Did you know that the AP US History Exam is changing drastically for 2015? AP courses will need to adjust their goals and methods substantially to prepare students for these changes. I’m doing it! If you choose to go with another APUSH course provider, make sure that the course is redesigned for the new exam.
Families are already inquiring about 2014-2015 courses. I will be offering AP US History (through PA Homeschoolers) and two courses for Aim Academy - World History I/Western Civ From Ancient to Early Modern and American History (both AIM courses can help students take the CLEP exam or SAT subject exams, if they want)
Are you a parent of a high school student interested in having your child prepare for the Advanced Placement US History Exam, a CLEP exam, or an SAT subject exam in history? Would you like your child to be part of a quality, highly-interactive history courses that emphasize mastery of content and growth in critical thinking skills and college-preparatory writing skills?
My name is Lisa Hawkins, and I am a history professor, former high school teacher, an official AP “reader” (grader of AP exams), lover of history, lover of literature, and homeschooling parent. I have created several online history courses with the needs of homeschooling families in mind.
Some of my courses will run asynchronously, while others will run synchronously (that is, we will meet as a class at some pre-designated time during the week. These meetings are optional for students, but encouraged). Students will approach material using a variety of methods. Discussions with students and teacher and peer review are very important components of the class, whether this is done asynchronously or synchronously.
My AP-level course is a College Board approved course, meaning that you will be able to show on your high school records that you have taken an official Advanced Placement class. This is becoming more and more important for college applications, and please note that the number of students taking AP courses (especially US History) has been increasing dramatically over the past few years – a pattern that is expected to continue.
This AP course will be run under the auspices of PA Homeschoolers. You can find out more about them and about other AP courses at this website. All of the AP courses are open to all homeschoolers, not just Pennsylvanians! If you have any questions, or would like to apply for the course, click on the Contact tab above. If you want to learn more about my AP US History Course, please click on the Courses tab. In the next few days, I will be updating that material to talk about the new exam and the new course.
Note: May, 2014 is the last time the old AP US History Exam will be administered. The 2015 exam will be fundamentally different. I will be overhauling my current class to meet the needs of students taking the new exam in 2015 and beyond. I will be adding more information about this new exam (and how my course will be adapted to it) in a separate post.
My other courses are comprehensive survey courses designed to fit the needs of different kinds of homeschooling families. These courses will be run under the auspices of Aim Academy, headed by noted homeschooling expert, Debra Bell. You can find out more about my World History/Western Civilization I course and my American History course (non AP) by clicking on the Courses tab above. (Additional courses, such as World History/Western Civilization II will be added in future years.)