We have greatly appreciated two websites to help with our children's studies. They are actually earning college credits as they go! We are "banking" them at the American Council on Education's site until we're ready to apply to college. The courses are self-paced, so there are freedoms to enjoy. The two are http://www.ALEKS.com and http://www.Straighterline.com.
We LOVE our non-accredited online classes! For one thing, I think I've always given too much work, and the online class has made me realize that. The kids get less work, but I think they are learning so much more! Fortunately, our classes insist that the parent is the best judge of the grade, and though the program suggests a grade, it does not actually give a grade.
That's awesome, Janice!
It's especially nice that the providers of the classes have faith in the parent's ability to give grades!
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Thank you for this very timely post! This is the first year my oldest (10th grade) has been involved in outside classes. (She is taking the Classical Conversation's Challenge I class.) It has been a major adjustment and I have lost sight of the fact that I am still teacher. Thanks for the reminder!
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