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    by Published on 01-24-2020 05:51 PM
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    The 2020 Secular Curriculum Top Choices List is here. It is like Christmas for curriculum. Secular Homeschool created this list to better assist you in your curriculum choices. Picking curriculum can be hard, we personally know this. So many choices with very little input. We have done the hard work for you. Below you will find our top picks in many categories, along with several reviews. So grab a cup, sit back, relax and find your new curriculum for the 2020-2021 homeschool year.



    TESTING AND TEST PREP

    Triangle Education Assessments - a one-stop shop for all of your nationally standardized achievement and cognitive testing needs.

    eTap- provides homeschool teachers & students with all primary and secondary school course of instruction, plus college entrance exams, test prep and more.



    LANGUAGE ARTS
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    Time4Learning - provides a preschool to 12th-grade online homeschool curriculum using an approach that takes advantage of today’s technology and the internet. I have taught almost every grade level of Time4Learning since we started our homeschool journey! It quickly became a family favorite and my kids not only learned but advanced. They passed every State required test above their grade level. I love the ability to keep track of my kiddos learning with parent reports!

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    Time4Writing - Everything from grammar to essays is taught by our team of certified teachers who assess each student’s writing and provide encouraging feedback on every assignment.


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    Calvert - an online, private academy for grades K-12. Each student receives an individualized learning plan based on their goals, their current academic standing, and their style of learning. A personalized academic support team of teachers, advisors, and counselors is then selected to ensure your student has a strong foundation for achievement.
    Please visit our Calvert Academy Review.


    Timberdoodle - Our goal is to offer unique and innovative homeschooling items that are fun for kids and parents.

    eTap - provides homeschool teachers & students with all primary and secondary school course of instruction, plus college entrance exams, test prep and more.

    Starfall - Starfall’s emphasis on phonemic awareness, systematic sequential phonics, and common sight words in conjunction with audiovisual interactivity has proven effective in teaching emergent readers. Free with some paid upgrades.

    Write from the Heart - an online program designed to teach composition and literature.


    MATH

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    Time4Learning - provides a preschool to 12th-grade online homeschool curriculum using an approach that takes advantage of today’s technology and the internet. I have taught almost every grade level of Time4Learning since we started our homeschool journey! It quickly became a family favorite and my kids not only learned but advanced. They passed every State required test above their grade level. I love the ability to keep track of my kiddos learning with parent reports!

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    Time4MathFacts - What students experience as they play games to practice math facts is an immersive world of fun characters, rewards for improving their recall, and confidence-building feedback showing them their progress.

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    Calvert - an online, private academy for grades K-12. Each student receives an individualized learning plan based on their goals, their current academic standing, and their style of learning. A personalized academic support team of teachers, advisors, and counselors is then selected to ensure your student has a strong foundation for achievement.
    Please visit our Calvert Academy Review.


    Timberdoodle - Our goal is to offer unique and innovative homeschooling items that are fun for kids and parents.

    eTap - provides homeschool teachers & students with all primary and secondary school course of instruction, plus college entrance exams, test prep and more.

    Starfall - Starfall’s emphasis on phonemic awareness, systematic sequential phonics, and common sight words in conjunction with audiovisual interactivity has proven effective in teaching emergent readers. Free with some paid upgrades.




    SCIENCE AND STEAM/STEM

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    Time4Learning - provides a preschool to 12th-grade online homeschool curriculum using an approach that takes advantage of today’s technology and the internet. I have taught almost every grade level of Time4Learning since we started our homeschool journey! It quickly became a family favorite and my kids not only learned but advanced. They passed every State required test above their grade level. I love the ability to keep track of my kiddos learning with parent reports!

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    Calvert - an online, private academy for grades K-12. Each student receives an individualized learning plan based on their goals, their current academic standing, and their style of learning. A personalized academic support team of teachers, advisors, and counselors is then selected to ensure your student has a strong foundation for achievement.
    Please visit our Calvert Academy Review.

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    Kinderlab Robotics - offers KIBO – A hands-on STEAM learning toy that engages young students to be producers and creators with technology.

    Timberdoodle - Our goal is to offer unique and innovative homeschooling items that are fun for kids and parents.

    eTap - provides homeschool teachers & students with all primary and secondary school course of instruction, plus college entrance exams, test prep and more.


    Sciplus - offers an eclectic range of products, many with a science or educational tilt to them, others simply handy or amusing. Great place to buy science equipment!



    EARLY LEARNING

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    Time4Learning - provides a preschool to 12th-grade online homeschool curriculum using an approach that takes advantage of today’s technology and the internet. I have taught almost every grade level of Time4Learning since we started our homeschool journey! It quickly became a family favorite and my kids not only learned but advanced. They passed every State required test above their grade level. I love the ability to keep track of my kiddos learning with parent reports!

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    Kinderlab Robotics - offers KIBO – A hands-on STEAM learning toy that engages young students to be producers and creators with technology.

    Timberdoodle - Our goal is to offer unique and innovative homeschooling items that are fun for kids and parents.

    Starfall - Starfall’s emphasis on phonemic awareness, systematic sequential phonics, and common sight words in conjunction with audiovisual interactivity has proven effective in teaching emergent readers. Free with some paid upgrades.




    SPECIAL NEEDS


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    Time4Learning - provides a preschool to 12th-grade online homeschool curriculum using an approach that takes advantage of today’s technology and the internet. I have taught almost every grade level of Time4Learning since we started our homeschool journey! It quickly became a family favorite and my kids not only learned but advanced. They passed every State required test above their grade level. I love the ability to keep track of my kiddos learning with parent reports!

    Timberdoodle - Our goal is to offer unique and innovative homeschooling items that are fun for kids and parents.

    Starfall - Starfall’s emphasis on phonemic awareness, systematic sequential phonics, and common sight words in conjunction with audiovisual interactivity has proven effective in teaching emergent readers. Free with some paid upgrades.

    eTap - provides homeschool teachers & students with all primary and secondary school course of instruction, plus college entrance exams, test prep and more.

    Colllins Academy Therapy Services - occupational therapy with a focus on homeschooling.




    MULTIPLE SUBJECTS

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    Time4Learning - provides a preschool to 12th-grade online homeschool curriculum using an approach that takes advantage of today’s technology and the internet. I have taught almost every grade level of Time4Learning since we started our homeschool journey! It quickly became a family favorite and my kids not only learned but advanced. They passed every State required test above their grade level. I love the ability to keep track of my kiddos learning with parent reports!

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    Calvert - an online, private academy for grades K-12. Each student receives an individualized learning plan based on their goals, their current academic standing, and their style of learning. A personalized academic support team of teachers, advisors, and counselors is then selected to ensure your student has a strong foundation for achievement.
    Please visit our Calvert Academy Review.

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    Grace and Grit - Grace & Grit is a company that teaches girls essential life skills and confidence through customized lessons. I really like their concept and focus on providing girls with life skills for REAL life.
    Please visit our Grace and Grit review.

    eTap
    - provides homeschool teachers & students with all primary and secondary school course of instruction, plus college entrance exams, test prep and more.

    Timberdoodle - Our goal is to offer unique and innovative homeschooling items that are fun for kids and parents.

    American School - American School’s innovative paper-based and online curriculum offers something for everyone in grades 6-12.




    TECHNOLOGY AND CODING

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    Kinderlab Robotics - offers KIBO – A hands-on STEAM learning toy that engages young students to be producers and creators with technology.

    Timberdoodle - Our goal is to offer unique and innovative homeschooling items that are fun for kids and parents.

    Sciplus - offers an eclectic range of products, many with a science or educational tilt to them, others simply handy or amusing. Great place to buy science equipment!




    ELECTIVES AND FOREIGN LANGUAGE

    Timberdoodle - Our goal is to offer unique and innovative homeschooling items that are fun for kids and parents.

    Duolingo - free foreign language site with over a dozen languages available

    Bilingual Together -
    Everyone ​learns best when having fun. ​Our ​site is full of tips and tricks for making ​language learning exciting and fun for the whole family.




    HISTORY, SOCIAL STUDIES, AND GEOGRAPHY

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    Calvert - an online, private academy for grades K-12. Each student receives an individualized learning plan based on their goals, their current academic standing, and their style of learning. A personalized academic support team of teachers, advisors, and counselors is then selected to ensure your student has a strong foundation for achievement.
    Please visit our Calvert Academy Review.

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    Grace and Grit - Grace & Grit is a company that teaches girls essential life skills and confidence through customized lessons. I really like their concept and focus on providing girls with life skills for REAL life.
    Please visit our Grace and Grit review.


    Timberdoodle
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    Our goal is to offer unique and innovative homeschooling items that are fun for kids and parents.

    eTap - provides homeschool teachers & students with all primary and secondary school course of instruction, plus college entrance exams, test prep and more.
    by Published on 01-23-2020 05:21 PM

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    Curriculum woes got you down?
    Are your homeschool friends tired of you bugging them about what THEY use? Kids begging you for something different? Or maybe starting the hunt for 2020-2021 homeschool year already? Not every curriculum is perfect. Not every curriculum works for your needs. We have done the hard work for you with our top-voted curriculum list, descriptions and reviews.

    Check out our Top Choice Secular Curriculum List for 2020 featuring:




    Be sure to check the Secular Homeschool homepage, Friday, January 24th for the full detailed list of Top Choice Secular Curriculum.

    Sponsored by Calvert Academy, an online private academy for grades K-12.
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    by Published on 01-11-2020 01:09 AM
    1. Categories:
    2. Secular Homeschooling,
    3. Parenting

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    Hello SHS’ers! Over the course of 2020, I will be doing featured articles on careers. While Secular Homeschool is mainly for parents, this will be an article(s) that you can share with your homeschoolers who may have an interest in that career.







    What do I need from you? I would love to chat/PM with members(or spouses or partners or ?) about their career, whether past, present or studying for future. From THAT info, I would create an article featuring you and your career.
    It would contain

    • a short bio about you
    • basic information about that career
    • several questions I would ask you personally(for example: Why did you choose this career? What is your favorite thing about it?)



    It literally will take you 10 minutes or less to answer my simple questionnaire. You may include a photo of yourself at your career or I can choose a stock photo in case you are camera shy like me!LOL


    I would love to feature 1 career per month, 2 if we get enough responses. You can be a tradesman, a crafter, an artist, a writer, a teacher, a SAHM(yes, this IS a career!), a sales clerk or even an astronaut. I don’t care, I would just love to feature you and your career on SHS for 2020. And hey, if you have a graduated homeschooler attending college, interning or in a career field already and they would love to do it, send them along! THAT would be awesome!

    Let’s show homeschoolers that they can be ANYTHING they set their minds to!
    I have several sign-ups already and our first article will be featured SOON! If you want to sign-up, comment below that you are interested and I will shoot you a PM. Look forward to hearing from you and getting our 2020 Career Day started!
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