How to Schedule Your School Year
Moving Beyond the Page has a flexible structure that is easy to use and easy to adapt around a number of different schedules — or none at all.
There are three different ways that you can schedule your year with Moving Beyond the Page. Choose the option that fits your family and your education style:
- Flexible online schedule (try it here)
- Four- and five-day printed schedules
- No schedule at all
Read more about these options and choose the one that suits your family.
Flexible Online Schedule
For this option, you will use our online scheduling tool to do the following:
- Choose which days of the week you homeschool.
- Identify any holidays, vacations, and other days off.
- Select your age levels and subjects areas.
Once this is finished, you will have access to a daily list that outlines everything you need to do each day. It also includes convenient access to the following:
- online lessons,
- material lists,
- student activity page downloads,
- lesson links, and
Here are some common scenarios that you may encounter.
Update your school calendar at any time. Your schedules will automatically adjust.
With a single click you can refresh your schedule. All remaining tasks are rescheduled from today, and you are back on track.
Skipping a unit?
Delete it from your schedule, and it is automatically updated
Thinking about taking off every Friday in April?
You can easily see how this will impact your finish date. Maybe Fridays in May sound nice too...
Four- and Five-Day Printed Schedules
If you like to plan your year ahead of time so that you know what is coming, you can create your own schedule, or you can start with one of our printable schedules. We have three types of printable schedules available. Any of these schedules can be easily adapted for either a nine-month or year-round homeschooling. Just plan out your weeks and write in the dates you plan to finish each week.
One lesson each day, five days per week, for a 36-week school year.
A little more than one lesson each day, four days per week, for a 36-week school year.
Relaxed Four-Day Schedule
One lesson each day, four days per week. Extra days are added to the end of the school year.
No Schedule at All
Many families find that they don't need a schedule with Moving Beyond the Page. If you finish one lesson each day in each of the subject areas, you will finish the age level in about the same time as a traditional school year. There are a few buffer days built into each unit to account for various field trips and other situations that life invariably throws your way.
Not using a structured schedule doesn't mean you have an unstructured approach to homeschool. You just understand that if you finish a few weeks earlier or a few weeks later, it is not a big deal.
One lesson per day... in each subject area. No worries.