Homeschool Planet Frequently Asked Questions

About Homeschool Planet

Homeschool Planet is a robust cloud-based online homeschool organizer designed specially for homeschooling families. It has all the functionality of a computer-based planner with many added features. It can be viewed in calendar or planner mode and has options for daily, weekly, or monthly viewing. This multi-dimensional homeschool planner organizes school schedules, tracks attendance, creates transcripts, and meets virtually all the organizational needs required to homeschool in the modern era.

Add to that the flexibility of scheduling chores, planning meals, tracking appointments, keeping and communicating to-do and shopping lists and you have all you need to organize your entire family!

The real beauty of Homeschool Planet is that all of the above is intuitive, flexible, and straightforward with a remarkably user friendly interface.

YES! We have a FREE TRIAL that is actually FREE! That means no credit card information is required to try 30 days of Homeschool Planet. You will also receive a free lesson plan to help you unleash even more planning power.

We believe so strongly in Homeschool Planet and how much you will love it once you give it a try that we don’t use gimmicks or traps. Give us a try and see what Homeschool Planet can do for YOU!

Absolutely! One subscription is access for your entire *household, each with their own unique schedule.

*By “household” we mean a person or persons sharing the same single family housing unit such as a home, apartment, mobile home or condominium. This license does not extend to students who reside at a separate on-campus location or to business or commercial users.

Homeschool Planet has reports for all your record keeping and reporting needs. You will find reports for Attendance, Tracking Class Hours, Class Notes, Course Descriptions, and Assignment Lists.

You can also create Grade Reports, Report Cards, and Transcripts. All our reports are easy to edit and customize. If you need a report Homeschool Planet has it!

Yes, you can do both! Print your daily or weekly assignments and activity checklists in black and white or color. You can also have Daily or Weekly Digests emailed to your students and yourself.

You can create a login for your students by entering the appropriate information into the Login tab in the student’s profile.  See the User Guide entry “Student Logins and Passwords” for more details.

You can view your Homeschool Planet calendar on any Android or iOS mobile device with an Internet connection. Simply use the browser on your device to login to Homeschool Planet at using your email address and password. You’ll then see a special version of Homeschool Planet that has been tailored to the device. We refer to this as the “Homeschool Planet Mobile Version.”

On smartphones you can view one day at a time. On tablets you view one week at a time. On either kind of device, you can view your appointments and classes, and mark off assignments when completed.

To add an icon (and direct link) to your mobile device follow these instructions:

  1. Sign into your planner on the mobile device.
  2. Select your browser’s feature to share that web page.  In iOS on Safari, it’s the share icon (a box with an upward pointing arrow coming out of it.
  3. Select “Add to Home Screen” or the equivalent.  The operating system will add an icon to your device’s home page.

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Questions About Subscribing

If you open a Free Trial you will find a link that says “Buy Now” in the menu bar of your planner. You can also subscribe for a Monthly Subscription here or an Annual Subscription here.

The annual subscription price for Homeschool Planet is $69.95 while a month-to month subscription with convenient automatic billing is $7.95 monthly.

Start with your FREE 30-day trial. And when we say free we mean free- no credit card required.

We offer a FREE 30 day trial with no credit card or commitment required so that our subscribers can make sure Homeschool Planet is a good fit for their family. Because of the trial, we do not offer refunds although you can always cancel your subscription before your next renewal is due. Lesson plans and curriculum are not returnable.

It will! If you decide to purchase a subscription any information you entered during the trial will be preserved so you can keep using Homeschool Planet without interruption.

We promise to hold your data for a period of 12 months if your subscription lapses. After that we can restore any purchased lesson plans, but data for individual students and classes may be erased.

Lesson Plans and the Marketplace

In conjunction with homeschool curriculum publishers, Homeschool Planet has a constantly growing library of pre-made optional plug-in lesson plans which enable users to schedule their entire school year in just moments. With a current library of over 3,200 plug-in lesson plans for the most popular curricula we feature plans for publishers including Institute of Excellence in Writing,  Notgrass HistoryRosetta StonePandia PressVeritas PressLIFEPACSaxon, and SO MANY MORE!!!!

Don’t see what you need? Drop us a note. We have a team of lesson plan authors who love hearing what you need as they decide what to develop next!

Because lesson plans are plug-ins exclusive to Homeschool Planet and are not in a PDF format, nor are they a stand-alone product, they cannot be downloaded or printed. However, if a plan is applied to your calendar, you can print them from your calendar or as assignment lists.

There is a free version of Homeschool Planet available to subscribers that have purchased lesson plans so they can continue to access them, but with limited access. Once a subscriber’s subscription to Homeschool Planet has expired (lesson plan purchases come with a free 30-day trial), subscribers can continue to log in for as long as they wish to access the lesson plans if they have been previously applied to the calendar.

With the free version subscribers can:

  • View all the previously applied lesson plan assignments.
  • Print all the previously applied lesson plan assignments.
  • Click resource links to gain access to online resources if previously applied to the calendar.

However, only a Premium (paid) subscription will allow for the editing features, grading, attendance tracking, and more.

Here is a link to a PDF that outlines the Free vs. Premium Edition.

One of the benefits of using our time-saving, pre-made lesson plans is that they can also be used for one or all of your students, at any time, and as many times as you need, and that they are fully customizable. They are available to you for use as long as you have an active account since they are used with your Homeschool Planet subscription.

Our lesson plans can be used as many times, with as many children, as you like who reside in your home. Purchase once and the lesson plan stays in your library to use as many times as you need. Even if you go inactive for a time period the lesson plan will be there if you resubscribe with the same email.

Once a plug-in lesson plan has been applied to your calendar it is a class and is fully editable. We understand that the need to make edits to classes when homeschooling isn’t a matter of if, but when!  Thankfully, classes can be edited easily in Homeschool Planet with the steps found in our helpful User Guide entry on this topic, found here: Edit a Class

Our User Guide contains the most up-to-date information on a variety of topics related not only to getting started with Homeschool Planet, but also how to easily use the many features in our online homeschool planner beyond the basics!  Most entries, like this one, contain not only written directions, but screenshots and video tutorials as well.

Lesson plans are not PDF’s, but rather plug-ins designed to be used with our software. They cannot be downloaded though you can easily print assignment lists.

Additional Account Details

With Homeschool Planet, you are free to use any grading scale you want with each individual assignment. When you set up grading for a class, you select all of the grading categories that you will use in the class (such as Homework, Tests, etc.) and give a weight for each of them. These weights are used only to calculate a total grade for the class (for example, 30% Homework and 70% Tests). Regardless of what values you enter there, you can still grade each individual assignment using your choice of a percentage, a letter grade, or a fraction (like 18 out of 20).

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Providing a cell phone number for a family member allows you to:

  • Send them Reminders via text message
  • Send them messages using the Messages widget
  • Send them To Do Lists and Shopping Lists from those respective widgets