Guide Your Child Successfully
Through High School

A Mentor Program for Homeschool Parents

Homeschool Mentor Program for
High School Parents

a dynamic, interactive program open to high school parents nationwide

“Homeschooling through High School.” The sound of that is enough to make many parents panic. But really, it is not as impossible as you think! And you don’t have to figure it out alone.

You CAN have the knowledge and confidence you need to successfully homeschool through high school!

Beyond High School ~ Hal & Melanie Young

May 1 at 7 p.m. ■ Special 2-Hour Webcast

We’ve covered a lot this year, and you are now confident you can homeschool through high school—but where is all this headed, and what comes next?

This webinar will get you started on exploring three paths for life after high school. We’ll cover college planning, career planning, and options for a gap year.

Hal and Melanie Young are homeschooling parents of eight and the authors of several books, including Raising Real Men, My Beloved and My Friend, and the Amazon bestseller Love, Honor, and Virtue. They host the podcast Making Biblical Family Life Practical and are popular conference speakers throughout North America, known for a focus on Christ, grace, and stories about practical application of the Bible day-to-day. They have six sons and two daughters—with four grown, and four still sharing noisy, messy happiness in eastern North Carolina.

Hal & Melanie Young convention speakers Raising Real Men
$ 397 one-time payment
  • 9-month Program
  • Monthly Webcast
  • Monthly Live Q&A
  • Weekly Small-Group Coaching
  • Course Notebook
  • Online Community
  • 3-Month Payment Plan Available
Great price!

Mentor Program

Your Guide through High School

We get it.  Even experienced homeschool parents feel that certain angst when high school enters the picture.

The struggle is real–and it’s not just about transcripts, college, and careers. 

Not since his baby days has your child made such huge leaps of development. Your high school freshman is still an older child. Your high school graduate will be a young adult.

And the foundation you lay in these years will prepare him to excel in academics, relationships, career, and life.

This is why HEAV has founded its High School Mentoring Outreach—to pair an experienced parent who has been there with a small group of parents just starting the journey.

Get the Confidence You Need.

Even if you have years of experience homeschooling, the thought of “high school” can make you feel stressed—or even a bit of panic. With HEAV’s mentoring program, you’ll get help with all the big questions AND get small-group coaching and shared experiences to make sure you’re getting it right. 

  • Help your teen discover his strengths and set goals.
  • Learn the ins and outs of college or career prep.
  • Develop an individualized four-year plan.
  • Get a handle on record-keeping, transcripts, and testing.
  • Explore social aspects and extracurricular activities.
  • Get coaching and feedback from an experienced mentor.
  • Relax about those high school years!

 Do you wish you

  • Were sure your child will be prepared for his future?
  • Even knew what direction he wants to go?
  • Knew the simple answers to questions like transcripts and diplomas?
  • Were confident your high school plan was “right?”
  • Had a sounding board with a parent a step ahead of you?

Meet with Your Mentor

Connect with an experienced guide and with other parents who are starting right where you are.

Clarify Your Goals

Careers, college, record-keeping, transcripts, social life, driver's ed, and extracurriculars—we'll cover it all!

Create Your Plan

Week by week, you'll know your student is on the right track to accomplish his long-term plan.

Education is not the filling of a bucket but the lighting of a fire.

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Discuss All the Topics that Concern You

The HEAV Homeschool Mentor Program is a nine-month program where you will have small-group coaching, informative monthly webinars, live Q&A sessions, and access to a whole host of resources.

You can have the knowledge and confidence you need to successfully homeschool through the high school years!

Our mentors are veteran homeschooling parents that have the experience and knowledge to help you in your journey.

Preparation for High School (7-8 grades)

  • Review basics
  • Master reading comprehension
  • Master keyboarding
  • Tentative goals: college, technical training, military, career, entrepreneurship
  • Introduce high school courses
  • Ascertain interests/natural skills
  • Volunteer work


Discovery through Relationship Building 

  • Nurturing the parent/child relationship
  • Spiritual giftedness
  • Interests, talents, and abilities
  • Discipleship experiences
  • Understanding how God created them: strengths and weaknesses


Planning Your High School Course of Study

  • Core subjects
  • Electives


Important Peripheral Skills

  • Use and management of technology
  • Research skills
  • Goal setting
  • Time management and deadlines
  • Test prep


Opportunities for Outsourcing Instruction

  • Tutors
  • Distance/online programs
  • Co-ops
  • Dual enrollment
  • Barter subjects
  • Internet
  • Student-directed learning (e.g., YouTube, Skillshare, open source)
  • Apprenticeships


Tests for College & Scholarships

  • PSAT
  • SAT
  • ACT
  • CLT


Alternative Tests for College Credit

  • AP
  • CLEP


Required Annual Notifications and Assessments

  • NOI (Notice of Intent)
  • Proof of progress; test scores or assessments
Recommended Academic Record
  • High school transcript
  • College transcript for credit earned in high school
  • Portfolio of exemplary work (e.g. research papers, art portfolio, musicianship recordings)
  • Reading list
  • Course titles/course summaries
  • AP course information
  • AP/CLEP test results
  • Academic awards
  • Work experience
  • Arts/cultural events
  • Honor societies

Recommended Extra-Curricular Records
  • Sports
  • Work experience
  • Volunteer experience
  • Public recognition
  • Arts/cultural event participation

  • Credit value
  • Grading work
  • Dual-enrollment credits
  • Pre-high school courses
  • GPA calculation
  • Transcript service

  • GED
  • Diploma
  • Ceremony
  • Regalia

College Planning
  • Types of colleges
  • Alternatives to college credit
  • College visits
  • College applications
  • Scholarships & grants

Career Planning
  • Apprenticeships
  • Military service
  • Trade programs
  • Entrepreneurial mindset
  • Experiential learning and life skills

Gap Year
  • Travel
  • Short-term missions
  • Volunteering
  • Part/full-time work

June 8–10, 2023 ■ HEAV Convention

We can’t wait to get everyone together to celebrate the year’s accomplishments! Plan on meeting your mentors and co-members at a special celebration during HEAV’s Convention in June of 2023!

May 1 at 7 p.m. ■ Special 2-Hour Webcast

Beyond High School ~ Hal & Melanie Young

We’ve covered a lot this year, and you are now confident you can homeschool through high school—but where is all this headed, and what comes next?

This webinar will get you started on exploring three paths for life after high school. We’ll cover college planning, career planning, and options for a gap year.

Topics to be covered:

  • College Path
    • Types of colleges
    • Alternative ways to earn credit
    • College visits
    • Applications
    • Paying for college
    • Accommodations for special needs
  • Career Path
    • Apprentices
    • Military service
    • Trade programs
    • Entrepreneurship
    • Experiential learning and life  skills
  • Gap Year
    • Travel
    • Short-term missions
    • Volunteering
    • Part-time and full-time work

We’re busy parents, too!


Direct Talk

Clear explanations, on-point discussions, and honest answers.

Direct Plan

Consistent and convenient meetings and at-your-fingertips information.

Direct Results

A solid, flexible plan tailored to your child's strengths.

Yes, you can! “I can do all thing through Christ who strengthens me."

Meet Our Program Mentors


Denise Dalton

Denise is a mother, a grandmother, and a daughter of the one true king. Originally from California, where she met her husband of 31 years, she had the opportunity to travel to some beautiful places in their 20 years of service. They have seven wonderful children–six boys and one girl ages 10 to 30. The two eldest oldest are married, and Denise has two grandbabies.

Since they started homeschooling 19 years ago when the eldest child entered middle school, homeschooling has been a part of their everyday lives, allowing them to be a part of co-ops, homeschool sports, and support groups through their church.
You will most likely find Denise on the sidelines of the soccer field cheering on her kids, in the ballet studio watching her daughter, or searching Pinterest for more hands-on activities!


Heather Traver

Heather is the wife of a Navy officer of 28 years, mother of 13 children (yes! All theirs!), and two grandchildren. After homeschooling for 17 years, some of her children went to public school to take advantage of athletic opportunities that were unavailable in her area at the time. Today, several children have graduated, and she teaches six children at home. She has used multiple curriculums over the years, including computer programs, online courses, and co-op classes. She is currently on the board for T.E.A.C.H (Tidewater Educators Association of Christian Homeschoolers), which hosts a prom and graduation. It is also the umbrella for Beach Breakers, a sports organization, where she coaches basketball and assists with volleyball.


Crickett Brown

Crickett and her husband, Michael, have been homeschooling since their children’s education began. They are blessed with five children here on Earth – Erin (24), Holly (22), Claire (19), Wesley (16), and Lydia (12). Three of the five have graduated, homeschooled all the way through. Crickett’s homeschooling style leans toward the Charlotte Mason approach, using an eclectic mix of curricula.

Since moving to Virginia in 2003, the Browns have been actively involved in local and state homeschool communities. Crickett has organized teaching co-ops and served in homeschool support groups, a local youth theatre, a Keepers at Home group, and a Contenders for the Faith group. In addition to homeschooling her children, Crickett also finds time to serve as the Virginia State Coordinator for TeenPact Leadership Schools and as a Richmond Regional Home Educators board member.


Michelle Robertson

Michelle has found it a great joy to teach and disciple her children while serving as missionaries in Africa; they returned to the states a year ago. Their eldest is starting his sophomore year of college, and the youngest is starting her senior year of high school. Through 15 years of homeschooling, the Robertsons have weathered many learning challenges such as dyslexia, ADHD, sensory processing,
dysgraphia, and dyscalculia. They have seen the Lord’s faithfulness in guiding them each step of the way. It is Michelle’s great desire to encourage homeschool moms in their journey. She loves Jesus, the beach, the sky, and talking to homeschool moms.

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Have Questions?

The entire program is online–a beautifully orchestrated combination of live webcasts, helpful Q&A sessions, and weekly small group coaching with your mentor and your “tribe” – four or five other parents who will be your companions throughout the journey.

Want to be a mentor?

If you have experience homeschooling a high school student and would like to learn more about becoming a mentor, click here.