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  1. It's hard for me to answer some of your questions, because I started with MP and followed the path fairly exclusively until a few years ago, when I started to branch out a bit. I follow the path for literature, classical studies and composition, because I hire it out. We have a cottage school program here, and my children attend classes there one day a week. I could teach literature and classical studies, but composition is not in my wheelhouse at all. For you --- there are DVDs that you could watch along side your child and just follow the lesson plans. I think they're well done. I bought them for my own use, in case a child missed a day of school, and I needed help. You could accelerate the path and do Fable/Narrative in one year (one sem on Fable, one on Narrative)
  2. We actually skipped Guerber, because my daughter needed some breathing room in her schedule. At that time, she was doing Third Form Latin, Famous Men of Greece (with Horatius, but not Greek Alphabet), Chreia/Maxim in Classical Composition, the literature package for that year. (Trojan War, Anne of Green Gables, Hobbit and The Bronze Bow), science and math. I couldn't wrap my head around how to manage anything more. I've been a MP momma for 11 years, but I often dial things back. Horatius at the Bridge can be as involved as you want to make it. In our local cottage school, they study the poem (using the study guide) and make plans for memorizing the lay (or a portion) for a recitation. I can't speak to Greek Alphabet, but my friends who have went through it say it's not a big deal. It's a letter a week or so, as I recall from the lesson plans. The lesson plans for FMOG likely include Horatius and Greek Alphabet. You can email or call MP to verify.
  3. How old was your daughter when she took the study skills class?
  4. I think this is brilliant. I would have benefited greatly from something like this.
  5. Agreed. I use the computer for work, then researching homeschooling, etc, so the last thing I want to attempt is reading a book online.
  6. But I thought they had science classes for kids who were not heading for a science major, then other science classes that were considered college prep? The website isn't the easiest to navigate. Under the description for College Prep Biology .... "Note: If a student is not going to college or is not going to be a science major in college, you may want to consider our less rigorous, but solid, "Standard Biology for Non-Majors" class. See details and description on this page"
  7. Just wanted to say THANK YOU for mentioning my site! ❤️ I STRUGGLE with pulling Catholic resources together outside of read alouds and word puzzles.
  8. Thanks for saying this. To me, on paper, self paced sounds like a dream. My daughter hates the idea, even though I keep pushing them. This will be the year that I stop bringing it up. 🤣
  9. Did you see the announcement that CLEP is now offering proctored tests at home?
  10. Do you have a link to the previous thread discussing these? I'm familiar with the NLE, and the Mythology exam, but none of the others you mention. Thank you.
  11. Agreed. With the state schools we are considering, it's been pretty easy to find the CLEP policies on the website. I contacted my alma mater (small private college), and asked for their policy. "We do follow the CLEP/ACE recommendations when it comes to granting credit for a course. If your child is looking at taking a specific test, then I can check on what we transfer it in as if they meet the minimum score to grant credit." That was frustrating, because every other school had a clearly defined policy I could reference.
  12. But ---- what I'm wondering is why are they rare? Is it because they're not encouraged in B&M schools? To me, they make a lot of sense. Teach your child a US History course at home, take a CLEP exam at the end, and potentially earn credit. Seems like working smarter, not harder. My children will likely be heading for state schools, and I've researched enough to learn that we would be able to knock out a lot of general education credits with CLEP exams. That could save us a significant amount of money.
  13. I poked around and found lots of reviews from the TOS Crew -- I'm not always a fan of those, since a lot of the information feels copied/pasted. https://walkingfruitfully.com/fascinating-chemistry-homeschool-crew-review/ https://anetintimeschooling.weebly.com/a-net-in-time-blog/review-fascinating-education-chemistry https://thehomeschoolmomblog.wordpress.com/2017/07/13/review-fascinating-chemistry/ https://worthabowedhead.wordpress.com/2017/07/11/fascinating-chemistry-review/ I did find some testimonials on the Homeschool Buyer's Co-op site and they're offering memberships there at a discount, too. https://www.homeschoolbuyersco-op.org/fascinating-education-testimonials https://www.homeschoolbuyersco-op.org/homeschool-science-curriculum-and-supplements/
  14. I'm STILL trying to decide on science options for my daughter for sophomore year. Now I'm going to add this to the list. (Fascinating Chem) I already own Chemistry 101 DVDs, but this site looks fun too.
  15. Thank you so much. I felt like I had a bad case of the dumbs, so I appreciate your help.
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