View Full Version : Homeschooling high school on budget

08-10-2013, 06:47 PM
As we enter our last year of homeschooling high school, I
find myself having to get more help from online resources, but cannot afford
to pay over $200 in some cases for each class.
Our curriculum this year includes, British Lit, Chemistry, Statistics, SAT Prep,
Art/Art history. Most of these are out of my range as far as being able to
teach them. Can anyone recommend a place to start trying to find some
free or low cost online help. I know I will probably have to pay more for
Chemistry because I will most likely have to purchase labs. But I think I should
be able to find a guide on line for English, and perhaps SAT prep.
Feeling very overwhelmed this year! :_o:

08-11-2013, 07:03 AM
For SAT prep, my kids work through the study books you can find at most any bookstore, although we just get ours at the library. There are also sites like this https://www.number2.com/ online. Search "Free SAT prep" to find others. For other courses online, search for MOOCs (Massive Open Online Courses). Places to start looking are Free Online Classes - 10,000+ Courses on Open Education Database (http://oedb.org/open/) and 750 Free Online Courses from Top Universities | Open Culture (http://www.openculture.com/freeonlinecourses). Or try "Free Online British Literature."

08-11-2013, 09:17 AM
Try Coursera - they have free online college courses, many of which are accessible enough for high school students. We are trying 2 this fall. Also, there are free textbooks at ck12 flexbooks, and if you register (for free) as a teacher you can get the teachers editions. There is a mom-written chemistry course here (http://quarksandquirks.wordpress.com/chemistry-hs-level/). Khan academy has video lessons for a wide range of subjects, as does youtube - i think they even have an education channel now. and maybe some ideas here (http://www.marcandangel.com/2010/11/15/12-dozen-places-to-self-educate-yourself-online/)

08-11-2013, 11:38 AM
Here is coursera statistics class, which starts in September: https://www.coursera.org/course/stats1. It looks to be about a semester class and very thorough (I used to be a calculus/statistics/physics teacher). In most high schools, statistics is a semester course, not a year long one. Also, here is their selection under "Art": https://www.coursera.org/courses?orderby=upcoming&cats=arts

08-15-2013, 10:33 AM
Awesome resources! I'm not OP, but I appreciate these immensely! :)