Master List for G



This list contains a notation for every homeschool-related entity I have researched. Company and/or product names are shown according to the standard process for alphabetizing (i.e., if a title starts with A or The, the article is excluded for alphabetizing purposes, and names of individual people are listed by Last Name, First Name).

I strongly recommend carefully reading all notes when considering any of the products. But to summarize my definitions for clarity here:

Independent (IND) = These companies have not changed anything in regards to the CCS/NGSS/C3 and intend to remain independent of the initiative. They may or may not know of ways in which their materials happen to somehow match some aspects of the CCS/NGSS/C3, but any such connections are purely circumstantial and the providers do not endorse/promote the initiative.

Correlated (COR) = Each of these companies is correlated to - which is different than explicit alignment with - the CCS/NGSS/C3. Correlated providers did not make content changes in order to become "aligned" and, in many cases, have indicated concerns with the initiative. However, they do note (usually on their websites) where/how their materials - as written - correlate with aspects of the CCS/NGSS/C3. In other words, they promote where/how they match the CCS/NGSS/C3, but have not actually changed their content to align.

Ancillary Connections (ANC) = Each of these companies has an ancillary connection to the CCS/NGSS/C3. In most cases, the publishers have indicated a preference for maintaining educational independence from the CCS/NGSS/C3 initiative. However, their resources - usually "package programs" - do incorporate some books from explicitly aligned publishers and/or links to explicitly aligned material from other sources. Thus, a child using a resource with an ancillary connection as designed (i.e., without purposeful substitutions made by a parent) will be exposed to some CCS/NGSS/C3 content.

Explicitly Aligned (EXP) = These companies have indicated that they have chosen to explicitly align their materials with the CCS/NGSS/C3. Some have made relatively small changes, and others have completely overhauled their products - or were even initially created based on the initiative. However, in all cases, conscious content changes were made to accommodate the CCS/NGSS/C3.

Other Responses (OTH) = Each of these companies either needs more time to formulate an official response, has indicated that it will only share its position with individual parents, is not interested in sharing its view at all, or did not respond after many attempts to elicit a reply. Check the list itself for details about each entity.

Awaiting a Response (WAIT) = Each of these companies has been queried, but has not yet sent a reply.

Suppliers/Distributors (SUP) = Unless otherwise noted, these companies do not publish any of their own materials or actually produce curriculum and educational products. Instead, they merely sell resources from a wide variety of other outlets, serving as suppliers/distributors. As such, they have not been queried in regard to the CCS/NGSS/C3. And to my knowledge, they all sell a wide variety of materials – whether independent, correlated, ancillarily connected, or explicitly aligned – without regard to any resource's CCS/NGSS/C3 status.


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COMPANY/PRODUCT CCS

Status

NOTES
Gail's Music4Kids IND
Gallopade International EXP Gallopade International advertises its alignment with the CCS.
Galore Park Educational Publishers IND Galore Park is designed to meet educational standards in the United Kingdom (UK).
GameED Academy

(formerly Minecraft Homeschool)

IND
Game Goo (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt) EXP Game Goo is a feature of the Houghton Mifflin Harcourt earobics program, which is explicitly aligned.
Gamequarium IND
COR
EXP
Gamequarium does not produce its own content. Rather, it serves to aggregate links to a wide variety of other educational websites, the CCS status of each must be individually determined.
Gander Publishing COR Gander Publishing produces materials for Lindamood-Bell that “develop the skills required for success with the Common Core.”
Garden of Praise IND
Gareth Stevens Publishing EXP Gareth Stevens advertises its alignment with the CCS.
Garlic Press IND

COR

EXP

The Garlic Press Explore the Core Math Series and Summer Activities for Fall Readiness books are explicitly aligned to the CCS, and some titles in its Discovering Literature Series: Challenging Level are correlated. Other current Garlic Press products are independent of the CCS, but the company has said it will likely correlate or align future products.
Gary Grimm & Associates SUP Though primarily a supplier/distributor, Gary Grimm & Associates also operates Education 4 Kids Drill Games, which is listed separately in the database.
Gateway to the Classics

(Yesterday's Classics)

IND
Gazette665 IND
GCFLearnFree.org IND
Gemiini IND Gemiini is “planning to let others use [its] platform to offer content in the future.” As it moves toward that, it will be necessary to check the CCS position of any vendors that Gemiini incorporates.
GEMS Girls' Clubs IND
GEMS: Great Explorations in Math and Science IND

COR

GEMS says that “while it is likely that there are alignments from GEMS to the NGSS and/or CCSS, we currently do not have any plans to produce correlation guides or documents for our GEMS Classic Guides, nor do we plan to revise the series. However, our team has produced a number of newer programs that are [matched] to NGSS and we do have correlation documents available for those programs.”
Generation Joshua (HSLDA) IND
Generations of Grace IND
Generations of Virtue IND
Genesis Curriculum IND The author of Genesis Curriculum is also the author of Easy Peasy All in One Homeschool and Easy Peasy All in One High School, which do have ancillary connections to the CCS. However, Genesis Curriculum was created separately and is independent of the CCS.
Genesis Science Network IND
Gentle Guitar COR

As of February 2017, Gentle Guitar has no CCS connection. However, “[it has] plans to enrich [its] music curriculum with history and social studies to offer students a richer perspective on how music influenced and continues to influence social, cultural and historic development. [It plans] to develop the new [CCS-connected] curriculum during 2017 and 2018. In the meantime [it] will be implementing the changes gradually.”

Geoblox IND The Geoblox publisher has a series of books correlated to the TEKS test in Texas but nothing for the CCS.
Geo-Centric Learning COR Geo-Centric Learning advertises its correlation with the CCS.
GeoDeo Educational Resources IND
Geography4Kids

(Andrew Rader Studios)

OTH

Rader's Kapili was contacted multiple times - at least seven over the course of several months – and did not respond to any query. I cannot speculate as to why it has chosen not to reply, and I have no discernible way of knowing its positions on the CCS/NexGen.

Geography Bee Prep Series

(Global Press)

IND The Geography Bee Prep Series was written to help students prepare for the National Geographic Bee. Since the Bee itself has chosen to align with the CCS, the series may adjust accordingly, but the current materials are not aligned or correlated.
GeoGuesser IND
GeoMatters

Cantering the Country

Galloping the Globe

Trail Guide to Learning

ANC Materials written by GeoMatters itself are not aligned, and the company has a commitment to remaining independent in that way. However, the program does incorporate a few aligned books (i.e., DK and Evan-Moor) as main resources in its courses.
Geometer's Sketchpad (McGraw-Hill) EXP McGraw-Hill's Key Curriculum Geometer's Sketchpad is endorsed by Bill Gates' EdSurge website as aligned with the CCS advertises its alignment with the CCS.
GeoMotion COR GeoMotion advertises that “the Common Core Standards that apply to each lesson”... are available via the “activity sheets for each activity.”
Get Algebra Done IND
Getting Nerdy with Mel & Gerdy COR Getting Nerdy with Mel & Gerdy is “returning to many of [its] products to identify and make visible the alignment between the lessons and the NGSS in the Master Lesson guides provided with each bundled unit.”
Getting Started with French IND
Getting Started with Spanish IND
Getty-Dubay Productions IND
GetWorksheets.com OTH GetWorksheets.com was contacted multiple times - at least seven (via email) over the course of several months – and did not respond to any query. I cannot speculate as to why it has chosen not to reply, and I have no discernible way of knowing its position on the CCS/NGSS.
GG Interactive COR GG Interactive has not “altered [its] material as much as [it has] retrospectively mapped [its] materials to CCS and NGSS.”
GiftedandTalented.com

(formerly the Stanford University Education Program for Gifted Youth - EPGY)

EXP
Gifted Homeschoolers Forum (GHF) Online Classes IND
Gigil Tots IND At the moment Gigil Tots has “no plans to align [its] content with the CCS of the other frameworks... That's not to say [it] won't in the future, but this channel is still in development.”
Girl Scouts COR The Girl Scouts did not change the content of any badge requirements to align with the CCS. Rather, GSA's use of the word “aligned” actually means “correlated” (i.e., GSA has information sharing how the badge requirements – as they've always been – match the CCS).
Girls of American History IND
Glencoe (McGraw-Hill) EXP Glencoe (McGraw-Hill) advertises its alignment with the CCS.
Glimpse of His Splendor IND
Global Rigorous Affordable Catholic Education (GRACE) EXP GRACE utilizes Edgenuity, which is aligned, as its curriculum provider.
Global Student Network IND EXP Global Student Network has at least two lines of unaligned materials (GlobalWare and Ignitia ) and at least three lines of aligned materials (Compass Learning, Gradpoint, and OdysseyWare ). The company said, "We believe that one of the reasons families homeschool is to be able to decide for themselves what is the best educational path for their children. For this reason, we [have] many options available to assist all homeschool families on their educational journey." It also operates essentially the same programming under another name: International Virtual Learning Academy.
Global Village School ANC Global Village School is generally not in favor of the CCS. However, it does incorporate some aligned materials (i.e., Math-U-See, McDougal) and some correlated resources (i.e., Oak Meadow) into its program offerings.
Globe Fearon (Pearson) EXP Globe Fearon is a Pearson imprint; Pearson is a proponent of the CCS.
Gloria Jepsen EXP

Gloria Jepsen “[doesn't] specify the common core postings on every listing, however the concepts [in all her materials] are 'core.'”

Glory of Kings Science

(Silver Lining Press)

IND
Gnature with Gnat COR Gnature with Gnat has “not changed [its] materials to align with the CCSS, but the topics are mostly [correlated] with the standards already.”
God's Little Explorers IND
Godstruck Ministries 4 Kids IND
God's World News IND
GoEd SUP
Go Fish Resources IND
goHastings.com SUP
Golden Educational Center IND
Golden Prairie Press (Amy Puetz) IND
Goliath Games

(Pressman Toy Corporation)

OTH

Goliath Game's parent company, Pressman Toy Corporation was contacted multiple times over the course of several months and did not respond to any query. I cannot speculate as to why it has chosen not to reply, and I have no discernible way of knowing its position on the CCS/NGSS/C3.

Go Math!

(Houghton Mifflin Harcourt)

EXP Go Math! advertises its alignment with the CCS.
Good and the Beautiful, The

(Jenny Phillips)

IND
Good Life Careers IND
Good Steward Books SUP
Good Year Books COR EXP Titles published by Good Year Books prior to the development of the CCS (i.e., before 2010) have been correlated to the standards. Future publications will be written to the standards (i.e., explicitly aligned).
Googol Power Math IND
Gooru EXP Gooru is endorsed by Bill Gates' EdSurge website as aligned with the CCS.
Go Phonics COR Go Phonics says it teaches "foundational phonics based language skills needed by all beginning readers." It doesn't necessarily employ CCS-mandates to do this, but the company's stated goal is to help children "strive to meet the Common Core Standards."
Gordon School of Art IND
Gospel According to Creation IND
Gospel Light IND
GPA Learn EXP GPA Learn advertises its alignment with the CCS.
Grace Academy, The

(Learning by Grace)

ANC The Grace Academy is a subsidiary of Learning by Grace. Though materials written by Learning by Grace subsidiaries themselves are not aligned and many of its partners are also independent of the CCS, the programs do incorporate resources from some CCS-aligned companies (i.e., BBC, Discovery Education, PBS, Reading Rainbow).
Grace & Truth Books SUP
Grade Spelling (Big IQ Kids) IND Grade Spelling word lists come from Big IQ Kids, which is independent of the CCS.
GrammarActive (Forever Learning) IND GrammarActive was written to align with pre-CCS state standards and will maintain its correlations to those standards rather than changing to CCS alignment or correlation.
Grammar Bytes! OTH

Grammar Bytes! was contacted multiple times over the course of several months and did not respond to any query. I cannot speculate as to why it has chosen not to reply, and I have no discernible way of knowing its position on the CCS/NGSS/C3.

Grammar Galaxy IND
Grammar Key, The IND
Grammarlogues OTH Grammarlogues was contacted multiple times - at least seven over the course of several months – and did not respond to any query. I cannot speculate as to why it has chosen not to reply, and I have no discernible way of knowing its position on the CCS/NGSS.
Grammar Monster IND
Grammar Nation COR Grammar Nation carefully evaluated its curriculum in connection to the CCS and found that its “material meets almost all of the criteria required by that initiative.” It will not change its material to align because it already correlates strongly with the CCS.
Grammar of Poetry, The

(Romans Road Media)

IND
Grammaropolis COR Grammaropolis “addresses the Common Core, but [was] not develop[ed]...with any standards in mind” and has not been altered to explicitly align. Instead, the program's creator has shown correlations to the CCS.
Grammar Punk EXP
Grammar Revolution IND
Grand Central Publishing COR Grand Central Publishing provides educator guides correlated to the CCS.
Grandview Publishing IND
Grapevine Studies IND
Gravitas Publications IND
Great Bible Race, The (Epic4D) IND
Great Books Academy

(Angelicum Curriculum)

IND Great Books Academy uses some pre-CCS versions of resources that are now aligned. It has purchased as many older books as possible and is committed to not using any CCS-related resources. If it becomes impossible to find pre-CCS editions of what it currently uses, it will replace those books with non-CCS ones.
Great Books Foundation, The EXP The Great Books Foundation advertises its alignment with the CCS.
Great Commission Languages

The Easy French

The Easy Spanish

EXP
Great Commission Publications IND
Great Courses, The IND

ANC

Most Great Courses material is indepenent of the common core, but Great Courses partners with National Geographic – which is explicitly aligned to the CCS - in the production of several courses.
Great Expectations Book Co. SUP
Greathall Productions IND
Great Source Education Group, Inc. IND

EXP

Great Source Education Group, Inc. “operates as a subsidiary of Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company” (HMH), and a link to its site (www.greatsource.com) redirects to HMH. Thus, Great Source Education Group's status in regards to CCS/NGSS/C3 is obviously the same as that of HMH.
Great Waters Press IND
Greek for Everyone IND
Greek 'n' Stuff IND
Green Kid Crafts IND
Greenleaf Press IND Though the publisher of Greenleaf Press did not respond to multiple queries, his published comments about the CCS indirectly indicate that his materials are not aligned.
Green Teacher IND
Groovy Lab in a Box EXP Groovy Lab in a Box advertises its alignment with the Next Generation Science Standards.
Grosset & Dunlap (Penguin) COR Grosset & Dunlap is a Penguin imprint. And, though literature published by Penguin and its imprints will not itself be altered for the CCS, all of the company's teaching resources will be correlated to the CCS.
Groundwood Books ANC Along with many literary works that are independent of the CCS, Groundwood Books publishes a series of worksheet books that support JUMP Math, which either correlated or aligned depending on the version used.
Group Publishing IND Group will not be aligning its materials to the CCS, but it does support the initiative.
Growin'GEERS COR

Growin'GEERS “was not designed with NGSS in mind” and has not been altered for it. But its author learned about NGSS “throughout [the program's] development and in working with teachers...came to find that [it] is actually [correlated] to [NGSS].” She then “worked with a curriculum specialist to help [her] do the detailed [correlation].”

Growing Hands-On Kids IND

Growing Hands-On Kids does suggest Handwriting without Tears, which is correlated to the CCS, but it also “include[s] other [non]-CCS] alternatives that are hand-made and DIY” as recommended options.

Growing Smart Kids IND
Growing Through God's Word

(Janis Cox)

IND
Growing with Grammar

(Jac Kris Publishing)

IND
Growly Books, The IND
GrowNextGen EXP GrowNextGen has “designed [its] materials to incorporate the NextGen Science standards, and those standards are denoted within each unit of curriculum.”
GROW Publications EXP GROW Publications advertises its alignment with the CCS.
Gryphon House EXP Gryphon House advertises its alignment with the CCS.
Guesthollow ANC Along with many resources that are independent of the CCS and quite a bit of literature, the Guesthollow programs incorporate resources from some aligned companies (i.e., DK, Evan-Moor, CK-12, BrainPop, etc.).
Guilt-Free Homeschooling IND
GUM Drops Grammar IND
Gus the Pilot Dog

(Paws Up! Publishing)

IND

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