Online Courses for Home School

Jennifer Tharp, of My Online High School, submitted the following information for a complete online homeschool experience.

Good afternoon!

I would like to share a great program with you that is perfect for homeschool students as well as co-op groups. Whether you work with your children in your home or in a group setting our courses are a great addition to what you’re currently doing.
I’ve attached a benefit sheet for additional details. Your child will be able to experience and learn the discipline needed to be successful in the next level of education in a supported environment.
If you’re running into a course that you’re not completely comfortable with or your student would benefit from being accountable to an outside instructor we’ll be a great fit!
Our courses can be taught by you or one of our highly trained instructors.
Please email me to request a detailed course listing for your review. We are always adding more courses….like our trade certification courses in Electrical, HVACR & Plumbing. Learning one of these skills means a job for life!
Feel free to email any questions you might have or for additional information. Our website for non-traditional learners is currently under construction.If anyone would like to see a demo, I can also provide the log in information for that. I look forward to hearing from you! Have a fabulous day!
Jennifer W Tharp

Director of Sales & Marketing
jtharp@myonlinehighschool.com
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¿Quieras Hablar otro Idioma?

Would you like to learn another language? Or have your kids be bilingual? Have you thought about Spanish or French? Or even Chinese? Where we live, there are many native Spanish speakers. My husband is even starting to learn Spanish so he can interact with his patients and their parents better in his orthodontic practice. Learning another language is so useful to him and the success of his business. What about the success of your child’s future? Is it worth investing time and money to learn another language? Especially if they are interested and driven to themselves? What about preparing them to go to college? Many colleges require, or at least encourage, an introductory learning of another language.
This information was submitted to the Prescott Homeschool Hub by Steve Nesbitt, the creator of ULAT. If you are interested in teaching your children another language but don’t know one yourself, check out this resource. It is video based, self paced, and it looks quite thorough. Maybe it could even make a great summer independent study course for middle to high school learners!
Dear educators,
The ULAT (Universal Language Acquisition Tool) is an extraordinarily inexpensive, yet highly effective, French and Spanish program for middle school, high school and adult learners located at www.theulat.com.
The growing popularity of the ULAT program can be largely attributed to its respect of the Natural Language Acquisition Sequence whereby its over 160 days of lesson plans and many hours of video instruction first lay a strong oral foundation to the student’s knowledge of the new language, before proceeding to phonics instruction, elementary reading and then, only after an entire year of study, to the skill of writing. Additionally, as it provides options for both secular and biblical reading selections, it is appropriate for public school, private school and homeschooling use as well.
Annual subscriptions to the ULAT established at this time will be honored through June 30, 2017.  I encourage you not to take my word for the program’s effectiveness, but rather to read the reviews provided by the ULAT’s many enthusiastic users.
Best regards,
Steve Nesbitt
Homeschooling mother from Minnesota:  “I am a homeschooling mother of two high school students who just started using the ULAT course this year. We love it! We have used several other programs, and never before have we found one so easy to use, so thorough, or so reasonably priced. We are learning to speak and to communicate faster and more easily than ever before and the videos are both helpful and entertaining. Thank you, Mr. Nesbitt! We now look forward to learning more instead of dreading it!!”
 
Carol Stines, International Director at Phoenix Christian Preparatory School in Arizona:  “We began using the ULAT program in our foreign language classes about 7 years ago. We were impressed by the emphasis on verbal communication right from the start. The combination of actions and words causes the students to remember. As has been said, “There’s memory in muscle”. Combining logical actions with the vocabulary makes a huge difference in student’s ability to acquire the language. Plus, there is no translating, The students think in the target language without going through the wasteful step of going back to their English to comprehend. I would recommend the ULAT program for any school for use in teaching foreign languages as well as English.”

New Personal Finance Curriculum for Homeschooling

Information submitted to prescotthshub@gmail.com:

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Homeschooling Families:

My name is Jane Slotnick, and this will be my fifth year to teach personal finance at Oklahoma Christian School in Edmond.  During my years, I have developed my own curriculum for my students.  My husband, a programming whiz, decided he wanted to create an interactive web-based program that would allow kids to learn about many aspects of financial literacy in a real-life simulation.  Everything from banking to taxes is included.

The name of the course is Personal Finance for Teens.  URL is www.perfinforteens.com.  When you select the Demo Site tab, you’ll be able to see both a teacher and student account.  As a homeschool parent, you would be the teacher with as many students as necessary connected to your account.  Several homeschooling families at my church have used the program and loved it.  Learning has skyrocketed for both those families and the students I teach at OCS.

Please take a look at the program and share with the other families in your group.  It is a great option for teaching this valuable life skill.    If you have any questions, I would be happy to help you any time.

Thank you so much,

Jane Slotnick

This does look like a great resource for homeschoolers. Since my kids aren’t old enough to start the program, I will pin it to a Pinterest board for future reference. So if your kids aren’t old enough either but it looks like a good curriculum, bookmark it, Pin it, save it somehow so you don’t forget about it! (FYI–I am not endorsing it, nor reviewing it, nor being compensated in any way to share the info here. Just like many other resources on this page, the owner emailed me asking me to share the information with others, and I am gladly obliging!)

Classical Conversations

Hi there!

If you or anyone you know of that would be interested – we are having another CC info meeting day on Wed., January 28th.
We will be meeting at 12pm –  bring your own lunch and have the kids play while the moms (parents) meet for a CC info meeting.

Later that day we will have another meeting at 6pm – 8pm at one of the local libraries.

If you would like to attend please contact me and I will give you the meeting address.

We are currently in negotiations with a local church in Prescott near the Senator Hwy to see if we can use their campus as our regular meeting place.  We would love to have you join us as we will hopefully be meeting once a week at this new location.

Sincerely,

Maggie Jones
Director, Prescott Valley Classical Conversations
text / cell 928.642.8021
www.classicalconversations.com

Free Homeschooling Books

From one of our readers:

We are major-downsizing our book collection after 27 years of homeschooling our 11. Please put out the word to call us–Paul & Kitty Trout, and come with boxes ready to fill. 928-308-3572, Prescott Valley.

Thanks, Kitty, for sharing this info on the Hub! If anyone else has homeschool related information they want to share with our community, please email me at prescotthshub@gmail.com. If you are in-the-know with things going on and would like to be a hub contributor/author, please email me at prescotthshub@gmail.com.

High School Transcripts

Since my oldest child is 10, I haven’t given this topic much thought. However, Scott Meadows, the developer of a transcript software from HSLDA, asked me to share this link to their transcript software.

Fast Transcripts

I know there are several homeschoolers out there who are concerned about what their child needs to do to prepare for college. Do they need a transcript? What about ACT/SATs? How far can they get with dual-credit high school/community college classes?

If any of our readers has some information about this, or links to other websites or articles, please comment below or shoot me an email at prescotthshub@gmail.com.

Thank you!!