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  1. I just received an email about this today for a virtual fair for pre-college programs -- https://www.teenlife.com/summer-virtual-fair/
  2. Thanks so much for that information! We didn't know that. I will pass your advice along to her.
  3. I will also add that the program my ds was supposed to do in the Netherlands this summer got cancelled because it's impossible to make travel plans with Covid right now. My dd's school has recently decided not to offer any study abroad programs this summer either. We have been told that part of this has to do with how our state is handling restrictions, so it may be different elsewhere.
  4. Too late for this summer, but my dd is going to apply for this next summer for Japanese. It is fully funded! -- I’m writing today to tell you about an exciting, full-funded summer opportunity: the Critical Language Scholarship. Based on your interest in Japanese, you could be a great candidate for the CLS program! Sponsored by the US State Department, the CLS offers intensive summer language institutes abroad in 15 critical and less-commonly taught languages, including Japanese. After eight weeks of these international language immersion programs, students return to campus with a ful
  5. My dd attended UVA's Summer Enrichment program from middle school until she aged out of it and loved it. The program was not for college credit, but she got exposed to a variety of subjects that she found very interesting and really enjoyed the social aspect of the camp. The whole experience was very meaningful for her, so much so that she was planning on applying as a camp counselor this summer before another opportunity came to her attention. The only downside is that the dorms they use for this camp are not air conditioned, which can be rough when it's 95 degrees and extremely humid.
  6. My dd applied ED to the school she is currently attending. We are not rich and my dd's school is $70,000 a year. We are paying about $10,000. We were able to apply ED because when we ran the NPC on her school's website, we knew we could afford the number it gave us. That is the key. If you can afford the NPC number from the school, you can apply ED. If the school was to offer you substantially less aid than the number on their NPC or something changed with your finances, you can turn down their offer. My dd had gotten some offers through EA prior to receiving her acceptance from the schoo
  7. If you feel Worldometers is more accurate than the CDC, that's what you should use. But Worldometers is showing daily deaths which draw your eye to the daily highs and CDC is showing how the average death count is dropping. If you calculate the average death count for the week ending July 18, the last week the CDC has reported, the numbers are pretty close to the chart you posted. It just more clearly shows the trend.
  8. And the other thing that keeps me from worrying is going to the CDC's website each week and watching the mortality rate fall off a cliff. Even as cases rise. https://www.cdc.gov/nchs/nvss/vsrr/covid_weekly/index.htm
  9. I am not worried about COVID for my kids any more than I worry about anything else for them. Looking at the data, there is very little reason for me to worry about the virus for them. If I was going to worry about this virus, I should be just as worried about the flu for them. Also, unless I want to try and shut down their lives for years over whatever small risk there is, they are going to get the virus eventually. My ds is headed to the beach with friends today and I am more worried about their planned stop in Philadelphia and the rising crime rates in many cities. I'm more worried abo
  10. I do know a local homeschooling family who was able to put their daughter into a Virginia public school in 11th grade and receive credit for the work she did in 9th and 10th grade. The girl had taken a very challenging course load and likely had testing to back up some of the work she had done. This is not the norm, though. On the other hand, I had a friend years ago whose stepdaughter came from Germany to live with her the summer before 10th grade and they would not accept her 9th grade work for credit. She wound up returning to Germany because she did not want to repeat 9th grade. This
  11. We used the videos and packet from ACDC for both economics CLEP tests. Both of my kids passed both CLEP tests with just using the videos and the practice packets. I was very pleased with the resources put out by ACDC. We did not use a textbook, so I'm no help there.
  12. My ds, who did not take any AP classes, started college with a semester's worth of college credit because of CLEP testing. My dd has taken CLEP tests in macro and microeconomics this summer and received credit at the college she will be attending. I wasn't aware of the Modern States vouchers, but even without those, CLEP credit is far cheaper than even a class at the community college by us. $80 for a CLEP test vs $500+ for a cc class. You can also sometimes get permission from the college to take a CLEP test over the summer. My ds is entering his junior year and got permission to C
  13. I have the text for this class and would be happy to send it to someone who is signed up for this class this year. It’s The Language of Composition, 2nd ed Book. Please pm me if interested.
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