CURRICULUM AND WEBSITES RECOMMENDED BY PARENTS
These are curriculum resources and websites recommended by parents who home school.
Not all these resources will be appropriate for all ages or learning styles.
Niles Community Schools does not endorse these resources.
It is up to the individual family to decide on their merits.
Kahn Academy - Free - Art History http://www.khanacademy.org/
Buyers Co-op - It doesn't cost anything to join. It has offers for discounts from many companies. They add more all the time and anyone can suggest companies. I did, and they are surveying to check interest. It could save money on classes that some may want to buy threw the co-op as well as if you want to pass the link on to others looking for a deal they could certainly benefit from it buying on their own. You don't have to be a home schooler to use it. There are many offers for programs that help with studying or catching up in school. There are many core classes offered but there are also non core and help classes. There is a nominal fee of about $5.00 only when purchasing a class, well worth the savings they offer. You never pay anything to be a member and you aren't ever obligated to buy anything. I have used this for several classes saving hundreds of dollars. Anyone is welcome to see all offers before joining to check for interest. One only needs an email to join. They never spam but do send updates on new offers and about expiring offers. - Tina Kerlikowske.
This site gives the author's opinion of some of the online homeschool curriculum that she is aware of.
Spelling City - http://www.spellingcity.com/
Civics - http://everfi.com/k12/commons/
Kahn Academy - Free - History, American Civics http://www.khanacademy.org/
Kahn Academy - Free - Arithmetic & Pre-Algebra, Algebra, Geometry, Pre-Calculus, Calculus, Trigonometry, Probability, Statistics, and more. http://www.khanacademy.org/
Paradigm Accelerated Curriculum (PACworks)
Power Basics (Walch Publishers)
Pearson (Prentice-Hall) Homeschool
Cells Alive - Free - http://www.cellsalive.com/
Code Academy - Free - Learn to Code - http://www.codecademy.com/
Forensic Science - Free - email the owner for answer key codes - http://bsapp.com/forensics_illustrated/
Frog Dissection - The Whole Frog Project - http://froggy.lbl.gov/
Kahn Academy - Free - Biology, Chemistry, Computer Science, Cosmology & Astronomy, Healthcare & Medicine, Organic Chemistry, Physics and more http://www.khanacademy.org/
The Inner Body - Free - http://www.innerbody.com/
Physics Central - Free - Physics Experiments - Grades 6-9 http://www.physicscentral.com/experiment/physicsquest/index.cfm
If you have a resource you would like added, please contact Gail Bliss.