Homeschooling High School by Design for Teens with a Chronic Illness

Homeschooling High School by Design Chronic Illness Membership

Your guide for planning high school, preparing for next steps, & applying to college for teens suffering with chronic illness.

Does any of this sound familiar?

It’s time to begin homeschooling high school and you aren’t sure where to begin. High School has arrived in your homeschool, but you aren’t sure what’s too much or too little for your teen. No matter how much you try to be traditional, it’s just not working.

They feel badly enough that they cannot do much school work. Your days are spent helping them to manage symptoms and pain.
Normal high school seems a distant hope. Your reality is different.
And, you feel alone. It’s difficult for your friends and homeschooling peers to understand. Especially if your teen has a hidden illness. Certainly you just need to change your parenting or motivate your teen.
Then your teen’s friends start preparing for graduation and your teen gets left behind.
Figuring out transcripts, essays, dual enrollment, college entrances exams, and college applications makes you anxious, especially when your teen is sick.
Is it possible to pull it all together?
What happens if we can’t?



You need to be creative and out of the box when it comes to teaching high school, but you don’t know how to turn those things into high school credit. Or how your sick teen will earn enough credits.



You want to make sure the courses you design are going to prepare your teen for graduation and the next thing even though they have a chronic illness.



How can we stay on track when we struggle to complete the basics. Is there a way we can complete high school and prepare for college? And will my teen be able to get help in college because of her illness?

What if you could…

Homeschool high school without worry and create the high school experience you want for your unique teen with extraordinary experiences that work around their illness and therapies?

You Don’t Have to Sacrifice Creativity & Freedom in Order to Have a Successful Homeschool High School Experience

Let go of the baggage that makes up your educational past and do something extraordinary with homeschooling high school.

Homeschooling with a focus on critical thinking, communication, collaboration, and creativity prepares our Out-of-the-Box Teens well for their future whether or not your teen is college bound.

In fact, 93% of employers say these skills are more important than your college major. *

And the GOOD NEWS is you CAN do this with your chronically ill teen AND be a part of a community of people who are teaching teens just like yours.


Homeschooling High School by Design Chronic Illness Membership

The ongoing membership that connects you with a mentor who’s been there along with other families struggling to teach sick teens at home , so you can plan your customized high school, learn how to get ready for college, and work with a teen who needs more time.

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Here’s What You Get with Membership:

Homeschooling High School by Design– the course all about planning a unique high school program customized for your teen.
Homeschooling for College by Design– the course all about the second half of high school where you’ll learn about dual enrollment, college essays, college testing, and navigating college selection and application. This course includes a customizable transcript builder for you to use any time you need an official transcript for your teen.
Monthly live video calls– you’ll have the option to join regular membership calls focused on aspects of the courses and one to two calls only for families with chronically ill teens. We talk about our wins and our struggles and learn strategies for working with our teens who are out of synch.
Private online community– on Facebook to encourage each other and to be challenged as you complete your homework and put your plan together. It’s also a place to ask questions and say, “Hey! I’m stuck. Can you help me?” I’ll be glad to help!

Hundreds in bonuses!

Get an extra goal setting course, a professional transcript builder, and bonus course content offered only to members! Plus, I’ll show you how to modify your teen’s transcript to show off their unique path in high school.

Goal Setting Course

Learn how to mentor your sick teens through exploring and setting goals. This course will teach you how to help your students to start small and go big or simply to start where they are ready.
I’ll guide you through the process as well and we’ll talk about what to do when your student isn’t ready and how to get them to the point of setting and accomplishing their own goals!

Professional Transcript Builder

Membership 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!

Bonus Course Material

Members get access to a bonus course made just for students who take the membership option.
You’ll find lessons on grading and grading policies, book lists for high schoolers, benchmarking high school assignments and work, and other topics students asked for!

This membership is for you if:

You want a guide to walk with you through the high school planning process when it comes to figuring out how to work with your teen who has a long lasting illness affecting their ability to work. Or simply a teen who is wired differently and needs many accommodations.
You have a teen who needs an out-of-the-box approach to high school because of their chronic illness.
You want a by your side guide for making a customized transcript and figuring out how to convey your teen’s unique program on college applications.

This membership is NOT for you if:

Working with a trusted mentor is not your thing
You know all there is to know about homeschooling sick, out of the box teens, and how to help them thrive in a unique homeschool high school environment.
Your internet connection is iffy and you don’t have 4 hours a month to get small group help for your homeschool high school.

Sign up for Membership!

If you are ready to sign on for monthly group support while working with your chronically ill teen. We’ll have live calls with a Q&A time, so you can get help for your homeschool.

What Students Are Saying

Hear from homeschooling moms like you!

photo of Sarah Mackenzie

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

Heather does such a great job of walking you through all of the steps for planning the high school years. I was nervous about high school, but I feel so much better with a good plan laid out in front of us!

– Jennifer Geary, Homeschooling Mom

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

Heather Woodie at Blog, She Wrote

Meet Heather

I’m on a mission to help families with Chronically Ill Teens homeschool high school with peace and confidence.

​Homeschooling four of our own Out-of-the-Box Teens (several with chronic and life altering illnesses), 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.

We’ve navigated high school, college prep, and college admission with chronically ill teens and we have experience with campus disability offices to help our young adults to be successful in their studies despite their chronic conditions.

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!

Join Membership Now

Join a community of moms who teach teens with chronically ill teens at home. You’ll be part of a group who gets you and your teen. Plus, you’ll get help for homeschooling high school so you can plan and implement a high school experience that allows for the good days and the bad!


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

What if I already have one more more of the courses offered with the membership?

If you already own one or more of the courses that are part of the membership, I’ll be sending out coupons so you only pay for what aren’t already enrolled in. I’ve got you covered!

I’m not sure if we’ll do project based courses, can I still benefit from membership?

My high school courses and membership address all kinds of high school planning, support, and guidance. You’ll learn how to navigate the college prep, selection, and application process and you’ll be given the tools to be successful with your teens. If your teen is a creative, out of the box thinker, you’ll find extra support. If you aren’t sure but you’re interested, I know you’ll get the guidance you need to feel confident.

My teen has never expressed an interest in setting his own goals, will you help?

Yes! I specialize in helping homeschool moms become their teen’s best mentor. I’ll teach you to bring them to the table to be a part of the planning process for their high school years and to help them take ownership of their learning. Don’t worry if you’ve never done it before or if you’ve tried and it’s failed. You and your teen will get there and I can help!

Does the transcript builder calculate GPA?

The transcript builder is yours with membership and you can customize it to your teen’s courses. It will calculate annual and cumulitive GPA. When it’s finished, save it as a PDF file and upload it to your student’s college application.

What if my teen can’t do all the things you are teaching about?

That’s what this membership is ALL about! I want you to have the tools you need to work with your high schooler. We’ll take all this content and apply to YOU and YOUR TEEN right where you are. Whether your teen has mostly bad days right now or they are feeling better and trying to catch up. I’ve got you covered! We’ll work together.

Yes! I Want to be a Member!

I want to be part of a community of homeschoolers who also have sick teens and to learn how we can manage homeschooling high school on a day to day basis.

* from Creative Know How: Competencies for Student Success in a World of Change

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