What is SchoolhouseTeachers.com?
SchoolhouseTeachers.com is a homeschool curriculum designed for the whole family. The program includes hundreds of online homeschool courses intended for students from preschool through high school and for the entire family which introduces incredible flexibility in your homeschool.
Once a family purchases a membership, they can use as many courses as they would like for all family members. Courses come in various formats to suit the needs of different families and students.
There are courses for all of the core academic subjects for each grade and a variety of elective courses. A family could choose to use this as their sole curriculum or as a supplement to other programs.
How do the types of courses offer flexibility in your homeschool?
Many of the online homeschool courses included with SchoolhouseTeachers.com are in a printable format. The text, worksheets, and other materials are online for the parent to print and use with the student. Alternatively, parents can download the documents for those courses for digital use. These courses give the parent the flexibility to pick and choose which components to have students complete and the timeline for completion.
Some courses are video-based; for example, Drive Thru History is a history course with students watching a video for each lesson before completing assignments. Similarly, there are Science and Bible courses with video components.
SchoolhouseTeachers.com recently introduced interactive courses (also called iST courses)! These courses have students watch videos and complete their work online. That work is then automatically graded. This can be a convenient feature for the parent because it is all taken care of for them once they have chosen the course. There are a variety of science iST courses available today for your children.
Parents have the option of going in and selecting each student’s courses from all of the available online homeschool courses. This means a child can be doing courses in multiple grade levels simultaneously.
This flexibility can be very beneficial when tailoring each child’s education to meet their individual needs.
However, if that feels overwhelming or the parent wants a preselected set of courses, SchoolhouseTeachers.com also offers school boxes.
These are sets of courses designed to cover everything a student needs for that particular grade level. A parent could still choose to add or skip any part of the school box that did not work for their family, but it gives them a plan to work from.
Flexibility in Your Homeschool with Electives
In addition to courses in the core academic subjects of math, science, history, writing, literature, and geography, a wide variety of elective courses are offered. As a Christian curriculum, SchoolhouseTeachers.com has a great selection of Bible courses included for all ages.
There are also electives for art, music, physical education, computers and technology, home economics, homesteading, graphic design, and more. These classes are a great way to tailor students’ education to their interests and passions.
Looking for more flexibility in your homeschool? In addition to the hundreds of courses offered, a SchoolhouseTeachers.com membership includes a variety of bonus resources.
Membership includes access to over 25,000 streaming videos through RightNow Media and several other streaming programs. These videos include fun holiday-themed movies, engaging history programs, Bible study videos, and more.
Also included is access to World Book online and all their resources. In addition to the searchable online encyclopedia, World Book has a wide variety of books and materials included in the membership. These can be used with the courses or as an extra resource.
There are also great planners, checklists, and other organizational materials included in the membership to help parents with the paperwork and administrative side of homeschooling. There are activities such as art and photography shows that give students a chance to submit and share their hard work.
Finally, there are resources designed to help parents of high schoolers as they prepare those students who wish to attend college.
Overall, SchoolhouseTeachers.com is a homeschooling resource that includes various quality online homeschool courses from a Christian worldview. The program works in such a way as to offer parents resources and courses but allow them to still be in control of their students’ educations.
Visit SchoolhouseTeachers.com to learn more, look at some of the courses they offer, and get started today.
Dawn is a passionate follower of Jesus, wife to Chris, and homeschool mom of four (soon to be five). In her spare time she loves to read, hike, and write on her blog Schoolin’ Swag. She enjoys talking about curriculum and helping moms find the right fit for their family.