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  1. I have a 9th and a 10th grader. My 10th grader hasn’t taken any dual enrollment classes so far, she’ll take fashion in the spring. She plays piano, dances competitively, has taken a ton of art classes. Totally different kid and totally different plans. We don’t have a school she’s aiming for. She’ll probably start touring next year to see what will work for her. My 9th grader has wanted to do engineering and go to cal poly since 6th grade. I brushed it off when she was younger but now that she still wants that I’m helping her navigate a plan for that. I don’t have a problem with her changing p
  2. That’s probably because a kid from high school should have at the very least gone through Algebra-pre cal if they are aiming for a stem major. I would guess most hit Cal by senior year but I don’t think for a 9th grader taking the college algebra which is supposed to be equivalent to Algebra 2 it would be looked at as remedial. If we continue on the college path in high school she would finish Cal I, II and III and maybe linear algebra if she takes the college classes each semester. For a freshman entering a university I think that would be pretty good. The classes are free and they have free
  3. The college algebra at this CC isn't remedial. It's for credit and UC/CS transferable. We did Aops for Pre-Algebra and Algebra and switched to Mr. D for Geometry and this year she's in his class for Algebra 2 but it's too easy for her. That did help push us towards moving her into the college class. I'm hopeful the class is a little more challanging but I don't want it to be over her head either. During non-covid times they have math labs at the library if a student has a hard time but during covid it's all online and I don't think they have any tutoring. I don't know how well the classes are
  4. It's completely doable as long as she takes only college math classes. From my understanding though each semester of college math equates to a year of high school math. So far our experience is they are not equal amount of work as a year of a high school class but cover a years worth of material. We had planned on her starting the college math classes in 11th grade but instead she's going to start this spring so we'll see how it goes. We have a few weeks to drop if it seems too difficult but of course that would mean changing our plans. Our community colleges changed their placement test so it
  5. The problem is she isn't accelerated enough to have her pre-requisites for the college classes she wants to take her senior year fullfilled at this rate. She needs the college cal 2 class to be complete in order to take the physics course not high school cal. 2. Using the college entrance exams the highest math they will allow you to score into is pre-calculus. If she took high school classes and did pre cal next year and high school cal 11th she could only score into the pre-cal college course. She has to start the pre-cal fall semester of 10th grade to hit college cal 2 by the end of 11th. T
  6. I just looked at the college she wants to go to (Cal Poly) and they require chem so I guess that answers that question. I was hoping since she’s taking so many math and physics course maybe she could do another life science next year or something a little easier because she will already be in 3 college classes, honors English and Honors US history. I guess there’s no way around it.
  7. She will take a high school physics and then two physics courses at the college her senior year. The college course requires physics in high school prior to taking their courses. I’m assuming they are pretty difficult physics courses because she has to switch to college math classes to get to the math she needs to take those classes. She’s in Algebra 2 this year so she’s a little ahead of typical freshman but she has to complete Cal 2 prior to taking the college physics 1 class. She needs the two college physics classes to get an AS which will be in computer science. She likes computers and sh
  8. My daughter is currently in 9th grade and taking a college biology class. She is going to work on her AS while in high school for computer science but her goal is an engineering degree. Her credits will cover the general Ed requirements for the university. In order to complete this she needs Physics in 11th and she will do Physics for engineering I/Physics for Engineering 2 in 12th. That leaves 10th grade. She will be in a CC computer science class during 10th but I think that’s more of an elective? She doesn’t really want to do chem... I can’t think of what else to have her do?
  9. My daughter is interested in a career in design. Either fashion design and merchansising or in a digital/ 3d design. She is starting classes at our community college that offers a fashion design program and hopefully will complete it with an AS by the time she's a senior. Next year she is taking English, US History, Geometry, Spanish 2, 4 Fashion Design classes at the community college (2 each semester), Art, an online drafting class and will be continuing with her competitive dance team and piano. Her course load is already so heavy and I don't want to add on science. Next year she will not b
  10. I felt like something was up with them. I'm on a few charter pages on Facebook and they were recruiting people constantly. Someone had mentioned they were giving out money for referrals. Them and a couple other charters were also allowing families to use charter funds for Disneyland annual passes. I couldn't understand how they got away with that.
  11. How are your twins with each other? My twins never leave each other, they sleep in the same bed, they are always in the same room. I've had trouble homeschooling them together because they distract each other but trying to separate them is hard. They will follow the other one or wait there until one is done. I've noticed when they talk about things it's often "we think" or "we like". I do occasionally take one on errands and leave the other at home and they are fine when I do that. I'm just wondering if this is due to homeschool or just a twin thing, maybe an age thing they'll outgrow (they'r
  12. This is me. I've used a variety of material for all subjects. It has really taught me how to teach different subjects. For example, in writing, I currently have IEW, WWS, LToW and Bravewriter along with several old free domain books on my google books app. I don't really use any of them completely but they are more of a springboard and reference to help me understand how to approach a certain type of writing I want to work on with my kids. I've bought them used, on homeschool buyers co-op or borrowed from friends. The longer I homeschool the more i realize the biggest difference comes from me,
  13. I haven't taken any of those three but I've been researching Mr. D and DO. From reviews and samples, it seems like DO is a bit more rigorous than Mr. D. I did like that Mr. D is live, although that is only once a week. Mr. D offers twice a week tutoring live online for students and he allows students to turn in a lesson 3x before the grade is final. His philosophy is he wants kids to master the concept and they won't master it if they just take a test or assignment and don't go back to understand why they've missed problems. DO has more classes available than Mr. D so if you want to stick with
  14. I do wonder if some kids are just readers and others are not. I have always hoped that my kids would share my love of books though and I've tried to gently encourage it without being forceful. We'll see if that works with my boys...
  15. I wanted to start a thread to share ideas of how you've been able to foster a love of books in your home with your kids. In our house: I've allowed reading after bedtime. My kids have to be in bed by 8:00 but they can read as long as they want. I don't monitor free reading books. They are free to choose whatever book they want as long as it isn't inappropriate. We keep lots of good, quality books on our shelf. I find these books at thrift stores, library friends rooms, and garage sales. I'm always looking for books. Once they love reading they will start plowing through
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