Last year was a year full of uncertainty and change. Even as we’re starting to return to some kind of normalcy, some schools are remaining closed to in-person learning. If you are looking for alternative ways to educate your children OR you are exploring homeschooling, we have created a list just for you!
The following list is free or inexpensive curriculum options for homeschoolers.
Easy Peasy All-in-One Homeschool – Easy Peasy All-in-One Homeschool’s mission is to make homeschooling available to every family. Pre-K through high school online curriculum gives parents complete freedom to choose their children’s use of the program.
Easy Peasy allows parents to vary their students’ grade level from subject to subject. If your student is moving faster in one area than in another, you can choose two different levels. No planning needed and parent support is available. The program also provides daily lesson plans and direction, allowing independent work.
The Christian-based Easy Peasy program is split into two sites, one for Pre-K through 8th grade and one for high school. Other than a computer, a student needs no other supplies. Families can access all the materials online. It is possible to buy printables of the material, but not required.
Discovery K12 – Free – Discovery K12 offers 7 standard courses: Language Arts, Reading/Literature, Math, Science, History/Social Studies, Visual/Performing Arts, and Physical Education.
Everything you need to independently homeschool. They offer a Non-Common Core, secular curriculum for pre-k to twelfth grade. Their program provides an extra curriculum that includes Spanish 1, HTML Coding, Healthy Living, Personal Finance, Business Apps, and Business 101. Discovery K12 also offers 36 Weeks of STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) projects providing hands-on learning activities using affordable household or basic school supplies. Their library contains over 100 classic literature e-books such as Tom Sawyer, The Count of Monte Cristo and Treasure Island; and historic document collection.
Mobymax – Free – Interactive and adaptive classes for students grades K-8. They engage students with games and activities. From award-winning early curriculum to algebra, from formative assessments in Quick Skill to benchmark tests in Quick Benchmarker, from adaptive practice to fluency games, MobyMax’s completely integrated system shows 360 degree progress monitoring as well as reporting for student, parent, teacher, principal, and district administrators.
Outschool – Free – Provides live online classes to the students enrolled with them. It is perfect for first time homeschoolers. They have an extensive list of classes to choose from and it is very customizable. Their passionate teachers teach a variety of classes for grades K-12.
Time4Learning – $19.95/month: Parents can create an individualized curriculum that complements their child’s learning style and imparts the knowledge, skills, attitudes, and values you choose. This self-paced tool let’s parents select different grade levels for each subject to customize for your child’s specific needs. Changes can easily be made at any time. The cost of curriculum from Pre-K through 8th grade, the fee is $19.95 a month for the first student and $14.95 a month for all students after that. Registering in the high school courses costs $30 per month for a student and covers four courses.
Acellus Homeschool (a.k.a Power Homeschool) – $9.99/month OR $99.99/year: Power Homeschool is an online program to aid parents in homeschooling their students. Parents can choose up to 7 courses at a time for their students grades PreK-12. Students can learn at their own pace under the supervision and assistance of their parents.
IXL Learning – $9.95/month or $19.95/month: IXL Learning centers their curriculum around technology. With a curriculum created to accommodate kindergarten through 12th-grade students, it concentrates on facilitating learning by better utilizing technology to track your students performance and personalize a plan for each learner! IXL gives the spectrum of core subjects: math, language arts, science, social studies, and Spanish. It is easily adaptable to your student’s learning level.
**After choosing one of the above options you will need to enroll your student in a homeschool umbrella or your local school district to be compliant in most states. Check out this post to learn more about umbrella programs in Tennessee.**