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Taylor Made Science

Searching for a homeschool college-preparatory science program? Taylor Made Science has you covered with secular, lab-based science courses that promote science literacy and critical thinking skills. Prepare your student for college and for life!

About Taylor Made Science

Taylor Made Science offers a series of live, interactive, online science courses designed to prepare students for success in science at the university level. The series includes a year of preparatory middle school science and eight high school science courses, all at the Honors or Advanced Placement level.

Zoom class sizes are kept small to allow more one-on-one interaction between students and teacher. And, although the classes only meet once a week, the teacher is available between classes to every student by appointment through Zoom and through email at any time. Students can also set up safe online study sessions with classmates through the Canvas Learning Management System.

All science courses are hands-on with students completing real science labs as a part of their live online class experience. A lab supply kit is provided to each student. During class students complete their own hands-on work while collaborating with their lab group in Zoom breakout rooms, with the teacher available to help when needed.

For a list of available science courses with descriptions of each, please see the course descriptions page. To find out when courses will be offered, please see the schedule page. You may also want to look at an overview of suggested science pathways based on student college plans. For information about cost and payment options check the tuition and fees page.

Meet The Teacher

All Taylor Made Science classes are designed and taught by Cheryl Taylor. Cheryl has a Masters in Secondary Education with a specialization in Science Education. She is a certified secondary science teacher with 35+ years of classroom teaching experience. She has taught a variety of science courses including: Middle School Science, Physical Science, Physics, Chemistry, Biology, AP Biology, Aquatic Science, Geology, Forensic Science, AP Environmental Science, and Anatomy & Physiology at the community college level. For the past 12 years she has worked exclusively with homeschool science students.

Feel free to contact Cheryl with any questions. References are available upon request from the parents of former and current homeschool science students.

Try a Free Class

I want parents and students to be comfortable with the level and the format of my science classes before they register. There’s no better way to determine if a class will be a good fit than taking it for a spin!

In order to give students a hands-on experience I have put together an introductory class on the Scientific Method, with sections adapted for different levels of science and math experience. Students will get to meet the teacher and work with other students as they complete a fun lab using household supplies. For more information and to sign up, see the free class page.

Study.com

Whatever your homeschool situation, Study.com provides the support you and your child need to succeed. Study.com offers a personalized online homeschooling curriculum for grades 3-12, as well as homeschooling for college credit.

Parents start by creating a self-paced, customized learning path for their child by choosing unlimited classes across all grade levels. Our all-in-one homeschool curriculum does the heavy lifting through lesson planning, teaching, automatic grading and progress tracking while you focus on supporting your student. Whether you’re homeschooling for the first time, are a veteran homeschooler, work full-time or just want to provide your students with a subject area expert, Study.com has what you need!

Your student will learn by watching fun, engaging video lessons that use maps, graphs, pictures and illustrations to link ideas with concrete examples and show step-by-step problem solving. Study.com makes it possible for homeschoolers to learn from highly qualified, experienced teachers (who hold a master’s degree or higher), while still being in the comfort of your home. Study.com also allows your student to learn in a safe environment while still practicing social distancing. Parents don’t have to choose between safety and a quality education. With Study.com, you can have both.

Founded in 2002, Study.com began creating an online learning platform that would provide students with an affordable, high quality education to help them achieve their educational goals. By studying pedagogy (researching the best way to convey knowledge and skills in a way that a student can understand, remember and apply), we found that students learn best when information is given in short, bite-sized lessons and when students can see and hear the lesson content at the same time. Lessons on Study.com were designed to meet the needs of 95% of students who are visual and auditory learners. The other 5% are kinesthetic learners who have the time needed to engage with the material in different ways after watching the video lesson.

Study.com continues to be the expert in online learning by offering core classes, elective classes and literature study guides, as well as courses, study guides, flashcards and test prep for dual credit, end of the year exams, state testing and popular exams such as PSAT/SAT/ACT and CLEP/AP. Study.com takes away the need to research and pay for different curriculums by offering homeschoolers everything in one place and for one price.

Study.com provides a self-paced homeschooling curriculum, allowing your student to spend as much time as needed to master concepts. Instead of spending hours on busy work, Study.com allows your students to customize their learning by only using the learning tools they need to succeed. Homeschoolers have access to:

  • Printable lesson transcripts
  • Fill-in-the-blank transcripts
  • Worksheets of questions without multiple choice answers perfect for discussion questions or short answer responses
  • Online note-taking
  • Flashcards
  • Quizzes
  • Chapter exams
  • Course final
  • Additional activities
  • Projects
  • Experiments
  • Assignments

A favorite feature among homeschool parents is the opportunity for students to continue the learning process through assessments. Study.com offers a “watch the correct answer” button beneath every question, on every assessment. After completing an assessment and clicking on the button, students will be taken back to the exact chapter, lesson and the exact place in the lesson where the teacher is teaching that concept. This allows the student to focus on learning by being retaught the concept instead of wasting time searching for an answer or just moving on. Students can be retaught all missed concepts before retaking assessments as many times as needed to show mastery. This process is continued throughout the course, resulting in the mastery of content and greater retention.

Middle school & High School lessons break down difficult concepts into bite-sized chunks of information and are self-paced to fit any student’s schedule. In addition to core classes, Study.com also provides electives in Spanish, literature, computer science and dozens more. If you have a middle schooler or high schooler who is behind in math but grade level for other subjects, have them receive the remedial support they need in math, while taking other subjects at grade level.

Parents choose online homeschool courses based on the students’ needs, allowing them to fill in learning gaps and move on successfully in each subject. Gifted students thrive on Study.com because they can work ahead and even begin earning college credit when ready. Students with learning disabilities and special needs can work at their own pace and excel with the built-in accommodations that they are familiar with having in a classroom setting. For example:

  • Needing a variety of sensory modes to introduce information – speaking, reading, visual stimulation
  • Having information repeated or summarized at key points
  • Having access to lesson outlines, notes or transcripts instead of traditional note-taking
  • Receiving more time to complete a task
  • Being allowed to take frequent breaks
  • Taking a test or quiz in multiple, shorter testing sessions
  • Chunking of larger assignments (i.e. a project assigned insmaller segments with more frequent due dates)

Study.com also provides additional homeschool resources that parents can use without needing the time to create them. Homeschoolers enjoy:

  • Writing prompts
  • Essay topics with rubrics
  • Science experiments
  • Lessons
  • Activities
  • Projects
  • Access to over 1,000,000 answered questions
  • On-demand help from expert instructors

With personalized learning, parents get to decide whether their student completes these additional activities and assignments and if their student takes assessments open-book, verbally, paper-pencil, online or not at all. Parents also determine the weight of assessments and assignments and issue a course grade customized for each child.

Popular middle school courses:

  • Earth science
  • Physical science
  • Life science
  • US history
  • World history
  • Spanish
  • 6th-8th grade math
  • Geography
  • PSAT prep
  • Ancient Greece
  • Ancient Egypt 

Popular middle school literature study guides:

  • Holes
  • The Giver
  • Into the Wild
  • Anne Frank: The Diary of a Young Girl
  • Island of the Blue Dolphins
  • Stargirls
  • The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe
  • The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes
  • Tuck Everlasting
  • Hatchet
  • The Hobbit

Popular high school courses:

  • Environmental science
  • Human geography
  • Psychology
  • ACT/SAT prep
  • Forensic science
  • CLEP or AP prep
  • Comparative government and politics
  • Beginning or intermediate Spanish
  • Astronomy
  • Math for everyday life
  • Programming in C
  • Principles of management
  • Western civilization
  • Science of nutrition
  • Principles of health
  • Physical geology
  • Business math

Check out Study.com/homeschool to learn more, find classes and to sign up. Homeschool advisors are available to help and provide support on the website. The Homeschooling with Study.com Facebook group is great for learning all about the homeschool curriculum, finding and choosing classes, as well as finding support from other families.

See for yourself why over 30 million students and teachers use Study.com every month. Test drive the homeschool curriculum with a 30-day money back guarantee!

American History
a new curriculum resource by Thomas S. Kidd

Introducing American History, a new curriculum resource by Thomas S. Kidd

“This clear and even-handed account cuts against the banality we find in most history textbooks today.”

—David Goodwin, president, Association of Classical Christian Schools

In winsome, fluid prose, Thomas Kidd expertly surveys America’s political, religious, and cultural history, creating a resource that is both academically sound and intellectually engaging. 

This curriculum is perfectly suited for high school students or collegiate courses, and it provides everything you need to homeschool your student for an entire school year. American History is available as a single, combined edition or as two individual volumes, so you only have to purchase exactly what you need. 

Chapter-by-chapter discussion questions, quizzes, and PowerPoint slides are all available for free, upon request from the publisher. These materials may be copied and modified to suit the needs of each classroom, but may not be licensed, sold, or reproduced for profit.

About Thomas S. Kidd

Thomas S. Kidd is distinguished professor of history and associate director of the Institute for Studies of Religion at Baylor University. He also serves as distinguished visiting professor of church history at Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary. He regularly contributes to outlets such as The Gospel Coalition, The Washington Post, and The Wall Street Journal. His books include American Colonial History: Clashing Cultures and Faiths and Benjamin Franklin: The Religious Life of a Founding Father.

About B&H Academic

B&H Academic Publishing is a division of LifeWay Christian Resources headquartered in Nashville, Tennessee. B&H Academic is dedicated to providing resources for undergraduate and graduate theological education, as well as pastors and ministry leaders. We work alongside authors, professors, and pastors who are at the top of their fields in order to publish biblically faithful resources, which are academically challenging, promote the academy, and champion the church.

 

American History, Combined Edition, 1492-Present

In this combined edition, the full content of volumes 1 and 2 of Thomas Kidd’s American History are brought together in a single, accessible textbook. This sweeping narrative spans the full scope of American history from the first Native American societies to the political and cultural struggles of contemporary times. In clear, readable prose, and with attention to well-known and more obscure figures from American history, Kidd gives a robust account of the events, people, and ideas that gave shape to our nation.

Students will come away from American History well-informed, and better prepared to wrestle with the political and cultural changes that have dramatically transformed contemporary American life.

American History, Volume 1, 1492-1877

American History, volume 1 surveys the broad sweep of American history from the first Native American societies to the end of the Reconstruction period, following the Civil War. Drawing on a deep range of research and years of classroom teaching experience, Thomas S. Kidd offers students an engaging overview of the first half of American history. The volume features illuminating stories of people from well-known presidents and generals, to lesser-known men and women who struggled under slavery and other forms of oppression to make their place in American life. The role of Christianity in America is central in this book. Americans’ faith sometimes inspired awakenings and the search for an equitable society, but at other times it justified violence and inequality. 

Students will come away from American History, volume 1 better prepared to grapple with the challenges presented by the history of America’s founding, the problem of slavery, and our nation’s political tradition.

American History, Volume 2, 1877-Present

American History, volume 2 gives a wide overview of America’s history from the end of the Civil War era, to the political and cultural struggles of contemporary times. Thomas S. Kidd employs lessons learned from his own scholarly expertise and history classes to weave together a compelling narrative of the defeats and triumphs that have defined the American national experience. Unlike many textbooks of modern American history, religion and faith remain central aspects of the book’s coverage, through present-day America. It gives detailed treatment of episodes such as America’s military conflicts, the Civil Rights movement, and the culture wars of the past half-century. Professor Kidd also considers the development of America’s obsession with entertainment, from the rise of the first movies, to the social media age. American History, volume 2 will help students wrestle with the political and cultural changes that have dramatically transformed contemporary American life

Praise for American History

“Thomas Kidd has succeeded well in providing a high-quality American history text that integrates the usual political and social history with its religious dimensions.”
—George Marsden, professor of history emeritus, University of Notre Dame

“Thomas Kidd explores the entirety of American history in this carefully researched and clearly written text. It is an ideal book for students new to American history as well as for older readers who would like a sprightly, objective, and discerning refresher.”
—Mark Noll, professor of history emeritus, University of Notre Dame, and research professor of history, Regent College

“There has long been a need for a survey textbook that gives balanced attention to the important role of Christianity in American history. Thomas Kidd’s American History admirably meets that need and much more.”

—Samuel Smith, graduate program director, history department chair, Liberty University, Lynchburg, VA

“This American history textbook sets a new standard for balanced treatment of political and cultural issues.”

—Susan Hanssen, associate professor of history, history department chair, University of Dallas, Dallas, TX

“Kudos to Thomas Kidd for returning Christianity to the narrative of American history. At the same time, he has conveyed in his measured, balanced, and accessible style, the multiethnic and multicultural tapestry that American history is, and always has been.”

—H. Paul Thompson, Jr., dean of humanities, history department chair, North Greenville University

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Help Teaching

What is Help Teaching?

Help Teaching provides printable and online tests, worksheets, lessons, and games for grades PreK-12. Founded in 2008, the site has grown from a few hundred questions to over 1 million members worldwide, over 1 million tests created, and over 1 million questions added.

Help Teaching’s online question bank and free and premium worksheets feature content for all major subject areas, including English, math, science, and social studies, as well as vocational education, early education, art and music, and life skills worksheets.  Additionally, subscribers have access to a series of online lessons and TestRoom, Help Teaching’s platform for administering online tests and quizzes to students.

About a Help Teaching Subscription

After creating an account, users gain access to many of Help Teaching’s worksheets and materials. By upgrading to a Pro subscription, users can:

  • create unlimited tests and worksheets.
  • add up to 100 questions per worksheet.
  • save their own tests as PDFs.
  • use pre-created questions with images.
  • upload images to add to questions.
  • access pre-made premium content.

As part of Help Teaching’s Test Maker platform, users can create the following question types:

  • Multiple choice
  • True/False
  • Open-ended
  • Fill-in-the-blank
  • Matching Grid
  • Matching List

Additionally, users can use Help Teaching’s game and puzzle generator to create math skills practice worksheets, bingo games, and word searches.

Users who choose to use pre-made tests or develop tests with Help Teaching’s question bank will find high-quality content complete with answer keys.  

Online Lessons

All online, self-paced lessons found on Help Teaching were created by actual teachers and were designed to be under 10 minutes long to help introduce or reinforce key concepts. Videos feature background music, narration, and engaging content. All lessons are accompanied by short quizzes and worksheets designed for further practice or assessment of the lesson content.

Lessons in math, science, English/language arts, and social studies were designed for grades K-12 and even include read-alouds of classic stories for children.

Help Teaching Blog

The Help Teaching blog provides homeschool parents, teachers, and tutors with practical advice and resources.  Some of our most popular posts include:

Help Teaching by Grade Level

Early Education: Materials in Help Teaching’s Early Education section cover basic skills, such as color and shape recognition, numbers and letter identification, beginning reading skills, fine motor skills, and early science and thinking skills, including learning how to follow directions Worksheets feature colorful images, fun fonts, and easy-to-follow instructions.

Parents and educators can also print fun letter coloring pages and mini books for kids to cut out, color, and put together.

Elementary Education: Help Teaching’s elementary worksheets cover the core subjects: math, science, reading, and social studies. Math worksheets include daily practice activities, basic arithmetic skills, and beginning algebraic and geometric concepts, as well as worksheets on statistics and probability. 

Science worksheets cover life science, physical science, and earth and space science, as well as the scientific method and skills. Many of the science worksheets and lessons align with the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS).

Reading worksheets feature premium reading passages at various Lexile levels, as well as worksheets covering key reading strategies, such as comparing/contrasting, cause/effect, and making inferences and drawing conclusions. Subscribers will also find worksheets for many popular picture books and novels. Beyond that, Help Teaching language arts worksheets cover the basics of grammar and punctuation and also include printable handwriting practice sheets, as well as pre-created spelling lists which feature Dolch Sight Words, Fry Words, and other grade-level appropriate words.

Elementary learners can also access a series of seasonal worksheets. Worksheets cover each of the four seasons and major holidays found within each season. Many worksheets use seasonal images to help reinforce basic math and reading skills.

Middle School Education: Content for middle school math worksheets covers number systems and algebra, geometry, and statistics and probability. Science worksheets cover life science (anatomy, physiology, botany, ecology, and zoology), physical science (chemistry and physics), and earth and space science (geology and astronomy). Many science skills also include reading passages and worksheets to help students learn to think like scientists.

English/language arts worksheets include writing prompts, informational reading passages, grammar worksheets, and vocabulary practice. Content helps improve critical reading skills. Help Teaching also includes worksheets designed to accompany many middle grade, young adult, and classic novels.

High School Education: Math worksheets at the high school level cover everything from basic algebra and trigonometry to geometry, statistics, and calculus. All worksheets have been created by high school and college-level math teachers and many feature complex problems for students to solve. Similarly, all science worksheets were created by science teachers and professors. Worksheets cover science skills and applications, earth science, and biology. Additionally, the site offers chemistry and physics worksheets which include AP level practice opportunities.

High school English worksheets help students improve their grammar skills and learn to distinguish between frequently confused words. Reading passages help build key reading skills through higher-level reading passages. Subscribers will also find worksheets to accompany the study of classic novels.

Parents and educators may also choose to use Help Teaching’s life skills worksheets to help students learn about driving skills, personal hygiene, job search and resume skills, and the basics of cooking and cleaning. Help Teaching also offers a series of graphic organizers and study skills worksheets to help students become more effective in their learning.

Vocational Education: Vocational Education worksheets help students learn skills related to the trades, including cosmetology, carpentry, plumbing, business technology, and culinary arts. All worksheets were created by professionals in their fields. Many feature real-world problems to solve and incorporate high quality images.

Biz Kid$

Biz Kid$ is a national financial education initiative based on an Emmy Award-winning public television series about kids, money, and business. The series includes 65 episodes and reaches one million viewers per episode. 

Using a clever blend of entertainment and education, each Biz Kid$ episode shows kids how to make and manage money by introducing concepts of financial literacy and entrepreneurship. To keep young viewers engaged, the series includes a fast-paced mix of direct education delivered by young actors, sketch comedies, animation, and stories featuring real life young entrepreneurs. The show is complemented by a resource-rich website, free lesson plans mapped to state and national standards, outreach activities, a Facebook site, and a book for teens and tweens titled “How To Turn $100 Into $1 Million.” 

Biz Kid$creative team is best known for creating and producing ‘Bill Nye the Science Guy’. Bill Nye was a popular science series produced in the 1990’s, and is still being used to teach science in classrooms across the US today. The series received 26 National Emmy Awards (including two for Outstanding Children’s Television Series), and the National Science Board Public Service Award, among others. Over the past decade, the producers have also created more than 475 episodes for PBS in the areas of ‘How-to’ and ‘Natural History’. The team has worked on projects for NBC, CBS, ABC, The Food Network, General Electric, General Motors, Microsoft, National Geographic, and President Bill Clinton. 

Biz Kid$ has received the status of “recommended educational resource” by the State Boards of Education in Virginia, Florida, California, Illinois, Iowa, Idaho, Wisconsin, and Texas. The series is in the process of achieving that recognition in New York, Pennsylvania, Washington, Michigan, Ohio, and Massachusetts.  It also received the Parent’s Choice Gold Award in 2012.

Biz Kid$ received the Council of Economic and Financial Education commendation for “Outstanding Contributions to Financial Education” in May 2011. The series also received a silver 2011 Parent’s Choice Award in the category of Children’s Television Programming. 

Biz Kid$ has aired on over 338 public television stations, reaching 98% of the country, including all of the top 75 markets. The series is available to over 271 million people, and attracts more than one million viewers per episode. Biz Kid$ has aired over 146,450 times and been watched by almost 36,000,000 people. The series has delivered 65 episodes and an hour-long documentary on social changemakers to public television stations. 

Outreach sources conclude that over 9 million people were exposed to the Biz Kid$ initiative, including 1 million students and teachers in 2009, and has continued to build that impact into schools throughout 2010 – 2015. 

Biz Kid$ has been adopted by Ernst & Young to use in their education outreach programs, “EY Connect Day” for middle schools, and “College Map” for high schools. 

Biz Kid$ Episode 401, “A Word Without Taxes,” is being used by the Internal Revenue Service as part of their educational outreach program, and is also being used by the National Disability Institute for their educational outreach. 

Biz Kid$ is the basis for a Financial Literacy Camp launched by Suncoast Schools Federal Credit Union in the summer of 2009. 9,000 young people from Tampa, Florida participated in the first year of the six-week camp, which has continued to grow in size and impact every summer since. 

CodeWizardsHQ

CodeWizardsHQ – Online Coding Classes for Kids & Teens Ages 8 – 18

CodeWizardsHQ is the leading online coding academy for kids and teens ages 8-18. We deliver the most fun and effective live, online coding classes which are designed to give our students the programming knowledge, skills, and confidence to thrive in a digital world. 

CodeWizardsHQ was created by a father for his daughter and has evolved into a platform that serves kids and teens around the globe. Our mission is to prepare students for success in the digital world by teaching them how to code.

Our magic happens in the classroom where our exceptional teachers use a student-first approach to teach real programming languages like Python, Java, HTML/CSS, and JavaScript. Each of our online coding classes is tailored to engage elementary, middle, and high-school students with a pop-culture themed curriculum that is comprehensive, developmental, challenging, and yes, fun! 

We teach real-world skills using real-world tools and by pairing our proprietary coding platform with a gamified reward system and parental support so that kids and teens want to learn. With 24/7 support through free office hours and direct messaging, students are never far from help. Using our pro-level, kid-friendly coding platform, students will create working web pages and games and build a robust portfolio.

We stay at the forefront as technology advances by teaching tomorrow’s in-demand skills today. Our teachers guide students into the future with advanced classes in emerging technologies like AI, machine learning, natural language processing, and virtual reality that you can’t find anywhere else. 

We are parents too, so we’re most proud of our 5-star ratings on TrustPilot and thousands of satisfied students. Today, we boast a 93% success rate (compared to 5% for other online coding classes). At the end of the day, our goal is to provide your child with the fun and rewarding learning experience that we’d want for our own children. 

Program benefits include the following

  • 12 1-hour classes
  • 24/7 Access to our coding platform
  • Code editor software subscription
  • Web hosting & server space
  • Live 1-on-1 teacher help, including weekends
  • Same-day email support
  • Support of our online student community
  • 100% money-back guarantee

Learn more about the Code Wizards HQ program

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Easy Grammar

Easy Grammar teaches homeschooled students to utilize the prepositional approach, which asks them to memorize prepositions in order to eliminate them from sentences, making finding the noun and verb much easier.

All Easy Grammar books include unit reviews, unit tests, cumulative reviews and cumulative tests. This promotes mastery learning!

EASY GRAMMAR® Teaching Texts
Promotes Mastery Learning!

Easy Grammar texts use the prepositional approach combined with effective strategies. This helps students to understand grammar, a tool for speaking and writing properly.

Easy Grammar:  Grade 1

  •  5 – 10-minute, daily lessons  
  •  Designed for mastery learning  
  • Strategies/Ideas for memorable learning  
  • Teacher-led oral instruction that reinforces correct usage
  • Kindergarten sight words mainly used

Daily GRAMS®:  Guided Review Aiding Mastery Skills

  • 5-10 minute, daily review to be used at the beginning of each lesson
  • Students use concepts learned in capitalization, punctuation, and other areas on a daily basis
  • Promotes mastery learning

Easy Grammar
Ultimate Series:

Grades 8, 9, 10, 11,& 12+

  • 180 Ten-Minute Daily Lessons
  • Concepts Presented Cyclically
  • Designed for Mastery Learning

Learn more about Easy Grammar by visiting their website: https://www.easygrammar.com/


“My daughter has gone from being totally confused & frustrated & not really grasping grammar, to whizzing through your curriculum & actually liking it…I have been homeschooling my children & others for 25 years, and this is definitely the best grammar curriculum I’ve ever seen. I am recommending it at home school seminars…”

E. Jung, Missionary in Mexico

“We home school our children. A year ago we used Easy Grammar. Last year we used a different curriculum. I feel we just wasted an entire year! My boys are being tutored by a retired English teacher. He said he wished the public schools would use Easy Grammar! You have a customer until my kids are out of school!”

K. Tautges, Sheboygan, WI


“Just wanted to say that I LOVE your Easy Grammar! I used it with our two oldest children. We were doing *, and they just couldn’t get it. We started using your 5th & 6th grade book. My kids went through it and were able to do the rest of the…program. They tested out way into college level. Now they are in college, and my two youngest are going to do your grammar program.

My mother worked for ACE (School of Tomorrow) in the English department, and she loves the way you build your grammar program.
Just wanted to tell you how much we appreciate your books!”L. Cole, Sagle, ID

American School

American School is your school of choice, offering quality accredited middle school and high school courses in online and paper-based formats at a cost you can afford!  Choose from full-year or full diploma programs, or take individual courses to enrich an existing homeschool program.  American School is accredited by MSA-CESS, Ai and NCPSA, recognized by its home state of Illinois, and has been a leader in distance education since 1897, serving students in all 50 states and more than 65 countries around the world. 

For most of its long history, American School focused on helping students graduate from high school.  Offering courses in grades 9-12 is still a primary focus of American School.  To that end, American School offers a general high school diploma program and a college preparatory diploma program.  As of January 1, 2021, each program consists of 5 units of credit per year for a total of 20 units of credit required to earn a diploma.  The general high school program is designed for students who wish to join the workforce or attend a community college after graduating from high school, while the college preparatory program is designed for students who plan on attending a four-year college or university after graduating from high school.  In each program, students can choose between online or paper-based courses, which ensures that they will learn in the course delivery method that is best for them.  Curriculum is from some of the leading textbook publishers and curriculum providers, and all course materials are written to specific standards for a particular subject or grade level.  Tuition for the entire 20-unit high school diploma program is $3600.  Monthly payment plans are available, and tuition includes all course materials, grading of exams, and access to the online student center, where students and parents and retrieve academic records, monitor course progress and receive additional assistance.  If students have homeschooling credit for certain subjects, they may take comprehensive examinations at an additional charge.  If they pass comprehensive examinations, they will receive credit for taking those courses at home.  If students have credit from an accredited school, they may send American School an official transcript for evaluation.  Most, if not all, credits earned at an accredited school will transfer to American School and count toward the 20 units of credit needed to earn American School’s diploma, the main exceptions being band, choir, physical education and driver’s education. 

More recently, American School added courses in grades 6-8 to better serve middle school students.  Similar to the high school diploma programs, as of January 1, 2021, each year of middle school consists of 5 units of credit—1 each in English, math, science and social studies, plus an elective—at a cost of $900 per year, or a total of 15 units of credit for $2700.  Again, curriculum is from some of the leading textbook publishers and curriculum providers, and all course materials are written to specific standards for a particular subject or grade level.  Monthly payment plans are available, and tuition includes the same benefits given to students in a high school diploma program.  American School’s middle school program has been a success so far, and it’s only going to get better in 2021 and beyond!  

Some students and families may be satisfied with an existing homeschool program but may wish to add courses for enrichment.  American School is proud to offer its courses on an individual basis.  As of January 1, 2021, most individual subjects cost $300 each for a full unit of credit and $250 each for a half unit of credit.  Select courses cost $200 each for a full unit of credit and $150 each for a half unit of credit, while select advanced courses cost $400 each for a full unit of credit and $350 each for a half unit of credit.  In addition to core subject areas such as English, math, science and social studies, American School offers elective courses in business, career and technical education; fine arts; and world languages powered by Rosetta Stone.  For select high school students, American School offers select AP courses, with enrollment in AP courses available from approximately July 1 to August 31.  There is no limit to the number of individual courses a student may take, and American School accepts enrollments in individual subjects throughout the year.   

In its 124-year existence, more than three million students have taken American School courses.  These include athletes, entertainers, authors, artists, and business leaders, but American School treats every student with equal importance.  You’ve already read about American School’s curriculum and cost, but American School also offers caring student service and impeccable credibility.  Staff members assist students via phone and email during regular business hours, and all emails sent after business hours receive a reply within one business day.  American School instructors provide constructive feedback on every exam they grade and encourage students to work at a pace that is comfortable for them.  In many ways, American School students work in a classroom of one, a safe environment where they can learn in their own way and in their own time, but they are never alone.  American School staff members are happy to assist every step of the way.  Outstanding curriculum, affordable cost and caring service help American School achieve credibility from three accrediting bodies, and that accreditation ensures that American School courses and diplomas carry the same merit and value as courses and diplomas from traditional schools.  American School students go on to attend colleges and universities across the United States, and American School awards several scholarships a year to its graduates to help them defray the cost of continuing their education.

American School accepts enrollments year-round and would be happy to serve you or someone you know.  Most students receive course materials within a week of enrolling, often sooner.  Check out www.americanschool.org or call 708-418-2800 for more information and to begin the enrollment process.  You can also look for American School on Facebook and Twitter!  Choose American School for courses in grades 6-12.  You’ll be glad you did!   

 

Debunking the Seven Myths that Deny the Historicity of Genesis, Creation, and Noah’s Flood by Genesis Apologetics

Debunking the Seven Myths that Deny the Historicity of Genesis, Creation, and Noah’s Flood: A video-based training program to help students keep their faith in college.

Appropriate for grades 10-12

Secular colleges—and even many Christian colleges—teach that the Bible is not real history, especially Genesis 1–11. Today’s students want to know: When does the truth start in the Bible? On the first page? How many pages need to be flipped until truth begins? This book+DVD training program supports biblical truth by challenging the 7 Myths that are commonly taught on today’s campuses:

1.“While the Bible may be ‘inspired,’ by God, it’s not ‘inerrant’ and parts of it are just myth.”

2.“The Bible’s account of Creation is only metaphorical, the six creation days were not ordinary days, and creation really unfolded over millions of years.”

3.“Genesis 1 and 2 provide two different accounts of creation.”

4.“Adam and Eve were not real people, only allegorical figures in the story of human evolution.”

5.“The Bible’s account of Noah’s Flood is just myth and was drawn from writings from the Ancient Near East.”

6.“Moses did not actually write the first five books of the Bible.”

7.“Dinosaurs died out millions of years ago, did not walk with man, and are not mentioned in the Bible.”

In today’s culture where many seem to be okay with a “marketplace of ideas” that spread across a “spectrum of truth,” the Bible stands out—presenting a clear record of who created us, when we were created, and the current state of humanity, and then offers Christ as our sole redeemer. This book along with the integrated video program (available on DVD or YouTube) is ideal for equipping Christian students before attending college. This program holds to a literal narrative of Genesis.

Learn more here: www.genesisapologetics.com