The levels are our version of grades. I call them levels to try to somewhat from the idea that a first grader should take the first-grade courses. Your child should be in whatever level is best. Use our placement guides to help you choose. If your child needs one course on a separate level, I would suggest using the level and instructing your child to skip over that section (math, reading, etc.) and do the other level for that subject maybe before they even start their level.

Using the level is the easiest, most complete way to use the site. You can pick and choose courses from the menu, but using a level will hand-feed your child every subject on their level. I am working on a website where you’d be able to handpick your level, putting Math 2 and Reading 1 onto your child’s unique page. Hopefully that will be released in 2019.

The levels include math, reading, language arts, computer, and thinking. Computer and thinking are once-a-week courses.

At the end of each day, the student is instructed to click on a “Program Year.” This has nothing to do with the child’s level. It will automatically take your child to the correct day and level for them. Every day they should be choosing the same Program Year. You don’t have to start with Year 1, which is ancient history, but it is recommended that you go in order once you pick your starting point.

Read more about our Program Years.

9 thoughts on “Levels

  1. Katie McCarthy June 3, 2012 / 5:21 pm

    Thank you so much 🙂 Your website is phenomenal, and your effort is much appreciated. I have scoured the web for an easy to follow curriculum for my girls (4 & 9). This is perfect for my family as it has christian roots, while taking into account real world science. Again thank you very much, and I cannot wait for your upcoming work.

    from: Katie, a fellow home-schooling mom

  2. Katie McCarthy July 8, 2012 / 11:32 pm

    I was wondering if there is supposed to be a level for third? Or do we just continue from second to fourth? Thank you 🙂

    • The King Will Make a Way July 9, 2012 / 9:50 am

      There will be a third, but I haven’t made it yet. I have a second grader this year, so I will start putting up third grade by summer 2013, Lord willing.

  3. Sue July 12, 2012 / 11:35 am

    Thank you ! I ‘ve been praying and asking the Lord for His help, concerning homeschooling. Lately, the responsibility was becoming too much for me and I gave it all back to the Lord. Over the years I’ve been in and out of hospital with kidney stones etc and I’ve been trying to homeschool our boys, now 10 and 13 yrs, as well as working ( night duties) as a nurse …part time. Its been hard , but because we love our boys I wanted to do my best for them, and I was beginning to feel like I was failing. Thank you so much! I’m pleased that you believe that the Lord hasn’t forgotten the Jewish people…….. I know that He loves them very much and Hes given us a heart for them. Do you think grade 4 would cover my boys age group ? Thank you, thank you so much for your kindness. Sue x x

    • The King Will Make a Way July 12, 2012 / 1:55 pm

      Look at the books they would be reading in English in the different levels to decide where they should be at. They could do the M (middle level) “program year” together–the history, science, etc., but they could do English and math at different levels.

  4. Laurie August 6, 2012 / 10:21 pm

    If my son, who turned 6 May 1st, is a good reader & also pretty good w/ add. & sub. would you still recommend first grade or second.? Also when do you think you will have second completed.

    • The King Will Make a Way August 7, 2012 / 4:01 am

      Can he read this chapter and understand it? (Reading ability can get ahead of comprehension ability.) If he can, then he seems ready for second. Also, you can start using second now. My family is about 40 days into right now, so it will continue to be built ahead of you. It should be completed in January.

  5. KT January 5, 2013 / 5:20 pm

    Thank you for this!!! I am so ecstatic that the McGuffey readers are used!!!! This is an awesome setup and will be so helpful with our homeschooling endeavors.

  6. carol January 17, 2013 / 7:34 am

    i know your busy with the new baby in the hospital so i tried to find the answer by myself but i couldnt so sorry to bug you at this time, but what is the different levels for? i see each year has a level L or a level M. thanks.

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