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  1. Clonlara doesn’t require students to be US citizens or live in the US. They have an international wing. https://www.clonlara.org/international-services/ I don’t know how it works with the local authorities, but Canadian universities do have options for students with high school diplomas from other countries, so that part shouldn’t be an issue.
  2. Are you able to send your kids to Ontario? Apparently a HS diploma is not actually required for ON university. Just a thought. https://universityadmissions.ca/information-for-homeschoolers/ and https://ontariohomeschool.org/university/ are useful sites.
  3. Also Clonlara, or anything else that oversees your classes and considers you a private school student and issues HS diplomas. These would provide structure, although not necessarily the coursework. The clock is certainly ticking for this year, though.
  4. I am going to suggest some non-book resources. Some PBS related suggestions: Asian Americans. There are other broad documentaries, such as Henry Louis Gates’s Many Rivers to Cross, on African Americans, and We Shall Remain, about Native Americans. The show POV highlights a variety of perspectives, but typically much narrower, but worth checking out. Maria Hinojosa’s Latino USA could also be a useful resource. I would recommend any local or semi-local museums whenever things open up, and also a trip, if possible, to DC to the various Smithsonian museums. In the meantime, you ca
  5. This is why it’s so important to find out what the situation is where you are, in any schools or districts you have available and might realistically consider. The options may surprise you, and they certainly will be helpful in making your decision. Don’t assume anything one way or the other.
  6. I met someone recently who told me that her granddaughter had been alternatively educated outside the country and then moved to my area at 16, where one school system administered some sort of exams and placed her in tenth grade. So it could happen, but you might consider either using an online school with some sort of accreditation, including those offered by the public school or paid for by taxes (not something like the Well Trained Mind Academy), or a private school like Clonlara, which will essentially allow you to complete your homeschooling but will document it so as to qualify your chil
  7. I would recommend she read lots of trade books about things of interest, be it computers, the history of technology, math, codes / cryptography, women scientists/mathematicians, etc. such as (just random ideas) anything by Simon Singh, Coders by Clive Thompson, Code Girls by Liza Mundy, Black Hole Blues by Janna Levin, Underbug by Lisa Margonelli, The Information by James Gleick, biographies of mathematicians/computer scientists/scientists, and the Science section of the NYTimes (published weekly on Mondays) or interesting science-heavy magazines. I would have her write things that are not “ar
  8. We didn’t find that the free trial was particularly representative of the courses. The teacher did very simple things, like counting, and I was worried that my child’s lack of enthusiasm would translate into a low placement. It turns out that that had zero significance, and the real placement test took place in the first lesson and my child placed as expected. We found them to be fine, but they do have a refund policy so you can try it out. Also you actually DO have an option to buy classes in smaller intervals, although at a higher per class rate than the packages. This was a relief when
  9. Clonlara offers classes from another vendor. They told me they hope to develop their own content in the future, but at least some of the classes in their catalog are from Apex Learning. So it is possible to through someone else who offers the classes a la carte and this may be the same experience for a lower cost than Clonlara because of needing to enroll as a student and also pay for the course.
  10. I would like it better if they went back in time, erased those Bad Episodes, and did it all over again. No more backwards talk, midgets, dream sequences, screaming, white slavery, incest, and that horrendous....Bob. Bring back the coffee, plaid, finger snapping, and cherry pie. Fire, Walk With Yourself.
  11. Eh, I think it's more like being self absorbed and not caring that you're wasting other people's time. And I don't think it's just homeschoolers.
  12. I'm just not sure what this means. There's a lot of things to be understood about them. One of my children is currently multiplying and dividing non-integers and negative numbers, as well as vertically multiplying multidigit numbers, for example, whereas another is only multiplying small positive integers (3x5). I'd take a look at MEP anyway, especially since it's free so you can see it entirely. I'm a fan.
  13. I vote MEP but I think Hunter likes one of the vintage books...Grube?
  14. I read an interesting blog post by Julie Bogart Sweeney on the Bravewriter blog [about being in grad school] It felt nurturing to have someone care enough to create lessons, to show me what I should read to get a full view of the subject, to dialog with me from a position of investment and knowledge. I liked having a plan and a schedule. I felt relief. I had studied the subject area for five years on my own, and now I felt this surge of strength that came from guidance and support. .... [about two children who were unschooling] They felt (strangely enough) unloved...They felt connected
  15. Nature sculpture with sticks, leaves, acorns, pine cones? Wreaths? Something with fall foliage? Photography? I will be listening for other ideas.
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