9/23/2017

Free Complete Online Curriculums for Homeschooling - Ihsaan Home Academy

 

I've shared many free homeschooling resources categorized by grade levels and courses over time. But having too many stand-alone resources can sometimes be overwhelming for many mothers who are new to homeschooling. Having access to multiple resources is especially helpful for educators who plan on building their own curricula from scratch; which, not many people have the patience or interest for. Having an all-in-one curriculum is not only helpful for educators who are new to homeschooling and require some type of guidance, it is also helpful for those who go through homeschooling burn-out and would like to take a break. So, I have made a list of six complete online curriculum resources that can be used as full or supplementary educational resources.

http://discoveryk12.com
About: Discovery K12 is a free Pre-K to 12 online homeschooling curriculum that is non-common core and secular. It can be used as a part-time or full-time curriculum.
Courses Covered: It covers Reading/Literature, Language Arts, Math, History/Social Studies, Science, Visual Performing Arts, and Physical Education. The program includes lots of literature reading, essay writing, presentations, and research. It also has some extra curriculum courses such as Healthy Living, HTML Coding, Spanish 1, and Personal Finance. 
How it works: Students (or their parents) simply register and start following the program. Every school day, after recording attendance, students are expected to do the daily assignments presented on the first page before moving to the next. Parents are in full control of what they want their children to cover because there are no requirements. There's also an option for educators to upgrade for extra features such as the ability to track multiple students in one account, detailed grade books with editable reports, answer keys to quizzes, issue high school diplomat, and much more. Learn more by clicking here.


http://www.mobymax.com/

About: MobyMax is commonly used by school districts, but also home educators. It is a common core curriculum that goes from K to 8th grade. The learning platform seems to encourage independent learning, but probably isn't meant to be used as a full-time curriculum. Based on my research, most schools and home educators seem to use it as a supplement to help students on subjects they struggle a bit. 
Courses Covered: Courses include Math, Language Arts/Phonics/Spelling, Vocabulary, Reading, Writing, Science, and Social Studies. 
How it works: The teacher makes an account using the school/homeschooling name, then registers students to join the classroom. Students take placement tests to determine where they are struggling. Teachers have the ability to customize the learning of every student, see lesson results, and worksheets. Educators can upgrate to the premium version for more features such as progress monitoring, assessments, certificates, games, and more. Learn more by clicking here.

http://www.freeworldu.org
About: Free World U is a Pre-K to 12th grade educational academy that has both a free and a premium version as the previous two. It has an innovative learning platform that is based on flashcards. It mainly targets home educators, but it's highly debatable if the curriculum can be used as a full homeschooling curriculum. In any case, you may be able to use it as a supplementary homeschooling resource.   
Courses Covered: Subjects include Math, Science, Social Studies, Language Arts, Health, Manners, Character Development, and much more. 
How it works:  The parent registers, then registers students. With the free version, parents have access to all subjects and flashcards, and the flashcards students viewed. There's an option to upgrade and gain access to some or all the other features such as exams, progress report, year plan, daily journal, transcript, and more. Learn more by clicking here.

http://www.k12.com/



About: K12 is a completly free common-core online public educational program with state-certified teachers. As the name makes it obvious, it starts from Kindergarten to grade 12. Sadly, it is only available to students within the United States of America (most states). Because it is a full program, there isn't enough room for flexibility for educators who prefer to be totally in charge of courses. It also has online private schools and courses. 
Courses Covered: It covers Math, Science, Language Arts, Social Studies, Technology, and more. 
How it works:  Students register based on their state of residency, the school sends them educational materials (textbooks, science kits, computer if needed, and more), and they start the program during school openings. All school materials that are no longer being used must be returned at the end of the school year. Parents cover materials as pens, pencils, notebooks, and the like. Learn more by clicking here.

http://www.connectionsacademy.com/


About: Much like K12, Connection Academy is also a free online public school for students located in the United States of America. Since it is a complete public school, there is little room to flexibility for parents who prefer their own customized curriculum. 
Courses Covered: It covers common core subjects such as Math, Language Arts, Science, Social Studies, Technology, and more. 
How it works: Students register based on their state of residency, and depending on the school in that state, they receive all materials in addition to a computer. All school materials that are no longer being used must be returned at the end of the school year. Obviously, there would be little cost to cover materials such as pens, pencils, notebooks, and the like. Learn more by clicking here.

I hope this list was helpful. If you know any other, please share in shaa Allah. I wish you the best in your homeschooling journey. May Allah help us all.

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