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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|Hake Publishing||COR||Hake advertises how its program correlates with the CCS.|
|Hakim, Joy||COR||Joy Hakim is wary of national standardization, and her materials are currently not aligned. She is taking a “wait and see” approach to the standards for her materials’ main subject areas (history and science) so interested parties should check her position going forward after the CCS publishes those standards. Ms. Hakim did express concern about the CCS and resigned from a similarly named entity because she didn’t want to be incorrectly associated with the CCS. But on her website, she advertises the CCS endorsement of her materials, thus promoting correlations between her resources and the CCS.|
|Half Price Books||SUP|
|Hal Leonard||IND||Hal Leonard materials are currently aligned to pre-CCS music standards, but the company is considering whether or not to align to new CCS standards for the arts.|
|H & H Publishing||IND|
|Hamilton Troll Books||IND|
|Hands of a Child||IND|
|Hands-On English (Portico Books)||IND|
|Hands On Equations||EXP||At this point, Hands On Equations has only explicitly altered the content of its full-day workshops, not its actual materials. However, it has aligned those workshops to the CCS and is willing to align other materials in the future if it believes such changes will "provide the strongest possible program" for students.|
|Hands On Essays||IND|
|Hands on Homeschooling||IND|
|Handwriting for Kids||IND|
|Handwriting without Tears||COR||Handwriting without Tears advertises its correlation with the CCS.|
|Happy Phonics (Love to Learn)||IND|
|Happy Scientist, The||EXP||The Happy Scientist advertises its alignment with NGSS.|
(Houghton Mifflin Harcourt)
|EXP||Harcourt is a subsidiary of Houghton Mifflin Harcourt.|
|Harcourt Family Learning (Flash Kids)||COR||Though the Flash Kids (Harcourt Family Learning) workbooks were developed prior to the implementation of the CCS, Flash Kids promotes the use of its books in conjunction with CCS school materials. And the Flash Kids math workbooks are advertised as being “based on national teaching standards.”|
|Hardcore History (Dan Carlin)||IND|
|Hardie Grant Egmont||OTH||
Hardie Grant Egmont 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.
|Harding, Matthew Christian
(Zoe & Sozo Publishing)
|Harlan Institute, The||COR||The Harlan Institute's lesson plans “were not designed to be aligned with common core, but they are compatible.”|
Harmonica Academy 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.
|Harmonic Vision||COR||Harmonic Vision will correlate its material to the CCS by Fall 2015. After that, it will consider writing new material aligned to the initiative.|
|Harmony Fine Arts at Home||OTH||Harmony Fine Arts at Home 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.|
|HarperCollins Children's||IND EXP||HarperCollins Children's employs “freelance
educators from across the country to create [its]
teaching guides, author studies, and other activities to help teachers and parents use [its] trade books with children. [The] freelancers have recently been adding Common Core strands to the questions and activities included in the materials.” Thus, the literature itself has not been altered even though teaching resources
that accompany the books are aligned.
|Harp Lessons with Darlene||IND|
|Harvest House Publishers||IND|
|Harvest Time Partners||IND|
|Harvey Center, The||IND|
(Mott Media Publishing)
|Hasseler Publishing||IND||The author of the Hasseler Publishing materials also has a site (Paula's Archives) on which she recommends potentially aligned resources for general homeschool use. But the materials she writes, publishes, and sells via Hasseler are not aligned and are not dependent on the resources listed on the archive.|
|Have Fun Teaching||EXP||Have Fun Teaching advertises its alignment with the CCS.|
|Have Fun with History||IND|
Hawkes Learning does “not have immediate plans to alter [its] materials to align with Common Core Standards in the future. [It does] have a mapping [to CCS] of [its] course offerings to materials for those interested.”
|In addition to serving as a supplier/distributor, Hayes (Flipside) has also created its own product lines, which are listed separately in the Subject Area Project.|
Haywire Group advertises its correlation to the CCS via links on its For Educators page.
|Head First Labs||IND|
|Head for Home
(Houghton Mifflin Harcourt)
|IND||Though a majority of Houghton Mifflin Harcourt product lines are aligned with the CCS, its Head for Home resources remain independent of the initiative.|
|Headsprout||EXP||Headsprout's parent company advertises its alignment with the CCS.|
|Head Start||EXP||Head Start advertises its alignment with the CCS.|
|Headstrong Learning Center||IND||Among other resources, Headstrong Learning Center uses materials from PhonoGraphix, which has correlated – not aligned (changed for) – its resources to the CCS.|
|Headventure Land||IND||The publisher of Headventure Land reports that the “CCS does get mentioned in Writing and Rhetoric but simply as a reference - not in any way to support or use it to advertise.”|
|Health World||COR||Health World shows correlations to the CCS and NGSS on its lesson plans.|
|Heart of Dakota||IND||Plans written by Heart of Dakota (HOD) are independent of the CCS, and HOD does not include any resources that contain content written for the CCS.
However, HOD does recommend Singapore Math, which no longer has any versions that remian wholly independent of the CCS. HOD does use Singapore's correlated versions rather than the explicitly aligned ones, and in its guides for Ages 8-10, 9-11, 10-12, 11-13, and 12-14, it does suggest that alternative math programs may be used. But for Ages 5-7, 6-8, and 7-9, Singapore lessons from correlated versions are exclusively built into HOD's regular lesson plans; thus, while using those guides as written does not expose a child to explicitly aligned CCS math content, it does incorporate the use of resources from a company that endorses the CCS.
The HOD guides for high school again provide non-CCS math suggestions. But another connection to the CCS is the use of one Usborne book; however, it’s included in an optional book packet so it’s not actually required to complete the course. Also of note: the first high school package uses a BJU literature book and other packages incorporate Dave Ramsey's Foundations in Personal Finance and Purposeful Design's health book, all of which are correlated to the CCS. Correlated materials are not “explicitly aligned” so they do not contain CCS content, but companies that have chosen to correlate do support the CCS.
|Heart of Wisdom||IND|
|Hearts at Home||SUP|
|Heidi Songs||EXP||Heidi Songs “products were developed to specifically target and exceed [the common core] standards.”|
|Heifer International||EXP||Heifer International advertises that its lesson plans are aligned with the CCS.|
|Heinemann Raintree (Capstone)||EXP||Heinemann Raintree is an imprint of Capstone, which advertises its alignment with the CCS.|
|Heirloom Audio Productions||IND|
|HelloKids has not purposed to align or correlate any activities with the CCS. But it has “partnerships and licensing agreements with many brands” and could not give me the complete list of affiliates. Therefore, it's possible that some of the site's partners have CCS-aligned content.|
|Helping Hand, A
State History from a Christian
|Help Teaching||EXP||Help Teaching advertises its alignment with the CCS.|
|Help with Math (MathXpert)||IND|
|Henle Latin (Loyola Press)||IND|
|Henle Latin Online
|Heppner's Legacy Homeschool Resource||SUP|
|Here to Help Learning||IND|
|Hero Factor Games||IND|
|Hexco Academic||IND||Hexco Academic materials were written to help students prepare for the National Spelling Bee; the National Geographic Bee; the History Bee; the South Asian Bee; competitions of the North-South Foundation; and competitions of the University Interscholastic League (UIL), the Private School Interscholastic Association (PSIA), and the Texas Association of Private and Parochial Schools (TAPPS), all in Texas. If any of those competitions choose to align with the CCS, Hexco materials may adjust accordingly, but the current materials are not aligned or correlated.|
|Highbrow||ANC||Some Highbrow content providers are correlated to the CCS (i.e., Grammaropolis, The OrganWise Guys), and some (i.e., Steve Spangler) are explicitly aligned. We are in the process of checking with all the content providers.|
|Hickory Grove Press||IND|
|Higher Rock Education||IND|
|Higher Scores Test Prep||ANC||Given the nature of Higher Scores Test Prep, its “curriculum must reflect the new standardized exams that will be released in 2015 (ACT) and 2016 (SAT). To that end, they will be a reflection of Common Core inasmuch as the new tests are a reflection of that curriculum.”|
(Boyd Mills Press)
|COR||Highlights Magazines advertises its correlation to the CCS.|
|Hillsdale Academy Reference Guide||IND||The Hillsdale Academy Reference Guide actually lists materials from quite a few companies that have chosen since 2010 to align or correlate with the CCS (i.e., SRA, Delta, Evan-Moor, Zaner Bloser, Prentice Hall, etc.). However, the guide requires specific editions of each resource, all of which pre-date the CCS by several years (i.e., from the 1990s and early 2000s). If one uses the exact editions listed in the guide, there will be no connection to the CCS; however, if one would substitute current editions (i.e., 2010 or later), many resources would be either correlated or aligned to the CCS.|
|Hillsong Big Curriculum||IND|
|Hip Hughes History||COR||The producer of Hip Hughes History says that its “videos are...quite useful when using [the CCS].”|
|HippoCampus||COR||HippoCampus is a “free, open educational resource company that publishes high quality multimedia content in academic subjects from a number of sources - PhET, Khan Academy, NOAA, [its] own NROC content that [it] develop[s], plus the Art of Problem Solving, Dallas County Community College District, and SIATech.” It does not seek to purposely align its own materials (i.e., NROC), but does not know whether or not content from other providers is aligned. In terms of those outside providers, I am aware that Khan Academy, for one, is explicitly aligned, that NOAA is correlated, and the Art of Problem Solving is not aligned. However, HippoCampus does purpose to show correlations to the CCS and other standards for all of the resources on its site.|
|H.I.P. Pocket Change||EXP||H.I.P. Pocket Change links to CCS-aligned lesson plans.|
|History and Geography of the Bible Story||IND|
|History and Language Online||OTH||
History and Language Online has stated that it is not interested in sharing its position, either with me or with other individual parents.
|HistoryAnimated||IND||HistoryAnimated has no immediate plans to align or correlate with the CCS, but it may consider doing so in the future.|
|History at Our House||IND|
|History.net (Weider History Group)||IND|
|History of US, A||COR||Joy Hakim, the author of A History of US, is wary of national standardization, and her materials are currently not aligned. She is taking a “wait and see” approach to the standards for her materials’ main subject areas (history and science) so interested parties should check her position going forward after the CCS publishes those standards. Ms. Hakim did express concern about the CCS and resigned from a similarly named entity because she didn’t want to be incorrectly associated with the CCS. But on her website, she advertises the CCS endorsement of her materials, thus promoting correlations between her resources and the CCS.|
|History Scribe (The Homeschool Shop)||IND|
(Online Piano Lessons)
(Houghton Mifflin Harcourt)
|EXP||Holt McDougal is a subsidiary of Houghton Mifflin Harcourt.|
|Holt, Rinehart and Winston
(Houghton Mifflin Harcourt)
|EXP||Holt, Rinehart and Winston is a subsidiary of Houghton Mifflin Harcourt.|
|Holy Cow Science||IND|
|Home Art Studio||IND|
|Home Educational Resources||SUP|
|Home Education Resources||IND|
|Home Educator's Resource||SUP|
|Homegrown Preschooler, The||IND|
|Home Grown Programmers||IND|
|Home Learning Institute||COR||The Home Learning Institute advertises that its courses “support Common Core.”|
|Home Learning Year by Year||IND||Though the CCS did not exist when Home Learning Year by Year was first published, and the book's most recent edition came out in 2000, some of the providers mentioned in the book may have since chosen to align. Thus, readers seeking non-aligned resources should check out the CCS position of the entities discussed in Home Learning Year by Year.|
|Home Life Skills (Regina Hogsten)||IND|
|ANC||Home Preschool Program advertises its alignment with NAEYC and Head Start – which are correlated to and aligned with the CCS, respectively. It also partners with Mother Goose Time, which has ancillary connections to the CCS by virtue of its connection to NAEYC.|
|Homescholar Books||SUP||In addition to serving as a supplier/distributor,
Homescholar Books has also created its own curriculum product, Literary Lessons from the Lord of the Rings, which is listed separately in the database.
|HomeScholar, The (Lee Binz)||IND
|The HomeScholar's publications are independent of the CCS. However, Lee Binz regularly promotes other resources, some of which are aligned with or correlated to the CCS.|
|Homeschool Adventure Company||IND|
|Home School Books for Less||SUP|
|Homeschool Buyers Co-Op||SUP|
|Homeschool College USA||ANC||HC USA relies heavily on Saylor, which is explicitly aligned with the CCS, and uses a number of other aligned resources as well.|
|Homeschool Connection, The||IND||The Homeschool Connection provides some tutoring for public and private school students. However, it does not incorporate the CCS into programming for its homeschool students.|
|Homeschooled Kids Online||IND|
Homeschool Entrepreneur 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.
|Homeschool Freebie of the Day (Erskine Family)||IND|
|Homeschool Hackers (Crandall Coding)||IND|
|Homeschool Helper Online||OTH||
Homeschool Helper Online 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/NGSS.
|Homeschool Inspired Spanish||IND|
|HomeschoolingBooks.com||ANC||HomeschoolingBooks.com has indicated support for educational freedom and does not seek materials it sells based on any connection to CCS. However, it "has selected a few products from publishers who advertise that the materials support the [CCS]. In such cases, these materials were not selected for that reason but because the content fulfilled a specific need in a curriculum track." When in doubt, I suggest interested parties contact HomeschoolingBooks.com directly.|
|Homeschool in the Woods||IND|
|Homeschool Learning Network (HLN)||EXP||HLN has correlated all of its material with the CCS and has also added content where necessary to all areas except math in order to explicitly align with the CCS. For math, it contracts with an another vendor to provide supplements to its main curriculum so the math can also be aligned.|
|Homeschool Librarian utilizes Lexile measures in its reading level search function, and Lexile is aligned to the CCS. In addition, it makes note of books that are used as CCS exemplars.|
|HomeschoolLiterature.com||SUP||HomeschoolLiterature.com provides reviews of
books with homeschooled characters and/or
homeschooling themes, as well as books written by homeschoolers.
|IND||Homeschoolmath.net is a subsidiary of Math Mammoth, which has both independent and explicitly aligned books. Homeschoolmath.net does not contain any CCS content.|
|Homeschool Movie Club||OTH||
Homeschool Movie Club 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.
|HomeSchool Piano||IND||HomeSchool Piano follows the National Standards of Music Education standards, not the CCS.|
|Homeschool Programming, Inc.||IND||Homeschool Programming, Inc. explained its CCS position on its website (in a July 7, 2013 post).|
|Homeschool Radio Shows
|Home School Scholastics||IND|
|Homeschool Science Press||IND|
|Homeschool Scientist, The||IND|
Homeschool Scouting 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. I welcome any response it may choose to provide at some point in the future. However, I believe I've given ample opportunity for each to respond and will not be sending additional queries.
|Homeschool Spanish Academy||IND|
|Homeschool Spanish Curriculum||EXP||Homeschool Spanish Curriculum “is based on ACTFL worldwide readiness standards,” and ACTFL has chosen to incorporate the CCS for English language arts into its foreign language instruction practices.|
|homeschool-teachers.com||ANC||homeschool-teachers.com offers only AP
courses, which are not directly covered by the CCS because they are the equivalent of freshmen-level college courses. However, it's worth noting that all AP courses must be approved by the College Board and that the College Board is in the process of changing AP courses and tests “reconcile” AP with the CCS. In order to maintain College Board approval, homeschoolteachers.com will have to make related changes as well.
|Homeschool with MineCraft||IND|
|Home Science Tools||SUP|
|Home Spelling Words||IND||Home Spelling Words may choose to advertise that it can be used with the CCS, but it has not decided whether or not to do so at this time.|
Homeworkhelp.com 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.
|Honey for a Child's Heart
(and Honey for a Teen's Heart)
|IND||Honey for a Child's Heart and Honey for a Teen's Heart were both most recently updated in 2002, and Mrs. Hunt passed away in 2010. Though published by Zondervan, which is correlating some of its materials to the CCS, these titles have not been altered since 2002.|
|Honey Tree Books||SUP|
|Honour of Kings||IND|
|Hooda Math||EXP||Hooda Math advertises its alignment with the CCS.|
|Hooked on Phonics||COR||Hooked on Phonics had its “program evaluated by CCSS experts, who determined that” it “teaches and provides guided practice with the Common Core Foundational Reading skills.” Hooked on Phonics is also “working with [its] experts on a White Paper that outlines exactly which curriculum goals it teaches” and is “working with CCSS experts to [develop] apps to correlate to CCSS.”|
|Hooked on Science
(Beyond the Science Lab)
|COR||Hooked on Science advertises its correlations to the NGSS.|
|Horizons (Alpha-Omega)||IND||Alpha-Omega has purposed to avoid using any CCS-related resources when making any revisions to any of its product lines, including Horizons.|
|Horn Book, The||IND||The Horn Book provides lists of recommended children's books and sometimes blogs on education-related topics such as the CCS. But it does not promote the CCS.|
|Hot Peas 'n Butter||EXP||Hot Peas 'n Butter is in the process of updating its study guide to align with the CCS.|
|Hot Wheels Speedometry||COR||Hot Wheels Speedometry advertises that its “hands-on activities and in-depth lesson plans [are] mapped to state and national standards including Common Core State Standards (CCSS), Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS).”|
|Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Carmen San Diego Adventures in Math
Head for Home
Holt, Rinehart and Winston
Learning Company, The
Math in Focus
On Core Math
|Houghton Mifflin Harcourt (HMH) advocates for the CCS and advertises its alignment with the standards. Only a few HMH products - the 2009 version of Math in Focus, Avancemos!, Bien dit!, and Head for Home – are independent of the CCS. Other than that, HMH representatives have explained that the rest of its materials (or those of its subsidiaries) published/produced in 2010 or later are aligned.
Note that, though Saxon products are distributed by HMH, we list them separately for clarity's sake.
|House of Anansi (Groundwood Books)||ANC||Along with many literary works that are independent of the CCS, House of Anansi publishes a series of worksheet books that support JUMP Math, which either correlated or aligned depending on the version used.|
|Howard Hughes Medical Institute BioInteractive (HHMI)||COR||HHMI BioInteractive does not create content
specifically for the CCS/NGSS. However, it does make a point of showing how its materials - as written - correlate to both, as well as to International Baccalaureate.
|How Great Thou Art (Barry Stebbing)||IND|
|How Many Syllables||IND|
|How to Memorize the Periodic Table||IND||How to Memorize the Periodic Table is based in Australia and, thus, has no connection to the CCS/NGSS. And “unless [it begins] to receive queries from [its] customer base that this is important to them, [it] probably won't try to give the appearance of a correlation for the sake of marketing.”|
HowToSingSmarter opted not to provide information to me.
|HowtoSmile.org||COR||HowtoSmile.org doesn't create its own materials; instead, it collects and catalogs science- and math-related resources from a wide variety of sources. It does advertise which of the resources it has collected align with the CCS.|
|H.S.I. (Historical Scene Investiation)||IND||
H.S.I. doesn't “have any immediate plans to make any...changes or connections [in regards to CCS/NGSS/C3]. [It is] searching for funding to support a thorough review and updating of the site,” perhaps to include CCS/NGSS/C3, but [as of Spring 2017, it is] in a bit of a holding pattern.
|HSLDA's Curriculum Market||SUP|
|HSLDA Online Academy||IND
|Some regular classes offered by HSLDA Online Academy (formerly known as Patrick Henry Preperatory Academy) do not include any aligned books, but others utilize both correlated (i.e., Barron's, BJU, Usborne) and explicitly aligned (i.e., IXL, Longman) resources. Additionally, the academy offers a number of AP courses, and while those are not directly covered by the CCS because they are the equivalent of freshmen-level college courses, it's worth noting that all AP courses must be approved by the College Board and that the College Board is in the process of changing AP courses and tests to “reconcile” AP with the CCS. In order to maintain College Board approval, HSLDA Online Academy AP classes will have to make related changes as well.|
|HTML 101 for Kids||IND|
|HTMLcurriculum.com (IE Class)||IND|
(Joyful Heart Learning)
|Human Body Detectives||EXP||Human Body Detectives advertises that both its elementary- and secondary-level curricula are aligned with the CCS.|
|Most Hyperion (Hachette) titles have no connection to the CCS. However, one title - “the newly re-issued paperback version of The Words We Live By: Your Annotated Guide to the Constitution by Linda R. Monk” - is being marketed as a CCS exemplar text.|