The number one question people are asking me this year is, “How we homeschool Middle School and High School.” Followed by: What are we using? Are they good enough for course credits? Am I qualified to teach it? I answer that I am thankful that there are amazing products available to us at the higher levels, including AP classes.
Elementary (3rd – 5th)
- Fundamental Math
Middle School (Grades 6 and up)
High School (Grades 9 and up through AP)
AP U.S. Government & Politics
AP U.S. History
AP Eng. Composition
This is an online educational teaching tool for students and homeschoolers. Homeschoolers may purchase a course to use for one student for $99.00 per year, or $24.95 per month. If you are interested in High School Accelerated learning – then you may be interested in the AP classes which are available for $14.95 per student per month.
The Biology is stated for 6th grade and up. I think it would be suitable for a high school level also. There is a lot of detailed information available. Here are the chapter titles, and I expanded the Atmosphere and Oceans to give you a glimpse.
- EARTH’S PLACE IN THE UNIVERSE
- INVESTIGATING EARTH’S PAST
- RESTLESS EARTH
- MOUNTAINS, VOLCANOES, AND EARTHQUAKES
- EARTH’S CHANGING SURFACE
- ENERGETIC EARTH
- ATMOSPHERE AND OCEANS
- Chapter Intro
- Convection in the Atmosphere and Oceans
- Weather and Climate
- Chapter Review
- EARTH SYSTEMS
- SUBJECT REVIEW
And for Nate – the Biology –
- MOLECULES & CELLS
- HEREDITY & INHERITANCE
- MOLECULAR GENETICS
- EVOLUTIONARY BIOLOGY
- ORGANISMS & POPULATIONS
- HUMAN PHYSIOLOGY & IMMUNE RESPONSE
- Chapter Info
- Physiology and Homeostasis
- The Nervous System
- The Endocrine and Digestive Systems
- The Excretory and Musculoskeletal Systems
- The Immune System and Human Immune Response
- Chapter Review
- SUBJECT REVIEW
Nathan ended up taking Biology at the College this year – a whole other crazy turn of events, and he has not been able to use the Anatomy as we assumed this year. He would have used this program as a supplement to the resources we purchased for his class. He may still end up using this in the Winter term.
Jon and Tyler ended up boing through a few of the Earth Science sections. It increased their vocabulary and the specifics of what we experience here on the Oregon Coast. Since we are full into October Storm Season, it went well with our natural studies for science.
My son, Jon, still is not a willing fan of online learning. I have to set up the screen, write it on the whiteboard to to it, and basically click play to make him start. I wouldn’t let that get to you though, as a negative, as since we have Tyler here, he was more than willing to be the ‘screen clicker’. I’m thinking, at this point, online learning may just not be Jon’s learning style.
HOWEVER – if you have a need to be hands off with your middle schooler or high schooler, and you are looking for a great online option or a tutor, then this really fits the bill. It is definitely not ‘dumbed down’. The videos are on the entertaining side, not dry, but not directed at little kids as we’ve seen in the past. After the video, the screens are crisp and uncluttered and easy to navigate. It is quite clear to the student what the program is asking of them, and I was never asked to explain a section over. THAT is big to this mom.
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