If you’re the parents of youngsters who finally mastered and moved on from the elementary and middle school curriculums and are on the brink of starting high school curriculum, you must be on the lookout for the best study materials and guides for them to follow.
High school can be a big step up from the niceties of elementary and middle school. That is why it is of great significance to find the proper study curriculum that complements the learning styles and strengths of your youngsters. Here you will get some helpful nudges that will lead you to choose the perfect free curriculum for high school homeschoolers.
Where to Start?
There is a significant number of study material like journals, books, blogs, etc. are available on the internet that you can use. However, if you feel overwhelmed by a number of choices, we’re here to help you get started.
Faith is an inseparable part of the identity of many families. You can use the resources from Answers in Genesis High School Bible Curriculum for that. Cleaned Cornerstones, Plants Grown Up, and Christian Character books offer genuine, down to earth knowledge for application and practice.
Language and Writing:
You can use English for 9th and 10th Grades by Rod and Staff as a helpful source for writing tests. Tapestry of Grace is also a good source to get a variety writing assignments every week.
Teaching Textbooks can offer you an excellent variety of books to teach different branches of mathematics. As a starter, Algebra I, Algebra II, Geometry, and Trigonometry textbooks are useful teaching materials. Learn Math Fast books are also a phenomenal help for high school goers who struggle with algebra. The creative learning style used in these books along with Consumer Math and Compass Classroom’s Economics for Everybody are great options for the senior year.
The Apologia Exploring Creation with Biology can be spread throughout the 8th and 9th grade. Thus, students will get ample time to adapt to high school-level science experiments and their needs.
For the 10th grade, consider Apologia Exploring Creation with Marine Biology. This course is very enjoyable for the high school goers as they learn all about marine biology.
Apologia Exploring Creation with Chemistry is an excellent option for the 11th-grade high school student. Apologia science textbooks are really good study materials for high school students interested to follow up on advanced level chemistry or physics.
Online Study Materials:
You will be amazed at the amount of free study materials available for students of all ages and academic levels. Just run a google search and a plethora of free websites will appear on your screen.
Some of the uber-helpful academic websites include Khan Academy, Coursera, Academia etc. Khan Academy is a world famous study website that primarily focuses on mathematics. It’s got a very user-friendly interface and a vast collection of videos that covers all mathematical branches extensively. Its simple explanations of complicated mathematical issues have been saving the blushes of students ever since its inception. On the other hand, Coursera offers students a chance to take on many courses on a wide variety of subjects. Affiliated with many of the worlds leading universities, Coursera offers interactive courses filled with preset videos, quizzes and exercises.
There’s a wealth of free resources online that can be perfect for your high school homeschooler. Choose the one that best fits your child.
About the Author
Atif Qazi is the owner of SchoolingSOS and an Engineer by profession. He is a former homeschooler who has teamed up with like-minded people to spread his knowledge of this topic. You can follow his topics on Twitter @Schooling_SOS
Forest Rose is a God Loving, Blessed Wife, & Relaxed, Eclectic Homeschooling Mama to 3 girls – 8, 10, & 12 in Fort Wayne, Indiana. She’s passionate about lifting moms out of the homeschooling trenches that are discouraged, overwhelmed or feeling alone or isolated. Her hope is to point them to Christ and equip them to rise up with a new found hope and joy within, that He alone can provide. Besides blogging, she also loves hanging out at her exclusive Facebook Group “Homeschooling 101 Community” that she started to help new homeschoolers thrive.