Master List for S


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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
Sacred Revolt/Princess Within IND
Saddleback Educational Publishing EXP Saddleback advertises its alignment with the CCS.
Sadlier-Oxford EXP
SailAway Learning and Academy IND SailAway acts as an “umbrella school” for homeschoolers nationwide, as needed. It leaves all curricular decisions up to individual parents.
Salem Ridge Press IND
Salsa (GBP Media) EXP

Salsa was written directly to the original version of the CCS.

Samson's Classroom IND
S&S Books for Young Readers

(Simon & Schuster)

COR

S&S Books for Young Readers titles are included among Simon & Schuster titles that support the CCS.

S&S Learning Materials

(On the Mark Press)

EXP S&S Learning advertises its alignment with the CCS.
Sarah and David Interactive IND
SAS Curriculum Pathways COR SAS Curriculum Pathways has not changed any of its existing resources to better align with CCS and has no plans to do so in the future. However, SAS does have resources to show how its materials correlate with the CCS (as well as other recognized state and national standards).
Sassafras Science (Elemental Science) IND
Saxon Grammar and Writing

(Saxon Homeschool)

COR Hake Publishing, the original creators of Saxon Grammar and Writing, advertises how its program correlates to the CCS.
Saxon Homeschool

Saxon Grammar and Writing

Saxon Math K-8

Saxon Math 9-12

Saxon Phonics & Spelling

Saxon Physics

IND

COR

Saxon Homeschool products are distributed by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt (HMH). However, though HMH generally promotes the CCS, Saxon Phonics & Spelling and Saxon Physics are independent of the CCS, while Saxon Grammar & Writing, Saxon Math K-8, and Saxon Math 9-12 are independent and correlated. Each specific product line is listed separately for clarity's sake; please refer to the note for each for details.
Saxon Math K-8

(Saxon Homeschool)

IND
COR
Saxon Math K-8 was originally produced by Saxon Publishers and was completed by authors Nancy Larson and Stephen Hake in 2004, well before the advent of the CCS. The primary titles for the homeschool version are Math K, Math 1, Math 2, and Math 3. The middle grades titles are Math 5/4, Math 6/5, Math 7/6, and Math 8/7, all of which are softcover. Though the books are now distributed by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt (HMH) and despite HMH's practice of labeling subsequent re-printings as new “editions,” Larson and Hake still maintain full control over the content of the textbooks and teacher's editions, and they have not allowed any changes to the contents of any of the homeschool books since they were first published.

Saxon Math for schools is the Harcourt Achieve 2008 and 2009 edition. The K-2 titles are unchanged from the earlier editions, but some (non-CCS related) content changes were made; additionally, titles for the other books were changed (to Intermediate 3, 4, 5 for Grades 3-5 and Course 1, 2, 3 for Grades 6-8). Then in 2012, HMH created supplemental materials (separate from the textbooks themselves) to correlate the K-8 material to the CCS. HMH also advertises that all of Saxon Math K-12 “provides deep, long-term mastery of the content and skills called for in the Common Core State Standards.”

Saxon Math 9-12

(Saxon Homeschool)

IND
COR
According to Stephen Hake, who wrote many of the Saxon Math K-8 titles and knows the history of the “Saxon Math story,” John Saxon's original high school books for homeschool - hardcover textbooks titled Algebra 1/2, Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Advanced Math, and Calculus (all with the traditional covers) - are still the same versions originally published by Saxon Publishers in 2004 and earlier. Though the books are now distributed by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt (HMH) and despite HMH's practice of labeling subsequent re-printings as new “editions,” there have been no changes to the contents of any of the original homeschool textbooks since they were published.

Saxon Math for schoolsincluding new high school books in Algebra 1, Geometry, and Algebra 2 - is the Harcourt Achieve 2008 and 2009 edition, none of which were authored by John Saxon, who died in 1996, even though they carry the Saxon imprint. However, even these books were completed before the advent of CCS, so the textbooks and teacher's editions were not created to align. That said, HMH has published detailed correlation guides for the K-8 titles and does advertise that all of Saxon Math K-12 “provides deep, long-term mastery of the content and skills called for in the Common Core State Standards.”

Saxon Phonics & Spelling

(Saxon Homeschool)

IND Though Saxon Phonics & Spelling and other Saxon Homeschool products are sold under the auspices of Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, which supports the CCS, Saxon Phonics & Spelling is independent of the initiative because the program has a pre-CCS (1998) copyright and has not been revised since its initial publication.
Saxon Physics (Saxon Homeschool) IND Though Saxon Physics and other Saxon Homeschool products are sold under the auspices of Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, which supports the CCS, Saxon Physics is independent of the initiative because the program has a pre-CCS (1995) copyright and has not been revised since its initial publication.
Saylor EXP Saylor coursework promotes the CCS.
Scaredy Cat Reading System

(Joyce Herzog)

IND
Schola Classical Tutorials IND
Scholars Online IND ANC Scholars Online is committed to maintaining its distinctive approach to classical Christian education and has no interest in aligning with the CCS. It does utilize textbooks from mainstream publishers, most of whom have now aligned, but the publication dates of most of its required textbook editions pre-date the CCS. I did, however, note the inclusion of a 2011 biology book published by Benjamin Cummings (a Pearson subsidiary) and a 2010 physics book by McGraw-Hill. I do not know if those particular texts have been aligned, but both parent companies are strong CCS proponents. Additionally, the aligned Geometer's Sketchpad is required for the

Scholars Online geometry course, and several Scholars Online courses are AP. AP courses are not directly covered by the CCS because they are the equivalent of freshmen-level college courses, but it's worth noting that all AP classes 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. Thus, in order to maintain College Board approval, the Scholars Online AP classes will have to make related changes as well

Scholastic EXP Scholastic was given grant money from the Gates Foundation for the purpose of aligning and advertises its alignment in dozens of imprints and subsidiaries, including its magazines (Action, DynaMath, Junior Scholastic, Let's Find Out, Math, The New York Times Upfront, Scholastic News, Science World, Scope, Storyworks, SuperScience, Weekly Reader).
Scholé Academy ANC Scholé Academy is a program operated by Classical Academic Press, which has some ancillary connections to the CCS.
Schoolaid

(Eastern Mennonite Publications)

IND
School Express IND
Schoolhouse Library IND
Schoolhouse Publishing SUP

IND

Though primarily a supplier/distributor, Schoolhouse Publishing also publishes Research in Increments, Apples Daily Spelling Drills, The Log, Caution for Boys, and Caution for Girls, which are independent of the CCS.
SchoolhouseTeachers.com IND
Schoolingmom Homeschool Spanish IND
Schoolkid.Ph OTH

Schoolkid.ph 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.

School Made Simple

AlphaBetter

CalcuLadder

ReadyWriter

IND
Schoolmasters Science SUP
School of Dragons OTH

School of Dragons 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.

School Sparks COR The publisher of School Sparks “[writes her] lessons without regard to the CCS and then note[s] the CCS that align with [a] lesson for those interested. In no way does the CCS dictate [her] plan.”
School Specialty Publishing

(American Education Publishers)

EXP School Specialty Publishing is part of Carson-Dellosa, which is CCS-aligned.
School Zone EXP School Zone advertises its alignment with the CCS.
Science2Discover IND
Science4Us EXP Science4Us advertises its alignment with the CCS.
Science Bits EXP
Science Bob COR Science Bob has “not altered [its] content as a result of CCS, [but it] will be [correlating its] content to CCS in the coming months so that teachers can use the connections if needed. [It does] not plan on changing content at this time but may as a result of the [correlations].”
Science Excursion IND
Science for High School

(Bridget Ardoin)

IND
ScienceFusion

(Houghton Mifflin Harcourt)

EXP ScienceFusion is aligned with the NGSS.
Science in the Beginning

(Dr. Jay Wile)

IND
Science Jim IND
Science Kids IND
Science Labs-in-a-Box (EKI) IND
Science Logic (Eva Varga) IND
Science Monster IND
Science, Naturally! COR Science Naturally! does not actually have documents to show its correlation with the CCS/NGSS. However, it clearly advertises that it knows it matches the CCS/ NGSS in significant ways and uses those connections as a selling point.
ScienceNetLinks EXP ScienceNetLinks includes dozens of CCS-aligned lessons.
Science News for Students IND
Science Shepherd IND
Science Spot, The COR The owner of The Science Spot teaches in Illinois, which has “adopted NGSS. [Thus, she is] working [during Summer 2016] to add connections for each lesson to those standards. However, the majority of [her] lessons are based on key concepts that apply to a variety of science content areas. [She]I will [be] adding a list of key concepts as well to help teachers in other states and situations adapt the lessons to meet their needs regardless of the content standards they are using (or required to use).”
Science with Me! IND
Science Wiz COR Science Wiz “titles largely 'align' with the [Next Generation Science Standards],” the CCS for science. Content has not been changed, though, so this is actually correlation to the NGSS.
Science Zone (Ben Roy) IND
Scientific Learning COR Scientific Learning advertises its correlations to the CCS.
Sciexperience.com (Lainna Callentine) IND
Scinch COR Scinch “[provides] information about which CCS concepts [its] already prepared kits cover for the interested parent.”
SciShow IND
SciShow Kids IND
ScootPad EXP ScootPad is endorsed by Bill Gates' EdSurge website as aligned with the CCS and also advertises its alignment.
Scott Foresman (Pearson) EXP Scott Foresman is a Pearson product line; Pearson is a proponent of the CCS.
Scratch EXP Scratch advertises its alignment with the CCS.
Scribner (Simon & Schuster) COR

Scribner books are included among Simon & Schuster titles that support the CCS.

Scripps National Spelling Bee IND Scripps has not made any decisions about CCS alignment. It may consider a connection to CCS at some point, but has no current plans to do so.
Scripture Adventures IND
Scripture Memory Fellowship IND
Scripture Talk Ministries IND
Scripture Truth Book Company SUP
ScriptureTyper IND
Sea Scouts, B.S.A. IND
Secondary Solutions EXP Secondary Solutions advertises its alignment with the CCS.
Second Harvest Curriculum / UsedHomeschoolBooks.com SUP
Second Story Books SUP
Secret Keeper Girl (Pure Freedom) IND
Seed-Balls IND Seed-Balls is not currently correlated or aligned to the CCS or NGSS and has no immediate plans to do so. However, it would like to make some alignments in the future.
See Hear Do Company, The EXP The author of The See Hear Do Company materials is not revising her previously-written books for the CCS. But when teaching her students, she doesreview [her] copy of the [common core] standards often to be sure [she is] meeting the objectives outlined.” And she “[uses her] printed copy of the common core standards and keep[s] it near [her] desk when writing each...activity” in a new math book she is creating.
See-n-Read ColorTAG Study Recall System COR See-n-Read ColorTAG advertises how it correlates with the CCS.
See-n-Spell COR See-n-Spell advertises how it correlates with the CCS.
See the Light IND
SelectSoft IND
Semple Math OTH Semple Math was contacted multiple times - at least seven (via email and also by phone) 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.
Sense-Lang.org IND
Sensory University SUP
SEN Teacher IND
Sequential Spelling (AVKO Foundation) IND
Serra, Michael

Discovering Geometry

Mathercise

Patty Paper Geometry

Pirate Math

Smart Moves

What's Wrong with This Picture

COR

EXP

The 5th Edition of Michael Serra's Discovering Geometry is aligned with the CCS, but previous editions of that book will not be changed. His other books will not be revised for the CCS, but Mr. Serra does note how his books correlate to the CCS.
Sesame Street EXP Sesame Street has written nearly 400 CCS-aligned lesson plans, which it offers as resource partner on the American Federation of Teachers website, sharemylesson.
SETCLAE (African American Images) COR The SETCLAE “teacher’s manual... indicate[s] how SETCLAE [correlates} itself with Common Core in Language Arts and Social Studies.”
Seton Home Study IND Seton utilizes Modern Curriculum Press (MCP) for some math, geography, and vocabulary. However, it currently uses editions from 1994, 2003, and 2005, which are not CCS-aligned (aligned versions would be copyrighted 2010 or later). Additionally, Seton suggests some aligned materials – from Math-U-See and Spectrum – as math “supplements,” but none are required for actual course completion.
Seterra IND
Seussville OTH Seussville was contacted multiple times - at least seven (via email and also through Facebook) 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.
Sevenstar Academy OTH

ANC

Sevenstar Academy opted not to provide information to me, indicating instead a desire to speak only with individual parents about its position relative to the CCS/NexGen.

However, we do know that Sevenstar Academy does offer Advanced Placement (AP) classes. And, though AP classes are not directly covered by the CCS because they are the equivalent of freshmen-level college courses, it's worth noting that all AP classes 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, the AP classes offered by Sevenstar Academy will have to make related changes as well.

Shakespeare in Bits (MindConnex) IND Shakespeare in Bits may consider creating CCS

correlations if it finds a customer demand for such a product, but it has no plans to do so at this time.

ShatterPoint Entertainment IND
Shekinah Homeschool Books SUP
ShelSilverstein.com COR ShelSilverstein.com, the author's website, offers a teaching guide correlating his books to the CCS.
Shepherd Press SUP
Shepherd's Treasure, The IND
Sheppard Software IND EXP Sheppard Software does “not plan to change any past materials to align with the CCS - however [it] will consider the CCS when creating future content” because the public schools are its primary market. Some of the CCS-aligned products may be labeled as such, but the company's plans for that are now only tentative.
Shiller Math IND

ANC

Most Shiller Math resources are independent of common core. However, it offers SAT/ACT test preparation courses, and since those tests are aligned with the CCS, those courses reflect CCS content.
Shine Brite Kids IND
Shining Dawn Books IND
Shining for Jesus IND
Shirley's Preschool Activities IND
shmoop EXP shmoop advertises that it has “thousands of resources aligned to the Common Core.”
Shormann Math IND
Shorter Word, The

(King Alfred's English)

IND
Short Vowel Phonics IND
Show What You Know Publishing EXP Show What You Know advertises its alignment with the CCS.
Shurley English IND EXP Products from Shurley English labeled Shurley English Homeschooling are not aligned and will remain as such. Shurley's older public school versions (with 1997, 1998, 2007 copyrights) will also remain unaligned, though only limited quantities remain available. The 2013 public school version is explicitly aligned.
Sight and Sound Reading IND Sight and Sound Reading is committed to remaining unaligned with the CCS. It may decide at some point to show correlations for those interested but has no immediate plans to do so.
Sight Phonics IND
SightWords COR SightWords “cross-references to...the Common Core State Standards with each activity in [its] Phonemic Awareness curriculum.”
Signal Media Publishers IND Signal Media products are not aligned with or correlated to the CCS; instead, they are correlated to the TEKS Grade 8 standards.
Signing Savvy IND
Signing Time (Two Little Hands) IND
Sign It! IND Sign It! is produced by the creators of Signing Time, which is independent of the CCS.
Sign Language 101 IND
Silver Burdett Ginn (Pearson) EXP Silver Burdett Ginn is a Pearson product line; Pearson is a proponent of the CCS.
Silverdale Press IND Silverdale Press is unsure if it will choose to align with CCS/NGSS/C3, but has no current plans to do so.
Silver Moon Spelling Rules

(READ Learning Educational Services)

IND
Simon and Barklee, Inc. OTH

Simon and Barklee, Inc. 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.

Simon & Schuster

Aladdin

Atheneum Books for Young Readers

McElderry

S&S Books for Young Readers

Scribner

COR Simon & Schuster advertises its correlation to the CCS.
Simple Daily Devotions for Children or the Family IND
Simple Schooling Classroom IND
Simple Solutions IND

EXP

Simple Solutions does not specify particular standards for its phonics and study skills resources, and uses Ohio's New Learning Standards for its Ohio Studies material. It offers both CCS-aligned and non-CCS options for math and grammar, and only CCS-aligned resources in reading, science, and social studies.
Simply Charlotte Mason IND SCM publishes over 100 of its own products, all of which are independent of the common core. It also publishes a curriculum guide that makes resource suggestions for families who want to build their own courses of study. That guide contains some suggestions for resources that have recently aligned with the CCS (i.e., Math-U-See, 2nd Edition Right Start Math). However, independent options are also listed.
Simply Coding IND
Simply Fun EXP
Simply Grammar IND
Simply Music IND
Singapore English IND Though much of the Singapore Math program is either correlated to or aligned with the CCS, Singapore English is not and will not become aligned or correlated because the company views it as supplemental material, not “core” curriculum.
Singapore Math

Dimensions (Discovering) Mathematics Common Core Series

Discovering Mathematics Additional Mathematics

Discovering Mathematics 1st Edition

Earlybird Kindergarten Standards Edition

Essential Math

New Elementary Mathematics

Primary Mathematics Common Core Edition

Primary Mathematics Standards Edition

Primary Mathematics US Edition

IND COR EXP Singapore's Essential Math (for kindergarten) and Primary Mathematics US Edition are not aligned. Discovering Mathematics Additional Mathematics, Discovering Mathematics 1st Edition, Earlybird Kindergarten Standards Edition, New Elementary Mathematics, and Primary Mathematics Standards Edition are correlated. Primary Mathematics Common Core Edition and Dimensions (Discovering) Mathematics Common Core Series are explicitly aligned.
Singapore Science IND Though much of the Singapore Math program is either correlated to or aligned with the CCS, Singapore Science is not aligned or correlated. It is based only on the science taught in the country of Singapore.
Singing Coach IND
Singing Turtle Press IND Though Singing Turtle Press may choose in the future to show correlations to the CCS (that decision has not yet been made), it will never alter its program's content to purposely align.
Sing 'n Learn SUP
Sing 'n Speak Spanish IND
Sing, Spell, Read & Write

(Sue Dickson)

IND Both Sue Dickson, the creator of Sing, Spell, Read & Write, and Pearson, the publisher, insist that neither the 1998 nor the 2004 editions will be aligned. Pearson is a major proponent of the CCS, but Ms. Dickson owns the copyright to the materials.
SIRS (ProQuest K-12) EXP SIRS is the “Common Core Approved” search engine being promoted as the preferred reference for use in common core compliant schools.
Sitton Spelling and Word Skills (EPS/School Specialty) COR Sitton advertises its correlation to the CCS.
SketchBox IND
SketchUp IND
Skillastics IND

EXP

The Skillastics Fitivities program is independent of the CCS; everything else is aligned.
skilledup IND

EXP

skilledup courses are primarily designed for adult learners and, thus, are not directly connected to the CCS. However, because skilledup simply curates courses from literally hundreds of disparate providers, we highly recommend that those considering a skilledup course contact the particular course provider to ascertain its definitive stance on the CCS. It should also be noted a few skilledup courses – less than a dozen – do appear to provide direct instruction in how to implement the CCS.
Skoolbo EXP Skoolbo advertises its alignment with the CCS.
SKrafty Homeschool Minecraft IND
SkWids EXP SkWids advertises its alignment with the CCS.
Skyhorse Publishing IND
Skylight Publishing IND Skylight offers computer science and AP Calculus books. Although many AP courses will be “reconciled” with the CCS, this does not appear to include calculus; thus, Skylight's AP Calculus materials will not be changed in relation to the CCS.
Sky Lights IND
Slavin, Stephen (Wiley) IND
Sleeping Bear Press IND
Slim Goodbody IND

COR

Slim Goodbody health materials are independent of the CCS, but its math programs are correlated to the initiative.
Slow and Steady Get Me Ready IND Slow and Steady Get Me Ready was published in 2002, well before the development of the CCS. The author recently died so the book will remain as it is for as long as it remains in print.
Smarr Publishers IND
Smart First Graders IND
Smart Kids Launchpad (Dave Ramsey) IND Dave Ramsey's curricular materials (Foundations in Personal Finance) are correlated to the CCS, but Smart Kids Launchpad is a non-curricular supplement so it is neither correlated or aligned.
SmartKidz Media IND
SmartTutor EXP SmartTutor advertises its alignment with the CCS.
Smarty Games IND
SmithHand Writing Methods IND
Snap! Learning EXP Snap! Learning advertises its alignment with the CCS.
Sneak on the Lot EXP Sneak on the Lot advertises that its “curriculum aligns with the national Common Core standards in every way.”
Soaring with Spelling

(Jac Kris Publishing)

IND
Sofatutor.com EXP Sofatutor “content is [currently] aligned with the Common Core Standards for Algebra 1 math, in terms of what students are directed to learn to achieve [CCS] standards, but the 'order process' of learning on [its] platform is not directly linked to [CCS] standards. ...Common Core Standard Shortcuts for each video [are located] at the end of the description text below the Video. ...[Sofatutor plans] to produce [other CCS aligned] content...”
SoftSchools EXP
Sokikom EXP Sokikom advertises “deep alignment” with the CCS.
Sola Scriptura Studies IND
Soli Deo Gloria Resources IND
Solimar Academy IND Solimar Academy “completely customize[s] for the learning needs of each child.”
SolUt Press IND
Sonbeams IND
Songs for Saplings IND
Songs for Teaching EXP Songs for Teaching advertises its alignment with the CCS.
Songs That Teach (Sara Jordan) COR Songs that Teach advertises its correlation to the CCS.
Sonlight ANC Materials written by Sonlight itself are not aligned. However, the company does incorporate into its packages some materials from companies that have aligned content (i.e., EPS). It is possible to substitute non-aligned materials for aligned ones because Sonlight's packages are customizable, but a parent will have to know about unaligned alternatives to do so. I suggest that interested parties study the website and consider calling the company to make non-aligned substitutions.
SonLight Education Ministry IND SonLight Education Ministry is a different entity than the well-known Sonlight curriculum, which is listed elsewhere on the database.
Sound Bytes Reading IND
Sound Foundations IND
Southern Baptist Academy, The

(Learning by Grace)

ANC The Southern Baptist 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).
Southeast Academy IND Southeast Academy uses Alpha-Omega (AOP) products throughout its programming. AOP is independent of the CCS.
Southern Science Supply SUP
Southwestern Advantage

(SW Advantage) and affiliated materials/websites

EXP SW Advantage advertises its alignment with the CCS.
So Verbose Online Writing IND
Sower Series, The

(Mott Media Publishing)

IND
Space Engineers

(Keen Software House)

IND
Space Scouts IND
Spalding Education International COR Spalding Education International advertises its correlation to the CCS.
Spanish Clicks

(Croghan Language Academy)

IND
Spanish for You IND
Spanish is Fun

(AMSCO School Publications)

IND Though AMSCO has aligned its math, language arts, and science (to-date), its foreign language programs such as Spanish is Fun are not aligned since CCS documents for foreign language study do not (yet) exist.
Spanish with a Mission IND
Sparketh EXP Sparketh has “been building [its] courses for National [Core] Art Standards,” which are an iteration of the CCS for the arts.
Sparkle Stories IND
SparkNotes OTH

SparkNotes 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

Sparticl COR Sparticl advertises that it “provides content that covers the Disciplinary Core Ideas of the Next Generation Science Standards.”
Speakaboos COR Speakaboos acknowledges that it matches some of the CCS but is “not building [its] content explicitly around” the initiative.
Spectrum

(American Education Publishers)

EXP Spectrum is one of many Carson-Dellosa product lines; Carson-Dellosa is aligned.
Speech Mama, The WAIT
Speech Tails IND
Speed! (Highhill Education) IND
Speed Reading 4 Kids IND
Speedy Spanish (Bechtel Books) IND
Spel-Lang Tree, The IND
Spell by Color (Jett Games) IND
Spell Drill (N.I.N.E. Enterprises, Inc.) IND
Spelling City (SpellingVocabularyCity) COR Spelling City is closely associated with entities that are aligned or correlated and has been praised by those in favor of the CCS. It also advertises its correlations with the CCS and is the creator of an explicitly aligned science curriculum, Science4Us.
Spelling Help Online IND As a British entity, Spelling Help Online has no connections to the CCS. However, it's been brought to my attention that visitors to the website may see ads including some for CCS-related items – prominently displayed on the home page. It must be noted, though, that these ads are not chosen by the creator of Spelling Help Online; rather, they are randomly placed on the site by an app enabled on many websites.
Spelling Monster (DesireLife Software) IND Spelling Monster is independent of the CCS, but its developer has considered “creating other apps specifically to align with Common Core Standards that would both evolve with and follow the child [through K-12] education.”
Spelling Power IND
Spelling Scholar EXP
Spelling Training IND
Spelling-Words-Well.com COR Spelling-Words-Well.com advertises its correlations to the CCS on “about 30 out of 250+ existing pages.”
Spelling Workout IND In a telephone conversation, a representative from Modern Curriculum Press/Pearson said that Spelling Workout is not aligned, and I don't have evidence to the contrary. However, readers must be aware that Pearson is a major advocate of the CCS.
Spelling You See

(The Reading Doctor, Inc.)

IND Though marketed by Demme Learning, which has aligned products (i.e., Math-U-See), Spelling You See was created by The Reading Doctor and is not connected to the CCS.
Spelling Zone (Personal Best Academy) IND
Spellodrome IND
Spell to Write and Read IND
Spencerian Penmanship

(Mott Media Publishing)

IND
Sphero COR

Sphero advertises its correlations to the CCS and NGSS.

Spilling the Ink IND
Spinlight Studio IND
Spiral Scouts International OTH

Spiral Scouts International 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.

Spizzirri Press IND
Splash Math EXP Splash Math advertises its alignment with the CCS.
SproutBox IND
Sproutville (4Soils) IND
SQUILT IND
Square Panda EXP
SRA (Scientific Research Associates) (McGraw-Hill) EXP SRA is a McGraw-Hill product, which advertises SRA's alignment with the CCS.
Stack the Deck IND Stack the Deck is no longer being published, though some copies may still be available until inventory runs out.
Stamps Teach

(The American Philatelic Society)

OTH

Stamps Teach replied to my queries indicating that it needs more time to formulate an official position in regards to the CCS/NGSS. It has promised to get back to me when it is able to provide information about how it will proceed.

Standard Deviants Accelerate

(Cerebellum Corporation)

IND

ANC

Some Standard Deviants classes are Advanced Placement (AP), which has ancillary connections with the CCS. But non-AP Standard Deviants material is independent of the initiative.

In terms of the program's AP preparation courses, AP classes are not directly covered by the CCS because they are the equivalent of freshmen-level college courses. But it's worth noting that all AP classes 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, the AP classes offered by Standard Deviants will have to make related changes as well.

Standard Publishing IND
Stand to Reason (Brett Kunkle) IND
Starfall COR Though the Starfall website says it is “aligned” to the CCS, site content has not been changed. Starfall is actually correlated, not explicitly aligned, according to my definitions.
Starline Press IND Starline Press is correlated to pre-CCS California state standards.
Start ASL IND
StarToaster (Orphs of the Woodlands) IND
Startwrite IND
StarWalk KidsMedia EXP StarWalk advertises its alignment with the CCS.
Star Wars in the Classroom OTH

Star Wars in the Classroom was contacted multiple times over the course of several months and did not provide a response to my query questions. 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.

Stebbing, Barry (How Great Thou Art) IND
Steck Vaughn

(Houghton Mifflin Harcourt)

EXP Steck Vaughn is an imprint of Houghton Mifflin Harcourt.
Steps (formerly Connect the Thoughts) IND
Steps Reading Classes IND
Step Up to Writing EXP The current (Fourth Edition) of Step Up to Writing advertises its alignment with the CCS.
Sterling Children's Books OTH

Sterling Children's Books 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.

Stern Math COR Stern Math was developed beginning in the 1940s and has not been changed at all in order to align. However, the company is producing charts to show how what they've always done happens to correlate with the CCS.
Stevenson Reading COR Stevenson Reading explains how its program matches aspects of the CCS.
Steve Spangler Science EXP Steve Spangler Science advertises its alignment with the CCS.
Steward Ship Unit Studies IND Steward Ship does include resources from some correlated companies (i.e., Usborne, Crabtree, Dover). However, books from those or other companies are merely suggestions and are not required to successfully complete the unit studies.
Stinky Kid Math COR Stinky Kid Math advertises that content can all be tied directly back to state and common core standards.”
Stinky Kids IND Stinky Kids may choose to align or correlate with the CCS in the future, but has no immediate plans to do so.
ST Math (MIND Research Institute) EXP ST Math is endorsed by Bill Gates' EdSurge website as aligned with the CCS.
Stoa Christian Homeschool Speech and Debate IND
Stock Market Companion COR Stock Market Companion has definite plans to correlate to the social studies/economics CCS when they are published.
Stock Market Game, The EXP
Stone Arch Books (Capstone) EXP Stone Arch Books is an imprint of Capstone, which advertises its alignment with the CCS.
Stone Soup Magazine IND Stone Soup Magazine “would like to align [its] materials with the Common Core, but [it just doesn't] have the bandwidth to do that right now.”
Stone Tablet Press IND Stone Table Press may choose to create a correlation chart during the summer of 2014, but has not yet decided for sure if it will do so.
Storey Publishing IND
Stories with Holes IND The actual Stories with Holes program is independent of the CCS. However, some aligned books by other authors are sold on the Stories with Holes website.
Stories without End IND
StoryBots EXP

StoryBots advertises that it is “Common Core-aligned.”

Storyline Online IND
Storynory IND
Story of the World, The

(Peace Hill Press)

IND It should be noted that, while the Story of the World texts have not been aligned, the SOTW activity books do make regular references to Usborne encyclopedic texts for supplementation, and many Usborne titles are correlated to the CCS. The Usborne texts are not required to complete the activities so SOTW appropriately remains on this list of resources independent of the CCS, but SOTW users should be aware of possible CCS correlation in the Usborne supplements.
Story Place IND Story Place has no plans to align or correlate with the CCS. It is seeking a grant in order to incorporate the Every Child Ready to Read program for birth to Age 5, but that is the extent to which the content will be changed.
Story Time for Me OTH Story Time for Me 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.
Stossel in the Classroom COR Stossel in the Classroom is working to add a search function to its website so those required to justify that their lessons correlate with the CCS can use the Stossel resources. However, it will include the following statement with its correlation tool: "To assist teachers who are required to teach based on Common Core standards or other state standards, we are providing this tool to help you identify which of our materials meet the various standards in your state. This should in no way be construed as endorsement of Common Core or other state standards by Stossel in the Classroom."
Straight Talk (NATHHAN) IND
Stratton House Science IND
Stress Free Kids IND
Strings Around the World IND
StrongMind (FlipSwitch) EXP StrongMind (FlipSwitch), which advertises its alignment with the CCS, is not available to individual homeschooling families. However, arrangements can be made to use it within homeschool associations/co-ops of 50 or more families.
Structural Reading (Stern) COR Structural Reading was created in the 1940s by the author of Stern Math. As with the math, the current publisher has not changed a thing in order to align with CCS, but is creating charts to show how the program happens to correlate.
Struggling Reader, The IND
StrugglingReaders.com COR Correlations to the CCS are listed in the books published by StrugglingReaders.com.
St. Thomas Aquinas Academy ANC

Though St. Thomas Aquinas Academy incorporates many resources that are independent of the CCS into its program, it also includes material from several companies that are correlated (i.e., Draw Write Now, Explode the Code, Handwriting Without Tears, Usborne) and explicitly aligned (i.e., Loyola Press, Math-U-See, Paideia, Pearson).

Student Handouts EXP Student Handouts advertises its alignment with the CCS.
Student News Daily IND
Student of the Word IND
Student Statesmanship Institute (SSI) IND
Studies Weekly EXP Studies Weekly advertises its alignment with the CCS.
Study Dog EXP Study Dog advertises its alignment with the CCS.
Study Island (edmentum) EXP Study Island advertises its alignment with the CCS.
StudyLadder COR StudyLadder has not adapted its material to the CCS, but its website has a section where those who need to follow the standards can find material that would be appropriate for teaching that outcome. The site contains many CCS-correlated activities because the program is used by thousands of public school teachers, but parents can bypass those resources if they’d prefer to use non-aligned materials.
Study Starters (The Homeschool Shop) IND
Success Reading IND
Sue Larkey WAIT
Sukey's Circle (Sukey Molloy) IND
Sumdog EXP Sumdog advertises its alignment with the CCS.
Summer Bridge (Carson-Dellosa) EXP

Summer Bridge is a Carson-Dellosa brand; Carson-Dellosa is aligned with the CCS.

Summit Ministries IND Current editions of Summit 's curriculum products are not correlated or aligned. However, Summit has not yet decided whether or not it will correlate or align future editions.
Sunday School Center IND
Sunday School Network IND
Sunflower Education COR Sunflower Education advertises that most of its material is “correlated to national educational standards issued by the National Council for the Social Studies, the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics, the National Resource Council, [and] the International Reading Association/National Council of Teachers of English,” all of whom have altered or adapted their standards to align with the CCS.
Sunshine Learning Center Online IND
Sunya Publishing OTH

Sunya Publishing 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.

Supercharged Science COR Supercharged Science advertises its correlation to the NGSS.
Super Cool Art IND
Super Duper Publications EXP Super Duper Publications advertises its alignment with the CCS.
Superkids EXP Superkids advertises its alignment with the CCS.
Superlinks Accelerated Learning & Reading Instruction Center

(National Reading Diagnostics Institute/ Keys Learning)

COR Superlinks advertises its correlation to the CCS.
Super Simple Learning OTH

Super Simple Learning 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.

Super Star Speech IND
Super Teacher Worksheets COR Super Teacher Worksheets is “not going to alter [its] worksheets, learning centers, or any of [its] printable content. However, [it is] going to include a link next to each file that states which common core standards are met by each worksheet.”
Surprise Ride OTH

Surprise Ride 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.

SwedishPod101 OTH

SwedishPod101 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.

Switcheroozoo IND As an Australia-based company, Switcheroozoo is unfamiliar with the CCS and, thus, has made no effort to align its content.
Switched-On Schoolhouse

(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 Switched-On Schoolhouse (SOS).
Sword Study Series

(The Shelby Kennedy Foundation)

IND
Sycamore Academy IND

ANC

Sycamore Academy provides a comprehensive program in all content areas. Its online program utilizes Alpha-Omega's Switched-On Schoolhouse, which is independent of the CCS. And, though its text-based program includes a large amount of unaligned material (ACE, Rod & Staff), it also includes some explicitly aligned resources (i.e., Spectrum, SRA, etc.).
Sylvan Learning EXP Sylvan Learning advertises its alignment with the CCS.
Systematic Math IND

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