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  1. Another vote to looking at Clover Valley self paced regular chem. She teaches in her videos.
  2. “Common now. Those sort of comments can be hurtful. I know you don’t mean it that way. Let the kids figure it out on their own.” This would be my take on it. And I would say it in a very friendly, non confrontational manner.
  3. I don’t homeschool around what colleges my kids want to attend. I homeschool around my children's interests and with belief that laying the strong foundation is the most important thing in high school and will allow them to prosper no matter where they end up. So I don’t see how testing decision could change anything really. Now having said that, if the state of California were to make changes to it’s system, we would pay attention more closely since those schools are the only financial safeties to us. And home/DE/AP decisions are all individual decisions here based on teacher quality and student interest.
  4. Up and down, up and down, up and down. Forget it. I will take a barn though. Or an industrial building.
  5. I will be dealing with music auditions with one of my kids. I have long ways still, but the thought of it is terrifying and expensive (plus instrument needs a separate ticket). I don’t want to even think how we will deal with this.
  6. Just reading this thread makes me feel sick. Hugs. Lots of hugs.
  7. I am footnoting, but I don’t know what others are doing.
  8. I think that if you change the grade the provider gave you, you can’t attribute that grade to the provider, so it will have to be a home taught course. Just a thought on your comment. Not directed at you.
  9. I am only going to do that (add honors designation) with AoPS. Just coming back to add that I have been musing this question now and I think the answer isn’t that simple. If I think about the local PS, the only kids going into “regular” courses as opposed to “honors” ones are struggling students. Of course, we aren’t public schools, so that honors designation makes little sense to me (I don’t have hundreds of students at home that I need to sort into appropriate levels) unless one is trying to make a comparison with PS, in terms of course rigor. So maybe it does make sense to give honors designation to more courses. I don’t know. This is a great question though.
  10. It has always been arbitrary. One of our local private schools told us if we wanted to go to state university system, we were better off in a local public high school because the latter gives As easily and graduates kids with much higher GPAs. That doesn’t deter parents from going to the private though since they know they are getting a better education for a number of reasons.
  11. School profile will have a section on grading. you can also include on transcript your grading scale.
  12. Oh that. Same here. But I do recall that some PAH aren’t secular. I wish I had saved the info, but I have vague recollection of somebody complaining about US History one, but I could be wrong. It was a long time ago. Also they added teachers since, so who knows. Maybe it was Swimmermom’s old post. Maybe.
  13. I plan on using A (90-100), B (80-89), C (70-79), D (60-69), F (<60) grading system. If your kid gets 91% in a class that considers it a B, you could bump it up and explain your grading scale. as far as rigor is concerned, I don’t try to normalize anything. My kid takes AoPS math and it’s a hundred times harder than a normal class, but he will get a grade he gets from them. We chose a tough class and he knew going in.
  14. I would love to know which classes their aren’t secular. I am glad to hear Econ is secular.
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