Homeschool and Online Resources
New to homeschooling? Don’t worry, these sites will guide you through the process, help you choose or design a curriculum, and give you all the legal information you need.
A guide to getting started, including legal information. Also includes information about homeschool events and testing services, and a guide to support groups near you.
A guide to getting started, including legal information and detailed online webinars (for a fee). Also includes information about homeschool events, and a guide to tutors, counselors, and support groups near you. Christian-based.
A guide to the homeschooling basics, plus an overview of methods, curriculum reviews, and subject-by-subject help. Visit the Virginia page for specific legal information, support groups, information about homeschool events near you.
A breakdown of common homeschooling methods (such as Charlotte Mason and Classical Education), as well as a guide to useful software, apps, and reference materials.
Subscription-based curriculum and lesson plan access. Also includes an online forum to chat with other homeschooling parents.
Learning Communities and Support Groups
Connect with other homeschooling families near you. (Due to COVID-19 most group lessons and community events have been temporarily suspended, but community members continue to share information and support.)
Lessons & Lesson PlansKhan Academy (FREE)
Scholastic Learn at Home ($)
Time 4 Learning ($)
Crash Course on YouTube (FREE)
IXL Learning ($)
Oxford Owl UK (FREE)
Arcademics (“Arcade Academics”) (Free with premium content)
STEM Activity Clearinghouse
National Library of Virtual Manipulatives (English & Spanish)
Oceans Initiative Virtual Marine Biology Camp (Go to videos)
Boonshoft Museum of Discovery
Arts & Humanities
Great Books Foundation
Gilder Lehman Institute of American History
National Gallery of Art Kids
Art Class with Cassie Stephens
Draw Every Day with Jarrett J. Krosoczka
Center for Puppetry Arts
Metropolitan Opera Livestreams
Free Books & Online Story Times
Internet Archive Open Library
International Children's Digital Library
Learn a Language
Duolingo is a great way to learn a language. It's free, fun and science-based. Practice online on duolingo.com or via the app.
Transparent Language Online provides an effective and engaging experience for language learners looking to build their vocabulary, practice their listening, speaking, reading, and writing skills, and maintain what they learn. With courses and supplemental resources in 110+ languages, Transparent Language Online can be accessed anytime, anywhere, on almost any device.
Magazines, News, and Research
Gale in Context Elementary meets the research needs of students in Kindergarten through Grade 5. It features a developmentally appropriate, visually graphic interface, a subject-based topic tree search and full-text, age-appropriate, curriculum-related magazine, newspaper and reference content for information on current events, the arts, science, health, people, government, history, sports and more.
Read it! Welcome! Read It!™ was created for anyone who has a good foundation in English grammar and reading skills. It is a place to find reading material about many subjects. Articles are short, and written to support your reading skills as you learn about topics in English that you need for school and everyday life.
Novelist Plus K8 Can’t decide what to read next? Need a recommendation for a child, student or family member? Use Novelist Plus to discover your next favorite author, series, or title!
Virtual Tours & Livestreams
Virginia Zoo Virtual Voyage
Wildlife Center of Virginia Critter Cams
Virtual Museum Tours from Google
San Diego Zoo Kids
Yellowstone National Park Virtual Tour
New England Aquarium Virtual Visits
Cincinnati Zoo Home Safaris
American Dairy Association Virtual Farm Tours