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The best in Catholic curricula for our high school students

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The Best in Catholic Curricula

Angelicum Academy 
The Angelicum Academy is a Catholic homeschool and liberal education program based on the liberal arts and the classical great books of Western civilization (as well as online Socratic discussions). Complete for home study, nursery through 12th grade.  Includes: Art, English Language Arts (Grammar and Composition, Handwriting, Phonics, English Roots, Spelling, Vocabulary), Geography, Greek, History, Latin, Math, Religion, Rhetoric, and Science.
High School students may take courses for high school, college credit, and degree tracks in partnership with Holy Apostles College and Seminary.

Aquinas Learning

The Aquinas Learning Program is a Catholic, classical, scholastic, integrated curriculum for homeschooling families from PK - 12th grade. Whether you are using Aquinas Learning at Home independently or at a homeschool center licensed to use the Aquinas Learning Program, we are all connected to the Aquinas Learning Community at large.

Scholé Academy - Aquinas House of Studies

AHS is the Catholic arm of the Academy offering live, online, Classical classes in our Catholic tradition. The collection of courses offered here provides students with a path on which they can dive deeper into their Catholic faith through an exploration of Church History, Art, Culture, Music, Philosophy, and St. John Paul II’s Theology of the Body. The 2024-25 school year will be just our third full year offering classes catered to those who share in our Roman Catholic faith. We are delighted to further develop and expand our offerings, and we invite you to explore our courses below.

Aquinas Institute/St. Paul Center for Biblical Theology

Access free online studies that have been shared and cherished for years. The primary text will be the Bible. Each lesson will recommend certain passages for reading and study. In addition, the instructors recommend the following book, which covers much of the material to be studied in this course.

In addition, the Aquinas Institute’s team of world-class scholars has undertaken the task of translating and publishing all the writings of St. Thomas Aquinas—many of which have never been translated into English. Today, they continue their mission to form and empower students of all ages through live online courses, inspiring students around the world to engage with the most influential writings in history.

CalAthletics

This is an excellent homeschool sports program started by a homeschooling father and former military pilot. California Athletics provides Fundamentals of Sports PE classes for home schooled students in all areas of Southern California, as well as classes in Woodworking, Aviation Science, and competitive sports team opportunities.  Classes are open to student's grades K-12.  Founder and teacher Todd Nash teaches all classes. 

Catholic Textbook Project

Only Catholic Textbook Project offers faithfully Catholic and rigorously accurate textbooks that tell the full story of history in a unique narrative format. When you teach from our textbooks, your students will enter into history in a whole new way, no longer burdened by the weight of political biases, but lifted up by the insight of a holistic and academic Catholic worldview.

CatechismClass.com

At the forefront of providing online religious education to Catholics of all ages around the world. Entirely faithful to the Magisterium of the Holy Church, CC.com is endorsed by His Holiness Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI, Archbishop Chaput, Scott Hahn, and others. Special homeschool packages and discounts are available.

Culture of Life Studies Program

The Culture of Life Studies Program provides Catholic pro-life home and classroom materials, resources, and trainings to educators, schools, and dioceses equipping them to help younger generations bring an end to abortion and other threats against human beings, preserve the sanctity of marriage, and restore the kingdom of heaven on earth.

Fearless Writers Lesson Plans

Featuring accessible lessons designed to teach children and teens creative writing skills and strategies. These self-paced lessons are convenient to use. They provide effective ways to help your child develop an understanding and appreciation of writing as a skill for communication.

Handing It On

(Why should penmanship only be

practised in the younger years?)

Handing It On is a handwriting program designed to hand on to our students: Catholic tradition, the language of the Church (Latin), and penmanship skills.  I homeschooled our boys for 15 years, during which time I developed and used this program.  Now I am happy to make it available to you, so you can bring these blessings to your students.

Mary, Queen of the Home Academy (Avila Institute)

An online homeschool program which assists parents in forming their children and equipping them for adult Catholic life. Currently offering courses for 11th & 12th grade students. 

Oxrose Academy/Schola Rosa

Catholic Classical curriculum and classes in the tradition of Charlotte Mason and St. Rose Venerini. Materials help parents guide their children to develop a true understanding of history and nature in which the incarnate Christ is the beginning, the middle, and the end. This way of teaching fosters a "way of understanding" for the whole family, focused upon those things which are true, beautiful, and good. For grades K-12.

Scepter - Catholic Books for Spiritual Growth
Scepter Publishers is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that provides content to enrich hearts and draw people nearer to the ever present and totally loving God. Since 1952, Scepter has been serving Catholics around the world with books and content that are in alignment with the authentic teachings of the Magisterium of the Roman Catholic Church. We currently provide over 400 titles in English and Spanish worldwide to individuals, bookstores, churches, retreat centers and organizations with similar apostolic goals. Inspired by the life and thought of St. Josemaría Escrivá, Scepter Publishers seeks to help men and women put Christ at the center of their lives and at the summit of all human activities.

Sophia Institute Press

This brand-new high school religion textbook series offers you time-saving, fully-developed lesson plans that support your efforts to create an engaging learning environment. Although created for the classroom setting, parents can easily adapt for home use.

 

St. Catherine Catholic Culture Center
Their basic philosophy of learning Church Latin is that textbooks should be the prayers and texts of the Church. After all, If those prayers and texts are what you want to learn to understand, you should get started with them immediately! Site lists many, many resources for learning at all levels.

St. Thomas Aquinas Academy
Catholic Liberal Arts Independent Homeschool program crafted specifically for the homeschooling family. Advisory staff of veteran homeschoolers will personally guide you to and through a variety of texts and materials, according to your student’s needs and interests.

TAN Academy
TAN Academy is a comprehensive K-12 homeschool which seeks to educate their students and families to desire the highest things—the good, the true, and the beautiful.  TAN Academy’s guiding precepts are the education of children and the formation of families, which is achieved by the characteristics of our curriculum, which is trustworthy, simple to use, and is given at an affordable price.

The Art of Philosophy

Dr. Luke Arredondo takes students through the study of philosophy and a knowledge of its history. He helps guide young students (mature middle school-high school) through the great tradition of the history of philosophy.

Utilizing the Socrates' Children series from Peter Kreeft, this course includes a syllabus, reading schedule, comprehension questions, and sample answers along with optional quizzes and a final exam.

 

The goal is to give parents a way to introduce their students into the tradition of philosophy, to help sharpen their reasoning skills, and to open their hearts to the wonder of philosophy, to see it as the "love of wisdom."

The Best in Catholic Online Resources

Angelicum Online

Catholic, Classical Homeschool Program complete with live, online Great Books classes. This four-year program may be taken for high school credit, college credit, or as part of our A.A. Degree Program wherein students earn their A.A. degree by 12th grade, enabling them to earn their B.A.’s one year later, usually at age 19.

Aquinas House of Studies

seeks to support the spiritual formation of students into the image of Christ through fostering a strong prayer life fixed firmly in the liturgical traditions of the Church aided by the study of Scripture, the Catechism of the Catholic Church, and the Catholic Liberal Arts tradition. Loyal to the Magisterium and under the Blessed Virgin Mary’s mantle of protection, the Aquinas House of Studies seeks to guide students in diligent work, prayer, and praise so that along with our patron, St Thomas Aquinas, we may earnestly pray, non nisi te, Domine (Lord, nothing except you.) We offer classes under Scholé Academy for grades 4-12.

Arts of Liberty

Founded by Dr. Jeffrey Lehman, Professor of Humanities and Philosophy at the University of Dallas, the Arts of Liberty Project  is an online, interdisciplinary resource for teachers and students. Resources include complete Liberal Arts courses, Great Books Study Guides, and Art and Architecture Galleries. The entire web site is a collaborative effort, involving scholars from around the world who are actively engaged in liberal education at the undergraduate and graduate levels.

Bellarmine History and Latin Studies

Bellarmine Studies, based in North San Diego County, California, offers quality academic courses to homeschool students grades 4 - 12. Students are taught from the wellspring of the Western intellectual heritage, focusing on the key subject areas of Latin, History, and Traditional Catholic Theology. Classes are offered on-line and in person.

 

CatechismClass.com

At the forefront of providing online religious education to Catholics of all ages around the world. Entirely faithful to the Magisterium of the Holy Church, they are endorsed by His Holiness Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI, Raymond Cardinal Burke, Archbishop Chaput, Jason Evert, Donna Steichen, and others. Special Homeschool packages and discounts are available.

Digital Vatican Library
DigiVatLib is a digital library service. It provides free access to the Vatican Library's digitized collections of manuscripts and incunabula. The project, started in 2010, focuses on two purposes:  the long-term preservation of high resolution images and the online digital library.

Homeschool Connections Online

Winner of the 2017 -2020 iLearn Awards, Homeschool Connections offers complete live and recorded online classes for 3rd-12th grade students. Live interactive learning, recorded classes, unit studies, and Aquinas Writing Advantage courses available. HSC: Educating the heart, mind, and soul in the Catholic tradition.

 

Oxrose Academy

Live and self-paced classes in the Classical Liberal Arts, Great Books and Thomastic traditions. Completely online school with an average of 12 students per class.

Queen of Heaven Academy

Live and asynchronous classes. Queen of Heaven Academy’s mission is to impart knowledge not only objectively, i.e., as various academic disciplines, but also to impart knowledge subjectively, i.e., as moral or intellectual virtue. Moral virtue observes and judges human acts; intellectual virtues lead to understanding and finally to wisdom.  The high school curriculum is set within the framework of Aristotle and Aquinas’ definition of science. Popular use of the term science is limited to the science of mobile being, i.e., biology, chemistry, and physics.  For our academy, as for St. Thomas Aquinas, science is much broader; it is knowledge through causes. 

Scholé Academy - Aquinas House of Studies

AHS is the Catholic arm of the Academy offering live, online, Classical classes in our Catholic tradition. The collection of courses offered here provides students with a path on which they can dive deeper into their Catholic faith through an exploration of Church History, Art, Culture, Music, Philosophy, and St. John Paul II’s Theology of the Body. The 2024-25 school year will be just our third full year offering classes catered to those who share in our Roman Catholic faith. We are delighted to further develop and expand our offerings, and we invite you to explore our courses below.

Reliable Non-Catholic Christian & Secular Resources

Alveary - Charlotte Mason

Catholic-friendly complete CM curriculum for grades 1-12. Alveary is a complete and comprehensive curriculum and teacher training program for homeschools and co-ops. Our aim is to provide a robust and modern course of study that is both true to Charlotte Mason’s model of education and relevant for 21st-century students living in the United States and Canada.

Registration for the 2023-24 school year opens February 1, 2023, and memberships will expire on June 30, 2024. Download the Viewbook.

American Literature website

Aaron Ezis (1967-2004) created the American Literature website in 1997 to share his love of literature with people around the world. He built it page-by-page, adding "A Chapter A Day" to the American Literature Library. Over time he expanded the site with extra features like "The Word of the Day" and then expanded beyond American authors to include great writers from around the world. Categories are by genre and grade level, with a plethora of resources for teachers and parents - comp guides, homeschooling aids, etc.

The Animation Course
Chad Stewart has worked as a professional animator in film and television for the last 27 years. He was a Disney animator on such films as Tarzan and The Emperor’s New Groove, and most recently, he’s worked as a 3D Visual Development Artist at Sony Pictures Animation and continues to do contract work with the studio. Chad and his wife of 24 years have been lifelong homeschoolers to their four daughters, and four adopted sons from Liberia, West Africa. He was inspired by his own homeschooling experience to share his knowledge of animation with other kids and thus, The Animation Course was borne about three years ago.

CenterForLit
CenterForLit is an online community for Lit lovers and their students. It’s our goal to bring readers face to face with the world’s best books so they can know themselves more fully as God’s creatures. CenterForLit now offers curriculum materials, online classes, live teacher-training, and parent-teacher support networks, all dedicated to helping readers understand and revel in the beauty of classic books.The world’s great literature contains the wisdom of the ages – a treasure worth seeking.  To readers who lack the proper tools, however, that treasure often remains locked away and hidden from sight. Our mission is to supply you, the treasure seeker, with the right maps and keys.

CiRCE Institute
Promotes and supports classical education in the school and in the home via curricula, books, webinars, and much more.

Classical Academic Press

CAP is a classical education curriculum, media, and consulting company. We are the product of years of brainstorming, conversations, thoughtful critiques, and application in private, public/charter, and homeschool classrooms. Our mission is to produce and supply to today’s market the finest classical curricula and resources. Our motto, “Classical Subjects Creatively Taught,” describes the essence of all that we publish (Latin, Logic, Writing & Rhetoric, Grammar, Greek, Spanish, Poetry, Literature Guides, and more). We seek to produce classical curricula and media with a clear design and structure and incremental and systematic instruction, all with a touch of delight, creativity, and flair. Learning should be fun and beautiful!

Classical Learning Resource Center

The Classical Learning Resource Center empowers parents and other educators to provide a quality education for their children in a home-based environment by offering a wide variety of live interactive classes taught by well-qualified and passionate teachers. Coursework for grades 1-12, including an online academy. 

EMH Sports

The cornerstone of our PE program emphasizes Fun, Fitness, and Friendship. EMH offers a higher standard of instruction by providing a comprehensive physical education program that encourages students to live active lifestyles and build healthy habits. We begin with activities that are suited to the student's strengths then gradually add variety to the lesson and increase the level of difficulty. Levels K-12.

Essentials in Writing

EIW is a student-centered, non-parent intensive, "doable" complete language arts program for grades 1-12. Literature courses are available for grade 7-12. All courses include an instructional video, a textbook/workbook, and Alternative Instructional Strategies for struggling students. Placement tests, assessments, and grading rubrics are included. Scoring services are available for a low additional cost. This is one of Cathy Duffy's "top 102" picks.

Excellence in Literature

Classic Literature studied in its historic, artistic, and literary context. Optional honors track. Five-year curriculum for Grades 8 - 12.

Getty Open Content

The Open Content Program makes high-resolution images of public domain artwork from the Getty collections freely available, without restrictions, to advance the research, teaching, and practice of art and art history.

Getty Art Lesson Plans

Discover lesson plans, curriculum resources, and activities for students.

Grammaticus

Resources & Online Classes in Latin, Greek, Literature, Plutarch, and more. The mind is not a vessel to be filled, but a fire to be kindled to create in it an impulse to think independently and an ardent desire for truth. - Plutarch, De Auditu 18.

The Great Courses
Online videos and lectures allow you to learn everything about everything with university-level courses for lifelong learning taught by the world's greatest professors. Prices vary from $0.00+ for individual courses. The "Great Courses Plus" is a monthly paid subscription giving access to over 300 courses, with new material continuously added. Watch online or via Roku, Amazon FireTV, Chromecast, Apple Store, and more.

Hillsdale K-12 Curriculum

Hillsdale College’s K-12 curriculum is content-rich, balanced, and strong, with an emphasis upon the four core disciplines of math, science, literature, and history, and attention to music, art, physical education, and foreign languages. Download the FREE Program Guide and 1776 Curriculum today!

Hillsdale College Online Courses
Hillsdale College offers free online courses on a variety of topics, including politics, literature, history, and education.

Homescholastronomy.com

This curriculum engages the student with astounding pictures on the computer along with interesting astronomy lessons. It also allows the student to go at his/her own pace unlike a video, which just plays whether the student is engaged or not. The teacher has no prep time as its all packaged nice and neat in one file. Home School Astronomy teaches astronomy from as “as is” perspective, meaning from the perspective of what we see happening right now. There are no references to the age of the universe or its origins in the curriculum, however the creator of Home School Astronomy is a Christian and believes that God created the universe.

Memoria Press
Memoria Press exists to promote and impart the classical heritage of the Christian West. We do this through an emphasis on the liberal arts and the great works of the Western tradition. In order to achieve this goal, we have produced a comprehensive and accessible classical Christian curriculum that encourages the development of wisdom and virtue through a pursuit of the Good, the True, and the Beautiful. Our motto is “Saving Western Civilization One Student at a Time” and expresses our passion for defending and transferring the culture of the Christian West through classical education. 

Memoria College - online seminars

A division of Memoria Press, MC offers online seminars open to the public which may be taken for credit or not for credit. High School students may enjoy taking these as supplements to their studies.

Mises Institute - for Economics studies

There are a lot of people who want you to think economics is too complicated. Why? Because economics teaches you how we're being ripped off. We've created these short, animated series to empower you to see through the noise and better understand what is really going on around us.

The Mises Institute is the world's leading supporter of the ideas of liberty and the Austrian school of economics. Since 1982, it has been the essential training ground the world over. With the continuing and growing economic crisis, the ideas of liberty are gaining more attention than ever. The Austrian school in particular is undergoing a remarkable renaissance. 

MIT Open Courseware Highlights for High School
Provides open educational resources for high school covering science, mathematics, engineering, humanities, and social sciences.

Noeo Science

Complete Science boxes from a Charlotte Mason approach for K-12. Noeo combines actual science with genuine fun by integrating experiments and living books into a comprehensive course of study. Created by a team of Christian homeschoolers.

Nicole the Math Lady
Nicole the Math Lady offers engaging teaching videos and online grading services to make math simple and easy for you. Her animated teaching style turns the rigorous Saxon Math curriculum into something that’s fun and exciting for your child.

Prager U

We promote American values through the creative use of educational videos that reach millions of people online. Prager University Foundation (“PragerU”) offers a free alternative to the dominant left-wing ideology in culture, media, and education. Whether you’re searching for a deeper understanding, a new perspective, or a way to get involved, PragerU helps people of all ages think and live better.

Project Gutenberg
Project Gutenberg offers over 53,000 free ebooks: choose among free epub books, free kindle books...download or read them online. They carry high quality ebooks, most of which were previously published by bona fide publishers.

Roman Roads Media

Specializing in classical curriculum for home and classroom use. Courses are crafted to delight both students and their parents. One of the better Catholic-friendly, Protestant resources I have found.

7 Sisters Homeschool

Curriculum and resources for middle to high school. Excellent aids for discerning life after high school. These six veteran homeschooling mothers have been sharing their wisdom and experience for over ten years.

Slooh Observatory Broadcasts
Connecting land-based telescopes to the internet for wider viewing access. Slooh members have participated in numerous discoveries with leading astronomical institutions. Great educational tool.

Smithsonian Libraries
The Smithsonian Libraries is the most comprehensive museum library system in the world, supporting the vital research of the institution as well as the work of scientists and scholars. This online collection focuses on Smithsonian publications, art and design, history and culture, and the history of technology. The natural history titles can be found on the Internet Archive in the

Biodiversity Heritage Library collection.

Teaching Textbooks

Teaching Textbooks is the award-winning homeschool math app that experts describe as beyond open and go. No other homeschool curriculum lifts the entire burden of math education off the parent. Math 3 to Pre-Calc. Free trial and large family discounts offered.

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