map old seventeenth centuryFor the 2015-2016 school year, I will be offering three online courses.  More information on each can be found by clicking on the appropriate tab above.

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.

World History/Western Civilization I: Ancient to Early Modernthrough Aim Academy (headed by noted homeschooling expert and author, Debra Bell). World History/Western Civ I will meet Tuesdays, 12:30 to 1:30PM, Eastern Standard Time.    Class sessions will be recorded, so students who can’t make the virtual class can access it later.

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.

American History Survey, through Aim Academy.  Our live meetings will be Tuesdays, 10:30-11:30, Eastern Standard Time.   Class sessions will be recorded, so students who can’t make the virtual class can access it later.

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.