I first started homeschooling I was reluctant to purchase a complete
curriculum because my son was much higher than grade level for reading
and math, but not for writing. I wouldn't have been sure what grade
level to purchase and didn't want to waste money.
then I have realized that a complete curriculum would not fit my
personality to change things and personalize my children's education.
I know I would end up adapting things, so why pay for something
that I will end up changing any way?
came across A2 Accelerated Achievement, which is a K-12 curriculum.
I liked the idea that the foundation is built on reading classic
books and learning the basics well - Reading, Writing and Arithmetic.
I was also attracted to the idea of developing self-directed learners.
I requested the sample disk before purchasing the full-version,
which allows you to see most of the contents of the full-version,
but you can't print anything. I use parts of it and supplement with
other things that work for my children. Some people just use A2
and the library as their complete curriculum.
finding A2, I also came across a site with a complete curriculum
similar in philosophy to A2 for free! It is An
Old Fashioned Education. For those that like a little more structure
or guidance in what your children should be completing each week,
it even has a 40 week schedule for each grade level.