Curriculum Information

Since you are running your own school, you may choose your own curriculum. There is a vast list of curriculum providers. The first step is to determine which method of homeschooling you will be using.

There are many styles of homeschool that don’t require the traditional textbooks. Many of our local families use unit studies or put together their own units using library books. Again, the choice is yours. The Rainbow Resource Catalog ( is a wonderful resource for reviews.

Home Schooling Methods of Education

Accelerated Education

Classical Education 
This method emphasizes trivium, concrete, analytical, and abstract thinking. Subjects include Grammar, Logic, and Rhetoric.

Delayed Academics
Moore Foundation

Eclectic Home schooling Method

An Eclectic Homeschooler is one whose approach and methods are tailored from various styles and curriculum, fulfilling the unique requirements of their homeschooled children.

Montessori Method

Principle Approach
Intrepid Books (916)-684-1530

Traditional or School-at-Home Method

This is set-up like a public school, with complete curriculum, traditional grading system and record keeping.

Unit Studies Approach

The Unit Studies Approach is an umbrella style for combining all curricular areas into one theme or topic.

Waldorf Education

Waldorf Education is based on the spiritual-scientific work of Austrian scientist and intellect, Rudolf Steiner (1861-1925).

Scope and Sequence (Typical Course of Study)

Scope and Sequence is a curriculum plan, usually in the form of a chart, which presents a range of instructional objectives, organized into the successive levels at which they are taught.  Each of the major curriculum providers has its own scope and sequence that you can request with a catalog.  Most of these are available at no charge.

Best Online Homeschools

Every year, more and more families make the decision to homeschool their children for a variety of reasons, ranging from lack of access to quality public schools to a desire to take a more active role in their children’s education. If you are among these growing numbers, you may be considering online homeschooling. Many companies offer online homeschool programs to guide the learning process, streamline curricula, provide individual feedback and allow students to learn at their own pace.