When choosing curriculum, find out what your style is. This useful guide can help you narrow down curriculum selections.
Once you have determined your style, you can look at the Cathy Duffy Reviews page to search curriculum and read about the pros and cons. Cathy has worked to create an exhaustive data base of almost all curriculum on the market today. You can use her advanced search tool to narrow curriculum choices by subject, grade level and even the learning style of your student!
Sometimes, when you are just starting out and are overwhelmed by the sheer magnitude of curriculum options on the market, it is easiest to begin with an all-inclusive, online program (We recommend limiting online curriculum for younger students). Here are some good options to look through. Let your student look at the different options and see which one they like best.
Easy Peasy (Free, Christian based)
Time for Learning (Secular, pay monthly)
MiAcademy (Secular, pay monthly, Elementary and Middle school)
Mia Prep (Secular, pay monthly, High School
Monarch (Christian, pay monthly)
Another option is to look at an "open and go" boxed curriculum set. Below are some options for this type of curriculum. All of these curriculum companies can be searched on Cathy Duffy Reviews for a good synopsis of pros and cons.
Are you overwhelmed with curriculum options and just want someone to do it for you?
Portals is a team of seasoned homeschool moms who will create a personalized homeschool for you. Portals was designed as a resource for new homeschool parents, but it can also be a great resource for those seeking to simplify homeschooling. Portals provides a 9-5 call-in center with live support, curriculum selection and design, flexible daily lesson plans for K-12 in all subjects, and engaging weekly project and activity ideas. We want to save parents time so they can spend it discipling their kids!