- Used completely clean and powerful literature
- Combined subjects for more meaningful learning and shorter school times
- Was completely open-and-go
- Was academically strong and very thorough
- Emphasized God, nature, and high character
- Was visually beautiful, engaging, and meaningful
With her degree in English; her writing, editing, and teaching experience; her deep love of good literature; and the means from her sales of over one million CDs, Jenny realized she could create her dream curriculum. She put together a team of specialists and took two years of deep research, development, and testing before she released her first two levels of language arts. It was released on her music website for free, as she had created it mainly for her own children and had no intention of starting a homeschool curriculum company. The free downloads spread like crazy, with hundreds of thousands of people downloading the curriculum.
People were finding that it was expensive to print the curriculum on their own, especially with all the full-color, beautiful art, and they asked Jenny if she would offer it printed. She said no. Creating this curriculum was her dream, but owning and running a large company was definitely not. But emails kept flooding in about how life-changing the curriculum was—they wanted it printed; they wanted more subjects. Jenny realized that it would take a large team and a large company to continue moving forward. She thought of all the children that would be led to recognize the good and beautiful in literature and in life, and she rolled up her sleeves and moved forward in a journey that was, and continues to be, unbelievably difficult but also unbelievably blessed.
Three years after launching, The Good and the Beautiful now has over 90 products, is housed in a 15,000-foot warehouse, and is run by a talented group of over 70 people, headed by Jenny and her husband, who keep their team laser-focused on the mission of The Good and the Beautiful. The curriculum is used by many thousands of families across the world.