The Ultimate Homeschool Curriculum List of 2017


The Ultimate Homeschool Curriculum ListThe Ultimate Homeschool Curriculum List came out of a discussion I had with fellow homeschooling moms. Every year we struggle to find a homeschool curriculum list that provides both breadth and depth and includes resources to keep our kids engaged. Not only do they get bored easily, but we want them to have a well-rounded education. It hard to find new and unique products these days, it’s also hard to find a comprehensive Homeschool Curriculum List. So, we put together The Ultimate Homeschool Curriculum List just for that very reason. 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 this homeschool curriculum 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 Ultimate Homeschool Curriculum List are sure to get your kids excited about learning this year. Have any suggestions for the Ultimate Homeschool Curriculum List? Please email Info@HowToHomeschool.net. We are always looking for suggestions.

NOTE: The products & services in The Ultimate Homeschool Curriculum List are listed in alphabetical order. Enjoy!

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Ultimate Homeschool Curriculum List – Art & Music

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HomeArtStudio - Ultimate Homeschool Curriculum ListHome 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. We 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


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Monarch AOP Homeschool Curriculum ListAlpha Omega Publications – Find the perfect option for your family’s needs with award-winning homeschool curriculum from Alpha Omega Publications. From time-tested print products like Horizons and LIFEPAC to our groundbreaking plans for 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. We think you’ll love it, too, which is why we want you to 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 – AmThe Ultimate Homeschool Curriculum Listerican School is your school of choice, offering 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.

After enrolling, students can work at their own pace, start anytime and study anywhere, choose from a wide variety of courses, pay an affordable tuition which includes all study materials, receive personalized feedback and assistance from experienced and qualified instructors, and can access the Online Student Center 24-7 to view their grades and access additional course materials.

If students enroll in our high school diploma program or middle school program, they can receive a free transcript evaluation (U.S. schools only), receive credit for courses completed at accredited schools, and make monthly, interest-free payments.

American School is accredited by the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools-Commissions on Elementary and Secondary Schools (MSA-CESS), the National Council for Private School Accreditation (NCPSA) and Accreditation International (Ai). American School is also recognized by the State of Illinois as a non-public high school.

For more information or to enroll, visit www.americanschool.org/hth.


Beestar provides innovative online programs in all subjects for students from grades 1-12 and has helped thousands to reach their excellent achievements on standardized tests.

Weekly Exercises: Using its curriculum-based programs for only 20 minutes a week, students can effectively master the core knowledge traditionally taught in schools and develop advanced problem solving skills. Parents can monitor students’ performance online and know exactly what their kids need. Beestar provides motivational recognitions every week, which brings a lot fun to learning.

National Competition: The annual Beestar National Competition (BNC) brings students nationwide together to solve challenging problems and explore interesting ideas. To excel, students often need to think outside the box and solve problems creatively. Participating in competitions such as BNC broadens students’ knowledge significantly as they explore topics beyond conventional scope and develop advanced skills.

About Them: Beestar was started in Sugar Land, TX, a city about 20 minutes Southwest of Houston, that is known for its exemplary-ranked public schools. Beestar founded by Sugar Land teachers and parents with the goal of creating a system to foster students’ interest in education and help them achieve excellent academic results while allowing parents to participate in their kids’ learning process. Read about what their users say.

Visit beestar.org for grade 1-8 programs or hs.beestar.org for grade 9-12 programs.


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The Core Knowledge Foundation — the people who brought you the What Your ___ Grader Needs to Know series—offers hundreds of curriculum resources as free downloads.

Take a look at our comprehensive, research-based Core Knowledge Language ArtsTM program for Preschool through Grade 5. You’ll find full-color student readers, teacher guides, and supplemental materials—a wealth of resources for teaching reading, writing, listening, and speaking, with plenty of great stories and engaging nonfiction.

You can also download dozens of student books and teacher guides in our Core Knowledge History and GeographyTM program. All these downloadable resources are easy to read on most tablets and computer screens.

Want to make sure your children are building strong foundations of knowledge grade by grade? Then explore the Core Knowledge Sequence, available as a free download. The Core Knowledge Sequence provides a detailed outline of specific content and skills to be taught in language arts, history, geography, mathematics, science, visual arts, and music. For preschool children (age 3-5), the Sequence describes fundamental competencies and specific knowledge that provide coherent foundations for later learning.

Browse our Store, where you’ll find a range of knowledge-rich curriculum materials. And explore the pages of our website that explain why it’s important to start building strong foundations of knowledge in the early years.

In short, if you’re looking for high quality free resources to expand your children’s knowledge and strengthen their reading skills, Core Knowledge has a lot to offer. Start downloading now!

www.coreknowledge.org


eAchieve Academy – Wisconsin’s leading online elementary, middle and high school serving students in grades K-12. An independent, tuition-free virtual public charter school operated by the School District of Waukesha, eAchieve Academy features a flexible, individualized approach to learning integrated in a rigorous, engaging online curriculum with extraordinary support from experienced, certified teachers.

For parents and students opting to homeschool, eAchieve Academy allows students to take specific classes, including honors and AP courses. This supplementary learning allows students to receive the best available online instruction while still being homeschooled. Many students find that transcripted grades from taking an eAchieve Academy class tend to validate homeschool grades on college applications.

eAchieve Academy provides live instruction coupled with independent study. Our dedicated, professional educators find, organize and create the highest-quality curriculum, resources, activities and assessments. Pace charts, progress reports and 24/7 access to the online grade book provide students and parents with the information they need to track student progress and ensure successful completion of each class.

Wisconsin residents can take up to two classes per semester at no cost through a program called Course Options. Non-resident students can take classes at very reasonable rates. Contact us today for details.


Red Comet CurriculumRed Comet – Red Comet is a fully accredited online program offering nearly 175 online courses for grades ranging from 6 to 12. High school students who successfully complete courses on the Red Comet platform will receive high school transfer credits from a public school in the State of Washington. Several of Red Comet’s courses are approved by NCAA and students can get NCAA credits for these courses. In addition to core courses, there are several electives offered under each subject area. High school students may explore future career options by enrolling in a choice of over 45 career-oriented courses while advanced students can enroll in Advanced Placement courses. Given its excellent and simplified course layout and navigation, Red Comet has one of the highest success rates amongst all other online programs. Red Cometwas consistently rated as having one of the highest student satisfaction in state-wide surveys. Visit www.redcomet.org to enroll in classes.


Sycamore Academy – A Friendly, Personable Atmosphere with Project-driven Curriculum for a Character Building, Quality Education

Sycamore Academy is a very affordable accredited online school and our live classes are an added bonus with no extra fees. Classes are project driven— the students are doing projects, not just reading and answering questions. Teachers are available to meet with students via Zoom meeting to answer questions or help with assignments in addition to the “Live” classes.  For many years, families have turned to Sycamore Academy to meet their educational needs. We offer a personalized approach with flexible scheduling and it is customized to your student’s needs, abilities, learning style and goals. Sycamore Academy Online offers you all of the freedom and flexibility you need along with an engaging curriculum that offers complete support and help. Sycamore Academy is quickly becoming a favorite among homeschoolers because we do the difficult work and give you the freedom to enjoy your child and be a partner in your child’s education. We are here for you every step of the way to guide and encourage you. Communication is key and parents are kept informed and involved. Let’s start a great relationship with you and your child!

Learn more here: http://www.SycamoreAcademy.com


TeacherGems
Teacher Gems was founded by a former teacher turned homeschool mom on a mission to develop highly-engaging, hands-on resources suitable for a variety of learners. Teacher Gems K-6 resources are differentiated providing the appropriate amount of support and challenges for learners. Easy to use writing centers, like Teacher Gems Build-A-Story Writing Center, encourage even reluctant writers to independently engage in writing while inspiring creativity. Teacher Gems phonics MEGA activity packs are loaded with hands-on, differentiated and interdisciplinary (incorporating language arts, math and science) activities. Color by number math facts activities and logic puzzles provide the perfect enrichment tools to supplement any homeschool curriculum.

RESOURCE FEATURES
Multi-Sensory (considers a variety of learning styles)
§ Hands-On (great for kinesthetic learners)
§ Differentiated (considers a variety of abilities)
§ Interdisciplinary (incorporates multiple subject areas)
§ Engaging (makes learning fun)
§ Low Prep (saves you planning time)
§ Self-Checking Built In (students can check their own work)
§ Supplemental (use as stand-alone curriculum or to compliment/supplement any curriculum)

Check out all that Teacher Gems has to offer here.


The American Academy – A pioneer in online education, serving students in every state and dozens of nations across the globe, The American Academy has helped thousands of high school homeschool students reach their academic goals.

Fully accredited by the Northwest Accreditation Commission, a division of AdvancED, The American Academy provides more than 100 core and elective courses that students can begin at any time of the year. Every course is facilitated online and led by a highly qualified and licensed teacher.

American Academy students work at the pace that is right for them, providing every learner the opportunity to move swiftly through materials that come easy to them, or to slow down for work that proves more difficult.

Our program is comprehensive. In other online programs, you simply cover the material in the textbook—but not read the book from cover to cover or answer every question. With our homeschooling program, we will diligently cover the material in detail. Uniquely, we also offer 50 minutes of free tutoring, available when you need it.

Whether you are looking for a single course to diversify your educational options or a comprehensive start-to-finish high school experience, The American Academy has the flexibility, support and experience to help you to reach for graduation — and beyond.

For more information or to enroll visit: TheAmericanAcademy.com


The Good & The Beautiful – This unique, faith-based curriculum promotes advanced academics while connecting children with the good and the beautiful: God, family, nature, wholesome literature, and high character. Our goals are to

1. Make homeschooling more affordable with free curriculum and some of the best-priced, high-quality curriculum on the market.

2. Make homeschooling less overwhelming with no prep-time, powerful lessons.

3. Bring joy, character, and beauty back into learning.

Language Arts & Literature

Over 300,000 language arts & literature courses have been downloaded!  Find out why families are saying this curriculum is bringing joy and beauty back into learning. Levels 1-5 are offered as FREE downloads! All of the following subjects are combined in one easy-to-follow, beautiful course set that requires no prep times and makes learning engaging and meaningful: reading, writing, literature, spelling, grammar, art, and geography.

History & Science

Our faith-based, family-style history and science courses require little to no prep-time and are designed to be engaging for the whole family.


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Carole P. Roman is the award-winning author of over fifty children’s books. Whether it’s pirates, princesses, or discovering the world around us, her books have enchanted educators, parents, and her diverse audience of children. She hosts two blog radio programs and is one of the founders of a new magazine, Indie Author’s Monthly. She’s been interviewed twice by Forbes Magazine. Carole has co-authored a self-help book, Navigating Indieworld: A Beginners Guide to Self-Publishing and Marketing. Oh Susannah is her first Early Reader Chapter book series. She lives on Long Island with her husband and near her children and grandchildren.
Her series includes:
Captain No Beard
If You Were Me and Lived in- Cultural
If You Were Me and Lived in- Historical
Nursery series
Oh Susannah- Early Reader
Navigating Indieworld- with co-author Julie A. Gerber
Indieworld Marketing- with co-authors Angela Hausman and Julie A. Gerber

https://www.amazon.com/Carole-P.-Roman/e/B008ZOXI0W


HistorySimulation.com has interactive Lesson Activities and engaging PowerPoint/Keynote Presentations.  Mr. Harms is a practicing History Teacher that has developed history simulations for The American Civil War, European Imperialism, WWI, WWII and The Cold War.

In these lesson activities, students are assigned roles as world leaders and given objectives that mirror the national interests of those countries.  Guided by these objectives, students conduct diplomacy, negotiate with other countries and develop strategies.  This creates a dynamic classroom where students are self-motivated to be engaged as they are confronted with complex situations and difficult decisions. With new Online Platforms, these simulations are easier than ever to administer for teachers and an even better experience for students.

Mr. Harms also develops engaging presentations in both PowerPoint and Keynote Platforms.  These Presentations include concepts, critical thinking questions and powerful animations to help students remember complex ideas and historical situations.

Learn more here: HistorySimulation.com. Use code HowToHomeschool at checkout for 10% off your order.


Ultimate Homeschool Curriculum List – Reading & Writing

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2b Totally LiterateThe Red Well-Read Reader (TRWRR), the central product of 2B, has 361 rhyming stories. Each story has one predominant rhyme. Collectively, the stories systematically cover the entire English language, beginning with the short a, then the long a, and so forth through twenty more vowel classifications.

Because decoding remains easy throughout, there is no point where a child feels overwhelmed and gives up trying to learn. On the other hand, because the stories are written in part in a rather highbrow fashion, no youngster (no matter how smart) will grasp all the implied meanings nestle