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Curriculum Options


A great place to start looking for curriculum is Cathy Duffy's 102 Top Picks.  The book actually has a quiz to help you decide what style of programs may fit you best as a family.  Another great resource for  homeschooling ideas is the book, The Well Trained Mind (Wise/Bauer).

Several online Stores have a large selection of different materials all in one place:

Rainbow Resource Center        

Christian Book Distributors

Free Classes/Curriculum   (**denotes secular --there is a secular list if you scroll down)

Easy Peasy All in One Homeschool

The Good and the Beautiful

Khan Academy **

Ambleside Online - free Charlotte Mason plan

Specific Companies with Traditional Programs  (**denotes secular)

Abeka Books  (texts, online, and DVD - Christian option)

ACE paces (print booklets, Christian worldview)

Acelus /Power Homeschool (online entire grade level or by class, secular) **

Alpha Omega ( textbook, online, and DVD options)

Answers in Genesis  (apologetics and Bible-based science)

Apologia  (Science and worldview from a Christian viewpoint)

Blossom and Root (creative, secular, nature based )**

BJU Press (Christian online classes, full grade, or textbook options)

Christian Light Education/Publications (Christian, simple but effect style)


Institute for Excellence in Writing  (popular writing and spelling )

Master Books  (all subjects and grades)

Math U See (also Spelling you See, video lecture included) 

My Father's World  (whole grade, religious, mix of Classical/Charlotte mason, and hands on learning)

Moving Beyond the Page (secular, for creative and gifted learners) **

Peace Hill Press (Story of the World and ELA resources, now the The Well Trained Mind Press) 

The Potter's School   (Online classes )

Rod & Staff   (math, reading, and grammar texts from a Menonite publisher, simple, traditional, layout -very well done)

Saxon math **

Sonlight (literature based approach, Christian)

Hands On/ Unit Study - a unit covers multiple subject areas together

Gather Round Homeschool   

A Gentle Feast

The Good and the Beautiful

Diana Waring history -unit study style in a textbook

KONOS  unit studies


Timberdoodle kits for younger learners

Specifically Classical -   Increased focus on the arts, living books, and Western Culture.     The early years of school are spent in absorbing facts, reading real books... In the middle grades, students learn to think through arguments.   In the high school years, they learn to express themselves. Increased focus on the arts, living books, and Western Culture.

The Well Trained Mind  (book, resources, online academy - great place to start for classical options/description)

Ambleside Online - free CM plan

Classic Academic Press

Memoria Press (text and online classes)

Peace Hill Press (WT Mind Press)

Simply Charlotte Mason 

Veritas Press


SPECIFICALLY SECULAR CURRICULUM  many families have asked about secular options so we have tried to group them here:

Acellus/Power Homeschool


Build Your Library

Clonlara (online private school)

Moving Beyong the Page

Oak Meadow (online school)

Outschool Virtual Classes

SEA Online Virtual



All About Reading/Spelling

Logic of English

Reading Eggs

Grammar Galaxy

Literary Adventures for Kids (all ages)




Essentials in Writing

Lightning Literature



CTC Math

Khan Academy

Right Start

Teaching Textbooks

Social Studies: 

A People's History of the US textbook

The Human Odyssey texts

Harcourt publishers


MEL Kids/ MEL Science

Real Science Odyssey


Science Matters textbooks for different ages (sold at Rainbow Resource)






A homeschool convention or bookstore is a great place to see the different supplies available.  Greenville holds a large convention in March.  (Great Homeschool Conventions)   Learning Cycle in Greenville is also a favorite store to browse for textbooks.