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 iLearn Academy



 Welcome

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The iLearn Academy is an Independent Study program which serves families with children in grades TK-8 who choose to educate their children at home or in a home/school hybrid program. 

  • iLearn Academy maintains a core belief that independent study is a viable educational alternative.
  • iLearn teachers collaborate with parents and students to provide a rigorous, common core standards-based learning plan that addresses individual student needs and interests.  
  • The iLearn Academy program also provides students access to online learning, on-site enrichment classes, field trip, and school-wide events to promote community and connections with others.
​​​Andrew Wood, Principal

 About Us

​iLearn Academy

Below you will find key information about iLearn Academy's locations, hours and availability.

School Office & Hours

  • Monday - Friday

  • 8:00 am - 3:30 pm

Costs
​There is no cost to enroll in our program.  The Placer County iLearn Academy is authorized by the California ILearn-Achievement-Chart-C.png​Administrative Code Chapter 15, and the California Education Code, Chapter 5, Article 5.5, Sections 51745, 51746, 51747, 51748 and 51749. As a public school, funding is through the state of California.​

​Location Sites​

​​Meadow Vista (main site)
​16825 Placer Hills Road
Meadow Vista CA  95722
Phone: 530.886.5800
FAX: 888.831.6998A

Auburn (Satellite Site)
364 Nevada Street, Room 1
Auburn, CA

 Program Options

​100% Independent Study (5 days per week)

Our 100% independent study students and parents/guardians/caregivers work with their assigned certificated supervising teacher to determine educational goals and objectives that are best suited to the student and create an individualized curriculum that will optimize each child’s educational experience.

  • Teacher meets with families regularly (1 hour/student, weekly or bi-weekly)​
  • Option to participate in enrichment class days, field trips, and any school event
  • Teacher will Individualize curriculum to meet each student’s interests, abilities, and learning styles
  • Integrate California Common Core Standards (CCCS) curriculum with real-life experiences
  • Assistance in choosing curriculum to enhance a child’s lesson
  • Model teaching techniques and teach special lessons
  • Create specific lessons to support vacation/travel opportunities

All assignments must be completed. Work completion = attendance = academic progress!

Hybrid Academy (5 days per week:  3 days in class + 2 days Independent study)​

Located at our Meadow Vista Site

Classes: 

  • Grade Levels Offered: Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th
  • Hybrid Class days:  Mondays, Tuesdays, and Thursdays
  • Independent Study days:  Wednesdays and Fridays. 
  • Students are expected and required to complete all work assigned to them.  Work completion = attendance = academic progress!
  • Grades:  Kindergarten through 8th Grade
  • Times: 8:45 am to 2:50 pm (Students are permitted to arrive no earlier than 8:15 am).  
  • Parent requirement:  Must be available to teach/supervise their children on Wednesdays and Fridays, ensuring that they are completing all of their independent study work assigned to them by their Hybrid Academy teacher.
  • Enrichment Classes:  Option to attend one additional day of our enrichment class days; either on Wednesday or Friday (if offered)
  • Students may also participate in field trips and other school events
  • Student must attend every class day (unless prior approval by teacher/principal)
  • Flexibility for independent study ​due to travel/illness (please notify your teacher well in advance)

Lessons will promote:​

  • Project-based learning with thematic emphasis
  • Student collaboration and engagement
  • Problem-solving and critical thinking
  • ​Writing across the grade levels

Use of California Common Core Standards (CCCS) Highly qualified teacher who provides a nurturing, positive environment for all students!

Optional Enrichment Classes, School Events, and Other Services Available to All Students

The optional activities we offer provide opportunities for group activities in a variety of settings for both students and parents.  All of these activities are optional and are not a required component for being enrolled in either of our program options (100% Independent Study or Hybrid Academy).

  • Classes:  Weekly on-site enrichment classes
  • Club Live:  6th - 8th grade students meet twice a month for social and service projects
  • Field trips
  • Annual events can include:
    • Back-to-School Event
    • Variety Show
    • Market Day
    • Play Production
  • Environmental Living Program (if offered that year)
  • ​Family Science Camp (if offered that year)​
  • Smarter Balanced Assessments (CAASPP - SBAC)
  • Curriculum Room – textbooks, supplementary support materials available for checkout
  • Yearly school pictures and yearbook
  • Weekly Bobcat Bulletin (posted below in the Documents section)
  • Trimester report cards
  • Ongoing, meaningful communication with your teacher​

 Enrichment Offerings

Class Schedules & Descriptions

  • View the current Enrichment Class Schedule

  • All enrichment classes must have a minimum of eight students signed up for the class to continue.  

  • K-2nd and 3rd-5th classes are limited to 20 students. 

  • 6th-8th classes are limited to 24 students.

  • Please note:  Blocks 3A and 3B will have a different process for participating  Only 6th-8th Tech Theater and Multimedia will have online sign-ups.

How to Sign Up

  1. Go to Sign-up Genius (www.signupgenius.com)

  2. Create a username & password

  3. Using the search icon, search for 'kberryman@placercoe.k12.ca.us'

  4. Choose the block and class to sign your child up for.​

Waiting Lists

If a class is full, please e-mail the School Secretary to be placed on a waiting list.

Enrollment priority will be determined as follows:

  1. Enrollment priority will be given to 100% Independent Study students

  2. A random drawing will be held for Hybrid Academy students.  If a student is not drawn for the first Wednesday block set of classes, then they will be able to attend the next block.

  3. If a student fails to attend 3 enrichment classes, they will be dropped from the class and their spot will be offered to the next student on the waiting list.​

 Field Trips

Below you will find the information needed to participate in our Field Trips.

​How to Sign-Up

  • Sign up & pay for all fields trips in the iLearn Academy school office.

Optional Field Trip:  imagePathways

Come create some unique art and explore ways of using different artistic media, such as collage, mixed media, printmaking, drawing, pastels, painting and so much more!

  • WHEN: Friday, October 25, 2019
  • TIME: 10 a.m. - 12 p.m.
  • WHERE: 451 Main Street, Newcastle
  • COST: $10.00 donation per student
    • Price based on 15 or more students.  Price will be $15 donation per student if we have under 15 participants.  K-8th graders and kinders MUST have an adult present. Sorry, no toddlers are allowed on this field trip.
  • DEADLINE: Friday, October 18, 2019

 Documents

Below you will find many important resources and documents to assist you in learning more about our programs. If you find any broken links, or you feel like a certain resource should be included here, please let us know.​

​School Calendar

Bulletins

Weekly Bobcat Bulletins​

Forms

 Resources

 How to Enroll

New student enrollment process: ​

  • 2019-20 Continuous Enrollment:  See #3 below.

  • 2020-21 Open Enrollment Period:

  1. Please read our open enrollment guidelines, here: Open Enrollment Period

  2. For applications to be considered for any possible lottery drawings, they must be submitted during our open enrollment period from Monday, January 6, 2020 through Friday, March 6, 2020.  Please ensure that you have met with, or have scheduled an appointment with our Principal prior to submitting your online application.  Applications will be accepted any time during this period, provided that all supporting documentation is turned in to the school office prior to the close of this time period.

  3. After the open enrollment period closes, applications will continue to be accepted and continue through the second Friday in March.

    • Applications received after the open enrollment period closes will not be eligible for any lottery drawings that may take place in impacted classes.

    • Complete applications, including all supporting documents, will be accepted and placed on any standing waiting lists according to the date that it is received

  • Do you have a current student who plans to return next year?  See the Intent to Return section below.​

Enrollment Steps:​

  • Call our office at (530) 886-5800 to schedule an informational meeting with our Principal who will provide an overview of the program options and discuss the unique needs of your child.  Print out your application for enrollment ahead of time before your appointment.

  • Click here to apply online. Please note:submitting an online application does not guarantee enrollment.  Your application will remain in 'incomplete' status until you meet with our Principal and include all of the following supporting documents:

    • Birth Certificate

    • Immunizations

    • Proof of Residency (e.g. current utility bill, rental agreement or purchase agreement, water bill, etc.)​

  • If it is decided that this school is the appropriate educational choice for you and your child, your online enrollment application, including all supporting documentation (see #3) will be accepted.  Once enrollment is accepted, 1 of 2 things will happen depending on your program choice:

    • Hybrid Academy:  we will discuss a start date for your student to begin classes

    • 100% Independent Study:  a certificated teacher will be assigned and will contact you within 48 hours.

  • Eligibility requirements:

    • The student must be in Kindergarten - 8th Grade

    • The student must reside in Placer County or an adjacent county

    • Minimum requirements:

      • 15 hours of educational activity for Kindergarten

      • 20 hours of educational activity for 1st - 8th grade​​

Intent to Return (100% Independent Study & Hybrid Academy):

Families must complete the 'Intent to Return' process for their student(s) each year during the open enrollment period (this year:  January 6, 2020 through March 6, 2020) to secure their spot in the Hybrid Academy or with their 100% Independent Study teacher. This is completed online through the Aeries Parent Portal

To view the entire guidelines and FAQ's, click here: Intent to Return - Open Enrollment.pdf

For complete instructions on how to re-enroll online, click here: Re-enrol​lment instructions

If you do not have access to a computer, please contact the school office at (530) 886-5800.​​

 Parent Resources

These resources are here to inform, educate and assist you with your questions about ILearn Academy. Once you learn more about what help is available, you may want to reach out to one of our staff members for further assistance.​

Links

Documents

​Other Resources

 FAQs

Frequently Asked Questions​​​

Are parents qualified to teach their children?

You do not need to know everything in order to teach.   Our parents are considered to be co-teachers in both programs.

100% Independent Study: We provide you with a certificated teacher who meets with you onsite on a weekly basis to develop your lessons plans and assignments. Your teacher is there for your support. You are also provided with teacher’s editions so that you can learn how to present a lesson and also correct your child’s work. Your example and enthusiasm in learning with your children will motivate and encourage them far more than striving to appear as if you knew it all.

Hybrid Academy: On Wednesdays and Fridays, Hybrid Academy teachers will send home independent study packets, which students will be required to complete in their entirety. These are assignments that they must complete on their 2 days of independent study.  Parents should be working with their child(ren) on those independent study days, either correcting work if the Hybrid teacher is asking them to do so, and/or reviewing all of the students' assignments for the 2 independent study days each week.  Packets will have due dates set by individual class teachers. All work in the packet is to be returned (unless otherwise noted), reviewed and/or corrected by the parent.

How can I teach several children at once?

Certain subjects that are not dependent on prerequisite knowledge or skills can be taught to several grade levels of children together.  Lessons can be presented in an amplified manner with explanations that enable all children to understand.  Older students can do much of their work independently.

How much time does it take?

Our program requires a time commitment of 20 hours per week of instruction for grades 1-8 (15 hours for kindergarten).

100% Independent Study: A time commitment of 20 hours per week on the part of the parent for grades 1-8 (15 hours for Kindergarten).  Planning time will vary according to the methods used, the ages of the children, and how many children in the family are being taught.

Hybrid Academy: Students will be required to attend every Academy class day (Mondays, Tuesdays, and Thursdays).  Independent study packets will vary according to the grade level, but parents should expect to have 3-4 hours of independent work for their student to complete on both Wednesdays and Fridays.  Wednesdays and Fridays still remain school days for the students in this option.

What about socialization?

This is quite possibly the most misunderstood aspect of homeschooling.  Our program offers many opportunities for interaction with other children.

100% Independent Study: We have weekly classes, family field trips and various activities such as talent show, musical production, Club Live, ELP, and Family Science Camp.

Hybrid Academy: Students are on campus 3 days per week, participating in grade level classes.  Hybrid students can also participate in 1 additional enrichment class day of their choosing: either Wednesdays or Fridays.  We also hold spirit days for students, as well as PTO sponsored events.

What curriculum is offered and what does it cost?

We offer a variety of curriculum in all subject areas at no cost.  Parents also have access to supplemental materials, resources and supplies that our program normally has available.

Why do families choose independent study?

There are many reasons why families choose the independent study option. The following are reasons why some families have chosen our program: Not happy with their current school; Middle school has too many influences, peer pressure; Religious reasons; Child may not fit in with the regular classroom, does better one-on-one; Child is falling behind in school; Family travels often; Child is involved with competitive sports which involves traveling (gymnastics, ice skating, skiing, hockey, tennis, etc.).​

 Testimonials

​Quotes from Home School Alumni​

​"My favorite thing about iLearn is that it isn't like any other school.  In all of of my years of school, I believe that iLearn Academy had/has the best form of schooling and overall environment for me.  All of the people here are accepting and encouraging.  The teachers teach in a way that is exciting and fun.  I love absolutely everything about iLearn Academy."

"iLearn has been a wonderful experience for me.  Everyone around me is so caring and friendly.  I hope other kids get the same joy out of iLearn I have.  I am going to miss everyone around the school."

"Home schooling has taught me how to be independent. Home schooling has helped me concentrate and do better on my work. I’m able to stay focused through the week and not get stressed over my work. To me, home school means independent studies and it has made me independent and that’s what I needed. It means a lot to me that I was able to do work by myself."

"Home schooling has been an awesome experience. Not only did I meet with my teacher once a week, but also, I got to keep the same teacher through my three years at PCOE Home School. For me, working with my parent or teacher in a one on one situation allowed me to get a better understanding of some of my subjects. I enjoyed being able to choose the subjects and the order I wanted to work on them. I am excited about going to high school but sad that PCOE Home School is ending."

"I like PCOE because of the personal contact between teacher and student. Unlike public school, Home Studies has been a great experience. It helped me understand the subject matter better, because of the personal contact and hands-on help. I will miss PCOE a lot and realize I have much more to learn, but PCOE has given me a great foundation for what awaits me in High School."

"By far my favorite thing about the homeschooling experience is that everyone here is so kind and doesn’t judge you or who you are or what you do. Rather they support you from the side lines as you follow your dreams...well that’s how I felt."​

 Subject Area Resources

 Overview

​These resources are here to inform, educate and assist you with your questions about ILearn Academy. Once you learn more about what help is available, you may want to reach out to one of our staff members for further assistance.

 Math

Math Resources

Textbook Resources​

ConnectED - (MyMath & CA Math)  (obtain username & password from the school)
https://connected.mcgraw-hill.com/connected/login.do

CPM (Obtain sign-in information from your teacher)
CPM Sign in

Eureka Math Online Video Help
https://www.youtube.com/user/dhabecker

i-Ready
login.i-ready.com
Parent Videos

Other Resources

Algebra 1 Online - Henrico County Public Schools, Virginia
Algebra 1 contains both content that reviews or extends concepts and skills learned in previous grades and new, more abstract concepts in algebra. New concepts include solving two-step equations and inequalities, graphing linear equations, simplifying algebraic expressions with exponents, i.e. monomials and polynomials, factoring, solving systems of equations, and using matrices to organize and interpret data.
http://teachers.henrico.k12.va.us/math/hcpsalgebra1/index.html

Discovery Education
http://www.discoveryeducation.com/

DonnaYoung.org - Math Resources
http://www.donnayoung.org/math/math-facts.htm

The Futures Channel - Algebra in the Real World
http://www.thefutureschannel.com/algebra/algebra_real_world_movies.php

Khan Academy
www.khanacademy.org/

MathVids
www.mathvids.com

Math is Fun
http://www.mathsisfun.com/index.htm

Math Magician
http://oswego.org/ocsd-web/games/mathmagician/maths1.html

UN World Food Program - for each correct answer, 20 grains of rice are donated to the UN Food Program.  Subjects include math, history, vocabulary,etc.
http://www.freerice.com/

Math Practice Site Grade K-6
www.ixl.com/math/standards/california

The National Council of Teachers of Mathematics provides vision, leadership, and professional development to support teachers in ensuring mathematics learning of the highest quality for all students. NCTM is the world’s largest organization dedicated to improving math education in preK‑12. The site includes standards-aligned lesson plans, interactive math activities and links to quality sources.
http://illuminations.nctm.org/

National Library of Virtual Manipulatives is a resource from which teachers may freely draw to enrich their mathematics classrooms. The library is being expanded and refined through projects to develop interactive online learning units for mathematics. The materials are also of importance for the mathematical training of both in-service and pre-service teachers.
http://nlvm.usu.edu/en/nav/vlibrary.html

The NRICH Project aims to enrich the mathematical experiences of all learners. Members of the NRICH team work in a wide range of capacities, including providing professional development for teachers wishing to embed rich mathematical tasks into everyday classroom practice. This site includes math activities, curriculum mapping, STEM-NRICH, interactive resources, games and research.
http://nrich.maths.org/public/index.php

The TeachEngineering digital library provides teacher-tested, standards-based engineering content for K12 teachers to use in science and math classrooms. Engineering lessons connect real-world experiences with curricular content already taught in K-12 classrooms. Mapped to educational content standards, TeachEngineering's comprehensive curricula are hands-on, free, and relevant to children's daily lives.
http://www.teachengineering.org/index.php

TreasuryDirect Kids
http://www.treasurydirect.gov/kids/kids.htm

 Reading/Language Arts

​Reading / English / Language Arts Resources

Textbook Resources​

ConnectED - (MyMath & CA Math)  (obtain username & password from the school)
https://connected.mcgraw-hill.com/connected/login.do

Other Resources​

American Library Association
www.ala.org/yalsa/booklists

Carol Hurst's Children's Literature Site
www.carolhurst.com

Discovery Education
http://www.discoveryeducation.com/

Donna Young
www.donnayoung.org/index.htm

Game Goo offers interactive educational phonics and vocabulary games for grades K-4
www.earobics.com/gamegoo/gooey.html

Internet4classrooms - English Language Arts links to online resources for middle school and high school students. Resources include links to citation generators, word-of-the-day, bibliography builders, classic stories, diagramming sentences, common errors in grammar and many more topics of interest.
www.internet4classrooms.com/lang_mid.htm

International Children’s Digital Library features a collection of close to 4000 beautiful, downloadable picture books representing historical and modern books from countries around the world, in many languages. Visitors can search books by country, awards, author, and illustrator. Summaries of the books are provided.
http://en.childrenslibrary.org

International Reading Association
www.reading.org/choices

New York Public Library On-Lion for Kids
http://kids.nypl.org/

Reading Is Fundamental
www.rif.org

Reading Rockets is a national multimedia project offering information and resources on how young kids learn to read, why so many struggle, and how caring adults can help.  Reading Rockets is an educational initiative of WETA, the flagship public television and radio station in the nation's capital, and is funded by a major grant from the U.S. Department of Education, Office of Special Education Programs.
www.readingrockets.org/

ReadWriteThink
www.readwritethink.org

Starfall is a free public service to motivate children to read with phonics. Our systematic phonics approach, in conjunction with phonemic awareness practice is perfect for preschool, kindergarten, first grade, second grade, special education, homeschool, and English language development (ELD, ELL, ESL). Starfall is an educational alternative to other entertainment choices for children.
www.starfall.com

Storyarts - This collection of storytelling activities, developed by storyteller/author Heather Forest for her storytelling workshops with students, teachers, and librarians,can be expanded by educators into language arts lesson plans to support speaking, listening, reading and writing skills.
www.storyarts.org/lessonplans/lessonideas/index.html

StoryBee - Welcome to the StoryBee where you can listen to professional storytellers from across the country as they spin their wonderful tales. This service is free, thanks to the generous storytellers who want to share the spirit and joy of storytelling.
www.storybee.org/

Storyline - The Screen Actors Guild Foundation produces Storyline Online - online streaming video programs featuring SAG members reading children’s books aloud. Each book includes accompanying activities and lesson ideas.
www.storylineonline.net/

Wordly Wise 3000 - FREE online resources to the 2nd Edition books
www.wordlywise3000.com

 Science

​Science Resources

Textbook Resources

Prentice Hall Science
http://www.phschool.com/atschool/california/science_explorer/program_page.html

Other Resources

All Science Projects
www.all-science-fair-projects.com

Annenberg Media Learner.org has a wealth of interactive resources that provide educators, students and parents with strategies, content, and activities that can enhance and improve students' skills in a variety of curricular areas.  Content includes mathematics, language arts, history, science, and the arts.
http://www.learner.org/interactives/

Bill Nye the Science Guy offers science experiments and activities to try at home. Resources include “home demonstrations,” episode guides, printable sheets, solving for X and Pop Quiz.
http://www.billnye.com/

California Academy of Sciences is an outstanding science museum in Golden Gate Park, San Francisco; great online resources across a variety of science topics 
http://www.calacademy.org/

CAST Science Writer is a tool that supports students in writing lab and class reports. This tool is geared toward middle school and high school students. CAST is a nonprofit research and development organization that works to expand learning opportunities for all individuals, especially those with disabilities, through Universal Design for Learning.
http://atto.buffalo.edu/

Discovery Education
http://www.discoveryeducation.com/

Discovery Science is a very reputable source of science information and resources 
http://www.discoverycube.org/?gclid=CLvLpI6uyp8CFSgFagodaVN-zA

Donna Young
www.donnayoung.org/index.htm

The Franklin Institute - resources for teaching Science and Technology
http://www2.fi.edu

Physics Demos (USC) High quality videos created by students and professors at University of Southern California; teachers can request a demo to be created by their department.
http://physics.usc.edu/demolab/

Khan Academy
www.khanacademy.org

MIT’s Open Courseware is the entire catalog of MIT courses, with videos of lectures, presentations, homework, exams, and solutions keys offered online for free. Fantastic resource for college prep classes.
http://ocw.mit.edu/OcwWeb/web/home/home/index.htm

NASA's Education Materials Finder will help teachers locate resources that can be used in the classroom. Users may search by keywords, grade level, product type and subject. With hundreds of publications and Web sites indexed, the finder is the best way to locate NASA educational resources.
http://www.nasa.gov/audience/foreducators/index.html

National Geographic for Kids provides games, stories, videos, people and places, activities and resources for students
http://kids.nationalgeographic.com/

National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences
http://kids.niehs.nih.gov/index.htm

National Science Foundation NSF is the only federal agency whose mission includes support for all fields of fundamental science and engineering, except for medical sciences. NSF is tasked with keeping the United States at the leading edge of discovery in a wide range of scientific areas, from astronomy to geology to zoology. And in every case, we ensure that research is fully integrated with education so that today's revolutionary work will also be training tomorrow's top scientists and engineers.
http://www.nsf.gov/index.jsp

National Science Foundation Multimedia Library
http://www.nsf.gov/news/mmg/

National Science Teachers Association contains curriculum, tools, resources, professional development, and even equipment and instructional materials for purchase.
http://www.nsta.org/

Park Physics explore how the laws of physics play a role in the design of amusement park rides. Design a roller coaster, determine the outcome of bumper car collisions, and more.
http://www.learner.org/interactives/parkphysics/index.html

The Particle Adventure is an award-winning interactive tour of quarks, neutrinos, antimatter, extra dimensions, dark matter, accelerators and particle detectors from the Particle Data Group of Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory.
http://particleadventure.org/

PG&E e-SMARTkids
http://www.pgesafetyeducation.com/school/index.php

San Francisco Exploratorium is a world class interactive Science museum. This site has great online resources as well as links to other subject area sites.
http://www.exploratorium.edu/

School Discovery Education
http://www.discoveryeducation.com/

Science Buddies
www.sciencebuddies.org/mentoring/science-projects.shtml

The Premier Science Museum in the UK has many great online tools and learning opportunities
http://www.sciencemuseum.org.uk/

Super Science Fair Projects
www.super-science-fair-projects.com

Documents​

 Social Science/History/Economics

​Social Science / History / Economics Resources

​Textbook Resources

Harcourt Social Studies (K-5th)
www.harcourtschool.com/hss

Holt, Rinhart & Winston Social Studies (6th-8th)
http://go.hrw.com/gopages/ss.html

Other Resources

Ancient Observatories - Timeless Knowledge is the National Aeronautics and Space Administration partner site to the Exploratorium’s Ancient Observations site. Click the Educators link to find lesson plans for grades K-5, 6-8 and 9-12. You will also find other helpful web resources and educational hooks that demonstrate how today's technological marvels in solar viewing were built upon the foundation left by our ancestors.
http://sunearthday.nasa.gov/2005/index.htm

Calisphere is the University of California's free public gateway to a world of primary sources. More than 150,000 digitized items — including photographs, documents, newspaper pages, political cartoons, works of art, diaries, transcribed oral histories, advertising, and other unique cultural artifacts — reveal the diverse history and culture of California and its role in national and world history. Calisphere's content has been selected from the libraries and museums of the UC campuses, and from a variety of cultural heritage organizations across California.
http://www.calisphere.universityofcalifornia.edu/

Center for Civic Education celebrates Constitution Day and Citizenship Day with free, downloadable lessons for grades K-12. Lessons include teacher instructions.
http://www.civiced.org/index.php?page=constitution_day

Center for Economic Education is the portal to economic education resources in all forms and at all levels. Find exciting and informative material for teaching economics.
http://ecedweb.unomaha.edu/home.cfm

David Rumsey Historical Map Collection has over 21,000 maps and images online. The collection focuses on rare 18th and 19th century North American and South American maps and other cartographic materials. Historic maps of the World, Europe, Asia, and Africa are also represented. 
http://www.davidrumsey.com/

Discovery Education
http://www.discoveryeducation.com/

Donna Young
www.donnayoung.org/index.htm

EdEconLink is a premier source of classroom tested, Internet-based economic lesson materials for K-12 teachers and their students. Materials and resources are provided by the National Council for Economic Education. 
http://www.econedlink.org/

Exploratorium - The Exploratorium and NASA sponsor the multimedia Ancient Observatories, exploring ancient astronomy. Chaco Canyon and Chichén Itzá are two of many places in the world where ancient observers studied the sky. The buildings in these two locations reflect cycles that these observers saw in the heavens. The markings people left behind describe the importance of those cycles to ancient life. A comprehensive teachers’ guide is available with standards-aligned activities.
www.exploratorium.edu/ancientobs/index.html

Geography and Map Division of the Library of Congress holds more than 4.5 million items; a small fraction of those have been converted to digital form. The focus of Map Collections is Americana and Cartographic Treasures of the Library of Congress. These images were created from maps and atlases and, in general, are restricted to items that are not covered by copyright protection. 
http://memory.loc.gov/ammem/gmdhtml/gmdhome.html

Historyworld strives to make world history more easily accessible through interactive narratives and timelines. Written by Bamber Gascoigne, it consists of about 300 narratives and some 10,000 events on searchable timelines.
http://www.historyworld.net/ 

Library of Congress is the nation's oldest federal cultural institution and serves as the research arm of Congress. It is also the largest library in the world, with millions of books, recordings, photographs, maps and manuscripts in its collections. Many of these items are available free and digitally through the Library of Congress website. 
www.loc.gov/index.html

LIFE Photo Archive - Search millions of photographs from the LIFE photo archive, stretching from the 1750s to today. Most have never published and are now available for the first time through the joint work of LIFE and Google.
http://images.google.com/hosted/life

My Wonderful World - It’s in your power to make sure your kids are getting the most out of our wonderful world. There are things you can do at home, at school, and in your community. Get started with the top 10 tips below, then download your Action Kit and check out More to Explore for great links to scores of sites to help you and your family. This site is sponsored by the National Geographic Education Foundation.
www.mywonderfulworld.org/parents_welcome.html

National Archives and Records Administration - The National Archives and Records Administration (NARA) is the nation's record keeper of documents and records created by the United States Federal government. Many of these documents are available online through the National Archives website. Teachers and students can search by topic, key word or specific document name to have access to these national treasures. 
www.archives.gov/

National Geography Bee
www.nationalgeographic.com/geographybee

National History Education Clearinghouse (NHEC) is designed to help K-12 history teachers access resources and materials to improve U.S. history education in the classroom. The Clearinghouse builds on and disseminates the valuable lessons learned by more than 800 Teaching American History projects designed to raise student achievement by improving teachers' knowledge and understanding of traditional U.S. history.
http://teachinghistory.org/

National Postal Museum, a Smithsonian Institution museum, provides digital galleries that explore America's postal history from colonial times to the present. The virtual tours show how mail has been transported, emphasize the importance of letters, and spotlight the creation and wondrous diversity of postage stamps. The site contains downloadable resources, an activity zone and an educator section with curriculum guides.
http://www.postalmuseum.si.edu/index.html

Perry-Castañeda Library Map Collection is a general collection of more than 250,000 maps covering all areas of the world. More than 11,000 map images are available online. 
http://lib.utexas.edu/maps/historical/

Smithsonian Institution is the world's largest museum complex and research organization composed of 19 museums, 9 research centers, and the National Zoo. The Smithsonian offers extensive resources for educators, students and families online.
www.si.edu/

Scholastic sponsors the multimedia 'Welcome to Immigration: Stories of Yesterday and Today'. This interactive tour of Ellis Island contains audio recordings from immigrants, video and historic images.
http://teacher.scholastic.com/activities/immigration/tour/index.htm

TreasuryDirect Kids
http://www.treasurydirect.gov/kids/kids.htm

We Are California is the first-ever website devoted to the history of California immigration and migration, and the first-ever website where Californians can tell their own coming-to-California stories. Viewers are invited to explore the remarkable stories of your fellow Californians past and present and to add their own stories.
www.weareca.org/

World History is comprised of events, people, places, and the sources that tell the story. Each and every event in history involved a place or multiple places, impacted people directly and indirectly, and took place in a certain moment in time. There are a lot of dots to connect, and WorldHistory.com connects those dots. WorldHistory.com connects people to people, people to events, and your ancestors to events.
http://www.worldhistory.com/

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Are parents qualified to teach their children??

You do not need to know everything in order to teach.   Our parents are considered to be co-teachers in both programs.

How much time does it take?

Our program requires a time commitment of 20 hours per week of instruction for grades 1-8 (15 hours for kindergarten).

What curriculum is offered and what does it cost?

We offer a variety of curriculum in all subject areas at no cost.  Parents also have access to supplemental materials, resources and supplies that our program normally has available.​​

What about socialization?

This is quite possibly the most misunderstood aspect of homeschooling.  Our program offers many opportunities for interaction with other children.​

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