Homeschool programs bring varying degrees of accountability and guidance for homeschool parents. They offer a certain sense of security, particularly for new homeschoolers and those homeschooling highschoolers. When trying to decide which program to use or whether or not to use a program, the most important thing to do is to pray (preferrably as a family) to discern God's will and to have the grace to follow it. It is worthwhile to consider your children's learning styles, your own academic abilities, state law, and college admissions requirements in making this decision. Please visit the linked websites and/or order catalogs for more information on each program.
For those wishing to work more independently or looking for a little help with homeschooling on their own, there are a number of Catholic companies (including some of the programs listed below) that allow you to purchase their lesson plans without being signed up with a particular school. Click here for our page on Catholic lesson plans. (Listed in alphabetical order)
Classical, great books program with a curriculum inspired by Mortimer Adler, John Senior and Thomas Aquinas College.
PO Box 4605
Rolling Bay, Washington 98061
Fax: 206-855-1239 Email: AngelicumMailbox@aol.com
Catholic on-line academy dedicated to "restoring the Liberal Arts to Catholic Education."
Classical, great books program inspired by St. Maximilian Kolbe and St. Ignatius of Loyola.
2501 Oak Street
Napa, CA, 94559
Phone (707) 256-4306
You may also wish to read Implementation of Ignatian Education in the Home by Kolbe's founder, Francis Crotty.
Program based on: the Catholic Faith, Large family dynamics, Learning Styles, Student Accountability Program, Brain development research and Homeschooling experience.
P.O. Box 131
Brackney, PA 18812
Classical, living books program that provides families with an experienced home educator to help you tailor their basic program to your family's needs.
1002 East Ojai Avenue
Ojai, CA 93023
You may also wish to read Designing Your Own Classical Curriculum which was written by the director, Laura Berquist.
Traditional Catholic program dedicated to using Catholic materials wherever possible.
116 1/2 N. Third Street
Bardstown, KY 40004
Traditional Catholic program and publisher (under the title Lepanto Press) of many Catholic textbooks and fine literature of old.
103 East 10th Avenue
Post Falls, ID 83854
1 (208) 773-7265
Umbrella school for Catholic Homeschool Families located in California
4790 Irvine Boulevard, Suite 105-286
Irvine, CA 92620-1973
Classical, living books emphasis with assistance in tailoring their basic program to fit the needs of your family.
P.O. Box 630
Ripon, CA 95366
You may also wish to visit their website at http://www.staa-homeschool.com
Traditional Catholic program and a major publisher of Catholic curriculum.
1350 Progress Drive
Front Royal, VA 22630
You may also wish to read Catholic Homeschooling, written by the director, Mary Kay Clark.
Seton Home Study was founded by Anne Carroll, the author of Christ the King, Lord of History and Christ and the Americas.
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