This is the sister site to Easy Peasy All-in-One Homeschool which houses lessons for pre-k through 8th.
I’m Lee, the creator of the Easy Peasy homeschool lessons. I’m the mother of six homeschooled children. I began putting my own children’s assignments online in 2011 as a way to preserve them. I purposefully wrote them in such a way that others would be able to use them as well. In 2012 I started letting others know about it. My hope is that these sites will enable families to homeschool no matter what their life situation.
The high school site is set up similar to the lower school, except that there are no levels. You will choose your course load. There are recommendations on the site for how to do that. I will be working on completing new courses each year until I feel it is complete. You can read the full list of what’s planned on the courses page. If a course is listed as “parent submitted,” then it was something sent to me by an EP user. I haven’t worked through it to check content. Some of them are in 180-day format, some aren’t. Some have tests and answers; some do not. They are just shared as a way to help each other out.
Lee Binz is offering another free ebook, this one on Step by Step Senior Year. It’s usually only a few dollars, but it’s free now for a few days.
Lee Binz is hosting another webinar. This one is on transcripts. It’s next Tuesday, the 24th. Here’s the link to the registration page.
Here’s the link to join the talk on earning college credit while homeschooling high school. It’s happening tomorrow at 2 PM EST. You just click on the play button to join in. You can also use this same link to watch the recorded version later if you miss it.
I hope many of you will help me out with something. I would like to give gifts to the main admins who can literally spend hours a day helping me, helping you, keeping all this going. I couldn’t keep creating new curriculum if I didn’t have them taking care of “customer” support. This week I will use donations to send them gifts as a thanks for their dedication to this ministry.
You can give to email@example.com through Paypal. You can also find the donate button the About/Donate page on the site. I even moved the donate button to make it easier for you to find.
One thing this curriculum does not prepare your child for is to enter public school. I want to help people get out of the public school system, not back in.
Public schools do not have to recognize the courses you’ve completed homeschooling. This is most important in high school. Colleges are used to seeing transcripts from unaccredited schools, but your accredited local public high school is not. It is up to the local school whether or not to accept your credits which can put your child behind for graduating.
I don’t want at all to discourage anyone from homeschooling high school. Homeschooling will allow your children to specialize in their areas of interest. They can personalize their course load, find work or internships in their field, and have the time to put in the hours that will get them ahead. It will also keep you close to help maintain a close relationship while they are navigating these important years.
Here’s a video intended to encourage homeschoolers to keep on through high school. (It’s by Lee Binz, my go-to for questions about homeschooling high school.)
New courses are popping up. I made a brief PE/health course for the coming year. It’s a weekly health article and a daily workout routine. Bible 2 is now complete. It picks up where Bible 1 left off. The goal is to read completely through the Bible in four years. I also posted the biology course I’m in the middle of working on, so you can see what will be available. The first two quarters are done. It should be “open for business” by summer like the rest of the new high school courses, though it may be ready sooner.
I just posted two courses that are in the works.
British Literature and Algebra 2 are under construction. You can find them in the course list. They should be ready this spring for anyone to begin over the summer.
The plan is for biology and the second half of American history, post Civil War, to be completed for this school year as well. The goal is to have everything ready for use by June.
I have helpers for English, science and history. I’m so grateful for the moms helping out with these courses!