Homeschool Resources

Homeschooling Internet Resources

Homeschooling: Getting Started

Homeschooling: Early Years Through Tweens

Homeschooling Through High School 

Homeschooling in Kentucky

Homeschooling Resources  Resources are listed as a springboard for your research into home education. The list is not exhaustive by any means, and inclusion or omission of an item should not necessarily be construed to be an HSLDA endorsement or censorship of any resource. Some materials carried below may not be written from your family’s worldview or may include resource suggestions inconsistent with your worldview so, as always, parents are encouraged to use discernment in selecting materials appropriate for your family’s needs.

Kentucky Sites

Christian Home Educators of Kentucky (CHEK) is a statewide homeschooling educational and informational organization established to assist families who choose to educate their children according to the dictates of their conscience and their fundamental rights as parents.

Best Practice Document to Private Home Education in Kentucky

Kentucky Home School Information Packet 

Kentucky Department of Education Homeschool Information  

Homeschooling in Kentucky Includes a “Getting Started” guide and additional general information about homeschooling in KY.  

National and International Organizations

Homeschool Legal Defense Association is a nonprofit association that advocates for and defends the rights of parents who have decided to homeschool their children. They fight for the constitutional rights of these parents by representing them on statewide or national levels when there are conflicts involved in the choice of educating their children. Their mission centers on parental rights and religious freedoms. The site links to many important legal matters regarding homeschool choice and is a well organized asset to home educators.

Homeschool Foundation is the charitable arm of the Home School Legal Defense Association (HSLDA) and is dedicated to bringing hope and tangible help to homeschoolers in need by providing assistance and related expenses to homeschooling families.

NATHHAN National Challenged Homeschoolers Associated Network is an international organization for families homeschooling special needs children.


National Association for Child Development is a portal for homeschooling families to access research, fact-based information regarding topics of homeschooling. Some items located on the website are free to view or print, but most information is provided at a cost to the homeschool inquirer. There are research papers, audiocassettes, videos/DVD, factsheets, and books among others available to the consumer. The database can be utilized to search topics, but accessing the articles requires a subscription. Under the link NHERI Research there are some items available for free.

Global Student Network is a national and international leading provider in virtual curriculum for homeschool families.

International Virtual Learning Academy is an International private school, serving students in Grades 3-12 worldwide, through its unique online independent study program. IVLA meets and/or exceeds U.S. national content standards and offers High school diplomas, transcripts, and transfer assistance.

General Sites

Eclectic Homeschool Online is an online resource for the beginner homeschooler and family. It contains thousands of pages of free resources and answers to generalities such as why to homeschool.

Homeschool Central has a “New Homeschoolers” link that is helpful for beginners. It also links to state resources that are critical to the homeschooler’s particular area. It contains a very detailed list of links to many topics and subject areas. is a great blend for those considering homeschooling and those who are seasoned with advanced homeschoolers. It contains FAQs, free newsletters, community message boards, and hundreds of articles to browse.

Homeschool Fun provides a listing of over 900 homeschool lessons and activities. Whatever you might be looking for to challenge your homeschooler, this site has many to choose from that are outlined and ready to go.

Homeschool World is the official website of Practical Homeschooling Magazine. It has a very nice collection of free articles and testimonials, a shop to purchase materials, links to current homeschool events around the country, and community forums to exchange ideas.

The Back Pack is an online store to purchase materials that are of interest to homeschoolers. It contains among others, Abeka and BJU, used textbooks, curriculum, and children’s books.

Cathy Duffy Reviews includes resources, reviews of books, and articles that may be helpful to homeschoolers.