Homeschoolers: K12.com curriculum?

Since we don't yet have a homeschooler's forum, I thought I'd put this here. We got some paperwork from K12 (the number actually appears as an exponent-sort of font in the logo). This is a public school online curriculum (yes, they have entire units on evolution--that much I figured out) that, for now anyway, is being provided free to residents in our state. Not clear yet exactly what "free" means...we are supposed to get a DVD that gives a run-down. It appears you can go about it a la carte, and not obligate yourself to the entire curriculum. Does anyone know anything about it? Quality of the courses etc?

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Teri Ploski's picture

According to HSLDA, if you choose this route, you are no longer considered homeschooling. It is public-school-at-home. You cannot control much of the content, but much teach what they wish you to teach. While it appears that you can pick-and-choose content for now, I would be skeptical that that option will last for long. Thanks, but I'll homeschool on my own. (And very grateful that my daughter is now officially a senior and we are almost done, but still praying for those who are just beginning on the journey. I shudder to think that they are going to have to fight for the right to homeschool all over again.)

Diane Heeney's picture

Teri Ploski wrote:
According to HSLDA, if you choose this route, you are no longer considered homeschooling. It is public-school-at-home. You cannot control much of the content, but much teach what they wish you to teach. While it appears that you can pick-and-choose content for now, I would be skeptical that that option will last for long. Thanks, but I'll homeschool on my own. (And very grateful that my daughter is now officially a senior and we are almost done, but still praying for those who are just beginning on the journey. I shudder to think that they are going to have to fight for the right to homeschool all over again.)

Thanks for the info Teri. I am always on the lookout for "freebies"...but the price tag on this one may be too much. KWIM? After I get the DVD that explains it, as well as the anticipated "courtesy call", I'll post what I find.

On another note, anybody have any good links/resources for Beautiful Feet materials? I was comparing notes with JG's wife a couple weeks back, and she said she really liked them.

"I pray to God this day to make me an extraordinary Christian." --Whitefield http://strengthfortoday.wordpress.com

Teri Ploski's picture

I have used their Geography and Ancient History study guides. I am currently using their US and World History. It's a two year plan that will wrap up my daughter's history for high school. I get most of my materials from the library, actually! I have a friend who used Sonlight, and they use many of the same books, so I'll give her a call first to see if she has it, then check the library. I only buy the books when they aren't available anywhere else, and usually from Barnes&Noble, since my husband gets a discount and free shipping from them due to his job.