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  1. We have not taken any courses with The Potter's School before. We are planning on registering our Freshman for English 2. Any thoughts on teachers? Or experiences? The following teachers with classes that fit our time availability are Diana Thomas, Nancy Shearon and Julie Hansen. Thanks!
  2. Looking for feedback regarding Well Trained Mind Academy's "Intermediate Music Theory" class. Anyone taken it? What is work load? Good class? Also, wondering about The Potter's School (TPS) College Music Theory class? Anyone taken it? What is work load? Good class? Any other Music Theory classes I am missing or ideas or thoughts? Thanks!
  3. For variety of reasons, we've yet to land firmly on ds 11th grade schedule for 2017-18. Who has used The Potter's School for AP classes? If you don't mind, please share: 1) What class(es) you dc(s) took; 2) Year of class; 3) Teacher name; 4) Score on AP test. We're most interested in AP calc BC and AP English, but all experiences welcome. We thought we were set for AoPS calculus next year, but class night conflicts with ds' Boy Scouts. He pleaded to do it anyway and read transcript later; mean parents said no. :-( Thank you!
  4. Just need to get this off my chest, so pardon the vent: Last year, 13 yr old dd took a class from an online provider. It was labeled as an "honors bio" class, and after about 6 weeks of dealing with a disorganized teacher who did not get videos up when promised, did not grade papers when she said she would, the class was not rigorous enough, and lots of other issues etc., we decided to drop the class and figured it just wasn't a good fit for us. The school asked us for detailed info, which we provided (explaining in detail the issues we had with the teacher, but never once being rude or mean about it). Well, this past week, my daughter decided she wanted to take a foreign language from this provider, after hearing rave reviews about the foreign language teacher from several sources. I went to register her, and got an error saying I had to contact an admin. I emailed to find out why I couldn't register, and received a snarky response saying that my daughter "wasn't willing to do the work" for this first class, and I was deemed too much a risk for future classes. Mind you, this was the first and only class we ever took from them, and I was never rude or snarky in my emails to them, just stated the facts. I responded that I thought their assessment was inaccurate based on my thread of emails from six months ago. I received another snarky email back saying that, "The course is taught at a rigorous AP-prep level, and if your student was "under-challenged" and could not find it in herself to dig deeper and add to her own challenge/interest, then she will have the same problem with other courses." I was slightly shocked at this response. My daughter has taken AP classes, and has never had an issue. I think I must be the first person ever banned from this school.
  5. I would like to enroll my high school 10th grader in an online Latin course Does anyone have any experience or opinion on the following options? - The Potter's School (Latin for the New Millenium) - The Compass Classroom (Visual Latin) - The Compass Classroom (Lingua Latina) Thanks, Denny
  6. Ok, I've read the descriptions of both online composition courses at Potters (Advanced Composition) and at Veritas (Composition 1), however I'm having difficulty choosing between the two. Can anyone share their likes and dislikes of these classes? Looking to enroll my soon to be ninth grader. Lavender
  7. has anyone done a computer course with potters school? what was your experience? we will be doing the intro class and not sure if we should do it here or if there is another online school that is better. please advice. thanks. angel
  8. We've used Potter's School for French with Madame S very happily this year. Someone from this list suggested this teacher and it's been highly successful. I'm THRILLED, HAPPY, ECSTATIC not to be teaching French to a child.:hurray: So, now, I'm wondering what other Potter's School courses have been done by people on the list and what your opinion of the course was. Chime in and maybe we can get a good list together of highly quality Potter's School courses!
  9. Ohh I feel so lost today. My dd really wanted to do the Narnia class from Potter school. After spending several hours on the test- which was supposed to take several, they said she is not ready. I am not sure I agree now with why they are saying and lost with how to go from here. I agree she proabably should not take the class though its their attitude that concerns me most. has anyone had similar expereince? She wanted narnia because some of the other english writing online courses I had looked into, involved books that she does not care for. I agreed and we love Narnia so we pursued this. From all the posts I have read, potter school is very good but there is an attitude of superiority sometimes from the teachers. I have heard this from the science ones as well. We have never done an online course and it is expensive. They had this requirement about not using "be" verbs. While I agree it is good to not do this too much -I now wonder if they go to far. My dd had to write an essay using bible verses to support her view. She could not use more than 2 "be" verbs per paragraph and only 4 total in the 400 word essay. She had to eliminate verses and rearrange and not use any be verbs on her own writing to allow the bible verses to have some. When the bible has be verbs you have to wonder about things not being allowed to have them. FYI "be"verbs = be, being, been, is, was, were, am, are. We learned quickly that the bible is full of be verbs. Basically in order to wite the essay she had to not use many verses as there would be too many be verbs. We consider the bible to be good literature, so I am beginnning to wonder how far some of these things make sense. Again, standards are good and be verbs can be oversued, but can it maybe become legalistic? I do not know what to do. my dd is devastated to be told her writing is immature. the course was going to take 10+ hours a week, so maybe for 9th grade it is a blessing in disquise. But now what to do. Do all these online classes have an attitude of superiority? Does it go too far? Is their help for writing that is not sooo involoved. Bravewriter?? Or is the discipline of an online class a good thing and worth putting up with how difficult they make it? Mh dd tests every year (and IOWA results come back she is way above grade level-granted it is not writing though) and even sat for the SSAT and did well, and for this she had to do a 5-paragraph essay. Yet they want her to take an 8th garde course instead of 9th. Am I missing something??:confused: Kathy
  10. Hi, I am looking for feedback on Scholar's Online and Potter's School. I am considering writing, precalculus, American Literature, British literature and science so any insight would be greatly appreciated! I have searched earlier threads and others were planning to enroll so I am hoping since time has elapsed others can share their experience. TIA! Clare
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