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Everything posted by MerryAtHope

  1. Praying he can stick with it in his final goes better!
  2. Wow! That’s ridiculous! At our local community college, all of the grades show up online, and the window for turning in assignments closes after the due date for an online class. There’s no way to submit it. And the zero shows up right in the grades right away. And if the student is failing at midterms, the instructor can drop them from the class. That way the student gets a W instead of an F. I don’t see how students could show up the last week of class with all of these assignments and have any expectation of them being accepted! For in person classes, the syllabus says whether or not l
  3. My kids have both been selected for verification a couple of times over the last five years. It didn’t matter what we selected for the diploma. We type in the name of our homeschool, even though there isn’t a number for it. The form has always accepted it.
  4. I think it’s ridiculous that they have a separate category for homeschool students. I had my kids select that they had a high school diploma. They were schooled according to the laws of our state and have a legitimate the diploma. It shouldn’t matter that they were home schooled.
  5. My daughter school was already starting the 19th, but they eliminated spring break and will finish the semester a week earlier.
  6. I may be doing it wrong since I didn’t know to select home school initially. I just entered our school name, and when it asks to confirm or whatever again, I just hit next. It lets me move on every year. I guess it doesn’t care if it finds the high school or not!
  7. FAFSA counts annual contributions too, just not the lump sum saved.
  8. My daughter has one in person class, and they are doing some thing pretty neat at her school. Each class meeting in the same room has a different color, and the desks are marked by dots. So for example, one class all the students sit at the blue desks, the next class they might sit at the red desks, and the next class at the yellow desks. Then all the seats are sanitized. Makes a lot of sense.
  9. Like others who have students already attending college, my DS will not be taking a gap year due to Covid, because he would lose his transfer student scholarship and his additional scholarship as well. It’s a bummer that his fall classes will all be online. I hope he gets to have some in person classes in the spring, which will be his final semester other than an internship. God is in control, and things will work out one way or the other!
  10. I just used the text. I’m not sure if I knew at the time that there was a teachers manual, or maybe I thought it only worked if you were also doing the lectures. Anyway we just used the textbook.
  11. Maybe she has a starter bag and the list handy to grab other things? Surely they’d have 5-10 minutes?!
  12. So many scholarships want test scores, we thought it was worthwhile to do them anyway.
  13. Both of my kids’ schools ended up doing disbursements based on FAFSA, and didn’t require applications. However, both schools made applications for additional funds available based on certain criteria for students who experienced additional need.
  14. If you go with AAS, I might try 2 lesson times instead of grouping them all together. Put the 3rd grader with the one he or she is closest to (2nd or 4th) or the one that student might work the best with. Sometimes a 1-year age gap is easier to bridge than 2 years, though I know people that would group them all together too. Here's more on teaching students together--that might help as you think through what will work for you.
  15. Bless them, this is so heartening!
  16. It's a "schwa" sound--here's more info if they are interested!
  17. The levels don't correlate to specific grades, because the order of the words in AAR is not “grade-level” order. All About Reading groups words in a logical manner based on similar rules or patterns regardless of their supposed grade level. At the end of Level 4, students have the phonics and word attack skills necessary to sound out high school level words, though they may not know the meaning of all higher level words. (Word attack skills include things like dividing words into syllables, making analogies to other words, sounding out the word with the accent on different word parts, recog
  18. I will second having him closer by if you can. It is so nice that my son’s school is only an hour away. It makes it really easy to do a weekend! When my daughter goes, she will be three hours away. Still doable, but quite a bit more driving, especially if we have to be the ones to go get her! That’s 12 hours of driving instead of only 4!
  19. I would take a closer look at the requirements for each one. When I was looking, back when my son had interest in this area, all the CS degrees required higher level math, so a person was at least halfway or more to meeting the BS requirements anyway. To do that but go with a BA and have to also do four semesters of foreign language seems like it would actually cut into the amount of electives a student could take. Either way though, he should have plenty of room to take philosophy and other courses, so don’t let that determine whether he does BS or BA. Things do vary a lot by school though so
  20. I agree, he should go with the BS for a computer science major. He can totally take philosophy and other liberal arts classes. The main difference with the BA is that he would take less math and he would have to take foreign language. But both are going to give him room to take elective courses. If he’s ready and really just wants to go on to a four year school, I would try to narrow down from the ones he has already applied to and see if he can choose one. Sorry it’s a tough year to choose!
  21. My son is a media studies major, which involves in class labs and working with the schools cameras and specialized software, and often teamwork. It was really difficult to have a class like that go to online only this spring. I think he would be disappointed if it was online again in the fall and might opt for a different class instead. I was waiting to discuss that with him until finals were over, but it’s definitely a consideration.
  22. So glad it turned out OK! I hope you were all able to enjoy the vacation. Online learning can be such a difficult thing for some students, and I’m glad he was able to maintain his b.
  23. Do you have their course catalog? Ours lists specifically what does and doesn’t count. I wonder if more would count if he did an AS instead of AA—Does he need the degree to be AA? If not, maybe check it the other way.
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