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  1. I am considering Intro Stats by De Veaux (4th edition), used by both Pearson and Veritas Scholars Academy.
  2. I appreciate the rationale behind VideoTextInteractive: Algebra: A Complete Course Geometry: A Complete Course
  3. I have updated the course descriptions in my initial post (above).
  4. Thank you, Momto6inIN! You have given me much to consider, especially since I've been trying to decide what to do if/when Module F is completed. After mulling over your comments, I thought about an additional year of Precalculus, but that would be a bit of overkill for us. And after comparing the course outlines, supplementing with Chalk Dust Precalculus isn't the best use of our time and money, either. So, I spoke to Adam at VideoText and shared my concerns. I am now feeling more confident in our choice to continue into a Calculus course next year *after* completing Module F. However, Chalk Dust is the missing link for which I was searching. I had already planned on doing a PSAT prep course this upcoming summer, and the Chalk Dust ACT-SAT Math Review course fits the bill. This will be a timely review and perfect preparation for the PSAT next fall. As for next year, Calculus I (by Ron Larson) with Chalk Dust is where we are headed. I wouldn't have filled these gaps without your input. Thanks again!
  5. How much of Chalkdust do you use? Any specific sections or just a complete run through of Precalc? Where do you go from there? Chalkdust Calc? Dual enrollment?
  6. Has anyone completed VT Geometry’s online, beta Module F? It is not required for the Geometry credit, but it does complete the course by including the Trigonometry/Pre-Calculus credit. Thoughts? Did you add anything for Trigonometry/Pre-Calculus?
  8. I had combined these into one full-page profile—the first half covering the homeschool profile and the second covering the student profile—which is the first page one reads before his transcripts when they open his portfolio. A cover letter would be outside and on top of the portfolio. Anyone else doing this? That being said, my young man has only completed ninth grade thus far, so I'm wondering that both portions of this one-page profile may become a bit longer by the end of his high school years and require dividing it into a homeschool profile and counselor letter.
  9. Are not the homeschool profile and counselor letter essentially equivalent, in that one could approach it either way?
  10. Perhaps consider the Writing and Rhetoric series at Classical Academic Press.
  11. There is a quick reference chart that she provides here as well, mentioning W&R as an option is high school.
  12. After Fallacy Detective and Thinking Toolbox we chose the CAP products for logic: The Art of Argument, Argument Builder, Discovery of Deduction, etc. We found them to be informative (as much as, or possibly even more so as far as I can see, than either MP or Nance’s), engaging (dull and boring was not an option), and even fun.
  13. Besides being discussed in threads here which I’ll never be able to find, it may be in this podcast—an interview with the author, Paul Kortepeter.
  14. We hated WWS, but love W&R! As I recall, I believe the author's recommendations for a faster pace through the series would be W&R Books 1, 2, 4, 5, 7, 9 and 10, essentially dropping Books 3, 6, and 8. I have to say that after going through the whole series, I concur with his suggestion. My young man completed Books 9 & 10 this year for 9th grade, previously Books 1-8. The next two, Books 11 and 12, haven't been released yet, so for us.... The Argument Builder and/or The Art of Poetry along with Everyday Debate & Discussion are good for 10th, with Rhetoric Alive! Book 1 for 11th grade and Rhetoric Alive! Senior Thesis for 12th grade. Another option would be using the Rhetoric Alive! series in 10th and 11th grades, leaving room for something else in 12th grade, but most likely the former.
  15. Have you seen their recommendations? Old Western Culture Highschool Transcript Information
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