Just as a "Just the facts, ma'am" reply about the $$$, and I'm not claiming 100% accuracy either.
No caveats included, so please don't kill the messenger.
TOG: 12 years of History, Geography, Bible, and Lit
TOG DE for 4 years: $680 TOG Print: $900
Map Aids for 4 year plans: $100
Evaluations for all levels for 4 year plans: $200
Total: $980 for DE, $1200 for print
Doesn't include Writing Aids since many people use a different writing program.
VP: 11 years of History, Geography, Bible, and Lit (main program starts in 2nd grade)
VP Lesson Plans for History(not necessary, but will get you discounts on everything else) for 5 years: $245 (??-haven't gotten confirmation on $49 separate history plans)
VP Bible & History Cards/TM (bought at discount with Lesson Plans) for 5 years: $395
Omnibus 7-9: $300
Omnibus 10-12: $330
Doesn't include IEW composition for comparison reasons.
Just for fun, I added up books.
(Hey, it's 66 degrees outside and the kids are loving it!
) For VP, these are all the books as listed in the Scholar's planning guide online that are scheduled in the Scholar's Lesson plans. They reflect the discount of buying the Lesson Plans.
For TOG, these are all the books on Bookshelf Central for that level, which include only primary resource books.
Oldest starting in Year 1 of both programs in 2nd grade:
VP Year 1 (Lower Level): $375.90
TOG Year 1 (LG): $345.38
Year 2--Oldest in 3rd grade:
VP (Lower Level): $424.13
TOG (UG): $639.81
Year 3--Oldest in 4th, younger in 2nd:
VP (Lower and Upper Level): $565.96
TOG (LG & UG): $1232.88
Year 4--Oldest in 5th, younger in 3rd:
VP (Lower and Upper Level): $597.47
TOG (UG & D): $1535.87
Year 5--Oldest in 6th, younger in 4th:
VP (Upper Level): $475.88
TOG Year 1 (UG & D): $955.67
Are these true costs? Of course not, but I thought it would interesting to compare. And it all depends also on how your children are spaced out and how many you have...OK, so I did add some caveats.
Everyone can jump in and add their own caveats for their favored program now.
Edited by mommahawk, 05 March 2010 - 02:09 PM.
Corrected price of DE & Total