Check to see if the course you're taking is approved (http://www2.acenet.edu/nationalguide/) and if it is, get it transcripted by ACE at 70%+. Why not? You might be able to use those credits in the future.

Here is an efficient way to build college credit while studying math in middle/high school:

* Take ALEKS beginning algebra to get an idea how this program works. This class is often evaluated for remedial college credit, so it won't help toward your degree.

* Take ALEKS intermediate algebra and score 70% or better...transcript with ACE before switching to another ALEKS course....3 credits.

* Take College Mathematics CLEP after studying the REA prep book (algebra on the test is similar to ALEKS intermediate algebra) .... 6 credits.

* Take ALEKS college algebra and score 70% or better...transcript with ACE before switching to another ALEKS course...3 credits.

* Take CLEP college algebra (just in case you go to a school that accepts CLEP but not ACE)

* Take ALEKS pre-calculus and score 70% or better...transcript with ACE before switching to another ALEKS course...3 credits

* Take CLEP pre-calculus (just in case you go to a school that accepts CLEP but not ACE).

* Take an ALEKs statistics course and add it to your ACE transcript for 3 more credits!

You can start this plan at any age. It's important to earn credit for math classes in a logical pattern. Some schools won't give credit for lower-level math if you've already proved mastery at a higher level. For instance, students who have passed the AP Calculus test might not be able to earn college math and algebra credit with ALEKS/CLEP.

Using the plan above, you can earn up to 18 college credits at schools that accept ACE and CLEP. A side benefit is that you be well prepared for the math portion of the SAT or ACT, and you will place into a higher section of math in college. Who knows, you might need Calculus for your major. (FYI, there is Calculus CLEP, too.)

For more information see http://www.degreepla...EŽ,_FEMA,_&_NFA.

Here is a link to a 3-month free trial of ALEKS for homeschoolers: http://www.aleks.com/webform/hsm_203 . The link is valid until 1-27-11.

**Edited by Sandra in NC, 10 January 2011 - 09:06 AM.**