Five Reasons to Homeschool High School

Homeschooling in high school can be intimidating.  There are many details about high school that are important for getting into a good college and eventually getting a good job.  The task can seem daunting.  But YES, you can homeschool in high school, and here are five reasons to do so!

Flexibility.  Keeping a flexible schedule can be harder than ever in high school, but it is also important in high school.  Teens can have a hard time adjusting to the responsibilities of getting older, keeping up good grades, dealing with friendship dramas, and being a good family member.  Keeping the schedule flexible can help your teen flourish and enjoy school more than if they were running from classroom to classroom.

Nobody knows your teens like you do.  You’ve lived with them all their lives.  You know what they love, what makes them tick, what their passions are, and how they learn best.  Even in high school with all its intimidating demands, you, the parent, can teach your teens to amply prepare them for adult life.

No peer pressure or bullying.  This one is big.  How are your teens supposed to retain the information they are learning and concentrate on getting good grades for college when they feel inadequate or like a misfit?

Customized education.  Just because your teens are in high school doesn’t mean you can’t still customize their education somewhat.  Would they rather take Algebra 2 or Geometry course this year?  Chemistry or Anatomy?  On their own or in a co-op?  By textbook or online?  As a college class?  There are many options to customize your homeschool, even in high school.

Travel.  Nothing can teach history like visiting the locations significant events took place or absorbing that information in museums.  Homeschool allows you to take educational road trips mid-year when others are in school—and count it as part of their curriculum!  With homeschooling, students can learn anywhere and everywhere.  Why limit it to the house when you can experience it yourself?


Tialla Rising is a homeschool graduate and a published author. She lives in the mountains of Arizona with her amazing husband, where she enjoys reading, Netflix, writing, and more! Visit her website at

July 31, 2015


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