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  1. The lecture time is a large group, and then they do break into small groups. They also have planned activities that the students can choose to participate in. I think you know your child the best. If she has a hard time in groups, or around a lot of people, then this may not be for her. I did not get the sense at all from by dd that it was charismatic in any way. I do think the videos are a good representation of what the students experience. I hope this helps!
  2. My dd attended Summit this past summer at Union University. She absolutely loved it! As a bonus she met several students that were going to attend Union in the fall (where she started this fall), and Union offers a scholarship to students who attend Summit. Feel free to ask questions, and I will try to answer them!
  3. Both my ds and did have taken AP Claases with Maya Inspektor, and dd took her college essay class last summer. She gave excellent feedback! Ds has been accepted at all 10 schools she has applied to with merit aide everywhere. Mrs. Inspektor is really an amazing instructor.
  4. Congratulations to everyone on acceptances so far! This is favorite thread to read every year. Dd has heard from most schools, but is still waiting to hear about honors programs at most of the different schools. Here is her list so far: Union University (Trustees scholarship + Interviewing for Scholars of Excellence), Samford University (scholarship + Global Missions Scholarship and waiting to hear about Samford Fellows), Messiah College (Provost's Scholarship), Wheaton College (Presidential Scholarship), Cedarville University (President's Excellence Scholarship), Calvin College (Trust
  5. I am a physical therapist (I work one day/week), but I obviously work with OTs and COTAs. Occupational therapists work in a wide variety of settings, from schools, to clinics, to nursing homes, to private industries. In each setting they may be working on different goals with patients. In a skilled nursing center they might be working with a patient to make adaptations to allow them to care for themselves more easily at home. In school, they may be working on fine motor skills to improve writing/keyboarding. I would have your daughter ask herself a few questions: What interests her
  6. I was going to suggest asking permission for this with Lukeion as well, since she records all the lectures.
  7. Thank you all so much! I have been reading your replies to dd. @DawnM I will take you up on your offer and try to pm over the next day or two with questions. @ByGrace3we all really love the heads of the TESOL and Spanish department at Union!! Thank you all who have responded so far! I always know I can count on the Hive!!
  8. Thank you to all who have posted so far! Morning Glory, your post was particularly helpful. I am really praying Union works out because as of right now it is her top choice. I completely understand going where the money is. Our oldest was a NMF and has a full ride at a large state school. I believe God can use our kids wherever they go, and I have told my dd this. When we went to Union, dd (and my husband and I) talked to the department heads in the ESL and Spanish program for over an hour. We were all very impressed. I did get the impression from that visit that they would work with students
  9. Hi Hive. I would like your input. Dd has been accepted to the above schools. She has been selected into the Global Missions Scholars program at Samford, and just interviewed this past weekend for the Samford Fellows program. She will be heading to Union the end of February to interview for the Union Scholars of Excellence program. The following Monday she has an interview at Messiah for their honors program., We have a visit to Wheaton planned in April. Have any of your children attended any of these colleges, or made the choice between them? Right now Union is at the top of he
  10. My dd took AP Lang last year with Maya Inspektor at PA Homeschoolers and is taking AP Lit this year with Mrs. Inspektor. The classes are set up the same, but as stated above, AP Lit concentrates on literature and analysis. Some schools will give credit for both, and some will not. I think it is worth taking AP Lit because the content of the class is completely different.
  11. I know you have talked with her, but I just want to give another plug for Maya Inspektor at PA Homeschoolers. Sbe is an amazing teacher, and so organized. My ds took her AP Lit class during the 2015/2016 school year and scored a 5 on the exam. My dd took AP Lang last year with her and scored a 4 on the exam (100% of th class scored a 4 or a 5). Dd is taking her AP Lit class this year, and once again loves it! She really is gifted in teaching the students and improving their writing and analysis. I can not recommend her class highly enough!
  12. My ds is a junior CS major at a large university (and he will graduate next fall). There are many different paths one can take when selecting courses to take in high school, and that depends on the goal of the student. My ds took 11 AP classes. At the time we were not sure if he would utilize all of the credit he has earned (55 hours of credit), but as it turns out he used all of his credit EXCEPT his CS credit. Ds took all the AP sciences available to him (AP Bio, AP Chem, AP Physics (algebra based), and both AP Physics C courses). He utilized all of this credit and did not have to
  13. Just an encouraging note. My ds took Lukeion AP Latin during the 2013-2014 school year (as a sophomore....I think I was trying to kill him!). It was tough, but he passed the AP exam with a 4 and ended up earning 9 Latin credits for college. Mrs. Barr was always critical of his papers, but she really does give excellent feedback. He just took the GRE for graduate school this past summer. He did not study, but did really well (especially on the verbal section...96th percentile). He said the vocabulary was extremely difficult but Latin helped him figure out the words. Who would have guessed 4 yea
  14. I just thought I would add that my ds took both AP Physics C classes with Lanctot during the 2014-2015 school year and did well on the exams. Ds swam and did debate and Mr. Lanctot was great about adjusting die dates. Ds always offered to take exams early but Mr. Lanctot always allowed him to take it a day late when he had a conflict with a due date.
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