Homeschooling High School by Design Membership

Your guide for planning high school, preparing for next steps, & applying to college with your out of the box, neurodivergent, or sick teens.

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 work, or too little for your teen.

Or you’ve done this all before, but this teen is different from your others. Figuring out transcripts, essays, dual enrollment, college entrances exams, and college applications makes you anxious, especially when your teen has unusual courses and experiences.

No matter how much you try to do a traditional approach to high school, it just doesn’t work for your differently wired teens.

MY TEEN DOESN’T FOLLOW THE NORM.


What Now?


You need a creative and out of the box experience in high school, but you don’t know how to turn those things into high school credit.

I WANT OUR COURSES TO BE ENOUGH.


How Can I?


You want to make sure the courses you customize for your Out of the Box Teen are going to prepare your teen for college.

WHAT ABOUT COLLEGE PREP?


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 differently wired teen put together a strong college admission package.


What if you could…

Homeschool your Out of the Box, Neurodivergent, or sick high schooler without worry, and create the high school experience you want for your unique teen complete with extraordinary experiences?

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, differently wired, and gifted 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. *

INTRODUCING

Homeschooling High School by Design Membership


Membership follows you through the high school years with your teens, so you can plan your customized high school, learn when to get ready for college and the timeline for all that needs to be done, and submit a winning college application with your creative and amazing homeschooled teen.

Imagine having a trusted source to go to whenever you have a homeschooling high school question!
When you join membership, you always have my personal feedback & mentoring.

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. You’ll find videos and planning worksheets to go with the lessons.
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.
Two small group, live coaching calls a month– which is four hours of teaching time plus Q&A time every month you remain a member.
Extra Support Call for Families with Sick & Neurodivergent Teens– a live call just for parents homeschooling teens who have anxiety, depression, autism, ADHD, learning differences, and chronic illness
Transcript Workshops- live workshops where we review best practices for creating transcripts and you can ask me questions about your teen’s courses and experience.
Planning Workshops- live planning work sessions for core classes, electives, and project based courses where I do a small teaching on the process, using the planning forms that come with your membership, and we have time for you to work and ask me questions.
Membership Library- members have access to our membership library which is a treasure trove of topics related to homeschooling high school with out of the box teens. Categories include grading and grading policies, planning and scheduling, transcripts, goal setting and evaluating, high school academic expectations, creating project based and custom courses, parent role in high school, outsourcing high school classes, dual enrollment, teaching creative teens, teaching high school with accommodations, and high school habits. Plus, you’ll find our workshop session replays here too.
Members Only Podcast- this is the audio version of my slide show only so you can get a quick take for a quick win if you miss the live calls
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 a comprehensive membership library!

Goal Setting Course

Learn how to mentor your 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!

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Membership Library

Members get access to the membership library for students who take the membership option.
You’ll find instruction 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
You have a teen who needs an out-of-the-box approach to high school
You want a by your side guide for making a customized transcript and figuring out how to convey your 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 homeschool creative, 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.

Join Me for Membership


Let me be your guide to homeschooling high school with peace and confidence. Join membership today and you’ll get access to three high school courses, a membership library, four hours of video calls per month, support for sick & neurodivergent teens, and an online community of homeschooling high school parents, all with access to me for all your concerns and questions.

What Students 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 High School by Design Membership 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

As I see high school on the horizon with my first child, I have had lots of questions. Not the type that are easy to research like how many credits does she need, but the type that you would ask a mentor. I have desired a mentor throughout my homeschooling but my other attempts at finding one had come up lacking. Heather’s coaching through the membership began bringing peace and confidence to my homeschooling within the first month. She really cares about helping you succeed. Heather has answered my questions, but also inspired me to find my daughter a potentially amazing out of the box opportunity at a local wildlife sanctuary while she is still in middle school. Heather strikes a great balance between imparting knowledge and helping you apply that knowledge to your unique students and situation. I am so grateful I found her membership while my oldest was in 7th grade, so I have had the time to learn, ask questions, and process our decisions before high school classes begin.

Elizabeth D, Homeschooling Mom to 4

Heather’s Homeschooling by Design Membership has been important to me.  I have long admired Heather’s creativity and energy, and the organization she has to accomplish in her homeschool what I want to accomplish in mine.  The live chats have been an opportunity not only to hear from her what she has prepared on topic, but to ask her directly any questions I might have.  I am also inspired by the other moms in the group.  I’m so glad the membership is available.  I am a veteran homeschooler, and my students and I appreciate the fresh ideas that Homeschooling by Design Membership brings to our days.

Robin, Veteran Homeschooling Mom

As a homeschooling mom of my first high school student, I went looking for a mentor.  I wanted someone who was not only passionate about teenagers, but who also had the ability to teach me how to trust that it was possible to build a high school experience around interest led learning.  Add in compassionate, honest, funny and a keen listener, and you have found yourself, Heather Woodie.  This is year one of high school for me (with about 12 more years to go) and I hope Heather will be with me for all of them.

– Gina, 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

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Meet Heather

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

​Homeschooling four of our own Out-of-the-Box teens, three of whom graduated and are thriving at their dream ​schools (two of them after a five year high school plan) including large scholarships, an Ivy League admission, and a local community college, I want to mentor other families to homeschool differently with purpose and peace.

I went from being a public school science educator with a Masters Degree in Curriculum and Instruction, Secondary Education, to homeschooling four neurodivergent 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!

Become a Member


Join us now to become a member of Homeschooling High School by Design Membership. For just $20 a month plus a $185 sign up fee, you’ll have a trusted guide for the high school years. Just think about what it would be like to have help for the high school years whenever you need it!

More Happy Moms

Being a planner by nature, and heading into my oldest’s 8th grade year, I began looking around for high school guidance. I found Homeschooling High School By Design and joined membership. Wow! The depth and breadth of Heather’s high school experience and knowledge has been an amazing resource.

The live calls/replays and being able to ask Heather questions has been the most valuable aspect for me. I now feel confident as we head into our first year of high school. We have direction and a flexible plan. Also, I have been able to see what high school CAN be…the possibilities. I am really looking forward to these years ahead. 

– Jodi C, Homeschooling Mom


Heather takes the overwhelm out of planning your high schooler’s homeschool years! She has monthly zoom meetings that are incredible, and all your questions are answered. Heather gives feedback and Insight on how to tailor plan for your child to have success in high school and college. I feel prepared and I feel like I am giving my daughter my best effort! My membership is so valuable to me that I go back and listen if I miss a zoom meeting! Becoming a member is one of the best decisions I have ever made!

– Tanya, Homeschooling Mom


Being a member of the Homeschooling High School by Design Membership provides a safety net that helps me homeschool with confidence. I participated in Heather’s coaching group the summer before my daughter’s freshman year of high school. Planning her high school studies with the group and Heather made the task less daunting and less overwhelming. When Heather announced that she was opening an ongoing membership group the next summer, I was excited because I knew that as we progressed through the year and the rest of her high school years that we would have questions. Now I don’t have to worry about what to research or where to find answers. I know that I can ask Heather, and she can provide the advice and guidance we need. 

– Crystal, Homeschooling Mom


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


Whether you are just beginning with a freshman student or are a seasoned homeschooler of older teens, a membership with Heather will give you the confidence and reassurance that you need. I appreciate the way that she offers step by step guidance on the entire process while not making you feel overwhelmed with information. When I am tempted with self-doubt, I value her insight and willingness to remind me that I can effectively homeschool high school.

– Kisha Rahming, Homeschooling Mom


Homeschooling high school doesn’t have to be overwhelming. The Homeschooling by Design membership program has been an invaluable resource for planning high school courses, transcripts and college applications.  Heather’s expertise with high school has helped me gain confidence in guiding my student through the process of designing a four-year plan. I appreciate the membership calls and the fantastic topics we have covered.  It is helpful to know that I can design classes that are interesting and engaging for my student and still meet high school requirements. Heather’s willingness to answer questions is also a big bonus.

– Colleen T, Homeschooling Mom


Membership FAQs

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 you 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 I can’t make the live calls?

No worries! If you can’t make a live call, the two hour sessions will be available for replay inside our membership community.

How much does Homeschooling High School by Design Membership cost?

The sign up fee for membership is $205. That’s $185 for both high school courses at a discount price and $20 for the first month’s membership. After that, it’s $20 a month for as long as you remain a member.

What happens if membership is not a good fit for me?

If you sign on and find out that membership isn’t working for you, then you can cancel monthly membership any time and your courses are yours to keep forever.

Will I keep the bonus topic content if I cancel my membership?

You can cancel your membership any time. Once you cancel, you’ll keep the two high school courses and the goal conquering course, but you’ll lose access to all the members only topics.

Join Membership Today

Right now you can join membership for $205. That’s $185 for the two high school courses at a discount, plus $20 for the first month of membership. You’ll also get the membership library, the transcript builder, the goal conquering course for teens, and a supportive online community.

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

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