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  1. I am glad I found this discussion. I really needed to know that there a cohort of homeschooling moms stressing about this and I am not alone. My junior DD was well prepared for April test and has been able to get back in preparation mode again but I wish ACT would make these decisions earlier. The school system that we will test in had listed on their website that there will be no ACT testing in June weeks ago but ACT has not contacted us.  It is tough for us to get the test prep drive going without knowing if the test will happen. At least The SAT subject test clarity from SAT was helpful (no tests all summer) and we don't have to keep prepping for those all summer. I wish ACT could be more responsible. Hugs to all the kids in this tough situation. 


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  2. Happened to us too today. My DD got her APES score too (4 here :cool: )but not Comp Govt and Politics. We did also take the two tests at different schools so wonder if they missed any documentation at the second center. She did use the same AP number and sticker as the first exam. This is our first time taking AP so can't give any advice but I do feel your frustration. I could not get through to College Board today. Will try again tomorrow. Congrats to your daughter. 

  3. Hello. I am trying to get an idea of how much work everyone prints and saves from High school online classes. We have been doing state portfolio reviews twice a year so I have Grade sheets, one or two of the best  assignments or essays and any final exams printed and saved for the portfolio usually. Do we need more for college? I will have the transcript and course descriptions but could we get asked for actual work samples and if so, would the above be enough? There is so much to print in the online classes and they are not easily formatted for printing so I just want to avoid unnecessary printing. Thank you for sharing your experience. Warmest regards. 

  4. On 4/4/2019 at 1:39 PM, Arcadia said:


    If your child forgot the homeschool code and the proctor doesn't know/remember where to find it (page 144 of the 2018-19 AP Coordinator’s Manual), you can call CollegeBoard and get that changed for your child’s AP score report. I had to do that for three years because of my absent minded kids 😛  My kids also didn’t remember their course provider codes so I emailed their results to their teachers instead. 

    Hi Arcadia. Do we need to make this correction? My DD did the same thing- used the school code because the school insisted that she had to. I even sent a copy of the page with the codes 😞. The school AP coordinator tells me it's not a big deal and I will still get her scores online, just that they will get a copy too. Do you call and making the correction to avoid results going to the testing school? Is it for privacy of data? Many Thanks. Regards. 

  5. Hi. We are in the same situation. DD17 enjoyed the class and the lectures because she is interested in the subject. She loved the weekly live lecture format and liked that the teaching was broader than just test prep. Not sure how it will translate in terms of AP score. Will not know much next week. Going by her reaction this week after a different AP test- she takes the non-disclosure clause she signed so seriously, she refuses to discuss any part of it even with me :laugh:. Will try to remember to post in July. Regards. 

  6. Posted this in middle school forum by mistake yesterday instead of HS forum. Apologies for the duplicates if you check both forums. 

    Hello. Does anyone know what large block answer sheet looks like. I can't find anything in google images. I understand that the correct answer needs to be marked with an X. An X in the bubble? Over the bubble? Does not matter? Thanks. Ann. 


  7. On 4/20/2019 at 12:38 PM, Roadrunner said:


    I would love to hear more about French 4/5.

    what sort of materials does she assign? There is no textbook for that course as I see. How much grammar/literature is covered, or generally really any detail will be very helpful.

    when you say she preps then for SAT, does she actually bring test prep into the class or does the course supposed to be covering material that is generally tested? 

    I am looking at the website and it is just not very clear to me what that course covers.


    Hi. I have absolutely no idea about what level of grammar Sally Barstow teaches because I do not know any French at all. DD does this one all by herself. I will ask her to draft a message once she gets her head out of her AP prep book :-). We have not used the SAT book this year though Sally told us she was planning on that next year (2019-2020) for this class. The website may not have much written because there are seven students in class and she caters a lot to their individual levels. Sally would be a great person to ask. She is very receptive with questions and giving information. Sadly, she did just lose her father last week so she may be busy with family committments right now just when you have to decide on next years classes. Regards. 

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  8. Do you get the student pack at the first exam site? Does it have extra stickers for the other exams? We have an AP on may 6th and one on May 16th and we did fill some online info this week for the first school so "answer sheets can be labelled" acc to the info provided. I was wondering if I need to contact the second school for the same but maybe we will have stickers for the first one. 

    Is it recommended that we pre-visit the school or is it easy to find the testing location within the school? We know the school location well but have never been inside. 

    Sorry for the first-timer questions. We will be experienced soon. Thanks. 

  9. Thank you Yvonne. That link is very helpful. Knowing that we can cancel or erase the score is reassuring though I am hoping we don't have to. Yes we are scheduled for the exam. We did meet the registration deadline, were lucky enough to find that our local school system was welcoming of homeschoolers and we met the Feb deadline for accommodations and got those approved. So now it's just the actual exam she needs to conquer. Regards. 

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  10. We have had very good luck with Sally Barstow at AIM academy. DD16 is in French 4/5 and has enjoyed class and found homework to be meaningful, well organized and quickly graded. French 4/5 is all students that have graduated French 3 and because there are only a few, the teacher works with them at their levels. It is not an AP class though the teacher is aiming to get them ready for French Subject SAT at some point. The other thing that really helped DD is a French Immersion Saturday school in our area since we are not a french speaking family. Highly recommend something like that for exposure to native speakers and speaking practice. HTH. Ann. 

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  11. Hello. Writing with request for advice about upcoming exam. 10th grade DD has taken online AP classes for APES and APUSH. We have realized due to these exams and a neuro-educational consult that she not a great test taker and may do better in DE classes. She has done well with assignments and experiments but the quiz scores bring her grades down to B. Since she has been studying for the exams and is registered, I am assuming there is no downside to taking the exams. My understanding is that scores don't have to be shared and that an A or B in the class can still be used for her GPA and transcript even if she does not pass the exam. Her outlook about the whole experience and challenge has been quite positive. Many Thanks. Ann

  12. Hello. I am looking for recommendations for World or British Lit online classes for my rising 11th grader. Preferably synchronous or with lots of discussions and not too much busy work. Has anyone found any good ones? Any reviews on AIM Academy British Lit by Susan Spivey? Or other courses by the same teacher? AIM Academy courses have been both hits and misses so I am never sure. DD is not ready for AP classes. Thanks. Ann. 

  13. Hello. We did not do French 1 with WTMA but DD is currently doing French 2 with Sally Barstow at AIM academy (Debra Bell) and will continue in French 3 next year. She has loved the class and instruction. The one hour class did not seem sufficient initially for foreign language but Sally added a second class for French conversation over the winter (10 sessions) and we found a local Saturday French school. Given that we have the weekly 3 hour school now in addition to the weekly 1 hour class, we have enough instruction. In our circumstance, French 3 at WTMA for 2 days in addition seems like overkill for foreign language alone when she has other tough subjects to cover.  Again, this is not the answer to your question, but just putting it out there in case it helps you or another parent. Good luck. 

  14. We will not be signing up given the above reviews which I have read in other threads before this one. I hope the teachers are aware if this. Since they get such excellent reviews for teaching, they should be interested in making the course a better fit for students. But the class seems to fill up quickly so maybe they have enough interested students to just continue the same format. Change requires effort. Thanks OP for starting the thread. Appreciate all the candid reviews to help those of us considering choices to make more informed decisions.



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  15. Good morning. I realize this course is relatively new (?started 2016). We are interested in it for my 10th grader and I would love to hear more experiences if anyone here has taken it. The one review I saw  when searching the archives said it is an easy course. Too easy for 10th grade? There are some other online schools that offer it but I like WTMA's approach with assignments stated clearly and grading that we can see and understand.

    I don't think DD is ready for AP classes in these subjects yet. I know about Julia Reed's Government class at PA Homeschoolers but that would likely be too difficult if this is her first exposure to these subjects. Am I thinking correctly. All these class decisions in February while trying to stay on track for this year are making my head spin.  :confused1:

    Regards, Ann. 

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