Homeschooling High School in North Carolina
More and more parents are realizing that home education is a great choice for their teens.
Allowing our kids to learn at home for high school enables them to have more time for creative and “real-life” activities and a focus on independent learning experiences gives them the opportunity to learn skills that will enable them to do well in college academic life!
I have included a number of resources on the website to help you with homeschooling for high school in NC including curriculum reviews, information on how to create transcripts, course descriptions, articles on planning, tips on grading, getting into and paying for college and more.
I hope you will explore the website and that you will find those articles helpful.
Part of the reason for this website is to make it clear that homeschooling offers great opportunities and that students don’t have to miss out on anything in order to homeschool through high school.
High School Home Education
If you take a look around the website it will soon become obvious that the socialization question doesn’t have to be an issue – students of all ages can participate in educational events, field trips, extracurricular activities, sports.
Home schooled high schoolers don’t have to miss out on any academics or on the social milestones of high school life including, band, sports, community service, homecoming dances and proms.
Homeschooled teens often have more time to interact and communicate with both their peers and the public than their public and private schooled counterparts. Certainly they don’t have a lack of opportunities in our state!
Here are some links that might interest you and your high school students…
Homeschooling High School Resources
These are links to resources that can be found online or in your area that will help you to homeschool for high school.
- All in One High School
- ANJ Consulting – Dr. Andrea N. Johnson-
College loans and debt advice - workshops and individual counseling available
- Annenberg Learner-
Video Learning and Interactive Website
- AP & Honors English, Science Courses Online-
Online Honors Classes in Science, Composition, Literature
- Bibliomania - Free Classic Literature to Read, Free Research Materials & Study Guides-
Bibliomania has thousands of e-books, poems, articles, short stories and plays all of which are absolutely free. You can read the world's greatest fiction by authors such as Dickens and Joyce, Sherlock Holmes mysteries, all Shakespeare's plays, or just dip into some short stories by writers such as Mark Twain, Anton Chekov and Edgar Allan Poe. Books are added every month along with new articles and interviews. Click "Discuss" at the bottom of the page on any book or author to join our messageboards where you can ask your fellow readers questions or just post your opinions. If you need literary questions answered, either post them to the messageboards, or for homework help email email@example.com
- Blue Tent Online-
Blue Tent classes are designed for advanced 8th-12th graders who love to learn, explore, share, and compare. Students are actively engaged with grade-level peers, and our instructors are excited to be teaching enthusiastic, multi-talented homeschoolers who impress and inspire us. Uses Moodle for online classes.
- Cabarrus - PSAT-
Register by September 1st - Homeschool students who wish to test can do so at CCS' PLC High School. Please contact Cheryl Brooks, counselor at PLC: Phone: 704-795-7074 or Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Find colleges and scholarships
- Career Assessment-
CLEP test, Career Assesments, Transcript & Diploma Services
- Career Assessment - Helpful Free-
The MAPP career assessment is perfect for students, graduates and working adults. You'll get a wealth of information to help find the right career that matches your unique assessment profile.
- Career Direct-
Personality, interests, skills, values—all of these factors affect the direction that a teen takes in his life. The Career Direct® Complete Guidance System analyzes these four areas and uses biblical principles to help teens and adults with career assessment and decision making.
- Career Guide - Book-
Homeschoolers and Jobs Careers - Your complete choice Career Guide
- Career One Stop --
Sponsored by the U.S. Department of Labor. A proud partner of the American Job Center network. Information on careers, education and links to resources to help you choose a career that is well suited to you.
- Catawba, Caldwell - Foothills Homeschool Teen Scene-
This group is a secular group open to our homeschool teens and families for posting events and meet ups- everyone is encouraged to create and post their own events. Social and networking opportunities for our teens in a friendly and non-judgmental environment.
- Charlotte Area - Special Needs Homeschool Teens-
This group is for Charlotte area homeschooling teens with invisible disorders such as Aspergers, ADHD, Tourettes etc. to get to know each other and get together.
- College Board - Career Info.
- College Math Placement Test Prep-
Helps you test out of college math - extensive information on placement tests for many colleges.
- College Planning Information-
FAFSA & Student Financial Aid Information from Andrea Johnson - ANJ Consulting Services
- College Rankings - Princeton Review-
College Counseling and Advice also available.
- Columbus - NC Science Museum, Whiteville-
Teen Science Cafe is at 415 South Madison Street, Whiteville, NC 28472, for more information about programs, call 910-914-4185 or EMAIL.
- Energy United $5K Scholarships for High School Seniors-
Energy United is giving back to the community. They will be offering two $5,000 scholarships to qualified students who are currently enrolled in their senior year of high school and who plan to attend a college, university or technical school upon graduation from high school.
- Students must reside in one of the 19 counties they serve throughout North Carolina (see website to confirm if you live in our service area)
- Students must complete an application (click here)
- Students must submit a resume along with application
- Students must submit two letters of recommendations from school staff (teacher, coach, principal, counselor or other staff member)
- Student must write & submit an Essay (see website to see what to write about)
- Forsyth - Scholarship-
The Winston-Salem Foundation - scholarship opportunities
- Forsyth - STEM Classes of the Triad-
STEM Classes Meeting Thursdays 9-2:30 at Friedland Moravian Church in Winston-Salem : Offers Classes on technology, science, & art for students K-12 including high school level math & science courses. Visit their website or EMAIL HERE if you have questions
- Free SAT Prep - CK-12-
Free SAT test preparation and online textbooks
- Funda Funda-
Online Classes for Middle School and High School - core classes and enrichment
- Gaston County Teen Home School Group-
Inclusive teen group for ages 13 and up. Open-minded group looking to meet weekly for social activities at local coffee shops, museums, movies, etc. Our vision for this group is that it will led by the teens and activities will be based on their interests.
- Guide for Online Colleges & Disabilities-
For high school students: this site educates students with disabilities on their right to reasonable accommodations and helps you find online colleges.
- HomeSchool Math Crusade-
Online Math programs - self paced programs include higher math and STEM math.
- Homeschool Tracker-
- Homeschooling Teen Magazine-
Free E-zine. Students contribute.
- Iredell, Mecklenberg - Njoy Science-
Creationist Science Classes for Elementary through High School - Charlotte Metro & surrounding areas Cabarrus, Stanly, Rowan, Catawba, Lincoln, Gaston counties and the Fort Mill/Rock Hill area of South Carolina.
- K-12 Resources from the Bureau of Labor Statistics-
Career exploration - learn about what jobs you may be interested entail: what work you would do, what education you need etc. Great for helping highschoolers plan what they want to do for the four years of high school and beyond!
- Kahn Academy-
Online free learning in all subject areas.
- Liberty Online Academy - High School Classes & Dual Enrollment-
Liberty Online Academy Benefits include Dual Enrollment for college-bound high school students — High school juniors and seniors can get a head start on college by enrolling in courses through Liberty University's online program. Students have the option to enroll in a full-time, year-round program that will earn them an Associate of Arts Degree from Liberty University while still earning their high school diploma from LUOA. Pomp and Circumstance — Upon completing high school coursework, your student can participate in the Liberty University Commencement ceremony held on campus each May in Liberty's Williams Stadium.
- Living the Answer-
Core classes, study skills, apologetics, college application skills and other online classes for high school. Christian program with David Vogel.
- Magoosh Test Prep-
Web & Mobile Test Prep for High School Level testing: SAT, GRE, GMAT, ACT, MCAT, PRAXIS, LSAT, IELTS - video lessons, practice exams.
- Mecklenburg - Ahead Learning Language Center - Academic Tutoring PreK-12-
Ahead Learning Language Center: Spanish classes, teen test prep, tutoring Pre-K thru High School PLUS Homeschool support. Located at 3210-203 Prosperity Church Rd. Charlotte, NC 28269 - Phone: (704)352-0112 or EMAIL HERE.
- Mecklenburg - Homeschool Teen Adventure Group-
Secular Homeschool group for teens - events and activities group.
- Mecklenburg - REACH: Resources and Extracurriculars for Achieving Charlotte Homeschoolers-
academic, service, and leadership opportunities, as well as college guidance, to middle and high school homeschoolers in the Charlotte area. We hold regular meetings at Ballantyne Presbyterian Church, featuring student-led clubs. This website offers links to volunteer opportunities, extracurriculars, and college resources (transcript templates, contact info for counselors, and test prep) for homeschoolers. Contact Drew Dansby at email@example.com or call 980-248-7292
- NC Homeschooling for College Credit-
High School planning group with online state specific support for discussion of student getting college credits while in high school.
- NC Opportunities Through Ed-
Programs to recruit and assist minority students interstsed in STEM programs and higher education.
- NC Public School Grad. Requirements-
These are the NC Public School Standards for which credits students need to have to qualify for graduation from the NC Public School System. It includes requirements that PS students need to enter the NC University System as well which may be helpful if your student in interested in attending a state college.
Homeschools, like other private school programs in NC, are able to determine their own course requirements, but this may be helpful to use as a guide, especially if your student plans on continuing their education.
- Online Animation Course-
Digital animation and drawing courses online.
- Pearson Learning Services - High School-
Honors & AP, Career Readiness, Core Subjects, Textbook approach & online courses.
- Personality Test-
This free personality test is based on Carl Jung’s and Isabel Briggs Myers’ personality type theory.
- SAT Practice-
Free SAT study
- Scholarship Search Platform Reviews - The "All Reviews" Website Gives You Info. About 17 Scholarship Search Tools-
Scholarships are one of the best ways to reduce these growing costs and scholarship search platforms exist to help students find the most relevant ones. These platforms compile large databases of available scholarships and provide filters to allow students to maximize their searches. This is a guide to review the best scholarship search platforms and instruct students on how to use them effectively to find as many opportunities as possible.
- Scholarships for Differently-Abled Students-
Award for college seniors and graduate students who are blind or visually impaired: Mary P. Oenslager Scholastic Achievement Awards (SAA) and award for high school seniors who are learning disabled: Marion Huber Learning Through Listening (LTL) Awards
- Science & Language Arts Online Classes-
Anatomy, Biology, Literature & Writing ~ Online Classes for Homeschoolers - excellent AP & Honors courses too.
- Secular High School Curriculum-
Buy, sell and ask about secular high school curricula.
- Silicon Valley High School-
Lots of innovative courses - great pricing: $10 per credit; a 10 credit course is $100 and a 5 credit course is $50 - homeschoolers welcomed!
- Statewide - College Application Help-
Great consultant gives workshops on college scholarships, preparation for the college application process and personal interview preparation.
- Statewide - Joy's Homeschool Books-
Located in NC but sells online. Secular homeschool curriculum for sale, in all grades and subjects.
- Teen Leadership Conference - Southeast Homeschool Expo-
At the Teen Leadership Conference, your child will be challenged to think hard about their faith and how it applies to the modern predicament. Students ages 13 and above are treated like real people who wrestle with real issues — and who need answers that match the real world. Students will learn about modern day issues including politics, science, and worldviews! Also, students learn about economic issues and entrepreneurship. Parents are always welcome to attend, too. The Teen Leadership Conference is unlike any other!
- The LitCharts Library-
An invaluable library of hundreds of literature guides. Also search for literary devices and terms, and "Shakescleare" translations of every Shakespeare play. Monthly or Yearly Subscriptions.
- The Lukeion Project-
Online Classical Education
High School Level online and interactive courses.
- Triad College By Exam-
Online Christian group for families whose students are seeking college credits via CLEP, DSST and other non-traditional means of furthering their education.
- Triad College By Exam- Yahoo Group-
Support Group for High Schoolers and their families. Students studying for college credit via CLEP, DSST, and other forms of non-traditional higher education can share information and support.
- Typical Course of Study - World Book-
FREE: K-12 typical course of study information. Great resource for homeschoolers.
- Union - Shanan Classical - Co-op for PreK to 8th & High School Tutorials-
Academic Co-op, from a Biblical Perspective. Topic Related Field Trips with Public speaking and leadership skills emphasized. Home Schooling support and encouragement, drama & a science fair.Pre-college Level Courses for high school. Rigorous Courses with parent & student seminars and in-services. Social activities including community service, game nights, yearbook, and Prom.
- Unschool Adventures-
Teen Trips and Programs
- Wake Forest Christian Honor Society - Psi Omicron Chapter-
Psi Omicron Chapter of the National Home School Honor Society. Fees for Membership & sibling discount.
- Watauga County - Tapestry of Grace Co-op-
Preschool through High School Co-op - If you are interested in joining please contact Tina Jobe firstname.lastname@example.org or Rebecca Riddle email@example.com.
- Watauga, Ashe & Avery - Classical Conversations-
Foundations, Essentials, and Challenge programs in the High Country: Boone, Lenoir, Wilksboro and Elkin. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org or visit Classicalconverations.com for more information.
- Well Trained Mind Academy-
Test Prep and online Classical Education
- What Should I Major In? --
After completing a short assessment, you will be presented with recommended majors that appear to fit you best.
- Work Ethic Scholarship Program-
Scholarship opportunity for students interested in attending trade school.
- Young Explorers Online-
Online: Statewide: Union County: Online live classes- core subjects as well as enrichment.
Homeschool Honor Society
- Eta Zeta Chapter - Homeschool Honor Society-
The Eta Zeta chapter serves Alamance, Guilford, Rockingham, and surrounding counties. Meetings are currently held in the Alamance County-Burlington Area, but students from Greensboro, High Point, and the rest of the Piedmont-Triad are welcomed!
- Wake Forest Christian Honor Society - Psi Omicron Chapter-
Psi Omicron Chapter of the National Home School Honor Society. Fees for Membership & sibling discount.
- Xi Zeta Chapter - Eta Sigma Alpha National Home School Honor Society-
Northern Wake National Home School Honor Society, the Xi Zeta Chapter of the Eta Sigma Alpha National Home School Honor Society. Located in northern Wake County and established as one of the first home school honor societies in the Raleigh area, our mission is to encourage the development of an intellectual climate that will stimulate the exchange of ideas and ideals, foster scholarship, and promote academic excellence. We are also a Certifying Organization for the President’s Volunteer Service Award.
- Zeta Epsilon-
Charlotte area homeschool honor society - Zeta Epsilon Chapter of the Eta Sigma Alpha National Homeschool Honor Society. A group that meets for service and learning together. Follow the link for details about qualifying for membership, or contact Sheila South.
Proms and Dances