CHN has compiled the below listing of online resources that may be useful to homeschooling families.

CHN does not review these resources and no endorsement should be implied.

Please contact us if you have a link you would like to see here (include the company name and URL).

Arts Catalogs & Stores  —  College & Career  Distance Learning  —  Drama —  Email Groups
Family FriendlyForeign LanguageFrugal HomeschoolingGamesGiftedGrammar
HistoryHomeschool WebsitesLiteratureMathMusicNational GroupsParent Helps
Physical Education (PE)Pre-Packaged CurriculumPreschoolReadingResource Centers
ScienceSingle ParentsSocial StudiesSpecial NeedsSpelling & VocabularyTeens
TestingUsed & Discounted BooksVideo, DVD, TV & 3D Design  Worksheet & EducationalWriting
Tutoring  — Classes & Activities Clearinghouse


AMOCA Ceramics Studio:


Art Gordon School of Art:

Arts Attack:


Mission Renaissance:


Studio Arts Program at The Millard Sheets Art Center:

Youth Digital Arts Cyber School:

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Catalogs & Stores

The Back Pack:

Becker’s School Supplies:

Critical Thinking Books & Software:


Discount School Supply:

Dover Publications, Inc.:

Farm Country General Store:

F.U.N. Books (one of largest secular catalogs):

Homeschooling Supply:

Lakeshore Learning Materials:

Learning Streams:

Michael Olaf’s Essential Montessori:

Moore Expressions:

Prufrock Press:

Rainbow Resource Center:

Sonlight Curriculum:

Timberdoodle Company:

Homeschooled Boyscout Troop 25 in Hesperia:

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Classes & Activities Clearinghouse

Afterschool enrichment:

Carrier Shell Curriculum and Classes:


Online Programs:

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College & Career

Admission to UC Riverside for homeschooled or other nontraditionally educated students:

College Board:

College Scholarships:


Colleges That Admit Homeschoolers FAQ:

Get Your College Degree by D. Rickerd:

Homeschool Transcript Resources:

MIT Open Courseware:

My Cool Careers:


Quintessential Careers:

University of California “a-g” Guide Project:

Scholarship Search: holarship-search-platforms/

University Ready:

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Distance Learning

A Beka Correspondence & Video Home School:

Alger Learning Center and Independence High School:

American School of Correspondence:

ASU Online’s home school applicants:

Calvert School:

Center for Media and Independent Learning, A division of the University of California extension program:

Christian Liberty Academy Satellite Schools:

Clonlara School Home Based Education Program:

Eagle Christian School:

Excel High School:

Free World U:

Laurel Springs School:

North Dakota Division of Independent Study:

Penn Foster High School:

The MorningSTAR Academy:

The Cambridge Academy:

The Jubilee Academy:

The Christian K12 Online School:

University of Missouri Center for Distance and Independent Study:

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Drama Kids International:

Pioneer Drama Service, Inc.:

Santa Monica Playhouse:

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Email Groups

CHN’s Email Groups

CHN has provided a complete homeschool community to guide you along. Homeschoolers can find support, get answers to questions and exchange information on the discussion groups we sponsor. Click below to sign up.

General Information  CaliforniaHS:

Events Calendar  CalifornaHS-Calendar:

Preschool  CalifornaHS-Preschool:

Grapevine CalifornaHS-Grapevine (for CHN members only)

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Other Email Groups

Please note that these lists are not sponsored or monitored by CHN. If you discover one has changed and should not be listed here, please contact the webmaster.

California Teen Homeschoolers:

Car Schooling:

Click Schooling:

Games For Learning:

Homeschooled Scouts:

Homeschoolers With Girl Scouts:

Homeschooling Military Families:

Homeschooling Multiple Grades:

Homeschooling Toddlers:

San Francisco Bay Area Homeschooling:

Work and Homeschool:

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Family Friendly

Christmas game:

Fire safety resources:

Free Rice – word fun:


Geography Quizes:

Graph paper:

Map Puzzles:

Map Quizzes:,,

Road safety resources:

Sheppard Software – free games:

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Foreign Language

Artes Latinae:

Audio Forum – Language Course Catalog:

Chinese/Japanese for Kids :

Fairfield Language Technologies:

Greek n Stuff:

The Learnables International Linguistics Corporation:

Latin American Spanish:

Learn Spanish Today:

Learning Languages:

Le Francais Facile:

Power-Glide Foreign Language Courses:

Puertas abiertas – Open Doors to Spanish:

Teach Me Tapes, Inc.:

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Frugal Homeschooling


Frugal Homeschooling:

Homeschooling On a Shoestring:

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Creative Crafthouse:


Games 2 Learn:


LEGO Shop-at-Home:


The Ultimate Word Games Guide:

Youth Chess League Center:


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California Association for the Gifted:

Center for Gifted Education:

Challenging Gifted Kids:

Cresconova’s program:

Gifted Homeschoolers Forum:

Hoagies’ Gifted Education Page:

Hollingsworth Center for Highly Gifted Children:

Institute for the Academic Advancement of Youth:

Mensa, Gifted Children’s Program:

National Association for Gifted Children:

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Common Sense Press:

Daily Grammar:

Go Grammar:

Grammar Gorillas:


Jensen’s Grammar:

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Animated Atlas: Growth of a Nation:

Best of History Websites:


Historical Atlas:

Rancho Adventures:

U.S.S. Hornet Aircraft Carrier Museum:

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Homeschool Websites

A to Z Home’s Cool Homeschooling:

Eclectic Homeschool Online:


Homeschool Dads:

Homeschooling On a Shoestring:

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There are free books available for download or online reading from several sites:

American Literary Classics: Children’s Classics:

Classics for Young People:

Fairrosa Cyber Library of Children’s Literature:

The Online Books Page:

Page by Page Books:

Aaron Shepard’s Reader’s Theater Page:

Children’s Literature Web Guide:


Database of Award Winning Children’s Literature:

Growler Tapes:

Jim Weiss Storytelling Tapes:

Odds Bodkin Rivertree Productions, Inc.:


ADDitude Magazine:


Cobblestone Publishing, Inc.:

Odyssey Magazine:

Dig Magazine:

Home Educator’s Family Times:

Homeschool Fun – An Online Magazine:

Homeschooling Parent:

Homeschooling Today:

Kids Discover:

Learning Tangent Homeschool Magazine:

Life Learning Magazine:

The Link:

National Wildlife Foundation:

The Old Schoolhouse Magazine:

Practical Homeschooling Magazine:

The Teaching Home:

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Activities for Learning:

Activity Resources:


Computer Science Lab:

Daily Math Worksheets:

E-Tap Inc. – Teaching Assistance Program:

Homeschool Math Resources:

Innovative Learning Concepts, Inc.:

Key Curriculum Press:

Mathematics: A Human Endeavor: A Book for Those Who Think They Don’t Like the Subject by Harold R. Jacobs (ISBN: 071672426)

Math Concepts, Inc.:

Math Facts Now:

Math League:

Math-U-See California:

Good Calculators:

The Math Translator:

Out of the Box Math:

Printable Math Worksheets:

Saxon Publishing, Inc.:

Singapore Math:

Soft Schools:

STEM Village:

Teaching Tape Technology:


Time Tables:

Teaching Money:

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Carrie Jahde Drum Lessons:

Classical Kid Series:

DMS Music Education:


Harmonic Vision:

Music Davidson’s Music:


Online Music:

Orange Coast Musical Arts:

Piano For Life:

Successful Kids:

Violin and fiddle lessons:

Violin Lessons:

Young Musicians:

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National Groups

Directory of National Homeschooling Services:

The Adventist Home Educator:

Family Unschoolers Network:


HUUMANS on the Web:

LDS Home Educators Association:

LDS Homeschooling in California:

The Moore Foundation:

NATional cHallenged Homeschoolers Associated Network:

National LDS Homeschool Association:

Professional Tutors of America, Inc:

The Separation of School & State Alliance:

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Parent Helps

Afterschool enrichment:

Behavior Charts:

Homeschool Source Lending Library:

Scholastic Activities:

School for Champions:

SD Restorative Services:

Speech virtual screenings or consultations:

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Physical Education (PE)

California Athletics for Home Schools:

California Healthy Kids:


Lau Kune Do School of Martial Arts:

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Pre-Packaged Curriculum

Alpha Omega Publications:

Clarendon Learning:

Curriculum Services:

Discovery K-12:


Oak Meadow:

Progress Academy:

Robinson Self-Teaching Curriculum:

Sonlight Curriculum:


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ABC Home Preschool:

ABC Teach:

Art Attacks:

Bry-Back Manor:

Carol Hurst’s Children’s Literature Site:

Database of Award-Winning Children’s Literature:

Easy Fun School:

Education World:

KidSource: Preschool and Early Childhood Education:

Kinder Art:

Letter of the Week:

PBS Kids:

Preschool Education:

Preschoolers and Peace:

Unpreschool: Homeschool Your Preschooler:

Wonderschool Learn-at-Home:

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At Last: A Reading Method for Every Child by Mary Pecci

Book Crossing:

Flyleaf Publishing:

Letter Lane:

Phonics Pathways:

Reading & Rhythm:

RFB&D Learning Through Listening: Recording for the Blind & Dyslexic National Headquarters:

Rocket Phonics:

Reading Assessment Guides:

Silly Books:

Super Summary:

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Resource Centers

Resource Centers – A list of stores in California that sell curriculum and supplies. See also: Catalogs & Stores

A Brighter Child Homeschool and Educational Supplies (Citrus Heights):

Affordable Treasures (Los Gatos):

CM School Supply (5 stores in Southern California):

Excellence in Education (Monrovia):

Homeschool Buyers Co-op:

Homeschool Clearinghouse (Ventura County):

Homeschool Resource Center (Cottonwood):

The Learning Village Homeschool Resource Center of Fresno:

RAFT (San Jose, Redwood City, and Sacramento ):

Edventure More:

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Acorn Naturalists (Tustin):

American Museum of Natural History:

Astronomical Society of the Pacific:

Best of Wonderscience: Elementary Science Activities By Kessler, Benbrow, Sweitzer, and Kirwan

Brain Pop:

Bridges to Science:

Chabot Space & Science Center:

Cobblestone Publishing, Inc.:

Educational Innovations, Inc.:

Edmund Scientific:


Engineering & Robotics Kits & Lessons:


Exploration Education:

Green Academi:

Home Science Adventures:

Janice VanCleave’s 202 Oozing, Bubbling, Dripping and Bouncing Experiments by Janice VanCleave

JASON Foundation for Education:

LW Scientific:

Math-Science Nucleus:

Neo Sci:

Planetary Science Institute:

Play-Well TEKnologies (Teaching Engineering to Kids) – N. CA:

Science Kits & Boreal Laboratories:

Science News for Kids:

Real Science:

STEM Village:


Tobin’s Lab:

US Geological Survey:

Vision Tech Camps:

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Single Parents

Single Parent and Working by Ann Zeise:

Single Parents Homeschooling:

Work and Homeschool:

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Social Studies

Virtual Car Trip Through the USA!:

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Special Needs

Almaden Valley Christian School (San Jose):

AVKO Dyslexia Research:

Balametrics:, 800-894-3187
This company develops and manufactures products that address many brain processing based learning disabilities like ADD/ADHD, Dyslexia, Auditory Processing Disorder, Poor Reading, and Poor academic performance.

Carol E. Aines, Learning Specialist: Bista Educational Assessment, Livermore area, 925-447-1390

For those using Charlotte Mason homeschooling methods for special needs children. This list is for the sharing of information related to adapting CM for special needs and for sharing the unique challenges and joys of everyday life with our kids, for support, encouragement and prayer. Subscribe:

Home Schooling Children with Special Needs by Sharon Hensley

How to Get Your Child Off the Refrigerator and On to Learning by Carol Barnier

Speech & Motion: Joqueta Hayes, Newport Beach, CA,,
A speech and language pathologist who is homeschool-friendly

Speech & Language Therapy:

Special need tutoring service:  – Located in the Carlsbad area and fluent in Spanish.

Taylor Made Science:

Thriving in Trade School with a Disability,

Social skills for adolescents and adults with autism,

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Spelling & Vocabulary

Common Sense Spelling Book by Teresa Walker and T.W. Butcher

English from the Roots Up by Joegil Lundquist

Mikie Metric Productions:

Making Words: Multilevel, Hands-On Developmentally Appropriate Spelling and Phonics Activities by Patricia M. Cunningham, Dorothy P. Hall

Spelling Practice:

Vocabulary from Classical Roots: Fifer and Flowers

Word Pash:

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Admission to UC Riverside for homeschooled or other nontraditionally educated students:

The California Proficiency Testing (CHSPE):
The California High School Proficiency Examination (CHSPE) assesses proficiency in basic reading, writing, and mathematics skills. The test is given in English only. You may take the CHSPE only if you meet one of the following requirements on the test date: You are at least 16 years old, or you have completed at least one academic year of the tenth grade, or You are enrolled in the second semester of tenth grade. The CHSPE is administered twice a year, in April and November. If you pass the CHSPE, you are given a Certificate of Proficiency by the California State Board of Education that is considered equivalent to a high school.

CHSPE Test Preparation Materials Barrons:

DMV Driving Videos:
The DMV has posted 78 driving videos on You Tube. The videos range in topics from vehicle maintenance to the top ten reasons teens fail the driving test.

The GED:
A GED credential documents that you have high school-level academic skills. You may take the GED Tests if: You are not enrolled in high school, and you have not graduated from high school, and are 18 years of age or older. In order to pass the GED exam, you have to be able to read, compute, interpret information, and express yourself in writing on a level comparable to that of 60 percent of graduating high school seniors.

Homeschool Transcript Resources:

Kaplan Test Preparation:

National Association for College Admission Counseling (lists college fairs under events):

Online GED Preparation Resources:

Teens /Online classes:

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Alfie Kohn:

BJU Press Testing and Evaluation:

College Prep Genius: 

Crosspointe Educational Services:

Fair Test:

Green Academi:

Homeschool Testing Services:


Thurber’s Educational Assessments:

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Advanced Certified Barton Tutor:

Creative Brain Learning:

Grade Potential Tutoring:

Study Wizards Tutoring:

TakeLessons tutors:

Teachers To Go,

Online Tutoring: tutoring/

RK Test Prep:

Success Base:

Used & Discounted Books



Best Book Buys:

Book Closeouts:


Direct Textbook:

Good & Acceptable:

Hamilton Books:

Home School Treasures:

Kaiser Books and Computers:

Powells Books:

Sacramento Surplus Book Room:

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Video, DVD, TV, 3D Design


Teach With Movies:

TMW Media Group:


3D Design Training

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Worksheet & Educational

ABC Teach:

Digital Librarian Best-of-the-Web:

Easy Fun:

Education World:

Educational Sites on the Internet:


Enchanted Learning:



Homeschool Learning Network:

Time4Learning: California:

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Start Write Idea Maker Inc.:

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