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NorthStar Academy

by Mary Ann Kelley

NorthStar Academy (NSA) is an accredited online private Christian school that currently offers students in grades 4-12 a complete academic and diploma-granting program.

International Connections Academy

by Mary Ann Kelley

International Connections Academy (iNaCA) is a K–12 online private school that students attend from home. iNaCA brings a fully accredited U.S. education directly to your family’s door—anywhere in world.

Enlightium Academy

by Mary Ann Kelley

Enlightium Academy (EA) is a Christ-centered, accredited K-12 online program with instruction based on the Biblical view of God and the world. Leveraging technology to bring education to students, Enlightium Academy meets them wherever they are in their educational journey. At EA, students can work independently or receive one-on-one support as quickly as the selected Continue reading »

Bridgeway Academy

by Mary Ann Kelley

Bridgeway Academy is an accredited distance learning program for Kindergarten through grade 12. Bridgeway promotes its customized learning packages and offers several levels of personalized options. At the high school level, remedial, honors, AP, and Dual Enrollment classes are available.

Acellus/Power Homeschool

by Mary Ann Kelley

Acellus resources are available through Acellus Academy, an accredited online private school, headquartered in Kansas City Missouri, and Power Homeschool, a flexible online resource with affordable classes designed for students to learn at their own pace. Both are programs of the International Academy of Science, a non-profit organization with a long history and mission of Continue reading »

Adirondack Learning Academy

by Mary Ann Kelley

Adirondack Learning Academy is an online academy committed to providing a positive learning environment that encourages success through individualized instruction for homeschooling students in kindergarten through twelfth grade. “Our program recognizes that each child is an individual and that all children need to feel successful in order to succeed. We believe learning is optimal when Continue reading »

ABCmouse

by Mary Ann Kelley

ABCmouse is an online preschool-kindergarten curriculum that teaches letters, letter sounds, counting, math, art, science, music and phonics. The child starts out at the level that you choose and progresses through various areas by working virtual puzzles, singing songs, visiting the zoo and farm, reading books, virtual coloring, etc. A fun bonus is that the Continue reading »

K5 Learning

by Mary Ann Kelley

K5 Learning offers an online math and reading program for kids from kindergarten through grade 5.   Kids complete an online assessment of 8 key reading and math skills, and then work independently and at their own pace through over 3,000 lessons and activities.  The lessons are animated, interactive and simple enough that even a 4 Continue reading »

Alpha Omega Academy

by Mary Ann Kelley

Alpha Omega Academy is an accredited online school with one-on-one teacher interaction. Lessons can be completed at the student’s own pace, making it a flexible option. The parent sets the student’s schedule, including beginning and ending dates for the year. Want to learn all year long or take a break every semester? There are over Continue reading »

BigIQkids.com

by Mary Ann Kelley

BigIQkids offers both free and premium online programs for spelling, vocabulary, math, and geography. The programs are designed for students in grades K-8 and promote spelling efficiency, vocabulary building, math fact mastery and US geography knowledge via multimedia reinforcement and independent learning.

Time4Writing

by Mary Ann Kelley

Time4Writing offers a series of 8 week online writing courses taught by certified teachers. From the basics of sentence structure to writing a research paper, the courses are designed to help elementary, middle and high school students build skills and master the art of writing at all levels. Certified teachers provide one-on-one instruction and assign Continue reading »

Lesson Pathways

by Mary Ann Kelley

[Lesson Pathways closed down in 2016. You can visit their Facebook page for more information.] Lesson Pathways is a free curriculum and teaching resource site. The site offers comprehensive curriculum for grades K through 5 in Science, History, Reading, Phonics, Math, Language Arts and math Skills. Subject guided journeys offer children the opportunity to study Continue reading »

Laurel Springs School

by Mary Ann Kelley

Laurel Springs School is an accredited, private online school, offering a rigorous academic program for grades K–12. LSS offers college prep academics including Advanced Placement (AP), Honors, and gifted and talented programs. LSS has open enrollment to begin classes any time of the year. The web-based 5th-12th grade core online courses combine the dynamic interactivity Continue reading »

A Beka Academy

by Mary Ann Kelley

A Beka Academy is an accredited distance learning program for Kindergarten through grade 12. Christian character building textbooks from A Beka Book are used with video instruction for a college preparatory education. A Beka Academy offers a variety of educational options to include: Accredited Programs, Independent Study, Traditional Programs and individual courses. Students may use Continue reading »

Seton Home Study School

by Mary Ann Kelley

Seton Home Study School offers both curriculum resources for Catholic families and online courses. Seton’s Home Study School is an accredited school offering diplomas to high school students. Seton Home Study School is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools. They are also internationally accredited by AdvancED (of which SACS is a member), Continue reading »

Liberty University Online Academy

by Mary Ann Kelley

Liberty University Online Academy (LUOA) offers courses for online classes for K-12 students, including Dual Enrollment for high school students. Courses are taught with a Christian perspective and an emphasis on individualized learning. Class instruction is administered in an online format. Lessons are interactive and designed to stimulate student interest, engage students in the learning Continue reading »

The Keystone School

by Mary Ann Kelley

The Keystone School is an online high school and middle school offering flexible and engaging school programs open for enrollment year round. Keystone offers over 120 online high school and middle school courses all supported by certified teachers. Students can enroll full-time to earn an accredited online high school diploma or part-time to supplement a Continue reading »

Online G3 classes

by Mary Ann Kelley

Online G3 is an online class provider for humanities instruction. It is geared to gifted/advanced learners working at a middle school or high school level. It also has a sister academy for upper elementary ages, Athena’s Advanced Academy (Online A3): http://www.athenasacademy.com/

Spelling City

by Mary Ann Kelley

SpellingCity is a free website that offers a fun and easy way to practice spelling words and vocabulary. Teachers and parents can create their own spelling lists, save lists, share lists or use those already provided. Students enjoy the benefit of hearing the 43,000+ words and sentences spoken by a “real” human voice. Users have Continue reading »

ALEKS

by Mary Ann Kelley

ALEKS (Assessment and LEarning in Knowledge Spaces) is a research-based, web-based, artificially intelligent assessment and learning online math program for grades 3-12. ALEKS provides the advantages of one-on-one instruction 24/7 for a fraction of the cost of a human tutor and is accessible from virtually any computer with Internet access. ALEKS uses adaptive questioning to Continue reading »