Providing engaging online courses tailored to the needs of gifted and twice-exceptional students.
Registration for Spring 2016 is OPEN
Welcome to GHF Online, an online education program from Gifted Homeschoolers Forum geared to the needs and interests of gifted students. Our small online classes provide abundant opportunities for interaction among students and instructors. Our classes offer students the opportunity to learn advanced, interdisciplinary content without being overburdened by heavy workload demands. GHF Online is 2e-friendly and willing to work with you to make reasonable accommodations for your child's individual needs.
GHF Online serves students from around the world offering courses in Mythology, Minecraft Math, Critical Thinking, Literature of Identity and Belonging, Intro to Astrobiology, Latin, Music Appreciation, Current Events, Dr. Who Project Based Learning, and more. Classes meet weekly or monthly in a fully equipped online classroom featuring video chat, whiteboard, screen share, file sharing and more.
We offer original curriculum designed by the instructors who teach it. Our instructors are passionate professionals committed to sharing the subjects they love with their students. Course fees, which are far lower than other comparable programs, compensate our instructors with just a small fraction going to support other GHF programs.
GHFO 2016 Spring Registration open!
Read testimonials from our students:
My son is a mythology fanatic, and when he wanted to take a mythology course, I was worried that it would be too basic to hold his interest. I was so wrong, and he enjoyed every minute, primarily because his instructor, Allison Stieger, was able to go all sorts of directions with the material. He particularly enjoyed her World Mythology class, as it covered many mythologies that he had not been exposed to previously. He looked forward to her classes every week! It's an even greater testament to her course that my son ended up with a schedule conflict during the second half of the semester but continued to seek out and proactively do his homework every week, even when he knew he wouldn't be able to participate in the live class." Ashley Joseph, parent
"I loved [Ms. Steiger's] class! She is definitely knowledgeable about mythology, even for mythology lovers. I especially loved her world mythology course. Looking at similarities and differences of mythologies across cultures was awesome." ~ Will, 12
I'm thrilled! I'm beyond excited that he's learning, still glad to be in class, and that he's not taking away from the class for others. We've waited a long time to find something class-wise he could engage in and NOT ruin the experience for the other kids. Thank you so much for your patience and kindness - it's not easy for [my son] to keep focus when he feels he's dumb (how not knowing something is an opportunity to learn it, and not symptomatic of stupidity), and you handled it with grace. THANK YOU!!! ~ Care M. to Instructor Madeline Goodwin, Intro to Planet Earth
The student I referred to you last semester loves his class!!! It is getting RAVE reviews! What a wonderful opportunity for this kid! - Kathi Kearney, Founder, Hollingworth Center for Highly Gifted Children
The class was worth twice what we paid, but thanks for keeping the price very reasonable. - Rachel Morris, parent
My twins were both nervous and excited about taking Minecraft Math, this was their first online class that included a weekly live session. All I can say is, “wow!” They have learned so much in this course. I am thrilled they are getting to use real math skills in a way that is both fun and exciting for them. They couldn’t be happier with the course. The course is fun, but also challenging. They are not only getting a chance to reinforce math skills they are learning in their regular curriculum, they are also getting an opportunity to work cooperatively with other students and learn so many new and exciting functions in Minecraft itself. They can’t wait for next semester. Thank you for putting on such an amazing course! ~ Doresa
I started taking Ms. Stieger’s myth classes in the Spring of 2013 (Beyond Percy Jackson), and I loved it. I live in China, so the class was middle of the night for me, and my mom wouldn’t let me wake up for it. About 4 weeks into the class, we took a trip to france, and I did it live, because it was around dinnertime. I loved it so much, that when we came home, I pleaded with my mom to let me do it live, because I love the material, and I’ve made some really great friends. After Beyond Percy Jackson, I took 2 semesters of comparative mythology. ~ Caroline, age 13
My son just wrote something - voluntarily! I love these classes! - An anonymous parent
This civics class was the most fun I’ve had in a learning environment in my entire life. Being able to voice my opinions with open-minded students and a fair-minded teacher is something I’d never experienced before. The class gave me a new, broader perspective on American and global politics. Breaking governments and economic systems down into their components gave me an understanding of how societies function.
Ms. O’Melia is engaging, clever, kind, and an all-around excellent professor. She creates a discussion environment that is open, exploratory and safe for all participants. The material she provided was challenging enough to make me think, but not so much so that I slaved away hours into the night working on an assignment.
Christy is an exceptional teacher of math and Minecraft both. On top of that she is remarkably calm despite the inherent confusion of simultaneously using Minecraft and webinar technology, maintaining a kind, patient and generous focus throughout and between classes. ~ CBColeman
In this class I gained knowledge that will probably stay with me for many years to come. Ms. O’Melia gave her students all the information and reinforcement they needed to participate in political, economical, and historical discussions. - Luke Myers, age 12
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