Whether you’re brand new to homeschooling or you’ve been at this for awhile, the teen years can often feel overwhelming. It can be tough trying to figure out the best homeschooling curriculum for high school!
While I’ve homeschooled both of my children since they started Kindergarten, last year was our first year of high school. I’ll admit that even with many years of homeschooling under my belt, I still felt my fair share of anxiety while trying to figure out the best resources to use.
The good news is that I’ve discovered some pretty awesome resources that we ended up using last year and we are continuing to use some of them this year as well.
I’ve compiled a list of some of our favorite homeschooling resources that I want to share with you!
I’m hoping this list will help simplify the selection process for you and that you’ll be able to find plenty of appealing options!
I’ve organized this list by subject and have included links to relevant Homegrown Scholars blog posts that you’ll also find helpful.
Here we go!
Note: The majority of the resources listed below are ones that my family has used and wholeheartedly recommend. However, if you see an * before any materials listed, this indicates a resource that I have not personally used but have heard great things about from homeschooling families I know and trust.
BEST FREE HOMESCHOOLING CURRICULUM FOR high SCHOOL
Hey, why not dive into resources that are completely FREE first!?!
FREE online homeschooling resources – This is a blog post where I’ve listed A TON of FREE, high-quality online resources.
BEST ONLINE MEMBERSHIP COMMUNITIES FOR HOMESCHOOLING high SCHOOL:
It is CRITICAL that you find homeschooling support! In my experience, I found that in some ways it was easier to connect with other homeschooling families when my children were younger. As they hit the tween years and entered middle school, their personal interests and the friendships they’d formed on their own meant that our community changed too. It’s continued to change as my oldest has entered high school.
For this reason, I think it’s truly essential to stay connected with other homeschoolers, someway, somehow. If you’re struggling to find homeschooling friends locally, or a co-op or group where you feel comfortable and welcome, there are some wonderful virtual options!
While there are plenty of FREE online options, I’ve found paying for homeschooling support/community/coaching to be worth every penny I’ve spent. It truly was an investment in my self-care and well-being, as well as to the success of our homeschooling!
Consider looking into the following:
The Kindred Collective – FREE with optional paid seasonal virtual conferences.
Brave Learner – For parents of ALL ages. PAID membership.
BEST COMPLETE HOMESCHOOLING CURRICULUM FOR high SCHOOL:
- * Book Shark – Complete curriculum. All ages.
- Build Your Library – All ages (The program serves as a guide – required materials must be purchased separately.)
- * K-12 – All ages.
- Khan Academy – All ages and completely FREE.
- *Oak Meadow – All ages.
- Silicon Valley High School – Completely online, offering a variety of subjects.
- Time 4 Learning – Online. All ages.
BEST MATH HOMESCHOOLING CURRICULUM FOR High SCHOOL:
Supplemental Math Books
- Life of Fred – There are a TON of these books, from preschool through high school, with some great choices for high school. Books can be purchased separately or as a series. Note: Author writes from a Christian worldview.
BEST LANGUAGE ARTS HOMESCHOOLING CURRICULUM RESOURCES FOR high SCHOOL
- Brave Writer – All ages, online classes available too.
- Institute for Excellence in Writing (IEW) – Online classes available too. Note: Christian world view included in some (but not all) of their curriculum. Each product clearly states when Christian content is included.
- Time for Writing – This is the writing component of Time for Learning.
- Write at Home – Completely online, for middle and high schoolers.
BEST SCIENCE HOMESCHOOLING CURRICULUM FOR high SCHOOL:
- Next Level Homeschool – Offers a wide variety of classes across many different subjects. Completely online and geared towards middle school and high school.
- R.E.A.L. Science Odyssey – Pandia Press – Complete science curriculum.
BEST HISTORY & GEOGRAPHY HOMESCHOOLING CURRICULUM FOR high SCHOOL:
BEST ART HOMESCHOOLING CURRICULUM FOR high SCHOOL:
- * Classy Artist Box – Subscription boxes.
- Let’s Make Art – Offers monthly watercolor subscription boxes as well as one time watercolor projects.
BEST FOREIGN LANGUAGE HOMESCHOOLING CURRICULUM FOR high SCHOOL:
- *Babbel – Paid app to learn languages. Doesn’t have a huge variety (but still offers more than 10 languages.)
- Duolingo – FREE and paid options for this popular app.
- * Homeschool Spanish Academy. Live online sessions with Spanish Instructors.
- Be sure to check your local Junior College(s) for language classes.
BEST HOMESCHOOLING CURRICULUM COVERING A VARIETY OF DIFFERENT SUBJECTS:
- Crash Course – Short, fun, entertaining videos covering all kinds of topics. An excellent supplement to curriculum and other learning materials.
- * Curiosity Stream – Tons of documentaries. Paid membership but VERY affordable!
- Outschool – Huge variety of online classes!
- Masterclass – Annual membership offering courses by famous experts in their fields.
- Netflix – Great resource for documentaries and other educational shows!
- The Great Courses – SO many courses, covering many different subjects.
YOU MIGHT ALSO FIND THE FOLLOWING BLOG POSTS HELPFUL:
- Top 10 Must Have Homeschooling Supplies
- 5 Books Every Homeschooling Parent Should Read
- 10 Exceptional Poetry Books for High Schoolers
- Best Resources for Homeschooling
- Best Books for Homeschooling – Contains 15 separate lists of books in different categories. While many suggestions are listed for younger kids, there are some titles perfect for teens and tweens. I add new lists frequently and it’s an ongoing project, so be sure to check back frequently!
If you’ve got younger kids, be sure to check out Best Homeschooling Curriculum for Elementary School and Best Homeschooling Curriculum for Middle School too!
Let me know if you have questions about any of these resources!