Parents looking for online homeschool courses can find a full PreK–12 curriculum with SchoolhouseTeachers.com. Parents pay one price for the entire family regardless of how many children they have. Large families, road-schooling families, missionaries, grandparents, parents of children with special needs, and families homeschooling one child can all find courses to meet their needs with this platform.
Strengthens Independent Learning
Homeschooled students who thrive with a checklist will find the lesson plans accompanying many SchoolhouseTeachers.com courses useful. These can be used online or printed beforehand and placed in a binder. This easy-to-use tool is perfect for an independent learner, allowing him to know what to expect each day. Working through the lesson plans, students feel a sense of accomplishment as they mark off the work they complete each day. When a course is over, a certificate of completion is available for the student’s records. The online homeschool courses available with a SchoolhouseTeachers.com membership allow the independent learner to get all of the basics in, as well as electives. Though younger learners will require a little assistance, students with a good grasp on reading can easily work through most of the content independently. Some courses are even available in an interactive format, making them virtually hands-off for the parents. The interactive courses grade activities and quizzes within the course, leaving only the occasional writing assignment to be graded by the parent. Members also receive access to several World Book Online libraries for use with several courses or to use when further research is necessary. This feature helps homeschoolers do online research independently without ads or irrelevant content showing up on the screen.
Helps Parents Teaching Multiple Grades
Families with multiple children spanning several grades do not need to worry about teaching every single subject separately for each child. Combining subjects is easy with many of the SchoolhouseTeachers.com online homeschool courses. Parents can adapt the content from literature units to lapbooks for learners of various ages. When you look at each course write-up, you will find a suggested age range. Many span a large age range because it was created with families with multiple children of different ages in mind. Video content is also included in a membership, available anytime for online streaming. Content can be found for children of all ages and can be used as a supplemental option when additional resources are needed to fill in the gaps.
A Typical Day with SchoolhouseTeachers.com
Since over 400 courses and additional resources are available with a membership, the way a family uses these online homeschool courses will vary significantly. Parents can map out their child’s school year using a wide variety of courses to choose from. Virtual School Boxes are also available with a membership. These include all of the coursework in one easy spot for each grade. Once the parent has chosen the courses, children can work on the courses separately on their own devices, or they can be printed out and worked on together as a family. Parents can choose how to implement SchoolhouseTeachers.com in their homes. If a family wants only a set amount of screen time, they can have their children do some of the work online while printing the rest for offline work. Subjects can be placed into individual binders for the child to grab when needed. Parents can also choose to create a weekly binder for each child so they can know what should be done for that week. Another option for parents is that they can choose to use SchoolhouseTeachers.com primarily as an online education option by assigning their children interactive and video courses that are age-appropriate.
If you are ready to get started with SchoolhouseTeachers.com online homeschool courses, know that you will have access to customer service help during regular business hours directly on the website as a member. Exclusive members-only activities and events are also planned throughout the year—some for parents, some for children, and some for both. Join thousands of other homeschooling families and become a SchoolhouseTeachers.com member today.
Heather Vogler, her husband, and five children call the Blue Ridge Mountains of Virginia home where they homeschool and homestead. Heather has homeschooled her children from the beginning and enjoys an eclectic style of teaching. As a freelance writer she has been published in Focus on the Family Magazine, War Cry Magazine, and Brio Magazine. Heather holds a BA in Christian Ministries and currently works at The Old Schoolhouse® in the Marketing Department.