IEW® in High School

The high school years can be daunting, but writing does not have to be. IEW teaches students how to navigate the essays, research papers, and literary analysis that they will need to succeed in high school and beyond. IEW’s pathway for high school is designed to help beginning students gain confidence while continuing to bring new insights and challenges to those who have many years of IEW experience.



Structure and Style® for Students: Year 1 Level C

In this course, join Andrew Pudewa as he leads students on a 24-week writing journey using IEW’s Structure and Style approach. Students reading at a 9th grade level or higher will take delight in Mr. Pudewa’s humorous, incremental, and effective writing lessons. The curriculum provides clear daily assignments and includes vocabulary words, literature suggestions, and lesson plans for teachers. Easy to use and affordable, Structure and Style for Students brings a successful solution to your writing lessons—guaranteed!

Try three weeks free!

Structure and Style® for Students: Year 2 Level C

Take students to the next level in their Structure and Style writing journey! Twenty-four more weeks of incredible writing instruction await with the humorous and engaging Andrew Pudewa. Students who have completed Year 1 Level C and are ready for their second year of the Structure and Style for Students video course will enjoy reviewing and refining the nine previously learned IEW units and response to literature, then pressing on into full literary analysis. The curriculum provides clear daily assignments and includes vocabulary words, literature suggestions, and lesson plans for teachers. Easy to use and affordable, the second year of Structure and Style for Students builds on the skills learned in the previous video course and brings a successful solution to your writing lessons—guaranteed!

University-Ready Writing

In this twelve-week video course, high school and college students learn effective note-taking strategies as they write précis (summaries) and essays, tackling assignments of varying lengths from one paragraph to several pages. With tips and tools for writing an abstract, creating and arranging content, citing sources, applying various style guides, using literary devices, and writing on-demand essays, this curriculum will prepare your students for university writing assignments.

Try two weeks free!

Introduction to Public Speaking

In this twelve-week course, middle- and high-school students learn memory and delivery techniques as they write and present five speeches: self-introductory, narrative, expository, persuasive, and impromptu. Students evaluate recorded speeches in preparation for self-evaluation. This self-explanatory program empowers teachers to help students become competent and confident public speakers.

Try two weeks free!

Advanced U.S. History-Based Writing Lessons†

Follow the course of U.S. history from Explorers to Modern Times while learning to write with structure and style.

Bible-Based Writing Lessons†

Delve into Bible stories and themes while learning to write with structure and style.

Phonetic Zoo Spelling Level C

Looking for a new approach to spelling? This phonics-based program uses auditory input to ensure that the correct spelling of each word is absorbed by the brain. The audio allows students to work independently much of the time while allowing for the repetition needed for mastery.

† Contains distinctly Christian content


What might a pathway look like for a student starting out with IEW in ninth grade?

If your student is reading at grade level, we recommend starting with the Structure and Style for Students: Year 1 Level C Premier package for you and your student in ninth grade. Tenth grade would be a good time to use Windows to the World taught in conjunction with Teaching the Classics or taught as a one-semester class paired with Introduction to Public Speaking. For eleventh grade, use Structure and Style for Students: Year 2 Level C. 

Andrew Pudewa discusses additional options for your high school student in his conference talk Hacking High School: Rethinking the Teen Years. Grammar, spelling, public speaking, and entrepreneurship can be added as well. Call, chat, or email us for additional support with making decisions!

I have a high school senior. Where should I start with IEW to make sure he gets as much writing instruction as possible before graduation?

Structure and Style for Students: Year 1 Level C provides a solid foundation in writing while also expanding into more advanced essay models such as research papers and persuasive essays. Take it one step further and hone your student’s grammar expertise before he enters college or the workforce.

Fix It!™ Grammar will provide you with a full-year grammar course. In the Fix It! Grammar language arts and grammar curriculum, students internalize the rules instead of just memorizing them. That’s because Fix It! Grammar encourages students to critically analyze an ongoing story by searching for and fixing embedded errors, and in the process, students incorporate accurate punctuation and correct grammar more easily into their own compositions. To ensure you start the program at your student’s level of ability, we recommend reviewing the skills listed for each level on the Fix It! Grammar landing page. 

Does IEW count as a full high school English credit?

High school credits vary depending on where you live. Please check with your state homeschool organization for the best way to calculate credits for your particular student. English encompasses communication skills: composition (writing), literature, public speaking, grammar, and may also include vocabulary and spelling. You will need to make sure you are covering all of the requirements for your state

Lee Binz with understands the difficulty in creating high school transcripts and is dedicated to providing parents with specific beneficial answers to transcript questions. If you have questions about high school credits and transcripts, we encourage you to contact her. She will be happy to help.


Is IEW for High School? webinar

De-Confusing Essays article

Six Calming Answers to Six Panicky Questions about High School English for Homeschoolers article

Hacking High School: Rethinking the Teen Years – presentation by Andrew Pudewa

Most of us have presuppositions about what high school is based on our own experience. Times are changing, and the opportunities for home educating high schoolers have grown rapidly. Many of these opportunities will save time, help your family avoid higher education debt, and give your teens a head start on their next decade of life. Watch or listen at


Dual Enrollment through CHI – College Credit Using IEW Materials 

IEW high school students can receive college credit for English Composition I and II from a fully accredited university through Christian Halls International. Learn more at


Classic Learning Test – Standardized Test

Classic Learning Test (CLT) exams serve as an alternative to Common Core-based assessments and help to highlight the unique strengths of homeschool, private school, or charter school students. CLT exams are accepted at over two hundred colleges! Find out more by visiting and get a CLT discount code!

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