Do you offer individual items like dissection kits for a biology course or an extra reading or math workbook?
Yes, individual curriculum is available for virtually every topic/subject - from simple supplementary materials to CD-ROM’s - to video courses - to complete full-year course materials - to a one semester or summer school course. Also, lab materials for many of our courses in the sciences are available. A biology kit including dissecting tools, a frog, a fish, worms, etc. as well as a large selection of labs, kits, and assorted peripheral materials are readily available to assist your student in his/her science studies. Click on 'Shop' above.
Do I have to return the books when we are finished?
No, the items included in your customized curriculum package are yours to keep. Many of our students prefer workbooks that can be written in; therefore, once used, serve no further purpose.
Do you offer a ‘correspondence’ school type curriculum where you grade my student’s work?
No. You are provided with answer keys or teacher’s manuals. You, the teacher/parent, do the grading and checking of your student’s school work.
I desperately need a ‘cover’ or ‘umbrella’ school to ease the record keeping burden, the State Dept. of Education evaluation, and to allow for a diploma for my student. Where can I go for this?
Right here! In association with Pinnacle School Inc., an accredited, legitimate private school, listed with the Department of Education, we are able to offer students a diploma program. Yes! A real diploma from a real private school. Not a distance learning or home school diploma. A diploma from a school that is able to offer scholarship assistance as well as accept SAT and ACT college test scores. Pinnacle School is accredited and listed as a legitimate NCAA listed high school, thereby assuring credit acceptance by your choice of college or university. Inexpensive, third party record keeping and assistance. Visit Pinnacle School
My student is very high tech. What about computer courses?
We have them! Digital - On-Line - CD or DVD - Interactive - Whatever you're seeking we can utilize electronic coursework into any package.From Mathematics —to language arts —to writing courses—to computer programming Just visit our E-store for a wide selection.
Do you offer Secular and Christian curriculum. If you do, can we mix the two types?
Sure thing! For a great selection of both Christian and Secular home school materials, just visit our E-store
School starts August 20th and I need my interview and materials right away!
Remember, in most states, you set your school start date...you do not have to begin home schooling the same time frame that public and private schools begin! You must teach the required days or hours for your State (typically 180 days) - but may begin and end when you desire.
What about the Laws in my State?
Visit HSLDA for the most current and up-to-date information regarding your state and homeschooling laws.
What if I’m not satisfied with the materials you send us?
We’re not happy until your student is happy. We allow for a ten (10) day return period. Unhappy? Call for a return authorization #. Pack the items carefully, mark the return authorization # on the outside of the package and ship it back to us within ten (10) calendar days. No problem! A complete refund with the exception of the shipping charges will be either credited or forwarded to you depending on your method of payment. We do, however, ask that instead of you, the teacher, deciding whether the materials are satisfactory, please allow your student to evaluate the materials. Our choices are based on years of experience and feedback from thousands of students. What works well for your student may not be what you expected. Also - and this is unique in the homeschool market -
Core Curriculum of America has a policy wherein a single course may be exchanged for another course within 30 days as long as the course materials are in new and unmarked condition. That means that if one of our credentialed advisors made an error in selecting what he/she believes to be the best course for your son or daughter, we'll send you a new course. Now that's homeschooling made easy!
Do your courses include tests?
Most of our courses do not include tests. Because of the prominence of test anxiety and the fact that most students view TEST as a bad, “four-letter-word”, we are not proponents of tests. Our experience, and, more importantly, our families experiences, have shown that for most students a test is not a true indication of a student’s abilities. We suggest that our families use the ‘unit reviews’ or ‘chapter reviews’ etc. as found within a course or text as a test and grade it accordingly.
Do you include teacher’s manuals or answer keys?
Yes, either teacher’s manuals or answer keys are included FREE. These are included beginning with third (3) grade curriculum packages. K-3 elementary level packages do not include keys or manuals. K-3 teacher’s manuals are available as an option only.
Back In Session...
education choices abound!
A semester has passed and the school year only has a few more months but - still, more than ever - parents are considering homeschooling. Homeschool families have increased by 7% each of the last couple years according to a recent study. Parents are rethinking their education options.
With the advent of Common Core Standards (of which we are NOT a proponent), even more of an increase is on the horizon. Nearly 2 out of every 3 families we speak to mention that they do NOT want Common Core materials - and of course we oblige. Many parents are seeing the results of public school education and the effect that issues surrounding public schools have on their child; Bullying, Lack of care for "my child", IEPs not being followed or put into place, political correctness (or incorrectness) rising costs to families, violence on campus, Common Core issues, and more.
One family called us telling us that they had to pay for their student's textbooks because their school district didn't have the funding necessary. A bill for nearly $900.00 was handed them for books. For a third of that cost we assembled a customized curriculum package.For these reasons and more, like simply TAKING CONTROL of their children's future - families are considering the obvious alternative... a new endeavor into homeschooling. Here you are visiting Core Curriculum of America - Where you'll find both VALUE AND QUALITY in secular (non-religious) home school curriculum - thank you.
The majority of new homeschoolers think that the school year for their home school program should coincide with the exact start and finish dates for their local school district. That's not the case! As long as you meet your State requirements (typically 180 days of schooling) for a given calendar period you can begin and end your school year whenever you wish. With that understanding there's no need to feel rushed - relax - take a deep breath, sit back & evaluate your situation. No stress! Just call us and we'll assist you in assembling your secular (not bible-based - the same kind of materials found in public schools but adapted for use in the home) curriculum needs - when YOU are ready.
Curriculum that is easy to use for both the student and parent yet academically stimulating? No problem! Secular materials containing great educational content and topics for excelling at home? No problem! Is your child one who requires a little help because they may be having some difficulty mastering a specific topic or subject? No problem! Whatever the situation kindly consider Core Curriculum of America or our associate company: Homeschool Supercenter for all your homeschool product needs.
We'll gladly assist you with wading through all the information out there and help you make informed decisions regarding your child and his/her education. It may be that there are problems with your local public school - Or perhaps your son/daughter is not getting the education you desire for him/her - Why not consider homeschooling materials from Core Curriculum of America? - What a concept! Core Curriculum's here to help you!
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