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Julie of KY

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  1. I did Derek Owens as self-paced (and self-graded at half price.)
  2. We've done both and like both. For an experience of "healing", I'd definitely recommend Clover Creek. It has a great teacher and is laid out very well. It's work, but with a great teacher the motivation to do the work is easier. It can be hard to get into as it will fill very quickly - like the day it opens. I'm not sure one is less time-consuming than the other - it depends on the student. Derek Owens is definitely more mathy and less "fun".
  3. Ruth Private message me and I'll send you a bunch of information that I typed up years ago. I'll also think on your actual question and send some specific ideas your way. I've taught the book out of my garage for years and have taken bunches of students completely through the book. It is expensive and time consuming, but I also think it's a bunch of fun.
  4. He only did Mechanics - over the year at an easy pace. He could have gone much faster, but had lots of other stuff on his schedule. You could start with just Mechanics and decide later if you can move fast enough to also do E&M.
  5. In my son's case, the university required submission of labs from anyone wanting lab credit (not just homeschoolers) - probably for the exact reason that local high schools don't always do much labwork.
  6. My son did Physics Prep for AP Physics Mechanics this year. He found that some of the homework/test questions on physics prep he didn't feel were completely taught through the videos, but overall he was very pleased. He supplemented with a Giancoli Physics book and did a bunch of old AP tests. He made a 5 on the test.
  7. My son had to turn in physics labs for AP credit for physics lab. He had done the writeups digitally so he just emailed the physics professor the file and they were approved.
  8. I would not use the end of chapter reviews as tests - there is a lot more learning in the "reviews". Also note, that students are not expected to be able to do all the challenging problems. There are some very difficult problems meant to challenge top students. I've had students that do every problem and others are challenged plenty enough without doing the starred and challenge problems. As I can do all the problems, I scan the harder ones and pick what I think will challenge my kids without too much frustration.
  9. I footnoted it on the transcript. I don't think it's a problem however you do it though.
  10. My son did Edhesive AP Computer Science last year and made a 5. He found it to be an easy course. He did not have any interaction with the teacher except to ask how to unlock the tests. I did nothing to help him, it was all himself. He did not have any computer programming experience except Scratch. Took 4 AP exams last year and though the CS course was by far the easiest.
  11. On my transcript, I changed them all to an A with the above grading scale. In the notes, I noted that such and such teacher recorded the grade as whatever it was. It was not a problem for us. If the university wants to recalculate your GPA, they are welcome to do so however they want.
  12. I agree with EKS - I'd call the university and ask if there would be a transcript and how it would be recorded. If there is any transcript, I assume you'd need to turn it in with yours. Assuming no university grade, I would think you could use the audited class as "part" of your own class and assign your own grade.
  13. I had no idea that I could access my student's scores as a teacher either. I'm also surprised at how few homeschoolers take the tests in KY. However, I'm not sure that it's a good thing that I can see by name all the homeschoolers in KY that took the tests I taught - it means that I actually can see my son's scores along with some other kids I know (and I'm not sure they want me to know their scores).
  14. It probably depends on the school - I'd bet some only scholarship those they are still trying to entice, others will give the scholarships to the best students regardless of if they've already committed or not. My oldest applied early decision and was told that the decision did not affect his chances to get the merit scholarships.
  15. I used a specific ACT prep book - it taught the grammar that the ACT focuses on. Helped much for some focused study.
  16. I order mine through homeschooldiploma.com Yes, I've had to go back and show my high school diploma (several times) even though I have a graduate degree. Another reason I wanted to give my (black and white thinking kid) a diploma - When he fills out applications and the question is did you receive a high school diploma, he can check YES. I'm afraid he'd check no if I simply graduated him and didn't actually give him a diploma. 🙂
  17. I'd ask Amazon for the reasons stated above. I'd worry that you'd be out both prices otherwise.
  18. Yes. Not for me, but for my friend. High ACT score, lots of APs, no SAT2s. Got scholarships at schools that had SAT2 requirements. Of course, I wouldn't recommend ignoring the requirement, but in your case where your daughter changed her mind, I would certainly contact the school and/or simply apply. I'd apply unless i was told there is absolutely no way without the SAT2s. Schools make all sorts of unadvertised exceptions if they have good cause.
  19. As stated above, it's not a problem if you use the same AP number/sticker for all the tests. We always have schools make us fill out the forms ahead of time. We then have to take the student book with the numbers with us for other exams (which might be first). I always tell the other schools that we are bringing our student pack with the AP stickers so it doesn't get confusing. Otherwise we've had schools try to be "helpful" and fill out the forms ahead of time with a new number.
  20. We practice initially with unlimited time so that we have a baseline score of what they could make without a time limit as well as a general guess as to how much faster they need to do. We review all missed questions as well as ones they mark with a question mark. I always go over punctuation rules used on the ACT. Practice with old tests and directed practice at specifics that are missed.
  21. Yes, you have to email and ask for the option - it's not advertised on the website. Derek Owens will give you access to the videos and will send you a file with all the solutions. We've done several courses this way and once for me (and also for others) the solutions are not sent right away with access to the course. I just had to email and ask for them and got an apology that they had not already been sent to me. It's a great option if you are capable of self-grading.
  22. I'd go ahead and take the exam. It's certainly possible for her to do well enough to get credit if she's making a B in the class. I'd certainly take some practice exams and see how she scores before deciding for sure whether or not to take the test. You don't have to report AP scores, but I"m not sure if you can only report selected scores - it may be all or none.
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