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 has created CCS-specific series.
Galore Park Educational Publishers IND Galore Park is designed to meet educational standards in the United Kingdom (UK).
GameED Academy

(formerly Minecraft Homeschool)

IND
Gamequarium SUP
Gamewright IND
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 COR Gareth Stevens advertises its correlations to the CCS.
Garlic Press EXP Some Garlic Press resources are currently aligned with the CCS; others will likely be aligned in the future.
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: 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.”.  
GEMS Girls' Clubs IND
Gemtopia WAIT
Generation Joshua (HSLDA) IND
Generations of Grace IND
Generations of Virtue IND

SUP

The Generations of Virtue's store is linked to the Christian Book Distributors (CBD) website and offers materials relevant to its purpose from other publishers. That material all appears to be independent of the CCS, but CBD as a whole does sell resources from many providers, some of which have connections to the CCS/NGSS/C3.
Genesis Curriculum IND

The author of Genesis Curriculum is also the owner of Easy Peasy All in One Homeschool and Easy Peasy All in One High School, which do have ancillary connections to the CCS. Genesis Curriculum was created separately from those programs and is independent of the CCS.

Genesis Science Network IND
genius box IND

genius box may eventually choose to align its boxes with the CCS/NGSS/C3 but has no immediate plans to do so.

Genius Games WAIT
Gentle Feast, A IND

A Gentle Feast does “include science guides from Sabbath Mood [H]omeschool,” which is correlated to (not explicitly aligned with) the NGSS. Thus, while Sabbath Mood was not written for the NGSS and does not include direct NGSS content, it does endorse the initiative.

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.”

Geo-Centric Learning COR Geo-Centric Learning advertises its correlation with the CCS.
Geoblox COR Geoblox advertises its correlation to the NGSS.
GeoDeo Educational Resources IND
Geography Now OTH

Geography Now was 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.

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.

GeoGuessr IND
GeoMatters 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 and advertises its alignment with the CCS.
GeoMotion TV COR

GeoMotion TV advertises that “the Common Core Standards that apply to each lesson”... are available via the “activity sheets for each activity.”

George Washington University Online High School, The EXP The George Washington University Online High School is “powered by K12,” which is explicitly aligned with the CCS.
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 Latin 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.”
Gifted Homeschoolers Forum (GHF) IND
GiftedandTalented.com EXP
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.”
Giles Frontier, The WAIT
Girl Scouts COR Girls Scouts advertises its correlation to 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 Press ANC Global Press materials were written to help students prepare for the National Geographic Bee. Since the Bee itself has chosen to align with the CCS, Global Press materials have been adapted accordingly.
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 materialsand at least three lines of aligned materials. 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.”

Go Fish Resources IND
Go Math!

(Houghton Mifflin Harcourt)

EXP
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."
God's Little Explorers IND
God's World News IND
Godstruck Ministries 4 Kids IND
GoEd SUP
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.

Good and the Beautiful, The (Jenny Phillips) IND

"This course does not follow Common Core standards. This course strives to teach everything moral and sound that is being taught in public schools while going above and beyond many public school standards, but not necessarily in the same order. ...Common core is not even a consideration in any of our curriculum. However, because our curriculum is incredibly thorough, it does naturally cover everything that is in our opinion 'moral and sound.'"

Good Life Careers IND
Good Steward Books SUP
Good Year Books EXP Titles published by Good Year Books prior to the development of the CCS (i.e., before 2010) have been correlated to the standards, and resources written since 2010 are being written to the standards (i.e., explicitly aligned).
Gospel According to Creation IND
Gospel Light IND
Grace & Truth Books SUP
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).
Grade Spelling (Big IQ Kids) COR Grade Spelling is a basic version of SpellingClassroom.com, which advertises that it “is a resource that supports CCSS initiatives.”
Grammar and More

(Portico Books)

IND
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
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
Grammar Punk EXP
Grammar Revolution COR Grammar Revolution advertises that its documentary “movie helps teachers meet the...Common Core English Language Arts Standards.”
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.
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.
Grand Central Publishing COR Grand Central Publishing provides educator guides correlated to the CCS.
Grandview Publishing IND
Grannie Annie, The COR

The Grannie Annie shows how [its] program correlates with Common Core standards in the area of English Language Arts.”

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 COR The Great Books Foundation advertises its correlations to the CCS.
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. IND
Great Leaps 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 simply redirects to HMH. Thus, Great Source Education Group's status in regards to CCS/NGSS/C3 is obviously the same as that of HMH.
Greathall Productions (Jim Weiss) IND
Greek 'n' Stuff IND
Greek for Everyone IND
Green Kid Crafts IND
Green Teacher 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.
Greenwood Farm IND
Groovy Lab in a Box EXP Groovy Lab in a Box advertises its alignment to the Next Generation Science Standards.
Groundwood Books IND

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 is either correlated or aligned depending on the version used.
Group Publishing IND
GROW Publications EXP GROW Publications advertises its alignment with the CCS.
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 Book by Book IND

Growing Book by Book “share[s] best literacy practices that are developmentally appropriate based on research and [the author's] own personal educational experience. [She does] not focus on or endorse the CCS” there. However, she does “[note] items that [correlate] with a component of CCS on [her] Teachers Pay Teachers [page].”

Growing Hands-On Kids ANC

Growing Hands-On Kids promotes Fundanoodle resources, and Fundanoodle is explicitly aligned with the CCS.

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.”
Gryphon House EXP Gryphon House how many of its products are “tied to the Common Core State Standards.”
Guest Hollow ANC Along with many resources that are independent of the CCS and quite a bit of literature, the Guest Hollow programs incorporate resources from some aligned companies (i.e., DK, Evan-Moor, CK-12, BrainPop, etc.).
Guidance Systems

(Cerebellum Corporation)

IND
Guilt-Free Homeschooling IND
GUM Drops Grammar IND
Gus the Pilot Dog

(Paws Up! Publishing)

IND

 

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