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February 2, 2017 - Printed Textbook Sources

Our printed textbook closeout sale has now concluded, thank you! If you missed the sale, and still want to purchase printed textbooks, you may be able to find some remaining stock at one of our channel partners.

The following partners (in alphabetical order) have carried the printed components in the past and may still have some in stock:

Search for "KidCoder" or "TeenCoder" at these outlet web pages.


December 31, 2016 - Printed Textbook Closeout Announcement and Sale!

Update: 2/1/2017 - The closeout sale has now ended, thank you!

Update: 1/18/2017 - new and final closeout discount is 40% on remaining items!

Since 2008, Homeschool Programming has been a leader in computer science education for homeschool students. We started with printed textbooks and CDs and introduced a new online delivery format last year. This new online format has many advantages over printed textbooks, including:

  • Never obsolete - dynamically updated with fixes and improvements
  • Automatically graded lesson quizzes and chapter tests
  • Full color lesson text and integrated instructional videos
  • Dedicated teacher's guides for every lesson and project grading rubrics
  • Alignment to many state standards
  • Alignment to many common industry certification exams
  • ...and more!

A very significant portion of our students have chosen the new online format, and all of our new and forthcoming courses are online-only. Therefore...

On January 1st, 2017, all printed textbooks will go to "OUT OF PRINT" status.

What does this mean to you?

  • All printed textbooks and CDs are still FULLY VALID. The content is still technically accurate and the software has been tested on all versions of Windows (7, 8, 10).

  • All printed textbooks and CDs are still FULLY SUPPORTED. Whether you have a printed course now, or are considering purchase while supplies last, we still provide fast, free technical support.

  • Printed textbooks and CDs will continue to be sold through our website and channel partners WHILE SUPPLIES LAST. But, when they're gone, they're gone!

  • We'll be running a CLOSEOUT SALE on the remaining stock (see below).

Tell me about the CLOSEOUT SALE!

OK, all printed textbooks and CDs "must go". We don't need any leftover stock, and will do whatever it takes to sell the remainder. Beginning January 1st, we will be running a CLOSEOUT SALE starting at 30% off all printed textbooks and CDs.

This closeout sale is "while supplies last". Once a particular component is gone, no more will be printed. If you have been thinking about or planning to buy a printed course, NOW is the time to gobble them up!

The closeout sale will end by January 31st or when all stock is gone. We may increase the discount percentage during the sale as time passes to meet this goal. If you're feeling lucky, wait for a bigger discount. But when we are sold out, you've missed your chance.

OTHER ANNOUNCEMENTS

We have quite a few announcements lined up for the coming months, including course updates, a new website, branding changes, and more. Stay tuned!


November 21, 2016 - Black Friday - Cyber Monday Sale!

Our traditional Black Friday - Cyber Monday sale will kick off Friday November 25th and run through Monday November 28th. Save 20% of all KidCoder and TeenCoder courses during this time, including our online and teacher-led options.

This is a great time to pick up a perfect Christmas gift for your techie student or prepare a new elective for your second semester!


June 26, 2016 - New Digital Savvy Course!

Do your students need a to improve their "digital literacy" skills? We have a new course just for you! Digital Savvy teaches things like:

  • Computer hardware and software concepts
  • Computer security and personal safety
  • Using search engines
  • Using Office-style applications (word processors, spreadsheets, etc)
  • Image editing
  • Using social media and email, safely
  • Introductory website design with HTML
  • Introductory programming concepts with Scratch
  • ...and more!

In celebration of this release, Digital Savvy is now on sale for 20% off through July 15, 2016. Remember, you can buy now and your online subscription does not start until you are ready!


February 6, 2016 - New Survey of CS Course!

We are thrilled to announce a new course to our lineup! For a shorter, lightweight introduction to coding topics, consider our new Survey of Computer Science course.

This 9-week (36-lesson) course is great for summer programs, after-school workshops, small group study, and any-time exploration by students who want to learn simple coding skills!

View the "Survey of Computer Science" Course Details


February 5, 2016 - New Multi-Course Package Deals!

Do you have multiple students with different interests in computer science? Or do you have one student that plans to take several KidCoder and TeenCoder courses over the next few years?

Our new multi-course packs allow you to buy cost-effective access to multiple online courses. You tell us which course you want to use and when you're ready to start. These deals are future-proof; you can wait and select new courses that may be released after purchase.

These plans will save you 20% - 40% when buying groups of 2, 3, or 4 courses!

Click Here to View Our Package Deals


January 24, 2016 - New look for our website!

We are working on some updates to our website. You should soon find that the pages are simplified and streamlined. Don't worry, you're in the right place, and we still have the same great courses!


January 8, 2016 - 10% off all ONLINE courses Jan 8 - Jan 22!

Kick off your second semester with a fun technical elective that students can continue for a full year. We are celebrating the new year with a 10% off sale of every online course from January 8th through January 22nd.

Buy today and get started right away with no shipping fees or delays. You can also save your online access for later and get started on your timetable!


December 22, 2015 - Holiday hours, shipping, and support!

Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays to everyone! In order to enjoy some family time, our office will be closed from Thursday Dec 24th through Friday January 1st, re-opening Monday, January 4th.

This means:

  • Voicemails left to us during that time will be returned on Monday Jan 4th.
  • Printed orders placed during that time will ship on Monday Jan 4th.
  • Online orders placed during that time will be filled if possible, but otherwise will be completed on Monday Jan 4th.
  • Emails sent to us for sales and support will continue to be answered, but please give us a day or two to respond.

We are looking forward to working with you in 2016!


November 23, 2015 - Black Friday - Cyber Monday Sale!

Our traditional Black Friday - Cyber Monday sale will kick off Friday November 27th and run through Monday November 30th. Save 15% of all KidCoder and TeenCoder courses during this time, including our new online options.

This is a great time to pick up a perfect Christmas gift for your techie student or prepare a new elective for your second semester!


November 9, 2015 - New Online Courses!

Our award-winning KidCoder and TeenCoder courses will soon be available in an all-new online format!

If you prefer to take your courses entirely online, without any physical textbooks or CDs, we have great news! Our new online computer science courses for homeschool and individual students will launch during our annual Black Friday sale on November 27th, 2015.

This means you can continue to choose our traditional printed textbooks, OR you can enroll in a completely online experience. Online courses have no shipping charges or delays, no textbooks to damage, and no CDs to scratch! Each online course comes with fully integrated instructional videos.

For a more detailed comparison of printed and online course features, please see our Comparison Page.


August 8, 2015 - Windows 10 Support!

Microsoft has recently released version 10 of the Windows operating system. All KidCoder and TeenCoder courses have been tested and confirmed to work with this new operating system, and it has been added to our list of officially supported platforms.

Some course documents on our website, including the Getting Started Guide, have been updated to include instructions for finding and running installed software under the Windows 10 operating system. If you find any issues or would like to request clarifcation, please contact us!


July 16, 2015 - Back-to-School Sale!

It's Back-to-School time, and you can save 10% off all courses from Friday July 17th through Friday July 31st! Get ready to add an award-winning computer science class to your school transcript, or line up a fun technical elective for your students today!


May 14, 2015 - Summer Fun Sale!

Prepare for summer fun with a 10% off sale on all courses! Save 10% on all KidCoder and TeenCoder curriculum through May 31st, 2015.


April 10, 2015 - Updated Visual Studio Installation Instructions!

Microsoft has changed their download pages for Visual C# 2010 Express and Visual Basic 2010 Express. Our installation instructions have now been updated to match the new locations. For details, please see:


March 19, 2015 - Office closed March 20-23!

Our staff will be traveling on business from March 20th through March 23rd. Our office will be closed for shipping purposes, but still responsive to messages and inquiries on a small delay.

  • Orders placed during that time will ship on Tursday March 24th.
  • Emails sent to us for sales and support will continue to be answered, but please give us a little extra time.
  • Calls to our office toll-free number will be routed to voicemail, and we will respond to those messages ASAP.

December 18, 2014 - Holiday hours, shipping, and support!

Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays to everyone! In order to enjoy some family time, our office will be closed from Monday Dec 22nd through Friday Dec 26th, re-opening Monday, Dec 29th.

This means:

  • Voicemails left to us during that time will be returned on Monday Dec 29th.
  • Orders placed during that time will ship on Monday Dec 29th.
  • Emails sent to us for sales and support will continue to be answered, but please give us a day or two to respond.

We will also be closed on Friday Jan 1, 2015. We are looking forward to working with you in 2015!


Nov 24, 2014 - Black Friday - Cyber Monday Sale!

Our traditional Black Friday - Cyber Monday sale will kick off Friday November 28th and run through Monday December 1st. Save 15% of all KidCoder and TeenCoder courses during this time!

Get ready for your second semester with a unique elective that will thrill your inquisitive student!


Oct 20, 2014 - Scheduled website maintenance Tuesday Oct 21st!

Our website and email systems will be down for scheduled maintenance the afternoon of Tuesday, Oct 21st. Please check our Facebook page for status updates.

If you need immediate assisstance during this time, please call our toll-free number at 888-606-7263.


Oct 1, 2014 - Vote for Your top Homeschool Curriculum!

Homeschool.com is asking for YOUR vote on your favorite homeschool curriculum! We hope you'll visit their easy voting page and check "Homeschool Programming, Inc." as one of your favorites!

Click here to cast your vote!

Homeschool.com voting page

Voting ends Oct 10th, 2014, so don't delay!


July 28, 2014 - Free Computer Science Workshops!

Come and join Chris for two free, live workshops in September:

  • "Hands On Website Design for Kids"
       Tuesday, September 9th, 2:00pm EST / 11:00am PST
  • "Bringing Computer Science to your Classroom"
       Friday, September 12th, 2:00pm EST / 11:00am PST

The workshops are presented courtesy of Home Education Council of America's "Not Back to School Summit".

Throughout the month of September, HECOA is hosting a series of more than 60 incredible workshops with more than 20 influential speakers – all online, all for FREE!

Topics will address everything from age 0 to graduation! Register and get insight on philosophies and methods, encouragement, hands-on workshops and training, special needs, homeschooling many, scheduling and planning, and much more.

Get unstuck, get motivated, get organized. There is certain to be a topic and a speaker for everyone!

Simply visit the HECOA website today and register to get your all-access pass to the entire month, from the comfort of your home. There will be replays for a limited time - in case you have to miss one.

http://hecoa.com/not-back-to-school


July 27, 2014 - New Java / AP Exam updates page!

Students interested in taking the "AP Computer Science A" exam should visit our new AP Exam Page for news and updates. The requirements for the exam have changed slightly starting in Fall, 2014. This page provides the necessary info and lesson updates for the TeenCoder: Java Programming 2nd edition course!


July 1, 2014 - Offline for maintenance July 1st, 9pm EST!

We will be putting our site into maintenance mode so we can make some improvements starting Tuesday, July 1st, and 9PM EST. Estimated down-time is 3 hours. Thanks for your patience!

OK we're back up! We have migrated the entire website to a new hosting provider for better speeds and reliability. If you find any parts of the site that don't seem to work, please contact us right away!


June 23, 2014 - 10% off sale though June 30th!

We are pleased to offer a "summer sizzle" sale through June 30th, 2014! Save 10% site-wide on all our KidCoder and TeenCoder products. Now is the perfect time to start a fun summer course or stock up for your upcoming school year.


June 2, 2014 - We're going to HEAV in Richmond, VA June 4-8!

Our staff is attending the HEAV homeschool convention in Richmond, VA from June 4-8. If you are attending, we invite you to stop by and chat with the curriculum authors and take advantage of convention-only discounts.

Chris will also be giving a workship titled "Hands-on Website Design for Kids".

We will be checking email and monitoring messages during this time, but our response may be delayed. Also, all orders placed this Wednesday-Sunday June 4-8 will ship on Monday, June 9th.


April 28, 2014 - New Look for our Website!

We are rolling out a new look for our website! We still have the same great products, but now you can find things in a simpler, cleaner manner. We hope you like it. Send us some feedback with your comments!


April 14, 2014 - We're going to HSBF in Arlington, TX May 7-10!

Our staff is attending the Home School Book Fair (HSBF) in Arlington, TX from May 7-10. If you are attending, we invite you to stop by and chat with the curriculum authors and take advantage of convention-only discounts.

Chris will also be giving a workship titled "Hands-on Website Design for Kids" Friday afternoon.

We will be checking email and monitoring messages during this time, but our response may be delayed. Also, all orders placed this Wednesday-Saturday May 7-10 will ship on Monday, May 12th.


March 20, 2014 - We're at TTDC in Nashville, TN March 20-22!

Our staff is attending the Teach them Diligently Convention (TTDC) in Nashville, TN from March 20-22. If you are attending, we invite you to stop by and chat with the curriculum authors and take advantage of convention-only discounts.

Chris will also be giving a workship titled "Hands-on Website Design for Kids" Friday afternoon.

We will be checking email and monitoring messages during this time, but our response may be delayed. Also, all orders placed this Thursday-Saturday March 20-22 will ship on Monday, March 24th.


March 10, 2014 - KidCoder Advanced Web Videos Now Shipping!

The KidCoder: Advanced Web instructional videos are now shipping! All pre-orders for the Advanced Web Videos have been sent out.

We're looking forward to a great 2014 with our complete product lineup.


February 14, 2014 - KidCoder Advanced Web Now Shipping!

The KidCoder: Advanced Web textbook kit ("course") has arrived! All pre-orders for the Advanced Web or Web Year Pack courses have now been shipped.

The Advanced Web optional instructional videos are about 4 weeks away. We are accepting pre-orders for them now so you can get package discounts.

  • Advanced Web "course + videos" customers will receive the Advanced Web course in an initial package, and the videos later when ready.
  • Web Year Pack "course + videos" customers will receive the Beginning Web course + videos and the Advanced Web course in an initial package, and the Advanced Web videos later when ready.

Your Advanced Web videos, if part of your order, will automatically ship to you when ready. They are not required to begin or complete a course, so you can get started right away.


January 31, 2014 - KidCoder Advanced Web Pre-Ordering!

The KidCoder: Advanced Web textbook has finally gone to the printers, so we are now accepting pre-orders!

Please read these shipping notes and release details carefully to understand what "pre-order" means to your product delivery!

  • If you pre-order the Advanced Web "course only" (the textbook and course CD), that will ship in approximately 2 weeks (mid-Feb) when the Advanced books arrive from the printers.
  • If you pre-order the Web Year Pack "course only" (2 textbooks and 2 course CDs), both semesters will also ship in approximately 2 weeks (mid-Feb) when the Advanced books arrive from the printers.
    • We will ship both Beginning and Advanced textbooks in the same package when both are available.
  • The Advanced Web optional instructional videos are about 5-6 weeks away. We are accepting pre-orders for them now as a convenience, but Advanced Web videos will not ship with your textbooks in 2 weeks.
    • Web Year Pack + videos customers will receive the Beginning Web portion of the videos with the initial package.
    • We will send you a follow-up package with the Advanced Web instructional videos when they are released.

If you have already ordered the Beginning Web course from us, you will receive a discount coupon by email to help you reach the Year Pack savings. We appreciate your early adoption of the course!

Please Contact Us to clarify any questions.

Finally, we would like to personally thank your for your patience and support. This course has been a lengthy labor of love and is our largest KidCoder course yet. We know work remains on the videos, but we wanted to make the core course kit available to you as soon as possible so you can get started.


January 27, 2014 - KidCoder Advanced Web Update!

Many of you are asking about the KidCoder: Advanced Web release date, and here is the current schedule:

  • January 31st - Expected to be "pencils down" on the textbook and course CD, with master copies sent to the printers. We will enable the ordering links for KidCoder Advanced Web and Web Year Pack products at this time for pre-ordering.
  • Approximately 2 weeks later (early/mid Feb), as soon as materials are received from the printer, we will begin shipping the Advanced Web courses and Web Year Packs.
  • The optional instructional videos will be released in the March timeframe. You will be able to pre-order the videos with your textbook kit, but they will not ship until later.

If you have already ordered the Beginning Web course from us, you will receive a discount coupon by email to help you reach the Year Pack savings. We appreciate your early adoption of the course!

Long-time fans know we like to run a sale to celebrate all new product releases. Look for a 10%-off site-wide sale from Feb 1st through Feb 14th!


December 18, 2013 - Holiday hours, shipping, and support!

Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays to everyone! In order to enjoy some family time, our office will be closed from Monday Dec 23rd through Friday Dec 27th, re-opening Monday, Dec 30th. This means:

  • Voicemails left to us during that time will be returned on Monday Dec 30th.
  • Orders placed during that time will ship on Monday Dec 30th.
  • Emails sent to us for sales and support will continue to be answered, but please give us a day or two to respond.

We are looking forward to working with you in 2014!


November 25, 2013 - Black Friday - Cyber Monday Sale!

Plan your shopping for our annual Black Friday - Cyber Monday sale. Save 15% off all products from Friday Nov 29th through Monday Dec 2nd. Kickstart your second semester with a great gift for your technical student!


September 16, 2013 - Android Programming 2nd Edition now shipping!

As of Sept 16th, 2013 the 2nd Edition of Android Programming is now shipping!

We are beginning to fill all back-orders over the next few days. If you do not receive a shipping notification email as of Friday Sept 20th, please contact us to confirm your order status. Thanks for your patience!

1st Edition Android customers who have requested a free electronic upgrade should also receive email by Friday Sept 20th with your upgrade information.


August 20, 2013 - KidCoder: Web Design Year Pack

We know many of you are eager to get started with Web Design and want to purchase the full year, including Advanced Web Design, to get the Year Pack savings. Since we are looking at a January timeframe for release of the 2nd semester Advanced Web Design, we encourage you to order the 1st semester Beginning Web Design now and get started!

When the Advanced Web Design course is available, we will distribute a discount coupon to all Beginning Web customers that will give them a discount towards the Advanced Web purchase. Thanks for your patience!


July 7, 2013 - Common Core Standards (CCS) Information

Some have recently asked about our stance on Common Core Standards (CCS). We currently have NO plans to align with CCS. Curriculum changes are made based on the needs of our students, the feedback we receive from our customers, and the latest technical programming environments.


July 1, 2013 - TeenCoder: Java/Android 2nd Editions!

UPDATE as of Sept 16th: Android Programming 2nd Edition (second semester) is now shipping!

UPDATE as of July 22nd: Java Programming 2nd Edition (first semester) is now shipping!

The 2nd Edition of TeenCoder: Java and Android Programming courses are coming soon! We have opened the "Buy Now" links for all Java/Android products for pre-sales, but please carefully read the shipping schedule for each product:

  • Java Programming 2nd Ed. - Now shipping!
  • Android Programming 2nd Ed. - Now shipping as of Sept 16th!
  • Year Pack 2nd Ed. - Each semester will be shipped individually as soon as it's ready according to the above dates! You can buy now, get started with Java first semester, and have Android at your door before you need it :)

Here's what's new:

Java Programming 2nd Edition - Move to the latest version of Eclipse, make minor lesson and activity clarifications, and add an index to the textbook.

Android Programming 2nd Edition - Move to the latest version of Android SDK and ADT, rework some lessons to match Android 4.X features, and add an index to the textbook.

If you purchased a 1st Edition TeenCoder Java or Android Programming title, your course material is still fully supported and valid. However, we can offer recent customers a free electronic upgrade upon request.

To request your electronic upgrade for a purchase after April 1st, 2013, just send us your order# or email confirmation of purchase and we can send you a download link (when the new 2nd editions are out) that contains electronic versions of the Textbook Kit. Our optional instructional videos are too large for easy upgrade via electronic download, but you can continue using your 1st edition videos with the 2nd edition material.


May 29, 2013 - KidCoder: Beginning Web Design is here!

The KidCoder: Beginning Web Design textbook is now shipping! In celebration we are launching a 10% off site-wide sale that runs from Monday, May 27th through Monday, June 10th.

These other KidCoder Web components should ship in the August timeframe:

  • First semester Beginning Web Design optional instructional videos
  • Second semester Advanced Web Design textbook and optional videos

May 27, 2013 - KidCoder: Windows/Game Programming 3rd Editions!

UPDATE 6/28/2013: All KidCoder Visual Basic products are NOW SHIPPING in 3rd edition! Back-orders have been shipped as of Friday June 28th; if you have not received a shipping confirmation email, please email us to double-check your delivery.

All KidCoder Visual Basic products are currently "at the printers" for delivery of our new 3rd Editions! All KidCoder Visual Basic orders placed now will be shipped to you near the end of June. Thanks for your patience...please stay tuned to our Facebook, Twitter, and Newsletter feeds for updates.

What's new in the 3rd edition of Windows and Game Programming? The new editions are largely maintenance releases, so still use the same tool set and cover the same topics. Based on your feedback, we have:

  • Tweaked lesson text, activity explanations, and solutions where needed for clarity or cosmetic fixes
  • Added an index to the back of each textbook
  • Converted the instructional videos to use a "continuous ribbon" technology instead of Previous/Next buttons
  • Converted all test from short-answer to more easily graded multiple-choice
  • Moved the supplemental installation documents entirely to our website to ensure customers always get the latest instructions at install time
  • Converted the Student and Solution menus to HTML pages instead of custom executables

If you purchased a 2nd Edition KidCoder Windows or Game Programming title, your course material is still fully supported and valid. However, we can offer recent customers a free electronic upgrade upon request. If you purchased from us or one of our partners after April 1st, 2013, just send us your order# or email confirmation of purchase and we can send you a download link (when the new 3rd editions are out) that contains electronic versions of the textbook kit. Our optional instructional videos are not available for download, but you can continue using your 2nd edition videos with the 3rd edition material.

By the way, the TeenCoder Windows/Game Programming titles are ALREADY shipping in 3rd Edition form! Our upgrade offer for 2nd Edition purchases after April 1st applies to TeenCoder as well.


May 22, 2013 - More awards rolling in!

We are thrilled to announce a new set of publishing awards have been earned by our textbooks!

TeenCoder: Android Programming:

  • 2013 National Indie Excellence Awards Winner - (Technology)
  • 2013 International Book Awards Finalist - (Education/Academic)
  • 2013 Next Generation Indie Book Awards Finalist - (Education/Academic)
TeenCoder: Game Programming:
  • 2013 National Indie Excellence Awards Finalist - (Education K-12)
  • 2013 International Book Awards Finalist - (Young Adult: Non-Fiction)
  • 2013 International Book Awards Finalist - (Children's Educational)

Please see our Awards page for details!


November 22, 2012 - Black Friday - Cyber Monday Sale!

In celebration of the 2012 Black Friday - Cyber Monday shopping season, we are offering 15% off all products from Nov 23rd - Nov 26th, 2012. Come find that perfect gift for your inquisitive student!


September 5, 2012 - Java / Android Instructional Videos Now Shipping!

We have received the TeenCoder: Java Programming instructional videos back from the printers and are thrilled with the results! Those who have pre-ordered these videos should be receiving them soon. Thanks for your patience!

UPDATE September 19th - Our TeenCoder: Android Programming instructional videos have arrived! All pre-ordered Android videos were shipped on Sept 19th.


August 14, 2012 - Java / Android Instructional Videos Pre-Release Sale!

We are pleased to announce that you can pre-order TeenCoder: Java Programming and TeenCoder: Android Programming instructional videos starting Friday, August 17th!

From Friday, August 17th through Monday September 3rd we are hosting a site-wide 10% off celebration sale. During this period you will be able to order ALL of the TeenCoder Java/Android products, videos, and Year Pack combinations. We will ship the material to you as it becomes available (extra shipping costs for multiple packages are "on us"). Here is the expected shipping schedule:

  • Immediately - TeenCoder Java/Android Programming Textbooks
  • Now shipping - TeenCoder Java Programming Instructional Videos
  • September 28th - TeenCoder Android Programming Instructional Videos

Our 10% off sale applies to all products (KidCoder and TeenCoder)! Shipping of all non-Java/Android titles continues normally during this rollout.

If you have any questions, please Contact Us, thanks!


July 31, 2012 - We're at the THSC Convention 8/1 - 8/5!

Our staff will be at the 2012 Texas Home School Coalition Convention from Wednesday Aug 1st through Sunday Aug 5th. All orders placed on Wed Aug 1st and Thurs 2nd, which would normally ship the next business day, will ship on Monday Aug 6th! United States customers purchasing on those two days, please select "Media Mail" as your shipping choice and you will receive a free upgrade to USPS Priority mail. That way you'll still receive your products in a timely manner. Orders placed Fri Aug 3rd - Sun Aug 5th will ship normally.

We should still have full access to our office environment in order to answer questions and provide support during the convention, but our responses may be delayed while we are traveling or on the convention floor. Thanks for your patience!


July 17, 2012 - HOTM Online Conference 8/6 - 8/10!

The "Heart of the Matter" blog will be hosting an online conference from Aug 6th - Aug 10th! Join Chris for a one-hour workshop on "Computer Science for Your Classroom" and enjoy many other great speakers as well.

Workshop topics include computer science job prospects, AP exams, understanding computer-related college degrees, and a walkthrough of our KidCoder and TeenCoder courses.

Please click here to register!


June 16, 2012 - 10% off Summer Fun Sale 6/16 - 6/29!

Please enjoy 10% off all KidCoder and TeenCoder products from Saturday June 16th through Friday June 29th! No coupon code is necessary, the reduced prices will automatically reflect in your shopping cart. Enjoy!


June 01, 2012 - Winner of multiple industry awards!

Publishing industry awards continue to roll in for our KidCoder and TeenCoder curriculum! Here are the latest accolades:

TeenCoder: Windows Programming:

  • 2012 Next Generation Indie Book Awards Finalist - (Education/Academic)
  • 2012 Eric Hoffer First Horizon Awards Finalist - (Young Adult)
  • 2012 International Book Awards Finalist - (Young Adult: Educational)
TeenCoder: Java Programming:
  • 2012 International Book Awards Winner - (Education/Academic: General)
KidCoder: Windows Programming:
  • 2012 International Book Awards Finalist - (Children's Educational)

Please see our Awards page for details!


April 04, 2012 - Join us online at 2012 Ultimate Homeschool Expo!

Can't get to a convention this year? We are now affiliated with the online 2012 Ultimate Homeschool Expo! We'll have an early audio/visual workshop on April 17th at 1pm and also a virtual vendor booth when the convention starts. You can get our special "walk-up" convention discounts and have a chance to listen to dozens of live and recorded audio workshops from well-known speakers!

Click here more info or to buy tickets!


March 26, 2012 - Royal Dragonfly 1st place award winner!

We are proud to announce that TeenCoder: Windows Programming has won the 2012 Royal Dragonfly 1st Place Award for "Best Textbook" and also had the best showing (2nd place) in the "Science and Technology" category.

From the Five Star Publications website:

"Five Star Publications is proud to present the Royal Dragonfly Book Awards, which were conceived to honor published authors of all types of literature - fiction and nonfiction - in 50 categories, appealing to a wide range of ages and comprehensive list of genres. Our judges are industry experts with specific knowledge about the categories over which they preside."

Please see our Awards page for details!


Feb 24th, 2012 - Announcing TeenCoder: Java and Android Programming!

We are so excited to present our newest TeenCoder products! Our TeenCoder: Java Series will teach Windows and Mac OS students how to write their own Java and Android programs. These products are not tied to our popular TeenCoder C# Series and can be taken independently by those who want to pursue this new track.

Both new courses contain ground-breaking features for our high school students! The Java Programming course covers every topic required by the AP* Computer Science exam in an affordable self-study textbook. The Android Programming course gives your teen a step-by-step introduction to Android Programming in our hands-on, high-quality curriculum format.

These new products will be offered at exactly the same prices and combinations as the TeenCoder C# Series: $75 per course or $130 for a discounted Java Year Pack.

The first semester Java Programming title is Now Shipping! The second semester Android Programming title will follow in mid-April. All customers who order the first-semester Java Programming title prior to the availability of the full Year Pack will receive a $20 coupon towards the second course when Android Programming is released. We don't want our eager students to miss out on the Year Pack savings!

Optional instructional videos for these courses are also in the works for release this summer. We know you love them, and will be working hard to make videos available ASAP.

Pre-release Sale!

In celebration of our TeenCoder: Java Programming release, we are running a 10% off sale on this product starting Friday, Feb 24th and running through Friday, March 9th! Orders placed prior to March 5th will ship on March 5th.


Feb 2nd, 2012 - Read about our brand new website!

As you can see, our old www.HomeschoolProgramming.com website has undergone a complete face-lift! We still have the same great products, pricing, support, etc, but everything should be better organized and easier to find.

Find a broken link? Textual Error? Something look funny in your browser? Please let us know and we'll get it corrected ASAP! Thanks!

Returning customers - you will need to recreate your account! We decided not to port forward the accumulated years worth of account history and start with a clean slate. We have shipped all orders placed under our old system. If you did not receive an email with your order tracking number, pelase contact us!

Rest assured we have a record of all prior purchases should the need arise to answer questions about previous orders!


Feb 1st, 2012 - Announcing our 2012 convention schedule

We are pleased to announce our homeschool convention schedule for 2012!

  • March 15-17 - TTDC, Spartanburg, SC
  • April 19-21 - Great Homeschool MidWest, Cincinnati, OH
  • May 24-27 - FPEA, Orlando, FL
  • August 2-4 - THSC, The Woodlands, TX

Join us to chat with the authors and take advantage of special deals!


Jan 5th, 2012 - Hosting Service Provider switch is complete

We have successfully switched to our new hosting service provider. Thanks for your patience as we upgraded our infrastructure to serve you better!