High School, Dual Credit & College Resources


Dual Credit: How Dual Credit Works for Homeschooled Students

Understanding Homeschool Diploma Requirements: A Comprehensive Guide

Earn College Credit by Taking Free Online Classes

ACT/SAT Prep ($$)
The eKnowledge SAT/ACT Prep Program was recently selected by the National Federation of High Schools (NFHS) as their official SAT/ACT Prep course for all 19,500 member high schools and 12 million students. Official Press Release here. Our mandate is to help as many students and families as we can reach. Since 2005, we have amassed 300+ partner groups and organizations and have helped over 250,000 students and families. The Project donates the full retail value of the SAT/ACT PowerPrep programs ($350-$1500). The student pays only a nominal student-fee between $19.99 and $49.99 to offset some of the streaming and support expenses. All Student-Fees are reinvested to continuously improve the program and reach more families. The Project does not create a profit.

Alison (Free) 
Thousands of Free online courses with Certificates and Diplomas. Get Career Guidance and Boost Your Resume. No enrollment or subscription fees.

AP Central ($$)
Since 1955, the AP Program has enabled millions of students to take college-level courses and earn college credit, advanced placement, or both while still in high school.

AP Courses (Free)
This library of open educational resources features course materials for seven Advanced Placement (AP) courses. These high school level materials are available for free download.

CareerShip® (Free)
Free online career exploration adventure for middle and high school students. CareerShip is a product of Mapping Your Future, a public-service web site providing free career, college, financial aid, and money management information and services.

In late 2018, Waybuilder.Net absorbed the content of a pair of 20-yr-old free education sites, Free-Ed.Net and Sweethaven.Com. Whereas the two original sites were modeled after contemporary schools and colleges, the newer version is designed for people who have a need or passion for actually learning new material and skills over a lifetime. The goal of this emerging structure of education is not to pass exams and to get certified, but to grasp the essence of particular areas of knowledge for a variety of purposes … ideas that are meaningful and of awesome value. Worthwhile learning experiences are personal adventures that last a lifetime. Formal education is a structured experience that is most relevant for a relatively short period of time.



High School & College Classes…

Academic Earth (Free)

Alison (Free)

Canvas Network (Free)

Carnegie Mellon Open Learning ($)

Connections Academy (Free) Connections Academy is a tuition-free full-time online public school for grades K–12, with schools located in communities across the country. At every grade level, students take core courses in math, science, language arts/English, social studies, and electives, and work from a state-approved, high-quality curriculum with support from certified teachers.  Not all grade levels available in all states. Please visit their site for more information.

Coursera (Free to $$)

edX (Free to $$$)

FutureLearn ($-$$)

Harvard Free Literature Classes

Harvard Online (Free -$$$)

iversity (Free to $$)

Khan Academy (Free)

MIT OpenCourseWare (Free)

MOOC List (Free) Find Free Online Courses from Coursera, edX, FutureLearn and other Top Providers and Universities in a wide range of categories and subjects.

Open Culture (Free) Open Culture scours the web for the best educational media. We find the free courses and audio books you need, the language lessons & educational videos you want, and plenty of enlightenment in between.

Open Learn by The Open University (Free)

Open Learning Initiative by Carnegie Mellon University (Free)

Open Yale Courses (Free)

Oxford University Free Classes

Penn Foster ($$, Tuition based, but very reasonable) flexible, online, and accredited program. Many of our local homeschool high schoolers, and parents, LOVE this program. This is the program we switched out daughter to and she LOVES it!

PragerU (Free) Christian. PragerU presents the most important ideas in free, five-minute videos. We make exceptional video content that advances Judeo-Christian values. 

Saylor Academy (Free)

Stanford Online (Free to $$$)

Study.com (Free)

TEL Learning (Free-$)  Free courses to low cost affordable Dual Credit Classes that will transfer to any University.

Thinking Tree Books ($-$$)
An offline curriculum. Is great if looking for books and workbooks that are all offline. Has special curriculum available for Dyslexic and ADHD students. They have full Curriculum bundles available that contain a full school year of Fun-Schooling for homeschooling (non-religious). Complete grade level curriculum is available for Pre-K through 8th grade, as well as by theme or academic subject. High School curriculum is available by core subject. 

UC Berkeley’s Webcast and Legacy Course Capture Content is a learning and review tool intended to assist UC Berkeley students in course work. Content is available to UC Berkeley community members with an active CalNet and bConnected (Google) identity.

Low Cost University Options

University of the People ($$) Accredited Online American University

Top 12 Accredited Online Colleges With Low Tuition


Free College Textbooks…

BCcampus Open Textbooks

Book Boon

IntechOpen Scientific Open Access books

Mathematics Textbooks

Merlot Community College Open Textbook Collaborative

OER Commons Open Textbooks

OpenStax Textbooks

Open Textbook Library

Saylor Academy Open Textbooks

Textbook Revolution

Wikibooks Open Books