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Overwhelmed by the huge quantity of curriculum available and not sure where to start? Find out what you should consider when choosing the best homeschool curriculum for your family, then find out what other homeschoolers think of various products using the dropdown lists above.

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Recent Reviews

K¹² Review by Piccola
"There is way too much work for these kids. Every assignment has book work plus computer work. There aren't any teachers teaching the kids. The parents have to be the teacher. It doesn't make sense that there are teachers but they don't do anything an.."
"My 14 yr son is a current student in 8th grade. As we live in a rural area, his middle school was equipped to transition to online format when COVID-19 hit. As a result, I signed him with LUOA as it was an accredited online private Christian school.."
Calvert Review by Jonathan T
"It is like others say, Boring ,but the curicculum seemed "OK", My daughter like me is stubborn at times, so better to be taught by another, we found out ,but this did take a little time, so at the 30 day mark we decide to get our daughter enrolled wi.."
Abeka Academy Review by Justice Whitaker
"We are Christians but this program is out there. My child got so upset at the history teacher because she was talking negative about other religions. They make everything about God. The history doesn't talk about slavery as it was. They only talk .."
Abeka Academy Review by Anna Cheney
"One of the WORST homeschool curriculums out there. Overall, I'm not talking just material, as a whole. No good..."
"I loved the foundations curriculum for CC, but found their customer support very poor. If you are stuck with an inept tutor or director, you will be politely reminded that their are no refunds. If an egregious deed has to you by a CC tutor on a CC .."
Time4Learning Review by Dorinda Kay Grandbois
"MS Earth Science, HS Physics, Art 1. These are SO boring. As a teacher, they do exactly what I try to AVOID in my classes. They read their lectures, These have terrible and boring graphics and have few to no actual interactive activities. The note ta.."
"Time4learning is affordable, and overall a good curriculum. However, I have had some problems. As many people are saying, it does not work on a tablet, which is inconvenient. On certain lessons, I've noticed that they either taught you wrong, o.."
Abeka Academy Review by Sharian Stacy
"There are so many quizzes and tests ! An average day takes us one on one from 8:30 to 4:30 sometimes later ! NO customer service !!! I’ve called 3 days in a row and receive a “closed” message. I emailed over a week ago ! NO Response !!! My anxi.."
"I enrolled my son in four time4writing courses. He is a highly motivated student and dedicated significant time and effort to completing each course. I have not noticed any improvements in his writing. Before signing up for a fourth course, I ema.."
"Time4Learning was recommended to us by my brother and his family. They use this as their sole curriculum and have loved it so far so we figured we would give it a try as this is our first year homeschooling our children ourselves. So far the progra.."
"We used Shurley’s English for 2nd grade. I do not like it at all. The jingles are cute. The memorization, especially for capitalization rules seems pointless to me. I don’t care if my child knows which rule is which just as long as she knows the .."
"I hate Singapore math.."
Abeka Review by Ronna Neal
"I loved doing ABeka parent led books grades 5-8. It was great especially in math and loved the extra sheets of questions that we could either do if needing practice or we would move on once she knew the material. Loved the box of flashcards and we ke.."
"Their customer service is trash. I’m on hold for over an hour and still don’t get people to talk too about urgent problems. Emails aren’t responded to, phone calls aren’t answered. They close before 3 everyday this year, and open after 7 ofte.."
ALEKS Review by Jayden H.
"I am a dual-credit student who attends a difficult high school. As of right now, I am enrolled in a Pre-calc/Trigonometry Class in college. The class uses ALEKS as a way to "teach" students how to do different topics in the class. We are assigned 70-.."
"I am very disappointed in the Seton Text books. The first grade science book is not "Science " at all. If children washed their hand as much as Seton Science says they should, they would never build an immune system and they would be sick far more o.."
"I have read many of the negative comments on this threat and it was mind-blowing. I signed my nephew up with LUOA and he has learned more in 3 weeks than in 3 months in public school. The content is very advanced and challenging. We were actually con.."
K¹² Review by Megan
"Enrolled my son in the Arizona K12 program for about a month. I was assured that he would be able to work at his own level because the classes were customizable. This is an absolute lie. My son was breezing through assignments 2 years behind in curri.."
K¹² Review by Suzey D.
"It's not easy. The 7th, 9th, and 11th grade curriculum is extensive, and is designed for students who can move a a relatively fast pace. It's not for dyslexics or learning disabilities. It might work for kids with emotional problems without academic .."
A.C.E. Review by Loreen
"I am homeschooling my 1st grade son this year due to the pandemic. He is on the spectrum with ADHD. He is excelling with the self paced books, plenty of little breaks. It allows me to work with him when he is ready to learn. We are finishing week 2..."
"Content is basic, it is fun for kids, lots of issues using it on an Ipad (lots of glitches and hard to use on Ipads, some minor issues on Laptops), some mispellings/mistakes. If you do not have spare laptops and only have Ipads, please do not use thi.."
ABCmouse Review by Lulu Kwakye
"My child has stopped using ABC mouse since August of 2019. I stopped the subscription then, however, I just saw a charge of $59.99 on my PayPal account. When I went back in the account, it showed active. I canceled the subscription again but the mess.."
ALEKS Review by Michael
"If I ever meet ALEKS in person I'm going to junk punch him! I program and no problems doing math until I met this joke of AI. I literally just sit in class and mess the AI part. at least I'm learning something...To mess with AI. I used to tutor Alge.."
ABCmouse Review by Dmitry Grishin
"I suggest to stay away from ABC mouse. It is very difficult to cancel their substription. But if you cancel they will charge you with triplr mounthy fee. Maybe it is in their policy... but what i am saying is their policy is not friendly to user. The.."
Abeka Review by Mary
"My kids sit for 10 hours with no breaks working on their pointless drawn out videos..."
Abeka Review by Courtney
"We are first time homeschoolers and are enrolled in 2nd grade Abeka Academy (Accredited) First Impression- I was a tad bit overwhelmed when the boxes arrived. There are 33 books and a set of cursive formation flash cards in the 2nd Grade curricu.."
K¹² Review by Lisa Page
"My grandson was in rolled in Indiana digital gateway Academy and it was a joke. I was told he would be online with a teacher and being taught when in reality I was the one teaching him. Is teacher was online with him 3 times A-day for approximately 2.."
K¹² Review by Scott McClure
"Just started K12 for my first grader, I lasted 2 days and quit, the program is a joke, counterintuitive website, basic errors in the assignments. Don't waste your time!.."
ABCmouse Review by Porsche Brown
"ABC mouse charged me for the ABC Mouse twice last year - both on September 9 2019. I just discovered this after I was billed again this year for 87.09. I had ABCouse for one year and my child did not like or use it. I cancelled well before my subscri.."
A.C.E. Review by Michael Hudson
"The concept is good, but the result is terrible. The English is the worst. They, just like many other curriculums, take the unfortunate conclusion that literature and Grammar belong in one course. In the high school years, English is complete garbage.."
Abeka Academy Review by Patricia Rivas
"My student enjoyed the program and content, ease of quizzes and tests online with mostly immediate feedback. 7th gr subjects were challenging but interesting w/lots of memorization but quality subject matter. World History teacher is very entertainin.."
A.C.E. Review by Stefanie
"I have personally used ACE when I was in high school and am now using it for my 5th grader. A couple things to note: -Any experienced homeschooling parent will tell you there is no ‘one size fits all’ curriculum. It doesn’t exist. Every curric.."
K¹² Review by Kelly
"My son has autism, my story is the same as all the negative statements listed above. I am a full time college student and it very inportantant to me to graduate as I too am a single mother. People want to say that is an excuse to make it easier on ou.."
"[They (edited to remove profanity)] are trying to bring objectivity into an objectively subjective field. They are assigning right and wrong answers TO POETRY. The entire point of poetry is to be subjective. Your child failing this school me.."
Calvert Review by Homeschool mom
"I had heard good things about this school, and was happy when our district provided it through their new online option. I had homeschooled my older kids for a few years with CAVA using k12, so thought I knew what to expect. One week in, and we .."
Time4Learning Review by Sara Corder
"We started using this program to ensure our children are getting an education through the pandemic. Time for learning has made our transition really easy. My oldest daughter is in 7th grade and at first I signed her up for physical science...it wasn'.."
Saxon Math Review by Homeschool mom of 6
"I really love Saxon Math but my children however, despise it. I get the concept but for them it was confusing them. In the younger grades, K-3, it was perfect. after that, however, it became very frustrating for them. We would spend 3-4 hours on math.."
"I prayed asking GOD for guidance on what to do concerning our children's education due to COVID-19. One thing was for sure, I was NOT comfortable with sending them to school during this pandemic. My husband and I both work in the Healthcare industry.."
K¹² Review by Angrymama
"went though the whole process to get my children everything they needed to do school online even upgrade my internet so it would be faster . I was told that we where approved for two free computers an that we would get a email upon shipment not to wo.."
K¹² Review by Very angry mamabear
"After it took me over a week to get everything from my child's school!! I turned in EVERYTHING!! AN THEN I GET OFF WORK AN check my emails, an they denied my childs application!!! So I just got off the phone with them, found out because her test scor.."
ABCmouse Review by Ila Zeeb
"My preschooler really enjoys your app. However, I will likely delete this app due to subtle messages of sexism and racism in the app. There are some videos where almost all characters are white. Today, my daughter watched the music video about the "L.."
Calvert Review by Joan Strachanowski nee Hotchkiss
"I am an "old" alumna of Calvert School. I was enrolled for grades 3 through 7 in the 1940s, believe it or not. I could not have had a better education. I went from the 7th grade into 9th, High School , seamlessly. In fact, I kind of "coasted" fo.."
A.C.E. Review by patricia
"It was a long time ago I attended a christian school that used the ACE curriculum. I was actually 20 years old but had been out of school for the last few years so was doing some catch up learning. One thing that bothered me was that we were encour.."
"I used Calvert curriculum when my children were in elementary school. They are now 27 years old. We all loved it because of the content. The reading books for first grade were colorful with wonderful stories. The social studies portion skipped th.."
Calvert Review by Julie Lewis
"I have no idea if the software is effective or not...I can't accomplish a simple task of importing my student roster. The user guide is a joke. I've been on hold for over an hour. My school dropped $50k on this software and I'm getting about $19.99 o.."
K¹² Review by Alex
"The materials they sent was overwhelming. Way to much work for a kindergardener and as a single mom with two jobs this was unrealistic. I thought this would be a more "work at your owen pace" and it wasnt After a couple days we were overwhelmed and .."
Saxon Math Review by Diane Phillips
"My 13yr old daughter in 8th grade HATES math. We decided to homeschool this year due to common core issues. She was not understanding common core at all. We did the Saxon placement test and found she was nowhere near ready for algebra. We purchased s.."
"HORRIBLE ABSOLUTELY HORRIBLE! I'm stuck here. I feel trapped even. I struggle from anxiety and social anxiety so this year I decided to switch from public school to online. I was desperate so I didn't look much into the school, I just jumped righ.."
"Where do I even begin with this school? I started 9th grade in 2016. Four years later? I just finished ninth grade. In the time that I should have graduated high school, I finished one year worth of classes. I know it might seem like it’s my fault,.."

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