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Teaching Textbooks are designed especially for homeschoolers — 3rd grade through Pre-calculus. Each of the textbooks contains step-by-step audiovisual solutions to every one of the thousands of assigned problems. Our products have also been chosen as the best homeschool math curriculum by the industry’s most respected product reviewers, including Sonlight and Timberdoodle.

The only liberal arts college that embraces the values of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Southern Virginia University provides the finest undergraduate education available in letters, arts and sciences in a wholesome Latter-day Saint environment.

Founded in 1867 and renewed in 1996, Southern Virginia is one of 50 top All-American Colleges chosen by the Intercollegiate Studies Institute. Set in the majestic Shenandoah Valley at the base of the Blue Ridge Mountains, Southern Virginia University rests atop a tree-shaded hill in Buena Vista, Virginia. Academic rigor, spiritual nourishment, engaging extracurricular activities and an innovative and nationally recognized travel study program characterize the Southern Virginia experience.

Armed with a high quality education and character-building experiences, Southern Virginia graduates can think on their feet and speak and write with clarity. They are prepared to be leader-servants who are successful and adaptable in the workforce and graduate or professional schools.

BYU Independent Study offers online courses that are for anyone, anytime, anywhere. We offer over 170 high school and more than 215 university courses that can help students make up credit, graduate on time, enhance their curriculum, or earn university credit. With the choice of Paper, Online, and Teacher-Led courses, students can sign up anytime and have one year to complete each of our fully accredited courses; this allows them to work at their own pace. BYU Independent Study is known as an organization with integrity; our primary goal is to help students receive a high-quality, affordable education.

The Good & The Beautiful is one-of-a-kind, non-denominational curriculum, much of which is free. It was created by best-selling author, songwriter, teacher, and homeschool mom Jenny Phillips, along with a carefully selected team of reading specialists, teachers, grammarians, historians, editors, writers, and homeschool parents.

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Hand Me a Craft was born from our love of doing Charlotte Mason-style handicrafts while listening to great literature. The part we didn’t like was getting everything ready!  Can you relate?

We know it’s hard.  You’re looking at countless websites, scrolling Pinterest, taking trips to stores, and spending lots of money to buy huge bags of supplies when all you needed was a few beads!  An hour and 50 bucks later you’re finally walking out of the store but you’ve only won half the battle.  Now you have to get home, finish up all the core lessons for the day and find time to teach yourself how to do the craft, let alone teach the kids.

What if craft time WAS a core lesson? What if it taught a skill and helped retention in other areas?  Our unique literature-themed kits do just that.  I’ve seen my own children’s retention go up as they create and craft while listening to amazing literature.  

Our kits save time and money.  From stacks of classic literature, we’ve picked out personal favorites for you to share with your children.  We give you exactly what you need and do ALL of the prep so that your child can get started learning new handicraft skills as soon as you crack open the book.

We only include real SKILL building handicrafts.  No macaroni mobiles here.  We currently offer several options that all exemplify Charlotte Mason’s teachings when she said:  “the human hand is a wonderful and exquisite instrument to be used in a hundred movements exacting delicacy, direction and force; every such movement is a cause of joy as it leads to the pleasure of execution and the triumph of success.”  This joy comes as your child learns new skills.  You CAN give them these skills. We can make it easy.

Vision Academy Publishing was established to provide high quality resources for educating families.

We have published Magical Math, a book to inspire parents and children to develop mathematical thinking skills. Through engaging text and illustrations the child is enticed into playing mathematical games and activities that gradually solidify number and operation sense. We’ve also included many activities drawn from non-traditional fields of math that broaden the perspective of math as a beautiful pursuit. Parents are instructed in the foundational principles of helping their children develop a great math brain.

A manipulative kit containing the ingredients to the activities in the book is also offered for conference attendees to purchase. NEW MANIPULATIVES THIS YEAR!

We also have published You Don’t Have To Be An Expert: Why Homeschooling Works. It dissects the history, purposes, and outcomes of a standard K-12 education and shows how education at home can be a superior lifestyle for your family. You’ll learn the “Six Secrets of Homeschooling,” as well as what “experts” have said about education from ancient to modern times. Along the way you’ll be given tools to aid your children in becoming academically successful, all of which will help you confidently embark on the journey of homeschooling.

At Wealth Mentality Families we teach families how to build true wealth and create a life of fulfillment, adventure, and happiness.

Let Lasting Legacies come to your rescue to locate, organize, convert, store and preserve your family’s precious memories

At Five Senses Literature Lessons our programs work with your child and their natural curiosity about the world. Your child will learn with all five of their senses with playful games, activities, and hands-on experiences designed to create a deep understanding of the material.

Instead of focusing on reading and writing, we’ve built a program that includes hands-on activities, watching videos and engaging in discussions. We’ve included guides on how to adapt activities to your child’s own unique learning style and pace.

LEMI is an organization that offers training for parents and mentors. We specialize in giving teens a leadership education and do this by providing training to the people who are in their lives. The classes that we provide training for are designed to help teens develop the skills and abilities to become real scholars as well as give them a vision for the future and help them find a personal mission. So to clarify, we are selling three day training workshops for parents, teachers and mentors of teens in the areas of Shakespeare, US Gov, World leadership, and Science and Math.

Make learning fun with Usborne books and more! With more than 1500 titles to choose from, Usborne offers something for every age group from preschool to highschool. And with the recent addition of the Kane/Miller line of books, we have even more quality books to choose from. Usborne’s unique use of humor and vibrant illustrations clearly demonstrate that aquiring knowledge can be fun “one book at a time.”

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