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jjeepa

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  1. I can only find Algebra 1 refresher courses online. Does anyone know of a refresher course for higher math?
  2. I love this idea, but she won't go for it. Last year she talked about graduating a year early, but was convinced to wait it out as she's a young 10th grader. I do like the idea of a blog to record her experiences though. Great idea 🙂
  3. Hi - we just found out that my husband was awarded a Fulbright so we'll be leaving the US for Krakow, Poland for the 2019-2020 school year. We thought about sending our rising 11th grader DD to the international school there, but I think it's just going to be too expensive. So, we're looking at online classes. I would love to get her involved with some extracurricular stuff too though, but setting this up in another country is making my head swirl. She currently attends a coop for most of her classes here, and then we do the rest at home. So she's used to being in classes with other students for some of the time and really enjoys it. She also volunteers at a therapeutic riding stable and loves that. Plus she's very involved with our youth group at church. I'm afraid she's going to be lonely for people her age while we're there. Has anyone else been down a similar path? I'd love to hear how you found ways for your students to engage in the local community/culture.
  4. Is there already a thread for this? I couldn't find one when I searched. This is DD's 11th grade year so far. Calculus: possibly online through WHA Early Modern History or History of Great Britain - she's still deciding: at home with me Early Modern or British Literature: at home with me Spanish 2: online provider but not sure which one Chemistry - possibly online through WHA or WTMA if they offer it This is as far as we've gotten. I'd love to hear what other 11th graders will be doing next year.
  5. Thanks for the heads up! And great idea about showing the movie...hadn't even thought about it.
  6. Yes, it was Daileader 😬 He is so knowledgable about that time period but pretty tough to stay interested in. I will check out Dorsey Armstrong. Thanks for recommendation!
  7. Those look really fun! I'll show them to my dd and see what she thinks. Thanks!
  8. We were planning to use a lecture series from the Great Courses to cover medieval history this year, but the first course Early Middle Ages was just too dry for DD and she doesn't want to continue with the next two courses by the same instructor. We've got medieval literature covered this year by using Roman Roads DVDs, which is a lit/history course, but she'd like to supplement with something just focused on the history - maybe a more lively lecture series with visuals, or an entertaining history text? BTW, she's not a fan of SWB's medieval history book. Ideas?
  9. Cincinative - my apologies for not replying sooner! I haven't been on the forum since Nov and just realized I had a notification. Oops! The RR materials we use are DVD lectures with study guides. They do have online classes as well. I believe it is a top notch curriculum! The teacher, Wes Calihan, is phenomenal and pulls you right into the material.
  10. My daughter also took GC 1 at Wilson Hill. It was a great class and she did well...and she remembered very, very little of most of the reading. I decided to switch things up, and we did something different in 8th and then switched to Roman Roads Media for 9th. She did end up rereading some of the same books in 9th that she read in 7th and it was a completely different experience. I believe that had to do with maturity and also the slower pace of RR compared to TGC which allowed for a closer read. She didn't complain about any of the rereading except for Virgil. I'm personally a fan of rereading books, especially the classics, so I see only benefits in doing so. 🙂
  11. We've used VP, WHA, AoPS, and WTMA. Of all of them, we much prefer WTMA. At each of the other schools, some classes were excellent in regard to instruction and then others were subpar. So with that in mind, WTMA has been the most consistent.
  12. His live class is full, but I'll check out the self-paced. Thanks!
  13. The MP class conflicts with another class she's taking unfortunately. I do like that book too!
  14. We've used WHA for many classes for both kids and generally just appreciate the quality of the instructors and rigor of their program. We switched my dd over to WHA for math specifically though because we had heard so many great things about the precal teacher...and then she left the year my dd was ready to take her. Bummer. So, trying to look at all the other options before settling on one. I will look into the Scholars Online class. Thanks!
  15. I posted a few months ago about this and still haven't found a class we're thrilled about since the teacher we were looking forward to using left WHA. Anyone care to share about an online precal class they're excited about?
  16. Yep, that was us! I was so bummed when I went back and she was no longer listed to teach. I have no idea. If she went to another school, I'd follow her! Haven't heard anything though My dd had the same reaction as your ds. She's hesitant to take on the class with her teaching it. Bummer.
  17. Putting together a new plan and need help! I registered dd back in Feb for a precal class at WHA with a teacher that was well-known and highly recommended. Then my dd wanted us to explore other options so I pulled her out. Meanwhile the teacher must have left the school as she's no longer listed for any precal classes at all. The teacher that replaced her was not a good fit for my dd when dd took her 2 years ago for Geometry. Anyone take a Precal class that was a hit?
  18. Hits for 9th grade this year were: Algebra 2 with Mr. Reini @ WHA - he's fantastic and DD learned so much. History of Ancient Civilizations from The Great Courses - very enjoyable lecture series. The Greek & The Romans from Roman Roads Media - absolutely loved this literature program and read so many fascinating works. Physics with Clover Creek Science - Jetta is amazing and I wish my DD could take all her science courses with her! Misses for 9th grade were: The History of the Ancient World - I loved it but it was so dry of an approach for my daughter so we switched to TGC and loved it. Everything else we did was fine. Nothing special but it got it done. Good year overall ?
  19. I'm looking at this course for 9th grade ancient history, and would love to hear from anyone who has used this course. The reviews are pretty good on the site, but I'm wondering if it's a good fit for a 9th grader. Too rigorous, dry?
  20. I'm going to use this opportunity to put down what I hope we will be using for next year, but my 14 yr old dd has talked with us about transitioning to public or private school next year so who knows what will happen. We're talking about the options and weighing the pros and cons of both. We'll see. So, if she stays home - this is for 10th grade: Precalculus @ WHA most likely Honors Chemistry @ WHA most likely Spanish 1 @ ??? Need to look into this. Medieval History @ home with me English/literature either @ home with me or possible trying out Blue Tent?? Writing @ WTMA ASL as an elective Probably a culinary class as DE or @ an online school if I can find one
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