Homeschooling for College
by Design

Your guide to preparing and packaging your Out-of-the-Box, creative teens’s personalized high school for a winning college admission

Does any of this sound familiar?

It’s time to start thinking about college and you’re in a panic.
How do I create a transcript from all the unusual things my teen has done in high school?

I don’t even know where to start.
What does the transcript even look like?
And will any college take my teen seriously?

You have doubts about your ability to turn your teen’s high school into a college admission- especially with your teen whose approach to school is so different.

So many people I talk to want to take the leap from the more rigid forms of what they think high school should like to the creative, exploratory, problem solving approach for their Out-of-the-Box Teens.

But, they worry about college.

“We did some amazing things in high school, but how do I turn it all into something colleges will accept?”

“My teen followed their interest, now what?”

“I don’t know how to help my Out-of-Box Teen to be successful in school let alone get into college.”

“Will colleges even understand our homeschool if I don’t do the transcript well?”

“How do I fit my out of the box teen into all the boxes on a college application?”

“And what if my teen wants to apply to an elite school?”

I need help!


What Now?

Learn about college testing, dual enrollment, college essays, The Common App, and applying to college.


How Can I?

Create a transcript from all the unusual classes my teen has taken in high school.


Can It Be Done?

You don’t know how to make sure you are doing all the right things at the right time to help your teen put together a strong college admission package.

What if you could…

Homeschool high school without worry and transform your teen’s out of the box high school experiences into a winning college admission.

You Don’t Have to Sacrifice Creativity & Freedom in Order to Have a Successful Homeschool High School Experience and it’s easier than you think to present a customized high school on a college application.

Let go of the anxiety you feel surrounding your teen’s application to college and learn how to speak to college admission’s officers in a language they understand.

Homeschooling with a focus on critical thinking, communication, collaboration, and creativity prepares our out-of-the-box, differently wired, and gifted teens well for their future and your teen can still compete for college admission.

In fact, colleges don’t want to hear that your teens tried to be valedictorian for four years.

They want to know what your teen did with the opportunities that were given to them.

They want to see something extraordinary.

All you have to do is show them.


Homeschooling for College by Design

Take your high schooler’s customized, interest led, and project based high school experience and prepare them and their experiences for a successful college admission.

Create a plan for dual enrollment – if you and your teen choose to add a different element to their transcript and gain valuable academic experience at the same time.

Learn about alternative ways to earn college credit and open up ways for your teen to get ahead and save money on college tuition.

Know what to do when things don’t go according to the plans you and your teen have laid out in the process, so that you can get back on track.

Prepare student for college entrance exams so that that they show up ready for success on test day.

Learn the art of the college essay and encourage your teen so that they can write a compelling essay they are proud of and admission’s officers will remember.

Build a customized, professional transcript based on your high schooler’s authentic, experience based courses and activities.

Discover the requirements of homeschooling moms on the Common Application and how to complete them well so that you can be a confident guidance counselor for your teen.

Explore ways to help your teens prepare for competitive admissions, so you can feel confident you are doing your best for your goal driven, out of the box teens.

Help your high schooler, as a mentor, to be successful through the teen years and share that experience on college applications and resumes.

Imagine having a trusted source to refer to while you are working on preparing your out-of-the-box teen for college admission.

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Here’s What You Get with the Course:

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Fourteen lesson modules– that begin with introducing you to the second half of the high schoolers years along with the role of dual enrollment for your high schooler, earning credit with testing, preparing for and taking college entrance exams, practicing the art of the college essay, creating the official transcript, navigating college selection, using The Common Application as a homeschooler, applying to college, and there are lessons on applying to special schools and programs like Ivy League colleges, Service Academies, and Art & Design schools.
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Official Transcript Builder– your course comes with a program that allows you to customize your teen’s transcript for college admission. The Transcript Builder calculates annual and cumulative GPA and gives you places to add notes about your teen’s high school.
Printable planning forms– there is a planning form for you to keep track of what you’re learning in lessons requiring homework to guide you through the process and help you to complete the task of checking off the requirements gearing up to application time .
Actionable homework items– this is not a passive experience like reading a book. If you follow the teaching in the lessons and work with the planning forms, when you are finished, you’ll have a complete understanding of how to package your out of the box teen’s unique high school for college admission and you’ll have a plan in place with your teen on how to get it all done.
Private online community– on Facebook to encourage each other and to be challenged as you complete your homework and work on your college admission plans with your teens.
Instant, unlimited access– to the self paced course delivered through a learning management system right here on my blog. You’ll be able to see your progress in the course and revisit any lesson any time you want.

Just a Few Course Highlights!

Download printable planners to guide you through the teaching material, so you can build prepare your teen’s personalized homeschool high school for college admission. When you’ve finished the course, you’ll be ready to high five a completed college appliation!

Prepare an Out of the Box Teen for College Admissions

Learn how to prepare for college entrance exams, dual enrollment, and the art of the college essay and how to navigate college selection with your homeschooled high schooler.

Professional Transcript Builder

The course comes with a custom transcript builder that makes a professional transcript file. Simply enter your teen’s courses and grades and the transcript builder will calculate annual and cumulative GPAs.
Plus, there’s a spot for other designations and test scores!

A Guide to Using the Common App with an Uncommon High Schooler

Learn how to use the Common App as a homeschooling parent and how to present a customized high school experience in the Common Application.

This course is for you if:

You have a teen who has an out-of-the-box approach to high school.
You want an engaging self-paced course to walk you through how to package a different approach to high school for college admission.
You’re ready to dig in and figure out how to take your teen’s customized high school and prepare for using the Common Application for college admission.

This course is NOT for you if:

Working with self-paced online courses is not your thing and you’d rather read a book.
You know all there is to know about homeschooling creative, out of the box teens, and how to help present their unique high school experiences to competitive colleges.
Your internet connection is iffy and you don’t have a few hours a month to plan high school courses with your teen.

Take the Self-Paced Course

Here’s what you get:
– Instant Access
– 14 Lesson Modules
– Printable Guide Forms
– Actionable Homework Items
– Self-paced online lesson modules
– Closed Facebook Group Community
– Unlimited Access Forever

What Happy Moms Are Saying

Hear from homeschooling moms like you!

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Who knew homeschooling high school would be so much fun? I love Heather’s approach to planning an academically sound and inspiring high school education for my teens.​

If you’re hoping to streamline and simplify the college application process, I can’t think of a better way to do it than through Homeschooling for College by Design. The Transcript Builder alone is worth the cost of the course. It’s magic!

Sarah Mackenzie, Read Aloud Revival

Homeschooling for College by Design not only gives you the information you need to homeschool high school well, it also provides you with the confidence you need to make it happen. I can get organized, but Heather does a great job putting my fears at ease.

Pam Barnhill, Your Morning Basket

Heather Woodie provides homeschooling parents a rare gift – not telling you what to do, while simultaneously convincing you that you don’t have to do everything. Break free from thinking you must jump on the AP bandwagon! Release yourself from the idea that you have to test, test, and test again! Enroll in dual credit classes or don’t! 

You and your student can craft a college preparation program that suits you (isn’t that why you started homeschooling in the first place?), navigate the often-complex application process, and achieve the results you want.

She wisely reminds participants to include their student in every step of the process – “This is your student’s job..” she says of creating a Common Application account. This is music to every college academic dean’s ears, as too many students enter our halls having had a parent take all the important steps, make all the significant decisions, and not, in Heather’s words, given them “tools for the next phase.”  

A well-prepared college student is one who can not only read, write, and do ‘rithmetic, but who can also evaluate choices, advocate for themselves, and take initiative. The proof, as they say, is in the pudding, and Heather’s pudding is two college students enjoying their academic experience in not only two top tier colleges, but more importantly, the colleges of their dreams.

Amy O’Dowd, Former Homeschooling Parent & Assistant Dean of Student Services, Ithaca College

I just wanted to send you a quick and big thank you for your help with the transcript and Common App! My daughter was accepted at her dream school and has been awarded 3 scholarships!

Your course gave me confidence to forge ahead. It was my daughter’s first and only choice for college making it a stressful situation for me!

– Jennifer W, Homeschooling Mom

Heather Woodie at Blog, She Wrote

Meet Heather

I’m on a mission to help families with Out-of-the-Box Teens homeschool high school with peace and confidence.

​Homeschooling four of our own Out-of-the-Box Teens, two of whom graduated and are thriving at their dream ​schools with large scholarships and an Ivy League admission, I want to mentor other families to homeschool differently with purpose and peace.

I went from a public school science educator with a Masters Degree in Curriculum and Instruction, Secondary Education, to homeschooling four kids in a project based, relaxed environment.

​If I can leave behind convention and homeschool Out-of-the-Box Teens, meeting them where they are, so can you!

Take the Class

Here’s what you get:
– Instant Access
– 14 Lesson Modules
– Printable Guide Forms
– Actionable Homework Items
– Self-paced online lesson modules
– Closed Facebook Group Community
– Unlimited Access Forever

Meet Our Out-of-the-Box Teens!

Our oldest is a junior Purdue University with the highest merit scholarship and honors school designation.

He was admitted to the School of Liberal Arts for a degree in Professional Writing and he’s thriving with a minor in Anthropology. He dreams of being a technical writer post college.

He also has a chronic illness which provided a plot twist to his story and continues to give us a lot of experience tapping established protocols for unique students.

Our second oldest, was accepted early admission to Cornell University and she is in her third year working toward a Bachelor of Science in Fiber Science and Apparel Design.

She’s now an honors student doing undergraduate research with a minor in art.

From many years of a project based course of study to an Ivy League design program, her story is an exciting one.

Homeschooling for College by Design FAQs

Click on the question to find out the answer to some of the things students ask the most!

How to I access my course?

Once you’ve purchased the course, simply log in through the menu on my site and look for your course under the picture on the page.

How is the course delivered?

The course is hosted here on my blog and is delivered through an online learning management system. You’ll be able to click in to each lesson, view the downloads, watch the videos, read the lessons, and visit the links all from my blog and you can keep track of progress through the course.

How long do I have to complete the course?

Once you enroll in the course, it’s yours forever without a time limit. Revisit lessons, download more planning forms, and watch the videos again any time.

Do you talk about transcripts in this course?

We talk about the building blocks and the precursor to the final transcript in this course. Official transcripts and a builder to create one are in the next course, called Homeschooling for College by Design.

How much does Homeschooling for College by Design cost?

The course fee is a one time purchase of $97.

Do I need to be on Facebook to take this course?

Participating in the private Facebook group is your choice. You’ll have the option to join in the first few lessons of the course. If online communities aren’t your thing, you’ll have a complete program in the self-paced lessons by themselves.

Still Not Sure If this Course is for You?

Let tell you my daughter Rebecca’s story.

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Rebecca started sewing when she was 8.

It’s the only activity she ever wanted to do more than once.

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Rebecca’s first time at a sewing machine at age 8!

We found ways to explore sewing with her, always pressing into new skills.

As her skills grew, we provided opportunities for her through low and no cost community efforts, websites, and books.

At 10 she began drafting. At 13 she was entering design contests and she started her sewing school.

Her design was featured in a curated collection with known adult designers and design students.

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She taught 10 students in 4 sewing classes from age 13-18. The income from her sewing school allowed her to buy new equipment like a serger.

Throughout high school, she took a course we created called Sewing & Design. She had five credits of this course on her transcript when she applied to design school.

She took on the portfolio with research and designs to help children with sensory disorders.

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Rebecca’s experiences and accomplishments were rewarded with one of roughly 25 slots in the Fiber Science & Apparel Design at Cornell University.

In design school, she’s thriving! Rebecca has won art contests, made the dean’s list, designed a head turner for the annual runway show, and secured a research assistant job in the world renowned costume collection.

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Here’s the thing friends, we can homeschool Out-of-the-Box Teens with peace & confidence.

And I want to show you how and to cheer you on along the way!

Enroll Today

And be on your way to packaging your teen’s personalizing high school experience for college admission!

Here’s what you get:
– Instant Access
– 14 Lesson Modules
– Printable Planning Forms
– Actionable Homework Items
– Self-paced online lesson modules
– Closed Facebook Group Community
– Unlimited Access Forever

Homeschool the High School Years with Peace & Confidence

You can have both a customized homeschool high school with project based courses


an admission to a competitive university

or any college.

It’s time to homeschool high school with peace & confidence!

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