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This year we’ve shifted a lot of our schoolwork for our middle and high school sons to online classes. They each got a laptop at the start of the school year, and they are able to work through their classes each day mostly independently.
Today I just wanted to share a few of our favorites with you, in case you’re also looking to take a few things off your list and get your kids working more independently!
Schoolhouse Teachers offers a HUGE selection of online classes for homeschool families at an INCREDIBLE value! You’ll get full family access to over a hundred classes for less than it could cost to take one in a lot of places. They’ve got math, science, history, sign language, music, art, drama, speech, special needs, and MUCH more! Definitely worth looking into. Just recently one of my kids needed a different approach to math, and it just wasn’t in the budget for me to buy something totally new. I looked into our Schoolhouse Teachers membership and found a math class that I decided to try since it wouldn’t cost me anything extra. Bingo! It’s working great and he’s happier than he’s been in a long time with his math program! Awesome!
CTC Math has worked well for several of my kids and is a terrific value for the whole family, especially if you have multiple kids and tend to cruise through levels quickly. You can read my review of it here.
Experience Astronomy has been a fun and interesting online course for us that we have really appreciated. I’ve written about this course here.
Music in Our Homeschool offers several different online classes related to music. We’ve been enjoying 20th century music appreciation and Intro to Musicals this year. Fun and easy!
We decided to learn American Sign Language for our second language, since we have a large deaf community in our area. Life Print is FREE and a great starting point! We love it!
Enrichment Studies (right here!) is an awesome resource for learning about composers, artists, presidents, and key people from history, all in an easy-to-use format that will save you time! All resources are pretty much open-and-go. We are working to add the helpful 5 Day Tours to every resource to make it even easier to learn about these famous and talented people in an organized way. (Our goal is to have all 5 Day Tours done in 2017)
Ancient Art History from Art Curator for Kids has been a very wonderful online class for us this year! The instructor Cindy does a great job and will be offering more classes in the future. Highly recommended for middle and high school students that want a more complete art history/art appreciation course.
I’ll continue to add to this list as we find more things that we enjoy and that work well for us. If you have recommendations for great online classes, or if you’ve enjoyed some I’ve listed here, please let us know in the comments!
Thanks for all of the great suggestions for online classes. Have you tried exploring Outschool yet? They have hundreds of live online classes for homeschoolers on nearly every subject.
Thanks for the recommendation! I’ll check it out.