8 Steps to Homeschool Success
You’ve decided that you have the time, temperament, resources, and passion to homeschool your child. Now what? Take a deep breath and review this step-by-step timeline. It covers everything you need to know and do before taking charge of your child’s education.
Homeschooling & On-Line Curriculum
Below is a list of on-line courses and homeschooling curriculums.
- Accelerated Christian Education
A.C.E. offers diagnostic testing and educational materials for children Grade Levels K-12. Along with quality, mastery-based academics, this self-instructional curriculum instills traditional values, Godly character, and Biblical principles.
- Accelerated Online Academy
Personalized, flexible and accredited online academy offering both full time and individual course options for students in grades K–12. Engage with our rich, interactive curriculum facilitated by certified highly qualified teachers
- American School
American School offers accredited middle school and high school courses at an affordable cost. Choose from full year middle school programs and two online high school diploma programs, or take individual online courses, including world language courses through Rosetta Stone and, in 2017, AP courses and honors courses, to enrich an existing homeschool program
- Conceptual Academy
Self-study science courses tailored for homeschool high school students. Hosted by a team of accomplished college textbook authors, each course features hundreds of engaging video lessons, quizzes, homework, home projects, hands-on activities, worksheets, collaborative exams, a grade book, and more.
- Connections Academy
Connections Academy is an accredited provider of high-quality online schooling for grades K–12. Through tuition-free online public schools and full-time and part-time private school programs, Connections Academy delivers individualized, flexible education to learn from anywhere.
- eAchieve Academy
Online classes for homeschool students in grades 6-12. Free to Wisconsin residents; affordable out of state rates. Challenging core and elective classes including AP and Honors level. Personalized instruction from certified teachers. Flexible schedule.
An online learning destination and MOOC provider, founded by MIT and Harvard, that offers high-quality courses from the world’s best universities and institutions. edX offers high school and AP level courses to help your student get college ready. In addition, edX is a great resource for curriculum design and teaching techniques. Register at edX for free and access the tools you’ll need to help your students succeed in today’s academic environment.
- Enlightium Christian Academy
Enlightium Christian Academy is a highly recommended program for parents interested in an accredited Online Private School for grades 3 through 12. The tuition starts at $75/month and is customized to meet your budget and requirements.
- Excel High School
Excel High School is an AdvancED SACS/NCA/NWAC accredited high school that offers flexible and affordable online courses that fit your schedule and pace. Students will benefit from an anytime, any pace learning style supported by State certified instructors. Online courses at Excel are interactive, fun and keep students engaged in the learning process.
- Freedom Project Academy
FreedomProject Academy is a fully accredited, live online Classical school that is Faithfully Educating America. FPA is grounded in the Judeo-Christian belief system, offering more than 100 live classes for students in Kindergarten-High School. FreedomProject Academy can help with one class or a complete curriculum.
- Global Student Network
Global Student Network: your one-stop shop as the leader of affordable online curriculum for kindergarten thru grade 12. Enroll anytime, and our friendly staff can guide you in your choice of 8 online homeschool programs with over 2000+ courses. We offer: Secular and Christian Curriculum, Honors Courses, Common Core & Non-Common Core. Plato, GradPoint, Apex Learning, A+ Courseware, Odysseyware, Ignitia, and more. We fit all learning styles, interests and needs in an engaging, motivating way—all under one roof!
- Home Learning Institute
Affordable digital learning for the 21st century student. Grades K-12 packages start at $49! Curriculum available by the course, by the month or by the year.
- Homeschool Buyers Co-op
With over 167,000 families and growing, the Homeschool Buyers Co-op is the world’s largest buyers club for homeschoolers. Our mission is to find the world’s best curriculum and give our members the best deal anywhere for it. Join today — it’s FREE — to take advantage of our GroupBuy power and save up to 90% on award-winning curriculum and classes.
- Homeschool Planet
This online planner gives you everything you need to manage your home school and all your curriculum on one screen, including lesson plans, assignments, grading, attendance tracking, and automatic transcripts. Share calendars with your spouse, get daily reminder emails, manage to do lists, shopping lists, and more. Works on computers and mobile devices. A control panel for your life!
- Jefferson County Educational Service Center
Jefferson County Educational Service Center/Virtual Learning Academy provides an extensive portfolio of web-based curriculum of over 100 courses spanning grades K-12, offered through a user-friendly Learning Management System that can be easily navigated by students of all ages and abilities.
- Laurel Springs: Accredited Private School
Laurel Springs is an accredited homeschooling program offering online courses that are delivered via our learning management system (LMS) and use interactive electronic textbooks. Students who select our online curriculum enjoy the full benefits of our LMS, which include: student-to-student interaction, and access to multimedia resources within courses.
- International Virtual Learning Academy
International Virtual Learning Academy is a fully accredited online school for Grades K-12. We offer affordable online education with highly qualified teachers. In fact, each class is supported by a teacher, each student supported by a mentor and many opportunities for social and engaging interactive support. Choose from a full diploma program or credit recovery, with programs ranging from Secular or Christian, Honors, AP, Career and Technical Education courses, ACT/SAT Prep or Rosetta Stone, and common core or non-common core. Families may choose curriculum – Plato, GradPoint, Apex Learning, Odysseyware, Ignitia, Accelerate Learning. NCAA Approved. Gifted & Talented program available.
- K-12 On-Line Schools
K12’s award-winning online courses for grades Pre-K to 12 provide homeschooling families a wide array of flexible choices to meet their students’ needs, including early-learning programs, world languages, independent study courses for grades K–8, teacher-supported high school courses, online and hands-on materials, and affordable payment plans.
The Keystone School is an accredited distance learning program for students in grades K12 who are seeking a flexible and self-paced option for taking a single course or enrolling in a diploma-granting, full-time program.
- Life of Fred Homeschool Books
Are your math students tired of the drill and kill math approach? Thousands of homeschoolers have turned to Life of Fred Math books for a fun way to learn math. Books include the Elementary Math Series, Intermediate Math Series, Pre-Algebra Series, Financial Choices, High School Math Series, College Math Series and MORE. Pick up your books today at the BEST price available only on Educents.com.
- Math Without Borders
A good teacher communicates love of learning, deep understanding, and encouragement you can’t get from a textbook alone. Math is easier, not when watered down, but when well taught. The Math Without Borders Home Study Companion series provides a complete high school math experience for homeschoolers by combining the very strongest existing textbooks with solid teaching by an experienced teacher.
- Middlebury Interactive
You don’t need to know a foreign language to start your child on the course to bilingualism! Middlebury Interactive’s immersive K-12 world language courses in Spanish, French, Chinese and German guide students in a supportive, online environment. Courses can be taken as self-paced, independent study or with the guidance of a certified virtual teacher to meet the needs of all homeschool families.
- Monarch Online Curriculum
Hand-pick the perfect combination of courses to match your student’s learning level while enjoying Monarch online curriculum’s automatic grading, media-rich lessons, and other powerful features.
- NFC Academy
NFC Academy combines over 40 years of experience in Christian education with technology, offering a complete program of virtual Christian education, lesson plans, instant grading, and experienced, certified teachers working with home school families
- Northgate Academy
Northgate Academy offers an accredited, online Christian curriculum for homeschool families looking for a comprehensive high school program taught by caring and nurturing; State certified instructors. Northgate Academy helps to develop students’ character and passion for learning. A high school diploma from Northgate Academy helps to ensure success for College and beyond.
- Oak Meadow
Oak Meadow offers flexible, creative homeschooling curriculum for K-12, or enrollment in our teacher-supported, fully accredited distance learning school. K-4 is experiential, playful, nature-based; 5-8 encourages independence, intellectual engagement; high school offers challenging courses, options to earn credit, college counseling. You can start anytime during the year!
- Southeast Academy – Christian Homeschooling
Dual accredited Christian school serving 50 states since 1983. Mid-year enrollment. Paper-based PreK-2nd. Online 3rd-8th with two options for teacher support. Online high school with elite support designed for success. Placement tool to fill gaps that hinder current ability. In-home achievement test included to meet some states’ requirements. 3rd-12th has a built-in daily planner linking to each assignment. Parents do not need to score 3rd-12th grade work, so reduces parent time.
- The Critical Thinking Company
Since 1958, our award-winning PreK-12+ homeschool curriculum and enrichment materials have helped students of all abilities achieve better academic results with highly effective lessons that sharpen the mind. We design critical thinking into our reading, writing, math, science, and history lessons so students carefully analyze what they are learning. Free printable activities and online software demos are available on every product page.
- The Learning Community
Directed by homeschool pioneer Manfred Smith, The Learning Community is the perfect marriage of private and home school since 1984. Advisor & teacher scheduled video conferences & support throughout the year for every student. Curriculum options; customized & interest-based courses; college/career counseling; assessments. Visit TLCI to discover our unmatched educational value.
- The Moffatt Girls
The Moffatt Girls offers affordable teaching materials for Preschool through 4th Grade that are effective, hands-on and FUN! Instantly print thousands of math and language activities and worksheets in minutes right from the convenience of your home! We provide a systematic approach to teaching reading, writing and math while peaking student interest on multiple levels. PLUS, sign up to receive a variety of free materials! Just print and teach!
- The Shorter Word
What if your eighth grader suddenly found grammar to be intriguing, or your history-dodging ninth grader said it was now his favorite subject? These are just two of the results homeschooling moms have shared after using King Alfred’s English by Laurie J. White. Try this faith-building and humorous study of both English and history, and your children will never look at words, grammar, Shakespeare, the Bible, or language the same way again!
Time4Learning’s online PreK – 12th Grade Curriculum includes thousands of student-paced (multimedia) lessons, printable worksheets, and graded activities for Language Arts, Math (including Algebra), Science & Social Studies, as well as high school electives. Time4Learning provides adjustable grade levels and student-paced learning to accommodate the individual child’s needs. Lesson plans and detailed reporting make record keeping simple. All for $19.95/month. 100% satisfaction guarantee within 14 days. No Contracts.
Time4Writing is an online writing curriculum for homeschoolers who want one-on-one support from a certified writing teacher without the expense or hassle of finding a tutor. Sign up for 8-week writing courses teaching everything from mechanics, to paragraph writing, to essay writing and more in elementary, middle, and high school levels. With Time4Writing, you can register and begin your course immediately on any computer, tablet, or other mobile device.
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- Western Christian Academy
Nationwide PreK-12th accredited private school for over 30 years with a Christian worldview and traditional values. WCA specializes in new-to-homeschool families. Year-round enrollment. Structured to free up parents’ time to focus on encouragement. Booklet-based for PreK-2nd. Four booklet or online options for 3rd-8th. High school program designed for success with teacher on call.
- WiloStar3D Academy
WiloStar3D Academy is a fully accredited AdvancED online 3D-virtual school for creative and techie homeschoolers in grades 6-12. Our award winning 3D immersive learning curriculum is ideal for gifted and talented students and students who love to code, build virtual worlds, invent, and learn in unique ways. WiloStar3D is unmatched in our student engagement, and 3D interactive live classes. 3D building and coding projects make learning come alive, but best of all, students create their own worlds!
Has it been awhile since you were a student in elementary school? Check out our parent primers, and get a refresher on the topics your child is studying in school. A reminder of the basics — from American history through writing — will help you follow along when your kid talks about her day, and make it easier to help with any homework struggles.