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  1. Our school district has a huge levy on the ballot to build a new school for grade 6-12 that would have these spaces. They complain that they can't teach like this in the smaller classrooms that are available now.
  2. We used Thinkwell for Algebra 2 and my dd liked it a lot. We used Teaching Textbooks for geometry and dd liked that, too, but said she preferred Thinkwell.
  3. I'd like an invite. My 4 are 17-28. Lots of issues that I could use advice and support for!
  4. Good kids who have done AP were in ps so the classes weren't online.
  5. My kids have done DE and AP and have had both of the learning experiences you described for each. Some DE and AP classes were wonderful with inspiring instructors, and some DE and AP classes were not taught well at all. I think a lot depends on who is teaching the class. Overall, I'd say DE has been the better experience, though.
  6. No suggestions but I'm sorry about your dd's illness and it's effects on her. I hope she finds something to help.
  7. No AP tests but my dd does full time dual enrollment. ETA - my older sons took several AP exams in high school. Some were valuable, others were not.
  8. I'm sorry, too. Sending big hugs and lots of positive thoughts.
  9. Did you get any information about it? I'd love to know more for my dd.
  10. My parents left me alone for a week to go on a cruise when I was 15. I couldn't drive and it was in the summer so I rode my bike to work as a camp counselor. Our hot water heater blew the first night they left so I had no hot water the whole week! Other than that, I was fine but I wouldn't be comfortable doing that as a parent. And this was way before cell phones, email, etc.
  11. We left our dd alone for one night when she was almost 15. We were moving her older brother into his first apartment three hours away and she really didn't want to join us. We don't have family around but there is a trusted neighbor who would be happy to help if needed. I was hesitant to do it - mostly I was worried about something going wrong in the house but she assured she would be fine. Of course, something creepy happened in the one night we were gone. We live in a semi-rural area and no one ever comes to our door. In the one night we were gone, someone came to the door and started knocking and ringing the doorbell. The garage was open for the cat and dd went and closed that right away and didn't answer the door and texted me. She was boiling water to make pasta for dinner and figured she could use the boiling water as a weapon if needed. The person (or people) left and then came back later in the rain knocking on the door! Later, we found out that there were several robberies in the area where the thieves would knock on people's doors to see if anyone was home and then rob the place if no one answered. It still upsets me now thinking of what could have happened. We have a son who lives six hours away and dd doesn't want to go visit him and I'm not comfortable being that far away for a weekend even though she just turned 17. I'm sure she'd be fine, though.
  12. My dd says that her homeschool classes were way more work than any of her DE classes! I'm not sure if that's a good thing or a bad thing!
  13. Our district does not weight grades so we never did either. I just made sure classes were labeled as honors or DE. I've heard that colleges recalculate GPA anyway so it wouldn't matter.
  14. What a great story! How wonderful that your son did that.
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