Free Online Homeschooling Curriculum: The Head Of The Class

by Teresa

Homeschooling mom reviews Head of the Class - a free online homeschooling program for elementary students...

I have been using The Head Of the Class for over a year with my youngest daughter. She started when she was in 1st grade and is now starting the 3rd grade curriculum.

One of my favorite features of this curriculum is that it is online. Everything is on one website. I can see what assignments and subjects she has completed as well as how well she did on the online assignments.

The curriculum is very customizable. You can mix different grade levels for each child depending on their ability. There are also online assessments that your child can take. You can then apply the results to your child's curriculum and the program will skip the skills your child has mastered and add ones they need more work on.

The developers of the curriculum are very good at taking the users suggestions, comments, and problems and use them to improve or fix different aspects of the curriculum

The best part of the curriculum is that it is completely free! You can't beat that for a low cost curriculum!

One cost cutting tip that I do is to not print out all the worksheets, many of them can be done by simply opening up the document in your PDF reader.

We really love this curriculum and hope to keep using it for quite some time.

Excellent review, Teresa! Thanks for sharing about this free online homeschooling curriculum with others; your experience will definitely be helpful to others! I just created an account for my daughter. I love that they have Spanish for each grade. We are also studying each continent this year and I like the short videos, etc. that we can use to supplement what we are already doing. Very helpful! Blessings, Heather :)

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Apr 09, 2013
where did it go?
by: Anonymous

I have been using this for my son for two years and now the sight gives me errors like it does not exist for days now. My son is in the middle of curriculum and cannot access his account to do the work. It would be great to know what is going on or I'll have to move on to another learning tool. thanks

Apr 09, 2013
Same problem
by: Teresa

We have had the same problem. I'm not sure what's going on.

Apr 09, 2013
Head of the Class Problem
by: Heather (site owner)

Hi! My son uses Head of the Class for some of his first grade work and hasn't been able to access the site for quite a few days now. Hopefully they will fix the problem soon.

We had problems a few months ago, and then one day everything started working. I tried contacting the company, but have never gotten a reply.

I just wanted to let you know that you are not alone - we are experiencing problems too!

Apr 11, 2013
Bad sign if no response
by: Anonymous

I was just looking into using it again for my 9 year old.

It doesn't sound encouraging if the site is down and not getting a response from anyone, as I have gotten an immediate response from their support department in the past.

Aug 28, 2013
theheadoftheclass is gone
by: Rosemarie

They announced earlier this year that they had run out of money and the site would close down. Such a shame!

Aug 28, 2013
by: Anonymous

It's really too bad. I've been trying to find something to replace this with, but nothing even comes close. I would have gladly paid for this site.

Sep 08, 2013
by: Anonymous

Bummed that this site is no longer in exsistance. I used it for several years with 2 of my children and was going to start using it for my 4 year old.

Mar 23, 2014
It is up and running
by: Anonymous

Just checked for the site and it is up and running.

May 13, 2014 gone again...
by: Anonymous

Has anyone out there been able to get on My kids used this most of this school year and now I can't log-in to copy their records off for the end of the year... Knew I should have been printing them off weekly :(

May 13, 2014
Re: Head of the Class
by: Heather (site owner)

Unfortunately, it looks like The Head of the Class website is down again. We have been trying to access it on and off for a couple weeks, hoping it will, once again, be available. It is disappointing.

May 13, 2014
Gone...again... NEW
by: MamaH

I'm broken hearted, it's gone again.

Sep 25, 2015
Gone for good??? NEW
by: Anonymous

This website if up for sale :(

Sep 25, 2015
I'm the OP, this website is gone NEW
by: Teresa

I'm not sure how to revise my original review. This website has been gone for awhile now. There was talk of reopening it for awhile, but that does not seem to be happening. It's too bad, because it was a great resource. One I would have been willing to pay for. I am using this website for my kids right now, and we are really liking it: It is free and goes from pre-k to 12th grade.

Sep 30, 2015
The Head Of The Class NEW
by: Anonymous

Great article Teresa. Free online homeschooling curriculum is always good for the students to start their studies from home. It is also a motivation for them to start learning before they are going to school. top essay service is also good to guide students in their essay writing and about their future.

Oct 24, 2016
It's no longer available NEW
by: Anonymous

Head of the Class shut down their website several years ago. Unfortunate because it was really great but I would guess funding the keep the site running became an issue.

Nov 13, 2017 NEW
by: Anonymous

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