High School Curriculum Resources

CHN Newsletter on Homeschooling High School
This is a must see. Read here

 

English Grammar
Daily Grammar consists of 440 lessons and 88 quizzes, across grade levels. Use by ability or for review.
http://www.dailygrammar.com/archive.html

 

Civics
http://frontandcentral.com/k-12-trends/high-school-civics-cool-tap-interest-online-resources/

https://www.icivics.org/

https://betterlesson.com/community/directory/high_school/government_and_civics

https://freelyhomeschool.com/2017/08/free-civics-lesson-plans.html

https://www.time4learning.com/homeschool/curriculum/high_school_us_government_civics.html

https://www.studentsofcivics.com/p/american-government-curriculum

http://teachingamericanhistory.org/homeschool-curriculum/

 

Math

https://www.mathplanet.com/

https://schoolyourself.org/

http://www.funmaths.com/math_tutorials/
https://study.com/academy/popular/free-online-high-school-math-courses.html
https://www.khanacademy.org/math/math-1-2-3

https://www.edx.org/course/subject/math

https://ocw.mit.edu/high-school/mathematics/

 

Science

https://alison.com/courses/science

http://biology.org.ua/files/lib/Raven_Johnson_McGraw-Hill_Biology.pdf

https://homeschoolfreestuff.wordpress.com/science/biology/

http://nongnu.askapache.com/fhsst/Chemistry_Grade_10-12.pdf

http://nongnu.askapache.com/fhsst/fhsstadmin126-incsub.pdf

http://smsdhs.ss13.sharpschool.com/staff_directory/mr__lockhart_s_site/earth_science/earth_science_textbook_chapter_p_d_fs

Space + Science News – CNN.com
www.cnn.com/specials/space-scienceLive Science: The Most Interesting Articles, Mysteries & Discoveries
https://www.livescience.com/Science News | Daily news articles, blogs and biweekly magazine …
https://www.sciencenews.org/https://www.sciencenewsforstudents.org/ScienceDaily: Your source for the latest research news
https://www.sciencedaily.com/
 
Earth Science News — ScienceDaily
https://www.sciencedaily.com/news/earth_climate/earth_science/https://www.dogonews.com/category/science
 
discovermagazine.com/tags/earth-sciencetime.com/section/science/Science, Science Articles, Science News | Popular Science
www.popsci.com/science

 

Physics

Physics News — ScienceDaily
https://www.sciencedaily.com/news/matter_energy/physics/

Physics News – Phys.org
https://phys.org/physics-news/

Physics – Discover Magazine
discovermagazine.com/tags/physics

Physics – The New York Times
www.nytimes.com/topic/subject/physics?mcubz=0

Physics – Scientific American
https://www.scientificamerican.com/physics/

Current events – physicsworld.com
physicsworld.com/cws/events

Physics News for Students – Scholastic Science World
scienceworld.scholastic.com 

News | physics.org
https://www.physics.org/news

BBC – Future – Physics
www.bbc.com/future/tags/physics

Physics | Economist – World News, Politics, Economics, Business
www.economist.com/topics/physics

 

Language Arts

https://lifeinthenerddom.com/free-language-arts-curriculum/

http://howtohomeschoolforfree.com/full-online-homeschool-curriculum/

http://www.hoagiesgifted.org/online_hs.htm

https://freelyhomeschool.com/2011/07/free-full-high-school-curriculum.html

https://study.com/academy/popular/best-online-high-school-english-courses.html

https://www.foresttrailacademy.com/online-high-school-courses.html

 

Literature

https://www.eachieve.com/OnlineHighSchoolCourses/English

https://www.edx.org/course/subject/literature

https://study.com/articles/List_of_Free_Online_English_Literature_Courses_and_Schools.html

http://learningpath.org/articles/Free_Online_Classic_Literature_Courses_from_Top_Universities.html

https://academicearth.org/literature/

https://letshomeschoolhighschool.com/2013/06/27/free-open-online-courses-high-school/

 

Literature books free online
http://www.textbooksfree.org/Language%20Arts%20and%20Literature%20Internet%20Library.htm
https://krauseinnovationcenter.org/happy-new-year-20-free-online-books-high-school-students/

 

Literature for High School – Reading Lists
https://www.goodreads.com/shelf/show/high-school-literaturehttps://www.goodreads.com/list/show/478.Required_Reading_in_High_School
https://www.goodreads.com/shelf/show/high-school-classics
https://blog.prepscholar.com/books-to-read-in-high-school
https://www.perfectionlearning.com/top-100-american-literature-titles

 

Writing Skills & Prompts
http://mps.milwaukee.k12.wi.us/MPS-English/CAO/Documents/PBIS/pbis-in-the-curriculum-HS-writing-prompts.pdf

https://www.bhamcityschools.org/cms/lib5/AL01001646/Centricity/Domain/131/Writing%20Prompts.pdf

https://education.depaul.edu/student-resources/academic-success-center/Documents/501writingprompts.pdf

http://recit.csduroy.qc.ca/pbougie/files/Writing%20Topics/HighSchoolPracticeWritingPrompts.pdf

https://www.dailyteachingtools.com/journal-writing-prompts.html

https://www.edutopia.org/article/50-writing-prompts-all-grade-levels-todd-finley

https://freelance-writing.lovetoknow.com/Teaching_Writing_Skills_to_High_School_Students

https://www.teachthought.com/literacy/41-resources-tools-and-apps-to-improve-writing-skills/

https://crackingtheabccode.com/develop-high-school-students-writing-skills/

https://thejournal.com/Articles/2015/06/25/15-Online-Resources-That-Help-Improve-Essay-Writing-Skills.aspx

http://www.readingandwritinghaven.com/how-to-teach-writing-in-high-school/

https://www.thetechedvocate.org/11-best-grammar-writing-apps-high-school-students/

 

Vocabulary

https://www.majortests.com/word-lists/

https://www.examword.com/high-school-word/

https://www.vocabulary.com/lists/165909

https://www.vocabulary.com/lists/137567

 

History

https://www.anderson1.k12.sc.us/cms/lib04/SC01000609/Centricity/Domain/1662/TextBook.pdf

https://blog.prepscholar.com/the-complete-list-of-high-school-classes

https://www.verywellfamily.com/high-school-subjects-2610106

https://study.com/academy/course/high-school-us-history.html

https://hiphomeschoolmoms.com/homeschool-high-school-history-curriculum/

 

Accurate History Books
https://explorethearchive.com/accurate-historical-fiction-books
https://www.quora.com/What-is-the-most-unbiased-book-on-American-history

https://www.mothering.com/forum/15-books-music-media/146429-accurate-history-books.html

https://www.goodreads.com/list/show/7659.Most_historically_accurate_historical_fiction

https://www.oddhistorian.com/10-best-books-for-american-history-buffs/

https://www.reddit.com/r/history/wiki/recommendedlist

 

Music

https://www.freehomeschooldeals.com/free-homeschool-curriculum-high-school-music-appreciation/

https://www.musicedconsultants.net/curriculum-examples.html

https://www.eachieve.com/OnlineHighSchoolCourses/Music

https://study.com/articles/10_Sources_for_Free_Online_Music_Courses.html

https://allinonehighschool.com/music-appreciation-2/

 

Art

https://thevirtualinstructor.com/lessonplans.html

https://www.artsy.net/article/artsy-editorial-new-website-offering-free-art-lessons-professors-artists

https://www.canvas.net/browse/otiscollege/courses/art-and-design-fundamentals

https://www.thoughtco.com/free-online-drawing-classes-1098200

https://academicearth.org/finearts/

https://www.edx.org/learn/art

https://study.com/articles/List_of_Free_Online_Art_Courses_Lessons_and_Tutorials.html

https://www.eachieve.com/OnlineHighSchoolCourses/Art

 

Geography

https://www.eachieve.com/OnlineSocialStudiesCourses/HumanGeographyClass

https://study.com/academy/course/geography-high-school.html

https://www.thehomeschoolmom.com/homeschool-lesson-plans/geography/

https://allinonehomeschool.com/tag/geography/

http://www.homeschoolcollegeusa.com/geography.html

https://alison.com/tag/geography

 

SAT Prep, College Prep & Obtaining Working Papers
plus much more about teenagers, homeschooling and transitioning to adulthood,
can be found here: http://www.gomnb.com/email/newsletter/1413211402

 

Getting your Drivers License

https://driving-tests.org/connecticut/drivers-license-guide/

https://www.ct.gov/dmv/cwp/view.asp?a=805&q=447872

https://www.ct.gov/dmv/cwp/view.asp?a=805&q=244732

 

Transition into Adulthood

https://www.parentcenterhub.org/transitionadult/

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5391995/

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5391995/

 

GAP Year: Taking Time Off After High School & Before College
https://www.princetonreview.com/study-abroad/college-abroad/gap-year

https://www.usnews.com/education/blogs/the-college-solution/2010/07/20/8-things-to-know-about-a-gap-year

https://thinkingbeyondborders.org/choosing-gap-year-program-2018/

https://www.teenlife.com/category/gap-year/

 

Technical Schools
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Connecticut_Technical_High_School_System

 

ACADEMICS: High School

Typical Course of Studies for Grade 9
https://www.worldbook.com/typical-course-of-study-for-grade-9.aspx

Typical Course of Studies for Grade 10
https://www.worldbook.com/typical-course-of-study-for-grade-10.aspx

Typical Course of Studies for Grade 11
https://www.worldbook.com/typical-course-of-study-for-grade-11.aspx

Typical Course of Studies for Grade 12
https://www.worldbook.com/typical-course-of-study-for-grade-12.aspx

 

Curriculum options: online or textbook – Free High School Curricula
http://www.connectionsacademy.com/curriculum/online-high-school
https://www.coursera.org/
https://alison.com/
https://www.udemy.com/
http://www.free-training-tutorial.com/

 

High School Curricula (For Purchase)
Online program, priced very reasonably: https://www.time4learning.com/homeschool/high_school.html

The Thirty Best High School Online Curricula
Homeschool High School Accredited Programs (not free)
http://www.onlineschoolscenter.com/30-best-best-online-high-school-programs/

 

Free High School Online Curricula
http://learningpath.org/articles/Free_Online_Courses_for_High_School_Students.html
https://www.khanacademy.org/


Preparing for College – Timeline for Planning

https://www.petersons.com/college-search/planning-list-students-parents.aspx#/sweeps-modal


Early College Entrance
Many homeschoolers contact the Admissions office of the college they’re interested in attending and ask them for their homeschool admission process.  It’s quite easy, but each school is different.


Taking the GED

In the State of CT, there are guidelines to follow if you want to take the GED exam to obtain a high school diploma. Link here: http://www.sde.ct.gov/sde/cwp/view.asp?a=2620&Q=322370


Getting Working Papers – Your Teens First Job!

It’s a very fast and simple process.  Once your teen has been officially hired at their first job, they will need to obtain working papers.  Yes, even homeschoolers go to their local public school district superintendent’s office; the secretary processes working papers for all teens, all the time.  Easy peasy.
Details here: https://www.ctdol.state.ct.us/wgwkstnd/minors/wgwrkpap.htm


Entrepreneurship: Starting Your Own Business in CT

https://core.score.org/node/1127764

 

Parent Resources (websites, books, etc)

The Teenage Liberation Handbook: How to Quit School and Get a Real Life and Education Paperback – September 1, 1998

by Grace Llewellyn