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  1. Hello! We have a 12 year old and need good secular fully accredited middle school that is done half online and half through books. Also, we need to sign the child up for it now, because we are moving back to U. S., and fall semester has already started, so we need one of those that let us start at any time... We love classical curriculum, but without the religion... Can someone please recommend a school like that? Thank you very much!
  2. This is a very short article that may be of interest to anyone considering Distance Learning courses. http://distancelearn.about.com/od/choosingaschool/p/LearningTypes.htm?nl=1 I am posting this link here, because I suspect there are more than a few people here, who when they see the word "Online", for courses of TTUISD, think they are Synchronous, which they are not. I suspect there are other schools whose "Online" courses are Asynchronous, like those of TTUISD. There is a huge difference...
  3. There are many advantages to Home Schooling or Distance Learning, but this is one that we had not anticipated... My wife has mentioned this, a number of times. After DD switched, from a brick and mortar (actually, concrete and brick) school here, to Distance Learning from Texas Tech University ISD (TTUISD), within the first semester, our family became much closer. When DD attended the "brick and mortar" school, I would wake her and my wife, at 450 A.M., on school days. A mad dash (Breakfast, brush your teeth, etc.) and they left for the corner, to wait for the van, at 550 A.M. At 3 P.M., I would walk to the corner, to wait for the van to bring DD home. Now, we eat meals together, as a family, we talk a lot more, and the family is more close knit. :-)
  4. I just learned about this program in a Practical Homeschooling Magazine article from the September/October 2012 issue: http://www.extension.harvard.edu/ You can earn degrees all the way from an associates through graduate as well as certificates in certain fields. Classes cost about $1000 each. Kunt Beasley, the author (his website is http://www.realcollegescholarships.com/) wrote that his wife is studying for his degree through Harvard Extension. He recommends earning an associates degree from a community college, maintaining a 3.5, and joining Phi Theta Kappa, then applying to Harvard Extension. He says that minimizes costs and qualifies you for a PTK scholarship. You must complete three pre-admission courses before being admitted, but no SAT or ACT scores are required. I'm not sure if we'll ever use it, but I find it intriguing. Thoughts?
  5. As Periplus Education are currently devising more online education services for children aged 10 to 16 both schooled and home educated they are really interested in hearing from parents what services you need and would love to receive for your DC. They would appreciate if you could spare some time and answer the following questions. You can do this either here or send your answers to info [at] peripluseducation.com. As a thank you they will enter you into the draw for the free place on their Autumn Accelerator course starting next week. To enter the draw please fill in the booking form and put 'mind-survey' into the 'Voucher' field. Our small survey Have you, or are you ever likely to use private tution for your child? Are you aware this can be done effectively on line? What do you think is a reasonable price for an hour of private on line teaching? Would you consider using on demand access to live teacher support? Would you consider paying for your child to work in an on line supervised classroom with access to a teacher when required? Thank you! :rolleyes:
  6. http://www.columbiavirtualacademy.org/ This is for WA state. It's meant to work in partnership with alternative education styles. It is K-12. There is no fee, it is free. They also provide some materials, in this case, Calvert based. You can use it part time also.
  7. My daughter is homeschooling my three grandchildren (ages boy 18mos, girl 5yrs and girl 7yrs), who all live in Delaware. I live in Texas. We ran across "The Well Trained Mind..." book a couple of months ago while browsing for some homeschool material at Better World Books (which was out of it), so we both purchased ourselves a copy online. After deciphering what materials and books we needed, we both decided that I would take two subjects to teach long distance. To that end, we are getting set up so I can do my subjects via webcam and Skype. I will be ordering my books today, however, should I have the books or should they be sent to the children? We can't afford to purchase two copies of everything. What is the best way to accomplish this? Are there any grandparents who, or anyone for that matter, assist in teaching from a distance that could give me some pointers? Thank you and kindest regards! :)
  8. The military has a program that will pay for spouses to take courses that help them qualify for portable employment. I already have a bachelor's degree in English and a master's degree in Education. I was thinking that it would be nice to use this toward something in continuing education that would not only help me with topics I plan on homeschooling, but perhaps equip me for a post homeschooling career. I don't know that I'd ever do classroom teaching. But tutoring, reading specialist and curriculum development are all options. I'd also enjoy doing education related work with a museum or historic place. Does anyone have any suggestions? Actual course work (could be undergrad, graduate or CE) or even just recommendations of books or reliable sites that list possible distance learning or online courses.
  9. My dd is interested in doing some distance learning, instead of driving 1.5 hours to school. Any places in particular to look at? How does this work? Can you really earn a degree this way? She LOVES the reading, studying, etc., but hates the commuting and the sitting in class (guess that comes from 13 years of doing things at her own pace). She wants a degree, but without all that traditional "stuff." Thanks for the input.
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