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TEEN HOMESCHOOL RESOURCES

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Teen Haven Nonfiction

Our library's young adult and young teen nonfiction feature a variety of subject-focused items including Chemistry, Earth Science, Mathematics, Language Art, World History, and more. Visit our "subject support" list in the library's catalog to view/reserve some helpful nonfiction from our consortium.

Explora for High Schools

Explora for High Schools is an excellent starting point for

any research project or paper. This database's simple search delivers relevant results including peer-reviewed articles, essays, and primary source documents. 

Free access to Explora is provided by the State of Connecticut. Sign in with your library card to get started.

GCF Global

GCF Global, formerly "GCFLearnFree," provides quality and innovative online learning opportunities to anyone wishing to improve their skills in technology, literacy, math, design, job searching, and so much more.

Visit GCF Global to get started for free. No account needed!

Khan Academy

Khan Academy is a free academic resource that offers practice exercises, instructional videos, and personalized learning tools to empower learners in and out of the classroom.

The course library features a wide variety of subjects including statistics, biology, physics, economics, history, grammar, life skills, test prep, and more.

Create a free account on Khan Academy to get started.

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. . . a new language!

Transparent Language is an online language-learning resource that features over 100 different languages. 

Learn a new language at your own pace, take practice tests, download your transcripts, and much more.

 

Sign in or create a new account with your NHML library card.

. . . how to play a sport!

Hiveclass is a digital encyclopedia for youth sports training.

It uses video lessons to teach you the fundamental skills of over 14 different sports and activities (including strength-training, yoga, self-defense, dance, mindfulness, & more).

Access each lesson for free with your NHML library card.

. . . about physical & mental health!

Teen Health & Wellness is an award-winning database featuring teen-friendly articles that can help answer your questions about mental/physical health, friendship, life skills, and so much more.

For free access, sign in with your NHML library card.

. . . about jobs and careers!

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. . . about other library resources!

researchIT CT is the Connecticut State Library's free research engine for use by libraries, schools, and residents throughout the entire state. 

Through researchIT CT, you can access over 25 different databases including MainFile, Topic Search, Science Reference Center, Referencia Latina, Biography Reference Center, History Reference Center, and more.

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Mometrix

Mometrix is an elibrary full of study guides, flash cards, and practice questions that can help you prep for over 2,000 standardized exams.

For free access, visit Mometrix from the library's website or sign in from home with your NHML library card.

Khan Academy

Khan Academy is a free academic resource that partners with CollegeBoard to offer comprehensive test prep for high school students. This includes personalized practice plans, full-length practice tests, and test-taking tips/strategies.

With Khan Academy, you can practice and find lessons for the upcoming SAT, LSAT, Praxis Core subject exams, MCAT, and CollegeBoard's new digital SAT.

Create a free account at Khan Academy to get started.

JobNow SkillSurfer

Through JobNow's SkillSurfer tool, you have access to PSAT, SAT, ACT, CLEP, and AP exam prep packs that include test-taking tips, practice questions, and lessons to help refresh your knowledge before exam day. 

For access to SkillSurfer and all of JobNow, visit JobNow to create a free account. Once you sign in, follow this path:

Interviews & Skills > SkillSurfer > College Entrance Test Prep

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Teen Homeschool Hangouts

Our Teen Department holds monthly hangouts for homeschooled teens in North Haven and it's surrounding towns. Join us for a fun morning of crafts, games, music, and more. Register for each hangout in our event calendar. These hangouts are open to grades 6-12.

The Homeschool Mom,
Connecticut Homeschool Groups

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Facebook Groups

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A general overview homeschooling in Connecticut, including suggested action steps for homeschooling families, diploma options, adult education information, and academic/additional resources for homeschooling parents. 

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The CT Learning Hub offers a variety of digital resources to support online and offline learning. Families, educators, and students can find information regarding K-12 curricula guidelines, educational standards, summer programs, and more.

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CT Homeschool Network is an independent, online-based non-profit dedicated to

providing inclusive homeschooling resources and support. The site features extensive

K-12 curricula resources, CT homeschooling laws/policies, parent resources, and more.

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HSLDA is a nonprofit organization created to defend the rights of homeschooling families. The website features homeschooling laws by state, resources for teaching parents, relevant blog posts/news articles, a support group search feature, and more.

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TheHomeSchoolMom provides families with information about deschooling, subject support, curriculum guides, organization tips, and state-specific resources. Connecticut resource pages feature state-wide homeschooling requirements, co-ops and academic enrichment classes, upcoming events/conferences, artistic and athletic opportunities, and more.

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Homeschooling in Connecticut holds a collection of local and state resources to help families get started with homeschooling, determine which homeschooling methods are best for their children, and to support parents every step of the way.

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