What classes are included?

Kids get unlimited access to all of our classes. We have hundreds of online classes, with more being added all the time. And it's not just core subjects such as Math, Science, Social Studies, and ELA - we offer many electives, as well as extracurricular classes such as second languages, musical instruments, cooking, fitness/martial arts, chess, and more. The Homeschool Pro™ curriculum helps inspire the young student and instill traits such as Problem-solving, Critical Thinking, Leadership, Entrepreneurship, Multilingualism, and explore any other academic fields they wish to venture to. Students gain core content knowledge as well as have the chance to explore and learn outside the core. Browse the Course Catalog for a list of classes and sample curriculum, and visit our gallery to see images from our exciting array of engaging classes and activities.

Why choose Homeschool Pro™?

Homeschool Pro™ offers an extensive curriculum, as well as an unprecedented set of features and flexibility. Many of these can be critical for your children's future, and are not offered by any other program. In terms of curriculum, we offer the most extensive selection of engaging classes and electives so that your kids can advance in their learning journey, retain the knowledge short and long term, and find subjects they are passionate about. From teaching basic reading and writing at PreK/K, and up to Aerospace Engineering in High School, we make sure your kids enjoy the best educational experience at all grade levels. In addition to instilling necessary foundations and academic knowledge in the core subjects such as Math, Science, Social Studies, and ELA, we go way beyond, to offer many great electives for all grades and in all disciplines of STEM, Music and Fine Arts, Writing, and more. Plus, kids can enrich their learning experience further by taking our online extracurricular classes such as musical instruments and sports, write for our Magazine, or participate in various other fun online events and activities, boosting social and emotional confidence and opportunities. Homeschool Pro™ is not just a curriculum, but rather a complete set of Homeschool support to help families succeed in their homeschool journey, including a dedicated homeschool advisor.

What is the difference between the Homeschool Pro™ and the Afterschool Plus™ memberships?

Homeschool Pro™ is perfect for any family who is homeschooling, and includes a complete homeschool curriculum with hundreds of online classes, electives, and extracurriculars, full homeschool support such as form preparation and college application assistance, transcripts, a digital portfolio, a dedicated homeschool advisor, and more.
Afterschool Plus™ is meant for kids who are in public school, but want to further enrich their education with the classes that we offer, and stay ahead of the curve.
You only need to purchase one of the programs; If you are homeschooling, you should get Homeschool Pro™.
You can compare features here.

Are the classes taken at specific times? Is there a schedule?

We know different families have different schedules, so classes are pre-recorded can be taken at any time and on student's own schedule, and can be re-taken as many times as the student wants. Our program works around your family's schedule, you never have to worry about missing a class.

How much does it cost?

We offer the most affordable program you will find! It's simple - all classes and features are included with your membership - there are no extra or hidden fees, that's it! You can choose our budget-friendly monthly subscription, or save even more on a longer-term, annual membership. All subscriptions come with no commitment and can be cancelled any time. We also offer a lifetime membership with no monthly fees. See our plans and pricing.

What age is this for?

Our programs are great for all school-aged children (ages 5-17).

What does the Homeschool Advisor do?

As part of your Homeschool Pro™ membership, you are assigned a dedicated advisor who has worked with many families from your state, and is knowledgeable about all forms and other requirements for homeschooling. Many parents have told us that before subscribing to Homeschool Pro™ they spent countless hours on Google, Facebook Groups, Forums and other sources trying to research the correct requirements or what forms to submit and when. Your dedicated advisor can serve as your single point of contact and can help you with making sure all forms and requirements are met, so the parent/student can focus on the learning and not worrying about all the technicalities. Much less stressful, and much better than going on a bulletin board to ask a question and getting 10 different answers that just add to your confusion!

The homeschool advisor also can also advise college-bound families regarding matters such as transcripts, credits, scholarships, college applications, and more.

What is the Lifetime Membership?

The lifetime membership lets you save in the long run by paying a one-time fee instead of subscribing monthly (or annually). If you purchase the lifetime membership, all kids in your family can take advantage of the program forever, for all the school years, and you don't have to pay monthly (or annually). You can even add kids later if they were too young to use the program at the time of the purchase.

When can I enroll?

You can enroll all year round, even in the middle of the school year, and your children can start taking advantage of the program immediately! We have hundreds of classes available, and they can be taken any time and on the student's own schedule and pace.
Ever since COVID-19 began, thousands of parents who switched to homeschooling enrolled their kids in our program to give them a proper virtual learning experience, and the educational advantage they deserve. And even as schools resumed in-person learning, those parents had fallen in love with homeschooling and stayed with us to be able to give their kids the best education possible.

Do I need to purchase a separate membership for each sibling?

No. Unlike many other programs that require you to pay a separate fee for each kid, at RLS one membership covers all kids in the family!

Is this a full curriculum, or a supplement?

It can be either. You can use our curriculum as your primary, standalone curriculum, or you can use it to supplement any other platform which you are already using, giving your kids access to hundreds of new classes and electives to explore so that they can find classes they are passionate about, and get the best education.

Do my kids get a student ID?

Yes! With the membership, all kids get a student ID card, which can be used for student discounts, alternative form of identification, proof of enrollment, and more. We will also partner with major retailers that will offer exclusive discounts to bearers of our student ID card. Parents have reported saving hundreds of dollars a year on software and many products and services for their kids using the student ID and/or school email account.

Do my kids get a school email address?

Yes! With the membership, your kid will get a email address with 100mb of storage, strong spam and privacy protections, as well as parental monitors. Parents have reported that their kids enjoy using their email address to talk to their relatives and to submit schoolwork. The email account can also be used to verify their current status as a student and receive hundreds of dollars off in discounted student software and other products when purchasing online through a store that offers student discounts.
Of course, if you feel your kids are not ready yet to have their own email address, they don't need to use it.

Is there a free trial?

No, but your purchase is backed by our 100% Money-Back Guarantee.

Are my payment details secure?

All credit and debit card payments are processed securely by Stripe, one of the world's largest and most trusted online payment processors. Payments take place over a secure, encrypted connection, and we do not store or record your card details on our servers.

How is privacy enforced?

The student's privacy and safety are of utmost importance to us. Classes are not real-time, they are pre-recorded and the student can take the classes whenever they want, just as if they are watching a video on YouTube. Other students have no visibility to your student's sessions.

What do the classes consist of?

Lessons consist of class videos, text and graphic presentations, quizzes, assignments, simulations, and more.

What kind of device do I need?

Classes can be accessed using any internet-enabled device, including desktop, laptop, chromebook, tablet, or smartphone. For certain classes, such as coding, a laptop or desktop is recommended.

Can I enroll if I am outside the USA?

Yes, we have many international families using our programs from all over the world including Canada, Europe, Asia, South America, and Australia. Many foreign service members from the USA also use our program from abroad to help get a high-quality education for their kids in countries where such is not available.

Who created the lessons?

Lessons are created by credentialed teachers or experienced tutors.

Do I need to be with my kids to help them with the lessons?

Our lessons are pretty intuitive to complete, require minimal supervision, and kids should have no problem completing them on their own. For younger kids (K-1), we recommend you do the lessons with them at the beginning, but our tests show that even the youngest learners got used to the lessons interface and could complete them on their own.

I read there are musical instrument classes. How can that be done online?

Because of COVID-19, many types of lessons that traditionally were done in person, are now done online and tutors have adapted their teaching methods for online teaching.

Do you offer second language courses?

Yes! We offer several choices to encourage kids to become multilingual. Currently, we offer French, Spanish, Chinese, Korean, and ASLNEW, with more languages to come. We believe all children deserve to learn a second language! Learning a second language at a young age contributes to cognitive and social-emotional development, and accelerates learning. Bilingual children learn faster and easier, have improved problem-solving skills and creativity, and have more career opportunities in adulthood.

Can I suggest a new elective class?

We are always expanding our curriculum, and if your kids have a particular elective they would be interested in, please let us know. In fact, many of our electives were added after being initially proposed by the parents, as well as upon recommendation of our Youth Advisory Board.

Do I have to pay a separate fee to enroll my kids in each class?

No. Your membership includes full access to all current and future classes.

I signed up but can't access the classes.

Check your email for instructions; Please add to your contacts list so that important emails from us don't end up in your spam folder. For assistance, contact us.

What is JuniorFolio™?

Our revolutionary JuniorFolio™ is the digital portfolio for your kids to showcase all their achievements. As your kid completes certain milestones while participating in our fun and educational online activities, digital awards will be granted to the learner. JuniorFolio??? automatically and chronologically organizes this stream of accomplishments for families to cherish and share with the people they want, such as friends and other family members, so that they can witness the remarkable progress the young learner has achieved. (more info)

Do I have to buy any textbooks?

All required materials are included with the classes and made available for download by the teachers, so you don't have to spend hundreds of dollars on textbooks and other materials.

What is the Kid's Club?

Learners can choose to participate in our Kid's Club for some online social and gaming activities! Be a part of the school's gaming clans, Roblox group, hobby clubs, and more! We are also planning appearances by celebrity YouTubers!

What is the school magazine?

We publish a monthly magazine for learners to stay caught up with what's happening in the world in a kid friendly way. Kids can submit their own articles to the magazine to be published!

Can I buy a membership as a gift?

Yes! You can purchase a gift lifetime membership. This will make a perfect gift for friends or relatives for the holidays, birthdays, and all other occasions. The RLS Gift Membership was the top educational gift of 2021. Purchase here.

I have some more questions that were not answered in the FAQ

Please contact us, and we will be happy to answer all your questions! We can help via email, live chat, or Facebook chat.