Home School Curriculums
(Listed in Alphabetical Order)

There are many home school curriculums available. Listed below are some we are familiar with. Notations are not meant to imply superiority of one over another. Of course, we all have a preference, which suits our lifestyles and beliefs. We hope this list will assist you. If there are any which you have become accustomed to, which we may not have included, please let us know. We will be happy to add it to the list to assist others.

A BEKA
abeka.com

Box 19100, Pensacola, FL 32523-9100
800.874.2352 FAX:1.800.874.3590
email:ABBinfo@abeka.com

A Beka is a Christian curriculum. They include Gods teachings in all of their courses. This is a major comfort for those who wish to include God in science and other areas. A Beka also allows families to select various levels, and to pick and choose their curriculum to their individual needs. For families which may not be "rod" oriented, A Beka may need monitoring in certain contexts. Some texts have certain emphasis on "obey" (not all). One story book noted, contained language stating the usage of the "paddle" as discipline. A Beka is used throughout the country, in Christian Schools, as a curriculum.

CALVERT SCHOOL
calvertschool.org/
(Grades K-8)

105 Tuscany Rd., Baltimore, Maryland 21210
410.243.6030 FAX: 410.366.0674

The Calvert School curriculum is fully accredited by the Maryland State Department of Education. For an additional fee, Calvert offers the "Advisory Teaching Service". The Calvert curriculum is well regarded. The major drawback, at last notice, was Calvert does not allow digression from grades (in other words, one must select a grade, and all texts will be at that grade level. Which may not be preferable for some families.)

CLONLARA SCHOOL
clonlara.org

(K Through High School)

1289 Jewett, Ann Arbor, MI 48104
313.769.4515

Clonlara offers curriculum assistance, and a text list. They assist families in meeting the NY State requirements. (e.g.,, They works with you in filling out and submitting many of the state required forms.) Note: We are sorry to report that, since Dr. Pat Montgomer has retired, Clonlara no longer offers the mediator services it once did.  

HOME STUDY INTERNATIONAL
http://www.griggs.edu/

(Pre-school through college)
12501 Old Columbia Pike, Silver Spring, MD 20904
1.800.782.4769

This program is Christian based. They are "state approved and accredited". (Check the faith. We believe it is Seventh Day Adventist.)

OAK MEADOW SCHOOL
oakmeadow.com
PO Box 740, Putney, VT 05346
802.387.2021

They include a statement as follows: "We believe children learn best through doing. For over 20 years we've been providing creative, flexible and challenging home schooling materials for thousands of families around the world." They offer more than one program, with or without "teacher assistance". Drawback: you cannot "digress" from grade levels for specific subjects, without "testing" or "special permission".

WORLD BOOK
1.800.967.5325
http://www.worldbook.com

World Book offers a package of information and resources, including a pamphlet that lists what should be covered, for each "grade" level. Some homeschoolers have used this for their curriculum.




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NON-CURRICULUM
MATERIALS/RESOURCES

JOHN HOLT BOOKSTORE
HoltGWS.com
*2269 Massachusetts Ave., Cambridge, MA 02140-1226
*617.864.3100

Home school guide books. Philosophy of "un"schooling. *This is the same address & phone #, as is for "GWS"/"Growing Without Schooling" magazine, listed below.

SCHOLASTIC BOOK CLUB
scholastic.com

800.724.2424

Yes, Scholastic will set you up as a Home School account. Your family can enjoy ordering books as we did in school as children! Ask for different age level, book clubs.

SCHOOLING AT HOME
A book published by Mothering Magazine
800.984.8116

Is an excellent support book for home school. Tells of other home school families and their experiences. Also offers a resource section in the back of the book. Last noted price of book $14.95.

BROOKLINE BOOKS
brooklinebooks.com
PO Box 1047, Cambridge, MA 02238-1047
800.666.BOOK FAX:617.868.1772

A resource catalog of books which are teaching aides.

CHULA VISTA BOOKS
chulavistabk.com

420 Chula Vista Mtn. Rd., Pell City, Alabama 35125
205.338.1843

Christian books and materials. (Not a curriculum)

NASCO Learning Fun Catalog

We no longer endorse or encourage the solicitation of NASCO. We have first hand learned, that they have a science catalog, which contains euthanised cats/kittens, as well as skinned euthanized cats/kitten in their science catalog. We do not intend to infringe on individual beliefs, and apologize if this statement offends. However, we have found families who were very pleased to have been informed of this situation. Thank you for understanding.

THE EDUCATION CONNECTION
Box 1417, Tehachapi, CA 93581
800-to-educ-8 (800.863.3828)

Home education catalog. "Manipulatives, books, games, projects and more...for toddlers to teens."

KITS 'N KABOODLES
35819 Ramada Lane, Yucalpa, CA 92399
888.338.5487

Ad reads as follows: "HANDS ON" Learning. Our Business is Kits of all Kinds. Over 300 EXPERIENTIAL LEARNING KITS: Science, Historical, Electronic, Detective, Nature Discovery, Creativity, Early American, Automotive, much more!"

WORLD BOOK
1.800.967.5325
http://www.worldbook.com

World Book offers a variety of educational materials, for a variety of subjects




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GROWING WITHOUT SCHOOLING
HoltGWS.com

*2269 Mass. Ave., Cambridge, MA 02140
*617.864.3100

"Un"School Philosophy. Part of John Holt. 
(*This is the same address & phone #, as is for "John Holt Bookstore" magazine, listed below. )

HOMESCHOOL MAGAZINES

Home Education Magazine (HEM)
P.O. Box 1083
Tonasket, WA 98855-1083
800-236-3278; FAX 509-486-2753
HEM-Info@home-ed-magazine.com
http://www.home-ed-magazine.com

Offers articles on a variety of educational experiences, as well as informative articles on Homeschooling happenings around the country.

 

 

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LEGAL ASSISTANCE

Home School Legal Defense Assoc.
HSLDA.org

P.O. Box 159
Paeonian Springs VA 22129
540.338.5600
FAX: 540.338.2733

This organization is considered a Christian organization, although this is NOT a requirement for membership. People of various faiths are members of HSLDA.org.

If interested, call or write for an information packet.


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INTERNET SOURCES

Home School Village

http://www.home-school-village.com

Their statement reads as follows: "An interactive web site for those who want to take charge of their learning. chat rooms. college. career advice. 100's of links. games & puzzles. download files, graphics"

AOL

Use, Keyword "Homeschooling." Also, there was a chat time for home schoolers at the Parent Soup site (Keyword Parent Soup). As of the writing of this list, we are unsure if this is still available. Check out the web site and inquire. If not, request it to be started up again.

A to Z Home's Cool Homeschooling http://www.gomilpitas.com/homeschooling

This site's web master is Ann Zeize. A guide to sites and articles about homeschooling on the web. Offers a variety of resources and information.


 

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HOME SCHOOL NEWSLETTERS - VIA EMAIL


HEM ONLINE NEWSLETTER


This is a free online newsletter HEM's Online Newsletter is edited by Sandra Dodd (HEMnewsltr@aol.com).

To subscribe to the newsletter, simply send an e-mail to:
request@home-ed-press.com
with the word "subscribe" and your e-mail address in the body of the e-mail (e.g. subscribe HEM@home-ed-press.com). A verification and the current issue will arrive in your e-mail box.

To access via HEMís Web Base,: fill out the form at:
http://primary.matnet.com:81/guest/RemoteListSummary/HEMonline


 

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CAMPS

US Space Camp
Huntsville, Alabama

Finally, a place that understands parents who WANT to stay with their children, and children who enjoy being with their parents! How refreshing. It appears that the ad we viewed was being run by a home school family who is putting this together. However, at the writing of this list, we are unsure. Contact: Dawn Lease, 133 Broadway, #3, Arlington, MA 02174-5430, or email "pdlease@juno.com".




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New York Sate Homeschool Organiztions

ALLPIE
(Alliance for Parental Involvement In Education)
P.O. Box 59, East Chatham, NY 12060-0059
(518) 392-6900
Email: allpie sr@aol.com
Web Site: http://www.croton.com/allpie

The Alliance for Parental Involvement in Education is a nonprofit organization which assists and encourages parental involvement in education, wherever that education takes place: in public school, in private school, or at home. AllPIE offers a newsletter (Options in Learning), annual conferences and retreats, a book catalog, workshops, lending library and more.

New York Home Free
NYHomeFree@aol.com

This is an informative newsletter for New York homeschooling families. "NY Home Free" is a newsletter dedicated to disseminating information to homeschool families. For information, send an email to: NYHomeFree@aol.com

NY-Alert E-mail List/Loop
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/NY-alert

A list for homeschoolers in NY to network with each other and with concerned homeschoolers in other states, to discuss legislative and regulatory issues. To subscribe, send a blank email to: NY-Alert-subscribe@yahoogroups.com

 


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National Homeschool Organizations

NHEN
(National Home Education Network)
www.nhen.org
Postal Address: NHEN
P.O. Box 41067
Long Beach, CA 90853
Fax: (413) 581-1463
Email: info@nhen.org

Email list/loop: NHEN offers several. Visit their website for a description of each.

"The National Home Education Network welcomes all homeschoolers. We recognize that homeschooling families come from all walks of life, all income levels, all political philosophies, all religions and have a multitude of different homeschooling philosophies. We are a varied group of individuals who met on the internet and decided to build bridges of understanding between homeschoolers in order to exchange ideas and information."

For more information on NHEN, visit their website.

 

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