Home School Resources

Home School Resources

Nebraska Department of Education
Exempt School (Home School) Program

Find general information about the upcoming school year, Rule 13, and FAQ's at https://www.education.ne.gov/fos/exempt-schools/ 

Frequently Asked Questions (PDF)
Includes: Laws and Rules, Mandatory Attendance Age, Getting Started, Forms, Birth Certificate, Miscellaneous

Program Contacts

The following organizations help people obtain curriculum information and provide support for exempt school families. These are private organizations and are not affiliated with the Nebraska Department of Education (NDE).

Nebraska Homeschool


Nebraska Christian Home Educators Association


Kearney Area Home Educators

Facebook Group

  • Area Served: Local
  • In the Facebook Group, post anything related to Kearney Area Home Educators. Share ideas, photos, or ask questions for other homeschoolers to help you with.

University of Nebraska High School


A college-prep high school that offers quality education and academic services to students online.

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Library Resources

The following resources are just some of the most popular options available to you. The list of all the library's databases can be found on the databases page.

Britannica Encyclopedia

Britannica Academic Edition includes encyclopedia articles, primary sources, eBooks, multimedia, websites, magazines, and more. The content is current, accurate, unbiased, comprehensive, engaging, and international in scope.

Explora Primary

Search the American Heritage Children’s Dictionary, Biography Reference Center, Funk & Wagnalls New World Encyclopedia, Primary Search, and more – all in one easy step! A great resource for those in K-12, teachers, and parents.

Lerner Maker Lab

An interactive database of hands-on projects—like a digital makerspace! With a kid-friendly design, this resource opens a world of creativity with STEAM project ideas from crafting to experimenting to cooking.

Literary Reference Center

A comprehensive, full-text database that provides users with a broad spectrum of information on thousands of authors and their works across literary disciplines and timeframes.

Mango Languages

Mango is an online language-learning system that can help you learn languages like Spanish, French, Japanese, Brazilian Portuguese, German, Mandarin Chinese, Greek, Italian, Russian, and three ESL languages.

National Geographic Magazines

This collection brings together a complete archive of National Geographic magazines – every page of every issue – along with a cross-searchable collection of National Geographic books, maps, images, and videos.

NoveList K-8 Plus

Just-right books for every reader. Find reading recommendations specifically for younger readers. It helps kids find books that are just right for their reading level and interests. Parents, teachers, and librarians can also find tools to teach with books and engage young readers.


Access eAudio and eBooks for all ages on your computer or mobile device using the free OverDrive or Libby apps. You are able to check out up to six items and have up to three items on hold at a time per library card.

Peterson's Test and Career Prep

Contains everything students need to learn about further education and helps them make informed decisions about their future. Includes interactive practice tests for preparatory examinations.


Access interactive eBooks especially for kids in Kindergarten - 6th Grades. Includes animated, talking picture books, read-along chapter books, non-fiction books, math stories, videos, games, books in Spanish & French, and the student favorite - graphic novels.

World Book

This online reference source contains every article from the 22 volume encyclopedia set plus thousands more. You have access to state-of-the-art multimedia, dictionary, maps, homework help, study aids, editor-reviewed websites, curriculum guides, and more.