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  1. Not self-paced, but online. http://www.dreamingspireshomelearning.co.uk/
  2. My daughter who did Pre-Calc in 9th has done the following sequence via dual enrollment: 10th - Calculus; 11th-Statistics; 12th-Discrete math She could have done more Calculus any of those subsequent years, but decided that she wants to go into Engineering, and that she wants to start Calc over in whatever Engineering program she does even though she got an A in that first Calc class.
  3. Following. My daughter is interested in this for next year.
  4. My daughter who is loves math and has always done well was also completely lost in Foerster's PreCalc with the MWB flash drive videos. We wasted 2 months on that, then tossed it, started over with Shormann's PreCalc, and it is going great. Sometimes a curriculum just doesn't work. I hope you can find something that works for him!
  5. Homeschoolconnections.com has conceptual physics and biology recorded classes. You can have unlimited access to all their recorded classes for your family for $330 for the whole year. Both kids could take their respective science courses for one price. It might be worth looking into!
  6. Thank you! This was very helpful. My daughter has been beside herself all day after not doing as well on her diagnostic practice test for the AP US Gov test as she thought she should have. With this site I was able to show her that she probably would have gotten a 3, and that she still has time to practice the exam format. I think now she will be able to breathe and move forward with a better attitude instead of feeling defeated.
  7. My oldest used ALEKS to repeat Pre-Algebra when she first came home for school in 7th grade, then continued with it to complete algebra that year. In 8th grade she completed both Geometry and Algebra 2 in ALEKS, then Pre-Calculus in 9th grade. Each year I tried to get her to try somethIng else, but she always fought me. She just liked ALEKS. This year I really thought that she would crash and burn as she went into an online college Calculus class. I thought that ALEKS could not have prepared her well enough for Calculus and that I would finally be proven right after all these years. Well
  8. I know a couple of homeschooling families irl that have had a child go to an academy. I will share some of their tips second-hand after seeing what other advice you get. I'm following because my oldest is aiming for the Air Force academy. She is in CAP and dual enrolled with Embry Riddle Aeronautical University online. We are also prioritizing team sports, although hers are not the usual team sports so I don't know how they will look at them (Synchronized figure skating, high school skating team, and homeschool track team). Fwiw, CAP is fabulous, has taught her so much, and given her amazi
  9. I haven't used them yet, but I have Health and Lit & Comp on my shelf for next year. Can you explain what you are looking for in "instructional writing?" Every Lesson in "The Hero's Journey" has a writing assignment that includes a "writing tip" that then refers the student to a section of "A Pocket Style Manual" or "Write it Right" for more information. The final 2 lessons are larger writing assignments; a 5-page essay analyzing the literature studied and a hero's story focussing on plot and character development. HTH!
  10. This is exactly what we are planning to do next year! I'm am so glad to hear it is working out well for you!
  11. Thank you for posting this. I think you may have given me a glimpse into my daughter's mind.
  12. Homeschool connections also has a German class - both live or recorded versions are available.
  13. Also, have your son join Civil Air Patrol. He will get free orientation flights, and he can apply to fight academies when he gets to a high enough level and get his pilot training for a fraction of the cost of doing in through private lessons.
  14. Embry Riddle Aeronautical University offers 2 free classes right now. http://worldwide.erau.edu/massive-open-online-courses Have your son join EAA as a young Eagle and he can take their Sporty's flying class for free. EAA.org Homeschool connections offers Aerospace classes both live or through their recorded classes. Homeschoolconnectionsonline.com Aeroscholars offers two semesters of classes as well. http://www.aeroscholars.com
  15. My daughter has just signed up too. We are still working on her goals, but this is the tentative plan going into her meeting with her advisor (the senior member from her Civil Air Patrol squadron who told her about the program). Physical - Figure Skating, passing Intermediate Free and Junior Moves by 16th birthday (which would enable her to coach at her club) would be the curent goal, but eventually passing all the tests. Personal Development - Flying, earn pilot license by 17th birthday (CAP programs help with this) Community Service - Red Cross, volunteer at local office and may
  16. I messaged the director of Groovy Kids about the situation, and here is what she is offering to help those looking for classes for Spring. You can register for any of her classes for the early bird pricing with the code PRXLP5RO4C3N, which is good until January 9th. Also, If 6 or more organize a group and pick a day and time we can offer "Chocolate: RIches from the Rainforest" and "The Disappearing Spoon" for $125 per student and "Fantastic Beasts" and "Sparkers" for $150 per student. "Stowaway" would be $75 per student-as it is only 5 weeks. This would be dependent on if the instruct
  17. Groovy kids offers very affordable, excellent classes. They are secular, so might not be what all LA customers would like, but it might be helpful for some. http://www.onlineclassesforgroovykids.org/index.html
  18. Yes, this is what one of my daughters did. She completed Geometry using ALEKS in one quarter, then moved on to Algebra 2 for the rest of the year. Her cover school gave her a credit each for completing Geometry and Algebra 2 that year. HTH!
  19. My oldest daughter used WWW and Magic Lens in 7th grade, then took the ACT in 8th and got a 32 on the English portion. I credit it to that program. I have not seen the other program you mentioned it to compare it with. She feels that the roots she learned help her in her science studies and make learning and remembering new terms easier. HTH!
  20. We use .25 high school credits / 1 college credit. 3 credit class = 0.75 high school credits, 4 credit class = 1 high school credit. We did it this way because it is what our local high school does.

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