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  1. I've never used the Great Courses so I don't know what they're like. Would this course count for a full high school credit, or half a credit? If we would need to add other materials to make it credit-worthy, any suggestions what to add?
  2. Anyone have experience with the Great Courses Discrete Math course?
  3. I am looking for a World History course that is video-based so that my student and I can watch the videos together and discuss them. I'm particularly interested in one focused on modern history. I see in the Great Courses pinned thread that the Foundations of Western Civilization II: A History of the Modern Western World is highly recommended, and that looks great, except that I would like to include other parts of the world besides the west. On the Great Courses website I found A Brief History of the World that does look like it includes a lot about other countries but reviews say the presentation is dry. I am also looking at Coursera's The Modern World, Parts One and Two, which also seem to focus mostly on the west. Does anyone have feedback on these, or recommendations for other courses?
  4. I believe you can choose which scores to send.
  5. Reported. Poster changed the link in Kendall's original post.
  6. Is there anything computational she can do for lab work--analyzing data she has collected, modeling the data, that sort of thing? My dd's current lab work involves computational genetics modeling (and she didn't have significant coding experience going in) and she has been able to continue that pretty much uninterrupted (though it does involve Zoom meetings with her PI).
  7. Can she unschool the semester--spend time doing whatever motivates her? If she had already chosen a college I might have suggested contacting the professors she would be doing research with to see if there are things she could do ahead of her arrival there, but since she hasn't yet decided and has plenty of time to do so, that might not work at this point.
  8. I have had to reset my password twice. Yesterday I reset it and it worked for a day and then just now I had to change my password again.
  9. The above advice may be best, but isn't he already going to a college close to home? Would he have the option of taking his classes remotely from home? Do you know if he could keep his scholarships if he delayed?
  10. AP Calculus BC: Blue Tent Physics: Holt homeschool package Economics: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt homeschool package Japanese: Genki 2 British & American Literature: homebrewed including Progeny Press poetry study guide Game development: continuing from last year using book Introduction to Game Design, Prototyping, and Development Driver's Ed: parent-taught, continuing from last year at a rather leisurely pace Also working on SAT prep and USA Computing Olympiad. Was planning to volunteer as a tutor and may be able to do so remotely. He's also in a swordfighting club but has not been able to attend due to COVID.
  11. I don't have personal experience with Austin College but since it is one of the "Colleges that Change Lives", it doesn't strike me as problematic and I personally wouldn't worry about the scores. He has a full ride there, it is good in his major, it is close to home so it would be easier for you to support him--those all sound like wins to me. With your description of the CS dept at Baylor and other factors that have caused him/you to sour on it, I most certainly wouldn't pay more to send him there, especially if he no longer wants to go there. I don't know anything about Hendrix but from what you have shared before, AC's proximity to home would probably be advantageous.
  12. Do you have suggestions as to how to find out how much of a college's budget is tuition? I tried to look it up for a college of interest but couldn't find it easily.
  13. I would run their Net Price Calculators to get an idea of whether their financial aid would be in the range of what you would need. https://www.austincollege.edu/admission/financial-aid/net-price-calculator/ https://www.southwestern.edu/scholarships-financial-aid/grants-loans/net-price-calculator/
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