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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 »

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 »

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 »

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.

Oak Meadow

by Mary Ann Kelley

Oak Meadow has offered innovative, creative, and independent learning materials for homeschooling families around the world for 35 years. Oak Meadow offers both a complete, creative, and well-rounded curriculum designed for homeschooling families and a distance learning school with teacher support and full academic credit.

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):

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 »

Spelling City

by Mary Ann Kelley

SpellingCity 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 a variety of options available, Continue reading »

Stanford Online High School (OHS)

by Mary Ann Kelley

Stanford Online High School (OHS), accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC), is a selective school for grades 7–12 that brings together top students from across the world who seek a rigorous education. Their academic program includes a wide range of AP and university-level courses, and students are placed based on ability. Continue reading »

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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 »


by Mary Ann Kelley is an online education program that teaches preschool through twelfth grade curriculum in an interactive, student-centered environment. Time4Learning combines 1000+ animated lessons, printable worksheets and graded activities to teach math and language arts lessons correlated to state standards. Science, social studies and art are also provided as a bonus for most grades. Key features Continue reading »


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 »