For the last eight
years, Time4Learning has been a stalwart supplier to homeschool families of an online interactive curriculum, PreK through eighth grade. Their curriculum is highly interactive, animated, funny, sometimes annoying, and a very thorough way to cover huge parts of the curriculum. It’s also been strikingly affordable at $19.95 per month for the first child, less for the next.
For this 2013-14 school year, starting in mid August, Time4Learning has announced the availability of their homeschool curriculum for high school! And I quote:
When will high school courses be available? We expect to offer our high school courses by mid August.
How much does the high school cost? High school membership will be $30/month per student and includes 4 high school courses. Additional courses may be purchased for an extra $5 per month, per course. While having one student in the high school enables you to get a discount to $14.95 for a student in the lower grades, there is no discounted rate for a second student in the high school.
What subjects will be offered at the high school level? High school will include:
- English: English I, II, III, and IV
- Math: Algebra I, Geometry, Algebra II, Trigonometry, and Pre-Calculus
- Science: Biology, Earth/Space & Physical Science, Chemistry, and Physics
- Social Studies: US History, World History, US Gov/Civics, and Geography
- Electives: Health, Economics/Personal Finance
How would you compare high school to the prek-8 curriculum? They have key similarities and differences:
- Key similarities: They are student paced, highly visual & interactive, versatile in their range of uses, standards-based, and require no contracts. The automated system grades online lessons & tracks progress. Parents act as the teacher of record and are responsible for grading offline activities.
- Key differences: High school materials mix animation with videos, reinforced by an increased emphasis on higher order thinking and writing. Also, the prek-8th grade curriculum consists of subjects organized into grade levels, whereas high school consists of independent courses.