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Who else started MPOA this week? How's it going?

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My 6th grade dd is taking five classes this year (First Form, Chreia/Maxim, MS Science 1, 6th Grade Math, and Middle School Lit 1). She started with two last year and loved it. I hemmed and hawed thinking five was crazy for an 11 yo but that is what we ended up with. She has had all her classes now and is so excited about them. I was anxious to see how the homework load would be and how due dates, etc. would work out within the week but I think it is all going to work out nicely. I know the workload will ramp up but this week we were able to get everything done for those classes plus the rest of the six grade core we are doing on our own. 

We don't have outside activities during the school day so we are able to fit it all in nicely. She is so happy with all her classes and I am happy it doesn't seem like it will be too overwhelming. It is great to see her so enthusiastic about everything. Hopefully that will stick (she never did tire of the classes last year and even cried on the last day.) 

The only downside is that I miss her. LOL. We are used to being together all the time and doing all her school together. I guess I would really miss her if she went to school.

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My dd is a junior this year and is taking 5 classes with them (Latin III: Cicero, Material Logic/Rhetoric, Dante, Chemistry and AP European History). She's been doing the MPOA diploma program for the last two years. She's also dual enrolling at our CC (Calc 1 and Honors Geology). She took 6 MPOA classes her first year and 7 her sophomore year. She just got into the rhythm of assignments and didn't find it overwhelming, but she did need to do homework for a couple of hours a day including weekends to stay on top of her classes.

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18 minutes ago, chiguirre said:

My dd is a junior this year and is taking 5 classes with them (Latin III: Cicero, Material Logic/Rhetoric, Dante, Chemistry and AP European History). She's been doing the MPOA diploma program for the last two years. She's also dual enrolling at our CC (Calc 1 and Honors Geology). She took 6 MPOA classes her first year and 7 her sophomore year. She just got into the rhythm of assignments and didn't find it overwhelming, but she did need to do homework for a couple of hours a day including weekends to stay on top of her classes.

My ds had Material Logic/Rhetoric and Chemistry last year. Chemistry was tough but he enjoyed it and learned a lot. He is taking Earth and Space Science de this semester and the first part has been all chemistry and he has aced it thanks to his MPOA chem class. 

I have looked at the diploma program and am keeping that in mind for my dd in a couple years. I’m interested but not sure of the advantage. The cost seems similar to registering with the early discount. We have an umbrella school (which keeps us legal in our state) that keeps records and generates transcripts. 

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Just now, teachermom2834 said:

My ds had Material Logic/Rhetoric and Chemistry last year. Chemistry was tough but he enjoyed it and learned a lot. He is taking Earth and Space Science de this semester and the first part has been all chemistry and he has aced it thanks to his MPOA chem class. 

I have looked at the diploma program and am keeping that in mind for my dd in a couple years. I’m interested but not sure of the advantage. The cost seems similar to registering with the early discount. We have an umbrella school (which keeps us legal in our state) that keeps records and generates transcripts. 

We chose it because of the record keeping and transcripts but we're in a state with no requirements (and no umbrella schools available). They've been quick to send transcripts and other required documents when dd applied to her summer Latin program. Dd would have done all of her classes online anyway since she likes having outside teachers and other students to interact with and we don't have any suitable local coops or university schools.

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ROUGH. 

We are still trying to figure out time management as a family. My 8th grader is only in two classes (Physical Science and Pre-Algebra), then takes the rest of her classes at the local cottage school. We're getting ready for a vacation too, which might have been poor planning on my part. #toolatenow

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49 minutes ago, DiannaKennedy said:

ROUGH. 

We are still trying to figure out time management as a family. My 8th grader is only in two classes (Physical Science and Pre-Algebra), then takes the rest of her classes at the local cottage school. We're getting ready for a vacation too, which might have been poor planning on my part. #toolatenow

Ugh. It is hard getting a hold on the time management with outside classes for sure. My dd with MPOA is my baby (two off at college and an 11th grader in dual enrollment). I have said many times her schedule only works because she is an effectively an “only”.  It is harder with more in the mix for sure. I hope you get settled in soon. 

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1 hour ago, DiannaKennedy said:

ROUGH. 

We are still trying to figure out time management as a family. My 8th grader is only in two classes (Physical Science and Pre-Algebra), then takes the rest of her classes at the local cottage school. We're getting ready for a vacation too, which might have been poor planning on my part. #toolatenow

Can you take a lap top with you and make sure she has access to wifi to either join her classes live or watch the recordings soon after? We've had to do this a few times and it's worked out okay.

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12 hours ago, chiguirre said:

Can you take a lap top with you and make sure she has access to wifi to either join her classes live or watch the recordings soon after? We've had to do this a few times and it's worked out okay.

 Oh, we've done MPOA on vacation before, so I know the drill. This year is just a whirlwind and we've barely even started. I was diagnosed with Hashimoto's recently as well, so fatigue is slowing me down physically and mentally. 

 

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This week was great! My oldest is taking 2 MPOA classes (her third year), and she's in TFL and Ref/Con. My youngest is taking Fable this year. The instructors are amazing!

 

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