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Old 01-08-2008, 10:16 PM
 
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I am just wondering if anybody out there is using the Agora cyber school for their children and what you think of it? My children are 4 and 2 and I originally planned on homeschooling, but this looked interesting to me. Just curious- is it as nice as it appears?
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Old 01-10-2008, 09:40 AM
 
Location: Florida
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I'm not familiar with that particular school. Florida has a great system that is free for residents:
Welcome to Florida Virtual School

Doing a comparison may give you some ideas as to what you are looking for. If I had to do it all over again....I would seriously consider homeschooling myself. It has it's pro's and con's, but it sure is a viable option these days.
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Old 11-19-2008, 10:12 PM
 
Location: TwilightZone
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Interesting you bring it up...my wife is currently trying it on her son(my stepson). Although he's 13 now and has been doing it these last 2 years before we send him to a regular high school.

I think it's a good idea in this day & age of unsafe schools(especially in this area),and if your child is disciplined enough to where they will follow the instruction you should have no problem.

4 and 2 may be a bit young though,unless you have the patience of a teacher. Plus it may be a good idea to have them socialized at that age(until they start having problems with that later,you can always opt for the home school)
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Old 12-16-2008, 10:21 PM
 
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May sound weird- But I'm actually a student-currently in middle school while my elder brother is in his last year(12th) in Agora. I find it wonderful, the teachers (for subjects) are very friendly and understanding- and hold live sessions for lessons and mentor meetings. Kids can work at their own pace (either fast or slow), and it's a great way to advance. I'm already doing Algebra 1 (the same as my elder brother which is quiet funny), while most my age is on pre-algebra. It's easy for both us (as kids) and for parents. I highly recommend it.
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