Our Top Three Online Homeschooling Curriculums
Are you considering homeschooling but not sure where to start? The programs below are wonderful options for families seeking fully developed homeschooling curriculums or even individual courses to start their homeschooling journey. In addition to online curriculums, many will also provide coursebooks and virtual check-ins. If you would like regular teacher support for your student, please contact us to discuss a homeschooling package.
"Tell me and I forget. Teach me and I remember. Involve me and I learn." -Benjamin Franklin
The Keystone School
The Keystone school offers curriculums for grades K-12 in all subjects. One of the special features of The Keystone School is their placement tests. These tests are not "pass or fail," but are instead designed to find the best courses in each subject that will meet your students at their current level of understanding while also maximizing their chances of success. From there, you'll receive a plan tailored to your student. Virtual meetings are available for all students to provide additional guidance, and elementary students even have a weekly meeting with an instructor (which is not a level of involvement that many online curriculums provide).
Families needing only individual credits have also found The Keystone school to be a great option. Their credit recovery program is a summer school alternative for grades 6-12, and is offered year round. With your school's permission, your student can enroll in a self-paced course to finish a requirement they've been unable to satisfy through their class at school.
Laurel Springs School
The Laurel Spring School is a K-12 online school with elementary, middle, and high school curriculums available. Beyond their basic curriculums, they also offer The Academy program for grades 6-12 which is designed to provide increased academic rigor, opportunities to join workshops and symposiums, and access to a college prep curriculum. Students in The Academy may explore the 60 AP and honors classes available, as well as coursework from Syracuse University and Baylor University through the dual enrollment program. The Laurel Springs School offers rolling admissions, so you can apply at any point during the year!
Opportunities to socialize are also very important to the Laurel Springs School. Students have opportunities to join field trips in various cities, free meet-ups, and even international or domestic extended-stay learning trips for older students. At the end of the year, students in grades 8-12 can choose to attend the Annual Year-End Celebration which includes a prom, various activities, and commencement ceremony.
Oak Meadow offers a Waldorf inspired curriculum for grades PreK-12. As such, much of the coursework is nature-based, and encourages students to engage in experiential learning and reflection. Their holistic approach to learning means students are not only expected to demonstrate an understanding of the content they're studying, but also develop as independent, self-driven learners. Adaptable curriculums give students opportunities to determine not only how they'll complete their coursework, but also the approach that works best for them when encountering new material.
Oak Meadow offers rolling admissions, so students can apply and start their homeschooling curriculum at any point in the year. It is possible to take courses individually, but students aiming to graduate high school through Oak Meadow do have to be fully enrolled in the program.