How to use JPO as part of your Homeschool or Hybrid School

✓ Is homeschooling time-consuming and challenging for your family?

✓ Would you like help to manage your time?  

✓ JPO can help you customize your child's curriculum by offering unique opportunities.

Your child’s curriculum likely includes:

✓ Reading
✓ Writing
✓ Social Studies
✓ Math 

Take something off your full plate!  We have offerings that also fit these same core curriculum areas!  You would be able to substitute our offerings for some that your child is working on individually at home.  

Benefits of JPO Programs for Homeschoolers and Hybridschoolers

  • Many of our offerings also fit the same core curricular areas you are working on at home
  • Feel free to substitute our offerings for some that are part of your previously planned curriculum
  • A top-tier teacher will be teaching programs that you can substitute for areas you are typically doing yourself at home
  • Social Skills - Your child will enjoy peer interaction with like-minded peers while they are learning
  • Integrate core curriculum areas instead of teaching things separately which takes more time (for example, United Nations Simulation teaches Social Studies and Language Arts; Stock Market Game teaches Social Studies and Language Arts)
  • Adjust your child’s learning to their needs and interests - make learning more basic or more challenging. 
  • Real World and Life skills

Specific Examples of JPO programs that can be used for curriculum

English Language Arts (ELA) Options:

A focus on results rather than means. By emphasizing required achievements, the Standards leave room for teachers, curriculum developers, and states to determine how those goals should be reached and what additional topics should be addressed...Teachers are thus free to provide students with whatever tools and knowledge their professional judgment and experience identify as most helpful for meeting the goals set out in the Standards.

 (Common Core State Standards for English Language Arts & Literacy in History/Social Studies, Science, and Technical Subjects)

Social Studies Options:

The primary purpose of social studies is to help young people develop the ability to make informed and reasoned decisions for the public good as citizens of a culturally diverse, democratic society in an interdependent world (National Council for the Social Studies)

Read and comprehend complex literary and informational texts independently and proficiently.

  • Mystery Book Club
  • Stock Market Game
  • United Nations Simulation  

Informational Writing 

  • Investwrite portion of our Stock Market Game 

Narrative Writing 

  • Empathy Project - Connecting through Stories 
  • Mystery Book Club
  • Write Your Story - fiction and non-fiction
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Current Events 

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  • United Nations Simulation  


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  • Stock Market Game


  • United Nations Simulation  
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An Integrated Model of Literacy


Although the Standards are divided into Reading, Writing, Speaking and Listening, and Language strands for conceptual clarity, the processes of communication are closely connected... For example, Writing standard 9 requires that students be able to write about what they read. Likewise, Speaking and Listening standard 4 sets the expectation that students will share findings from their research. 

Students Who are College and Career ready in reading, Writing, Speaking, Listening, and Language

The descriptions that follow are not standards themselves but instead offer a portrait of students who meet the standards set out in this document. As students advance through the grades and master the standards in reading, writing, speaking, listening, and language, they are able to exhibit with increasing fullness and regularity these capacities of the literate individual.

They demonstrate independence.

Students can, without significant scaffolding, comprehend and evaluate complex texts across a range of types and disciplines, and they can construct effective arguments and convey intricate or multifaceted information. Likewise, students are able independently to discern a speaker’s key points, request clarification, and ask relevant questions. They build on others’ ideas, articulate their own ideas, and confirm they have been understood. Without prompting, they demonstrate command of standard English and acquire and use a wide-ranging vocabulary. More broadly, they become self-directed learners, effectively seeking out and using resources to assist them, including teachers, peers, and print and digital reference materials. they build strong content knowledge.

Students establish a base of knowledge across a wide range of subject matter by engaging with works of quality and substance. They become proficient in new areas through research and study. They read purposefully and listen attentively to gain both general knowledge and discipline-specific expertise. They refine and share their knowledge through writing and speaking.

They respond to the varying demands of audience, task, purpose, and discipline.

Students adapt their communication in relation to audience, task, purpose, and discipline. They set and adjust purpose for reading, writing, speaking, listening, and language use as warranted by the task. They appreciate nuances, such as how the composition of an audience should affect tone when speaking and how the connotations of words affect meaning. They also know that different disciplines call for different types of evidence (e.g., documentary evidence in history, experimental evidence in science).

They comprehend as well as critique.

Students are engaged and open-minded—but discerning—readers and listeners. They work diligently to understand precisely what an author or speaker is saying, but they also question an author’s or speaker’s assumptions and premises and assess the veracity of claims and the soundness of reasoning.

They value evidence.

Students cite specific evidence when offering an oral or written interpretation of a text. They use relevant evidence when supporting their own points in writing and speaking, making their reasoning clear to the reader or listener, and they constructively evaluate others’ use of evidence.

They use technology and digital media strategically and capably.

Students employ technology thoughtfully to enhance their reading, writing, speaking, listening, and language use. They tailor their searches online to acquire useful information efficiently, and they integrate what they learn using technology with what they learn offline. They are familiar with the strengths and limitations of various technological tools and mediums and can select and use those best suited to their communication goals.

They come to understand other perspectives and cultures.

Students appreciate that the twenty-first-century classroom and workplace are settings in which people from often widely divergent cultures and who represent diverse experiences and perspectives must learn and work together. Students actively seek to understand other perspectives and cultures through reading and listening, and they are able to communicate effectively with people of varied backgrounds. They evaluate other points of view critically and constructively. Through reading great classic and contemporary works of literature representative of a variety of periods, cultures, and worldviews, students can vicariously inhabit worlds and have experiences much different than their own.


Common Core State Standards for English Language arts & Literacy in History/Social Studies, Science, and Technical Subjects