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abdesigns

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    Artist, crazed mom, Orthodox Christian
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  1. Adding on to what I wrote from my sons acceptance to Susquehanna a month ago. He's also been accepted to St. John's College -- Annapolis, and York College of Pennsylvania. St. John's is his dream school, they awarded him a nice scholarship, but it comes down to the financial aid package. I really hope it works out.
  2. I don't post much, but... My son was accepted to Susquehanna University with a really nice scholarship. His first choice is St. John's College in Annapolis, still waiting for them. Also applied to Dickinson and Ursinis.
  3. He will get credit for the geometry, not for the Justice, Freedom and Law classes. Sorry for the confusion.
  4. It would make total sense, and I have been talking to him about this. He doesn't want to do it. I'm still discussing it with him though.
  5. The Chem will probably be finished before Christmas (he's starting it early on his own), and the Intro to Human bio is in the spring, it's for non-majors, so we'll see. His cognitive skills and memory are 100% back. Headaches are at a 3, but lowering drastically because of a new treatment plan. The left over problem is with vision. Math is still a concern for me, at this point, mostly because of vision, but his brain can do it now. Thanks.
  6. This was a double post. Not sure how to delete
  7. My son has always been a humanities kid. Interested in Philosophy, art, and writing. Two years ago he sustained a traumatic brain injury. It's been a rough climb back for him, and he's still not there. Math has never been a strong subject for him, especially with the head injury, so we've been using TT. But, lately, he's been getting nothing but A's. Which is great. I wasn't worried about TT, because, this kid was probably going to be a graphic designer or a lawyer. NOW, we've found a new neurologist, who takes his time to explain everything to him. He has learned so much about the brain, and the nervous system, it's been amazing. My son is really into it, and has been bit by the science bug. He is very smart, he's always done well with school, but math and science have never been his focus. He's going into 11th grade year, and is now thinking of pursuing Neuroscience, he wants to study the brain so that he can find ways to help TBI patients. This is a huge change. Could you guys look at our HS schedule and let me know if we can get him there? 9th (school year after injury, no math, and light science, his brain couldn't handle it) We did the best we could. He had to learn how to walk without falling, and relearn how to write (physically) -English 1 (just through novels, we had a simplify) -Ancient History -Earth Science (coursera) -Astronomy (coursera) -Russian 1 -Intro to Theater -Graphic Design (at an academic homeschool group) Summer after 9th-- He had to relearn math, from the very beginning through alg 1. It was quick, because it all came back to him, but I had to work with him starting with place value. 10th (still suffering from major headaches, and vision problems) -English 10 (homeschool group lit and grammar, plus ModPo (coursera), and NaNoWriMo) -World History (homeschool group) -AP Art History (homeschool group) -Russian 2 (homeschool group) -Algebra 2 (TT) -Biology with labs at homeschool group -Photography Summer before 11th Geometry, and Justice, Freedom and Law at St. Johns College Summer Academy (not getting a credit though) 11th (the coming school year)-- -English 11 (H. American Lit, HS Group) -Freshman Comp (Community college, fall) He wanted to take the english with our homeschooling group, and at comm college. Reading and writing are passions, and I'm sure he can handle both. -Chemistry -H. American History (HS group with CLEP) -Pre-Calc (TT) I'm afraid to move away from TT until his head injury is completely healed -Philosophy (fall) -Psychology (spring, with CLEP) -AP Studio Art (drawing, HS group) -We are thinking about Intro to Human Biology at the community college in the spring. Something to get his feet wet in science at the community college level. Foreign Language is still up in the air, Russian 3 is not being offered at our homeschool group, so we are not sure where to go. Is he okay for heading into Neuroscience? I'm thinking Anatomy and Physiology at the community college for senior year. Maybe Spanish as well? Thanks, Abby
  8. This is exactly what we are planning on doing this year. I bought a used chem textbook off of Amazon to read through while working through the two classes, and a lab kit from QSL. I'm hoping it's the right move, we'll see.
  9. Khan academy has the Smart History videos. They are really very good. Also, I was very happy with The Annotated Mona Lisa.
  10. MarkT, Thank you so much! This is what I was looking for. So basically, if he was going to do this, it would be in lieu of Pre-Calc rather than calc. My son is more of an artist/philosopher/historian type, NOT a math person, but does well. But, if he could knock out a math class in high school, he would be happy about that. The fact that it's self paced is wonderful for him. Does it work well for your child?
  11. This is my area, love it!!!! I was just thinking, if you want to hit both visual and performance at the same time, you could do a one credit Visual and Performing arts class. Do a half semester of visual (drawing, painting, photography), do a half semester of Theater (see a show, learn stage directions, maybe study a play, see a ballet, take a ballroom lesson), half semester of Music (go to the symphony, study biographies of the masters, do some reading music exercises), and then New Media (film, digital, graphic design). I had a college class that did this, it was something all art majors had to do in their freshman year. hmmm, this sounds like a wonderful coop class.
  12. Can ALEKS be used as a curriculum on it's own, or is it more supplemental or review? Thanks! Abby
  13. My son is playing a bit of catch up in math this summer, because he couldn't do a math his freshman year (head injury), he's going into 11th. He's doing geometry over the summer. For 11th he will do TT Pre-Calc. I use TT because of the head injury, he needs everything simply laid out. They do not have Calculus. I was searching for an appropriate Calculus for him. But, I stumbled upon Edx's College Algebra through ASU. If the student gets a C, then you can pay to get the college credit. It's expensive, but, it's self paced, which is worth it for him. He needs self paced, so I'm willing to pay extra money for that. He does well with math, he just needs to do it in his own time frame due to lingering brain issues. Is it okay for a child to go from Pre-Calc to College Algebra. Does it look bad if he doesn't do Calculus? The ASU class uses Aleks. What do you all think of Aleks? Is this a good idea, or no? Thanks, Abby
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