The Best Homeschool Programs and Resources of 2018-2019 compiles a list of our favorite, and most highly recommended products for homeschoolers. Every homeschooling parent I speak with struggles to find a homeschool program, curriculum or resource that provides both breadth and depth for their children. We all want something engaging, something that gets the kids excited about learning, and something that is easy for us, as parents, to help facilitate. We also want to make sure they have a well-rounded education. It hard to find new and unique products these days and it’s hard to find the best homeschool programs out there. So, we put together The Best Homeschool Programs and Resources of 2018-19 in hopes that this will help you find new and intriguing products to help your children learn. These products are some that we use in our homeschooling, and/or have come highly recommended from other homeschooling families. We hope that you will spend some time getting to know the companies on the best homeschool programs list. They are all small businesses and your support of them is not only greatly appreciated, it gives you the chance to try something new and innovative with your kids. The products in The Best Homeschool Programs & Resources List are sure to get your kids excited about learning this year. Have any suggestions for the Best Homeschool Programs List? Please email Info@HowToHomeschool.net. We are always looking for suggestions.
NOTE: The products & services in The Best Homeschool Programs and Resources List are listed in alphabetical order. Enjoy!
All About Spelling is an award-winning program that provides complete and comprehensive instruction using the Orton-Gillingham approach. This multisensory program includes a built-in review system and reinforcement activities, ensuring that your children retain and apply what they learn. Step-by-step lessons build on one another in a sequence that has been carefully tested to produce long-term results.
Alpha Omega Publications has award-winning homeschool curriculum, from time-tested print products like Horizons and LIFEPAC to their Monarch online curriculum. AOP has partnered with parents for over 40 years to provide children with a rigorous, Christian education.
Monarch is the most complete online homeschool curriculum for grades 3-12. Monarch’s budget-friendly plans grant homeschool families access to 50 courses in the main subjects of Bible, history and geography, language arts, math, and science. Best of all, you can customize learning across grade levels to meet individual needs for each subject and child. Over 115 electives also are available.
With complete customization, automatic grading, and a host of other powerful features, you can quickly see why so many parents and students around the globe love the freedom of online learning with Monarch. You can try Monarch risk-free for 30 days. No risk. No commitment. No credit card needed. Visit DiscoverMonarch.com and enter promo code MON30HTH.
American School offers accredited middle school and high school courses in online and traditional paper-based formats.
Students in grades 6-12 can take the accredited courses they need in the quantity and format that best suits their learning styles. Some will choose full-year or diploma programs, while others will choose individual courses to enrich an already existing homeschool program.
American School offers: Middle School (6-8), High School (9-12), Credit and Dropout Recovery, Individual Courses, Traditional Paper-Based Courses, Online Courses, AP and Honors Courses, World Language Courses Powered by Rosetta Stone®, Full Grade Levels, Accredited Diploma Programs and Adult Diploma Programs.
For more information or to enroll, visit www.americanschool.org/hth.
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Bitsbox app projects are organized in an intentional learning system. Every coder starts with Box 1 the first month, Box 2 the second month, etc. By having a leveled sequence like this, kids build a solid foundation of coding knowledge, and are better equipped when more complex coding concepts are introduced down the road, all with a goal of demystifying coding. Learning to program is too often seen as abstract and sterile. Kids should know that coding is exciting, and that they can build the technology they love!
Breaking the Barrier is a leader in print and digital language learning. Featuring instruction in Spanish, French and English for Spanish speakers, Breaking the Barrier provides students with a solid understanding of language fundamentals as well as cultural insights from around the world. Our programs genuinely offer students the fastest path to language fluency.
The Homeschool Package offers you a complete curriculum, and has three levels – Beginning, Intermediate, and Advanced. Each level is the equivalent of one year’s worth of Spanish and French. You’ll find their workbook-textbook with all lessons and exercises, accompanying audio with hours of recordings from native speakers, answer key booklet and testing program with answers!
The Brave Writer program brings a fresh point of view to the writing process. Rather than emphasizing format writing as the key to success, Brave Writer’s materials and instructors facilitate the emergence of an authentic writing voice in your children. Once children have access to the language, insights, and ideas locked within, they easily learn a variety of writing genres, including the rigorous academic formats of high school and college.
Brave Writer offers home study courses for original writing, literature-based language arts programs, and online classes.
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College Prep Genius (CPG) is an award-winning SAT/PSAT/ACT/CLT test prep company that teaches students how to ace standardized tests. They have online eCourses and families can also host a live boot camp in their city. Students will learn to answer questions in 30 seconds or less. They will learn that these tests are logic and not IQ tests and they are beatable! 85% of colleges admit and give money simply based on test scores. the higher the score-the more money you get! CPG also has a personal guidance counselor book and fun, wholesome Vocabulary building novellas. Voted in the “Top Ten In-Person SAT Program by “The Best Schools”. CPG is the most cost-effective program with results of 600 point increases on the SAT and 9 points on the ACT. They have taught tens of thousands of students how to get free college for the last 14 years.
Forensic Faith for Kids – Many young believers want to tell others about their relationship with Jesus but aren’t sure how to begin or can become rattled by questions. In fact, many young believers have their own questions about Christianity and struggle to find answers. Detective J. Warner Wallace helps kids develop good investigative skills, so they can navigate tough questions about faith and share what they’ve learned with others. As in their other Case Makers Academy books, J. Warner and Susie Wallace teach kids to think like detectives by reaching into their detective tool bag. While they search for clues to the real owner of a lost puppy, the cadets learn how to be confident in sharing with friends the truth of their faith in Jesus. A great addition for any family studying religion or incorporating Christianity into their homeschooling.
Easy Grammar Systems publishes several award-winning grammar series that are highly recommended by homeschooling families.
Easy Grammar texts (Grades 3-6 and Plus) use the prepositional approach, which deletes prepositional phrases to help students find subject, verb, agreement, etc. Concepts are taught in a building-block-escalator paradigm that incorporates mastery learning strategies. Unit reviews/unit tests and cumulative reviews/cumulative tests also promote mastery learning. Easy Grammar: Grade 2 is set up with 180 daily lessons—teaching and application of capitalization, punctuation, grammar and other concepts, and sentence combining for creating excellent sentences.
Daily GRAMS texts (Grade 3-7) are daily, 5-10-minute reviews (180 lessons). Following a systematic format, students complete capitalization (#1), punctuation (#2), grammar and other concepts (#3/#4), and sentence combining (#5) for improved quality of writing.
Easy Grammar Ultimate Series texts (Grades 8-12) provide high-school students with 180 teaching lessons designed cyclically for mastery. Concepts are introduced, reviewed, and applied in 10-minute lessons, allowing focus on literature and writing.
Edublox Online Tutor (EOT) is a research-based educational e-learning platform that offers multi-sensory brain-training programs designed to strengthen weak underlying cognitive skills, leading to increased performance in reading, spelling, writing, math and learning. Programs are effective for a variety of learning difficulties including dyslexia, dysgraphia, dyscalculia and ADHD. EOT is founded on pedagogical research and 30+ years of experience demonstrating that weak underlying foundational skills account for the majority of learning difficulties. Over the years the company behind the platform, Edublox, has helped thousands of children to read, learn and achieve through home kits and learning clinics internationally. The programs are well-suited to help homeschoolers achieve their full potential and is optimized for children 7-13 years.
Follow Maddie’s Diary, an inspirational Edublox Online Tutor success story about overcoming dyslexia.
Enlightium Academy (EA) provides a highly-rated, accredited, online private Christian education for grades 3 through 12, and provides a parent-led, book-based curriculum for students in PreK–2nd grade. EA meets high standards of quality education and student outcomes. The curriculum is built on a Biblical worldview and EA seeks to inspire Christ-like character through caring teachers.
EA provides an immersive online classroom experience where students can interact with teachers and students in a variety of ways by utilizing cutting-edge technologies in learning. Students can select from credit recovery, honors, and College level courses, college preparatory software, and a wide range of world languages. Students can work at an individualized pace and receive one-on-one support as quickly as the selected support level provides. Enrollment is open year-round, and prices range from $100 – $700 before discounts are applied. Homeschool parents partner with Enlightium to provide a holistic educational experience for their child.
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Home Art Studio is an award winning DVD based art education program specifically designed for homeschooling families. We make it so easy. All you do is put out the art supplies and the kids follow along with Ms. Volin on the DVD. Each project is fun and challenging. They include art history wherever possible and use a variety of mediums. Your kids will love Home Art Studio.
You can learn more here: www.officialhomeartstudio.com
JoyFully Read!™ – JoyFully Read™!— A 3 step, multi-sensory reading program, that emphasizes a joyful experience for teaching and learning processes. This program guides students from the earliest stages of reading to an independent reader for life. It is designed to eliminate teacher preparation time, encourage family support, and give homeschoolers the ability to easily incorporate reading into their lives.
JoyFully Read!™ focuses on teaching the English Code, as well as how to write, spell, and apply it. It teaches in a way that all can understand and gain confidence in their abilities. It uses several different avenues of teaching to reach all learning styles while making it memorable with music, flashcards, colors and more! JoyFully Read!™ encourages family involvement in both the learning process, and the CELEBRATION of progress. It makes reading fun, captivating, and joyful. That’s what JoyFully Read!™ is all about—finding the JOY in reading!
Kids Discover Online packs science, social studies, and ELA in one easy-to-use online reading platform. The visual reading platform can be used as the foundations of lessons or as a supplemental resource. The brand-new homeschool plan grants you immediate access to:
▶ Over 1,500 beautifully crafted science and social studies articles all vetted by subject experts
▶ 3 different Lexile® Reading ranges for nearly every resource in the library, perfect for boosting your child’s reading comprehesion
▶ Read-aloud and Translations (Brand-New!)
▶ Desk and Lesson Planner
▶ Assessments (Over 5,000 pre-made questions)
▶ A visual concept map built for inquiry-based learning
▶ Zero Advertisements, creating a safe and protected place for your child
Kids Email is exactly what it sounds like… e-mail for kids! It is a service that provides parents with peace of mind while allowing their children to be safe while they communicate with family and friends. Parents love that their children are protected from spam or any inappropriate messages. Kids Email is very easy to set up, and easy for kids to use. Kids Email has a new app that can be found in any app store and kids love using it on their phone or tablets. Using email is a great way for kids to learn how to type, spell, and communication.
Little Pim is an award-winning foreign language program for kids. They believe that all children deserve to learn a second language and developed a program that makes learning a foreign language easy and accessible to all kids–at the age they learn best,