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You asked for it: customizable curriculum now available

August 17th, 2015

Build a program that matches your children’s skills across all subjects

At Sonlight, we understand that your family is unlike any other, and that one size does not fit all. We've been listening to your concerns and are pleased to announce the release of Curriculum Builder!
Curriculum Builder lets you more easily accommodate the unique needs of your learners. Using this new tool, you can now put together a Full-Grade Package that more closely matches your children's abilities in different subject areas and helps them succeed. 

Flexibility at its finest: Choose the skill level and program that fits

When do you use Curriculum Builder? Let's say your daughter is a second grader who excels at math. You can switch out the standard second grade math program (in this case, Horizons 2) for Horizons 3 Math – or any other Sonlight math program that you believe better fits her needs. You have the same mix-n-match flexibility for other required subjects in your Full-Grade Package. 
Imagine how smoothly your days will go and how well-supported your children will be in every subject area when the curriculum meets them where they are.
Here’s how Curriculum Builder works:
  • Choose the Full Grade curriculum package you want.  
  • Click on Personalize your Full-Grade Package. 

Learn more about personalizing your curriculum.

Choose Your Curriculum and Personalize Your Program 


  Full-Grade Packages save you money 

 We're able to offer you the best value with bundled products. When you select any Full-Grade Package (personalized or not), you’ll get the deepest discount available. Regardless of the curriculum path you choose, we believe you’ll have a delightful experience learning together with Sonlight. If you need assistance, advice or encouragement at any time, we’re here to support your homeschool adventure. 

Last day! Order by April 30 for 9-month payment plan

April 29th, 2015

How would you feel if your children begged to start school early?
Do curious minds, deep discussions and an insatiable appetite to explore the world sound appealing? Imagine doing school in your pajamas, at the park, in your backyard – wherever life leads! Sonlight provides the soil to raise up individuals who possess a spirit of discovery.
For 25 years, Sonlight homeschoolers around the world have been saying how much their kids love learning:
"Sonlight gives my children a love for learning, and if they love learning, they can succeed in whatever they decide to do in life." " – Kathleen D, Rocky Mount, VA
"We're starting our fourth year with Sonlight, and my boys love learning together more and more. They love their Sonlight books. No matter how much we read to them, they always beg for more." – Janet W, Fairview, TN
Through April 30, spread your payments over 9 months with your $399 order*
Now's the time to make your wish list. Want a complete curriculum? How about an ultra microscope? Maybe some Summer Readers? You'll pay no additional interest and there are no hidden fees. We'll help you ignite the joy of learning from which young lives can successfully launch.

More Sonlight tools to help you succeed:

* Nine-month payment plans are available year-round on Full-Grade Packages, or any order over $399 through April 30, to qualifying customers in the U.S. and Canada.  

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We're giving away Summer Readers TODAY!

April 20th, 2015

This Monday through Wednesday, get free Summer Readers with your curriculum purchase
Kids clamor for Summer Readers. If you hurry, you can get a box of these thrilling books – a value of up to $35 – FREE!
"Sonlight is such a part of our family that we can't even leave it behind for summer! The kids made sure we ordered and received our Summer Readers in time for vacation." – Christine F, Talking Rock, GA

See available Summer Readers (available 4/20, noon MDT)

Order now to get your choice of elementary, middle and high school Summer Readers
While supplies last – and they'll go fast – you'll receive your choice of 2012, '13 or '14 Summer Readers packages when you purchase a Full-Grade Package or any order of $399 or more.
After you select your curriculum, simply proceed to checkout. You'll have the opportunity to select your Summer Readers from the shopping cart.
Happy summer reading!

Sonlight awards over $1 million to homeschool students

March 9th, 2015

Littleton, Colo.—March 9, 2015— Thirteen students were recently awarded a total of $92,000 in college scholarships in the 16th annual Sonlight Scholarship Program from Colorado-based homeschool provider Sonlight Curriculum.
Top 2015 scholar and winner of the $20,000 Sonlight scholarship, Keila Pieters, studied with Sonlight from kindergarten through high school.
“Our daughter was born to be a world changer,” said Tracey Pieters, Keila’s mom. “Though Keila has the drive, talent and discipline to go far in the private sector, it’s the poor, forgotten and desperate of the world she’s committed to serving. Her desire to study medicine and become a missionary doctor is a natural outgrowth of a heart that wants to impact the world for Christ and His kingdom.”
  “Keila has a veritable kaleidoscope of interests and creative pursuits – writer, photographer, web designer, blogger, film editor, cook, seamstress, painter, calligrapher, musician and more. We’re thankful for her broad exposure to the liberal arts through Sonlight’s literature-rich curriculum, making her an avid reader of a broad range of genres,” her mom, Tracey, continues.
“She has received an incredible education with Sonlight Curriculum, helping her become the extraordinary person she is today.”
In her personal essay titled “Making My Life Count,” Pieters summarizes, “I desire to live my life with unhindered faith, uncertain risk and unexpected adventure. … I wish to be bold!”
The 2015 Sonlight scholarship winners, who were chosen not only for academic performance but also for exhibiting leadership, creativity, and other virtues, scored an average of 2200 out of 2400 on the SAT, placing them in the 99th percentile nationally.  
Sonlight scholarship recipients represent diverse geographic regions from Oman to Oregon. They include a National Merit scholar, a Hollywood Film Festival award-winner, accomplished scientists, artists, athletes, musicians and communicators. Each of them have studied at least five Sonlight Core programs.
"Sonlight began its scholarship program when homeschooling still seemed unproven. We wanted to assess the achievements of the graduates we were helping to produce with our curriculum. We were amazed with not only the test results, but also the caliber of students overall," said Sarita Holzmann, president of Sonlight Curriculum.
As a pioneer and leader in the market for 25 years, Sonlight is the only homeschool curriculum company to offer a college scholarship to any four-year accredited institution. The company has awarded more than one million dollars to graduates from 17 countries and 35 states since the beginning of the scholarship program in 2000.
For more information about the Sonlight Scholarship Program, visit
Homeschooling Is Growing
According to Education News, the homeschooling ranks are growing at a phenomenal rate. Since 1999, the number of children who are being homeschooled has increased by 75 percent. Debates continue to rage around the controversial Common Core program, and as dissatisfaction with the U.S. education system grows, so too does the number of homeschoolers in America. Statistics show the number of primary school kids whose parents choose to forgo traditional education is growing seven times faster than the number of kids enrolling in K-12 every year.
As homeschooling comes of age, more and more homeschoolers are recruited by colleges and universities. 
"Many of the top universities have caught onto the fact that homeschoolers are a significant talent pool of self-motivated, well-read, independent thinkers,” said Holzmann. “These students tend to bring higher test scores and graduation rates, take leadership roles and fan the flame of intellectual curiosity everywhere they go. Sonlight equips them to go wherever God calls and life leads."
Sonlight provides preschool through 12th grade courses that encourage the value of lifelong learning; offering college scholarships supports this vision for continued education.
Since 2006, the average SAT score of homeschooled students applying for Sonlight scholarships has been 1924 out of 2400, nearly 17% higher than the national average.

About Sonlight:
Sonlight Curriculum is the original homeschool company and pioneer in literature-based curriculum for preschool through high school students. They’ve been inspiring a love to learn in families for 25 years. Based in Littleton, Colorado, Sonlight’s Christ-centered mission is to provide complete curriculum packages and individual resources that enable parents to homeschool their children, currently in more than 100 countries worldwide.

Celebrate 25 years with Sonlight! You're invited.

January 14th, 2015

Come celebrate with us … 
This year marks Sonlight's silver anniversary: 25 years of inspiring a love to learn! It's been a wonderful experience to accompany and support so many of you on your homeschool adventure. Our story is entwined with yours, as is our success.
To kick off the yearlong celebration, we'd like to invite you to join us for a free online event, Inspire 25: a Mom-to-Mom Homeschool Celebration, on Jan. 22, 8 p.m. EST. 

Sign up, win prizes and be encouraged! 
Inspire 25 is all about moms coming together for an encouraging evening. You can sit back, relax and take it all in. Or jump in and join the conversation with Sonlight co-founder Sarita Holzmann and our featured guests, noted authors/bloggers/speakers, Heidi St. John and Crystal Paine.  
Register free, enjoy the goodies 
When you register for this free event online, you automatically enter for a chance to win a $250 Sonlight gift certificate. You'll also have a chance to win over $1000 in prizes during the event, so don't miss it!  

Share the fun 
Share the news on your Facebook page or blog, tell your homeschool co-op, or gather for a dessert night with your buds to listen together, but don't miss Inspire 25 at

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