Great Books programs are frequently used by homeschoolers from kindergarten through grade 12. In most cases, students and parents read or listen to the stories at home; often, students will then get together for Shared Inquiry™ discussion. This provides a structured way to add a social, and academic, element to the homeschool curriculum. Sometimes districts have a point person, or networks of homeschoolers help parents get in touch with each other to set up the discussions; in some cases, homeschoolers come to a school and join a regular Great Books group.
Parents and other homeschool leaders can attend either a Parent Leader Training Workshop or the T-100 Core Sequence. Leaders follow or get ideas for activities from the leader's or teacher's editions. Students use anthologies, Reader's Journals or activity books, and audio CDs of the selections.