I have homeschooled off and on throughout my life, depending on the other options available to me. The way it worked out, the only year of high school that I homeschooled was 9th grade (my high school has a particularly weak freshman curriculum). That year I homeschooled through a charter affiliated with my local high school, which allowed me to take two classes. I also took French both semesters at my local community college. I did the rest of my classes on my own. Because of the affiliation with my high school, all of the credits transferred easily, and are now listed on my high school transcript.
I am unsure of whether or not I should complete the homeschooling supplement on the common application. I think it might help explain what I did and why more fully, and diminish any speculation that I was graded too softly that year. Additionally, I am considering writing my essay about the unique path that my education has taken, and the leading role that I have taken in deciding what was best for myselg. Does this sound like a good idea?