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Posted 23 February 2017 - 10:38 AM

FIRST POST IS MASTER LIST.  ANY REVIEWS ARE LISTED BELOW FIRST POST.  THIS IS A WORK IN PROGRESS.  

 

There are some providers offering discounts.  If you know of one PLEASE POST.  As I am notified I will add that information temporarily into the master list in a different color.  Once a discount is over it will be deleted.

 

I will update every Sunday unless there is something of profound importance, such as someone notifying me that a provider is no longer offering classes (like in the Landry situation).

 

As people add to the list I will post those additions in the OP.  I have not used most of these providers, only a few, so if I have filed something in the wrong place PLEASE say so.   :)

 

On-line providers are loosely sorted into several sub-categories listed immediately below.  Those that offer a wide range of subjects were subdivided into two primary categories (Middle School/High School vs. all age levels) and listed alphabetically with one exception.  Narrower categories list providers that only or almost exclusively provide those particular subjects.:

  1. Middle School/ High School offering multiple subjects
  2. Elementary through High School offering multiple subjects
  3. Art 
  4. Computer Programming
  5. Foreign Language
  6. Gifted
  7. History
  8. Literature/Writing
  9. Math/Science
  10. Music
  11. Special Needs (such as dyslexia, dyscalculia, dysgraphia...)
  12. Typing Programs

 

Please post reviews/other providers!  And feel free to offer better ways to divide up categories.

 

I will continue to update as I have time/get feedback.  Here is what I have so far:

 

 

 

MIDDLE SCHOOL (LOGIC STAGE) AND/OR

HIGH SCHOOL (RHETORIC STAGE) CLASSES (MULTIPLE SUBJECTS):

 

Well Trained Mind Academy

http://www.wtmacademy.com/

 

Big River Academy

http://www.bigriveracademy.com/

 

Bluefield College (Dual Enrollment program for High Schoolers)

http://www.bluefield...ual-enrollment/

 

Blue Tent

http://teacherweb.co...pson/apt19.aspx

 

BYU (post #34)

http://isreg.byu.edu/site/index.cfm

 

Debra Bell

https://debrabell.co...class-schedule/

 

Excelsior Classes (post #3 and post #7)

http://excelsiorclasses.com/#slide2

 

FundaFundaAcademy

http://www.fundafund...egory/semester/

 

Groovy Kids On-line (post #46)

http://www.onlinecla....org/index.html

 

Harvey Center

http://www.harveycen...online-courses/

 

HSLDA  - (Science is from a YEC perspective -  post #24 and #33)

http://academy.hslda.org/

 

Jolivaden Acres Academy  post #17)

https://www.jolivaden.com/

 

LeTourneau University (on-line Dual Credit Courses)

http://www.letu.edu/...ons/dualcredit/

 

Lukeion (post #67)

http://www.lukeion.org/courses.html

 

Pennsylvania Homeschoolers  (post #2 )

http://www.aphomeschoolers.com/

 

Professor Carol - Small group of unique offerings (post #37)

http://www.professorcarol.com/courses/

 

Roman Roads Media (mainly Middle School/High School but SOME elementary)

https://romanroadsmedia.com/

 

Schola Tutorials (High School level) (info post #21 and post #81)

http://www.scholatutorials.org/

 

Scholars On-line

http://www.scholarso.../Info/index.php

 

Scout Academy

https://www.ucscout.org/

 

Silicon Valley High School

http://www.svhs.co/

 

Stanford On-line High School (post #16)

https://ohs.stanford.edu/

 

Stanford Program on International and Cross-Cultural Education (SPICE) - (post #83)

(highly competitive - currently closed to new applicants)

Sejong Korean Scholars Program

http://spice.fsi.sta...cholars_program

Reischauer Scholars Program

http://spice.fsi.sta...cholars_program

 

Texas Tech University On-line Middle School/High School program

https://www.depts.ttu.edu/ttuisd/

 

Thinkwell (post #25)

http://www.thinkwellhomeschool.com/

 

 

 

 

 

CLASSES FOR ELEMENTARY THRU HIGH SCHOOL (OFFERS MULTIPLE SUBJECTS):

 

Abeka Academy

http://www.abekaacad...CookieSupport=1

 

Acellus Academy

https://www.science....cellus/courses/

 

Bright Ideas Press (Post #53)

http://academy.brigh...-paced-classes/

 

Bridgeway Academy [also known as Homeschool Academy] (Post #68)

https://www.homeschoolacademy.com/

 

BJU Press Distance Learning

http://www.bjupress....arning/courses/

 

Classical Academic Press

https://classicalaca...online-courses/

 

Classical Learning Resource (post #11)

http://clrconline.com/

 

Currclick

http://www.currclick..._0_0_0_0_0&ql=1

 

Florida Virtual School

https://www.flvs.net/

 

Homeschool Connections On-Line (post #12)

http://www.homeschoo...ionsonline.com/

 

Homeschool with Minecraft

http://www.homeschoo...contact-us.html

 

Homeschool Works (grades 5-12)

http://www.homeschoo...u.com/webworks/

 

Johns Hopkins Center for Talented Youth (for academically advanced students)

http://cty.jhu.edu/c...line/index.html

 

Ket Distance Learning (post #26)

http://www.dl.ket.org/

 

Kolbe Academy

http://www.kolbe.org...lum/homeschool/

 

Memoria Press

https://www.memoriapressacademy.com/

 

Next Level Homeschool

http://nextlevelhomeschool.com/faq/

 

Open Tent Academy  (post #5)

http://www.opententacademy.com/

 

 

 

The Potter's School (4th grade through High School)

https://www.pottersschool.org/

 

Roman Roads Media (mainly Middle School/High School but SOME elementary) - (post #51)

https://romanroadsmedia.com/

 

Tapestry of Grace (Lampstand Press) - Primarily Middle/High School but Beta testing upper elementary 

http://lampstandbook...ses/courses.php

 

Virtual Homeschool Group (may only be upper elementary through High School)

http://www.virtualhomeschoolgroup.org/

 

Veritas Press

https://www.veritaspress.com/

 

Wilson Hill Academy (additional info regarding accreditation Post #55)

http://www.wilsonhillacademy.com/

 

Woodside Learning Center (mainly SAT prep/writing/study skills/finance)

http://woodsidelc.com/

 

 

 

ART CLASSES (PRIMARILY OR EXCLUSIVELY)

 

Blossoming Artists  (post #77)

http://www.blossomin...ists.com/about/

 

Iguana Art Academy (Iguana Paint)

https://www.iguanaacademy.com/

 

Lynda (extensive array of graphic arts self-paced classes/training courses)

https://www.lynda.com/

 

Mark Kistler

https://markkistler.com/

 

 

 

COMPUTER PROGRAMMING

 

Intersect University

http://www.intersect....com/index.html

 

Youth Digital (often available at discount through Homeschool Buyer's Co-op)

http://www.youthdigital.com/

 

 

 

FOREIGN LANGUAGE (PRIMARILY OR EXCLUSIVELY)

 

121 Spanish

https://www.121spani...-school-spanish

 

CLRC Latin (post #84)

http://clrconline.com/latin/

CLRC LATIN OFFERING DISCOUNT THROUGH END OF MAY

 

 

Dwayne Thomas  (Latin and Greek)

https://dwanethomas.com/classes-2/

 

Homeschool Spanish Academy

https://spanish.academy/

 

La Clase Divertida (post #38)

http://www.funclase....panish-p/hs.htm

 

Language City

http://www.languagec...ademy.com/faqs/

 

Lively Latin

https://www.livelyla...h-the-magistra/

 

Lone Pine Classical School (mainly Middle School/High School Latin and Greek - post #48)

http://lonepineclassical.com/

 

OSU German On-line

http://germanonline.okstate.edu/

 

Ray Leven (Hebrew and Spanish)

https://sites.google...learningonline/

 

 

 
 
GEARED TOWARDS GIFTED STUDENTS
 

Athena Academy (post #67)

http://www.athenasacademy.com/

 

On-line G3 (allows for asynchronous learning)

http://www.onlineg3....ineG3/Home.html

 

Gifted and Talented 

https://giftedandtalented.com/

 

Gifted Homeschooler's Forum

http://giftedhomesch...org/ghf-online/

 

HoneyFern

http://honeyfern.myi...menu/menu/25650

 

Math Music Studio

http://mathandmusics...m/Home_Page.php

 

 

 

HISTORY (primarily or exclusively)

 

Alternative History Hub (pre-recorded you tube videos)

https://www.youtube....rnateHistoryHub

 

Big History Project

https://school.bighi...ect.com/bhplive

 

Classical Historian

http://www.classical...ne-classes.html

 

Crash Course World History (pre-recorded you tube videos)

https://www.youtube....DA2E52FB1EF80C9

 

Crash Course American History (pre-recorded you tube videos)

https://www.youtube....TSG593eG7ObzO7s

 

History at our House 

https://historyatourhouse.com/

 

 

 

LITERATURE/WRITING CLASSES (PRIMARILY OR EXCLUSIVELY)

 

Brave Writer

http://www.bravewriter.com/

 

Captive Thought Tutorials  (additional info regarding removal in post #35)
 NO LONGER OFFERING ANYTHING

 

Center for Lit (post #7)

http://www.centerfor...ctive-students/

 

Coram Deo Tutorials (writing) - (post #49)

https://coramdeotuto...rses/workshops/

 

Essay Tracks

http://essaytracks.com/

 

Escondido Tutorial Services

(Great Books tutorials)

http://www.gbt.org/gbt.html

 

Home2Teach

http://www.home2teach.com/

 

IEW (Institute for Excellence in Writing)

http://iew.com/event.../online-classes

 

Inspired Scholar (post #9)

http://www.inspired-scholar.com/

 

Integritas Academy (post #79)

http://www.integrita....com/index.html

 

On-line Scribblers

http://www.sandiegos...s.com/home.html

 

Royal Fireworks Press (post #64) - Preparing to launch new classes for fall

https://www.rfwp.com/pages/

 

 

 

MATH AND/OR SCIENCE PRIMARILY OR EXCLUSIVELY:

 

AoPS (Art of Problem Solving)

http://www.artofprob...php?mode=school

 

Dr. Jay L. Wile/Berean Builders (Author of Exploring Creation with...)

Offering Honors Biology, Chemistry and Physics on-line classes (YEC perspective)

http://www.bereanbui...nlineClass.html

 

Chalkdust Math

http://www.chalkdust.com/index.html

 

Clover Creek Science

http://www.clovercreekscience.com/

 

Learn Science Academy [part of Conceptual Academy] (post #18)

https://learnscience.academy/

 

 

Derek Owens Math and Physics courses

http://www.derekowens.com/

 

DIVE Science Courses

https://www.diveinto....com/elearning/

 

Edhesive (Computer Science - post #25)

https://edhesive.com/

 

Jann In Texas Math classes

http://myhomeschoolm...m/about-me.html

 

Live On-line Math

http://www.liveonlinemath.com/classes/

 

Math in a box

http://www.mathinabox.com/

 

Math U See on-line

http://store.mathuse...h-u-see/classes

 

MathCloud (self-paced but can be linked with a teacher)

http://www.mathcloud.net/

 
Mr. D Math  (post #22 & post #66)
 

Mrs. Taylor's Homeschool Science

http://www.taylorsci...c=taylorscience

 

 

My Fun Science (Family, Middle School and High School classes?)

https://myfunscience.com/

 

 

Phil Four (Middle school and High School math plus Physics and Computer Science)

https://philfour.com/classes/

 

Quick Study Labs (math and science - post #48)

http://www.quickstudylabs.com/

 

Supercharged Science

http://www.superchargedscience.com/

 

Tablet Class Math

http://www.tabletclass.com/

 

Thinkwell (does offer a few High School courses in other subjects)

http://www.thinkwellhomeschool.com/

 

 

 

 

MUSIC (PRIMARILY OR EXCLUSIVELY)

 

 

Professor Carol - Small group of unique offerings/mostly music. (post #37) 

http://www.professorcarol.com/courses/

 

Simply Music (sometimes on sale at Homeschool Buyer's Co-op for lifetime access)

https://simplymusic.com/

 
 
 
SPECIAL NEEDS (DYSLEXIA/DYSCALCULIA/ETC.)
 
Barton Reading and Spelling (For dyslexics - can provide list of local and on-line tutors or use the DVDs to teach it yourself) - (post #13)
 
Dynamo Math (designed to help math strugglers)
 
Ronit Bird (offers books and e-books for helping children that struggle with math)
 
 
TYPING PROGRAMS 
(many of these are frequently available at a very discounted rate through Homeschool Buyer's Co-op  https://www.homeschoolbuyersco-op.org/ so check there first before purchasing)
 
Touch Type Read and Spell (post #8)
 
Type to Learn 4 (post #8)
 
Typing Pal
 

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Posted 23 February 2017 - 11:42 AM

Thanks for making the list!

 

Here's another possibility:

 

Pennsylvania Homeschoolers AP Classes (PAHS)

http://www.aphomeschoolers.com/

 

  • High School Level 
  • Has offered AP classes for almost 20 years.
  • Many reviews available on the PAHS site and on TWTM forums. 
  • Some classes have more of a religious or political slant, some are more secular or neutral. Looking through the book lists and teacher bios can sometimes give clues. 
  • Susan Richman (APUSH teacher and one of the founders/owners of PAHS) has been very helpful when we emailed for assistance with making decisions about classes and teachers.

 

 


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Posted 23 February 2017 - 11:47 AM

EXCELSIOR CLASSES

http://excelsiorclasses.com/#slide2

 

New Schedule for 2017/2018 is now available.

 

Very new on-line provider.  Several Landry Academy teachers ended up here after Landry closed.  Many classes incorporate at least some reference to a Christian viewpoint but some classes could be considered neutral.  Classes are normally 90 minutes once a week with weekly work expected from the students outside of class time.  Some classes are just a semester while others are a full year course.  This provider follows a traditional school schedule but some clubs start at different times than a traditional Fall/Spring schedule.  Several traditional and more non-traditional subjects are covered.  Classes are geared for Middle School and High School level students, but there are some offerings for parents.

 

Julie Rapalje is an art teacher here (formerly with Landry) and teaches several really fun and interesting Art History classes as well as some art classes.  DD has taken several with her and has learned a great deal.  Mrs. Rapalje is funny, knowledgeable and creative.  She is good at getting students to try projects that are outside their comfort zone and learn a lot while doing so.

 

The interface for Excelsior is Powerschool Learning.  It has worked very well so far, rarely has glitches and DD finds it easier to use than what she had through Landry.  Parents/students are given updates when someone posts in one of the discussion forums for their class and teachers are very interactive with their students.

 

They also offer clubs for students as well as clubs/classes for parents.


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Posted 23 February 2017 - 11:55 AM

Classical Academic Press 

https://classicalaca...online-courses/

 

 

Center for Lit

http://www.centerfor...ctive-students/

 

 


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Posted 23 February 2017 - 12:10 PM

OPEN TENT ACADEMY

http://www.opententacademy.com/

 

  • Offers secular on-line live teacher courses in a variety of subjects both traditional and non-traditional for students from mid-elementary through High School.  
  • Most courses meet live once per week for 90 minutes but some meet twice a week (check schedules carefully).  
  • Classwork is usually expected outside of class time but the amount depends on the course.  
  • Classes follow a traditional school schedule, not a rolling schedule (Fall/Spring semesters).  
  • Some classes are for a semester and some are for the full school year.  
  • The teacher syllabus is usually available to look at before purchasing a course.  
  • Classes are live but are also recorded so if a student has to miss a class they can still watch the recording.  
  • Classes are typically 10-15 students but can be as small as 5.  
  • They create wait lists if a class fills up.  
  • They offer a 10% discount if a family registers for 5 classes or more (the 5 class total is across all students in one family, not per student).
  • Please note that there is an unusually lengthy break in the fall so when scheduling check the class dates carefully.

 

 


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Posted 23 February 2017 - 12:11 PM

OUTSCHOOL

https://outschool.com/listings

 

Only used this for one short duration intro class so my review may not be that accurate.  

  • It appears this site offers classes for all grade ranges including elementary and adult.  
  • Classes start and stop all the time, throughout the year, so you aren't tied to a normal school calendar.
  • Classes cover zillions of topics.
  • Classes are apparently done by independent teachers.  Outschool just supplies the location for them to offer their classes.  
  • Some classes are very short duration (one day or 5 weeks only once a week, etc.).  
  • Some classes are much longer (multiple weeks or months).  
  • Some classes are self-paced.  
  • Some classes are with live teachers.  
  • Some teachers allow you to request a different time/day.  Most classes require a minimum of 5 students but if 4 other students sign up you can have a class that better meets your scheduling needs.
  • Prices vary widely so if one course is too expensive, keep looking.  
  • There may be assignments outside of class.
  • Outschool sends emails letting you know when new classes are starting which is helpful since classes start up throughout the year.
  • Outschool has a way to track specific teachers so if you find one you like you can get notified if they start a new course or are offering other courses.

 

https://outschool.com/listings


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Posted 23 February 2017 - 03:13 PM

I think Laurel Tree is shut down. She stopped doing it to have more time to raise her family, I believe.

 

DD is taking Chemistry with Kerrie Childress @ Excelsior. DD is NOT a science type and has previously really disliked science (physics, pre-high school biology). She loves Mrs. Childress & is enjoying Chemstry because of her. The Zoom class interface hasn't caused any complaints that I know of and they still use PowerSchool for managing assignments & turning everything in.

 

She's also taking American Literature with Center for Lit. While she hasn't enjoyed all of the selections this year, the two hour discussions (once per month) with the Andrews are in-depth (as much as two hours can be) and insightful. She's learned to "see" more in and out of a book than previously and really enjoys Mr. Andrews. The students can come on mic or chat directly to the Andrews but not with each other during class, thus keeping the class on track (or relatively on track). If you are looking for an insightful literature discussion option but don't have time for a full time class, the one-book (or several poetry selections or a few short stories) per month assignments are do-able. There is a lot of value to the discussions even if you have a kid who doesn't really participate much -- as long as they can pay attention, they can learn quite a bit.


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Posted 23 February 2017 - 03:28 PM

TOUCH TYPE READ AND SPELL and TYPE TO LEARN 4:

 

 

TOUCH TYPE READ AND SPELL

 

Both of my kids have used this program.  We used Type to Learn 4 and Typing Pal prior to TTRS.

 

Pros:

  • Environment can be customized significantly.  It can be altered so the voice can have different accents, be male or female, have a different keyboard, different background color, etc.  You can have the letters appear on the virtual keys or not.  You can have the hands appear or not.  It can offer praise or not.  And on and on.  There are a LOT of great options for customizing the program to fit your child's specific needs.
  • There are 24 levels so it goes into some depth.
  • It includes dictation but builds up gently so the student gains the ability to type from dictation without being overwhelmed.
  • It is very user friendly for dyslexic students but can be used by anyone.
  • Lessons are short but effective.
  • Progress is tracked in different ways so you can see the data from different viewpoints.
  • Emphasizes accuracy over speed.  Speed usually comes much more quickly if accuracy is the focus first.  It takes time to develop muscle memory/procedural memory.  If the student sacrifices correct finger placement in a rush to increase w.p.m. they are actually mucking up their ability to develop muscle/procedural memory and it will take longer to learn how to type quickly. (But I HIGHLY recommend with ANY typing program that the parent sit nearby and make certain that every.single.time. they type that they are placing their hands in the correct position, have good posture and that the keyboard is at the best height.  It is very hard to unlearn bad habits and relearn good ones.  Help them develop proper muscle/procedural memory from the beginning.)
  • Uses phonics based lessons so it is a good reinforcer of phonics based reading/spelling programs.
  • Parents can log on and see exactly which module/lesson was done, the exact date and time of day it was completed, and how well the student did.
  • The teacher can leave messages for the student.  For instance, maybe you are checking their progress after they have gone to bed and you would like them to redo a module.  You can leave them a message to ask them to repeat a specific module so you don't have to worry that you will forget the next day.
  • The student is not tied to a specific level, unable to move to the next one until they have completed the previous one or unable to move back once one is finished.  This means that if you feel they are more advanced than the level they are on you can move them forward easily.  It also means that a student can repeat previous lessons easily if necessary.
  • The layout is not too cluttered.
  • There are no typing games.  This can also be a negative but my kids got tired of games.  They like that they get in and get out.

 

Cons

  • Not a fun typing program, like Type to Learn 4 (but we had reached a point where we didn't really need fun anymore, just something efficient).

 

 

TYPE TO LEARN 4

We used this program before we tried out TTRS.  

 

Pros:

  • Geared for younger students, you are a secret agent saving important pieces of information, which can be really fun/cool for younger typists. 
  • The pieces of information were interesting the first couple of times they were saved.
  • Typing games were fun and actually emphasized improved typing for the most part.
  • The interface is fun.

 

Cons:

  • You cannot advance to a new level until you not only complete the previous level but type perfectly on the final test for that level.  The test is long.  If you make one mistake you have to start the test completely over.  This is ridiculous for a program geared for younger kids.  It can be extremely discouraging to get nearly to the end and get bumped all the way back again because of one mistake.  After the 3rd or 4th round the child may be willing to just give up completely.
  • It emphasizes speed.  One game in particular requires you to type very quickly.  As a beginner or if you have any coordination issues it may not be possible.  You cannot advance to the next level, no matter how accurately you type, if you cannot type fast enough to beat that game.
  • The information you are saving gets really, really old when it is repeated for the 4th or 5th time.
  • The screen isn't terribly customizable.

 

 


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Posted 23 February 2017 - 05:13 PM

Inspired Scholar
http://www.inspired-scholar.com/

Middle and High School.

Some self-paced, some live. Canvas organization ( very easy)

My son took her 1 sem. Elegant Essay class and both of mine are finishing up the combined Writeshop 1 & 2 year-long class.

I am taking her 1 sem Windows to Lit. Analysis class, which uses Windows to the World.

All of these are Renee Metcalf's classes.
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Posted 23 February 2017 - 10:46 PM

http://mathandmusicstudio.com/

 

Really good for those looking for a teacher for gifted math students

 

bigriveracademy.com is another place where a bunch of former Landry teachers ended up.


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Posted 24 February 2017 - 12:40 AM

http://clrconline.com/

 

Classical Learning Resource Center; has many live, online classes in pretty much every subject for students in elementary school through high school:

History, Mathematics, Literature and Composition, Science, Great Books, Geography, Christian Studies, Philosophy & Logic, Greek, Latin, French, German, Arabic, Mandarin, Japanese, and Computer Programming

 

The correspondence I have had with the director/head and a few teachers has been thorough, professional and quite warm and welcoming. I am impressed so far and hope I can fit a class or two into my son's schedule at some point.

 

And, thank you so very much for doing this!!! You are saving me tons of time!!


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Posted 24 February 2017 - 12:57 AM

http://www.homeschoo...ionsonline.com/

 

Home School Connections Online; they have courses in pretty much all subjects for middle grades through high school. The classes are live with recorded sessions also available. The live classes use moodle and Adobe Connect which has been extremely easy. Unlimited access to ALL of their recorded classes costs $30.00 per month (after a free or almost free 7 day trial period). You can stop the subscription at any time.

 

My son has done live and unlimited access writing and grammar classes and they have been pretty solid. The customer service is fantastic—very responsive and accommodating when I had a small issue. The owner, a quite kind man, personally wrote to me a few times to make sure everything had been solved to my satisfaction.

 

Another thing I like is that, at least with their writing and grammar program, the courses are in chunks of 6 weeks so you can decide if you like the school or course or not without it costing too much in terms of money or time. Two 6 week sessions equals one semester.


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Posted 24 February 2017 - 03:26 PM

BARTON READING AND SPELLING

 

This is not an on-line provider but there ARE on-line tutors that are certified in this system.   This is a very specialized Reading and spelling program designed specifically for helping dyslexic students.  The program is set up so that a layman with no Orton-Gillingham or other dyslexia friendly training can tutor a dyslexic student.  However, for those who would prefer someone else taught their child, a list can be provided of local and on-line tutors who have been certified in this program.

 

  • This system does not just remediate lower elementary level basic reading/spelling deficits.  This system takes a dyslexic student through multiple levels of learning.  
  • There are 10 levels in all.  They are not equivalent to grade levels but are building blocks.  Most dyslexic students would start with level 1, regardless of age. The last two levels are more for High School prep so young students might not be ready for the last two levels until they are older.  
  • The teacher's manual, DVDs, on-line support and additional printed support material are well designed and help a parent with no training to teach their own child.
  • This system is designed to be used with adults as well as children.  Materials are not babyish.
  • Much cheaper than paying for specialized dyslexia tutoring.
  • Even though each level is $250-$300 they usually resell for close to the original price so overall cost can be really low compared to other programs for dyslexics.
  • Usually provide excellent customer/tutor support.

Anyone wanting a more detailed review could post questions on the Learning Challenges Board.  There are many who have used this program that could provide more detailed feedback.


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Posted 24 February 2017 - 03:45 PM

Sorry I keep running out of time to work on this list.  Still welcoming any input/reviews/feedback/additional resources...

 

No rush! Just take it one step at a time....  ;)  :laugh:


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Posted 24 February 2017 - 03:52 PM

No rush! Just take it one step at a time....  ;)  :laugh:

:lol:  :lol:  :lol:


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Posted 24 February 2017 - 04:32 PM

Stanford Online High School

options to go full time and graduate, part time or single class

expensive

need to complete extensive application

like all full time high schools, course quality varies: much of it is excellent, but not across the board

administration attempts to create a real school-like community of students and parents, including in person meet ups, competition teams, dances and graduation ceremonies

 


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Posted 24 February 2017 - 06:39 PM

Www.jolivaden.com

We are offering literature, history, writing(academic and creative), music and psychology. They are not live classes but do involve interaction with other students.
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Posted 25 February 2017 - 03:46 PM

LEARN SCIENCE ACADEMY

[CONCEPTUAL ACADEMY'S HOMESCHOOL ON-LINE OFFERING]

 

https://learnscience.academy/

 

Have not used this provider but someone else recommended them and I am considering using them for DD over the summer and fall.  

  • The textbooks take a more conceptual approach to science.  
  • They offer instructor led and self-study options.
  • There are Middle School and High School options.  
  • The books have videos for the lessons.  
  • The videos were created by the scientists/educators who helped create the books.
  • Videos are being added all the time and continue to be updated as well.
  • Videos are linked to specific lessons within the textbook and aligned with an individual teacher's class syllabus.
  • As of 4/23/2017 the cost of a self-paced video course for the High School Integrated Science program is $29 since this one is newer.  That is the introductory price and will eventually go up.  Chemistry, Physics, and Physical Science are all $110.

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Posted 27 February 2017 - 12:57 PM

Lone pine Latin was amazing!! We've also been using Quick Study Labs for electronics (Edison project). It's been a lot of fun.

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Posted 27 February 2017 - 02:40 PM

Lone pine Latin was amazing!! We've also been using Quick Study Labs for electronics (Edison project). It's been a lot of fun.


Thanks for the feedback!

Might you be willing to share some specifics to help people make a more informed decision?

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Posted 27 February 2017 - 04:25 PM

For high school level: 

 

http://www.scholatutorials.org/

 

This is Wes Callihan's live online class, not to be confused with the Roman Roads Great Books offerings. RR uses his DVDs on the Great Books series, but their live classes feature different instructors. If you want Mr. Callihan's live class you need to register for the Schola Tutorials classes (which to add to the confusion are registered for through RR). He also offers Rhetoric and has an Astronomy going this year as well. 


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Posted 27 February 2017 - 09:57 PM

Math (pre-algebra through pre-calculus)

 

Mr. D Math (Dennis DiNoia)

https://mrdmath.com/

 

"The course is a mastery based approach.  There are spiral reviews throughout the course twice per chapter starting at chapter 2. When students reach high school level math, the reviews are also built into the new content as students are applying previously learned concepts in the new content.  During a lesson, the instruction both during the live class session or the pre-recorded video for each section reviews anything a student needs for that new lesson.
 
Parents and students can also demo the curriculum to get a feel for if it is a good fit for their learning styles.
 
Here is how to demo a class
Click on “student login”
Username: Demo
Password: MrDMath
 
Then click on the course you want to see on the left hand side of the screen.

There are short videos that will show how to use the course once you are in a course area."


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Posted 27 February 2017 - 10:19 PM

History at Our House for... history :)  3rd(?) through highschool.


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Posted 28 February 2017 - 02:28 PM

We used HSLDA Online Academy for two classes this year:  AP World History and English 2 (World Lit).  My ds enjoyed them so much he is continuing on next year for AP U.S. History and AP Lg. & Comp, plus I think we are going to add Precalculus to that list as well.   

 

The courses were extremely well-organized.  Classes are held once a week and assignments are all due by midnight each Saturday.  The policy for dropping a class is not bad...refund all but $100 plus the $25 registration fee up to 10 business days into the course. 

 

Also, please p'm me if you have questions or would like to use my code for $30 off as a newcomer to the academy.

 

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Posted 01 March 2017 - 10:49 PM

2 non-live, video based providers

 

Edhesive offers AP Computer Science-A. Great MOOC course, very inexpensive. Free or pay about $150 for full teacher access. Includes AP prep. Engaging video lectures and lots of practice. Very responsive discussion board for when students get stumped. So far, so good. We'll see how we fare when it comes time for the AP exam. Many boardies have good reviews for them.

 

Also offers AP Computer Science Principles.

 

www.edhesive.com

(formerly Amplify)

 

 

Also Thinkwell - has all sorts of video based offerings, from Maths to many AP courses, like AP Government, AP Economics, AP Biology, AP Calc, AP Chem.... We're pleased with the AP Gov't so far. 12 month access to your selected course is fairly inexpensive - AP Govt is $125. We joined homeschoolbuyers co-op and got a great group buy price to knock even more off. Great deal!

 

www.thinkwellhomeschool.com 


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Posted 01 March 2017 - 11:35 PM

KET Distance Learning - offers foreign language, physics, economics, arts and humanities. These classes are used by a number of schools in KY by schools without these teachers and they are offered to homeschoolers as well. 

$100 per course if you live in KY otherwise $450/course + lab fee for physics

http://www.dl.ket.org/

 

 

Also I don't see Florida Virtual School, but I can't tell you too much about that as I haven't used it.


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Posted 01 March 2017 - 11:50 PM

Is it possible to make this a sticky thread?

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Posted 02 March 2017 - 10:21 AM

2 non-live, video based providers

 

Edhesive offers AP Computer Science-A. Great MOOC course, very inexpensive. Free or pay about $150 for full teacher access. Includes AP prep. Engaging video lectures and lots of practice. Very responsive discussion board for when students get stumped. So far, so good. We'll see how we fare when it comes time for the AP exam. Many boardies have good reviews for them.

 

Also offers AP Computer Science Principles.

 

www.edhesive.com

(formerly Amplify)

 

 

Also Thinkwell - has all sorts of video based offerings, from Maths to many AP courses, like AP Government, AP Economics, AP Biology, AP Calc, AP Chem.... We're pleased with the AP Gov't so far. 12 month access to your selected course is fairly inexpensive - AP Govt is $125. We joined homeschoolbuyers co-op and got a great group buy price to knock even more off. Great deal!

 

www.thinkwellhomeschool.com 

 

Will try to get these added today to the main list.  Thanks!

KET Distance Learning - offers foreign language, physics, economics, arts and humanities. These classes are used by a number of schools in KY by schools without these teachers and they are offered to homeschoolers as well. 

$100 per course if you live in KY otherwise $450/course + lab fee for physics

http://www.dl.ket.org/

 

 

Also I don't see Florida Virtual School, but I can't tell you too much about that as I haven't used it.

I will add both of these as well.  Appreciate the feedback.

 

Is it possible to make this a sticky thread?

No idea.  What is the process for that I wonder?



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Posted 02 March 2017 - 10:48 AM

Maybe OtherJohn would be the one to contact?

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Posted 02 March 2017 - 11:14 AM

Maybe OtherJohn would be the one to contact?

Good suggestion.  I will contact him or another moderator I know to see what can be done.  May wait until there are more reviews, though.  


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Posted 02 March 2017 - 12:16 PM

Good suggestion.  I will contact him or another moderator I know to see what can be done.  May wait until there are more reviews, though.  

 

You can still add to it even as a sticky. Lori D. periodically updates the high school board stickies with newer threads. But YES! Please sticky this one or I'll never find it next year. 


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Posted 02 March 2017 - 01:48 PM

You can still add to it even as a sticky. Lori D. periodically updates the high school board stickies with newer threads. But YES! Please sticky this one or I'll never find it next year. 

Yeah, I realize they can still be updated once they are stickied.  There are several I check periodically and I love that people are still updating.  I was just thinking more people might notice it and add reviews of their own if it was periodically popping up on the regular posts.  I may be wrong, though.  :)



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Posted 02 March 2017 - 02:47 PM

I got an email from HSLDA yesterday about their online class offerings. They have the classes another poster listed above and high school science specifically from a young earth perspective. I thought you might want to add that to the description in the master list as that will be important for some people and a definite "no" for others. 

 

HSLDA Online Academy Science Courses

 

 


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Posted 02 March 2017 - 02:55 PM

BYU independent study has middle and high school classes in many different subjects. They also offer a full high school program. http://isreg.byu.edu/site/index.cfm
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Posted 02 March 2017 - 04:30 PM

Captive Thought Tutorials just emailed me that they are not offering courses for the 2017-2018 school year so you may want to remove them from the list:

 

Dear    ,

Thank you for contacting us! I apologize for the delay in responding to your inquiry. Unfortunately, Captive Thought Tutorials is not going to be offering any courses for the 2017/18 school year. I'm sorry! I hope you find another great program for your student.

Sincerely,
Melodee Skiles

www.captivethoughttutorials.com
 


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Posted 02 March 2017 - 04:36 PM

Captive Thought Tutorials just emailed me that they are not offering courses for the 2017-2018 school year so you may want to remove them from the list:

Dear ,

Thank you for contacting us! I apologize for the delay in responding to your inquiry. Unfortunately, Captive Thought Tutorials is not going to be offering any courses for the 2017/18 school year. I'm sorry! I hope you find another great program for your student.

Sincerely,
Melodee Skiles

www.captivethoughttutorials.com


Eek!!! Glad you let me know! On phone but will tackle this ASAP.
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Posted 02 March 2017 - 05:20 PM

I don't think this was on the list yet: 

 

 http://www.professorcarol.com/courses/

 

Courses on early/ancient music, writing, and Imperial Russia. 

 

I met Professor Carol at the conference last weekend and hope to fit one or two of these courses in dd's schedule eventually. They offer courses individually or a streaming subscription with access to all course. (It reminds me of a Compass Classroom set up.) 


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Posted 02 March 2017 - 06:35 PM

La Clase Divertida: online high school Spanish 1-3.

Dale Gamache sells an elementary Spanish program and teaches Spanish at a public high school in Florida. (He is retiring at the end of the 2016-2017 school year from his public school job.) He is Christian and that is something that creeps into his class sometimes.

The classes meet twice per week for an hour and fifteen or twenty minutes each. It uses Vistas, a Spanish textbook with online content. You have a steep up front cost for this, but if you stick with the class all three years, it is reasonable.

Sr Gamache is a relatively unorganized teacher and expects your kids to be ultra organized and able to juggle both short and long term assignments. The work load can be very uneven at times and my DD has found it to be one of the most beneficial "extras" of the class. She has been forced to learn to spread the long term work out or suffer 2-3 days of massive overloads of online Spanish work plus studying for a test.

There is no posted syllabus. Sr Gamache assigns work each class time and doesn't baby the kids along so your kid has to keep on top of the work themselves. He likes to tease kids, especially younger siblings or those he has met in person.

In terms of the Spanish itself, the teaching appears solid. There are extra assignments like Power Point Presentations on your family (Spanish naming) or making foods from Hispanic countries. Extra Spanish readers are added in Spanish 2 and 3. He also adds copies of old workbook pages called Flacos. He likes to have the kids translate songs and poems, too.

Dd loves both the teacher and her classmates. (No chat box during class, but the kids are encouraged to email each other out of class to help each other.)

It is not a class for the very young or one that I would put a kid in who had problems with organization or time management unless you are going to support him/her. If you want a smooth-running class with no hiccups, look elsewhere.

It has been worth the occasional frustration here, but you definitely want to go in knowing there are warts on the frog.

I'll know how it measured up to WHA's Spanish next year as Dd is signed up for Spanish 4 there in the fall.

Edited to add: Besides the Christian slant to the class, I should also mention that Sr. Gamache has an anti-Catholic slant that sometimes comes up in off-topic conversations with the kids.


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Posted 02 March 2017 - 07:02 PM

Edited to add: can you put a link in the first posts to the reviews for each provider?
Maybe just post# linked?

Thanks so much for the detailed review RootAnn!  Actually I have been listing the Post # of any reviews next to each provider on the master list as reviews come in.  There just aren't very many yet.  I don't know how to post an actual link to a review post within the same thread.  Can that even be done?

 

If it would help I could make the post # a different color so it stands out...



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Posted 02 March 2017 - 07:13 PM

I don't think this was on the list yet: 

 

 http://www.professorcarol.com/courses/

 

Courses on early/ancient music, writing, and Imperial Russia. 

 

I met Professor Carol at the conference last weekend and hope to fit one or two of these courses in dd's schedule eventually. They offer courses individually or a streaming subscription with access to all course. (It reminds me of a Compass Classroom set up.) 

 

Thank you for posting this.  Those classes look awesome.  I'd love to sign up for ME :) 


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Posted 02 March 2017 - 07:26 PM

Thank you for posting this.  Those classes look awesome.  I'd love to sign up for ME :)

 

She's AWESOME. I wish I had known about her earlier! 

 

They had a classical education panel at one of the conference workshops last weekend. I really liked a lot of what she had to say and had planned on stalking her down at her booth the next day. It just so happened we ran into her in the hotel lounge that evening though and she was so gracious as she sat there talking to me,  this complete stranger about my angst about what I want to do with my daughter's high school classes versus what I feel I have to do.....anyway, I'm rambling, and our conversation doesn't matter, except to say that she was delightful and I can't wait until we can fit her classes in the schedule. I think you will really like her. Definitely, sign up for her emails on the website! I really think these are hidden gems of classes. 


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Posted 02 March 2017 - 07:42 PM

Click the post # in the upper right hand corner of my post #38. It will pop up a window with a link to that actual post. Just add the link like you normally would. Sorry I didn't notice the post #s before. I see them now that they are in a different color. It helps!

 

I plan to add reviews as I have time. I'm known for my utterly frank reviews that don't all glow, so I'm not always a favorite person to providers. Our experience might not match other people's, but I try to be honest.

 

I also try to make my posts contain actual reviews. On that note...

Derek Owens - DD#1 took his Physics class online as a freshman. The content was excellent. DO is great to work with. I emailed him at one point about some concerns I had and he called me at home to talk about it further.

 

There are videos and a workbook you can order (or you can print out sheets from the website, I think, as you go) that your student takes notes in / fills out as they watch the videos. There are sometimes lots of short videos to watch, sample problems that he works out on video, and then homework to do for each chapter. The homework is either scanned & turned in for grading or you can do a half-price option where DO sends you the answer key and you grade it yourself. If your student doesn't understand something, DO will send videos with explanations of homework problems or more examples. Chapter tests can be retaken for a better grade if your student does poorly the first time.

 

I asked for & received a USB stick of the videos as I didn't want my kid to take our only internet-connected computer to do her physics work. This was sent at no extra charge. Otherwise, the videos are on his website, available once your account is set up.

 

My kid took almost a whole year to complete the course and we were only charged for nine months of the course. I believe that is DO's policy. We took advantage of the very inexpensive rental of the physics kit that contained hard-to-find items needed for the labs.

 

The biggest negative for my specific kid was that there wasn't built in review for the course. DO provides review questions for your kid to use to study for the cumulative mid-term and the (second semester-only cumulative) final exam. I had to use those questions and weave them in (and other problems I found in a physics text) during the second semester after my kid bombed the first semester final. We'd always used programs with spiral review built in & DD wasn't capable of holding all the concepts with the small amount of practice DO's program provided.

 

For us, DO's course didn't provide enough practice or long-term review. But, the customer service was excellent & the content was top notch for an algebra-based non-AP class.

 

Oh- and he offers both a regular & honors option. You can wait to decide which one you want to go with until the second chapter. In retrospect, I would have gone with the regular option for my kid. Honors includes a few more sections plus an extra page on each test. DD isn't a science kid & it was a tough class for her.


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Posted 02 March 2017 - 08:37 PM

Click the post # in the upper right hand corner of my post #38. It will pop up a window with a link to that actual post. Just add the link like you normally would. Sorry I didn't notice the post #s before. I see them now that they are in a different color. It helps!

 

I plan to add reviews as I have time. I'm known for my utterly frank reviews that don't all glow, so I'm not always a favorite person to providers. Our experience might not match other people's, but I try to be honest.

 

I also try to make my posts contain actual reviews. On that note...

Derek Owens - DD#1 took his Physics class online as a freshman. The content was excellent. DO is great to work with. I emailed him at one point about some concerns I had and he called me at home to talk about it further.

 

There are videos and a workbook you can order (or you can print out sheets from the website, I think, as you go) that your student takes notes in / fills out as they watch the videos. There are sometimes lots of short videos to watch, sample problems that he works out on video, and then homework to do for each chapter. The homework is either scanned & turned in for grading or you can do a half-price option where DO sends you the answer key and you grade it yourself. If your student doesn't understand something, DO will send videos with explanations of homework problems or more examples. Chapter tests can be retaken for a better grade if your student does poorly the first time.

 

I asked for & received a USB stick of the videos as I didn't want my kid to take our only internet-connected computer to do her physics work. This was sent at no extra charge. Otherwise, the videos are on his website, available once your account is set up.

 

My kid took almost a whole year to complete the course and we were only charged for nine months of the course. I believe that is DO's policy. We took advantage of the very inexpensive rental of the physics kit that contained hard-to-find items needed for the labs.

 

The biggest negative for my specific kid was that there wasn't built in review for the course. DO provides review questions for your kid to use to study for the cumulative mid-term and the (second semester-only cumulative) final exam. I had to use those questions and weave them in (and other problems I found in a physics text) during the second semester after my kid bombed the first semester final. We'd always used programs with spiral review built in & DD wasn't capable of holding all the concepts with the small amount of practice DO's program provided.

 

For us, DO's course didn't provide enough practice or long-term review. But, the customer service was excellent & the content was top notch for an algebra-based non-AP class.

 

Oh- and he offers both a regular & honors option. You can wait to decide which one you want to go with until the second chapter. In retrospect, I would have gone with the regular option for my kid. Honors includes a few more sections plus an extra page on each test. DD isn't a science kid & it was a tough class for her.

Awesome.  Thanks for the detailed review.  

 

When I link the post in the Master list, how do I change the name to the review post # without deleting the link?  I've seen it done and I know how to do it on my other programs but I can't seem to figure it out for WTM.



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Posted 02 March 2017 - 08:58 PM

Highlight the typed words you want to put your link on, hit the chain-link icon in the bar at the top of the post & copy the link address into the box that pops up. The chain link icon is the one on the Bold, Italic, Underline, Strikethrough line right after the Insert Numbered List icon. (I think this is what you are asking.)


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Posted 03 March 2017 - 12:28 AM

Highlight the typed words you want to put your link on, hit the chain-link icon in the bar at the top of the post & copy the link address into the box that pops up. The chain link icon is the one on the Bold, Italic, Underline, Strikethrough line right after the Insert Numbered List icon. (I think this is what you are asking.)

O.k. thanks.  Learn something knew everyday.  :)  I did a few tonight.  Will continue tomorrow as I have time.  I really appreciate the help!

 

If anyone has additional feedback on the colors/layout feel free to share.  This is still a work in progress as I try to set things up to more effectively meet our needs.



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Posted 03 March 2017 - 07:49 PM

GROOVY KIDS REVIEW

 

Idkgates on March 3, 2017 said:

 

Since we have experience with Groovy Kids, I thought I would write a short review of the classes we have taken.

 

 

My daughter is currently taking her second class from Groovy Kids. She took Fantastic Beasts and is taking Disappearing Spoon now. Both classes have been fabulous! The content is not light. It is in depth and she has learned a lot. She has had fabulous feedback on her projects and writing. Fantastic Beasts was a great supplement to her Biology class she took last year. Disappearing Spoon as proven to be just as wonderful. It supplements her Chemistry class well.

 

 

 

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Posted 04 March 2017 - 10:23 AM

CTC MATH

 

Similar to Khan Academy in that the instruction is pre-recorded.  Usually available at a very discounted rate through Homeschool Buyer's Co-op.

 

Pros:

  • Student has access to all math lessons from Kindergarten through Calculus.
  • Lessons at each level are consistently organized so if you want to work on one specific skill/concept/algorithm it is easy to move as far back or as far forward as you need.
  • Video lessons use clear graphics that are usually easy to follow.
  • All lessons also give the student/teacher the ability to print out a paper copy summarizing the lesson, including the visual graphics.
  • With just the one yearly fee a teacher can set up multiple students to use the system, each with their own username and password.
  • All work is tracked in multiple easy to follow ways so the parent can easily log on and see which lessons were done, when they were done, how well the student did,  if the student hasn't finished a lesson, etc..
  • Lessons can be repeated as many times as needed and new problems are continually generated so the student isn't just repeating the same problems over and over.
  • The parent can change what they consider a "pass mark" to determine when a student has truly finished a lesson to their satisfaction (it defaults at 80% correct).
  • The interface can be customized to the student's preferences for colors.
  • Lesson graphics are very clear and easy to follow.
  • Students can stop in the middle of a lesson and it will automatically start them back up where they left off when they log in again (previous work is not lost).
  • Parents can assign specific lessons/tasks.
  • There are diagnostic tests available.  You can choose between 20, 30, and 40 questions, depending on how comprehensive you want the test to be.
  • There are also separate speed skill exercises, times table practice, and games that can be done but they are not required and can be done separately from lessons.
  • The program issues certificates of completion for each category or "section" of lessons.  They are in three levels: Silver, Gold and Platinum.   A student can work hard to repeat lessons and improve their score.  Since lessons generate new problems each time they repeat this is actually great reinforcement instead of just getting good at repeating one particular problem.
  • The screen is not overly cluttered.
  • Lessons are not super long and tedious.  This means that you can assign more than one lesson per day.  In other words, you can customize the program to be mastery or spiral based, depending on what lessons you want your student to do each day.
  • It covers MANY math topics including statistics and probability and geometry even at the elementary level but you can choose to skip those topics until they are older if you wish.
  • It covers both analog and digital time.
  • If a student is struggling in one particular area it is very easy to step back multiple grade levels in that one area and quickly review and shore up any gaps before trying to move forward again.  

 

Cons:

  • Lessons don't always give a detailed enough explanation.
  • Sometimes the lesson focuses way less on the concept and way more on the algorithm.
  • All measurement besides time is in metric only (which is fine but since we live in a country that does not use only metric it would be nice to have reinforcement of Imperial measurement).
  • Sometimes the terms used are different from what we are used to since this program is based out of Australia.  It can lead to a bit of confusion.  Usually cleared up with a quick Google check.

 

Overall, the kids and I have been very happy with CTC math and they both asked me to renew our subscription when it expires in May.  We use it primarily as reinforcement for lessons they have through CLE but we also have relied on it as our spine with we are traveling or life gets a bit crazy.  It is great for quick review over any breaks as well.  It keeps concepts fresh.  DD especially loves the ability to move forwards and backwards in a particular topic.  For instance, she discovered that while she hates Algebra type problems, she loves Geometry.  She was able to just keep moving forward in Geometry lessons specifically until she hit an area that required higher level math from the Algebra side.  That inspired her to go back and shore up more math concepts in the areas she does not like.  Math is a very hard subject for DD.  Having her enthusiastically doing additional lessons has been a pleasant surprise.


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Posted 04 March 2017 - 06:15 PM

Thanks for the feedback!

Might you be willing to share some specifics to help people make a more informed decision?

My oldest son took Latin through lone pine. The teacher was fabulous! The classes were engaging. A lot of the learning was done through immersion. Reading Latin from the very beginning. He took the National Latin Exam two years in a row, and came away with incredibly high marks, telling me he really understood the material.

Quick study labs (Edison Project) is an online course, but isn't teacher led. Although the teacher is always available to answer questions. Each week there are reading assignments and electronic circuits to build, using the elenco snap circuits kits. There's a quiz at the end of each week, and a test every four weeks. The class lasts eight weeks. The projects are fun, and it has given my son a way to engage in something fun but still have a little responsibility to complete things on a time table. They offer several sciences courses.

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Posted 04 March 2017 - 06:39 PM

Can you add Coram Deo Tutorials (writing classes using Lost Tools of Writing & a little bit of IEW)? I'm interested in any recent reviews. Run by Jessica Shao.


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Posted 04 March 2017 - 06:42 PM

Lone pine Latin was amazing!! We've also been using Quick Study Labs for electronics (Edison project). It's been a lot of fun.

 

I am interested in the Quick Study labs. Could you provide a link?

 

ETA: found it!!  http://www.quickstudylabs.com/


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