Charter School FAQs
Question: I am trying to purchase a product for one of our students and I need to know how the process works with trying to do so. I see at check out it only asks for my information not the receiver information. How do I go about ordering products for one of our students but making sure it gets to them?
Answer: Usually when a charter school orders from us they order under their name (or the name of the person placing the order) and then e-mail us afterwards with the name and e-mail address of the parent, or they put the name and e-mail address of the parent in the “checkout notes” box at check out.
Question: We purchase curriculum for members of our charter school. How can we register to purchase from you?
Answer: We work with many charter schools. They are all a bit different but they seem to fall into three different categories:
`1. We apply to be a vendor with them, they approve the application, we are in their system and then they can send us purchase orders when a parent/teacher wants to order an item. We fill the order and send them an invoice. They pay the invoice within 30 days.
2. The charter school will order items directly using a credit card from the curriculum page and then e-mail us the parent/teacher contact information so we can make sure the parent/teacher gets their curriculum instead of the charter school that ordered it.
3. The charter school does not have an application process. They will contact us to ask permission to work with us. They will send us purchase orders. We will fill the order and send an invoice. The invoice will be paid within 30 days.
Question: Does Earthschooling fulfill the core standard requirements for my state or region?
Answer: Yes, we provide core standard charts for your state or region upon your request. Some samples are included below:
CaliforniaGrade One Core Standards in California Grade Five Core Standards in California
ColoradoColorado Common Core Standard Chart for Kindergarten Colorado Common Core Standard Chart for 4th Grade
IowaFifth & Sixth Grade Grade Core Science Standards for Iowa, USA
PennsylvaniaEducational Objectives Chart for 9th Grade in Pennsylvania
WisconsinFourth Grade Core Standards for Wisconsin, USA
CanadaSecond Grade Core Standards for Ontario, Canada Sixth Grade Grade Core Standards for Alberta, Canada Second Grade Grade Core Standards for Alberta, Canada
AustraliaKindergarten Regional Requirements (Core Standards) for NSW, Australia Stage 1:First & Second Grade Regional Requirements (Core Standards) for NSW, Australia Stage 2: Third & Fourth Grade Regional Requirements (Core Standards) for NSW, Australia Stage 4: Earthschooling Outcomes for Stage 4 (Grade 7-8) NSW Australia
Question: Does Earthschooling provide lessons by certified teachers?
Answer: Yes, our lessons and tutorials are created by certified teachers. You can meet them on our staff page. In addition, a certified Waldorf teacher is available online weekly to reply to member questions in our live forum. We also offer direct tutoring opportunities with some of our teachers.
Question: Is Earthschooling a religious curriculum?
Answer: Earthschooling is a secular curriculum. Any religious references made in our curriculum are made for historical or cultural reasons. Even then, we always provide alternative lessons if teachers do not want to study certain historical topics.
Question: What is Earthschooling?
Answer: Earthschooling is a secular Waldorf curriculum that is a complete but flexible educational curriculum based on learning from nature, real-life experience, natural rhythms, hands-on activities, storytelling, painting and handwork with natural fibers. Earthschooling uses the Waldorf curriculum as a framework and thus it includes lesson plans, instructional videos, and core curriculum created by certified Waldorf teachers and fulfills all the requirements of a Waldorf education. However, Earthschooling goes beyond what other Waldorf homeschooling curriculum providers offer by including curriculum correspondence with core standards for your location as well as a full range of teacher support tutorials including Eurythmy lessons.
Question: How does Earthschooling compare to other curricula?
Answer: You can see comparison charts and a short video on this page HERE.