Keystone's Programs: Homeschool
For both new and experienced homeschoolers, the question of curriculum selection is an important one. Finding the curriculum that best fits your student's needs, age, and situation is crucial to ensuring their academic success.
Keystone's Homeschool Curriculum for K–12
For students in grades K–12, Keystone can accommodate a unique learning environment and provide flexible online courses that meet your student where they are and help them achieve their goals. Students benefit from our high-quality homeschool curriculum in any setting or format they need to learn.
Elementary School Homeschool Curriculum
Our elementary school curriculum serves students in grades K–5. Our courses motivate young learners to build the skills they need for a long and successful academic career. These are formative years, and our curriculum helps students build new skills and understand core concepts.
Elementary homeschool students can learn from anywhere there's an internet connection to complete their online coursework.
Middle School Homeschool Curriculum
Our middle school curriculum serves students in grades 6–8 and pushes students to continue developing the skills they need for high school and beyond. Our curriculum works to promote proficiency in core subject areas while also addressing any knowledge gaps students may have.
Our middle school courses are designed to help a wide range of students thrive with flexible learning options. Students can learn from anywhere there's an internet connection, at their own pace.
High School Homeschool Curriculum
Our high school curriculum is a great fit for students who need flexibility in their learning for a variety of reasons. Students following our high school homeschool curriculum have access to high-quality courses that will prepare them for college, career, or whatever they may pursue following graduation.
Our students have access to a wide range of courses, including Advanced Placement® courses for those seeking an extra challenge. All of these academic opportunities are available from the comfort of students' own homes—or wherever there's an internet connection.
How to Choose a Homeschool Curriculum That's the Best Fit
Homeschooling can be a great choice if a traditional schooling option isn't working for your student. Once you've decided to homeschool, however, there are still a number of important decisions to make. You want to ensure that the curriculum and structure you follow is going to set your student up for success.
When considering various homeschool curriculum options, it's crucial to consider the level of support your student needs, their learning style, and your situation.
Your Student: Their Needs and Learning Style
First and foremost, the homeschool curriculum you choose should be suited to your student's age and level of academic development. Keystone offers traditional grade bands of elementary, middle, and high school to serve a wide range of learners from grades K–12.
Your student's learning style will also be an important factor in their success. Some students may thrive with hands-on learning, while others may be more auditory learners who need to listen and process information. Keep information like this in mind when choosing a homeschool program.
Keystone courses offer opportunities for both online and offline learning activities, accommodating multiple learning styles through these course activities and our overarching flexibility. Explore these course activities by trying a course demo.
Your Role in Your Student's Education
When you decide to homeschool your student, you take on the bulk of the responsibility for their education. Having a clear awareness of the role you want to play and the role you're able to play will help you pick a homeschool curriculum that will meet both your and your student's needs.
Consider asking yourself why you decided to homeschool your student in the first place. Did you have certain thoughts about the philosophy of your student's education? What did you want to emphasize in homeschooling your student?
Additionally, consider how much time you'll have to dedicate to your student's education. Will you be able to involve yourself in the day-to-day teaching, or will you be available to provide daily oversight?
It's also important to keep in mind that your involvement will vary with the age of your student. For elementary students, consistent parent involvement is crucial to their academic success. As your student gets older and progresses through middle and high school, they may need less oversight, but you'll still need to monitor their progress and course engagement.
With a learning model of supported independent study, Keystone provides all digital course materials your student needs to stay on track. For some courses, materials may require an additional purchase. The Keystone team is also available to provide guidance on content pacing and navigation through the online learning system.
There are a wide variety of reasons you have decided to homeschool your student. Regardless of your situation or why you made the decision, we understand that homeschooling may be a short-term solution or a long-term need. We can help by supplementing your existing program or providing an extra course for your student to get ahead in their studies.
Regardless of the reason that you've chosen to homeschool, selecting the right homeschool curriculum is crucial for your student. Perhaps they're an athlete, a performer, an entrepreneur, or your family may travel a lot. Our flexibility allows all students to learn and succeed, regardless of your family's needs.
Each of the states has different requirements for homeschooled students, and where you live may impact what you need to include in your homeschool curriculum. Make sure to research your state's specific requirements throughout the process of choosing or building your curriculum.
What to Look for in a Homeschool Curriculum
Evaluating various homeschool curriculum options yourself is the best way to make the right choice. When looking through what a curriculum offers, you should pay special attention to the content covered as well as the delivery style.
When it comes to the content of a homeschool curriculum, check to see if it covers what you expect it to, or if there are any obvious gaps. Ensure that your curriculum of choice covers all the areas of content your student needs to be successful.
Delivery style of the content is also important because students have different learning styles and may learn in different ways. Take the time to understand how a particular homeschool curriculum will be delivering educational content to your student.
Here's how Keystone's homeschool curriculum stacks up:
Programs available for all students in grades K–12
Courses available across commonly required subjects (check your state's curriculum requirements for details)
Supported independent study learning model
Courses include Advanced Placement, honors, and foundational course options, as well as career electives, world languages, and more
Accredited by Cognia, Middle States Association Commissions on Elementary and Secondary Schools (MSA-CESS), and Accrediting Commission for Schools, Western Association of Schools and Colleges (ACS WASC)
Start Homeschooling with Keystone
The homeschool curriculum from Keystone can set your student on the right path with high-quality courses for elementary, middle, and high school students. Try out a course today to see if it's a good fit for you and your student.