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I have successfully schooled one of my six into college, she has been on the Dean's list since her first semester. My DS says is going through a rough patch as he is about to complete 12th grade this May. Thanks to family members that have never approved of homeschooling he now has concerns that he is ill prepared (nuts right? His sister has schooled with me and is taking Honors classes in college).

 

He would like to review English and Math from 9th Beginner to 12th to confirm he measures up. Does anyone know of a curriculum that will allow him to do this to calm his fears?

 

Something like a High School Review or Everything you need to know in HS or for each grade? One workbook or set of books that he can easily zip through would be great.

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I would do ALEKS. It's $19.99 per month, and they have many courses to choose from. One I know is SAT mastery, one is a GED mastery. They also have many highschool and college courses.

 

The reason I would recommend this for your son is that ALEKS gives you a pie chart for what you have mastered and what you still need to learn. That way, your son can actually see a visual chart of what he knows. I would think that would help allay his worries.

 

Good luck!

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Some of the ACT test prep books have variations that are math only reviews and packed full of exercises. These at least go into Trig. For more, he might look on Amazon --- there is a series called the Humongous Book of _______ (fill in math type) Problems.

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If your local community college has a placement test, your ds could take that to see where he stands for math and English. It will tell him if he's going to need remedial classes (because of being behind) or if he's placing into college level courses. Based on those results, he may or may not need a major review.

:iagree:

 

Or get your own standardized test, they still exist.

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1) Call your local college, CC or Uni, doesn't matter.

2) Schedule a placement test

3) Have Son take said placement test

4) Smack son and unsupportive relatives in the back of their silly heads :glare:

5) Eat chocolate

 

Repeat as necessary.

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Another option is to get a hold of the mathbooks used at the local university (get a previous edition to save some serious $$) for your sons level and have your son work 5-10 problems from each section. Meaning if he's done PreCalculus, get the Precalc book and work problems from the sections you all have covered. Google PreCalculus Exam 1 practice and things like that so that he can see that he is ready for college level work. If he's not satisfied, remind him that a HUGE part of highschool is taking innitiative in ones own learning--this is the case whether you attended Brick School or Homeschool or something in between...

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@mom2bee I think I might actually do #4!

 

The thing is his test scores show he is far ahead of his peers. He just has in his mind that he may be unprepared. Poisoned by relatives...they see what I've already done with my DD but they still don't believe in hsing.

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