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New! Online K–12 Courses from Stanford University
GiftedandTalented.com, the premier online community for advanced learners, offers Stanford research–based online K–12 courses, expert tutors, and information and advice to help students achieve their greatest potential.
 
New! Schooling at home but not alone
K12 gives parents a free, online alternative to brick-and-mortar schools. Whether your child is an advanced learner, has special needs, or has personal commitments that conflict with the conventional school day, K12 is here for you.
 
New! Last Chance to Save 25% on your Homeschool Curriculum
Enjoy the last days of summer by taking 25% off your homeschool curriculum from PearsonHomeschool.com. Now through the end of the month, save on all Math curriculum, all Reading curriculum, all Social Studies curriculum...Save on everything!
 
New! Go Back to School with Our Middle & High School Courses
The Keystone School offers more than 200 courses for grades 6–12, including core subjects, AP, six world languages, and electives. Students can enroll full time and earn an accredited high school diploma, or for single courses to supplement their education or explore new interests. Plus, they can enroll any time of the year.
 
New! The most Powerful Math program you've ever seen or your money back!
Patrick Murray, the founder of CTC Math, is an internationally acclaimed math teacher with more than 22 years of experience teaching. He has the very rare ability to deliver math concepts in a simple, easy-to-understand way in just a few minutes. CTC Math is perfect for homeschoolers.
 
New! LAST CALL for BIG Curriculum Savings at the Co-op
With over 120,000 families, the Homeschool Buyers Co-op is the world's largest buyers club for homeschoolers, founded and operated by homeschoolers just like you! (Membership is FREE and private.)
 
Here's a free homeschool lesson to help your kids be smart with money
A brand-new homeschool product called MoneyBright Kids is making it easier than ever for kids to learn smart money skills! And here's the great news—you can get a FREE homeschool lesson from MoneyBright Kids, including a FREE DVD and four FREE curriculum learning guides!
 
Teaching Your Children Financial Literacy
Teaching Your Children Financial Literacy is written by DeeDee Hughes, managing editor of Oak Meadow's free educational journal, Living Education. In this article, she shares top money lessons for each age.
 
Time4Learning – Cutting Edge Curriculum, Resources & Tools for Back to Homeschool
Technology is with us all day long, so it makes sense to include it as part of your homeschool approach. Sign up today and let Time4Learning's cutting edge curriculum help your family stay in line with the demands of the 21st century.
 
LAST CALL for BIG Curriculum Savings at the Co-op
With over 117,000 families, the Homeschool Buyers Co-op is the world's largest buyers club for homeschoolers, founded and operated by homeschoolers just like you! (Membership is FREE and private.)
 
New School Year, All New Time4Learning Homeschooling Guide!
Don't wait until fall and end up scrambling for your homeschool tools! With summer coming to a close and back-to-homeschool on the brain, now is the perfect time to introduce Time4Learning's recently updated "2014 Welcome to Homeschooling Guide."
 
Making Algebra Child's Play
Hands-On Equations enables your child age 8 and up to understand algebraic equations such as 4x + 3 = 3x + 9 and in the process realize the tremendous capability he or she has to learn math.
 
Oaks Christian Online School – focused on helping YOUR students achieve their college dreams!
The school year is just about ready to start – students will be up and running in all their college prep, honors, and AP classes! Even though it's just time to start school, it's always the right time for high school students to begin thinking about college. Oaks Christian Online School (OCO) is focused on helping students work towards and achieve their college dreams!
 
Sugar White Sands & Great Family Adventures!
It's time to turn off the digital devices, pack the car, and prepare for enthusiasm and questions on a level you've never experienced before as your family hits the road for an educational adventure on the Alabama Gulf Coast. The sugar white sands, turquoise water, and family-friendly feel of this southern coastal community make Gulf Shores and Orange Beach the perfect place to combine quality time together with experiential learning your children will always remember.
 
Personalized Learning – The Future is Now!
More and more parents are discovering the power of individualized instruction, and their children are enjoying the benefits. Personalized learning has been the educational model at Laurel Springs School for over twenty years. Our students have individual, personal connections with their teachers, and the curriculum is adjusted to match each student's learning styles profile.
 
Make Your Homeschool Life Easier
Connections Academy is an accredited school-from-home program for students in grades K–12 offering an award-winning curriculum with free learning materials and resources from leading educational publishers, and a personalized learning plan tailored to your student!
 
Bookshark. Bold. Engaging. Home Education
BookShark offers literature-based academic programs. They believe that exposing children to a wide array of many of the best books ever written promotes discussion, engagement, and creative thinking. Their curricula provides a map for your classroom, guiding the way to lifelong learning.
 
The Ultimate Math Program!
CTC Math believes in the importance of teaching Math the traditional way and not to a test. It is the traditional methods that have stood the test of time. These methods teach students to break down a Math problem using reason and logic. And no one teaches these methods better than Patrick Murray, the founder of CTC Math.
 
Catch up or get ahead this summer
During the summer, students lose critical academic skills. Instead, with Keystone's flexible enrollment deadlines, this summer students can get ahead for the new school year, take electives, or explore a world language. Our full catalog of courses is available. There are no enrollment deadlines; enroll today.
 
1 Million Open STEM Jobs...Is Your Child Prepared?
Programs offering summer tech education are at the forefront of a learning revolution, connecting students with STEM subjects-outside the traditional classroom setting. This includes iD Tech Camps, iD Programming Academy, iD Game Design & Development Academy, and iD Film Academy. These tech camps teach kids and teens to innovate and create their own apps, C++ and Java programs, video games, websites, and more—rather than simply consuming these technologies.
 
The Holy Bible in its Original Order
This newsletter is brought to You by The Original Bible Restored. They offer the Holy Bible in its original order and they believe this is the last Bible you'll ever need to buy.
 
The most Powerful Math program you've ever seen or your money back!
Patrick Murray, the founder of CTC Math, is an internationally acclaimed math teacher with more than 22 years of experience teaching. He has the very rare ability to deliver math concepts in a simple, easy-to-understand way in just a few minutes.
 
Imagine your child at Oaks Christian Online School!
At Oaks Christian Online High School, high school students study college preparatory courses at home, at their own pace, and with a flexible schedule within a traditional semester-based school year. Students work one-on-one with engaging, committed Christian teachers, and enjoy a wide selection of college preparatory, honors, and AP courses, as well as four years of college counseling and spiritual life activities.
 
Save 20% on Homeschool Curriculum Bundles
Save 20% on all curriculum bundles at Pearson Homeschool—everything you need to successfully teach your child is bundled together saving you time and money.
 
Summer Learning Can Be Fun
Eliminate "I'm bored" from your child's vocabulary this summer! Keep your student sharp while providing summer fun they won't forget. Enroll in Calvert Education for Fall 2014 and receive free access for the entire summer—exciting online learning activities that are as entertaining as they are enriching.
 
June Only – Get 50% Off At Time4Learning!
No matter what your plans are for the summer, Time4Learning lets you turn any activity into an interactive learning experience your kids will remember.
 
Daily Homeschooling Deals
The best place for discounted educational products is educents.com.
 
What about Socialization?
The question of socialization comes up often in conversations about homeschooling. Parents who are new to homeschooling or considering it as a future option may recognize that school provides more than just academics. They may worry about how they will recreate those other learning opportunities in their home. Well-meaning neighbors and family members may ask, "But what about socialization?" Well, what about it?
 
Free Resources for Bible Education in the Home
As a homeschooler, you know the importance of providing superior educational materials for your family. But finding quality Bible study resources can sometimes be a challenge. The new Church at Home Web site can help. Here's an example of the FREE materials you'll find on the site, www.churchathome.org.
 
5 Ways to Improve Your Child's Success
The Critical Thinking Co. has guaranteed higher grades & top test scores for more than 50 years! Simply put—their products work. Their award-winning homeschool curriculum, riddles, puzzles, games, software, and apps develop thinking skills and improve standards-based learning.
 
The Online Classroom Advantage—Less Stress, More Success!
With Connections Academy, an award-winning leader in online education for grades K–12, children study at home, so you remain closely involved in their learning as a "Learning Coach".
 
Up to 80% OFF | Curriculum + FREE $5 Gift Card + 4 Freebies
Educents is the best daily deal site featuring the top educational products (online software, curriculum, e-books, tutorials for all subjects, learning materials and toys...) at 30-90% off!
 
Online Learning - You're Invited
The Virtual High School (VHS) has long been synonymous with providing schools and districts with award-winning education solutions. Now, we're bringing our high-quality courses and learning programs to homeschool community!
 
State History, 10% Discount Special
State history from a Christian perspective, for kids pre-school to 12th grade!
 
NEW Giveaway: Teach Science the Easy Way [video]
I'm Aurora, from Supercharged Science – the ones who have the award-winning science curriculum. I'm going to give away 8 copies of our top-of-the line programs to you. PLUS, as an added gift, you'll get a free hands-on science lesson video "How to extract DNA in your Kitchen" that you can do today with stuff you already have at home.
 
Put Your Student Ahead: Digital Language Courses
Middlebury Interactive's engaging language courses offer K-12 students the opportunity to immerse themselves in language and culture in an interactive, online environment. Developed by Ph.D.-level academics and linguistic experts, courses utilize real-world reading, writing, listening and speaking activities combined with task-based activities to accelerate language acquisition.
 
School Districts Get Volume Discounts — Why Not Homeschoolers?
With over 103,000 families, the Homeschool Buyers Co-op is the world's largest buyers club for homeschoolers, founded and operated by homeschoolers just like you! (Membership is FREE and private.) This month we have several popular GroupBuys™ with HUGE savings that will be expiring soon, so get your order in before they are gone!
 
How Parents Can Prevent Summer Slide
For families looking for a flexible summer academic option, consider a Laurel Springs summer course. Their entire catalog of courses is available during the summer in a condensed-schedule format. Their semester-length courses take six weeks, and their year-long courses take twelve weeks. Because these courses follow an accelerated schedule, it is important for students to apply time management skills and stay in frequent contact with their teachers.
 
Three Days of Encouragement Just for Parents
Classical Conversations is dedicated to supporting homeschooling parents, and they do this by bringing their free signature events, called Parent Practicums, to locations all across the United States throughout the summer. As the name implies, Parent Practicums are an opportunity for parents to learn and practice teaching methods that have proven effective over time.
 
Helping Our Children Become Better Learners
COM is an online, cognitive skills enhancement system designed especially for use by children 6 to 18 years old, across the entire spectrum of learning, from special to gifted, and every child in-between. But it doesn't stop there! The thinking skills learned through the 60 exercises found in the COM system can be used to sharpen the cognitive abilities of children, parents, and teachers alike.
 
Psst! Discover the Secret to Writing with Kids
Brave Writer exists to promote positive relationships between parents and children as they embark on the writing process. In other words, not only will your children learn to write using Brave Writer materials, but your connection to your child will be enhanced and protected through the processes and philosophy of Brave Writer's writing instruction.
 
Time4Learning—Celebrating 10 Years with a Fantastic Deal
It's hard to believe that ten years have passed since Time4Learning's very first K-3 curriculum was launched in the living room of the founder's home. But here we are a decade later with a PreK-12th grade curriculum, a suite of teaching resources, and a warm online community of parents who support one another through our homeschool forum and Facebook pages. Most importantly, we're pleased to have helped tens of thousands of families to educate from home.
 
Register Now for The Homeschool Event of the Year!
Great Homeschool Conventions is The Homeschool Event of the Year - bringing encouragement, education, and resources to the homeschooling community.
 
The Best Value in High School Distance Education
The American School, www.americanschool.org, continues to offer the best value in high school distance education — combining affordable tuition and top-quality curriculum in both paper-based and online formats, and the best is yet to come!
 
Free Trial with Brightstorm—Over 3,500 Study Videos
Brightstorm produces expert video lessons that are specifically designed to help students increase their depth and breadth of high school subjects. All our teachers are highly educated and most have master's degrees or higher from the best universities in the country. Use our videos as your primary form of instruction or as a supplement to your unique curriculum.
 
A Trendsetter in Education
Whether your student is a high achiever, a moderate-paced learner, or a slow learner, the A.C.E. educational program proceeds at the exact level determined by the child's ability.
 
Can You Help?
Aurora Lipper recently created a new online science mini-program. It's a series of science experiment videos, together with a workbook that guides kids through a collection of her best hands-on science experiments.
 
LAST CALL for BIG Curriculum Savings at the Co-op
With over 103,000 families, the Homeschool Buyers Co-op is the world's largest buyers club for homeschoolers, founded and operated by homeschoolers just like you! (Membership is FREE and private.) This month we have several popular GroupBuys™ with HUGE savings that will be expiring soon, so get your order in before they are gone!
 
CTC vs the Common Core!
CTC believes in the importance of teaching Math the traditional way and not to a test. It is the traditional methods that have stood the test of time. These methods teach students to break down a Math problem using reason and logic. The innovative CTC Math tutorials are short, concise, and get the point across quickly. And more importantly students learn at their own pace with the ability to stop and rewind the teacher. There is nothing else like it!
 
Save up to 100% on Homeschooling Curriculum
Educents is the best daily deal site featuring the top educational products (online software, curriculum, e-books, tutorials for all subjects, learning materials and toys...) at 30-100% off!
 
Interested in Reviewing Time4Learning?
Interested in Reviewing Time4Learning? Hearing feedback from other parents can be much more valuable than any website or marketing message-- and here at Time4Learning, we understand that. Help us (and others like you) by writing either a current member or future member review!
 
Freebie February is a Great Success!
Homeschool.com's FREEBIE FEBRUARY is a GREAT SUCCESS! Thank you for checking in every day to see the NEW freebies. Stay tuned, because even more freebies will be offered in the next eight days.
 
Say NO to the Common Core!
CTC believes in the importance of teaching Math the traditional way and not to a test. It is the traditional methods that have stood the test of time. These methods teach students to break down a Math problem using reason and logic. The innovative CTC Math tutorials are short, concise, and get the point across quickly. And more importantly students learn at their own pace with the ability to stop and rewind the teacher. There is nothing else like it!
 
One Free Month—Finding The Right Curriculum For Your Homeschooler
eLearningK12 offers a self paced, customized online curriculum, including 46 elementary courses and 95 high school courses. Students work at their own pace and their own level in each subject as directed by the parent. Most assignments are graded automatically and you can start or stop at any time. eLearningK12 partners with Compass Learning, Discovery Education, Math-u-see, Reading Horizons, eDynamic, Edgenuity, and other top quality educational companies to provide a high-quailty, user-friendly curriculum.
 
February Special—BOGO on Time4Learning!
If you've been waiting to try Time4Learning, now's the perfect time! During the month of February, they're offering brand new members a second month for FREE! That means you'll enjoy your first two months for the price of one. But hurry! This offer is only valid while supplies last.
 
For the Love of Books! Oak Meadow Shares a Story
Oak Meadow loves books! Our printed curriculum engages and encourages students to be active learners who exercise their curiosity and explore their interests. To help everyone get a taste of Oak Meadow's power of print, we invite you to share our love of books with 15% off all curriculum materials from February 1—14. Visit the Oak Meadow Bookstore today! 
 
School Districts Get Volume Discounts — Why Not Homeschoolers?
With over 100,000 families, the Homeschool Buyers Co-op is the world's largest buyers club for homeschoolers, founded and operated by homeschoolers just like you! (Membership is FREE and private.) The Co-op is pleased to present the BEST DEAL ON THE PLANET for the popular products shown below, many of them winners of national awards. But don't delay — many of them are expiring soon! 
 
Take a trip with Tapestry of Grace—for free!
For the past 18 years, Lampstand Press has been helping thousands of families enjoy the journey by creating and publishing Tapestry of Grace and related products. Tapestry's unit-study approach to history helps parents teach the same moment to all ages (K-12) at their learning levels, week by week. Tapestry integrates all of the humanities, offering age-appropriate assignments in a variety of modalities. There's something for everyone with Tapestry of Grace.
 
Save 20% on AOP Curriculum - 1 Day Only!
Educents is the best daily deal site featuring the top educational products (online software, curriculum, e-books, tutorials for all subjects, learning materials and toys...) at 30-90% off!
 
It's Almost Freebie February at Homeschool.com
FREEBIE FEBRUARY — 28 days of FREE educational goodies! Freebies include FREE trials, FREE printables, FREE subscriptions, FREE downloads, FREE toys (yes, toys! — from companies that participated in our Annual Gift Guide), a FREE vacation (really!) plus so much MORE!
 
Sugar White Sands & Great Family Adventures!
It's time to turn off the digital devices, pack the car, and prepare for enthusiasm and questions on a level you've never experienced before as your family hits the road for an educational adventure on the Alabama Gulf Coast. The sugar white sands, turquoise water, and family-friendly feel of this southern coastal community make Gulf Shores and Orange Beach the perfect place to combine quality time together with experiential learning your children will always remember.
 
Introducing the Laurel Springs Gifted & Talented Academy
Parents of gifted homeschoolers sometimes struggle to find appropriate ways to create academic challenge for their children. Parents of gifted homeschoolers have partnered with Laurel Springs School for more than 20 years to provide their children with the challenge they need. The Gifted & Talented Academy offers an accredited academic program and online social community specific to gifted children.
 
Plan the Best Field Trip Ever For Your Kids
Plan the most awesome field trip ever for your kids—a winter vacation that's filled with family ski days, fun activities, special events and tons of family bonding opportunities designed specifically for you and your little ones! Join Keystone Resort for fun and educational activities designed to create lasting memories during your ski vacation.
 
Make Your Own Minecraft Mods - Save 45%
Many kids spend countless hours playing the hugely popular Minecraft, so why not give them the ability to personalize their Minecraft experience and learn the Java programming language at the same time? A 1-year subscription to Mod Design 1 includes everything students need to learn the fundamentals of Java™ Programming in order to create their own Minecraft© Mod for the PC/Mac version of Minecraft.
 
Common Core: Friend or Foe?
At eLearningK12, we believe that high standards are important, but we also believe in parental control and customizing curriculum to meet the needs of the students, not the other way around! Parents of our students are free to modify, add to, or eliminate any lesson at any time, based on their personal beliefs and the needs of their children. Parents are given full control over their children's education.
 
Don't Let Math Wreck Your Homeschool Day
Patrick Murray, the founder of CTC Math, is an internationally acclaimed math teacher with more than 22 years of experience teaching. He has the very rare ability to deliver math concepts in a simple, easy-to-understand way in just a few minutes. And he has a special offer for Homeschool.com readers.
 
Flexible Learning Starts at Keystone
The Keystone School is a high-quality, flexible, online private school for grades 6–12 that offers self-paced study with flexible due dates, online or print-based correspondence courses, licensed, certified teachers available when you need them, single courses to supplement your child's current education, or up to 6 courses for a full Keystone experience, year-round enrollment, and a risk-free 30-day, money-back guarantee.
 
Schooling at home but not alone
K12 gives parents a free, online alternative to brick-and-mortar schools. Whether your child is an advanced learner, has special needs, or has personal commitments that conflict with the conventional school day, K12 is here for you.
 
Learn Math & Science in a Way a Textbook Can't Show You
Uzinggo is an online learning program designed to aid parents who homeschool children studying the advanced math and science concepts taught in grades 5–12. Uzinggo combines leading education techniques, interactive game-like graphics, and motivational tools to help students develop a deep comprehension of math and science. Homeschool parents can use Uzinggo to supplement and to enhance existing instruction.
 
Focused on helping YOUR students achieve their college dreams!
The school year is off to a great start – students are up and running in all their college prep, honors, and AP classes, and things are going really well! Now, it's time for some students to begin thinking about college...Are your kids attending an online high school that will truly help them (and you) with the college selection and application process? Oaks Christian Online School (OCO) is focused on helping students work towards and achieve their college dreams!
 
Flexible Learning Starts at Keystone
It's not too late for you to make a change. The school year is well underway, and you've probably received the first progress reports or report cards to see how your child is doing. Maybe he or she is excelling beyond the class or perhaps falling behind. Either way, if your child isn't getting the very most out of school, it may be a sign that a change is needed. That change might be Keystone School.
 
Homeschool EVENT of the YEAR
Great Homeschool Conventions is the Homeschool Event of the Year - bringing encouragement, education, and resources to the homeschooling community. You may choose from 100s of workshops and shop the largest homeschool curriculum exhibit hall available! Make plans now to attend!
 
See Your Child Achieve More in Math This Fall
This fall, see your children achieve more in math with ALEKS! Using personalized learning and adaptive assessments, ALEKS determines precisely what each student knows and provides targeted instruction on the topics students are ready to learn right now.
 
8 Ways to Help Your Child Succeed
Calvert Education, a leader in homeschooling for more than 100 years, is pleased to bring you this list of eight ways to help your child learn and grow.
 
Parents Respond to Time 4 Learning Curriculum
We hope your homeschool year has gotten off to a great start! Ours, at Time4Learning certainly has! The addition of our new high school curriculum has brought a better response than we ever could have imagined! And speaking of responses—The diversity of our members and the innumerable ways they use Time4Learning amazes us every day.
 
Don't Let Math Wreck Your Homeschool Day
Patrick Murray, the founder of CTC Math, is an internationally acclaimed math teacher with more than 22 years of experience teaching. He has the very rare ability to deliver math concepts in a simple, easy-to-understand way in just a few minutes. And he has a special offer for Homeschool.com readers.
 
Schooling at home but not alone
K12 gives parents a free, online alternative to brick-and-mortar schools. Whether your child is an advanced learner, has special needs, or has personal commitments that conflict with the conventional school day, K12 is here for you.
 
You Are Home Schooling the Right Way!
Parents who are new to homeschooling often feel uncertain and overwhelmed. They aren't sure if they are doing the right thing because there are many people who will tell them that they are crazy to take on such a huge task as educating their children. Those people are wrong. It is not crazy to care so much about your children that you want to remove them from a system that is broken and has come to the point that it is doing more harm than good. A good online school can make things much easier for parents.
 
Earn College Credit
A CLEP* exam is the easiest and most affordable way to earn college credits—and REA's extensive library of CLEP* test preps can help students succeed! Accepted by more than 2,900 colleges and universities, each passed exam earns from 3-12 credits, saving hundreds of hours of classroom time and thousands of dollars in college tuition. Millions of students have used this program to achieve their educational and career goals.
 
Give them Permission to Lose!
Are you home schooling a gifted child? If so, you have a unique set of opportunities and challenges ahead of you including teaching your child how to lose. Game play from SimplyFun can be a wonderful way to help build resiliency in children as they learn that they may not always end up winning a game even though they are the 'gifted' person at the table.
 
Don't Settle for a "One-Box-Fits-All" K-12 Curriculum – Try Time4Learning!
Whether you're a first time homeschooler or a seasoned veteran, Time4Learning's unique combination of interactive curriculum, teaching tools, parent resources and family-focused support sets it apart from the "one-box-fits-all" approach.
 
A Fun Way to Gain Essential Technical Skills
At Youth Digital, we believe that children are naturally creative and naturally curious, and we've designed our 3D Game Design 1 course with this in mind. We combine children's innate curiosity and creativity, along with our project-based learning methodology, to introduce these essential 3D skills in a fun and creative environment.
 
Curriculum for $15 or Less!
Educents is the best daily deal site featuring top educational products at 30-90% off! Many for $15 or less!
 
Setting Up Your Student's Learning Space to Match Their Learning Style
If this is your first year as a homeschooling family, or if you have been homeschooling for years, it is important to prepare your child's learning space for academic success.
 
Teach Upper-Level Math and Science? No Problem!
For some parents, explaining upper-level math and science concepts can be a challenge. Often, students will attend a few hours of school a week for these types of lessons. Now, with Uzinggo, parents can teach these subjects at home with confidence.
 
LAST CALL for BIG Curriculum Savings at the Co-Op
With over 98,000 families, the Homeschool Buyers Co-op is the world's largest buyers club for homeschoolers, founded and operated by homeschoolers just like you! (Membership is FREE and private.)
 
Educents:
A Flash-Sale Site for Educational Products & Curriculum with New Deals Listed Daily!
 
Math Tutor DVD Can Help!
Math Tutor DVD offers math help via DVD video tutorial content in a wide array of subject areas. In addition, Math Tutor DVD allows you to teach Math to your children and to be confident while doing so! How indispensable for homeschooling parents!
 
Help Your Child Achieve Math Success This School Year
The new school year is here and now is the perfect time to let ALEKS help your child succeed in math! Using artificial intelligence and adaptive, open-response questioning, ALEKS quickly and accurately determines what a student knows and is most ready to learn.
 
Make Learning Fun with IXL Math and Language Arts
IXL makes practice feel like play! IXL is the Web's #1 review site, with over 10,000 new parent subscribers every month and more than 2,600 math and language arts skills available for pre-K through high school. Diverse practice formats, adaptive questions, and colorful awards help homeschoolers build skills and confidence for a successful school year—and beyond! 
 
Valuable Resources for Homeschoolers
SmartTutor.com has been serving children, parents, teachers and schools for over a decade.  Formerly known as Learning Today, SmartTutor.com is now exclusively offering its award-winning program to parents, families and tutors for homeschooling use or afterschool tutoring.
 
Don't Let Math Wreck Your Homeschool Day
Patrick Murray, the founder of CTC Math, is an internationally acclaimed math teacher with more than 22 years of experience teaching. And he has a special offer for Homeschool.com readers.
 
Creating Successful Online Learners
As you educate your children from your home throughout high school, you are preparing them for their futures. Today, knowledge of the online environment is increasingly important for both college and career success, so combining your supportive learning environment with online college-prep high school curriculum is something you should seriously consider.
 
Hi! We're Method Test Prep and We're Here to Help!
We know you have a lot on your plate as a homeschool parent - and if your child is in high school, that plate is growing even fuller. College prep isn't always easy, but fortunately Method Test Prep has an easy way to help your child prep for the SAT or ACT. Best of all, much of what they offer is FREE!
 
Why So Many Homeschoolers Use Online School Now
Parents decide to educate their children at home for many reasons, but now more homeschool families than ever before are making the switch to online school. Families tell us this change yields significant benefits for children and parents alike. If you haven't yet made this change, you'll find it is well worth considering when you see...
 
Back to School with Time4Learning - Preschool through High School!
Now is the perfect time to see if Time4Learning's online homeschool curriculum could fit into this year's family education plan. And with high school courses about to become available, you've now got options for everyone in your family!
 
American School & Method Test Prep - A GREAT Duo!
After careful examination and analysis of several online ACT/SAT prep courses, the American School is pleased to announce an expanded affiliation with Method Test Prep, a company that has specialized in online standardized test preparation for more than a decade. Under this arrangement, Method Test Prep is responsible for all course content and billing, and their customer service team answers any and all questions from American School students.
 
School Districts Get Volume Discounts - Why Not Homeschoolers?
With over 95,000 families, the Homeschool Buyers Co-op is the world's largest buyers club for homeschoolers, founded and operated by homeschoolers just like you! (Membership is FREE and private.)
 
Get Accepted to the College of Your Choice!
CollegeStartOnline provides one-on-one university and college admissions assistance including personal and supplemental essay writing, college search & strategy, interview coaching, resume building, counseling, guidance with independent research projects, and much, much, more. Plus, CollegeStartOnline has extensive experience helping homeschooled students! 
 
Why Is Homeschool Good For My Child?
Standard Deviants Light Speed supports homeschoolers by offering comprehensive video courses to teach core curriculum subjects and test prep. Standard Deviants programming covers the most difficult elementary school, middle school, high school and college courses-their DVDs provide a "fun approach to serious education". 
 
School-at-Home Success with Less Stress
Are you planning for the upcoming school year now? If you've ever become frustrated with the time-consuming task of finding appropriate lesson plans and materials or questioned your ability to teach your child complex subjects, you may be interested to learn that there's an excellent alternative choice for educating your child at home! Connections Academy is an accredited school-from-home program for students in grades K12. 
 
Experience the Ivy-League in K-12 Learning with LearningAisle
LearningAisle believes in helping students become independent, analytical and critical thinkers! Using the best social learning technology in the world that mirrors how students learn in Ivy League universities, LearningAisle provides true student-led learning to enable home scholars to do hands-on learning through projects and lessons--learning together with the help of friends, family and the homeschool community.
 
Make Your Homeschool Life Easier
Many homeschoolers have selected Connections Academy as a way to stay closely involved in their child's education while freeing themselves from some of the challenging aspects of homeschooling. Connections Academy is an accredited school-from-home program for students in grades K-12 offering an award-winning curriculum with free learning materials and resources from leading educational publishers, and a personalized learning plan tailored to your student!
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Homeschool.com's Summer Freebie Extravaganza, Part II
We're happy to announce, The Summer Freebie Extravaganza is a HUGE hit! As of today, many freebies are on the page, and many more are in the queue. The freebies include FREE trials, FREE year-long subscriptions, FREE Kindle e-books, FREE printables, FREE travel guides, FREE books, FREE downloads, plus so much MORE! 
 
Oaks Christian Online School - perfect for summer - and beyond!
Summer--it's 1/3 over (or thereabouts), and many of us are enjoying the easy, fun pace of summer...but also thinking of the upcoming school year. There are many reasons to consider Oaks Christian Online School for Summer 2013 courses--and fall is also a great time for Oaks Christian Online School!
 
Summer Fun with ThinkStretch Summer Learning Program!
The ThinkStretch Summer Learning Program is an affordable, effective way to maintain reading, writing and math skills all summer long while still exploring and enjoying all that summer has to offer. 
 
Teach Kids to Write in Just 10 Minutes a Day. Yes, Really!
The greatest benefit of The Writing Course is that kids don't learn to HATE writing, they learn to ENJOY it. Honestly, it is especially the tedious rule-obsessed grammar that quenches the spirit in a child (or adult). Adding The Writing Course to your curriculum will allow your child to embrace the freedom that comes with really "getting" what language and writing is about. You'll also know how to teach kids to write in 10 minutes a day. 
 
Prevent Summer Brain Drain!
Educents is the best daily deal site featuring the top educational products (online software, curriculum, e-books, tutorials for all subjects, learning materials and toys...) at 30-90% off! 
 
SAVE $15 on your KidCoder and TeenCoder courses
Have your kids ever asked about designing their own website, learning how to create video games, or even writing a cool new smart-phone app? Self-study courses are the answer! We offer award-winning courses that teach students to write their own computer programs, games, smart-phone apps, and websites; no teacher expertise required!
 
SkillsTutor--Great for Summer and All-Year Learning
SkillsTutor At Home, owned by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt offers online self-paced Math, Reading/Language Arts, and Science lesson plans for kids K through Grade9+, all aligned with national and state standards. The self-paced lesson plans use an Assess, Assign, Achieve methodology to keep kids on track, and to help them achieve maximum success.
 
One-Stop Shopping and an Android Tablet Too!
Since 2004, Global Student Network has been a leader in providing innovative online curriculum to schools and homeschool students throughout the world. GSN offers the widest range of secular and Christian online curriculum for grades K-12 available anywhere. Plus it offers amazing programs and services like tutoring, ACT/SAT preparation, and MORE!! And it offers all this from one location. It's like one-stop shopping!
 
Take a Peek into an Online Classroom
While many parents agree that the benefits of homeschooling are beyond measure, it's natural to wonder if your kids are learning everything they need to succeed. For some families, using an accredited online school is a great way to ensure their children receive the highest quality educational experience from the comfort of home.  
 
5 Reasons to Take a Summer Course at Oaks Christian Online School
Sometimes it's easier to wade into the pool than it is to jump off the high dive! At Oaks Christian Online School, we'd like to invite you to "test the waters" of our online school during the upcoming summer months. After all, there are many reasons to consider Oaks Christian Online School for Summer 2013 courses. 
 
Personalized Summer Learning for Math
The summer months are an ideal time to help your children get ahead in math! Whether you're at home or on the road this summer, ALEKS is an flexible, online math program for grades 3-12 that can be used to provide each child with a personalized learning path tailored to his or her individual needs. 
 
Less Stress, More Success
There are many forms of schooling from home that you could consider, based on your specific preferences and strengths as a homeschooler. You may want to consider utilizing an accredited virtual school or a public school from home program. In a virtual school for grades K-12, students are supervised at home and encouraged by a Learning Coach, and taught by state-certified teachers through online classroom technology and phone and email communication.
 
Could Oaks Christian Online School be an answer to prayer?
Students and their parents seeking all the advantages of an online education and desiring excellence in academics with core spiritual values will find Oaks Christian Online School to be an optimal choice. 
 
LAST CALL for April Savings and Freebies at the Co-op
With over 95,000 families, the Homeschool Buyers Co-op is the world's largest buyers club for homeschoolers, founded and operated by homeschoolers just like you! (Membership is FREE and private.)
 
Save on Travel to Charleston S.C. - A Destination For Learning
As you know, an important part of homeschooling includes reinforcing the important lessons learned at home by bringing your child's studies to life. When it comes to U.S. History, a visit to Charleston, South Carolina can give your homeschooler an incredible range of opportunities to explore, learn, and make some great memories. 
 
Experience Personalized Math Instruction for Each Child
A math curriculum that works for the whole family can be hard to find, especially when each of your children learns differently. With ALEKS, it's easy to provide each child with a personalized math instruction to meet their individual needs. 
 
5 Reasons Online Music Lessons are BETTER than Traditional Lessons
Just about every parent wants their child to play an instrument. Parents understand the academic, social, and personal benefits that music offers. But did you know that online lessons have many benefits over local studio lessons? Rockfactory, the expert in live online music lessons (they've been providing online instruction successfully since 2004 ), suggests the top five reasons online lessons trump traditional lessons. 
 
LAST CALL for BIG Curriculum Savings at the Co-op!
With over 94,000 families, the Homeschool Buyers Co-op is the world's largest buyers club for homeschoolers, founded and operated by homeschoolers just like you! (Membership is FREE and private.) Several of our most popular GroupBuys are here -- but for March only. Get your order in before they are gone! 
 
An Idea to Make Homeschool Life Easier
Many homeschoolers have selected Connections Academy is an accredited school-from-home program for students in grades K-12 offering an award-winning, rigorous curriculum, free learning materials and resources from leading educational publishers, and a personalized learning plan tailored to your student! 
 
Stories of AMAZING Homeschool Students
At Oaks Christian Online School, high school students study college preparatory courses at home, at their own pace, and with a flexible schedule. Students work one-on-one with engaging, committed Christian teachers, and enjoy a wide selection of college preparatory, honors, and AP courses, as well as four years of college counseling and spiritual life activities.
 
Top-Notched and Christian Based
At Oaks Christian Online School, high school students study college preparatory courses at home, at their own pace, and with a flexible schedule. Students work one-on-one with engaging, committed Christian teachers, enjoy a wide selection of college preparatory, honors, and AP courses, as well as four years of college counseling and spiritual life activities. Students earn an Oaks Christian Online high school diploma and receive a transcript that reflects the excellent reputation of Oaks Christian School.
 
The flexible homeschool solution parents (and kids!) love.
The award-winning K12 curriculum is individualized to give every child the chance to reach his or her potential. And it's flexible, to meet the unique challenges families face. K12 has delivered more than 4 million courses over the past decade, with programs proven to work for children who aren't thriving in school. Every subject is delivered online--complete with hands-on activities, all the books and learning materials your student needs, plus optional support from expert teachers.
 
One Month Trial--More Than 60 Courses!
Does your student need a class in Middle School Physical Science, Organic Chemistry, English Grammar, AP Statistics, Music Theory, or perhaps SAT test prep? Perhaps you're interested in Wordpress or Adobe Illustrator? Educator.com classes are ideal for both teens and parents! 
 
5 Reasons to Continue Homeschooling Through High School
Many parents, even some who have confidently homeschooled through the elementary grades, wonder if they should send their child to a traditional school for high school. Some are concerned about the challenge of teaching higher level courses. Others consider social issues, such as sports, prom, and graduation. This is a personal decision which must be considered by individual families, but here are 5 reasons to continue homeschooling through high school.
 
2-for-1 Special Offer for Math!
Are you looking for a math curriculum to use with your children during the new year? For a limited time, purchase an ALEKS subscription and get a second subscription of the same length at no additional cost!
 
The Keystone School: New Year, Fresh Start
The beginning of a new year is a great time to give your student a fresh start. If your student needs to make a full-time schooling change, Keystone is an established, trusted option. For nearly 40 years, we've offered an individualized education that allows students to learn in the ways that are best for them. 
 
The flexible homeschool solution parents (and kids!) love.
The award-winning K12 curriculum is individualized to give every child the chance to reach his or her potential. And it's flexible, to meet the unique challenges families face. K12 has delivered more than 4 million courses over the past decade, with programs proven to work for children who aren't thriving in school. Every subject is delivered online -- complete with hands-on activities, all the books and learning materials your student needs, plus optional support from expert teachers. 
 
Top five reasons they're ready
Learning a new language benefits students now and in the future. Language skills add to a well-rounded education, help students understand other cultures, prepare them for college and travel, and can even increase their future earning potential. Rosetta Stone® Homeschool features a foreign language curriculum specially designed to provide homeschool students with a rich, fully interactive and engaging language-learning experience. 
 
Free Tools -- Determine Which Curriculum is Best for YOUR Family
Finding the educational option that best serves your child's strengths and needs can be a challenging task, one filled with questions. Oak Meadow has decades of experience in guiding and supporting families through the learning process. Here are some free tools to help you determine which curriculum is best for your family.
 
Homeschooling with Love and Logic
With some practical tips from the Love and Logic Institute, you can enjoy more cooperative kids while building a life-long love of learning. Check out the website, loveandlogic.com, for ideas about raising respectful, responsible and motivated kids or to sign up for their FREE weekly email tip! 
 
The flexible homeschool solution parents (and kids!) love
The award-winning K12 curriculum is individualized to give every child the chance to reach his or her potential. And it's flexible, to meet the unique challenges families face. K12 delivered more than 4 million courses over the past decade, with programs proven to work for children who aren't thriving in school. Every subject is delivered online-complete with hands-on activities, all the books and learning materials your student needs, plus optional support from expert teachers. 
 
Your Partner in Online Christian Education
If you homeschool your children, or would like to, consider Slavic Christian Academy as your partner in online Christian education. Slavic Christian Academy is an accredited, online private school for grades 3-12. By using SCA's online curriculum, parents no longer have to worry about obtaining teaching credentials, grading assignments or even creating homeschooling curriculums. SCA provides all of the necessary materials needed for students to excel in their academic careers.
 
Back to School Savings from Dover: Save 25%
While you are probably well into the new school year, you still might be looking for books for your core curriculum and supplementary materials for lesson plans. For quality and selection at the lowest prices on the market, turn to Dover Publications -- they've been proudly serving the homeschooling community for over 70 years. 
 
Affordable Ivy League Tutors - Just a Click Away
Allow your child to explore new, challenging subjects in a safe, one-on-one tutoring environment with InstaEDU. Whether your student wants to learn more about statistics or dive into computer programming, InstaEDU's tutors can help him or her learn and understand complex subjects in a fun, social way (and you won't have to teach yourself to code). 
 
Save BIG on curriculum at the Homeschool Buyers Co-op
With 87,000+ families, the Homeschool Buyers Co-op is the world's largest buyers club for homeschoolers, founded and operated by homeschoolers just like you! (Membership is FREE and private.)  It's SCIENCE, TECHNOLOGY, ENGINEERING, and MATH (STEM) month at the Co-op, and we're featuring the BEST DEAL ON THE PLANET for our most popular STEM products, grouped by subject.
 
Why Accelerated Christian Education?
With so many choices in education available for the homeschooling parent, Accelerated Christian Education (A.C.E.) would like to offer help in the decision process. Parents desire their children to be Godly, academically balanced, and spiritually mature. Through the unique, self-instructional, mastery-based concept of A.C.E., you will be given the tools necessary to foster Scriptural character qualities and educational excellence in your child.
 
Help Your Child Achieve Math Success This School Year
The new school year is here and now is the perfect time to see how ALEKS can help your child succeed in math! Using artificial intelligence and adaptive, open-response questioning, ALEKS quickly and accurately determines what a student knows and is most ready to learn. 
 
Flexible & Online - the Keystone Way
Fall is right around the corner, the time when most young students are returning to the classroom. But with Keystone's flexible, online education options, learning can take place anywhere - and any time - you choose. Our affordable, self-paced, online program lets students enroll before traditional schools begin, giving them an academic edge. Plus, your student can enroll full time or in just a single course. The choice is yours.
 
An Idea to Make Homeschool Life Easier
Many homeschoolers have selected Connections Academy as a way to stay closely involved in their child's education while freeing themselves from some of the challenging aspects of homeschooling. Connections Academy is an accredited school-from-home program for students in grades K-12 offering an award-winning curriculum, free learning materials and resources from leading educational publishers, and a personalized learning plan tailored to your student! 
 
Put Some Inspiration In Your Back-To-School
Looking for hands-on math projects? Out-of-the-ordinary science experiments? Writing challenges that spark the imagination? Keeping up with rigorous academic standards can, and should, be inspiring. Oak Meadow's award-winning homeschool curriculum offers four great ways to get inspired. Does your curriculum meet the Oak Meadow standard?
 
Getting Ready for the New Homeschool Year?
Now is the perfect time to see if an online curriculum like Time4Learning could fit into your family's homeschool schedule this year. Use it as a primary curriculum, a supplement to your current method or as part of an eclectic approach.
 
Sharing a Great Resource - Homeschool Buyers Co-op
With 85,000+ families, the Homeschool Buyers Co-op is the world's largest buyers club for homeschoolers, founded and operated by homeschoolers just like you! (Membership is FREE and private). It's time to get BACK TO SCHOOL, and we are pleased to share with you the BEST DEAL ON THE PLANET for our most popular products. 
 
Boost Your Child's Success and Confidence in Math
Are you looking for a personalized curriculum solution that will help your child succeed in math this school year? Using a unique combination of learning and assessment, ALEKS quickly and accurately determines precisely what a student knows, doesn't know, and what she is most ready to learn. This innovative approach to math instruction allows students to work at their own pace, while increasing student success and confidence. 
 
Online Curriculum Discount
For the price of a cup of coffee, approximately $2.73 per day, you can educate your child from the comfort of your own home with an excellent traditional curriculum written to meet the CORE National Standards for learning. Is this homeschooling? Yes. Do you have to create everything, write the curriculum, come up with worksheets, figure out what to teach for Math, and make sure your child is learning at the level you want them to, No! We have taken the work out of it for you and created an online curriculum program ready to use here at Progress Academy 
 
Back to School Special - Try Time4Learning FREE for 14 days
We understand how difficult choosing a curriculum can be. That's why we're giving away FREE 14-day memberships to the first 100 families who take advantage. This trial requires no contract and no credit card number. Participants will have full access to the curriculum and parent tools.
 
Creative Ways to Enhance At-Home Learning
Did you know that there's a way to stay closely (and creatively!) involved in your child's education while freeing yourself from some of the more time-consuming aspects of homeschooling? Many homeschoolers have already turned to Connections Academy, an accredited school-from-home program for students in grades K-12 offering an award-winning curriculum, free learning materials and resources from leading educational publishers, and a personalized learning plan tailored to your student! 
 
Start the School Year Out with Fun
Cobblestone & Cricket has been publishing magazines for parents, schools, and of course homeschoolers for over 30 years. Cobblestone & Cricket offers fourteen award winning titles for children pre-K to Grade 12, covering a variety of subjects, including: international and U.S. history, cultural studies, science and MORE. Cobblestone & Cricket magazines are ad-free, educational, and they're engaging. They're another way to get your children excited about learning. Your children will love getting them in the mail!
 
Why you shouldn't use this curriculum
Most curriculum publishers will give you a long list of reasons why their curriculum is the best. We, at Calvert Education Services, prefer a different approach. We want to be upfront about what it takes to use our curriculum and let you decide whether it's the best approach for you and your child. The truth is.....our curriculum is not for everyone. Calvert's curriculum is a rigorous program that requires time and effort by both the parent and the child. However, many of our Calvert families tell us they can see the benefits in just a few weeks. 
 
Become Your Child's Learning Coach
Many homeschoolers have selected Connections Academy as a way to stay closely involved in their child's education while freeing themselves from some of the challenging aspects of homeschooling, like compiling curriculum and creating lesson plans. Connections Academy is an accredited school-from-home program for students in grades K-12 offering an award-winning curriculum, free learning materials and resources from leading educational publishers, and a personalized learning plan tailored to your student!
 
Homeschooling at its Best
elearningK12 is a company founded by three homeschooling mothers with a vision -- to enhance the quality of education and family life in North America (and beyond), through personalized, guided, Internet-based K-12 curriculum. A smaller company -- they have turned their dreams into reality -- they have succeeded in making homeschooling possible for many families in the United States and in several foreign countries. 
 
School-at-Home Success with Less Stress
Are you already planning ahead for the upcoming school year? Do you worry you won't be ready in time? Do you have concerns about guiding your child's educational future? If you've ever become frustrated with the time-consuming task of finding appropriate lesson plans and materials or questioned your ability to teach your child complex subjects, you may be interested to learn that there's an excellent alternative choice for educating your child at home--Connections Academy. 
 
Top Notched & Christian-Based
At Oaks Christian Online School, high school students study college preparatory courses at home, at their own pace, and with a flexible schedule. Students work one-on-one with engaging, committed Christian teachers, enjoy a wide selection of college preparatory, honors, and AP courses, as well as four years of college counseling and spiritual life activities. Students earn an Oaks Christian Online high school diploma and receive a transcript that reflects the excellent reputation of Oaks Christian School. 
 
Prepare now for fall writing instruction and save 30%!
Are you looking for a student-friendly writing curriculum to help your student become a better writer, thinker, and learner? The Write Source homeschool package might be your answer. It includes a Student Edition, Teacher's Edition, and Assessment Workbook. 
 
Welcome to American School
The American School offers the best value in high school distance education--combining affordable tuition and top-quality curriculum in both print and online formats. In its 115-year history, the American School has educated more than three million students from across the country and around the world. 
 
Does College Have to Be So Expensive?
Developing a full-fledged college prep plan is the best way to make college affordable. Period. Missing even a single step can add thousands to your total cost. Fortunately, answers to many of your questions can be found at RSC Your College Prep and Financial Aid Expert's free web events. Signing up now is one step you can take to pay for college.
 
Oaks Christian Stands Apart From Other Online Schools
There are many reasons why families today are choosing to have their children study online. Whatever the reason, there are more than 1.5 million U.S. students being educated online today, and it always comes down to one thing - the student (and his/her learning experience).
 
Four Helpful Tips for Evaluating Online Courses
Many parents who are homeschooling turn to the Internet to find online instructional resources. But determining whether or not certain online courses are an effective academic solution can be confusing, so here are four important factors to consider when evaluating online courses. 
 
Red Tails - a WWII History Lesson
Combine the movie RED TAILS with the Red Tails Educational Study Guide on our site. The Study Guide includes terms to know, a list of achievements, discussion questions and so much more. RED TAILS is a breathtaking tribute to the Tuskegee Airmen--the unsung heroes who rose above extraordinary challenges and ultimately soared into history.
 
Two--Three Years' Growth in as Little as 6-8 Weeks
Many children and adults struggle with problems related to reading, spelling, and language comprehension. Factor in diagnoses like dyslexia, attention deficit disorder, auditory processing disorder, hyperlexia, and autism, and it can be difficult to know where to turn for the right educational assistance. Lindamood-Bell Learning Processes provides effective, results based assistance individuals need. 
 
Individualized Summer Learning for Math
The summer months are an ideal time to help your child get ahead in math! Whether you're at home or on the road this summer, ALEKS can be used to provide each child with a personalized learning path tailored to his or her individual needs.
 
Keystone students are free to learn the way they want - and they love it!
At Keystone, setting your own pace--and following your own path--isn't just an occasional event. It's how our students learn every day of the year. From anywhere in the world, our online private school gives young people in grades 6-12 the flexibility to study exactly the way they need to. And when learning conditions fit each kid to a tee, the outcome--time and again--is success.
 
Oaks Christian Online School
We know at this time of year that parents are beginning to think about summer school and fall enrollment for their children. Oaks Christian Online School is offering over 60 college preparatory, honors, and AP summer school classes in a wide range of subjects and is also now accepting applications for the Fall 2012. 
 
Curriculum To Inspire Your Child
Choose Pearson Homeschool for curriculum that is not only affordable, but comprehensive, fun and engaging! Pearson Homeschool offers a full line of curriculum that's flexible to fit you and your child. 
 
Could Public School from Home Mean Less Stress, More Success?
If you, like many homeschool parents, have ever wondered about the effectiveness of the curriculum materials you choose or the progress your child is making, you may want to consider accredited online schooling, also known as virtual school. As a mother of four who homeschooled my children for 5 years before switching to a virtual school, I hope to provide you with valuable insights into the online school experience. 
 
A Personalized Math Tutor for Each Child
Math tutors can be expensive, especially when each of your children needs individual instruction. With ALEKS, it's easy to provide each child with a personalized math tutor to meet their individual needs. Students who use ALEKS are given access to highly-targeted instruction based on the topics they are exactly ready to learn. With an open-response environment, ALEKS does not rely on multiple choice questions and ensures students have truly demonstrated mastery on the topics they have completed. This unique approach to learning and assessment makes ALEKS a dynamic curriculum solution for math. 
 
You're a Great Teacher. Calvert Can Help
Homeschooling your child is one of the most important decisions you'll ever make as a parent. Calvert wants you to know that you don't have to go it alone. Included at no extra charge with your Calvert curriculum order is free, year-round access to Calvert's Education Counselors. Available when you need them, our experienced teachers are available by phone, email or live chat with tips, strategies, advice and answers to your questions. 
 
If You Think College is Just About the Degree Don't Watch This Video
Truth be told, I wasn't homeschooled. But looking back on my own educational experience, I can tell you this--I have homeschool envy. The 'conveyor-belt' didn't work for me when I was a student but now I know why.
 
Be Bold -- Make Things Happen
Everything you thought that you knew about preparing your child for the real world HAS CHANGED. Let's look at the facts...1. The economy is worse than it's ever been since the Great Depression 2. Unemployment is at an all-time high 3. The cost of college tuition is the only thing that has not gone down in price, other than health care. 
This leaves you and your child with 2 choices... 
Choice 1: Drown 
Choice 2: Learn to Swim. 
 
Why Are You Home Schooling Your Kids?
These are some of the most commons answers...1. "We don't want their minds corrupted by the worldly influence and secular teachings of our public school system." 2. "Our public school system in our area is horrible." 3. "We can't afford private school and even if we could we're not so sure that the influence our kids would be exposed to is any better than the public school system." 
 
For 2012, give your student a fresh start with flexible online learning from Keystone
The New Year is a great time for change-big or small-in your student's education. Whatever your family's learning needs are, now's the right moment to consider Keystone. Our online private school for grades 6-12 provides a flexible way for students to dive into their subjects from anywhere in the world, work through lessons any time of the day, and succeed at their own pace.
 
Homeschooling Through High School - Options are the Key
Homeschooling through High School? You can do it and eLearningK12 can help! Their personalized, guided, Internet-based educational programs offer many options. For the High School student, these options include the level of assistance given to the student, curriculum choices, and individual graduation tracks. 
 
College Financial Planning
If your child is in high school, your family may be preparing for the college application process. One aspect of the college admissions process that can feel confusing for some families is financial aid. There are many types of financial assistance for college, including need-based aid, merit scholarships, and grants. The School Counseling department at Laurel Springs is dedicated to helping our students and their parents navigate the process of applying for financial aid.
 
Supporting Your Child's Potential with Advanced Placement® and World Language Courses 
Being independent and disciplined learners, homeschool students are known to be top performers in an online school setting. Is your middle school student ready for Algebra 1? Does your high school student want to start earning college credit with an AP® course or become conversational in Mandarin or Japanese?
 
Is Online Drivers Ed right for your child?
Many teens have one word for driver's education: boring. When I took drivers ed, I gave up my Saturdays for two months. They used scare-tactics, dull material, and at times, even taught us dated information. The worse part was that I somehow found a way to tune out after the first two hours. Nowadays, online drivers ed classes offer teens a fun and interactive way to take drivers ed. They can take the course from the comfort of their own home—making it an ideal solution for homeschooled teens.
 
Setting Students Up for College Success
Is your child planning on going to college? Keystone High School is committed to helping students get on the path to college acceptance.
 
How to Prepare Your Homeschooler for College
Your twelve-year old child dashes through your backyard sprinkler, giggling with a friend. They're still so young -- no need to think about colleges and jobs, right? Well, you'd be surprised. Students with college and career ambitions need to start early -- particularly with the right courses and activities throughout the high school years. Learn more about what the College Board recommends for your child who wishes to go to a college or university.
 
Keystone - Because Results Matter
Once a parent realizes that there are differences among the long distance options, the big question arises, how does one go about choosing a long distance educational program? Does the parent look at cost? Probably. At the curriculum? Most definitely. But how about looking at the results/success of the program? Aren't results and success an appropriate gauge for judging just about anything, especially a school? Keystone National High School (for grades 6-12) would like you to look at their results.
 
Preparing Homeschoolers for College Admission
As parents, we want our children to aim high and to believe the goal of attending college is achievable. To help our children meet this goal, we sacrifice to provide the opportunities that will allow them to attend college. We invest in their futures monetarily, we help them with homework, we advise them, we entice them, and we push them. We do all that we can to maximize our children's opportunities!
 
High School Literature - An Important And Enjoyable Subject To Share With Your Teenager
Why is the study of high school literature so important? Of course, we want our children to be well read, and hopefully to enjoy reading in general. But at the high school level, perhaps reading is secondary to the resulting thought processes. When a student reads, a student also thinks. The critical and creative thought processes, discussions, and debates that result when a student and teacher analyze and interpret a piece of literature are boundless. Doing this within the family unit allows the parents the ability to interject their feeling, beliefs, values and ideas, making the entire process a learning and bonding experience. Following, are suggestions that will make this process an enjoyable one for you and your family.
 
Homeschooling Your Child Through High School
Home schooling throughout the high school years is very appealing for many families. No one can underestimate the demands of High School, especially in this competitive time for young adults, as they prepare for college and their future livelihood. Preparing a high school curriculum for your student can be a daunting task. No matter what type of student your child is, you should focus on a strong breadth of courses for their High School years.
 
Getting a Jump on College Credit
The University of Missouri, through their Center for Distance and Independent Study, has exceptional programs of interest to all homeschoolers, including elementary, middle, and high-school programs, plus their dual-enrollment program, which saves high-school families time and money by allowing their high-school students to earn college credit while still attending high school.
 
Prepare for College With a Proven Homeschool Partner
Is your homeschooler thinking about college? Partnering with a college prep homeschool program and a college counselor will save you from many sleepless nights, especially during a recession. A reputable college prep homeschool program must have the appropriate services in place to hold your hand and advise you as you chart the unknown waters of the college application process. Many families don't realize there are steps to take as early as middle school to ensure your child's college placement. And during these hard economic times, families can benefit from a knowledgeable financial aid and scholarship advisor.
 
College Admissions for Homeschoolers
The college admissions process is a stressful one but the good news for homeschooling students (and their parents) is that the procedure has recently become easier and simpler....
 
Homeschooling the College Bound Student
There are many reasons for homeschooling a student – some of the most commonly stated are: 1) to provide individualized instruction to meet a students' needs, 2) to include religious or other important values that are not offered elsewhere; or, 3) to allow a student to work at their own pace.
 
High School Homeschooling FAQ's
While still firmly committed to the idea of homeschooling and the choices it provides, many parents begin to second guess their decision as their child approaches the high school age. Some believe they are not qualified to teach the challenging subject matter, others worry that their child will have difficulty being accepted into a college without a traditional high school diploma, and still others worry that high school is a key time for youth to begin to socialize with other young adults in a formalized setting.
 
Homeschoolers Today's Colleges Want You
In the early 1980's, mass media jumped on the news that Grant, the eldest homeschooled son of Micki and David Colfax, gained entrance to Harvard University. Grant's appearance on The Tonight Show marked the beginning of the media's fascination with the idea that young men and women who never attended school could get into some of the nation's most prestigious universities and colleges. Today, homeschoolers moving on to college has become a matter of course, so there's no reason to miss the rewards of homeschooling, even during the high school years, if your child wants to attend college.
 
Financial Help for Homeschooling Support Groups
Homeschooling has always been more of a grassroots endeavor which lets families stay true to their philosophies by allowing them to create individualized learning environments and educational programs to meet their own needs. It also means that like-minded individuals can collaborate to improve the process through supportive groups without the bureaucracy associated with traditional school organizations.
 

Awesome Test Taking Strategies
Most states require some achievement testing on a scheduled basis and many homeschooling families use standardized tests as an evaluation tool. Either way, standardized achievement tests are a part of homeschooling and just like traditional students, homeschoolers need to know how best to succeed.

 

   
 

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