Any information on K12 homeschooling program?

Dawn - posted on 04/12/2012 ( 5 moms have responded )

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I'm considering home schooling my girls using the K12 program. One is in middle school and the other elementary school. Has anyone tried this program and what do you think of the curriculum and method of study?

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Alison - posted on 04/14/2012

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My sister uses it for 5 of her kids. She loves it. I've "subbed" for her before and I think it's a quality curriculum and certainly nice that it's all put together for you. My nephew who was in public school through 7th grade before starting K12 raves about their math curriculum. Even after deciding to go back to public high school, he opted to take math through k12. It is more time consuming than other homeschool programs available so some kids struggle to get through it all and your kids might also not be at grade level with k12 as it seems to be a more advanced program than what is being taught in many public schools. There are things about it I didn't like in my brief time helping my nieces and nephews: one was the language arts--there's like three books for it, one for grammar, one for spelling, one for literature etc. It's not really unusual, but personally I'd like things a little more integrated. It also seemed very worksheet-based and not very hands on, but there were optional activities I didn't do that would have been more hands on. Anyway, you can always give it a shot. Other resources I've looked at for curriculum are timberdoodle.com and curriculumservices.com. Timberdoodle sells curriculum packages that are very hands on, classical, and unabashedly Christian. Curriculum services sells reportedly quality secular curriculum packages that cover everything but music and electives like foreign language. Good luck.

Dawn - posted on 04/13/2012

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I'm using it with my daughter who I had to pull out of private school because of a learning disability. I totally am in love with it. It engages the kids in the learning so they become involved instead of just reading a lesson or sitting for a lecture. We do science, art, music, Spanish, and history through them. I teach her with Saxon for math and Well trained mind for English, simply because the areas she needs help in more, and I felt like it gave her more practice for math, and I can speak the lessons to her for English.

She has a visual processing disorder so doesn't really understand and needs lots of repetition.

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Katie - posted on 08/18/2012

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Does anyone know if a child could graduate early K12? Also we're thinking about moving so how would I transfer from one state to another? Can anyone please help!?

Katherine - posted on 04/12/2012

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Where do you live? There are a ton of different curriculum's that vary state to state.

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