Online Course Programs For Teens

Online Course programs for high schoolers are a great way to cover subjects that you don’t feel qualified to teach or don’t want to learn. Some of these programs are self-studies, while others have teachers/tutors included.
Online courses for homeschooling high schoolaffiliate-linksAs your student moves toward high school level, you find some of the online courses are useful supplements to your homeschool program. Some parents are not comfortable teaching some upper level subjects, so it’s great to outsource the learning to an expert in the field. While other parents are working to develop student’s independence.
Whatever your reasons, here’s some great online courses for your homeschool teen.

ALEKS (Assessment and Learning in Knowledge Spaces) can provide you with the instruction and support you need to homeschool your children in mathematics for grades 3-12.  ALEKS is accessible from virtually any computer with Internet access, making it a flexible and mobile educational solution for your children. Monthly access fee.

Classes by Beth Plus
Classes by Beth provides a variety of middle and high school online courses, both live and recorded, from a Biblical worldview. Some classes are live-feed (meaning students and teachers can talk and see each other in real time) or pre-recorded (from a previous live-feed session).

Coursera provides universal access to the world’s best education, partnering with top universities and organizations to offer courses online.

 Crime Scene Camps
Crime Scene camps has a number of online courses for homeschooled teens, as well as a few for tweens (9-12 years old). Courses are designed and taught by former college professors with more than 14 years of homeschooling experience.  The teachers have offered these subjects at the college level.  Each course runs for 15-16 weeks and costs $120. Contact: Thom Jones

CurrClick Live offers affordable ala carte classes in a variety of subjects to supplement your home-education. Many of our teachers will even offer one price for the whole family! Using state-of-the-art video conferencing software, learn anything from foreign languages, to cooking, to history.


Kahn Academy: 
A personalized learning resource for all ages. Khan Academy offers free practice exercises, instructional videos, and a personalized learning dashboard that empower learners to study at their own pace in and outside of the classroom. You can tackle math, science, computer programming, history, art history, economics, and more.  SAT prep course can also be linked to your SAT results so you can do targeted remediation.

Mango Languages:

Learn new languages and meet new cultures from near and far. 71 languages and counting: Spanish and French to Azerbaijani, English, and even Pirate. From elementary to high school levels. $20/month or free thru participating local libraries (Check here if your library has Mango)
Next Level Home School:
Unique and innovative online classes on YOUR schedule! Explore science and history through lessons, videos, images, and hands on projects. All courses are 100% secular.
Online classes for any age, any subject. Choose from one-time lessons, short courses or semester length courses. A great way to supplement curriculums you already have or when you need to switch curriculum. Quick intro to a subject or really get into it. Prices vary, pay per course.

Piedmont Christian Academy
Piedmont Christian Academy offers both an on-campus program as well as a home school program for your child. The A.C.E. (Accelerated Christian Education) Curriculum takes your child from the fundamentals of kindergarten through high school college level courses. The complete curriculum is a pace program using 12 PACES (Packets of Accelerated Christian Education) in each subject to accumulate a year of learning.
Contact: Brandy Jones
 Ala Carte courses or build an entire curriculum. One monthy fee for the whole family, including all course materials. Over 300 self-paced courses to choose from. The classes are not live, so you can jump in at anytime. No contracts, so you can cancel at anytime.

TED-Ed Originals short, animated videos that are designed spark the curiosity of learners everywhere. These TED-Ed free lessons include questions and additional resources. Students can join TED-Ed Clubs in order to work together to discuss and celebrate creative ideas.
Improve typing skills and prepare your students for the future with our comprehensive curriculum and typing games. is, and always will be, free.

EdX has the mission of increasing global access to quality education. Connecting learners to the best universities and institutions from around the world. Computer science, languages, engineering, psychology, writing, electronics, biology, or marketing. Many courses are self-paced and free (additional fee for completion certificates).

Virtual Homeschool Group
Virtual Homeschool Group is 100% volunteer-run. VHGC has been serving free ‘at your own pace’ (ayop) and live online courses for home school families for 11 years. There’s also a FB group where you can get answers at light speed!

Virtual SC is a free state-sponsored online program serving students currently attending public, private and home schools in grades 7-12 and Adult Education Programs. VirtualSC offers free rigorous online courses aligned to state standards that are developed and taught by Highly Qualified, SC licensed teachers.

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About Kim Andrysczyk

Homeschool veteran, Association Director, coffee addict, sarcasm expert, and accidental blogger. I’m here to encourage you thru the tough times and inspire you toward excellence. If I can make it, so can you!