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  1. My kids won’t let me get rid of anything. Over the past couple of years I gave away about 5-6 boxes of things, but I still have 6 shelves full of books and can’t seem to part with anything. So much of it is literature.
  2. We are AOPS family and the only trig we covered before precalculus was one chapter in geometry.
  3. So what about kids who opt to only take ACT? Their “adversity” won’t be considered?
  4. I am surprised that bio for science majors is only one semester. It’s usually a two semester sequence. The one semester bio at CC here is equivalent to a high school course.
  5. A poster here was happy with WTMA bio and I believe her kid took the SAT successfully afterwards. If she had a thorough high school level bio already, I wouldn’t repeat it but go instead for the AP course. For my kid, I would go for PS bio option, but that’s because mine would love to be in a classroom with kids given the opportunity. I wouldn’t go for a prof with a 2 rating (assuming it’s based on a lot of reviews). Read those reviews to see if any “theme” emerges. CC grades are permanent.
  6. Would you say she was as well prepared for the physics C exams as she was prepared for AP Chem after PAH AP chem? We are weighing CC versus PAH for physics. The only downside of CC is not all material will be covered in time for the exam.
  7. So it’s PS teachers who pick, not the outside judge? We are in CA and I can’t figure anything out. Mine would love to make a national orchestra one day. I would hate to put him in school just for this opportunity.
  8. Can somebody tell me what sort of stats topics I need to teach my kid? I am having a hard time finding a detailed list anywhere. I know we need to learn Standard deviation and understand regression, right? What else? I tried to look on Khan Academy fl it can’t figure out which ones to chose from a list of topics.
  9. Can a homeschool kid apply? Or is this done strictly by school music teachers and not open to homeschoolers?
  10. I can only speak for my child. I can tell you the textbook used for honors chem is almost identical to the one used by AP Chem. You might also check on accelerated board. I rarely look there but they probably have kids more like your boy and can give you a better advice. You can certainly stretch it over a longer period, but the question to ask is does your kid really want to spend that much time on chem? Mine doesn’t. He likes chemistry, but I think he will be happy once it’s over. 🙂
  11. I would say anything becomes easier if time is doubled, of course, but the 36 week schedule for honors chem is just right. I think only once (a unit in the beginning of the second semester if I remember correctly) we felt the pace was rushed, but otherwise it is just right. I am so very glad that we had teacher grading, because it isn’t just as simple as getting the final right answer. Dicentra went through every solution to identify where the mistake was made and gave feedback on mistakes that made it possible for my kid to rework some of the problems he missed. She also gave partial credit for some mistakes. I am not a knowledgeable person in chemistry, so I really, really appreciated this level of detail in grading. When it’s time for a next kid to do chem, I will chose the teacher graded option again. However, for anybody who knows something about chem, parent graded option is just fine.
  12. I will say again - Clover Valley Honors Chem has been incredible. Very well organized, challenging, outstanding teacher support (live office hours plus email support), well taught (quality of lectures is top). German at CLRC - I agree with RootAnn. My kid loved the class and the social aspect of it.
  13. Could you give more details on the workload? Daily or weekly hours maybe?
  14. Roadrunner

    NVM

    I was raised an atheist. No, at no point in my life I had any confusion over my morals. I can’t believe this conversation.
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