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Students attend LIVE and archived classes right here on the Hoeden website

Students complete the courses in the  time-frame and style that fit their homeschool

Hoeden Requires No Grades & No Mandatory Schedule.   

You Rule Your Homeschool.

Frequently Asked Questions

Hoeden “at home” Homeschool is a resource for homeschooling families to use as they wish to enhance their homeschooling experience. 

Hoeden is dedicated to holding relaxed “kitchen table” style classes that require no grading, no mandatory meetings, no mandatory work, and No Stress.

Parents and Students are able to use Hoeden Classes in the way they see fit to complement their homeschool. 


Pre-K through 12th grade


“You rule your homeschool” 🤗  All assignments are suggested, not required.

Hoeden runs on a year-round schedule. If your student wants to hop into a class that is already in progress, hop on in!  They can attend live classes while they catch up by using the archives. 

They will be welcomed with open arms. 

No. All classes are included with your subscription.

All students in your household are included with your subscription.


Hoeden provides parents and students with friendships through clubs, a support system online, and educational opportunities with students from the USA and Abroad.

Students like Hoeden at Home because they get a chance to showcase their work, to show family and friends what they are accomplishing in their homeschool.

Level E is lower elementary level (K – 3rd grade)
Level M is upper elementary and middle school (4th – 8th grade)
Level H is high school (9th – 12 grade)

These are SUGGESTED ages. 

If religion is not specifically stated in the class description then assume it will be taught without religion intertwined.

On the flip side, there will be classrooms where religion is a focused topic and will be labeled as such.

“No Stress! You Rule Your Homeschool!”

No, Hoeden is not a school.

Hoeden is a resource for homeschooling families to utilize in a way that best fits their homeschool.  

At Hoeden we try to offer Free Resources whenever possible. Most classes include free printables and/or books that can easily be found at a local library.

Expect to have regular homeschooling costs such as traveling to your local library to borrow the books, pencil, notecards, markers, highlighters, and paper for note-taking..etc.

Some classes, such as cooking and science experiments, have supply lists for each lesson.

There are a few classes listed as CIH (Curriculum in Hand) which require books (explained below).

CIH stands for Curriculum In Hand.

Some publishers require an extra layer of copyright protection. We currently have 3 CIH classes – Learn Math Fast, Life of Fred, and Grammar Galaxy.

To participate in these classes, you must send proof of ownership to Shelly to obtain the class password. 

No. All of our classes are archived right here on our website after they are held LIVE.

You will need to create a FREE Zoom account if you do not already have one. There are 2 ways to attend these classes:

  1. To watch from the Hoeden website: Sign in to your Hoeden account using CHROME web browser, navigate to your chosen ZOOM class at the scheduled time, type in your student’s HANDLE, and click “join.”
  2. To watch from the Zoom app: Sign in to your Hoeden account using any browser, navigate to your chosen ZOOM class at the scheduled time, click on the link under the video box, and make sure your display name is your student’s HANDLE once the video begins.

You do not have to enable your camera or your microphone unless you choose to.
If you choose to enable the camera, your video feed will be recorded as part of that lesson for the archives.
If you choose to enable your microphone, your audio feed will be recorded when unmuted as part of that lesson for the archives. To minimize distractions, please make sure your student is in a quiet, calm room and does not unmute themselves until the teacher has given them permission.

If you would like to test out Zoom features outside of class time, you can use Zoom’s Meeting Test at This Meeting Test opens with the Zoom App.

Certificates are awards you print, fill out, and present to your student for completing classes or units within a class.

Hoeden originally required students to create a project and recite something relevant about their studies from memory to earn certificates. There are no longer ANY requirements at Hoeden.  This allows parents to tailor their student’s education to fit their own homeschooling objectives.

While projects and recitations provide a great incentive to dive deeper into topics and practice researching skills Hoeden no longer requires these steps to earn a certificate.

All certificates are awarded by the parent when they see fit.

Shelly R. Mabe is the owner of Hoeden LLC.

She is a veteran-homeschooling-mother to 6 children; 4 graduates and 2 still at home. She began homeschooling her children in 1999. 

She is passionate about relaxed, positive homeschooling, foster parenting, adoption, and early college & trade-school options for ages 14+. 

Her vision is to keep Hoeden honest in its depiction of homeschooling. Hoeden is not supposed to be glossy or refined. A relaxed, stress-free education is the goal.

Please feel free to email if you have more questions.

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Hoeden does not offer refunds after the first 30 days of initial access to the Hoeden Website.

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