This is the site I wish I had when I started homeschooling my kids.
At Home Middle School pulls together the best free online curriculum, from sites like TedEd, CK-12 and Crash Course, and organizes it into daily lessons. A student is meant to complete a lesson in each subject every day. Each lesson takes between 30 to 60 minutes to complete.
There are 180 lessons for each subject, the same as a school year. The curriculum is not meant to replace at-home or in-class learning, but fill in gaps and reduce the number of hours it takes to prepare daily lesson plans. All curriculum and links posted are secular.
While much of the curriculum aligns with many state core requirements, your state may be more stringent or have different requirements. Make sure you cover the curriculum your state requires.
This site is always free to use. There are no ads or affiliate links. There is no registration, no company sponsors and nothing to buy.
Saving your work: IMPORTANT
All of your work from this site will be saved to the local storage of your computer or the device your student uses. This means your data is never collected or tracked. This also means if you clear your cookies, you will erase all the work you saved from At Home Middle School.
If you need to clear your cookies, you can selectively clear which ones you remove and leave your work from this site. While this is a great option, it's a good idea to always back up your student's work! Depending on your device you have several options.
Options for saving work
a) On most Apple devices, 'Select All' in the textbox and then select 'Share' to email to a parent or teacher.
b) On most devices, -- 'Select All' (ctrl a) -- Copy (ctrl c) -- Paste (ctrl p) into a Google or Word document (or another application like Notes/Keep). Then save it. Or copy/paste into an email.
Links to educational sites
At Home Middle School uses free online resources that sometimes require you to sign up and log in. Students can often sign up on their own, but parents or teachers may need to help. All sites used and linked to are legitimate and not linked to spamware or viruses. External sites used that require signing in include Khan Academy, Chess kid, CK-12, Quizlet, Duolingo, CodeAcademy, and Lichess.
Who developed At Home Middle School?
My name is Melissa Brown and I am a web developer. Before this I was a business professor at the University of Alaska. I spearheaded and managed the development of our online business degree. I also created and taught courses online and in the classroom for over 15 years. Most importantly, I have been a homeschool mom and understand the challenges of making learning meaningful, fun, and effective.
I believe every child deserves to build the lives they want for themselves and I know this starts with a solid education. My oldest daughter recently graduated from college and works as a civil engineer. My son is currently studying computer science in college and my youngest daughter is a middle school homeschool student.
I hope you find the website useful. If you have any suggestions for improvements, questions, concerns, or just want to reach out to say hi, you can contact me at [email protected] or connect with me on LinkedIn.