Homeschool Highlights

Every week we’ll update you with the amazing things that the homeschool community is doing + we’ll feature companies, organizations and products that we think will make your life better.


ONLINE HOMESCHOOL CURRICULUM


CodeWizardsHQ is the leading online coding school for kids and teens ages 8-18. CodeWizardsHQ delivers fun and effective live, online coding classes designed to give students the programming knowledge, skills, and confidence to thrive in a digital world.

Exceptional instructors use a student-first approach to teach real programming languages like Python, Java, HTML/CSS, and JavaScript. With 24/7 support through free office hours and direct messaging, students are never far from help. Using a kid-friendly platform, students can create working web pages and games while building a robust portfolio.

CodeWizardsHQ’s Homeschool Program features flexible scheduling, significant discounts, and classes only for homeschoolers. CodeWizardsHQ’s innovative high school internship program is a perfect resume-builder. With a 5-star TrustPilot rating and thousands of satisfied students, CodeWizardsHQ is the proven choice in coding instruction.
https://codewizardshq.com/homeschool/


Think Outside Boxes – THiNK OUTSiDE BOXES is a year-long outdoor curriculum delivered monthly, serving a wide-range of ages starting at 7. Their program is designed to promote exploration and survival in the great outdoors. Each monthly kit covers a new theme from outdoor shelters and night-time discovery to first aid and nutrition. Theirr products and guided activities encourage adventure, promote empathy, and foster creativity, encouraging children to become lifelong learners. Get started and build your own home library to enjoy for many years to come.
https://www.thinkoutsideboxes.com


eTap Homeschool
Try FREEwww.etap.org

Personalized Learning for Home & School K-12, 4 core subjects + GED, SAT++ Instruction +Videos +Assessments+ Records + alternative to textbook, success for all + Special Ed. +ELL students.

Success stories: https://www.etap.org/success/
How to use: https://youtu.be/UWNlVKCUm9I

Pinnacle Xplore | Online Private Tutoring – Get help from highly qualified tutors for various subjects, including Math, Coding, SAT/ACT Test Prep, Science & English from one of the fastest growing and best websites for online tutoring.

Your First Class is FREE

Rate’s per hour from $15 to $30.

Our unique approach to K- 12 online tutoring allows us to employ effective teaching methods to not only help our students improve their grades but also boost their confidence and get them ready for college.
Contact us today for an effective, convenient, and affordable way to strengthen your academic skills with the help of the best online tutoring service.

Call them: +1 404 382 0300
Email them: info@pinnacle-xplore.com
Website: https://www.pinnacle-xplore.com/

Their headquarters are in Cumming/ Atlanta, GA.


Growing Thyme Cooking believes that the ability to prepare healthy food is one of the most important life skills children can attain. Growing Thyme Cooking knows that a child will have more freedom in making healthy choices if they can make the food themselves, and if they have an understanding of where their food comes from. Growing Thyme Cooking is dedicated to educating families through their nutrition based cooking curriculum. Each course includes six lessons that include the history and nutrition of each ingredient, step by step instructions, quizzes, activities and more. Visit www.growingthymecooking.com for a free lesson.


The Virtual Learning Academy offers 250 courses that are fully aligned to Ohio’s Academic Content Standards, which are rooted in the National Academic Content Standards. Students can take full-year courses or semester courses. The VLA courses are:

  • flexible, customizable, and interactive.
  • constantly updated for current and relevant material.
  • designed to promote reading and the ability to analyze thoughts.
  • designed to meet the National Academic Content Standards.
  • developed by a public Educational Service Center.
  • accessible online day or night, 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.
  • flexible for special needs students.
  • housed on full-secure, off-site servers with hourly backups.

The Good & The Beautiful – Homeschooling can be affordable and simple! With open-and-go math and language courses, and family-style learning options for history and science,The Good and the Beautiful is on a mission to ensure every child has the opportunity for an inspiring, high-quality education. Its sought-after curriculum and library books instill good character and strong values in children, while exposing them to the beauty found in nature, art, literature, family life and everyday activities. Elective courses such as typing, creative writing, arts and crafts and drawing, when paired with our beloved curriculum, give children confidence to go forward in the world. https://www.goodandbeautiful.com/


7 Generation Games believes learning should be an adventure, not a struggle. Through immersive video games and interactive apps, students learn and apply math skills, are introduced to culturally accurate Indigenous history, build vocabulary and have fun. Aimed at Grades 3-8, 7 Generation Games teaches math, social studies and English Language Arts, through educational games and augmented reality apps in English, Spanish, and Indigenous languages. Game content is standards-aligned. Games can be easily integrated into any existing curriculum or used as a fun enrichment activity. 7 Generation Games also include an extensive library of engaging, supplementary online resources and activities.


Oak Meadow – Support your child’s passion with Oak Meadow! Founded in 1975, Oak Meadow is an accredited distance learning school and homeschool curriculum that supports your child’s education and follows them wherever their heart leads. At Oak Meadow, you are a traveler on a journey of learning—a fellow educator, not just a customer. Teachers and staff are here for you, they listen to you, and they support and guide you through one of the most important decisions you’ll make as a parent: how to educate your child.  https://www.oakmeadow.com


American School – Looking for accredited courses in grades 6-12 at an affordable cost? Consider American School, a leader in distance education since 1897. American School students may complete full years of middle school or high school and ultimately earn an accredited high school diploma. Students also can enroll in individual core subjects or electives to enrich an existing homeschool program. Enrollment is available year-round, and tuition includes all study materials and grading. Monthly payment plans are available for students in full-year programs. American School is accredited by MSA-CESS, Ai and NCPSA and recognized by the Illinois State Board of Education. www.americanschool.org


CTCMath is a full Math curriculum which specializes in providing online video tutorials that take a multi-sensory approach to learning. Favorably reviewed in Cathy Duffy’s 102 Top Picks and The Old Schoolhouse Crew Review, the lessons are short and concise to help your student break down concepts and appreciate math in a whole new way! The lessons are taught the traditional way, not to a “test”. If you want to be Common Core aligned, then this is NOT for you. CTCMath is NOT aligned to Common Core! Each one of the video tutorials is taught by internationally acclaimed teacher, Pat Murray, who is renowned for teaching math concepts in a simple, easy-to-understand way (and in only a few minutes at a time). https://www.ctcmath.com/how-it-works/home-school


Neptune Navigate for Homeschool Families – Neptune Navigate provides a comprehensive set of lessons designed to teach kids how to be smart and stay safe in the digital world. These self-paced, online lessons can be easily accessed from any connected device and include a 10-minute video followed by a knowledge check. Each of the 5 lessons are customized for older kids (13+), younger kids (9-12), and parents. There is also a single lesson for the youngest kids (5-8) to introduce the basics of online behavior. You can try the first lesson for free at www.NeptuneNavigate.com


Biz Kid$ is a national financial education initiative based on an Emmy Award-winning public
television series about kids, money, and business. The series includes 71 episodes and reaches
one million viewers per episode.

Using a clever blend of entertainment and education, each Biz Kid$ episode shows kids how to
make and manage money by introducing concepts of financial literacy and entrepreneurship. To
keep young viewers engaged, the series includes a fast-paced mix of direct education delivered
by young actors, sketch comedies, animation, and stories featuring real life young
entrepreneurs. The show is complemented by a resource-rich website, free lesson plans
mapped to state and national standards, outreach activities, a Facebook site, and a book for
teens and tweens titled “How To Turn $100 Into $1 Million.”


Wings to Soar Online Academy – Looking for an alternative educational solution? Is your child struggling with reading, spelling, writing, or math? Do you worry that your “late-bloomer” has learning gaps that are getting wider and wider? Need more support? Wings to Soar Online Academy specializes in helping K-12th dyslexics and other outside-the-box learners gain skills and confidence through custom Path to Success™ Learning Plans. Intervention only on up to full-enrollment. WTSOA personalizes a plan for every student with packages ranging from $97-$4000/month depending on the programs and intensity of support provided. Get started with your free Just-Right Level™ Assessments today! JustRightLevel.com


State History by A Helping Hand – Complete State History courses from a Christian perspective for each state! Grades 3-12, correlated. Six-week course, expandable, with one-semester option for secondary level (teacher-directed or independent study). Students make a project notebook using text and state symbol pictures we provide. We also offer a color-cut-paste Funbook for age 4-grade 2, correlated! OR study all fifty states in statehood order, while learning US History/Geography using our Fifty States Under God (two levels, correlated, age 4 – grade 12, includes color state symbol pictures for all fifty states) and Geography of the Fifty States (grades 3-12). Fun, easy, hands-on, open-and-go!
www.statehistory.net


IXL is a personalized learning platform trusted by 300,000 parents and used by 11 million students. Its comprehensive curriculum of over 8,500 skills covering five subjects and 40 popular textbook series is proven to enhance outcomes for K-12 students. IXL’s diagnostic tool evaluates children, providing an accurate portrait of their knowledge levels in math and English. IXL skills adapt to each learner’s levels and, using student data from the curriculum and diagnostic, IXL gives every learner a personalized action plan for growth. IXL Analytics provides insight into each child’s progress to help homeschool teachers make better instructional decisions.

https://www.ixl.com/


Education.com’s abundant learning resources are loved by its 31 million members and counting. The Learning Library offers more than 30,000 digital and printable learning resources for pre-K through 6th grade, including worksheets, online games, interactive stories, and more. Education.com’s materials are developed by experienced educators, are aligned to Common Core standards, and cover 800+ skills in math, language arts, science, social studies, languages, art, and social-emotional learning. Lesson plans make it easy for homeschool teachers to provide meaningful instruction and progress tracking allows them to gain insight into their learners’ achievements.

https://www.education.com/


ABCya – With more than 400 educational computer games and apps for pre-K through 6th graders, ABCya is the leader in educational games for kids. There are games for math, language arts, and science, plus games that focus on typing skills, holiday-themed games, and games that are just plain fun. ABCya was founded by a teacher who wanted to make learning fun and to help kids feel inspired when learning new concepts and ideas. To date, ABCya has reached more than 120 million learners, including homeschoolers, who have played more than 1.5 billion games.

https://www.abcya.com/


Innovators Tribe – The online courses at InnovatorsTribe.com help revive innovation, creativity, and discovery. Packed inside each course are exciting, cutting-edge experiences designed for grades 3-12. If you have students who love technology and hands-on activities, these courses are for them.

Your teenagers will learn about topics like engineering, nanotechnology, architecture, innovation, 3D design, future technologies, robotics, bridge building, construction, and much more. They will also learn tools and techniques that will help them think like an innovator and become world-class problem-solvers!

Now more than ever our world needs problem-solvers and innovators who are driven by their natural abilities, to help make our world a better place.

www.Innovatorstribe.com


My Teaching Library is an award-winning, premier site that has become ‘THE GO TO PLACE’ for thousands of homeschooling families. The Library is filled with quality K-12 educational products for all subjects and learning styles. Not only does My Teaching Library offer thousands of digital, ready to use resources, you can choose to purchase only the products you need or you can become a Library member and have unlimited access to everything available. Whether you are needing curriculum, a unit study or a quick, fun lesson, make My Teaching Library your first stop. You will be glad you did! https://myteachinglibrary.com/


 

RedComet – Fully Accredited Online Course Provider that offers self-paced, asynchronous, online courses to students in grades K-12. 150+ high school courses for credit, including AP, STEAM and Career Electives. Courses approved by UC, NCAA, College Board, and many State Departments of Education. All of their classes are tuition-free to Homeschoolers in WA, AR and CA during the school year. Please email jay@redcomet.org for information. To enroll, please visit their site at: https://redcomet.org/course-catalog/ 

 


Thrive Academics, Voyage – Parents, is your high schooler ready for the next stage of life after high school? Voyage is the ideal program to prepare students for the real world! Learn more here: https://thriveacademics.com/voyage


Pepi Wonder World – Unleash imagination and learn while creating fantasy fairy tales!

PEPI WONDER WORLD IS A…
Kings Castle – dress up your Royal family, cook royal dishes and feast!
Dwarf Mountain – grow magical plants, craft gems and golems!
Witch House – meet cute witches, create spooky monsters and stage musical shows!
Dragon Playground – create kid-friendly dragons, recharge their superpowers and build draconic houses!
Sky Sailor Village – build airships or enjoy a peaceful day in a farm!

As the holidays are approaching, don’t forget to scale Santa’s Peak and ride Santa’s Sledge!

Remember: Learn, Create & Build together with kids!

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MATH HOMESCHOOL CURRICULUM


Wonderland Math – Wonderland Math is the easy way for your child to fall in love with math. It’s an interactive learning activity that combines live tutoring with an immersive story-based curriculum. Wonderland is a place where students immerse themselves in a world full of driven adventure, stories and challenges. Parents can track their child’s progress online and get weekly video updates from their child’s Wonderland teacher. Parents love watching their kid(s) quickly discover the joy of math and gain confidence in their ability to learn. And kids love their story-based, interactive gaming approach to teaching fundamental concepts. https://www.wonderlandmath.live/


CTCMath is a full Math curriculum which specializes in providing online video tutorials that take a multi-sensory approach to learning. Favorably reviewed in Cathy Duffy’s 102 Top Picks and The Old Schoolhouse Crew Review, the lessons are short and concise to help your student break down concepts and appreciate math in a whole new way! The lessons are taught the traditional way, not to a “test”. If you want to be Common Core aligned, then this is NOT for you. CTCMath is NOT aligned to Common Core! Each one of the video tutorials is taught by internationally acclaimed teacher, Pat Murray, who is renowned for teaching math concepts in a simple, easy-to-understand way (and in only a few minutes at a time). https://www.ctcmath.com/how-it-works/home-school


Shiller Learning – New to homeschooling? Switching curriculum? Give your child a solid foundation. Families love multisensory Montessori-based ShillerLearning Math (pre-k to pre-algebra) and Language Arts (pre-k to 4th gr.) featuring color lesson books, hands-on discovery, songs, manipulatives, online Math Facts Boot Camp classes, plus activity packs for Sensory, Grace and Courtesy, and Around the World in 80 Activities. No Montessori knowledge required. Zero lesson preparation! Free downloads of replacement consumables so one kit works for the whole family without anything else to buy. Diagnostic testing makes placement and creating personalized learning plans a breeze! Get the diagnostic tests FREE with promo code HTHDTK (exp 12/31/2021).

https://explore.shillermath.com/discount/HTHDTK


Times Tales – With Times Tales, memorizing the times tables has never been so easy! Times Tales is an Academic Choice award-winning program that utilizes mnemonic memory visual cues for quick and effortless recall of the upper multiplication facts. This right-brain, visual learning method will have your child memorizing the times tables faster than you can imagine! We now have Times Tales Streaming for only $21.95 which ncludes division and printables! See our Multiplication Mastery Bundle, perfect for the student that is just learning multiplication. This fun math bundle guides the student from concept to mastery in a few easy steps!


UnLock Math gives students access to engaging instruction, unlimited practice, unlimited review, completely worked solutions after each question, numerous question types, live teacher help, and much more.
Their instruction videos are engaging and break math into easy to understand “bite-size” chunks that explain the WHY, not just HOW.
Voted #1 online math curriculum for the past 4 years in nationwide surveys of homeschool families, this is the online math curriculum that checks ALL our dream curriculum boxes!
UnLock Math takes care of everything, Teaching, Testing, Grading, AND Extra Help! Try their 14 day free trial today, no credit card needed.
https://www.unlockmath.com/


RightStart Math – Do you want a strong, comprehensive math program for your children? One that is easy to teach and one that gives the children the foundation they need for everyday living and for studying science in our technological world. Do you want your children to have a solid understanding and love for math?

RightStart™ Mathematics uses the AL Abacus to provide a visual, auditory, and kinesthetic approach to elementary math. Fractions are approached with a linear perspective. Card games are used to learn concepts and strategies and to practice facts. The lessons guide the teacher day-by-day, helping children understand, apply, and enjoy mathematics.


MathNook has free online math games to play that cover a variety of math skills. There’s never any membership or sign-up required. https://www.mathnook.com


CHRISTIAN HOMESCHOOL CURRICULUM


Schoolhouse Teachers.com – Focusing on faith, knowledge, hope, and the future, SchoolhouseTeachers.com provides support and encouragement to their community of 9000+ homeschooling families through an engaging Facebook group, members-only webinars, free print magazines, and a chat option for course-related or general homeschooling questions. Join the SchoolhouseTeachers.com family today.

http://www.schoolhouseteachers.com/


ShineBrightly Activity Box – Looking for fun, faith-filled activities for girls this Easter? GEMS has the answer to keep girls independently engaged while providing fun and meaningful activities that will grow girls’ faith. The ShineBrightly Activity Box is filled with hours of independent fun, devotions, DIY crafts, and special surprises for girls ages 7-12. Purchase a single box, or four seasonal subscription boxes, delivered quarterly. The Celebrate Easter themed box shows girls that Easter is so much more than chocolate bunnies and egg hunts. Help girls understand the true Easter message in a joy-filled, girl-friendly way. Visit gemsgc.org/shinebrightlybox to learn more.
www.gemsgc.org/shinebrightlybox


The Good & The Beautiful – Homeschooling can be affordable and simple! With open-and-go math and language courses, and family-style learning options for history and science,The Good and the Beautiful is on a mission to ensure every child has the opportunity for an inspiring, high-quality education. Its sought-after curriculum and library books instill good character and strong values in children, while exposing them to the beauty found in nature, art, literature, family life and everyday activities. Elective courses such as typing, creative writing, arts and crafts and drawing, when paired with our beloved curriculum, give children confidence to go forward in the world. https://www.goodandbeautiful.com/


Christian Light –  Your curriculum should make your life easier, not harder. You may wish to choose curriculum from Christian Light if:
• You don’t have hours to spend in lesson prep.
• You want your students to develop independent study skills.
• You admire values such as family, community, hard work, simplicity, and service.
• You are careful not to sacrifice academic quality for the sake of affordability.
• Your children get enough screen time without doing schoolwork on a computer too.
Using Christian Light curriculum, you can homeschool successfully as a busy parent. Are you ready to start a new stage of the journey?


Sonlight is not your average homeschool education. Sonlight parents and students <em>love their homeschool experience.

You can teach your kids at home and love your experience too! A well-planned curriculum makes it so easy, and you can trust that you are giving your kids all the academics they need.

With Sonlight you get an exceptional, literature-based home education experience. Curriculum packages include daily lesson plans, book notes, teaching tips, and all the books. Everything you need to succeed. Guaranteed.

Say goodbye to boring textbooks and online learning… Say hello to great literature. Say hello to Sonlight.

“Switching to Sonlight has proven to be one of the greatest homeschooling decisions that we have ever made. My children have learned more in these last five years with Sonlight than they have in all the other years combined.” ~Lacey D of Bennet, CO

SPECIAL BONUS:
Switch to Sonlight and save $50 on your purchase. Connect with a Sonlight Advisor who can help you decide if homeschooling is right for you.


Greek ‘n’ Stuff provides quality language courses which begin gently, advance gradually, and reinforce using workbook activities and translation exercises. Our customers say, “This is my child’s favorite subject.”

• The easy way to learn Greek!
Hey, Andrew! Teach Me Some Greek! for preschoolers and older students (even adults enjoy it)

• Take the drudgery out of Latin!
Latin’s Not So Tough! for young students before they decide classical languages are difficult to learn

• Hungry for God’s Word?
Alone With God Bible Studies (Jonah and Ruth, Esther, I Samuel, and Acts)
Simple questions, insightful sidebars, memory verses, life applications

https://www.greeknstuff.com


Read Hebrew Now –  Read Hebrew Now is a fun and effective method for learning to read Hebrew. Each letter lesson includes a whimsical letter story and asks “What makes this letter special?” ‘Openings and closings, toes and tails…’ make it super easy to learn and remember each Hebrew letter. Next, “Pick up your pencil and read!” Reading techniques make teaching easy and learning self-paced. No background needed and homeschool moms learn to read Hebrew as they guide their children through lessons. Digital and print versions. For pre-K and up.
Free: Apple app, ‘Aleph Bet Story’, audio support, teaching help from creator, Diana Yacobi

www.readhebrewnow.com


GEMS – Desperate for ways to keep your kids independently engaged? Give fun, faith-filled gifts this season! GEMS magazines, U & ME Kits, and GOTG activity boxes are the first choice of parents and a girl favorite. Find non-screen, experiential materials at GEMS, the go-to ministry for girls’ spiritual growth, and give the gift of love and engagement this Christmas. (Plus, give yourself the gift of keeping them independently occupied!) On a road trip or at home this holiday, you can find fun freebies for girls at GEMSLOVED.org! Visit www.GEMSLOVED.org to use the exclusive HowToHomeschool Code HTH20 for 20% off any gift purchase through 2020!


Capernwray Harbour Bible Centre – Each year, Capernwray Harbour Bible School welcomes about 100 students of various ages, nationalities and denominations. Together with the full-time Staff Team, students form a community that seeks to discover the character of Jesus Christ and to experience the transforming power of His indwelling Life. Capernwray Harbour Bible School offers a unique mix of indoor and outdoor classes, incorporating uniquely beautiful natural surroundings into the Bible School experience. A grade can’t be placed on the work that Christ is doing in a person’s heart, which is why the programme focuses on personal discovery through discipleship rather than academic achievement.


The American Heritage Education Foundation (AHEF) is a trusted non-profit organization that provides FREE, downloadable, award-winning, patriotic K-12 lesson plans, readings, and other educational resources on America’s founding documents, history, & philosophy for teachers and homeschoolers. AHEF also offers critically-acclaimed resources on the Bible’s historical influence on America’s governing principles. For Social Studies, U.S. History, U. S. Government, Civics, Philosophy, Bible, & Western Civilization. No cost to sign up! AHEF is dedicated to the teaching of America’s philosophical heritage to promote constructive citizenship and Freedom, Unity, Progress, and Responsibility among students and citizens. www.americanheritage.org


STEM/STEAM HOMESCHOOL CURRICULUM


CodeWizardsHQ is the leading online coding school for kids and teens ages 8-18. CodeWizardsHQ delivers fun and effective live, online coding classes designed to give students the programming knowledge, skills, and confidence to thrive in a digital world.

Exceptional instructors use a student-first approach to teach real programming languages like Python, Java, HTML/CSS, and JavaScript. With 24/7 support through free office hours and direct messaging, students are never far from help. Using a kid-friendly platform, students can create working web pages and games while building a robust portfolio.

CodeWizardsHQ’s Homeschool Program features flexible scheduling, significant discounts, and classes only for homeschoolers. CodeWizardsHQ’s innovative high school internship program is a perfect resume-builder. With a 5-star TrustPilot rating and thousands of satisfied students, CodeWizardsHQ is the proven choice in coding instruction.
https://codewizardshq.com/homeschool/


Sphero – Sphero makes remarkably cool, programmable robots and STEAM-based educational tools that transform the way kids learn, create and invent through coding, science, music, and the arts.

 


OjO is an innovative start-up who develops STEM/STEAM games with educational experts to make sure the future generation is equipped with future thinking skills. Their range of learning games hit all of the key learning points needed to succeed and introduce tricky subjects such as chemistry or coding to children aged 4 – 9 years old. They have several award-winning games including the Which Way? coding game, Robot Workshop engineering game and the Shape Factory geometry game. Have fun as a family whilst developing your child’s creativity, problem solving skills and more! https://learnwithojo.com


KnowYourself is an award winning educational company that helps children learn self awareness, self worth and self esteem from the inside out. The approach is unique: help kids develop a foundational understanding of who they are by understanding what they are made of while utilizing core subjects (reading, writing, math, science and