Time4Learning vs Power Homeschool®: Curriculum Features
There is no “best homeschool curriculum,” but there is definitely a best option for your particular student. Aside from trying them all out (an extremely expensive undertaking), you can start by comparing the main features of the ones that interest you to see how they align with the goals you have for your homeschooler.
Depending on your personal worldview, your family circumstances, your academic goals, and your child’s specific learning needs, you may be wondering things like daily lesson plans, payment plans, how fun is the curriculum among other concerns.
Comparing Time4Learning and Power Homeschool® Features
It’s important to focus on the features that are most important to your family. For example, if you are on a tight budget, then you’ll not only want an affordable program, but you’ll also want to make sure that you can cancel your subscription at any time without incurring fees. If you are homeschooling multiple children at once, then you’ll probably want to find a program that lets a student work independently at times while you are working closely with another student.
You can make this process even easier for yourself by making a list of your “must have” features followed by a list of “would be nice to have” features. Having this in front of you as you browse curriculum options will quickly reveal programs that you don’t need to spend time and effort exploring further.
If you have been considering both Time4Learning and Power Homeschool® curriculum, we have put together a chart of things to know about the features of each to make your comparison easier. Scan the categories below, and then if you want to know more about how Time4Learning works, you can take a short tour.
|Pricing Structure||Monthly subscription – no contracts||Monthly subscription – no contracts|
|Common Core Alignment||No*||Parents may choose between CC-aligned or non-CC-aligned content|
|Lesson Style||Multimedia online lessons||Pre-recorded video lessons featuring Power Homeschool® teachers|
|Access to more than one grade level at a time||Yes||No|
|Lesson plans available||Yes||Only for specific courses|
|Grade levels available||PreK-12||K-12|
|Answer keys available||Yes||No|
|Parent input required||Parents choose how often and how much they want students to use the program. Time4Learning takes care of the rest.||Depends on the mode purchased. Power Homeschool® tutoring mode requires more parental oversight than homeschool mode.|
|Internet connection required||Yes||Yes|
|Live support hours||By phone or live chat, Mon-Fri 8:30am-8:30pm EST (6pm on Fridays)||By phone or live chat, Mon-Fri 8:00am-5:00pm CST|
|Parent Support Forum Available||Yes||No|
|Additional Perks Included||
*While Time4Learning is not specifically aligned with Common Core standards, the programs has always met or exceeded recommended content standards. Since the program is used by students worldwide, it is, instead, designed to meet the requirements and preferences of students across the U.S. and beyond.
Some of the most common questions about Power Homeschool® and Time4Learning are:
- Is Power Homeschool® secular?
Yes, Power Homeschool® curriculum is secular.
- What are Time4Learning lessons like?
Time4Learning’s lessons are correlated to state standards. The lessons are fun and engaging for students in all grade levels.
- Is Power Homeschool® common core?
As stated in the chart above parents may choose between common core aligned or non-common core aligned content.
- Do I have access to more than one grade level in Time4Learning?
Yes, Time4Learning provides access to the grade above and grade below.
- Is Power Homeschool® accredited?
Power Homeschool® is a parent-led educational program and is therefore not accredited.
Want to know more about how Time4learning compares with Power Homeschool® for homeschooling? You might be interested in:
- Time4Learning vs Power Homeschool®: Overview
- Time4Learning vs Power Homeschool®: Pros and Cons
- Time4Learning vs Power Homeschool®: Pricing
- How to Use Time4Learning with Power Homeschool®
*Time4Learning is not affiliated with Power Homeschool®. Time4Learning’s purpose with this article is to provide information to families who are considering an eclectic approach to homeschooling or who wish to compare the benefits of using both curricula. Time4Learning’s products and services are not endorsed or sponsored by Power Homeschool®
Online Curriculum for Homeschool, Afterschool and Summer Use
If you are just learning about Time4Learning, we’d suggest first looking at our interactive lesson demos.
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