Presented in alphabetical order (and almost certainly incomplete as new ones enter the market every day), what follows is simply a list of places offering distance learning. Many thanks to Rebecca Rupp's book, Home Learning Year by Year: How to Design a Homeschool Curriculum from Preschool Through High School and Cafi Cohen's book, And What About College? This list was compiled using both of those books and a few hours of internet research.Some of the programs listed below grant high school diplomas and have multi-state enrollment. The types of accreditation may differ; some have no accreditation at all. Inclusion on this list does not imply endorsement. These places are listed here simply as a convenience to help you if you are investigating the options for distance learning.
Alpha-Omega Academy Online grades 3-12
American School of Correspondence (high school)
Bob Jones University Academy of Home Education (K-12, Christian-based
courses delivered on a hard drive, DVDs or by satellite)
Branford Grove School; grades 1-12
Brigham Young University Independent Study (correspondence and online courses for high school)
Calvert Home School Instruction Department (correspondence for K-8, full enrollment only)
The Cambridge Academy
(correspondence courses for grades preK-12)
Citizens' High School (correspondence school, standard high school texts)
Clonlara Home Based Education Program K-12 with online classes for high school
Eagle Christian School; grades 7-12; distance learning ministry of Valley Christian School
Electronic High School (online high school classes. Enroll any time during the year.)
Forest Trail Academy
a K-12 online school offering elementary school (kindergarten to grade 5), middle school (grade 6 to grade 8), and high school (grade 9 to grade 12) classes. Individual courses, summer school courses, credit recovery courses, and advanced placement (AP) courses are also available.
Griggs International Academy (K-12 Christian courses sponsored by Seventh Day Adventist Church)
HCL Boston School a "national private school based in California"
Internet Home School
(K-12, online courses and complete programs)
Internet Academy; K-12
Keystone National High School online programs including driver's education and SAT preparation
Kolbe Academy Home School (classical Catholic curriculum for K-12)
Laurel Springs School (project-based or textbook-based curricula and
Malibu Cove Private School (high school)
Moore Foundation Academy (Christian, project-focused programs for K-12)
North Dakota Division of Independent Study (Grades 5-12)
NorthStar Academy; grades 7-12
Oak Meadow Independent Learning K-12 A distance learning school with Waldorf inspired materials. Students get books and are not asked to be on computers in general.
Sycamore Tree K-12
Seton Home Study School classical Catholic curriculum for grades K-12
Texas Tech Universityonline and correspondence, K-12
Tutornet online virtual classrooms, elementary through college, in a wide variety of subjects
University of Missouri Independent Study high school correspondence or online courses
West River Academy K-12
The Virtual Learning Academy Charter School (VLACS) is New Hampshire's online virtual school serving students in grades 6 through 12. New Hampshire resident students attend the school tuition free. VLACS is approved by the New Hampshire Board of Education and offers both full-time and part-time opportunities for students. Please visit the school's website to find out more information. Phone: 603-778-2500. Web address: http://www.vlacs.org Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
WiloStar3D Uses 3D virtual worlds to educate students in grades 6-12.
Murray’s Technical Education
Michael Murray teaches AutoCAD drafting online to homeschoolers. Teenage homeschoolers who are looking for a fun and rewarding learning experience can sign up for either of two classes: Drafting 1 Mechanical or Drafting 2 Architectural Drafting. The field of Drafting and Engineering is growing and CAD is the program most used in the industry. Students can become certified in AutoCAD and have an edge when entering college.
Michael is a state certified teacher and has been teaching for almost 30 years. He is available by phone or e-mail for support. Please visit www.homeschoolingus.com