High School

By the time you get here the pressure really starts to feel on. There are transcripts, credits, dual enrollment, scholarship/FAFSA/ACT deadlines, and curriculum options. Stick around and we will help with some of those deadlines. Below are links to some helpful FREE info and let’s gather some resources and curriculum ideas! A new homeschooler comes to you, now let’s gather some curriculum ideas, If someone asks “What did you use for HIGH SCHOOL”, what do you say?
✨For planning out the year you cant beat the Alabama Homeschooling High School Handbook! Great info and diploma requirement checklist. The state of Alabama DOES NOT have requirements for us, but this is a great outline to help you make your high school plans.

✨If you fall within certain income requirements you are eligible for a FREE ACT. You will need to take a copy of your most recent taxes to a local High School counselor so they can verify (they dont need to make a copy, just make sure you are telling the truth) and they will give you the code to put in.



✨FREE act prep! Start preparing for ACT by 9th grade if you are looking to early/dual enroll. The Alabama Public Library has a fantastic FREE resource for this. Learning Express: College Admissions Test Preparation
Prepare for important exams like the ACT®, SAT®, AP® Tests, and more. They have 4 complete, timed, tests to practice on that pop up a score at the end.
✨Scholarship Sites for after graduation
Many of these scholarships are ones you need to be working towards before your senior year. Counselors tip, look at the ones you want to try for and mark the deadlines on your calendar so you don’t forget. You will have a lot of things going on senior year and this will help you tremendously.


The following are not a full listing of all curriculums available to homeschoolers, but a list of some used by Alabama homeschool parents to he help if you are feeling overwhelmed with options. These curriculum’s run the gamut. They are religious, and secular, they are right leaning and left, they are common core aligned and NOT Common core aligned. The only thing they all have in common is that they were recommended by homeschool parents. You will need to refer to the “about” tabs to find out if they match your beliefs and educational styles!

Language Arts:

Allinonehighschool.com English and American Lit, Easy Grammar plus, Institute for Excellence in Writing, Rod & Staff Grammar, Essentials in Writing and Essentials in Literature, Grammar for the Well Trained Mind, Brave Writer – Help for High School and Boomerangs for writing & literature,  Oak Meadow – poetry, Vocabulary from Classical Roots, McDougal Littell for Literature, Khan for Grammar, Health Science.


Teaching Textbooks, Khan Academy, Saxon Math via Virtual Homeschool Group, Math-U-See,  VideoText Algebra, Jacob’a Geometry, Personal finance.


Notgrass History, Allinonehighschool World History, Zinn – American History, Glencoe World History, Holt McDougal – World Geography, Great Courses Plus lectures, Icivics dot org, Primary Sources or immediate, first-hand accounts of a topic, from people who had a direct connection with it.


Pandia Press science, Guess Hollow cooking Chemistry, Classical Astronomy, Friendly Chemistry,
Textbooks for Physical Science & Biology (ordered from Thriftbooks or Amazon.), Miller & Levine Biology. (Dragonfly), Glencoe Health, Khan for Grammar, Health Science, McDougal Littell for Earth Science, Holt – Physical Science.

Multi Subject Curriculum:

Some of these are complete box sets, some you can pull out just the one or two subjects that you want to use.

 CK12 & DiscoverK12 (public school curriculum without the public school strings), early enrollment at a local college, The Good and the Beautiful7 Sisters Homeschool,  Apologia, Guest Hollow,  Wilson Hill Academy,  Lifepac, ,  Tapestry of Grace, Outschool, Switched on Schoolhouse.


How to Assign High School Credit for Electives

 The following chart is helpful for you to gauge how much time during the day you should be spending doing school work. You should not be doing 6 – 8 hours of school at home. *The Illinois State Board of Education released “remote learning recommendations”