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 school

As 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, business, science, behavioral science 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.

Brave Writer
Brave Writer is designed to enhance the parent-child relationship through the teaching of writing. A variety of programs include self-teaching guides or online classes with instructors. All worldviews, belief systems, and religious perspectives are honored and protected. The writer is guided in finding the best words and formats to communicate his or her worldview and/or beliefs. Courses for 3rd grade and up.

Charleston Latin (based in Charleston, SC)
This program implements a truly “blended learning” classroom, where students learn at their own pace while still getting structured teacher help. Based in Charleston, but are held online. Middle/High school or younger students. Utilizes the Cambridge Latin curriculum.

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

Discovery K12 uses the best-in-class, open-source technologies that are familiar and easy-to-use for any age. Student accounts are FREE. You can start anytime and go at your own pace.
Free World U‘s unique method of learning has been proven through independent research to be on average seven times faster than traditional classroom learning. There are no textbooks. Everything has been reduced to its smallest possible units and then divided into a question and answer format presented on electronic flashcards.
Homeschool College USA  offers 26 courses comprising the four years of study are based on a selection of typical requirements for freshman admissions in many colleges and universities. Pick and choose the ones you want to do. All FREE.
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)

Math Planet is an online resource where one can study high school math for FREE. Plus, prepared practice tests for the SAT and ACT.

Mr. D Math helps take the worry out of Math. Anyone who has struggled with the hard concepts will finally “GET IT”! Even on subjects that your child hates —and you hate it even more. Math readiness courses, summer bootcamps and full high school credits at-your-own-pace.
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.
Open Stax:
OpenStax publishes high-quality, peer-reviewed, openly licensed textbooks that are absolutely free online and low cost in print. High school Math, Science, Social Studies textbooks. Work at your own pace, jump in anytime of year.

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

An online course provider which intends to provide curriculum and lessons to parents homeschooling their children from Kindergarten thru 12th grade. The courses offered are the same as those provided to and utilized by public schools throughout the country, but are provided to parents without teacher support. Pay monthly or annually.

SAS Curriculum Pathways utilizes technology to create learning environments otherwise difficult to achieve in the classroom setting. These FREE resources are intended to supplement instruction to engage students in meaningful learning experiences.
 Ala Carte courses or build an entire curriculum. One low, 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. (Contains Christian Worldview).

Seasons (previously called 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).

Shmoop University speaks student. With over 300 Core Courses, Electives, and Credit Recovery Solutions for Middle School and High School. Access Them All one monthly fee. Several FREE units available, too. (No religious content).

Study.Com for homeschool.
Complete curriculum for 3rd-12th grade. Instruction made easy with simple lesson planning, video learning, automatic grading and progress tracking. Pay month to month or annually.

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.

Write At Home
Write at Home is an online writing course for middle and high school homeschoolers. Each student is assigned a writing tutor who will assist with the assignments and also does all the grading of the assignments. All course materials are non-religious.

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