Guide Your Child Successfully
Through High School

A Mentor Program for Homeschool Parents

Next Session Begins January 9, 2024

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

Next Session Begins January 9, 2024

Consider joining parents who have been there and appreciate your high school concerns.

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 Program—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.


Please fill out the program interest form as a first step and we will reach out to you with further information

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 program where you will have small-group coaching, informative bi-monthly webinars, 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 who have the experience and knowledge to help you in your journey.

Preparation for High School 

  • 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

Make the Most of Your Time


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

April Craig Mentor Program

April Craig

April and her husband Jacob have been married for 26 years and are the parents of two grown children, both Liberty University grads. She homeschooled her children from 2002 through 2019, using a variety of curricula and classes in her homeschool journey. The participated in Classical Conversations for most of the high school years, and one child also took dual-enrollment classes. April taught many classes in co-ops over the years, and after homeschooling, has worked at a daycare, child care, Christian school, and preschool.

Susan McCord

Susan McCord

Susan has homeschooled her three children from the beginning until graduation. One child is a college graduate, one is pursuing a college education while working part-time, and her third child is pursuing an electrical apprenticeship. An eclectic Charlotte Mason homeschooler, Susan has guided her children’s education through learning challenges with two children, as well as over 14 years of health challenges with her oldest.

Her emphasis is on tying heartstrings with your children and helping them pursue their strengths and giftings while providing the tools for them to overcome their individual challenges. Homeschooling can be an opportunity for sanctification as we pursue The Father and His ways. As we live out our faith with care for one another and compassion toward others, parents and children can grow simultaneously. With God’s Word, the Spirit’s power, and fervent prayer, our families can pursue God’s purpose for our lives.

Liz Dombroski

Liz Dombroski

Liz and her husband, Chris, have been married for almost 22 years. They have three children, two of whom are Eagle Scouts and high school graduates. Liz started her homeschooling journey when she was told by the school system that her oldest child did not belong to her during school hours and that the school teachers knew how to handle the child better than she did. Liz and Chris immediately pulled their oldest child out of the public school system and began to research ways to help their child, who is on the Autism spectrum. Since then, Liz used a plethora of curricula, teaching techniques, and extracurricular activities she could get her hands on to teach her children to love learning, grow in Christ, and become independent adults. Her goal in life is to build bridges and forge paths to make the journey easier for others to follow. Her method is to shoot arrows into the future that others can use to help them along their journey.

Jill Shelton

Jill Shelton

Jill and her husband, Bob, of 27 years, homeschooled their five children beginning in 2006. Three of the five have graduated and are successful in their adult lives. Sarah, 23, is in graduate school to be a speech therapist while working full time as an ABA therapist; Sophia, 20, is training to become a seamstress with a large university; and Daniel, 19, is in the USAF. Andrew, 16, and Hazel, 9, are also home-educated, filling Jill’s days with much laughter. Also in their home was a nephew during his last few years of high school and now works for the US Postal Service. Jill has used many curricula that have depended on the children’s needs. She knows the joys and challenges of educating children through high school with unique needs. Bob and Jill are active church members and live on a small homestead.

adrienne-brown Mentor Program

Adrienne Brown

Adrienne Brown, a determined advocate for personal growth and resilient motherhood, is motivated to empower mothers to leverage their inherent skills in nurturing robust families as they homeschool them. As parents of eight, four of their own and four adopted, she and her husband homeschooled all their children, successfully guiding the older ones toward top-tier colleges nationwide. Adrienne’s diverse career includes an eight-year stint in the United States Air Force, serving in Germany for two years, and an eight-year tenure with the Department of Defense. She is a family homeschool consultant at Homeschool Mom of 8 and a published author. Adrienne Brown has taken the stage as a keynote speaker at numerous church events, sharing her approach to personal development and resilience for contemporary mothers. She is refreshingly genuine, enthusiastic about her family, and dedicated to her mission.

Melissa McKensie Mentor Program

Melissa McKensie

Melissa Mckensie is so grateful to have homeschooled her own children for more than ten years, with just one left to graduate. Throughout their journey, her family has been a part of many different co-ops and groups. High school can be daunting and sometimes overwhelming; she hopes that she can encourage someone not to give up and realize that we don’t have to do this alone. Her goal is to emphasize the importance–and the excitement!– of the high school journey, of which the most important aspect is building positive relationships. She is looking forward to helping families understand the many ways we can accomplish one of the most important assignments we can ever have: educating our children.


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.

Mentor Program

Your Guide through High School

$ 397 one-time payment
  • Begins January 9, 2024
  • 16-Week Program
  • Monthly Webcast
  • Weekly Small-Group Coaching
  • Course Notebook
  • Online Community
  • 3-Month Payment Plan Available
Great price!
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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.