High School

You can teach your teen at home.

Homeschooling Through High School

You’ve got this homeschool thing down pat. Schedules, free time, hands-on, unschooling, socialization—all covered. Worries about socialization and “keeping up” with public school are a thing of the past. Life is good. Then, suddenly—like the squealing brakes on the car of a brand-new driver—panic reigns once again. Your teen has hit high school.

Homeschooling high school? Relax!

The world of high school is not uncharted territory–many have done this before and are happy to walk the journey with you!

Join with other parents in the same boat, learn from an experienced homeschool speaker, and get solid guidance on the things that matter most—whether your child is college-bound, career-bound, or undecided.

Sign up for HEAV’s High School Mentoring Program. A new session begins on January 9.

Beginning the Journey

Social Opportunities
Many opportunities for your homeschooling high school student to meet other students with similar interests.

Typical Course of Study in a Four-Year High School Program
A list of subjects and the number of credits that are typically part of a high school program.

Sample High School Programs
Three sample high school plans for a variety of post-secondary options.

Why Homeschool Teens

Debra Bells shares the reasons her family was convinced to teach high school at home.

Common Teen Struggles

Homeschool graduate and blogger Maiya Drennen talks about the struggles teens go through.

Transcripts & Recordkeeping

Awarding High School Credit
Here’s a quick overview of the two most common ways homeschoolers give high school credit; work accomplished and credit hours.

High School Transcripts: A Simple Checklist
The do’s and don’ts of creating a high school transcript.

Online Homeschool Transcript Service
HEAV offers a personalized, online transcript service. Get more information about this handy tool here!

Sample High School Transcript 1 [Word Document]
A guide to help you create a transcript.

Sample High School Transcript 2 [Word Document]
Another option for homeschool transcripts.

Diplomas & Graduation

Graduating Your Homeschooled Teen

Find answers to frequently asked questions, resources, information, and ideas on a successful culmination of your high school years.

How does a homeschooler get a GED or a diploma? Is one better than the other? Can homeschoolers get high school diplomas? Find out here!

HEAV Graduation Ceremony
This page has all the information you need to participate in the HEAV High School Graduation Ceremony.


Work Permit FAQ
An overview of state and federal laws that regulate your teen’s employment.

Driver’s Education
A guide to obtaining a driver’s permit, locating driver’s education programs, and more

Virginia Homeschool Sports
A listing of homeschool sports leagues in Virginia.

An overview of NCAA (National Collegiate Athletic Association) eligibility requirements for homeschooled students.


ACT/SAT Practice Tests (FREE)
Free practices tests for the ACT, SAT, CLEP tests and more!

High School Students: Testing, Testing, One, Two, Three – An article by Mary Schofield
An overview of the many tests that are available and/or required for high school students.

Homeschooled Students and the PSAT/NMSQT® Exam
How homeschoolers can register for the PSAT, as well as registration information for the SAT and ACT.

Homeschooled Students and the SAT Test
Information for homeschoolers about the SAT, from the writers of the SAT, College Board.

Homeschooled Students and College Admissions
College Board’s webpage for homeschoolers about college selection, admission and more!

Other High School Resources

High School Resources for Homeschoolers
Here are more than 20 links to websites that have the information you can use for your homeschool high school journey.

HSLDA’s Homeschooling Through High School Resources HSLDA has compiled resources to help you before, during, and after high school. You can also sign up for their free Homeschooling Through High School Newsletter.