Digital technology has really changed the face of education, especially for homeschoolers like myself. I may or may not admit to being a bit of a book hoarder, but in the past few years, I’ve lightened my shelves a little and we’ve adapted more tech in our homeschool. In this post, I want to share 3 of my favorites – feel free to post your favorites below in the comments!
High school curriculum doesn’t generate college credit directly, but it can be used by any age or grade, and if you enrich it a little, can usually be used for CLEP, AP, or DSST exams – which do generate college credit. These programs below will fit well in 9th and 10th grade before some of you have access to college enrollment, but really they can work for any grade- even adults!
1. Khan Academy
You’ve heard of this, you’ve read about it, but you really shouldn’t overlook it as an amazing curriculum. Khan Academy offers a 100% free and complete math curriculum starting from elementary school all the way through very advanced college maths.
When we first started using Khan Academy, it was enrichment, but it’s a full-blown program now, and also includes science, art, history, and SAT prep.
Courses you may need:
- Algebra 1
- Algebra 2
- Statistics & probability
- AP®︎ Calculus AB
- AP®︎ Calculus BC
- AP®︎ Statistics
2. The Great Courses PLUS
The Great Courses PLUS is a fully streamed version of The Great Courses. There are pdf files that you can download (if you want workbooks, worksheets, and tests) and while most of the content is delivered by college professors and aimed at college level students, they have a nice selection of high school courses too.
Think of TGC+ as an educational version of Netflix. You subscribe during the months you want it and pause or cancel when you don’t. They almost always run “first month free” promotion, so you can try it out and see if you like it.
TGC+ has a few “short” courses specifically targeting high school students (linked below) but I love their “full” courses which tend to have about 30 lectures each.
3. Easy Peasy All-in-One Curriculum
Funny name, but not to be underestimated! Easy Peasy is the result of hard work and dedication of a homeschool mom who built her kid’s curriculum and put it online to share with others. It’s completely free and is broken down into daily clickable links.
The content is written from a Christian world-view.
Literature and Composition
Advanced Literature and Composition
Early American History
Modern American History
Spanish 1 -3
Oceanography with Lab
Biology with Lab
Earth Science with Lab
Chemistry with Lab –> We used MEL Science for our chemistry lab, it’s EXCELLENT.
Physics with Lab
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