Frugal or Free Homeschool Resources
As you know, we 7Sisters have some very special Cousins. They are friends whose homeschool life and businesses we know, like and trust! Today, our Cousin Betsy is sharing resources for homeschooling high school that are either FREE or quite affordable.
And if she wanted to, how would we make that happen for her?
Today I want to share with you all my frugal and/or free homeschool resources for both doing high school and also for getting into college.
You will be one of our 7th Sisters!
1. How to Homeschool High School
- Free on Kindle: Homeschooling High School with College in Mind
- For a helpful guide for homeschooling your teen, whether they are headed to college, into the world of work or into the trades, I invite you to check out my book/kindle. After I was finished homeschooling, I decided to put together the resources that I used, for those families who came after me…especially for my fellow 7th Sisters.
- It is a easy-to-read guide, with in a kindle form or in paperback, includes 12+ Downloadable High School Planning Printables, plus chapters on:
- homeschool transcripts
- assigning high school credits
- making your own homemade courses
- dealing with SAT or ACT
- preparing your teen for college writing
- college scholarships
- my Common Application guide
- course descriptions
- plus more, with 17 chapters in all.
- 7Sisters Authoritative Guide to Homeschooling High School (how-to blogpost/resource)
- 7Sisters FREE online self-paced course for parents: Intimidated by Homeschooling High School? You Can Do It!
2. High School Transcripts
- Or better yet, here’s my free guide to making your teen’s transcripts
- And a freebie from HSLDA: SAMPLE HOMESCHOOL TRANSCRIPT
- Another sample transcript at Teachers Pay Teachers
- Of course, here’s 7Sisters’ Authoritative Guide on Homeschool Transcripts (blogpost)
3. Planning Homeschool High School
3. Betsy’s Favorites for Frugal Homeschool High School Curriculum
Some of my favorite frugal curriculum is from 7Sisters.
We particularly liked the separate Literature and Writing English/Language Arts Bundles such as:
We also liked their Introduction to Psychology from a Christian Perspective.
Good ideas for electives in this post, many have links to frugal or free homeschool curriculum.
Freedom Homeschooling has tons of affordable elective ideas in this post.
FREEBIES from 7Sisters:
- Expressions Shakespeare Gave Us
- Misty of Chincoteague Literature Study Guide (Middle School or concrete thinkers)
- Smart Goals Worksheet
- Songs to Help Memorize Poetry
- Tips for Grading Writing/Rubric
- Unit Studies Based on Popular Movies
Good Answers Ministries
Totally FREE at 7Sisters: Apologetics curriculum from Good Answers Ministries. This is a series of videos with tons of apologetics topics. There is also a syllabus to keep you organized.
Special Needs Curriculum
FREE curriculum for homeschoolers with special needs in this post from Freedom Homeschooling.
Your Own Thing
You can make your own English/Language Arts course that fits your teens’ interest and needs. In fact, many kinds of credits can be earned by logging hours of learning: books, hands-on learning experiences, field trips, videos, writing papers. We ARE homeschool moms after all! We can teach the way we want!
5. Video Workshop on Getting into College
For helping your teen prepare for and get into college, you might enjoy my video workshop. Follow along if you like with this outline below:
- College’s admission requirements
- Homeschool High School Curriculum
- Making Your Teen’s Transcript
- High School Electives
- Adding in Rigor
- Number of high school credits required
- Do the PSAT and Prep for SAT/ACT
- Applications and FASFA
For a more complete outline to this video workshop: 8 Tips for Getting into College for Homeschoolers.
We found that homeschooling high school prepared our teen very well for college. Doing high school at home gives our kids time to learn how to organize themselves, by first watching their mom do it, then gradually taking responsibility for their homeschool as they grow.
And don’t forget the fun, folks!
One of my best times for making homeschool memories was when my teen was in the high school years. May it be that for you and yours, too.
Thanks for stopping by 7SistersHomeschool. Hope to see you around more on this great homeschool site.
My best to you all,
Betsy is a Christian, veteran homeschool blogger and mom to her college grad whom she and her husband homeschooled starting from the early years. She blogs at BJ’s Homeschool, and wrote Homeschooling High School with College in Mind, 2nd edition.