High School Homeschool Curriculum

What Should You Study In High School?

High school course requirements vary by state. However, putting together a solid curriculum that supports your student’s future goals along with your state’s graduation requirements (if you have them) is a vital aspect of homeschool high school. Take time to find out what your state requirements for high school graduation are. Many states have no requirements, so it’s important to determine where your teen is headed, what is required to help them get there, and then work backward from those dreams to make a four-year high school plan! 

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High School Curriculum Options

Today’s world is full of outstanding high school curriculum options. Choosing the right curriculum option for your homeschooler depends on their learning needs. The key to motivating your teen learner is found by implementing a course of study that aligns with their passions, interests, and style of learning. Take this free learning styles quiz online to help you get started! 

The highlight of homeschooling is, of course, the freedom to tailor your student’s education to their specific needs.

Homeschooling High School For Free

On a tight budget? High school homeschooling doesn’t have to cost a lot to be great! These articles are a first step to planning a high school curriculum without costing a fortune.


High school curriculum guides have been provided by Let’sHomeschoolHighSchool.com and are a great way to create a high school four-year plan with your teen’s future in mind.

There are so many wonderful options for homeschooling your high school student with planning and record-keeping at the heart of a great experience. Consider your teen’s dreams, determine what it will take to get there, and make your plan!

If you’re still unsure if you can homeschool high school, you’ll want to download our free Guide Book on How to Homeschool High School.

Finding what you need to homeschool high school just got a whole lot easier. Homeschool.com has a great high school curriculum resource guide that will help you find the curriculum that you need to homeschool your teens throughout high school.

If your teen is still unsure of their future, you can help them work through that discovery by downloading a free 4-week e-course on Choosing a Career Path.

Career Explorations Course for Homeschool Teens


What To Expect When Choosing High School Curriculum

When choosing high school curriculum for your students, it’s good to know you have options. If cost is a factor (which is the case for most families), it helps to have a breakdown of the options you have and how much you can expect each to cost.

Breakdown of the Different High School Curriculum Options

  • Textbooks: This is probably the most familiar option to new homeschoolers, but plenty of veteran homeschoolers prefer textbooks as well. You’ll need student editions and teacher’s editions for each student edition you purchase. Some companies make a student version, an answer key version (just like the student’s except it has the answers), and a teacher’s edition with lesson plans. Oh, and then there are the quiz and test booklets and accompanying quiz and test answer key booklets. Phew! You can fully expect to spend several hundred dollars on this option, somewhere in the ballpark of $500-$700, depending on the publisher. In addition, you can buy used books and textbooks on Ebay or other book websites. Consider also the library as the core of your student’s education and you can teach your high schooler with little or no cost.
  • Virtual School: If your state offers a virtual school option, you might want to take advantage of it because the courses are usually free of charge. You won’t have control over the curriculum, but you also won’t have to deal with lesson plans, checking work, keeping track of grades, and more. In most virtual school situations, each course has an assigned certified teacher. This teacher is your student’s “go-to” person for any questions or situations that arise.
  • Online: Depending on the program you’re looking into, the price for this option can be very affordable like the program that Time4Learning.com offers or very expensive. Online schools are becoming quite popular, and these days your students can do just a single subject online or all courses. Online settings vary – some offer the assistance of a certified teacher and others do not. Some provide support through the company while others do not. It truly just depends. We’ve seen online courses available for as little as $250 (for a single course) and as much as $1,000 (for a full load of courses).
  • Homeschool Academy: In a homeschool academy, your student’s grades, report cards, and transcripts are tracked through the academy instead of through you. In many cases, the academy also issues your student a high school diploma. Most academies also offer direct support. Some provide the option for your student to take video lessons through the computer or DVDs while others have your student work independently in textbooks. The cost for homeschool academies depends on what the academy offers and which of these options you choose to use. However, you can expect to spend anywhere around $400 to $1,500 per student, depending on the program.


Click below to find your best-fit high school curriculum with our easy to use curriculum finder!

Selecting a homeschool curriculum can be a stressful task. Add on the stress of the high school grades with concerns over college preparation, accreditation, lab sciences, transcript preparation, and more, and the process can become overwhelming. As experienced homeschooling parents of high schoolers, we understand the struggle. That’s why we have created this curriculum finder tool to narrow down the ideal match for your high school via filters and preferences. Homeschooling high school just got a little bit easier!