CABRILLO POINT ACADEMY

Popular Curriculum Choices - 2021/2022

Before choosing a curriculum consider the following questions:

  1. How does my child learn best?
  2. What type of teaching would I prefer?
  3. What are the state standards for my child's grade level? (The I Can statements for each grade are listed here)
  4. What will our schedule look like?

Charting the Course with Cabrillo Point Academy!

We are so excited to share with you the amazing things coming to Cabrillo Point Academy! Please stay tuned. We'll provide more details soon!
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Cabrillo Point Academy In House Curriculum

Our academic program is designed to be extremely flexible and customizable. Working together, credentialed teachers and parents design a learning plan that can incorporate:


  • A variety of curriculum options and platforms
  • Academic support including interventions
  • A child’s optimal learning modalities
  • Seemingly limitless enrichment resources, materials, and experiences
  • School sponsored learning enrichment, field trips, and student activities
  • A blend of virtual and in-person support


If you are looking for an engaging, easy-to-follow learning platform, explore the options below managed by our Curriculum Department.

High School Curriculum Roadshow

Learn more about Cabrillo Point Academy's high school curriculum options in this year's High School Curriculum Roadshow. Access the recording here and the slideshow here.
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Other Curriculum Options

Families are welcome to choose their favorite curriculum, either through School-Adopted curriculum options or textbook, online and learning center vendors of choice. Curriculum costs vary and options are ordered through Enrichment Ordering System if not listed on the Curriculum Survey.


If you need help choosing a curriculum that fits your child's needs, please first reach out to your homeschool teacher (HST).


Below are some popular options!

All in One

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Click HERE for the recording of the All-In-One Showcase and HERE to view the presentation slides!

ALL-IN-ONE CURRICULUM WEBINARS

MOBY MAX - The recording is available here.

STUDY.COM - The recording is available here.

TIME4LEARNING - This recording is available here.

MOVING BEYOND THE PAGE - The recording is available here.

TIMBERDOODLE - The recording is available here.

OAK MEADOW - The recording is available here.

MEMORIA PRESS - The recording is available here.

SCHMOOP - The recording is available here.

Bookshark

From their website: BookShark is a complete, literature-based homeschool curriculum developed for students from pre-k through high school. Our curriculum uses a variety of educational resources including literary fiction and nonfiction, biographies, illustrations, and hands-on experiments to deliver an engaging and complete education that extends beyond textbook memorization.


BookShark combines a proprietary History, Science, and Language Arts program with a range of math options, including Math-U-See, Saxon, Singapore, and RightStart, to ensure you have everything you need for an entire school year—36 weeks.


Website: https://www.bookshark.com/

Moving Beyond the Page

From their website: Moving Beyond the Page is a comprehensive homeschool curriculum that covers science, social studies, and language arts.


Website: https://www.movingbeyondthepage.com/

Oak Meadow

From their website: At Oak Meadow, we see you as a traveler on a journey of learning—a fellow educator, not just a customer. We’re here for you, we listen to you, and we’ll support and guide you through one of the most important decisions you’ll make as a parent: how to educate your child.


Our print-based curriculum can be used independently by homeschoolers, or through enrollment in our teacher-supported distance learning school. Our approach is compassionate and student-centered because we believe that children are sensitive and intelligent and that learning can be joyfully integrated into life.


Website: https://www.oakmeadow.com/

Timberdoodle

From their website: Timberdoodle, a family-owned company, has been finding crazy-smart supplies for homeschooling since 1985. Our goal is to offer unique and innovative homeschooling items that are fun for kids and parents. Our special emphasis is engineering, hands-on, and thinking-skills products that kids love.


Our Curriculum Kits contain our favorites for each grade level, but we love to help families cherry-pick what works best for their children. That is why we are delighted to help you, free of charge, to custom-fit your curriculum to be perfect for your family.


Website: https://timberdoodle.com/collections/curriculum-kits/standard

Five in a row

From their website: Five in a Row is an easy-to-follow, highly effective instructional guide for teaching Social Studies, Language, Art, Applied Math and Science using outstanding children’s literature as the basis for each weekly unit study. Lessons are designed for children ages 5 through 9 and include discussion guides and questions, teacher answers, hands-on activities and suggestions for further study. Before Five in a Row, 2nd Edition, More Before Five in a Row and Beyond Five in a Row offer teacher’s manuals for preschool children and upper elementary students.

Wonderful children’s books are the focus in all levels of Five in a Row; they capture attention and provide inspired learning opportunities for every child. Visit our product pages to learn more about each level of Five in a Row and which one is the best fit for you and your child.


Website: https://fiveinarow.com/new/

Critical Thinking Company

From their website: Since 1958, our award-winning products have helped students of all abilities achieve better academic results with highly effective lessons that sharpen the mind as they teach standards-based reading, writing, mathematics, science, and history. Our products are fun, easy to use, and guaranteed to produce better grades and higher test scores.

We design critical thinking into our reading, writing, math, science, and history lessons so students carefully analyze what they are learning. Deeper analysis produces deeper understanding, which results in better grades and higher test scores. Over time, students who practice critical thinking learn to apply it throughout their education and lives.


Website: https://www.criticalthinking.com/company

Blossom and Root

From their website: I’m Kristina, and I’m the mama of Blake (now 7) and Brice (now 5.) I started Blossom & Root in 2015 to share our home education journey with other nature-based homeschooling families. Soon after I started blogging, I began developing our secular, hands-on, creative, and adaptable curriculum. We now offer preschool, pre-k, kindergarten, first, second, and third grades, and Book Seeds (STEM-centered, nature-based mini-unit studies.) We are currently developing fourth grade, which will be available in August 2020.


Website: https://blossomandroot.com/our-curriculum/

Time4Learning

From their website: Time4Learning is a great homeschool education partner because it offers each child their own learning path, with animated lessons, interactive activities, unit assessments, and integrated printable worksheets for reinforcement.


The Time4Learning program has been refined through years of feedback from educators, parents, and students. Animated lessons, interactive activities, printable worksheets, and detailed progress reports make this learning system an ongoing top selection of the Homeschool.com “Top 100 Educational Websites” list, year after year.


Time4Learning is a great homeschool curriculum choice for in children in Preschool, Grade School, Junior High and High School. Some parents use Time4Learning as supplementary while others use it as the primary homeschooling curriculum across the country enthusiastically, teaching on the computer.


Website: https://www.time4learning.com/homeschool-curriculum.htm

Language Arts

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Click HERE for the recording of the Language Arts Showcase and HERE to view the presentation slides!

LANGUAGE ARTS CURRICULUM WEBINARS

IEW CURRICULUM OVERVIEW WITH ANDREW PUDEWA - The recording is available here.

ESSENTIALS IN WRITING - The recording is available here.

SPELLING YOU SEE - The recording is available here.

ALL ABOUT LEARNING - The recording is available here.

ROYAL FIREWORKS PRESS/MICHAEL CLAY CURRICULUM - The recording is available here.

WRITE AT HOME - The recording is available here.

IEW CULTIVATING LANGUAGE ARTS: PRESCHOOL THROUGH HIGH SCHOOL - The recording is available here.

LOGIC OF ENGLISH - The recording is available here.

WELL TRAINED MIND - The recording is available here.

Institute of Excellence in Writing

From their website: In order to succeed in every area of life, children must hone the skills needed to communicate confidently and effectively. Through the process of learning to write well, students learn how to think clearly and to express themselves eloquently and persuasively. Our goal is to equip you to assist your child in this process.

This page is most helpful to homeschooling parents and teachers. If you are a full-time schoolteacher or administrator, click here.


https://iew.com/

Brave Writer

Help your child fall in love with writing!

Through our user-friendly materials and award-winning online classes, you'll grow into a competent writing coach, calm your anxious writers, and nourish your aspiring authors.


https://bravewriter.com/

Spelling You See

From their website: We recognize that engaged parents are crucial to children’s success in becoming lifelong learners. In addition to this primary principle, our brands include one or more additional principles from our five foundational principles. Visit demmelearning.com to learn more about us and our philosophy of education.


Like its successful sibling Math-U-See, Spelling You See has a unique approach based on what actually works. Placement is not based on grade but on the student’s level of language development. Lessons are short, and the involvement of the parent or teacher is essential. Finally, students who have used Spelling You See have stopped crying about spelling! Spelling You See is a unique spelling program that follows stages of language development and exhibits a linguistic understanding of how students learn to spell while providing meaningful context for learning spelling (no more “spelling lists”).


Website: https://spellingyousee.com

Handwriting Without Tears

From their website: Handwriting Without Tears is an award-winning curriculum that offers multisensory strategies and materials to teach pencil grip, letter formation, and the literacy skills that are needed for print and cursive handwriting.


Website: https://www.lwtears.com/hwt

Teach Your Child to Read in 100 Easy Lessons

From their website: Is your child halfway through first grade and still unable to read? Is your preschooler bored with coloring and ready for reading? Do you want to help your child read, but are afraid you'll do something wrong? RAs DISTARreg; is the most successful beginning reading program available to schools across the country. Research has proven that children taught by the DISTARreg; method outperform their peers who receive instruction from other programs. Now for the first time, this program has been adapted for parent and child to use at home. Teach Your Child to Read in 100 Easy Lessons is a complete, step-by-step program that shows parents simply and clearly how to teach their children to read. Twenty minutes a day is all you need, and within 100 teaching days your child will be reading on a solid second-grade reading level. It's a sensible, easy-to-follow, and enjoyable way to help your child gain the essential skills of reading. Everything you need is here -- no paste, no scissors, no flash cards, no complicated directions -- just you and your child learning together. One hundred lessons, fully illustrated and color-coded for clarity, give your child the basic and more advanced skills needed to become a good reader.Teach Your Child to Read in 100 Easy Lessons will bring you and your child closer together, while giving your child the reading skills needed now, for a better chance at tomorrow.


Website: https://www.amazon.com/Teach-Your-Child-Read-Lessons/dp/0671631985

Growing with Grammar

From Cathy Duffy review: The Growing with Grammar series fulfills the need for a religiously neutral, intensive grammar program for the elementary grades that includes sentence diagramming. Written by a homeschooling mom, these courses are very practical for busy homeschooling parents. Each course is laid out for a 36-week school year, with grammar lessons for about three days per week, although this can certainly be adjusted. Review questions are included within most exercises, and there are comprehensive reviews at the end of each of the major sections of each course.


Website: https://jackrispublishing.com/collections/growing-with-grammar

Explode the Code

From their website: Explode The Code® is a research-based, multisensory program geared to improving literacy with direct, systematic, phonics instruction. Explode The Code’s classic print program includes a sequence of skills-based student books with coordinating placement tests and instructional support. Build the essential literacy skills needed for reading success: phonological awareness, decoding, vocabulary, comprehension, fluency, and spelling with the Explode The Code series.


Website: https://eps.schoolspecialty.com/products/literacy/phonics-word-study/explode-the-code/about-the-program?source=ETC.com&source=ETC.com

Essentials in Writing

From a Cathy Duffy review: Essentials in Writing is a complete language arts program for grades one through twelve with teaching presented either on DVDs or via streaming video. While Essentials in Writing courses cover all requirements for writing and grammar in the high school level courses, to earn one full credit for English, students should also study literature. Essentials in Literature courses are designed to complement Essentials in Writing courses, and the two courses together provide one credit for grades nine through twelve.


Website: https://essentialsinwriting.com

Math

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Click HERE for the recording of the Math Showcase and HERE to view the presentation slides!

MATH CURRICULUM WEBINAR

RIGHTSTART MATH - The recording is available here.

MATH U SEE - The recording is available here.

TEACHING TEXTBOOKS - The recording is available here.

UNLOCK MATH - The recording is available here.

BEAST ACADEMY - The recording is available here.

MATH MAMMOTH - The recording is available here.

SINGAPORE MATH - The recording is available here.

Beast Academy

From their website: Beast Academy is a full curriculum for students ages 8‑13. Each level is split into four units, A‑D. For each unit, there is a Guide book and a Practice book.

The Guide books provide comprehensive, rigorous instruction in a fully illustrated textbook written in an engaging, comic-book style.


Website: https://beastacademy.com/books

Life of Fred

From their website: So, you think math is boring and there is nothing much anyone can do to make it "un-boring"?

You think the average person can't really ever understand math, and "Who needs it?" if you have a calculator in hand!

Think Again!!


Introducing: Life of Fred Math

Never again hear the question which many math students have: "When are we ever gonna use this stuff?" or "Math is boring!"

No other textbooks are like these. Each text is written in the style of a novel with a humorous story line. Each section tells part of the life of Fred Gauss and how, in the course of his life, he encounters the need for the math and then learns the methods. Tons of solved examples. Each hardcover textbook contains ALL of the material – more than most instructors cover in traditional classroom settings. Includes tons of proofs.

Written by Dr. Stanley Schmidt with the intent to make math come alive with lots of humour, clear explanations, and silly illustrations that stick in the mind. The student will learn to think mathematically.

Completion of this series prepares student for third year college math.


Website: https://www.lifeoffred.uniquemath.com/

Live Online Math

From their website: Many people remember learning math as simply memorizing the rules and processes that were required to get the right answer. This is not what math should be about. Excellent math education allows students to truly learn concepts and understand why math works. This is the heart of a quality education in math. This also allows students to apply their learning to real life situations. Finally, teaching (especially online teaching) cannot be effective without a good student/teacher relationship. Developing a good rapport with students is one of the highest priorities a teacher (of any subject) should have.


Website: https://www.liveonlinemath.com/about.html

Math U See

From their website: Math-U-See is designed to teach students specific skills that build as the student progresses. This systematic and cumulative approach uses a definite, logical sequence of concept instruction. The Math-U-See system is structured with step-by-step procedures for introducing, reviewing, practicing, and mastering concepts. Each lesson teaches using multi-sensory tools such as videos, manipulatives, and other resources, designed to appeal to any type of learner. With these resources, we are able to adapt to a variety of homeschool styles.


Website: https://www.mathusee.com/parents/

Right Start Math

From their website: RightStart™ Mathematics is a complete elementary and middle-school program that uses visualization of quantities, de-emphasizes counting, and provides strategies and games for learning the facts. The primary learning tool is the AL Abacus, a specially designed two-sided abacus that is both kinesthetic and visual. RightStart Math, a research-based program used by thousands of children worldwide, tells you what to teach, together with the how and why, day by day and year by year. RightStart Math gives children a solid understanding, mastery, and love for math.


Website: https://rightstartmath.com/


Placement test: https://rightstartmath.com/placement-test/


Free samples: https://rightstartmath.com/resources/sample-lessons/

Saxon Math

From their website: While other math curricula ask students to progress from simple to complex concepts in just a few weeks, Saxon Math scaffolds instruction of each concept and continues to review information introduced earlier. This allows students the time and practice to retain math concepts to the level of mastery.


Website: https://www.hmhco.com/programs/saxon-math

Singapore Math

From their website: The Singapore math method is a highly effective teaching approach originally developed by Singapore’s Ministry of Education for Singapore public schools. The method has been widely adopted in various forms around the world over the past twenty years following our introduction of the curriculum to the U.S. in 1998. Read our story here.


Website: https://www.singaporemath.com

Teaching Textbooks

From their website: Why choose the Teaching Textbook™ series over another homeschool math program?
There are lots of reasons, but here are the top 3.

First, because Teaching Textbooks™ were designed specifically for independent learners, they simply have more teaching/explanation than any other product on the market. We realized that independent learners needed a product that contains the maximum amount of teaching, so a Teaching Textbook™, with its approximately 700 pages of text and 120-160 hours of teacher instruction, is both a teacher and a textbook combined into one. And the teaching isn't just abstract lectures either. There are also down-to-earth, audiovisual step-by-step explanations for every single one of the almost 3,500 problems in the book. Using a Teaching Textbook™ is like having a friendly tutor available at the push of a button, but for only a fraction of the cost! Other products claim that they can be used without the assistance of a teacher, and this may or may not be true. But shouldn’t a truly ideal product for independent learners contain step-by-step teacher explanations for all those times when you might get stumped? We think so.

Second, given the amount of teaching that the series offers and the importance of junior high and high school math in college courses and on the job, our program represents an incredible value. For example, the Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Geometry, and Pre-Calculus Teaching Textbooks™ contain far more multimedia teaching than the nearest competitors’ products.

Third, because the Teaching Textbook™ series was designed for independent learners, it introduces proper terminology only after first presenting the underlying concept in plain language. Of course, the series includes all the terms that students need to know for important standardized tests such as the SAT and ACT, but our textbooks do not bog the reader down in highly technical language until students are ready to digest it.


Website: http://www.teachingtextbooks.com/Default.htm

Science

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Click HERE for the recording of the Science Showcase and HERE to view the presentation slides!

SCIENCE CURRICULUM WEBINARS

EXPLORATION EDUCATION - The recording is available here.

NANCY LARSON SCIENCE - The recording is available here.

STUDIES WEEKLY - The recording is available here.

PANDIA PRESS - This recording is available here.

REAL SCIENCE 4 KIDS - View this webinar here.

Elemental Science

From their website: At Elemental Science, we provide people just like you the easy-to-use science plans that you have been looking for! Our mission is to help educators around the globe share about the wonders of science with their students.


We offer easy-to-use homeschool science plans written by an author with a strong background in science and teaching. We can help you teach science at home or in school with our lapbooks, living books, full science curricula, and teacher resources.


Website: https://elementalscience.com

Pandia Press

From their website: Pandia Press offers home school science curriculum and history curriculum study guides that are organized, flexible, academic, and hands-on.


Website: https://www.pandiapress.com/


Free samples: https://www.pandiapress.com/try-before-you-buy/

Studies weekly - Science

From their website: We integrate printed weekly units in newspaper format with web-based multi-media resources to share stories and teach standards. This print/web combined platform creates high-level Student Engagement and facilitates Deep Learning and Critical Thinking.


Our embedded lesson plans and assessments foster Good Decision-Making skills because we know that standards inform (cognitive domain) and stories inspire (affective domain). Thus, intellectual intelligence and emotional intelligence are engaged. Together, these learning experiences inspire human hearts, engage minds, and profoundly impact student well being.


Website: https://www.studiesweekly.com/product/science/

History

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Click HERE for the recording of the History Showcase and HERE to view the presentation slides!

HISTORY CURRICULUM WEBINARS

HISTORY CHRONICLES - The recording is available here.

STUDIES WEEKLY - This recording is available here.

PANDIA PRESS - This recording is available here.

History Pockets

From Rainbow Resource Center: Supplement your elementary studies of history with memorable activities and a personalized book of projects and the facts they’ve learned. Each book is divided up into a series of units, each unit representing one pocket in their book. Each unit contains several parts, including an overview page for you, and then a title for the pocket, a “Fast Facts” bookmark or picture dictionary cards, an “About…” page or small booklet to read and discuss on the topic, an “Art Reference Page” (for the upper levels), and various activities to complete and include in your pocket. For example, in the Native Americans book, in the Tlingit unit, there’s a title for the pocket along with several picture dictionary cards, a fact sheet, a booklet with illustrations for the child to color, and then two craft projects - creating a potlatch mask that the Tlingits wear to special occasions, as well as a totem pole layer book. A selection of pocket contents from an upper grade book such Ancient Egypt in the “Daily Life” unit would include a pocket title, ‘Fast Facts” bookmark with facts about life in ancient Egypt, an “About Daily Life” sheet to read, an art page featuring ancient Egyptian clothing, and activities including dressing a figure in ancient Egyptian clothing, making a necklace of six important Egyptian symbols, and making a small book on ancient Egyptian dwellings. Most projects, patterns, and everything else to be included in the pockets are reproducible for your own use. All the pieces you need in this book are included for your use, and there are very few (if any) time-consuming projects, as most of them require only a paper pattern copied from the book and used, making this an easy way to combine some hands-on extra fun and personality into your history study, without expending a lot of time and effort on projects, for moms running a little short on time.


Website: https://www.rainbowresource.com/category/4198/History-Pockets.html

Story of the World

From the author: Told in the straightforward, engaging style that has become Susan Wise Bauer’s trademark, The Story of the World covers the sweep of human history from ancient times until the present. Africa, China, Europe, the Americas–find out what happened around the world in the centuries before our own. This read-aloud series is designed for parents to share with elementary-school children, or for older readers to enjoy alone. Introduce your child to the marvelous story of the world’s civilizations!


Website: https://welltrainedmind.com/c/history-geography/story-of-the-world/?v=7516fd43adaa

Studies Weekly

From their website: From their website: We integrate printed weekly units in newspaper format with web-based multi-media resources to share stories and teach standards. This print/web combined platform creates high-level Student Engagement and facilitates Deep Learning and Critical Thinking.


Our embedded lesson plans and assessments foster Good Decision-Making skills because we know that standards inform (cognitive domain) and stories inspire (affective domain). Thus, intellectual intelligence and emotional intelligence are engaged. Together, these learning experiences inspire human hearts, engage minds, and profoundly impact student well being.


Website: https://www.studiesweekly.com/product/social-studies/

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Click HERE for the recording of the Subscription Box Showcase and HERE to view the presentation slides!

SUBSCRIPTION BOX WEBINARS

TALKBOX - View this webinar HERE

TINKER THE ROBOT - View this webinar HERE

KIWI CO. - View this webinar HERE

KIDSTIR - View this webinar HERE

MOXIBOX ART - View this webinar HERE
HISTORY UNBOXED - View this webinar HERE

ABC CRATE - View this webinar HERE

2021-2022 Online Subscription Package

All students will receive the following subscriptions based on their grade level…


TK-5th grade


6th - 8th grade


9th - 12th grade


MobyMax is an adaptive curriculum that allows you to create an individualized education plan for each student. MobyMax can also be used to supplement an existing curriculum and provide additional learning opportunities and resources for your students.


BrainPOP and BrainPOP Jr. offer more than 1,000 short animated movies, quizzes and other related materials, covering science, social studies, English, math, engineering and technology, health, arts, music, and more!


Shmoop is a comprehensive curriculum option for high school offering a wide variety of core and elective course options.


TutorMe is an online-based, 24/7 live tutoring service that covers multiple subjects such as English, math, science, history, foreign language and more! Students will receive up to 12 hours of live, online tutoring per month. In addition, TutorMe offers a writing lab feature for those needing help with essay writing.


Additional subscriptions will be available via A LA CARTE.


Stay tuned for the new OSP Handbook links where you will be able to find additional information and answers to our frequently asked questions.


Click on the flyer below for additional details!

OSP Webinars

Webinars for OSP options MobyMax, BrainPOP, Shmoop, Adobe Cloud, and Prodigy can be found HERE.
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