For the 2014-2015 school year, I will be offering three online courses:
Advanced Placement United States History Course, through PA Homeschoolers. This course is officially authorized by the College Board to provide AP-level course credit to students who successfully complete this course. It is run asynchronously. More information about this course can be found by navigating to this course’s specific page in the drop-down menu above. This course will be updated to prepare students for the brand-new 2015 APUSH exam.
World History/Western Civilization I: Ancient to Modern, through Aim Academy. There is so much overlap between courses known as ‘World History’ and courses known as ‘Western Civilization’ that I am putting both designations in the title, and homeschooling families can describe this on their high school transcripts as they wish. The CLEP only offers exams for Western Civilization, and the SAT only offers subject exams for World History. This course will help students prepare for either. Please note, however, that we are only covering half of this sweep of history in one year. That’s fine for the CLEP, which offers two separate Western Civ tests, but leaves you hanging for the SAT subject test, which expects you to be familiar with the whole sweep of ‘World History’ from ancient times to modern times. To be super prepared for the SAT World History subject test, you’ll have to also take my World History/Western Civ II course, which is presently in development for 2015-2016! More information about this course can be found by navigating to this course’s specific page in the drop-down menu above.
American History Survey, through Aim Academy (headed by noted homeschooling expert and author, Debra Bell). This course is not an AP-level course but meets the requirement of ‘college level’ or ‘honors,’ depending on how the homeschooling parent wishes to designate this. This course has a unique structure. It is designed to meet the needs of students who are looking for a more traditional textbook-based, test preparation curriculum, OR of students who are looking for a more open-ended, literature-based course. Either option will provide students a comprehensive survey of American History from roots through recent history. More information about this course can be found by navigating to this course’s specific page in the drop-down menu above.