Enrollment for 2013-2014 classes is open! I will be offering AP US History (through PA Homeschoolers) and one course for Aim Academy -
World History I/Western Civ From Ancient to Early Modern for CLEP and non-CLEP students
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.
My other course is a comprehensive survey course 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 my World History/Western Civilization I course by clicking on the Courses tab above. (Future courses in World History/Western Civilization II and non-AP American History courses will be offered in subsequent years.)