Homeschooling

In this section, find resources and guidance for homeschooling.

Legal Questions

The Coalition for Responsible Home Education

Search for information by state with an easy-to-use map (find it here) and read about relevant homeschooling policies. 

Home School Legal Defense Association

A group of lawyers began this nonprofit organization in 1983. They provide representation for homeschoolers having legal challenges as well as information on current laws in the U.S. and abroad. If you want to research the legal status of homeschooling in another country, visit the international section (hslda.org/hs/international) for an overview on the current policies around the globe.

Online Curriculums

 

Cathy Duffy Reviews

Before spending money on a  homeschooling curriculum, it's helpful to hear from those who have used it. Sites like this one have extensive, unbiased information on hundreds of curriculum options.

Clickschooling 

Free, web-based homeschooling curriculum ideas can be emailed directly to you six days a week.

k12

For those who want to know that their kids are meeting state standards while still enjoying an individualized approach, this site offers a complete, integrated curriculum as well as online support and assessment tools.

Online Learning

Academic Earth 

This site provides advanced-level lectures in dozens of subjects at no cost.

Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library

Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library is a book gifting program that mails free, high-quality books to children from birth to age five, no matter their family’s income. Each month, the program mails a high quality, age appropriate book to all registered children, addressed to them, at no cost to the child’s family.

DuoLingo 

This free app can help kids learn a variety of languages, including Chinese, German, Spanish, French, Portuguese, Arabic, and more.

Khan Academy 

Free online learning is available in a variety of subjects, including math, biology, chemistry, physics, finance, and history. There are short video clips on each subject as well as interactive exercises that allow students to practice their new skills.

Project Gutenberg 

You'll find 60,000 free eBooks on Project Gutenberg, including many classics. It's perfect for saving money on reading material when homeschooling!

Reading Eggs  

Looking for a way to teach your young children to read? On this homeschooling website, kids progress through a series of fun lessons on their road to reading and accumulate online rewards along the way.

Starfall 

On this homeschooling website, started as a free interactive way to teach young children to read using phonics, kids can play games, watch short videos on letters and sounds, and flip through ″books" of stories.

Time4Learning 

If your kids enjoy computer games, this is a good homeschooling resource. For a fee ($19.95/month for the first child in preschool-8th grade: $30/month for the first child in grades 9-12), children can access learning games to improve reading, math, science, and social studies skills.