2020-2021 Curriculum

Discovery K12 offers a traditional, non-Common Core, secular, homeschool curriculum. Reading classic literature, writing essays, creating presentations, and conducting research are important aspects to the program. Its flexibility allows parents to use all or parts of the curriculum with full control over the instruction. There are 180 days of complete, digital curriculum for pre-k to twelfth grade, including STEM and The Arts.

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7 Main Courses, Plus Extra Curriculum
Discovery K12 has 7 main courses: Reading/Literature, Language Arts, Math, History/Social Studies, Science, Visual/Performing Arts, and Physical Education. Extra Curriculum includes Spanish 1, HTML Coding, Healthy Living, Personal Finance, Business 101, and Business Apps.

All of our curriculum is online and can be reviewed inside student accounts. We do not ship any materials, textbooks, or equipment. You can view curriculum outlines by grade level above for what’s covered in each course/subject.

Spelling Program
A 36-week spelling program is part of the Language Arts courses in kindergarten through twelfth grade. Each week students are given a new list of words to study and work with, print or digital worksheets, Cursive Thursdays, and digital quiz at the end of the week.

Quizzes & Tests After Each Unit
In addition to a weekly spelling quiz, there are test after each Unit in Science, History/Social Studies, and some Extra Curriculum courses.

Assessment Tests
Mid-year and end-of year assessment tests for kindergarten through twelfth grade are now part of our program. Learn more about Assessment Tests. These tests can also be used to determine grade level placement.

36 Weeks of STEM & Maker Activities
Weekly STEM & Maker Activities provide fun, engaging, learning experiences. Each week, students experience a new, hands-on STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) project using mostly affordable household and regular school supplies. See the complete list of 36 Weeks of STEM projects.

E-Book Library
Reading classic literature is part of our Reading/Literature courses. Over 150 titles are in the online library. Preview the complete list of free e-books.

Part Time, Full Time, and Supplement
The parent/guardian is fully in charge of the education process. We do not provide teachers. Our curriculum can be used part time or full time, and you may supplement to it any way that suits your needs.

Follow Our Schedule or Go at Your Own Pace
Follow our Calendar schedule, or start anytime and go at your own pace.