Join our active Facebook groups for homeschoolers!

Years ago I created two Facebook groups which are now large and active — at any time you can get quick answers from other homeschool moms for whatever burning question you have! You can also interact directly with curriculum providers (see below for list of sponsors). Join today!

It can be hard to find good Facebook groups for homeschoolers, but we have two that are large and active. Join today!

FOR HIGH SCHOOL:

It’s Not That Hard to Homeschool High School (click to join) — 32.9K members as of 6/2022. This is the BEST place on the internet to chat about homeschooling high school, with an eclectic membership and lots of great conversation about everything from curriculum recommendations to parenting teens!

FOR ELEMENTARY AND MIDDLE SCHOOL:

It’s Not That Hard to Homeschool K-8 (click to join) — 10.1K members as of 6/2022. This is the sister group to the high school group. Also eclectic and growing fast, with both veteran and newbie homeschool moms joining the dialogue.

Beloved sponsors of our homeschool groups:

Here we feature the organizations that help us provide the resources and information you need for homeschool support. You can converse directly with these companies within the Facebook groups! Few other groups for homeschoolers allow this privilege. Note: Referral links may be present.

Current Sponsors: November 2022

Write From The Heart offers online classes in a unique format that allows scheduling flexibility but provides daily interaction and feedback. Your middle- and high-schoolers can take composition, literature, or AP English — or select a 4-week Workshop Intensive or Individual Coaching. Let someone who KNOWS writing teach and evaluate your kids!

PAST SPONSORS:

October 2022

SchoolhouseTeachers.com is the most reasonably priced complete Christian curriculum out there. They offer ALL subjects for ALL levels for ONE VERY LOW price! Most are video-based or PDF downloads; ALL are high-quality and just what you need to homeschool everyone in the family! Check out my review and behind-the-scenes video here: SchoolhouseTeachers.com Review.

September 2022

Sign It! American Sign Language Course is primarily aimed at teens and adults, but kids as young as 10yo have been known to enjoy it! It’s funny and effective! Many colleges now accept ASL as the fulfillment of their foreign language credit requirements. This course would be a great fit for your hands-on kid — or for anyone!

Dreaming Spires Home Learning has live online classes taught in the Charlotte Mason style for all subjects. It’s a wonderful way for your teen to enjoy homeschooling, interact with peers, and have accountability. Not to mention the grading is done for you! Read my review here: Using Charlotte Mason Methods for High School — and then go sign up NOW!

August 2022

Spanish Educational Solutions offers Spanish classes for all levels, K-12. You can also sign up for individual tutoring or a small study group. Senora Morata is a native Spanish speaker who also has a Masters in education — she’s the best of both worlds! She focuses not on merely the grammar but on building confidence in speaking the language. This is a great option for foreign language credit!

Mark Pruitt has written Making the Grade, a book that teaches how to study at the college level. He also offers a college prep course. This would be an excellent elective in one of those hard-to-define areas that it can be hard to know how to train your teen. Mark has you covered!

Squilt Music Appreciation, created by Mary Prather of Homegrown Learners, offers live music appreciation lessons in the Squilt Live community for your elementary age kid. Or purchase PDF lesson plans to do your own! Get ANY kid to understand and enjoy all kinds of music!

Write From The Heart offers online writing classes that don’t involve a commitment to a class time but do follow a calendar schedule. It’s the best of both worlds — flexibility and accountability! If you’re afraid of teaching writing, let an expert do it for you! Choose from composition, literature, or AP English — or select a 4-week Workshop Intensive or Individual Coaching.

True North Homeschool Academy has a HUGE selection of live, interactive classes, including all the core courses you need and lots of high school electives you can’t find elsewhere. Great for the working mom or when you need more accountability — or peer interaction — for your teen.

Kristin Moon Science offers self-paced and live high school science classes taught by someone who loves science and will get your kid excited about it, too! And we have an exclusive discount code: ANNIE10 gets you 10% off the self-paced courses (including Biology and Chemistry video labs) through 8/31/22!

The Classic Learning Test (CLT) offers standardized tests that your kid can take online AT HOME. You can use the original CLT in place of the ACT or SAT; it is accepted at many colleges. They also have the CLT10 to replace the PSAT (and still earn scholarships) and the CLT8 to help determine high school readiness. If your state has a testing requirement, the CLT is a great way to fulfill it! More details here: Homeschool Assessment Time.

CTC Math is the least expensive online math program for all levels — and it’s thorough and effective. It is self-paced, video-based, and they send you all the results via email. It’s not frilly or silly — but it gets the job done! Plus, every kid gets access to every level, so you can really save money if your kid moves quickly. Read my review here: A Math Teacher Looks at CTC Math.

Veritas Press has long been the gold standard in Classical homeschool education — I used to get their catalog when my kids were little! They offer individual curriculum for all subjects, or their Omnibus program gives you the complete package of all subjects and plans for the year. Now they have live classes, as well! This is a doable way to extend your Classical homeschool through the high school years.

July 2022

Breaking the Barrier is a foreign language curriculum that has everything your teen needs for a solid high school credit. Offering Spanish and French, they provide grammar instruction along with an oral component as well as an Ipad app. True story: one of my daughters ended up studying in France IN FRENCH after having started with Breaking the Barrier!

Rabbit Trails Homechool has literature-based curriculum for language arts, history, and science for elementary ages. It’s a fun way to encourage delightful learning as you follow “rabbit trails” that can take you to amazing places — and learn along the way! There is also a monthly membership. Definitely worth taking a look!

Music in Our Homeschool offers music appreciation courses for all ages, as well as a membership subscription with exclusive content. All done in a very Charlotte Mason way, with complete lesson plans and links to videos for each piece. So much to choose from! And all of it is a very engaging for any kid. See my review here: How to Get Fine Arts Credits for Your Homeschooled Teen.

Unlock Math is an undersung online video-based math curriculum for all levels of high school math. Instruction is given in small chunks, and your teen can practice and review as much as they need with different problem sets. All the grading is done for you, and the owners handle their own customer service — so you’re getting the best! See my review here: Using an Online Math Curriculum.

ChemExplained is an online course that explains chemistry so that any student can succeed. With three levels of difficulty, every student can get the high school science credit they need. Taught by an experienced, award-winning teacher, and complete with video labs you can follow along with (or do!) at home. Plus AMAZING customer service! See my review here: ChemExplained Review.

Excelsior Classes offers live online classes from a Christian worldview in all subjects, including some nifty electives, for grades 6-12. It’s one of the few curriculum providers that is pre-approved by the NCAA. They also have independent study and honors classes and clubs! Get the best of all worlds!

Bryan College actually employs a homeschool specialist who homeschooled her own six (or is it eight? I forget!) kids. They offer online dual enrollment classes and a Summer Institute for ages 14-18, which is a week-long discipleship immersion experience. And it’s a great place to send your kid to college!

June 2022

7Sisters Homeschool is THE place to get individual book literature guides (and cinema guides for movies!) They also have full-year language arts for high school, plus electives such as financial literacy and career exploration AND SO MUCH MORE. All ridiculously reasonably priced and instantly accessed as PDF’s — and this month we get an exclusive discount of 50% OFF YOUR CART when you use code 7NotThatHard. Woot!

CTC Math worked for us to get my daughter through Algebra 1 when two other curriculum options didn’t. It is self-paced, online, video-based, and mom, all the work is done for you! And the price cannot be beat! Check out my review here: A Math Teacher Reviews CTC Math.

Kristin Moon Science offers self-paced and live high school science classes — from a teacher who will make your kids love science as much as she does! Code ANNIE10 gets you 10% off the self-paced courses (including Biology and Chemistry video labs) through 8/31/22!

True North Homeschool Academy has live, interactive classes for many subjects, including lots of high school electives you can’t find elsewhere. Need a source for learning Chinese? Or Computer Illustration? Plus all the core courses you could ever need (including Kristin Moon’s live science classes). Definitely worth taking a look — registration for the 2022/23 school year is underway!

BookShark is a literature-based curriculum for all levels through 10th grade that helps you homeschool with confidence. They plan it all out for you, and now they have their Virtual Option which takes even more of the work off your hands! Make homeschooling fun again by learning around literature with the whole family.

Hewitt Learning is the home of Lightning Literature for all levels — we used it for high school and loved it! Plus they have PASS testing and many other resources for the homeschool family. You can also enroll your student in Hewitt Homeschooling if you would like more help and oversight. Check out my mini-review of Lightning Literature here: Homechool Literature Curriculum Options when Your Teen Hates to Read.

May 2022

Nicole the Math Lady is the gal you need to make Saxon Math your favorite math curriculum! She has instructional videos, online grading, and even study hall. She’s also just a great person — your kids of all ages will love her! Start your FREE TRIAL today!

Kristin Moon Science offers live or self-paced high school science classes and labs — or get some online tutoring as needed! If high school science intimidates you, farm it out to Kristin to inspire your kids and do all the work for you!

Wild World of History is your source for fact-based high school American and World history taught by Larry Schweikart, a former rock-and-roll drummer turned tenured college professor who will take your teen on a wild adventure into the past. Get a free sample of the curriculum to see how engaging and fun history can be!

Breaking the Barrier is a foreign language curriculum that you can feel confident about giving high school credit for. Offering Spanish and French, they provide solid grammar instruction along with an oral component as well as an Ipad app. True story: two of my daughters fought over who would take it with them to college!

Write From The Heart offers online classes in a unique format that allows scheduling flexibility but provides daily interaction and feedback. Your middle- and high-schoolers can take composition, literature, or AP English — or select a 4-week Workshop Intensive or Individual Coaching. Let someone who KNOWS writing teach and evaluate your kids!

Squilt Music Appreciation, created by Mary Prather of Homegrown Learners, is a painless way to get your kids enjoying and understanding all kinds of music. Get premade PDF lessons or enjoy live lessons with Mary in the Squilt Live Community!

Hewitt Learning is the home of Lightning Literature, which my family used for years. Grow your kids’ love of reading and writing starting from grade 1 all the way through high school with engaging literature selections and creative (aka non-boring) assignments! I’m a fan!

FunCation Academy is an all-in-one K-12 curriculum designed for homeschoolers. They provide full online curriculum and live teaching support. Plus there are student activities and clubs to join! Choose from three levels depending on which subjects and how much support you need.

Bryan College is a private Christian liberal arts college in Datyon, TN. They offer dual enrollment classes and are one of the few colleges that employs a homeschool specialist in the admissions office. They also have a Summer Institute for ages 14-18, which is a week-long discipleship immersion experience.

April 2022

CTC Math is an online video-based interactive math curriculum for K-Calculus. Homeschoolers get a 50% discount, and you can buy a subscription for one student or the whole family — but either way you get access to EVERY course! See my review here: A Math Teacher Reviews CTC Math. (CTC Math is also sponsoring the K-8 group this month.)

Write from the Heart offers online online classes in composition, literature, and AP English for middle school and high school. They also have 4-week Workshop Intensives and Individual Coaching. The format is perfect for homeschoolers with flexible scheduling and feedback/evaluation from someone who KNOWS writing!

Beyond Personal Finance is a one-semester class for teens to show them what adulting REALLY means. Choose from interactive self-paced or live formats. It’s not about the knowledge, it’s about your teen seeing how their choices will affect their lives. Good stuff!

ChemExplained does what it claims: this online course explains chemistry so that any student can succeed. With three levels of difficulty, every student can get the high school science credit they need. Complete with video labs you can follow along with at home.

Dreaming Spires Home Learning is your place for live Charlotte Mason inspired classes for your teen. They have all the subjects and courses needed to create a complete high school education full of exploration and inquiry. See my review here: Using Charlotte Mason Methods in High School.

Thrive Academics offers the Voyage Life Skills Course for teens that is online and interactive and fun! Modules include career planning, college planning, financial responsibility, and more! And the price is very affordable. See my review here: How to Learn Life Skills for High School Credit.

The Classic Learning Test (CLT) is an alternative to the ACT or SAT that is gaining in popularity and accepted at many well-known colleges and universities. They also have tests for earlier grades for assessment purposes. More here: Homeschool Assessment Time.

SchoolhouseTeachers.com is a complete flexible Christian curriculum for ALL of your kids for one very reasonable price! Choose from multiple options for each subject at each level. Includes supplemental resources such as planners and transcripts (with yearly subscription). See my review here: SchoolhouseTeachers.com Review.

Grammar Galaxy is the grammar curriculum your K-8 student needs. Why learn the boring way when you can go on missions to save the universe and practice grammar at the same time? Dr. Melanie Wilson from the Homeschool Sanity podcast has written this wonderful curriculum which will engage your kids and make learning fun.

Jessica Waldock of The Waldock Way has created unit studies, planners, and other printables to help create fun AND learning in your homeschool. These resources are PDF downloads for instant gratification, and they are very reasonably priced — some are even free!

BookShark is a complete literature-based curriculum for ages up to 16. Get everything you need to create an interesting and effective learning path for your kids that is more than just textbook memorization! All subjects included plus all the planning resources you want.

March 2022

College Prep Science offers ALL the high school science classes your teen needs — live or self-paced, plus in-person lab intensives or virtual interactive labs. Register now for the 2022-23 school year.

College Prep Genius (similar name as above but not the same company at all) is the BEST curriculum for preparing for the SAT or ACT. It shows your kid how to do every type of problem and get through the test quickly, thus raising their score. Read my review: How Your Teen Can Pay for College.

Breaking the Barrier is a thorough foreign language curriculum that you can feel confident about giving credit for. My daughter started with it in high school and went on to study in France during college — in French!

Excelsior Classes offers live online classes from a Christian worldview in all subjects for high schoolers. They also have independent study and honors classes and clubs! NCAA approved.

The College Action Plan System will help you select the best college for your teen and figure out how to pay for it. Includes a detailed questionaire for your to gather data and make great decisions.

Mr D Math is well known for quality online math instruction — and now Mr D offers other subjects, too! Live classes and also self-paced video. Read my exclusive interview here: Homeschool High School Online with Mr D.

Chalk Pastel offers video art lessons plus an art membership with live classes taught by Nana. Your kids will love doing “real” art, and you’ll love the convenience!

February 2022

CTC Math is an online video-based interactive math curriculum for K-Calculus. Homeschoolers get a 50% discount, and you can buy a subscription for one student or the whole family — but either way you get access to EVERY course! See my review here: A Math Teacher Reviews CTC Math.

Literary Adventures for Kids, the creation of Dachelle McVey of Hide the Chocolate, provides literature studies for ALL levels, with many formats to choose from. Select individual book studies or full year curriculum. Join a Book Club membership. Or enjoy a unit study with a literature spine. Make reading an adventure!

Write from the Heart offers online online classes in composition, literature, and AP English for middle school and high school. They also have 4-week Workshop Intensives and Individual Coaching. The format is perfect for homeschoolers with flexible scheduling and feedback/evaluation from someone who KNOWS writing!

ChemExplained does what it claims: this online course explains chemistry so that any student can succeed. With three levels of difficulty, every student can get the high school science credit they need. Complete with video labs you can follow along with at home.

Squilt Music Appreciation, created by Mary Prather of Homegrown Learners, has everything you need to incorporate fine arts into your K-8 homeschool. You can either use their prepared PDF lessons or join the Squilt Live community and let someone else teach your kid!

Bryan College is a private Christian liberal arts college in Datyon, TN between Knoxville and Chattanooga. They are very welcoming to homeschoolers and also offer dual enrollment during high school, and their Summer Institute for ages 14-18 is a week-long discipleship immersion experience worth looking into!

January 2022

7 Sisters curriculum will work for homeschool groups.

7Sisters Homeschool provides reasonably-priced PDF curriculum options for most high school subjects, some from a Christian perspective (but not all). Their courses are easy to use and quick to access, but there is no busywork!

Thrive Academics offers the Voyage Life Skills Course for teens that is online and interactive and fun! Modules include career planning, college planning, financial responsibility, and more! And the price is very affordable. See my review here: How to Learn Life Skills for High School Credit.

Unlock Math has online video-based math courses for high school that provide learning in small chunks and as much practice and review as necessary. All the grading is done for you, and their customer service is AMAZING. See my review here: Using an Online Math Curriculum.

Music in Our Homeschool is great for homeschooling groups.

Music in our Homeschool offers music appreciation for all ages, as well as a membership subscription with access to most of their courses and exclusive content. So much to choose from and all of it is a very doable way to bring fine arts into your homeschool. See my review here: How to Get Fine Arts Credits for Your Homeschooled Teen.

The Classic Learning Test (CLT) is an alternative to the ACT or SAT that is gaining in popularity and accepted at many well-known colleges and universities. They also have tests for earlier grades for assessment purposes. More here: Homeschool Assessment Time.

SchoolhouseTeachers.com is a complete flexible Christian curriculum for ALL of your kids for one very reasonable price! Choose from multiple options for each subject at each level. Includes supplemental resources such as planners and transcripts (with yearly subscription). See my review here: SchoolhouseTeachers.com Review.