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#51 scrapbabe

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Posted 04 March 2017 - 09:08 PM

Roman Roads Media is excellent! My son took Good Books 1 and is currently enrolled in Good Books 2. They are reading great literature, and have awesome book discussions. The students are also required to write papers. In 1 they wrote fiction. In 2 they are writing essays. Mr. Nance is so great! My only complaint is that Mr. Nance had a family emergency and had to leave for the rest of the semester. The current teacher is just filling in. But hopefully Mr. Nance will return to teaching. But these classes have been so good!

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#52 OneStepAtATime

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Posted 06 March 2017 - 09:31 AM

Bumping and reserving another spot for an additional review. 

 

Hoping others will offer additional options or review listed ones.  Anyone know anything specifically about FundaFundaAcademy?


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Posted 10 March 2017 - 12:54 PM

I saw on another thread that Bright Ideas Press is offering some online classes. I'd never seen their online academy before, but it should be added to the list. It looks like they offer middle school & high school classes. Based on what they have listed, I wonder if many of their teachers came from Landry?

Edited to add: I've poked around & those are definitely some of the same offerings Landry had, so I'm confident in saying that many of the previous Landry teachers have landed at BIP. They have a Raspberry Pi class; the Vet classes, Horse stuff, Art, the Three Languages class, etc. are all there.

 

Edited to change it to a simpler link.


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Posted 10 March 2017 - 04:26 PM

I saw on another thread that Bright Ideas Press is offering some online classes. I'd never seen their online academy before, but it should be added to the list. It looks like they offer middle school & high school classes. Based on what they have listed, I wonder if many of their teachers came from Landry?

Edited to add: I've poked around & those are definitely some of the same offerings Landry had, so I'm confident in saying that many of the previous Landry teachers have landed at BIP. They have a Raspberry Pi class; the Vet classes, Horse stuff, Art, the Three Languages class, etc. are all there.

Every time I try to access their site, whether from the link you provided or from a google search, as soon as I go to the classes from the main page it wigs out my computer and says it is not a secure site.  It sets off all my security software.  I will dig into this deeper but it may take a bit.  Got other projects going.  Thanks for the heads up, though.  I did not know they were offering on-line classes.


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Posted 11 March 2017 - 06:39 PM

I'm not sure if this is the right place but I got an email from Wilson Hill when I made an inquiry and I thought this information might be useful to someone considering them. I would puffy heart love people to post reviews.  

 

 

I am happy to say that we are seeking accreditation.  We are entering our fourth academic year and it is my understanding that the accreditation process takes some time, but that is definitely in the works.  We do currently offer several AP courses as well.
 
We offer a diploma to any student who meets our graduation requirements, either through transfer credits or courses taken at WHA.   A list of graduation requirements may be found along with the recommended courses of study under Academics.  
 
We accept most courses from schools with courses we have reviewed and found to be satisfactory.  In the case of courses we are not familiar with, we ask students/parents to provide additional information such as a syllabus, textbook, and samples of work.  In all cases we need a transcript showing the course work and grades  earned.  In the absence of a transcript, an official report card will suffice.  Each student is handled on a case-by-case basis.   We want to assist students in putting their best foot forward for the next stage of their education.

We also offer transcripts. Our transcript will show weighted and unweighted GPA’s for WHA courses.  All other courses will be listed as transfer courses, and the grades will not be included in their WHA GPA. 
 

 


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Posted 12 March 2017 - 08:51 AM

I saw on another thread that Bright Ideas Press is offering some online classes. I'd never seen their online academy before, but it should be added to the list. It looks like they offer middle school & high school classes. Based on what they have listed, I wonder if many of their teachers came from Landry?

Edited to add: I've poked around & those are definitely some of the same offerings Landry had, so I'm confident in saying that many of the previous Landry teachers have landed at BIP. They have a Raspberry Pi class; the Vet classes, Horse stuff, Art, the Three Languages class, etc. are all there.

 

this seems like affordable option:

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


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Posted 16 March 2017 - 02:20 PM

Will try to update this evening or this weekend.  Bumping to remind me and in case anyone is searching for on-line options...



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Posted 19 March 2017 - 03:37 PM

Can we get this pinned now so I don't lose it?


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Posted 19 March 2017 - 03:38 PM

I found this older list someone made, don't know if there is anything on there that is still active but no on the current list:

 

http://forums.welltr...online-classes/



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Posted 19 March 2017 - 06:45 PM

I found this older list someone made, don't know if there is anything on there that is still active but no on the current list:

 

http://forums.welltr...online-classes/

I will try to find time to sort through the links, maybe tomorrow or Tuesday but no guarantees.  Leaving town in a few days.  


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Posted 02 April 2017 - 11:41 PM

Was out of town and now I'm sick but I will try to get to that list later.  Bumping in case anyone is needing this.


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Posted 03 April 2017 - 07:39 PM

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

 

Phil Four has Physics classes


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Posted 14 April 2017 - 11:05 AM

Bumping & a request:

 

Please add "myfunscience.com" to the list. I think some Landry teachers landed there. It looks like they offer mostly STEM classes. I'd love to see a review.


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Posted 18 April 2017 - 06:12 PM

The new Royal Fireworks Online Learning Community will be launched in the next few days.  As well as a full range of Michael Clay Thompson English Language Arts courses, we are offering Philosophy for Kids: Justice, Faith and Free Will with Dr. Sharon Kaye; Conversational Spanish; A "Fairly Creative Writing" class with Aubrey Lively; an Introduction to Minerals and Rocks, the history of African Slavery and the Atlantic Slave Trade...and much more.  If you sign up for news we will contact you direct.


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Posted 18 April 2017 - 09:23 PM

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Posted 22 April 2017 - 08:24 AM

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.
 

Mr D Math review here as well:

http://blessedlybusy...ing-homeschool/


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Posted 23 April 2017 - 02:24 AM

DD11 has taken online classes from Athena's and Lukeion.  Athena's was great for interest and discussion with other kids, but not as well organized or demanding as Lukeion.

 

The Lukeion class she's taking now (Barbarian Digrammarian) has been excellent.  Instruction is clear and interactive, without getting bogged down in student discussion (not a lot to discuss with grammar anyway, really).  Occasionally (like this week b/c of the convention) they have a recorded session instead of live.  When she does a recorded session her quiz grade for that week is usually 4-5% lower;  I think that is the value of the interactive component, where the teacher asks questions and then explains the answers, etc.  Expectations are clearly communicated and they run a tight ship.  Content is thorough.  Overall we just really really like them.


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Posted 23 April 2017 - 08:58 AM

I would like to add Bridgeway Academy. 

 

My daughter is going to do one of their classes this upcoming school year. They offer trimester, semester, and year-long classes. They only offer the shorter classes for elementary aged kids but have year-long classes for middle school and up. 


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Posted 23 April 2017 - 11:44 AM

I didn't see Ray Leven's classes listed anywhere.  https://sites.google...learningonline/

 

Here is a review for his class and for Sr. Gamache's class at la Clase Divertida.

 

Senor Leven's classes are extremely organized, efficient and well-thought out.  Class time is used to introduce new concepts and to practice them.  Classes meet for one hour a week and are small, about 5 students, and highly interactive. There are online computerized assignments through the Vista website as well as written assignments, which are quickly and meticulously graded by Señor Leven.  This class is for bright, self-motivated students who either work hard or pick up the language easily, IMO.  The expectation level is high.  My dd has taken Spanish 2, 3, and 4 with Sr. Leven and will take AP Spanish with him next year through PAHS.  She just took a Spanish SAT Subject practice test to see how she would do and she scored a 740 on the first try, so I feel he has given her a great foundation.  I do know there are others out there who have not meshed with his teaching style and who have found that the work takes them many hours a week.  We have never found him to be anything but kind and gracious and my dd has found the workload to be light, about 2-3 hours a week, which is what he advertises.  I just want to mention that so that anyone interested in the class can do their own research and decide whether they think Ray's class would be a good fit for their child.

 

My son has done Spanish 1, 2 and 3 with Senor Gamache.  This class offers 3 hours a week of class time, but there is a lot of time spent explaining assignments, giving directions, taking quizzes and taking care of administrative tasks.  Class size is about 20 students for Spanish 1 and 2, but I believe there were only 8 students in the Spanish 3 class this  year.  Most of the assignments are computer-based through the Vistas website.  Some of them are automatically graded by the computer and others are graded personally by Sr. Gamache.  The workload can be high, but varies from week to week.  There is an occasional assignment outside of the Vista assignments, like cooking a Spanish dish or making a family tree.  This class has been thorough and challenging for my ds.  Sr. Gamache genuinely seems to care about his students.  The main complaint I have is that he can be very disorganized, though that seems like it has improved this year.  I'm not sure if that's because my son understands more of what to expect from him or if Sr. Gamache himself has actually improved in this area.  Overall, I would say this class has given my son a good foundation in Spanish and I think ds will be able to get a high enough score on the SAT Subject Test to meet the foreign language requirement at the school he is interested in.  

 

 


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Posted 23 April 2017 - 05:59 PM

Thanks for the Lukeion review. I'm signing up my son for Witty Wordsmith and Barbarian Diagrammarian next year—great to hear the classes are worth the time and $!

 

Bridgeway looks interesting and is on my radar as well.


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Posted 24 April 2017 - 12:04 AM

I saw that Dr. Wile is teaching Honors Bio, Honors Chem and Honors Physics live online this year.

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

 

Also Gifted Homeschoolers Forum offers online classes. http://giftedhomesch...org/ghf-online/

 

I'm not sure if I missed these somewhere on the master list, I apologize if I am repetitive. These are providers that I have heard about.

 

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

 

Escondido Tutorials - online Great Books classes. http://www.gbt.org/

 

Intersect University - online coding classes for students http://www.intersect....com/index.html

 

Scout - University of California - https://www.ucscout.org

 

Silicon Valley High School http://www.svhs.co/

 

Homeschool with Minecraft http://www.homeschoo...m/services.html

Next Level Homeschool http://nextlevelhomeschool.com/

 

Online Scribblers - writing classes http://www.sandiegos...s.com/home.html

 


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Posted 24 April 2017 - 07:00 PM

Oh yes, Linda Hobar (Mystery of History) moved her MOH classes over to Bright Ideas Press.


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Posted 25 April 2017 - 07:05 PM

http://www.languagecityacademy.com/

 

They have French and Spanish classes. I believe Chinese will be added at some point. I think this guy just left onlineg3 to start this.


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Posted 30 April 2017 - 07:39 AM

Thank you for the support!  I'm sure other parents will appreciate it.   :)

 

 

If ANYONE has reviews for any on-line provider PLEASE add them.  The list I'm trying to create and update will hopefully be helpful but I think a lot of people would like concrete reviews of specific classes/providers.  If you have a student that has taken a class on-line PLEASE consider providing a review.  Thanks in advance.  


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Posted 03 May 2017 - 06:38 AM

Is Veritas Press listed?  I did not see it.

 

They have both self-paced classes and live online classes.

 

 


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Posted 03 May 2017 - 08:46 AM

Is Veritas Press listed?  I did not see it.

 

They have both self-paced classes and live online classes.

 

Yep. It is in the "elementary through high school" class list - right above Wilson Hill. If you have a review of one or more of VP's live classes, please post it.


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Posted 06 May 2017 - 04:38 PM

I teach art classes online at www.blossomingartists.com.  I utilize a live feed so participants can all interact with one another and get feedback as they are working.  Classes include art history, art vocabulary, and various mediums/techniques are used!


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Posted 07 May 2017 - 12:16 PM

Reserved for review


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Posted 16 May 2017 - 08:38 PM

After the school year ends, I will try to add reviews for Wilson Hill Academy's Fundamentals of Expository Writing and Honors Composition (named will be changed next year to Fundamentals of Academic Writing).

 

For now, I wanted to add a new online course site:  Integritas Academy. It is being started by Mrs. Lange who has taught at Veritas Press & Wilson Hill (up through this year). She's branching out. She'll have a 7th-9th grade Intro to Lit Analysis class, a 9th/10th grade Lit/Comp 1 class, a spelling class (4th & up), and a Constitution/Modern History class (10th-12th).

 

Her Intro to Persuasive Writing Through Literature class looks like it has similar goals to the Fundamentals of Expository Writing class that my dd#2 took with her this year. I would call it a "Intro to Lit Analysis" class. I can't give a review on it since it will be different than FOEW, but I can tell you that Mrs. Lange is a phenomenal teacher who has lots of patience and lots of high expectations, but who gears feedback to each individual student at the level they need to get better. She comments, sometimes line-by-line, on essays and even smaller assignments, in order to help specifically with things your kid is struggling with.

 

The price is $$$$ for each class.


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Posted 17 May 2017 - 12:04 PM

Reserved for review


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Posted 17 May 2017 - 04:37 PM

I wanted to pop in with a final review of Schola Tutorial's Great Books I (The Greeks). 

 

My review as a parent:

 

I would definitely recommend this class with zero reservations, to any parent considering it for their teen. It was worth every. last. dime. Wes Callihan is a highly engaging teacher. He brought ever piece of literature alive for my 9th grader and developed a love of Classic Greek Literature in her that I did not think possible.

 

 The reading pace was realistic and the discussions were lively. This has been, hands down, my daughter's favorite class (of any school) of all time. Mr. Callihan is an extremely kind person and it shows through in everything he does- from class lectures to emails. (He is very responsive to email, btw, which I have found to not always be the case with online courses.) My daughter also really enjoyed the discussions with other students during the live classes.  My understanding is next year this course will cut some of the readings to be able to delve deeper into some of the works. I think that will work well as it's a LOT that they cover and poetry was cut short this year to fit it all in. To note: I did not pay for grading services offered by Roman Roads, so I cannot comment on that aspect. My daughter answered the Student Book questions each week and I checked them. I also administered the tests and any writing assigned. Two thumbs up. 

 

My daughter's review as a student: 

 

I would definitely recommend this class. Mr. Callihan is very detailed. He breaks the material down and makes it understandable for just about anyone. He can explain what we read about very well, brings out aspects we wouldn't have otherwise realized, and is very polite and well spoken. The reading pace was pretty good, but people who hate to read should definitely not join this class. It's a lot of reading. The questions in the Student Book can be difficult, but are doable- and Mr. Callihan always reviews them in class. I enjoyed getting to discuss with other students and hope to keep in touch with people from my class. Five stars- there aren't enough stars for this class!  I plan on taking his courses throughout high school and my Mom has even signed up for one herself in the fall. Take the class, you'll love it! 


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Posted 18 May 2017 - 11:55 PM

Anybody tried Crash Course Kids?   I like the original Crash Course and this seems to be a version for younger students.



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Posted 19 May 2017 - 12:53 AM

High School history and culture courses from Stanford Program on International and Cross-Cultural Education for grades 10-12.

 

Reischauer Scholars Program - Japan   I think the application is open once a year for around 3 weeks to fill both of the year's one semester long classes.  Application is competitive and students may need to apply more than once.

 

Sejong Korean Scholars Program   Also a competitive application.  I think this program may only be offered once a year.  

 

The cost of the program has varied over the years, depending on the outside funding that supports the programs.  Both courses are conducted in English.  


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Posted 19 May 2017 - 07:05 AM

A plug for CLRC latin.. my son just finished up Latin 1. It was such a success. The classes were very organized and really taught him how to learn.

 

They have a significant discount if you sign up before the end of may! http://clrconline.com/latin/


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Posted Yesterday, 09:35 AM

Everything from this post up to the first post should now be updated and a post link provided.  If you see any errors, or have suggestions on a better way to do this, feel free to let me know.  :)

 

 

As all additions continue to be added I will "like" the post so that you know they were added.  Anyone who can give reviews PLEASE do so.  I know other parents will really appreciate not just having a list but getting feedback from those who have BTDT.


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