As homeschoolers move into the middle school and high school years many parents begin to search for online course options for their students.
There are many reasons for selecting online homeschool courses – to help students pursue an academic interest or passion, to introduce students to different teachers and teaching styles, to best fit a student’s learning style or schedule, etc.
As our own children were moving from the middle school to high school years they began taking several online courses for these same reasons. Overall our experiences have been very positive and our students are interested in taking more online courses over the next few year.
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Since we are beginning to make plans for the next semester we asked some of our friends in the Education Possible Discussion Group to share their favorite online homeschool courses for middle and high school. Here are their recommendations!
Online Homeschool Courses
Fortuigence – Online self-paced Essay Rock Star course – 5 Steps for your teenager to master non-fiction writing that directly impacts their high school grades, college acceptance, and career so they can excel in life. Includes 4 essay types – Textual Analysis Essay, Expository Essay, Persuasive Essay, and Personal Statement.
History & Geography
Advanced US History with Krista Guardino – US History: How the United States Transitioned from 13 Colonies to World Superpower. Students will get access to University-level resources and personalized coaching, with the convenience and flexibility of an online class.
Compass Classroom – This multi-sensory, faith-based American history curriculum takes teens from Meso-America through to Theodore Roosevelt and Booker T. Washington.
North Star Geography – Online, comprehensive world geography course.
Math & Science
Mr. D Math – Live, online courses for Algebra, Geometry, ACT/SAT Test Prep and more.
NatureGlo’s eScience – Live and hybrid classes for Marine Biology, Math Art, Rocks & Minerals, Zoology, and more.
Blossoming Artists – Online, live, interactive art classes for drawing and painting.
Impact Virtual – Hybrid-Live Classes for Grades 6-12. Course areas include Digital Arts, Coding, Humanities, and more.
Loving Learning Freely – Online Unit Studies (cloud-based eCourses for homeschoolers). Topics offered for art, history, science, and more.
Sparketh – 100+ online art lessons for kids and teens.
Textile Learning – Online, engaging, self-paced courses in Sociology, Media, Theater, Medicine, Personal Fitness, and more.
Thinker Academy – Online course – Critical Thinking and Study Skills for Teens.
Websites with Courses for Multiple Grades & Subjects
Alpha Omega – Online and digital courses for grades 3-12.
Apex Learning – Online full-time virtual school and individual course enrollment.
CurrClick LIVE – All Classes Affordable and A la Carte. Live, self-paced, and hybrid classes for all grades and subjects.
Easy Peasy All-in-One High School – Free online courses and resources for homeschool families.
FunCation Academy – Offers online live course options, self-paced courses, assessments, tutoring, and more. For grads Prek-12.
Landry Academy – Online classes for 4th through 12th grade students on a wide variety of standard subjects, several unique electives, week-long summer camps are for 8th through 12th grade students, and more.
Memoria Press Classical Education – Online Academy for grades 3-12.
Northstar Academy – Accredited online Christian school serving grades 4-12, custom-tailored for families around the world.
Potter’s School – The Potter’s School offers a complete curriculum of high quality on-line elementary , junior high and senior high courses, taught from a biblical worldview (including AP and college credit courses).
Schoolhouse Teachers – Over 200 courses covering preschool through 12th grade. Provides homeschooling families worldwide what they need to achieve academic success for a Christian education at their own pace and on their own timeline.
Shmoop – Free Learning Guides, Online Courses, College Readiness Prep, and Test Prep balance a teen-friendly, approachable style with academically rigorous materials
Time4Learning – Homeschool curriculum – math, language arts, and more for PreK-12th grade.
Virtual Homeschool Group – Online Homeschool Co-op. Free courses, volunteer based and donation supported. By homeschoolers for homeschoolers.
Tips Before Starting Online Homeschool Courses
As stated earlier, there are many benefits of online classes. Here are a few more things to keep in mind as you and your student being researching online courses:
- How to Navigate the Online Learning World
We would love to hear from you – what are your favorite resources for online homeschool courses?