SchoolhouseTeachers.com is such a gem because it is a site geared for the whole family. There are classes for each age range from Pre-K through High School. We love it because of the variety of courses, and the aptitude of the teachers. Some of the courses are PDF printouts, some are online videos, and some are a combination of various styles. Recently, Emily has been going through the Physics course, taught by "Science Jim" Mueller. Emily has used other physics courses in the past, but we wanted her to go through a refresher course during this last year of her High School career. The physics course on SchoolhouseTeachers.com is considered a one semester course and includes 18 lessons. Most of the lessons have more than one experiment. Some of the experiments Emily just read through, instead of doing, because she had done a similar one in a past course. We have both enjoyed the cartoon drawings that "Science Jim" has included to convey the physics concepts to the students.
Once she has completed the Physics course, Emily will switch over to using the ASL course offered by SchoolhouseTeachers.com, the 16 week ASL Adventure which is designed for Middle School or older students. Emily and Arlene have been learning and using ASL since they were little, but sometimes we get out of the habit of using it, and they get rusty. I figure going through he ASL Adventure course will be good for both girls.
One of the beauties of SchoolhouseTeachers.com is that you can use as few or as many course as you want all for one yearly fee. There are no extra costs per student, or books to purchase. I truly believe that those with Elementary ages children can find almost anything they would need to cover the basics of education on this site. There are plethora of courses for Middle School and High School students, and while it may not cover everything your older student wants to study, it does cover a lot of it! For parents with older students, a yearly membership to SchoolhouseTeachers.com includes applecore Recordkeeping to help you keep track of your High School student's grades and GPA. It can even help you fill out that transcript you've been dreading -LOL!
While on SchoolhouseTeachers.com you can search the courses by age or by subject. There is a "Just for Parents or the Whole Family" section that includes encouraging articles about the home education journey, as well as tips on teaching various subjects. The list of teachers on SchoolhouseTeachers.com is impressive, and includes some of our family favorites like: Brenda Ellis from ARTistic Pursuits, Carol Topp, CPA from Microbusiness for Teens, Diana Waring, Janice Campbell, and Sharon Watson.
Homeschooling families are looking for value for their dollars. SchoolhouseTeachers.com has recently added the benefit of Right Now Media to the Yearly Membership. This includes Bible Studies for various ages, documentaries about the geography of the Bible, cartoons with a message for children, and so much more.
One last things I want to remind you about, a Yearly Membership to SchoolhouseTeachers.com includes access to the digital versions of all six Schoolhouse Planners. We have uses several of these planners in the past and enjoy the flexibility of printing out the pages that work best for each student (and Mom!)
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