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Frequently Asked Questions

Hoeden at Home is a resource for homeschooling families. We are a dedicated group of REAL homeschooling families, not just an anonymous person in a chat room.

Hoeden provides a safe place for homeschooling families to learn, grow, and make new friends.

You decide what your student is required to do. 

Some families use Hoeden as their full curriculum, while others use Hoeden for support and electives.

We appreciate all of our families coming together as a community to create a peaceful, supportive environment for all. Answering new member’s questions kindly and supporting one another through tough times is part of the Hoeden at Home Community way.

We are thankful for all of our members!

“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.  

Hoeden provides parents and students with friendships through clubs, a support system online, and educational opportunities with a diverse group of familes.

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 and they also get to choose various teachers to fit their personal style of learning.

You will have regular homeschooling costs such as buying the books for class or traveling to your local library to borrow the books, pencil and paper for note-taking, and 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. This means our copyright agreement with the publisher requires subscribers to own the curriculum if they want access to these classes. 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 Mabe and request to join the Facebook group for that class where you will find the password to its archive.

Our classes are intended for Pre-K through 12th grade. You can see what classes we have to offer in any of the Class List tables and you can find out more about a class in the Course Descriptions.

These labels tell you the level of content within the class.

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)

The curricula used varies and is up to the teacher. We do not use one specific curriculum.

Students may participate in as many classes as they wish. All classes are archived for you to use at your convenience.

Think of Hoeden as if you are choosing classes in College. Each teacher and class will have a different ‘spin’ if you will. Hoeden at Home is not based on any “one thing”. Be sure to read the class and teacher description in the “About” section of each classroom. If religion is not specifically stated 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.

New classes are starting all the time! Hoeden at Home runs on a year-round schedule and our teachers choose their class schedules based on their own availability. You can see which classes are starting soon, currently running, or completely archived in the Class List tables.

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.

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

Certificates are awards you print, fill out, and present to your student for completing classes or units within a class. We encourage students to create a project and recite something relevant about their studies to earn certificates. This provides a great incentive to dive deeper into topics on their own and practice researching skills as they accumulate new knowledge for their projects. If you don’t like the project or recitation suggested by the teacher, you and your student can choose a different one to suit your needs and their interests.

Private tutoring is NOT related to Hoeden at Home. All terms for private tutoring should be negotiated with the teacher. Do your due diligence when hiring a tutor.

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 is passionate about relaxed, positive homeschooling. Her vision is to keep Hoeden at Home 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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The first year that a person joins Hoeden at Home, they have 30 days to test it out and request a refund. We do not offer refunds after the first 30 days of a subscription. To avoid charges for a new term, you must cancel before the end of the current term. Please reach out to Shelly Mabe if you need assistance with a refund.

*Provided that you do not pause, cancel, or otherwise interrupt your subscription, you’ll enjoy all that Hoeden has to offer now and in the future for that same low family pricing! This does not apply to subscriptions with an expiration.

EXPECT HICCUPS! All of our teachers are REAL homeschooling parents who are getting used to teaching LIVE online.