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This Week ▼

In this issue:

  • It's Back to School Month at the Co-op!
  • GroupBuy Roundup:

    • FLASH SALE! - Alpha Omega

    • NEW! - Calvert Curriculum, PLATO, Rosetta Stone, The Magic School Bus Science Club, MathHelp.com and μHandy Mobile Phone Microscope

    • LAST CALL - Veritas Press, Always Icecream and Clever Dragons Trial and Miacademy Trial

    • In the Pipeline - One Year Adventure Novel, Cover Story, & Byline, Apologia Flash Sale, College Prep Genius, Thinkwell and Math Mammoth

  • Deals of the Week:

    • Multi-Subject - EducationCity, SmartTutor, Master Books and Study Island

    • Math Curriculum - Learn Math Fast Systems, DoodleMaths, RightStart Mathematics and Math in Focus

    • Electives & More - DriversEd.com, Typing Pal, Mango Languages and Middlebury Interactive

  • Free Webinars

  • Free Curriculum Discoveries and their ClickSchooling Reviews

  • Cathy Duffy Reviews

  • Homeschool Garden

  • Just for Fun
GroupBuy Roundup
FLASH SALE

Alpha Omega Publications - Save up to 30% + Free Shipping* + BONUS SmartPoints - 3 Days Only! - Ends Sat., 8/17!

Alpha Omega Publications - Save up to 30% + Free Shipping* + BONUS SmartPoints  - 3 Days Only!

Start your new homeschool year with these savings from Alpha Omega Publications! If you’re interested in a full curriculum set from Horizons (K-2) or LIFEPAC (K-12), save 30%, get BONUS SmartPoints and FREE shipping - but only through Saturday, 8/17!

For all other Alpha Omega products -- such as Switched-On Schoolhouse, Monarch, Weaver, Horizons, and LIFEPAC individual titles -- take advantage now of 20% savings and BONUS SmartPoints (10 SPs for every dollar spent) through the Co-op plus get FREE shipping for orders over $25.

NEW

Calvert Curriculum - Save 20% + FREE Shipping + BONUS SmartPoints

Calvert Curriculum - Save 20% + FREE Shipping + BONUS SmartPoints

Save 20% plus get FREE Shipping and BONUS SmartPoints on Calvert Curriculum, a Christian homeschool curriculum from Calvert Homeschool.

Calvert Curriculum provides self-paced, learning with teacher-directed activities with complete step-by-step lesson plans for parents to follow. The curriculum focuses on mastery-based learning and provides for systematic review (repetition of basic concepts and skills) at three levels. Calvert Curriculum also focuses on critical thinking skills.

PLATO Courseware - Math, Science, Language Arts, Comprehensive and more - NEW Subscription Options

PLATO Courseware - Math, Science, Language Arts, Comprehensive and more - NEW Subscription Options

Award-winning PLATO Courseware by Edmentum has been a member favorite at the Co-op for years and now we are able to provide a variety of new subscription options and homeschooling budgets to fit your needs. Members can now choose from monthly or yearly bundles as well as yearly single course selections.

Course selections include:

  • Learning Comprehensive for grades 5-8, 8-12 and now AP
  • Learning Electives
  • Science for Middle School or High School
  • Math for Middle School or High School
  • Language Arts

  • Subscription options start as low as $15 a month. If you have been searching for an online curriculum for your homeschool, PLATO Courseware could be just what you have been looking for!

    Rosetta Stone Homeschool Online - Save up to 47% + BONUS SmartPoints - Ends Sat., 8/31!

    Rosetta Stone Homeschool Online - Save up to 47% + BONUS SmartPoints

    We are pleased to offer members the BEST DEAL ON THE PLANET permitted by Rosetta Stone for Rosetta Stone Homeschool Online. Members save up to 47% on flexible subscription options of 24-month family packs, or 6-, 12-, or 24-month and the NEW Lifetime single-user subscriptions. Plus earn BONUS SmartPoints (10 SmartPoints per $1 spent), and we honor their 30-day, no-risk, money-back offer.

    Rosetta Stone Homeschool Online subscriptions include immediate access on any device to all levels of the world's best language learning, printable reports, progress data, and the Supplemental Education Materials program as well as the ability to download lessons to your mobile device to continue learning offline.

    The Magic School Bus Science Club - Save 50% + Free Shipping* - Extended Savings!

    The Magic School Bus Science Club - Save 50% + Free Shipping*

    Because of member interest, we asked The Young Scientists Club if we could extend the special pricing of $120 for a one-year subscription for The Magic School Bus Science Club and they agreed. Members save 50%! Plus, U.S. addresses get Free Shipping! (*There is an additional charge for international addresses.)

    Children ages 5 and up can join Ms. Frizzle and her students on The Magic School Bus each month and explore one of twelve different science topics through hands-on experiments for a whole year. The science kits will be mailed each month around the 20th in a colorful envelope, which can be addressed directly to your child.

    MathHelp.com - Save 50% - Ends Sat., 8/31!

    MathHelp.com - Save 50%

    MathHelp.com for grades 5 to 12 has returned to the Co-op with savings of 50%!

    This popular online video math curriculum is a Cathy Duffy "Top 102 Pick for Homeschool Curriculum" and a one-year subscription includes access to MathHelp.com's complete homeschool courses – Pre-Algebra, Algebra 1, Geometry, Algebra 2 – plus access to math test preparation for the PSAT/NMSQT, SAT, and ACT, and access to tutoring for 5th and 6th Grade Math.

    μHandy Mobile Phone Microscope - $10 Off + Free Shipping + FREE Sticker Set + Get SmartPoints - Ends Sat., 8/31!

    μHandy Mobile Phone Microscope - $10 Off + Free Shipping + FREE Sticker Set + Get SmartPoints

    The Homeschool Buyers Co-op is pleased to present GroupBuy savings for μHandy Mobilephone Microscope Duet from Aidmics. The μHandy Mobilephone Microscope Duet gives students a broader and deeper vision into their world by equipping a smartphone or tablet with both a portable low-mag and high-mag lenses. Students can use the collecting Album to keep sample findings organized and trackable.

    The μHandy Mobilephone Microscope (Duet) retails for $129.95, but by purchasing through the Co-op this month, members get $10 off + FREE Shipping + 1,000 SmartPoints -- and a FREE μHandy Sampling Sticker pack - a $9.99 retail value!

    LAST CALL!

    Veritas Press: Self-Paced Online Courses - Save $100 + Get 1,000 SmartPoints - Ends Mon., 8/19!

    Veritas Press: Self-Paced Online Courses - Save $100 + Get 1,000 SmartPoints

    Are you looking for a convenient, time-saving way to teach history and bible? Would you like an award-winning curriculum at an amazing price? Does your child prefer interactive teaching, clever games, engaging video footage, and talking historical characters to get them excited about learning? Then we may have the answer for you!

    The Homeschool Buyers Co-op is pleased to present the best deal anywhere for Veritas Press Self-Paced Online Courses, an award-winning, online, self-paced history course for grades 7-12.

    Members save $100 on your choice of courses. Plus we make the deal even sweeter by adding 1,000 SmartPoints.

    Always Icecream and Clever Dragons - Free for 30 days - Ends Weds., 8/21!

    Always Icecream and Clever Dragons - Free for 30 days

    Always Icecream and Clever Dragons are community-based learning sites that offer academically sound and wholesome online learning experiences for girls and boys in grades K-8.

    Always Icecream and Clever Dragons' personalizes Learning Paths not only include the core subjects but also include biblical studies, music, typing, health, introduction to foreign languages, life skills and more.

    Check out all the features for Always Icecream and/or Clever Dragons FREE for 30 days. Free trial offer ends 8/21/19.

    Miacademy Trial - Free for 30 days - Ends Weds., 8/21!

    Miacademy Trial - Free for 30 days

    Miacademy is an interactive learning site that offers a well-rounded K-8th grade learning experience! Through methodical and carefully curated sound and wholesome content, students enjoy learning creatively through interactive games, creating designs, writing for the newspaper and running their own business.

    Miacademy is a Co-op member favorite and with hundreds of new learning modules added, this program can now be used as a core curriculum, accessible on computers or smartphones/tablets. Enjoy full access FREE for 30 days. Free trial offer ends 8/21/19.

    In the Pipeline

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    These Special Offers and GroupBuy savings are "in the bag". See What's Coming!

    For some, there are a few more details to be worked out before we can go live. We hope to take these GroupBuys live in the next few weeks. Stay tuned!



    Deals of the Week
    Our Deals of the Week are the BEST DEALS ANYWHERE, but for a limited time only, so don't delay.

    NOTE: The Deals of the Week SmartPoints listed below will be awarded based on purchases from 8/11 - 8/17 and are awarded at the time of purchase. For the products with Bonus SmartPoints, after this Saturday (unless otherwise noted), we will continue to offer the BEST DEAL ON THE PLANET for them but the SmartPoints will be reduced or removed altogether.
     
    ★ Multi-Subject ★

     

    EducationCity - Save 93% + Get 500 SmartPoints

    EducationCity - Save 93% + Get 500 SmartPoints

    Discover EducationCity, an award-winning online program with colorful animation and interactive resources that brings learning to life!

    EducationCity connects teaching and learning for PreK through 6th grade students across six different subjects including Language Arts, Mathematics, Science, and much more.

    Exclusively for Co-op members, EducationCity is available for ONLY $49.95! Your subscription includes access to not just ONE grade level, but *all* grade levels PreK to 6th Grade -- for a full year access. And, if purchased this week as a Deal of the Week, you'll receive 500 SmartPoints!

    SmartTutor - Save 20% + Get 500 SmartPoints

    SmartTutor - Save 20% + Get 500 SmartPoints

    SmartTutor, an award-winning online curriculum for grades K-5, offers a highly individualized language arts and math curriculum that places an emphasis on supporting your child's learning style and needs.

    If you are looking for a new core curriculum, or a way to keep your kids sharp over the summer, SmartTutor could be just the ticket!

    Not only do members save 20% on SmartTutor yearly or monthly subscriptions, but if you purchase this week as a Deal of the Week, you'll also receive 500 SmartPoints!

    Master Books - Save up to 40% + Free Shipping* + Get 500 SmartPoints

    Master Books - Save up to 40% + Free Shipping* + Get 500 SmartPoints

    Award-winning publisher, Master Books, is part of the New Leaf Publishing Group which includes Master Books, Attic Books, and New Leaf Press.

    Members can choose from over 550 titles in a variety of subjects, including Literature, Science, History, Apologetics, Parenting, Creation and more.

    Save up to 40%, depending on your order total. Plus, you'll qualify for Free Shipping (*on any order over $120). And, If purchased this week as a Deal of the Week, you'll also get 500 SmartPoints !

    Study Island - Save up to 94% + Get 500 SmartPoints

    Study Island - Save up to 94% + Get 500 SmartPoints

    The Homeschool Buyers Co-op is pleased to offer award-winning Study Island from our friends at Edmentum (our Plato Learning provider)! This online-delivered program caters to K-12 grades for test prep, skills mastery, developmental or remedial work in several subject offerings such as Math, Language Arts, Science, History, Social Studies, and more.

    Study Island offers an abundance of interactive online learning activities, animations, educational videos, virtual labs, and games to reinforce skills.

    By purchasing a school license on behalf of members, the Co-op is able to offer this award-winning program to homeschoolers around the globe with savings up to 94%!

    Plus, if you purchase this week as a Deal of the Week you'll get 500 SmartPoints.

     
    ★ Math Curriculum ★

     

    Learn Math Fast Systems - Save 26% + Free Shipping* + Get 1,000 SmartPoints

    Learn Math Fast Systems - Save 26% + Free Shipping* + Get 1,000 SmartPoints

    Is your student struggling with math? The Learn Math Fast System uses a unique approach that can help students advance several grade levels in just one school year. The Learn Math Fast System is designed for use by all learning styles, all ages and the entire family can use one complete set of the Learn Math System.

    Co-op members save 26% plus enjoy FREE Shipping (*U.S. orders only)! And as a Deal of the Week this week, we make the deal even sweeter with 1,000 SmartPoints.

    DoodleMaths - Save up to 50%

    DoodleMaths - Save up to 50%

    Does your child learn by doing? Are you looking for a math program to help your child build daily confidence with their math skills? If so, then take a look at DoodleMaths.

    DoodleMaths adaptive learning engine recognizes and adapts to your child's strength and weaknesses while working through quick and engaging math skills.

    Members save 50% on DoodleMaths' single user Annual Subscription or save 41% on a Lifetime Subscription for a single student. Plus, as a Deal of the Week, you will also get 350 SmartPoints.

    RightStart Mathematics - FREE Shipping* + Double SmartPoints

    RightStart Mathematics - FREE Shipping* + Double SmartPoints

    Do you have a visual, kinesthetic or auditory learner? RightStart Mathematics from Activities for Learning, Inc., a popular, hands-on visual program with manipulatives could be what you have been looking for. Students from Kindergarten to Middle School learn to understand math concepts and problem solving as they work through the curriculum using the AL Abacus, math games and more.

    Members can enjoy the best price anywhere for RightStart Mathematics plus FREE shipping (*to U.S. addresses). And this week, as a Deal of the Week get Double SmartPoints for every dollar spent (10 SPs/$1). Use your SmartPoints to purchase other award-winning online curriculum through the Co-op!

    Math in Focus: The Singapore Approach - Save 25% + Free Shipping* + Double SmartPoints

    Math in Focus: The Singapore Approach - Save 25% + Free Shipping* + Double SmartPoints

    Math in Focus: The Singapore Approach by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt (HMH) Homeschool, offers the authentic Singapore math pedagogy with fewer topics taught in greater depth at each grade level. The program features visual representations and modeling strategies to solve complex problems so that K-5 students understand the "how" as well as the "why."

    Members save 25%, get Free Shipping* and, as a Deal of the Week this week, get Double SmartPoints (10 SPs/$1) with the purchase of Math in Focus: The Singapore Approach.

    *NOTE: Free Shipping for orders over $40 and U.S. street addresses only. We're sorry, but we are not able to ship to P.O. Boxes, APO/FPO addresses or internationally.

     
    ★ Electives & More ★

     

    DriversEd.com - Save up to 40% + Get 350 SmartPoints

    DriversEd.com - Save up to 40% + Get 350 SmartPoints

    DriversEd.com offers state-approved drivers education for ages 14 and up in all states that certify online drivers education: California, Colorado, Georgia, Idaho, Minnesota, Nevada, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, Texas, and Virginia. (Note: Minnesota is an at-home book course.)

    In all other states (except Utah, Indiana, Nebraska, and Florida), DriversEd.com offers quality drivers education that teaches teens essential safe-driving information and can provide potential savings on auto insurance.

    If you have a teenager who might start driving, take a look at this program today! You'll not only save up to 40% but as a Deal of the Week, you'll also receive 350 SmartPoints.

    Typing Pal - Save up to 46% + Get 350 SmartPoints

    Typing Pal - Save up to 46% + Get 350 SmartPoints

    Are you teaching multiple grade levels? A single 1-year subscription to Typing Pal Online gives you up to five student accounts. Choose from FOUR distinct learning environments: elementary, middle school, high school, and "classic." You can also mix and match your grade levels for your account to cater to each of your students' needs.

    Save up to 46% on this BEST DEAL ON THE PLANET and get 350 SmartPoints, if you purchase this week as a Deal of the Week!

    Mango Languages - Save 20% + Get 1,000 SmartPoints

    Mango Languages - Save 20% + Get 1,000 SmartPoints

    Mango Languages offers interactive online language courses that are accessible on a computer, tablet, or Smartphone, for grades 3-12.

    A Homeschool license gives 5 students simultaneous access to any of 60 languages, completely online, with assessments, and automated grading, and parent tracking. You access the curriculum online through your browser or through the Mango mobile app.

    Members save 20%. And, if purchased this week as a Deal of the Week, you'll also receive 1,000 SmartPoints.

    Middlebury Interactive - Save 24% + Get 600 SmartPoints

    Middlebury Interactive  - Save 24% + Get 600 SmartPoints

    Middlebury Interactive's independent study language courses for Spanish, French, Chinese, and German are semester-based and organized by grade levels K-2, 3-5, 6-8, 9-12, and 9-12 fluency.

    Middlebury Interactive's independent study courses by semester retail for $119 but exclusively through the Co-op, you can save 24%. And, within 15 minutes of placing your order, your child can get started today on learning a new language! Plus, order this week as a Deal of the Week and get 600 SmartPoints.

    Free Webinars

    Why Chess Matters - Mon., 8/19, 11 AM PT

    Why Chess Matters

    Chess has impacted the lives of kids all around the world. Join ChessKid CEO Carey Fan as he explores the positive values of chess. Perfectly combining art, math, logic and decision making, chess can teach kids how to become smarter and happier.

    Click here for more details about this and other upcoming webinars and to register.

    Build An Amazing Homeschool Transcript - Tues., 9/10, 11 AM PT

    There is only ONE secret ingredient to giving credibility to a homeschool transcript. If you don't know it, author Jean Burk will share the answer in this incredible lecture. Discover the insider criteria that Harvard uses to judge applicants and why summer break needs to be more than just a vacation... and more. If your kids are planning to go to college, you cannot afford to miss this engagement.

    Click here for more details about this and other upcoming webinars and to register.

    Free Curriculum

    FREE Curriculum from ClickSchooling

    FREE Curriculum from ClickSchooling

    Does it seem like you spend countless hours searching the internet for resources, games, worksheets, and more for your children? Well, look no further!

    The Co-op is pleased to offer our members a database of free curriculum and other educational resources from our ClickSchooling partner. This week, we offer these free curriculum discoveries and their ClickSchooling reviews.


    Please let us know if YOU find any great educational websites!
    Cathy Duffy Reviews
    By special arrangement with Cathy Duffy (author of the book "102 Top Picks for Homeschool Curriculum"), Co-op members hear about Cathy's latest reviews.


    Don't forget that the Co-op has BEST DEALS ON THE PLANET for many of
    Cathy Duffy's 102 Top Picks!

    Get the Best Deal Anywhere for Cathy Duffy Top Picks.

    And, if you're not sure which curriculum might be right for your child, take a look at Cathy's 102 Top Picks for Homeschool Curriculum -- and save 50% on the various eBook editions, if you purchase through the Co-op!
    Homeschool Garden

    Homeschool Garden

    Homeschool Garden

    If you have been digging around for that sunny spot online with helpful tips, homeschooling knowledge, DIY lessons, regular encouragement and a harvest of other interesting topics, then come on by and visit our Homeschool Garden.

    Our goal is to help you to cultivate the fields of home educating your seedlings, grow your homeschool confidence and reap the fruits of your labor.

    Check out our latest posts:

    Just for Fun

    Do you have any videos, games, jokes, quotes or other light-hearted or inspirational Internet discoveries that you would like to share with us? Tell us about it.
    We appreciate you at the Co-op!

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