Homeschooling High School with College in Mind: 2nd Edition

Homeschooling High School with College in Mind: 2nd Edition

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Are you homeschooling high school or just thinking about it? Do you wonder if your homeschooled teen would get into college? No need to worry! Colleges are looking for motivated, self-starters, like our homeschooled teens.

This book is your Must have Guide to College for Homeschoolers and covers what you need to help your teen get into the college of their choice. Recommended by Lessa Scherrer, a Certified College Counselor and a homeschooling mama of 3. It is written in an easy-to-read fashion,as if you were just sitting down with the author and talking together over a cup of coffee or tea.

Homeschooling High School with College in Mind lays out 10 easy steps for going from high school to college. It covers everything from making your official homeschool transcripts like the colleges are used to seeing, writing your course descriptions and reference letters and more, plus the fun of doing high school electives with your teen.

This NEW edition includes 7 NEW Chapters including my best tips on the Common Application. Top Sources for College Scholarships, how to do SAT/ACT Prep, making your own Homemade Courses and more. High School Planning Printables are included in the book and are also available for download.

It is packed with additional information to make the whole college admission process easier. Learn how to showcase your student's accomplishments to the colleges, while keeping your nurturing homeschooling style front and center.

Betsy Sproger is the owner and writer at BJ's Homeschool and is a veteran homeschooler and blogger. She homeschooled her 2e daughter from preK all the way to college.

Her daughter was accepted into all of the colleges that she is applied to with scholarship offers, including a tier one University. She studied at her top choice University and graduated with a B.A. in Communications, cum laude.

Betsy's desire is to help parents homeschool high school and make the whole college application process easier and more accessible. She wants to help homeschooled teens reach for the stars and become all that they were meant to be.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780578531335
Publisher: Bj's Homeschool
Publication date: 08/13/2019
Edition description: 2nd ed.
Pages: 108
Product dimensions: 8.50(w) x 11.00(h) x 0.22(d)

About the Author

Betsy is a writer and blogger, but most importantly is mom to her now 24 year old daughter, whom she and her husband homeschooled starting in kindergarten. They found homeschooling to be the best way for their daughter to learn, as they could not only teach their family's faith based values day by day, but also tailor her learning to her individual needs.

Betsy continued homeschooling her through high school, when she began writing about their journey on her blog, BJ's Homeschool at

During that time she helped her daughter get into college, doing the research on college admissions for homeschoolers all around the U.S. Her daughter got into each of the colleges on her list, with scholarship offers, which was such a blessing.

Betsy then shared tips for doing your own high school journey in her first edition of "Homeschooling High School with College in Mind". And her daughter did the initial formatting and appeared on the cover of the first edition!

Later, in this 2nd edition shown above, Betsy updated her book to include new information on things like the Common College Application, with her step-by-step guide. She also added new chapters on finding college scholarships, test prep for SAT or ACT, and more, which are all in the second edition available here on Amazon.

Betsy is a long time homeschooler and a former Occupational Therapist who came home to educate her 2e daughter and to be there as a full time mom.

She lives in WA state and enjoys gardening, knitting/hand arts with church friends and lots of hiking, with her camera in tow. Her daughter is now a college grad, who earned a B.A. in Communications, and is working in her field.

Betsy's mission is to help and encourage moms and to make homeschooling high school easier and more fun, for any and all high school teens, whether they are headed to college or not.

Lessa Scherrer is a Certified College Counselor from College Inside Track. who specializes in helping homeschooled teens and students get into the college of their choice. She also is an expert in working with learning disabled teens and getting them into college. She travels the country each year to keep up on the lastest re college admissions.

Table of Contents

Table of Contents

Foreword by Lessa Scherrer

Chapter 1: Skipping Public School All the Way to College with Tips for New Homeschoolers

Chapter 2: 101 Reasons to Homeschool High School

Chapter 3: Researching College and Getting Started

Chapter 4: Planning High School with College in Mind

Chapter 5: Choosing Your High School Curriculum

Chapter 6: Three Ways to High School Credit

Chapter 7: Making Your Teen's Transcripts

Chapter 8: High School Electives and Activities

Chapter 9: Making Homemade Courses

Chapter 10: Writing a Winning College Essay

Chapter 11: Course Descriptions and Reference Letters

Chapter 12: The Common Application

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!

Appendix – Downloadable Planning Forms

About the Author

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