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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|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).|
(formerly Minecraft Homeschool)
|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
|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
|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|
|Generation Joshua (HSLDA)||IND|
|Generations of Grace||IND|
|Generations of Virtue||IND
|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.|
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 may eventually choose to align its boxes with the CCS/NGSS/C3 but has no immediate plans to do so.
|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.
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 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.
(Andrew Rader Studios)
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.
|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.|
|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 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|
|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|
|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 “[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)
|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|
(Houghton Mifflin Harcourt)
|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|
|Golden Educational Center||IND|
|Golden Prairie Press (Amy Puetz)||IND|
(Pressman Toy Corporation)
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|
|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
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 Key, The||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)
|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.|
|Grannie Annie, The||COR||
“The Grannie Annie shows how [its] program correlates with Common Core standards in the area of English Language Arts.”
|Great Bible Race, The (Epic4D)||IND|
|Great Books Academy
|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
|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 Source Education Group, Inc.||IND
|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|
|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.|
|Groovy Lab in a Box||EXP||Groovy Lab in a Box advertises its alignment to the Next Generation Science Standards.|
|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.|
|GROW Publications||EXP||GROW Publications advertises its alignment with the CCS.|
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
|Growing with Grammar
(Jac Kris Publishing)
|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.).|
|GUM Drops Grammar||IND|
|Gus the Pilot Dog
(Paws Up! Publishing)