Are you just starting out homeschooling? Or trying to juggle more students this year and feeling a bit overwhelmed? We get it!
HomeWorks by Precept is a great way to have a planning mentor and guide to help you through the year!
Full disclosure – Our family does not currently use BJU Press Homeschool materials. We love our Charlotte Mason education – but I have reviewed many of their curricula from multiple grade levels and they are thorough, beautifully illustrated, and biblically sound. I recommend them to any family who wants a solid plan that is textbook based. Their distance learning instructors are fun, engaging, and absolutely dedicated to providing excellent classes- PLUS the distance learning option allows an extra level of independence for moms with many to educate or who are navigating the life of a working homeschool mom. We love our friends at BJU Press Homeschool and HomeWorks by Precept and think you will, too!
Here’s a review from my friend and fellow homeschool mom, Rebekah:
My family made the switch to BJU Press three years ago, when my oldest daughter was in fifth grade. We were using another well-known faith based curriculum but felt ready for a change. Our first year using BJU Press, I chose to purchase the parent led grade kit. The teacher’s guides are a wealth of extra information and provide plenty of extra activities to add to your lessons if you so choose. Math is in a spiral approach, with new concepts presented and old concepts reviewed daily. History and science have a strong faith base and enough hands-on activities to keep minds engaged. This year I purchased the seventh grade Distance Learning Online (DLO) grade kit for my oldest daughter, and History and Science DLO for my fourth grader. It was a bit of an adjustment, especially for my seventh grader. The material presented is very academically rigorous and promotes the development of good study skills. We did purchase the science lab kit and she enjoyed being able to do the hands-on experiments along with her teacher on the video.While the DLO programs come with lesson guides and the amount of work can seem overwhelming, it is still easy to tailor the program to your needs by adding, revising, or removing assignments. The DLO program allows us to do “school” anywhere we have wifi, and the videos keep my daughters engaged.
Because BJU Press Homeschool is dedicated to provide biblically integrated, academically excellent materials for homeschoolers, HomeWorks by Precept represents their full line of Pre-K-12 homeschooling materials. BJU Press Homeschool materials meet and/or exceed academic standards. Homeschooling families can be confident that the material covered will be appropriate for state and national requirements. Materials can be customized to meet most any learning style or homeschooling situation.
BJU Press Homeschool offers parent-led materials as well as video courses for all grade levels. Families can choose as few as one subject, several subjects, or a full grade level of materials to homeschool their children. Many families have benefited from the consistent structure and scope and sequence of subject matter that is presented at grade-appropriate levels for all the subjects for their children.
BJU Press Homeschool offers resources for homeschooling families with support from a caring staff and HomeWorks by Precept Consultants who understand that the parent is free to utilize these resources to best meet their children’s specific needs.
A HomeWorks by Precept Consultant would be happy to share how she uses BJU Press Homeschool materials in her home and how you can use it in your home too! Our consultants are available nationwide and have experience with helping their local homeschooling families find the materials they need to homeschool their children with a biblical worldview and academic excellence.
Partnering with a HomeWorks by Precept Consultant
HomeWorks Consultants are veteran homeschool moms that strive to provide the homeschool community with the best textbooks and resources available to help equip parents to give their children a strong Christian homeschool education. We want your child’s homeschool experience to be a success — not just in the short term, but for life!
Drawing from their own personal homeschool experience and their knowledge of BJU Press Homeschool curriculum or tapping into her network, HomeWorks Consultants can offer solutions that help you to prepare lessons, become more efficient in homeschooling, and be able to meet your child’s unique learning needs.
As homeschooling parents themselves, our consultants understand the need to be good stewards not only of your children’s education, but of your financial resources also. Your consultant will work hard to help you get the best curriculum materials available for the best price possible. Our consultants have helped countless families save thousands of dollars throughout their homeschooling journeys.
For our local friends in Georgia –
Natalie Smith is a consultant listed for the Augusta area
Natalie graduated from Bob Jones University with a Bachelor of Arts in Biblical Counseling and a Master of Arts in Teaching in Elementary Education. Natalie met her husband, Germaine, at Bob Jones University working in the University Cleaners. They have been married for 13 years. The Lord has blessed them with two girls.
Hello! My name is Mary McIntyre. My family and I live in Georgia where my husband pastors a small church. I have been homeschooling for 15+ years, and have been privileged to use BJU Press Homeschool curriculum for more than 20 years!
Prior to becoming a homeschooling mom, I taught in Christian high schools for ten years using primarily BJU Press materials. However, I have also used several other curricula, including Abeka, Saxon, and ACE, among others.
When it came time for our children to begin school, I chose BJU Press curriculum. However, by the end of the first year, in addition to teaching our oldest, I was also teaching four other children ranging from 2nd through 8th grade using whatever materials I could cobble together as cheaply as possible, while also trying to keep my second child, a pre-schooler, entertained and out of trouble! Needless to say, this was a challenging experience; yet, in many homeschooling families, a scenario not unlike this is played out year after year.
After that year, my husband and I made the decision to begin using the BJU Press Distance Learning program. We didn’t know if we’d be able to afford it, but we were convinced that it was the direction God wanted us to go with our homeschooling, so we stepped out in faith, trusting God to provide the finances. At that time the classes were delivered via satellite. Since then, the satellite has been discontinued and the name Distance Learning adopted for the program, but the quality materials and instruction by Godly, creative teachers remains intact.
We can’t wait to cheer you on in this amazing journey of home education!