online learning for teens

Spring into School-Mode with These Free Resources for High School Students

From couch to college prepared — spring into school-mode with these free resources to keep your teen in tip-top shape for their next move.

General

  • Khan Academy
    Free courses on math, arts and humanities, economics, college and career planning, computing, test prep, and more.
  • Duolingo
    Learn languages like Spanish, French, Italian, Japanese, Arabic, Hindi, or Russian.
  • YouTube Learning
    YouTube is sharing their love of learning with educational videos on everything from financial spending to democracy, science, and sports.
  • TEDxTEeen
    TEDTalk, but for teens.
  • Great Big Story
    Cinematic, inspirational stories about unique people from around the world.

Art

  • Google Arts & Culture
    Search your favorite color shade and find a famous art piece to match. Learn about the history of hoodies, costumes, and the tales behind textiles. Investigate inventions, street art, space, and culture across different counties.
  • Adobe Spark
    Need to make an exciting project for free? Look no further. Make short videos, social graphics, and web pages with the Adobe spark platform.
  • PHLearn
    Free, high-quality tutorials for Adobe Photoshop and Lightroom for your mini photographer or entrepreneur.
  • Skillshare
    Free online classes in leadership and management, photography, productivity, web design and development, animation and illustration, film, music, and more.

Science

  • PBS Nova
    PBS gives access to high-quality videos on topics like espionage, engineering, Earth, science, and space.
  • Code Cademy
    If you have a child that’s interested in coding, this website is innovative and informative. Code Cademy is also giving away scholarships to students affected by school closures.

English

  • ReadWriteThink
    Helpful, age-appropriate parent resources geared towards reading and language arts.
  • Youth Speaks
    Youth Speaks YouTube Channel highlights the spoken word artistry of teens with something to say.
  • Achieve3000
    Creative printable literacy packets for grades 1-12.

We hope you find these resources helpful and that you enjoy your virtual visits!