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Lantern English

Flexible online classes in literature, writing, and complete language arts. Receive weekly assignments by email to be turned and graded by a teacher. You can also schedule skype help sessions at an extra charge. Prices are reasonable, and classes are available for grades 3 through 12.

The Student's Friend

This is a great free resource for world history. The main feature is a concise narrative of world history that can be downloaded or viewed online. It's a no-frills text with just a few maps and pictures, but loads of information. There are also lesson plans, ideas for projects and writing assignments, and rubrics to go with them. A truly useful place to begin planning a world history course for jr. high or high school students.

Doodle Maths

A supplemental math app available on all platforms. The program adapts to a child's responses and provides practice where needed. The is also a parent app that tracks progress and allows you to change the program manually. Reasonably priced, and available through Homeschool Buyers Co-op.

Silverdale Press

This company publishes a few unit studies on topics related to American government and writing, designed for use by jr. high and high school level students. They have a Charlotte Mason/Classical feel to them and appear to be well written and thorough. There is also a blog with other ideas for lessons and activities. 

Wieser Educational

This company carries textbooks, workbooks and ebooks in all major subjects. They are advertised as "resources for struggling learners" so many of the books are high interest/low reading level. There are some useful life skills resources as well. Prices are pretty reasonable.

Chatterbug

Online language program that combines computer lessons and live tutor sessions. The lessons and tutor sessions are tailored to each student so they get efficient practice and progress quickly. The price is higher than strictly online programs, but considering the cost of individual tutoring, still pretty reasonable.

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