Find Homeschool Resources with HomeschoolHQ

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This week on the Homeschool Highschool Podcast: Find Homeschool Resources with HomeschoolHQ.

Find Homeschool Resources with HomeschoolHQ

Homeschool HQ with Lauren Bordeaux

It’s always exciting to discover new resources for homeschooling, especially ones that cater to high schoolers. It’s truly a blessing to have such a wide range of options available nowadays. One such blessing is through Lauren Bordeaux, the founder of Homeschool HQ. Lauren shares her inspiring homeschooling journey and the creation of this unique app, Homeschool HQ, that aims to revolutionize the way homeschooling families connect and find resources!

About Lauren Bordeaux

Lauren and her husband, both products of public education, initially considered sending their three children to traditional schools. However, a forest preschool experience in Germany opened their eyes to different possibilities for education.  As their daughter flourished in a non-traditional environment, Lauren’s perspective shifted, and she began exploring homeschooling through podcasts and research.

After moving back to the United States and experiencing the challenges of homeschooling during the COVID-19 pandemic, Lauren realized the need for a centralized platform that could gather and organize homeschooling resources. She shared her idea with her husband, and together they started on the journey of building the Homeschool HQ app.

About HomeschoolHQ

When Lauren was looking into homeschool resources and management, she could not find anything comprehensive enough to consider using. There were some lists on Facebook, but they were limited to specific groups, and Lauren wanted to create an aggregate resource that would be accessible to all homeschoolers, such as tools or apps for homeschool organization in mind.

And even though neither Lauren nor her husband had any tech background, they were determined to make HomeschoolHQ happen. They found an online program that allowed them to build the app themselves, and with the help of some friends who are also homeschoolers, they brought homeschoolHQ to life. 

And Homeschool HQ launched just a year ago!

This app is not just “another homeschooling app.” It is a user-populated platform that allows homeschooling families to share and discover resources in their local areas. The app features various categories, including co-ops, classes, field trip ideas, conventions, and more. Users can customize their search radius and save their favorite resources for easy access.

Lauren and her husband are constantly working on updates to enhance the app’s features. In fact, they’re currently awaiting approval for an update that will include a higher education section, allowing homeschoolers to find homeschool-friendly colleges and universities, along with information on admissions, dual enrollment, and scholarships for homeschoolers!

Using HomeschoolHQ In Your Homeschool

With Homeschool HQ, you can plan your homeschooling activities, find local classes, and even organize play dates or nature hikes. The app provides a sense of community and simplifies the process of locating resources tailored to your family’s needs. 

Getting started with HomeschoolHQ is easy. Simply download the app from the App Store or Google Play Store. While there is a subscription fee of $19.99 per year, this nominal amount ensures the availability of high-quality resources and safeguards the app’s integrity. 

Once you are in the app, explore the different categories, save your favorites, and customize your search options to find resources near you.

Homeschool HQ is currently available in the US and Canada, with plans to expand to more countries in the future. The app’s user-driven nature fosters a sense of collaboration and community among homeschooling families. By contributing to the app, users help create a comprehensive resource hub that benefits everyone.

Connect with Lauren + Homeschool HQ

HomeschoolHQ is a game-changer for homeschooling families, providing a centralized platform to discover and share resources. Lauren and her team are committed to enhancing HomeschoolHQ and making it an indispensable tool for homeschoolers worldwide.

The app is available on both the App Store and Google Play Store for users in the US and Canada. You can also find them on major social media platforms. For more information, visit their Homeschool HQ website!

For more information on different apps to help your teens with homeschooling high school, check our our friends at Homeschooling with Technology podcast. We talked to Homeschooling with Technology’s Meryl van der Merwe on our episodes:

Thank you to Seth Tillman for editing this podcast and to Richie Soares with Homeschool & Humor for writing this blog post!

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