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  1. Came to see if this was legit since my kid got a letter today (price is now $ 75, by the way.) When I saw it was a scam, I figured I'd bump up this old thread for anyone who hadn't heard of it.
  2. Uh oh. What Algebra 2 concepts aren't covered in TT? I knew it didn't include Trig, but I thought that would be fine since we planned on doing the pre-Cal which includes it. Four to six chapters is a lot.
  3. Senior year !?!? I can't believe we're here already. He's met almost all of the "required classes", which is nice because it gives us room to switch things up if he wants. So far the plan is: Pre-cal TT British Literature/comp. Possibly do some more with writing research papers Government and Econ Spanish 2 Modern History (1900-present day)- He doesn't need anymore history, so we might not end up doing this He doesn't need any more electives but we are planning on: Weight Training (his request, lol) Possibly another elective like Philosophy (because I think this would be a fun one to do together) or an online one that sounds interesting
  4. Ok, this helps a lot. I hear so much about these that I was assuming all high school kids were learning them. Thanks for the advice about the free programs. I'm going to talk this over with my sons and see what they want to do as far as adding these as electives.
  5. Java, coding, computer science..... I don't know anything about this stuff. I basically use Microsoft Word, Facebook and google. 😉 I want my kids prepared for college, but I don't really know which of these types of programs to have them use since I don't what they are. I'm looking for something that they can do without me (live class or self paced classes doesn't matter). I did have my oldest take a Microsoft essentials class at Excelsior that taught Word, Power Point, and Excel. I plan on my younger son taking a similar class. But besides that, what do you recommend? I know they would enjoy computer classes and all of their friends are doing things like building their own computers which makes them feel like they are clueless about them. Please help
  6. We used a Glencoe textbook I bought off of Amazon and we worked through it together. I thought it covered everything well, and since it wasn't the newest edition it was inexpensive. We met up with friends and did reports and presentations/projects throughout the semester which was fun and they learned a lot from. We also found videos to go along with the topics, and had them do some research on current events/issues since the text was older. I also had them pick from a list of "hot topic" issues in health right now and research/present both sides of the issue (one of them chose vaccinations since we have friends on both sides of the issue that feel very strongly).
  7. I agree that Environmental might be a good fit, if you wanted a third science. We are using Holt's Environmental science as our 3rd year of science this year for my oldest (who sounds very similar to your dd, except we haven't done any testing). It's been a good course. We bought it new from Rainbow and it had an online code that included worksheets, quizzes, tests, labs if desired (none required), and some interactive things.
  8. Our history text for next year only takes us up till 2010. I already have some speeches (and of course current events) to fill in here, but I'd like a couple of "not to be missed" history, biography or literature suggestions for this time period. Actually the last 20 years is fine, since I'm not sure yet how current our literature goes. Our year is very full already, so if I could just get a couple of really great books, that would be perfect. Thanks!
  9. There are also a lot of the other short stories listed at the end of chapters in the teacher's book in Windows to the World to help make it fuller and give the students more practice. We really enjoyed a lot of them.
  10. Thank you! I didn't realize that. Off to check it out!
  11. Actually this is for my younger son for fall- he's not currently using it at all. He is in biology and hasn't struggled with the Apologia biology text, although he does say he wishes the author would stop saying things like "We aren't going to cover that in this course" over and over. (My older son was who I was talking about had used Apologia chem and needed more practice, and I was the one who didn't care for Apologia. Sorry for the confusion.) So maybe just go with the lab group? I want him to take Clover Valley Honors Chem in his junior or senior year, and was leaning towards that for regular chem this year...but he really wants to be with his friends one more year....
  12. is there any chance we will like Wile's new chemistry program Discovering Design with Chem? I liked Chemistry in school, but found Apologia to be wordy and boring, and it didn't have enough practice problems for my older son. This is being used with our local lab group, so I can't change the curriculum being used, we would just have to do it on our own or do an online class instead if we didn't participate. These kids are some of my son's closest friends- so obviously he really wants to continue with the group.
  13. Still in the planning stages although I suppose I should start narrowing things down ... English 10- British Literature Geometry- Jacob's with My Fun Science French 1- Online with Excelsior Chemistry- Still deciding on a text. Will be continuing doing labs with local friends every other week. History- Modern History 1900-present day PE Piano lessons Possible semester long electives he's choosing between: Microsoft Essentials, Mythology or possibly doing Government and Econ with older brother
  14. I know the OP is talking about taking something at college and her dd has taken ASL...but I wanted to throw this out there for parents of dyslexic kids who are looking for a foreign lang. for high school. Marjorie (Marji) McIlvaine teaches both French and Spanish online using TPR methods. She was a Spanish teacher, and then realized her dyslexic child struggled to learn the traditional way, so the way she teaches is geared to meet the needs of kids like that as well as non-dyslexic kids. My son is taking Spanish 1 with her after a year of struggling with traditional methods (including a private tutor from Mexico). He's not been diagnosed but I think it's very probable that he's dyslexic. I've been amazed at his progress this year. Our church recently had a group of kids from Costa Rica visiting and he was able to understand much of what they were saying and have conversations with them. She teaches both through Luma Learn and Academy of Bright Ideas Press Sorry to hijack OP! I just know that it is really hard to find something like this for dyslexic kids so I hope this helps someone out.
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