Frequently Asked Questions
1. How do I register my child for Freedom Homeschooling’s curriculum?
Freedom Homeschoooling is not a school, so no registration or enrollment is required. Our site is simply a compilation of free homeschool curriculum resources available online from various sources.
2. Is this curriculum religious or secular?
Freedom Homeschooling lists both Christian and secular curriculum. All of the Christian resources are labeled. Any resource not labeled as Christian does not teach religious beliefs unless otherwise noted.
3. How do I use this curriculum? How do I get started?
Freedom Homeschooling is a compilation of free homeschool curriculum resources available online. To use this site, from the main page menu, choose a subject area. Then, on that subject’s page, you will find a list of links to free curriculum resources. Next, choose a link and follow the instructions on that resource’s website.
4. How can I find out when new free curriculum is added to Freedom Homeschooling?
The best way to make sure that you never miss a new free resource is to subscribe to our monthly newsletter.
5. What curriculum should I use? Which is the best?
The best curriculum is whatever works the best for your family. I suggest thoroughly researching various homeschooling methods and learning styles and reading curriculum reviews online. Also, keep each child’s individual interests, strengths, and weaknesses in mind. For more on choosing curriculum, please see this post. We apologize, but Freedom Homeschooling cannot make curriculum recommendations.
6. How do I know what to teach each year? How can I know if I’m doing enough?
Unless you live in a state with specific requirements for homeschoolers, this is entirely up to you. However, if you are looking for a course of study to use as a guide, see this post for more information.
7. How do I legally homeschool? Do I need to register or notify the school district?
This varies widely by state. Some states have very few or no regulations for homeschoolers and do not even require notification of intent to homeschool. Others have very strict regulations that can include notification, submission of an education plan and curriculum to be used, minimum number of days and hours of instruction required, standardized testing, portfolio review, and more. It is very important that you familiarize yourself with your state’s homeschool laws. Information about homeschool laws in each state can be found on HSLDA’s website. Contact your local school district or state department of education with any questions. Freedom Homeschooling cannot provide information on your state’s homeschool laws or give legal advice.
8. Can my high schooler use this curriculum to earn high school credits? What credits are required for graduation?
Usually, unless laws in your state say otherwise, homeschoolers are free to use any curriculum they choose. Some states have laws which say what can be counted as a high school credit, as well as, what courses and how many credits are required for graduation. It is very important that you familiarize yourself with your state’s homeschool laws. Contact your local school district, state department of education, or HSLDA for more information about high school credits and graduation requirements in your state. Even if you live in a state with no requirements for homeschool graduation, you may choose to use your local public or private schools’ graduation requirements as a guide. Also, if your child plans to attend college, it’s a good idea to contact the colleges they are interested in to find out if they require (or prefer) that students have taken specific courses.
9. I came across a curriculum listed on Freedom Homeschooling that is not free. Why was it included?
Sometimes we may choose to list a resource that has both paid and free features. So, while a website may require a membership or other purchases to access the entirety of its features or materials, we felt that enough was being offered for free that it was worthwhile to include. However, if this is not the case, please let us know so that we can remove the resource from Freedom Homeschooling. Unfortunately, free offers sometimes end.
10. Do you provide lesson plans or schedules?
No, Freedom Homeschooling does not provide these. One of the benefits of homeschooling is that you have the freedom to set your own schedule.
11. Why won’t you help me more or provide additional services and support? Can’t you just tell me exactly what to do?
At Freedom Homeschooling, we believe strongly that a child’s education is the parent’s responsibility. Therefore, we do not feel comfortable telling you how to homeschool. Our goal is, instead, to point you towards resources and materials you can use to make decisions regarding your children’s education yourself. The author of this website (as is the case with most homeschool websites and blogs) is a homeschooling parent just like you, and not an expert. Also, in addition to maintaining this website, the author also homeschools her own children and has other outside obligations. Unfortunately, this does not leave much time to provide additional services to Freedom Homeschooling’s thousands of users. Homeschooling is a big commitment and will require work, time, planning, and research on your part.
13. How can I contact Freedom Homeschooling?
Please visit our contact page to send us a message. Sorry, we don’t offer phone consultations.