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Episodes 2 – 6: FIVE Things You Should Know about Homeschooling High School

I start the new podcast off with a series! I want everyone to know this vital information about homeschooling high school right away.

Knowing these five things will help ease fears, boost confidence, and reduce stress as you homeschool your teen!

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Part 1 (Episode 2):

In this episode, I discuss the very most important thing everyone needs to know about homeschooling high school. This is the only one that is non-negotiable; this is a MUST DO. Be sure you know what it is! And listen to the end to get all the details.

Mentioned in this episode:

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


Part 2 (Episode 3):

This episode focuses on a piece of information that will greatly relieve your outlook—and also possibly your finances! It is a common misunderstanding which many who are starting out with homeschooling high school feel they must do, when in fact it is not necessary. But you “should” know this, so you don’t spend more money than you want to, and so you can gain confidence in your own choices!

Related Resources: 

 Ann’s Fill-in Transcript form

How to Get a High School Diploma—for homeschoolers

What You Need to Know about Homeschool Graduation Requirements


Part 3 (Episode 4):

Are you feeling overwhelmed? There is a quick fix for that, if it’s because of what I think it might be. (That’s a crazy sentence, but hopefully it makes sense!) Listen to this episode to discover what you can safely NOT do as you homeschool high school. Unless you WANT to, that is! Freedom of choice is an amazing thing! 🙂

Related Resources:

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

The Truth about How to Look Good on College Applications 

Opportunities My Teens Are Missing Because We Homeschool High School


Part 4 (Episode 5):

Yes, all this freedom is all very well and good, but what about preparing my teen for what comes next? If you have that question, then this episode is the one for you. In it I speak about one practical strategy that will create confidence that you are not missing anything important that your teen needs to meet their goals (or your goals for them, LOL). In less than 15 minutes (the time it takes to listen), you can discover the key that will empower you for the rest of your homeschooling career!

Related Resources: 

How to KNOW What Your Teen Needs to Get into College

How to Create a High School Homeschool Curriculum Plan – in four simple steps!

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


Part 5 (Episode 6):

Today I talk about one of the things that often gets overlooked but is SO VITAL to running a successful high school homeschool. Without it you have no way of consistently making beneficial decisions, or determining whether or not you are successful. And you might feel lost and without direction and overwhelmed and frustrated. Just sayin’! So listen and then implement this crucial strategy!

Related Resources:

Why Should You Homeschool High School?

Save Your Sanity While Homeschooling High School: Practical Principles for a Firm Foundation—there is an entire chapter in there about this topic



About the author

Ann Karako

Ann has been homeschooling for 20+ years and has graduated four children (one more to go). She believes that EVERY mom can CONFIDENTLY, COMPETENTLY -- and even CONTENTEDLY -- provide the COMPLETE high school education that her teen needs. Ann's website, AnnieandEverything.com, offers information, resources, and virtual hugs to help homeschool moms do just that. 

Ann has written Cure the Fear of Homeschooling High School: A Step-by-Step Manual for Research & Planning and Save Your Sanity While Homeschooling High School: Practical Principles for a Firm Foundation. She also founded the popular Facebook group called It's Not that Hard to Homeschool High School, which now has over 27K members; and recently she started the It's Not That Hard to Homeschool High School Podcast.

She and her family, including two dogs and three cats, live in rural Missouri.


  • I’m really enjoying the podcast. I am just getting started planning for high school, so this is just what I need to hear. I think you are doing a really good job!

    • Thanks SO MUCH, Bethany! Your words are music to my ears, and the positive feedback when I am just starting out is SO encouraging! I REALLY appreciate your taking the time to comment! Lotsa HUGS! 🙂

  • Ann, I’m so looking forward to hearing more. You have a way of delivering important information that puts my mind at ease over the decision to keep homeschooling through graduation when many families we know have opted to phase their kids back into school. That isn’t for us, and you have a unique combination in your podcast of:
    1. Valuable information
    2. Lighthearted delivery with trustworthy thought and experience behind it
    3. Encouragement and community

    So thankful for your expertise as an experienced mom of several graduates on our journey. You’re a joy to listen to! Thank you!

    • Oh, Jennifer, thank you so much for taking the time to write this! I am so encouraged by your words! I confess I’m having tons of fun with this podcast, LOL. And you just listed everything I am trying to accomplish with it, which makes me super happy to know that you are perceiving it that way. I’m SO GLAD that you enjoy it and are finding help! Thanks again! HUGS!

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