FAQs & Contact
Hello! We’d love to hear from you. But if you have a question, please read over these Frequently Asked Questions before sending us a message through the contact form at the bottom of the page. We receive many messages, so it can take 3 business days to receive a reply. However, you will likely find an instant answer to most of your questions in our FAQs.
Frequently Asked Questions
1. How much does the curriculum on Freedom Homeschooling cost?
Nothing. Our website lists free homeschool curriculum.
2. Do I need to register my child with Freedom Homeschooling?
No. Freedom Homeschooling is not a school, so no registration, enrollment, or sign up is required. Our site is simply a compilation of free homeschool curriculum resources available online from various sources.
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. Is this curriculum religious or secular?
Freedom Homeschooling lists both Christian and secular curriculum. All of the Christian resources are labeled with a “C”. Any resource not labeled as Christian does not teach religious beliefs unless otherwise noted.
5. I’m skeptical. Can I really homeschool for free?
Yes, you really can! Many families homeschool without spending any money on curriculum, using free resources found on Freedom Homeschooling. Of course, there will be some expenses such as pencils, paper, and other supplies. However, these costs should be minimal. For more information, this post addresses some of the common concerns parents have about using free curriculum.
6. Online curriculum doesn’t work for my family. Can you mail us printed materials?
We’re sorry, we aren’t able to purchase textbooks, workbooks, books, or other physical materials and mail them to families. Our website does list many printable curriculum options that your family can print and then use offline.
7. Is Freedom Homeschooling an accredited program?
No, Freedom Homeschooling is not an accredited program. Our website is a compilation of free homeschool curriculum available online from various sources. Curriculum is never accredited. Accrediting agencies only offer accreditation to institutions, such as public and private schools, virtual schools, distance learning programs, vocational schools, colleges, and universities. For more information about how accreditation relates to homeschooling, please read this post and this one from TheHomeSchoolMom.com.
8. What curriculum should I use? Which is the best?
The best curriculum is whatever works 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.
9. 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.
10. How do I transition from public school to homeschooling?
This post offers several tips that will help your family make the transition from public school to homeschooling.
11. How do I legally homeschool? Do I need to register or notify the school district?
This varies widely by state. Some states have 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. You can usually find these laws on the website of your state department of education or school district. If that is not the case, ask that they provide you with a copy of the laws pertaining to homeschooling or tell you where to locate this information. It is essential that you read the laws for yourself rather than relying on someone else to tell you what the laws are. If you need additional clarification or legal assistance, contact Homeschool Legal Defence Association (HSLDA). Freedom Homeschooling cannot provide information on your state’s homeschool laws or give legal advice.
12. Can my high schooler use this curriculum found on Freedom Homeschooling 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 that say what can be counted as 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. 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.
13. Can you tell me exactly how I should homeschool? Why don’t you provide additional services like curriculum recommendations, lesson planning, or schedules?
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. One of the most significant benefits of homeschooling is that you have the freedom to personalize your child’s education and set a schedule that meets the needs of your family. 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 children and has other outside obligations. Unfortunately, this does not leave much time to provide additional services to Freedom Homeschooling’s thousands of users.
14. I came across a curriculum listed on Freedom Homeschooling that is not free. Why was it included?
All curriculum accessed from the menu on the main page should be free. However, we sometimes 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 still worthwhile to include. If this is not the case, please use the contact form at the bottom of this page to let us know so that we can remove the resource from Freedom Homeschooling. Unfortunately, free offers sometimes end.
In our blog posts, we discuss both free and paid resources, among other topics. When we are talking about a paid resource, we try to make this clear. If you found that we didn’t make it clear or if something we described as free is no longer free, please use the contact form at the bottom of this page to let us know.
15. There’s a free homeschool curriculum that you missed. Can you list it on Freedom Homeschooling?
We are always excited to hear about new free resources that we can share with our readers. Please tell us about it, and we will consider adding it to the website.
If you are a parent or teacher who found a free resource, simply use the contact form at the bottom of this page to send us a message with a link to the curriculum.
If you (or your company) created the resource, please complete this form to submit it for review. This form is required of all curriculum creators, authors, websites, bloggers, etc. Please read the instructions on the form for more information about what types of resources we consider.
16. 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 newsletter.
17. Can you mail me a brochure, catalog, or other printed information?
We’re sorry, we do not mail information. All of the information we have can be found on FreedomHomeschooling.com. Also, since we don’t sell any products, we don’t have a catalog.
18. How can I contact Freedom Homeschooling?
We’d love to hear from you! If you have a question not answered above, would like to give us feedback, or are a business interested in collaborating, please use the contact form below to send us a message. I’m sorry, we don’t offer support via phone.