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  1. He did Honors Alg 2 so yes, he watched all the videos, every practice problem, all homework assignments along with all the extra honors assignments and honors test pages. His final grade was 96% so he did fine, but it took a long time for him. He doesn't want to do honors precalc next year! lol...
  2. Thanks for the post. Its good to know prob & stats won't take that long to self-study :) Honestly, I guess I'm hesitant with son doing DO for pre-calc because he got so ridiculously behind in Alg 2 this year! It might have been a combination of things (many videos, doing all the practice problems, self-pacing/getting sidetracked on the internet, etc) I've heard pre-calc is has many practice problems (too many?) Have your kids done DO for pre-calc? Did they do all the practice problems (along with homework problems?) What are your thoughts? Did they take the math level 2 subj test? How did they score? I don't mind him self-studying for the subj test. I just figured if I could find a precalc class that had that included it would be a bonus lol 😉
  3. I was wondering if you signed up your dd for the TPS Precalc class? We are wondering the same thing! Thanks
  4. Yes, we used DO this year for Honors Alg 2. It was very thorough but ds said videos took a long time and he ended up getting waay behind. He also did all the practice problems, which I recently heard he didn't have to do? Do your kiddos do them all? Since you did it live, do you live in the Atlanta area? Also, DO said he doesn't teach the probability & statistics part that's on the Math Level 2 subj test. So, I was looking into WHA or Potters School since both of their PreCalc classes prepares students for Sat subj test. (He could learn it on his own, but he wants to take 3 APs next year and I would rather have it taught to him then leave it up to him when he'll already be studying for APs, though he will likely take the Math 2 subj test June 6) Any thoughts?
  5. Thank you!! I can't seem to click on the attachment. Can you resend? Also where did you find the lesson plan?
  6. Thanks. Di you dd use Thinkwell AP govt or regular govt course? I went to their website, but didn't see any details or info on how long it takes (1 or 2 semesters) or pacing guide, do they is there any tests/quizzes... not a lot of details listed. Can you provide any insight? (maybe I wasn't looking in the right place? hmm..? Thanks!
  7. I'm searching for a thorough online pre-calculus class that prepares the student to take the SAT math level 2 subject test. Any recommendations? Also, for the same child (10th grade) considering taking AP govt - any online providers or teachers you would recommendation that prepare the student well for the AP govt test? Thank you!
  8. Thanks Julie! 1) Since you took it last year ... who did you write as the instructor in the course description? (see my recent previous post to daijobu); Did you write "AP Computer Science A"? 2) Also just curious, what grade was your son last year? And what APs & reg classes did he take? 3) I'm trying to decide if my son (10th grade next yr) should do take AP Lang (PAH already signed up) , AP Psyc (PAH - not signed up) & AP CS (Edhesive) OR instead of AP Psyc do AP Govt (PAH or some other provider... not sure)... along with Precalc (need to find online provider that also prepares him for sat subject test math 2), french II (Potters School) and Chem (local teacher but online). So, any advice you can give for what AP he should take - psyc or govt? Also any AP providers you like (other then PAH - they're the only ones we've used) and if you have any recommendations for good/strong precalc (son used Derek Owens this year for Alg 2 honor - did really well, but he got super behind bc of self-pacing, and wants online component. Also I want class to prepare his for Subject test. I emailed Derek and they told me his precalc would have some gaps in prob/statistics for Sat 2.... so looking elsewhere ... ugh hard to make these decisions... Thank you!!
  9. Thanks so much for the course description. Yes, I agree, I don't feel like I can put myself as the instructor because I'm not "teaching" son the class. But, the lady from Edhesive clearly wrote saying, "You will be the teacher associated with your son's course, so you should list yourself as such on his transcript. Rebecca Dovi is not an active instructor for the course - she designed the course and "teaches" through the videos, but she does not interact with the students." So... I'm a little confused and hesitant to write myself as the instructor because I'm doing none of the "instructing" only providing the letter grade based on the quizzes and tests and because I have not provided college board with approved AP syllabus. Though, I will include in the course description (like you did) Edhesive being the "partner". I guess I need to call college board and confirm. ?
  10. Thank you all for the responses! Very good to know Edhesive did a good job in preparing your kids for the AP CS A exam. My friend's daughter took the course in 2017-2018 and came across errors/bugs in the code and it wouldn't run. Her husband had to help the daughter get thru' the course. But, I'm hopeful all this has been fixed and updated in the course. I think the biggest hurdle for my son (15, 10th grade next yr) will be time management with all his other classes (6 - 3 APs, Pre Calc, French II, Chem. I know he can do the work, but juggling all the assignments and keeping on track was an issue; this year - realized the hard way. I think he ends up looking at sports scores and likes looking a weather patters or storms coming up; (at least its not something worse! but still sucks time) Not sure how to get him to figure how to keep up with it all, when I try to help he says he's got in under control 😩 No I'm waffling whether to do 2 or 3 APs, but i know in 11th it will be even more of a challenge so maybe he should "bite the bullet" & figure it out next year?! Ugh.... Also, I emailed Edhesive and asked about how to write the course on my son's transcript. She said to write me as the teacher (not Mrs. Dovi) since they don't give out letter grades and she said the course is college board approved so 'AP Computer Science A' on transcript. Then I asked will College Board will be okay with that since I did not send in a AP syllabus for the class but giving the AP designation on the transcript? She told me to contact College Board student services, and they will have to advise me how to appropriately list it on his transcript. How did you all write it on the transcript & course description? Thank you for all the help!
  11. I'm considering having my son (10th grader in the fall) take Edhesvie's AP Comp Sci A this coming year, and had some questions - 1) Any pros/cons? 2) Did the class prepare your student very well for the class (of course son wants a 5 lol), I'm attracted to it because the cost is only $350 compared to other online providers. 3) They said they don't provide a grade for the class. I want to give him a credit for the class, so on the transcript who did you put down as the teacher? (yourself)? I'm not sure how this works when the actually course materials are online, but no grade is given. 4) Son doesn't have any prior coding experience with Java. Though he did take AP Comp Sci Principles this year (9th grade) and learned JavaScript, but his CSP online teacher said they're completely different programming languages. Would you recommend he take a java course before AP CS A? 5) Son wants to take 3 APs next year (he's already signed up for AP Lang (PAH) , perhaps AP Govt (not signed up yet), and another one (deciding between AP Psyc or AP Comp Sci A) Along with Chem, Precalc, French II - both online. Sooo, if he enrolls in the Edhesive course but cant' manage/keep up, assuming he can stop & not take the exam and re-enroll another year if he wanted? (or can he pick up a java book and just call it java programming course for this year?) hope this makes sense! Thanks so much for the help & insight!
  12. I was looking at Writeathome last night. I was wondering which high school writing class (annual) to start with because ds (9th next yr) wants to do AP Lang in 10th. Currently in 8th he's doing WHA Fund of Expository Writing and he's done Rod & Staff English 3-8. Writeathome recommends to start with high school 1 class, but I wonder if it will be rigorous enough? Also, do the writeathome tutors help with teaching students to write concisely, eloquently, maturing their writing? (does this make sense?) Ds had had multiple writing classes that emphasize grammar usage, mechanics etc - now he needs to go to the next level. Any advice from those who have btdt would be appreciated!! Thank you!
  13. WOW! WOW! I was already shocked by the price increase of classes and didn't realize there was a student services fee too! :confused1: My son (8th) is taking the Fundamentals of Expository Writing Class and learning a lot. I was going to enroll him in the Fundamentals of Academic Writing next year, but now that class has jumped to $720 and on top of that $150 for his student fee = $890!!!!! Just can't justify that cost now because we are on a budget & I know son will take AP's and some CC down the road... so need to be wise with the finances. This is just really disappointing because son enjoys FOEW & and his writing has improved (cost was $650) From the WHA website "This fee covers a number of services including House Systems activities, registration & placement assistance, records maintenance & basic college advising" I really don't need all that- My son was put in Augustine House Junior and he hasn't even had time to participate in anything. Also, son's not planning to get a degree thru WHA or need college advising. Wish there was an option to opt out of all this stuff that some folks don't need and lower this fee. Can anyone suggest other good (cheaper) online alternatives for writing courses? that will prepare him for AP Lang or AP Lit in 10th or 11th? Thank you!
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  15. Nan, Thanks so much for the post. Our oldest dd is in 8th this year --- sort of the scary, unkown for us - thanks for the reminder that its' OK if she doesn't *know* it all in 8th! and she does have 4 years to work at it! LOL!! I needed the re-assurance and reminder!!
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