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Old 02-19-2008, 10:49 AM
 
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Does anyone have any suggestions for an accredited low cost homeschool program for high school students? TIA
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Old 02-19-2008, 10:58 AM
 
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Does anyone have any suggestions for an accredited low cost homeschool program for high school students? TIA
Interestingly enough, BYU has a series of courses designed for junior high and high school students that they offer online. They're obviously accredited, of course -- the student would work on the coursework from home and submit it electronically.

I would google "BYU Distance Ed" or "BYU Distance Ed High School" or something like that.
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Old 02-19-2008, 01:48 PM
 
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Interestingly enough, BYU has a series of courses designed for junior high and high school students that they offer online. They're obviously accredited, of course -- the student would work on the coursework from home and submit it electronically.

I would google "BYU Distance Ed" or "BYU Distance Ed High School" or something like that.
As a high school guidance counselor, I would actually recommend BYU online program for students who needed credit. I would not say it was the best educational opportunity that I have seen but it worked for these kids.
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Old 02-19-2008, 09:23 PM
 
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You might check Texas Tech's K-12 distance program http://www.depts.ttu.edu/ode/
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Old 02-19-2008, 09:58 PM
 
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Thanks, guys I'll be looking into all of those. Some of the programs I found online are surprisingly expensive & I really want to be sure that whichever one I get is worth it.
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Old 02-20-2008, 07:48 AM
 
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I know one family who used Clonlara with their older kids and liked it. I have no idea about cost or anything like that.

Depending on the state where you live, and the age of your student, he or she may be able to take classes at a community college for free... I know in Florida, it's called dual enrollment. They're considered a homeschool student (or private school student, depending on which legal option you use) who dually enrolls in a college. So if you found, for example, a math curriculum you liked (such as Saxon) and felt comfortable letting your child direct their own literature (this is just an example), he could take upper level science classes at the college, etc. Or if they're old enough, they could apprentice (for free) under someone who is currently performing the job/career they might be interested in, and just fill in the rest of the time with a curriculum or college classes.... Just some ideas for maximum educational value... my kids are young, so I could be off base, but these are things that I anticipate encouraging my own kids to do in 8 or so years....
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Old 02-22-2008, 08:53 AM
 
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I know one family who used Clonlara with their older kids and liked it. I have no idea about cost or anything like that.

Depending on the state where you live, and the age of your student, he or she may be able to take classes at a community college for free... I know in Florida, it's called dual enrollment. They're considered a homeschool student (or private school student, depending on which legal option you use) who dually enrolls in a college. So if you found, for example, a math curriculum you liked (such as Saxon) and felt comfortable letting your child direct their own literature (this is just an example), he could take upper level science classes at the college, etc. Or if they're old enough, they could apprentice (for free) under someone who is currently performing the job/career they might be interested in, and just fill in the rest of the time with a curriculum or college classes.... Just some ideas for maximum educational value... my kids are young, so I could be off base, but these are things that I anticipate encouraging my own kids to do in 8 or so years....
Wow- I'm going to check into the colleges out here & find out if they offer that. The apprenticeship program also would be really cool....I hope there's something like that available here.
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