a good, easy-to-use, phonics program?  

How about a well-researched phonics program?  

Or are you looking for a way to help your child improve their reading and spelling skills?

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