They grade it. The kid signs in, takes a short comprehension quiz every week on a page length "lesson", and submits a draft of a paper. The class this year everything is due on Thursdays. Usually 3 drafts of each writing piece are done, with feedback on each draft from the coach due back on a certain Thursday. You have the same coach correcting everything all year, which is nice because they get to know the student. The final draft is given a score from a rubric.
It's not a teacher teaching a class. It's a writing coach working on drafts of a paper with the student, with some short writing lessons thrown in.
We really like it, but it's not what everyone is looking for.
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, and why it was NOT a good class for us. The instruction is like a sheet of paper's worth of text given to the student each week. It's more like a college writing lab. But if that is what you need then it's a good choice.
Have you looked at WHA? Coram Deo Tutorials?
Any time you are paying for instruction and feedback classes will be more expensive than just a text.