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About Homeschool Planet

What exactly is Homeschool Planet?

Homeschool Planet is a robust cloud-based online 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 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.

How do I subscribe to Homeschool Planet?

Simply hit the “Try Now” button on the top of your screen and then decide whether you want to start with our Free 30-Day Trial, an annual subscription, or a monthly subscription. Then follow the simple checkout procedure. It really is as easy as 1 – 2 – 3!

Will Homeschool Planet work on my mobile device?

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 https://www.homeschoolplanet.com 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. In the coming months, we’ll enhance the Homeschool Planet Mobile Version to give you the ability to add and edit appointments and classes, as well as view them. In the meantime, use your computer for full editing and other functionality.

Subscribing to Homeschool Planet

How much does it cost?

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.

Is there a free trial available?

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.

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!

Will my data carry over from the free trial when I subscribe?

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.

Homeschool Planet Features

Can I use Homeschool Planet for more than one student?

Absolutely! One subscription is access for your entire family- each with their own unique schedule.

How can I let my children log in to their own calendar?

You can create a login for your students by entering the appropriate information into the Login tab in the student’s profile.  See the tutorial “How To: Create Logins for Your Students” for more details.

Are there pre-made lesson plans available?

Homeschool Planet has a constantly growing library of pre-made lesson plans.  With a current library of over 700 plug-in lesson plans for the most popular curricula we feature plans for publishers including BJU Press, Mystery of History, IEW, Apologia, The Good and the Beautiful, Veritas Press, LIFEPAC, Saxon, 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!

Can I assign work to a week, rather than to a specific day?

If you have work that your students need to complete at some point over the course of the week, but at their discretion and not on any specific day, you can set that up this way. First, create a class or activity called “Weekly Work” (or whatever name works best for you), scheduled for every day of the week. Then add the things that need to be done each week as assignments on the first day of that week. Each day, use the Rescheduling Helper to carry forward any that don’t get marked complete.

If you have a task that must be completed 2 or 3 times a week, simply enter that task more than once on the first day of the week.  For example, if you want your child to practice piano 3 times a week, you might put “Practice Piano (1)”, “Practice Piano (2)”, and “Practice Piano (3)” as separate assignments on Mondays.

Can I have different grading scales for different kinds of assignment?

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).

Is there a keyboard shortcut to add another assignment to a day?

Yes, there is!

When editing the Lesson Plan for a class, if you want to add more than one assignment on a particular day, do this: After you type in the description of the first assignment, hold down the Ctrl key and press Enter*.  That will create a new row for another assignment on the same day.

* – on the Mac, the keys are labeled Control and Return.

How do I turn off the automatic emails like the Daily Digest?

You can control which family members receive the Daily Digest or the Weekly Digest in their profiles.  Just click on their picture in the “My Family” bar on the left, and click the “Edit profile” link at the top of the window that appears.  On the “Basic Info” tab of the “Manage Family” dialog that appears, there are two check boxes, right below the field for the email address, one for the Daily Digest and one for the Weekly Digest.  Checked means that family member will receive that Digest; un-checked means they won’t.

How can I see the full text of my assignments without having to click on the class?

In the Calendar view of your schedule, we try to keep it looking like, well, a calendar.  That means we often have to truncate the text of assignments, and it’s why we provide the Planner view.  Just click the “Planner” button near the top of the page, and you’ll get a view of your schedule in which all the details are always visible.  This will often be the best display to use for printing, and also for your kids to use when they log in on their own.

Why do you ask for a cell phone number in the family member profile?

This field is optional.

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

Still have questions? Contact us!