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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! And I'll provide information, resources, and virtual hugs to help you all the way through!

As seen on PamBarnhill.com:

"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."

Ann will be a Featured Speaker at all seven
Great Homeschool Conventions in 2021!

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.

Finishing the Course

Ann's homeschool transcript template makes creating a transcript for your teen SO EASY. Just download, make a copy, and start typing!

Make an Impressive Homeschool Transcript with Ann's Fillable PDF Template

Just download, make a copy, and start typing -- on any device! No crazy computer skills needed.

Recently Published:

Episode 51: How to Make Writing More Fun for Your Homeschooled Teen

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March 1-31: Enter the WriteShop Giveaways!

This month we have TWO giveaways from WriteShop, who provides quality writing curriculum for ALL levels. WriteShop is known for solid, inventive writing instruction that not only motivates kids with

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February 16-28, 2021: Enter the 7Sisters Giveaway!

We’ve got a GREAT GIVEAWAY from 7Sisters Homeschool! Enter to win a $100 gift certificate to use on any purchase in the 7Sisters Homeschool store! One of the best things

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