Give your teen the high school education you want for them -- while maintaining your own sanity in the process!

Hi, I'm Ann, and I've been homeschooling for 20+ years, including graduating four children (one more to go!).

I believe EVERY mom can confidently, competently -- and even contentedly! -- provide the complete high school education her teen needs. Whatever your concerns about homeschooling high school, you can overcome them and have the BEST years ever!

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"Ann Karako is a wealth of common-sense knowledge when it comes to homeschooling high school. As a mom who has graduated four kids, Ann knows the ins and outs of creating transcripts, preparing kids to launch, and most importantly -- not freaking out. Lucky for us, she is willing to share that superpower with us."

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It's not always easy, but it doesn't have to be that hard. 

Here you'll find resources to help you every step of the way.

Getting Started

Cure the Fear of Homeschooling High School: A Step-by-Step Handbook for Research & Planning

Everything you want to know to be sure you're not missing anything. Gain the tools to make the decisions that are best for YOUR family!

Pressing Through

Save Your Sanity While Homeschooling High School: Practical Principles for a Firm Foundation

Get the nitty-gritty details about some of the aspects of this endeavor that can get challenging. Ease your mind and get practical advice you can actually implement.

Finding Community

HUGS for Homeschooling High School: An Online Membership Community for Christian Homeschool Moms of Teens

It's the place you've been looking for, where you can be yourself and talk about what matters most without being ridiculed or argued with. It's private, and personal, and peaceful. Come be a part of a growing group of homeschool high school moms who want to build one another up as we walk this journey!

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Overview: Finding a homeschool high school English curriculum is not as hard as it sounds. Pick what you want your teen to focus on, and do the rest another time.

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