hi everyone, i'm homeschooler applying to colleges this fall and as i am realizing that i may be in some trouble with my applications. Firstly, I have only ever been taught by my mother, save one rhetoric class i took online in 11th grade which i earned top marks in, however i felt as if the teacher did not really know me as the instructor changed half way through the program to one who was quite impersonal. For that reason i decided against asking either of them, though i think i regret it now. I do have two other recommendations. One from a gymnastics coach who taught me from the age of 5 until the 11th grade and who i worked summers as a coach myself and judge competitions with even now (I feel that this would be a very strong letter) and one from my piano teacher who ive only worked with for about a year but i was transferred to her from my previous teacher. I don't think she's the fondest of me but I think she values my drive.
Essentially I am wondering if not having an academic teacher recommendation will hurt my chances at some top liberal arts colleges like trinity or barnard college.
Another downfall is that I never took any AP or IB classes. They just were not available to me as my mom was against sending me to a local IB school. However, I believe my curriculum to be up to par with programs of that caliber and i am confident in my academic abilities but am worried about how colleges will perceive this when so many other homeschoolers had the opportunity to take CC courses, etc.
Thank you for your time in replying if you do! I'm just so stressed and I'm the 1st child my parents are sending to college so any advice or tips and tricks to applying to colleges as a homeschooler would be GREATLY appreciated.