FLASH UPDATE ON AP EXAM ADMINISTRATION FOR THIS MAY, 2020. Please see this College Board link, just posted on March 20, 2020 (with further updates planned for April 3, 2020). AP exams will be taken AT HOME by *all* students this year, rather than at any public or private schools. We *applaud* the College Board for having the courage to make this change, due to the coronavirus situation. All AP teachers will be able to keep students UPDATED on this changing situation as we move forward, and families can always check further Updates given on the College Board link above.
We offer Advanced Placement (AP) courses to homeschooled students worldwide. Our classes are not available to public or private brick-and-mortar school students. We do work with some online charter schools that work with homeschooling students (especially in California-- email for further details). Our 2020-2021 school year class descriptions are now fully updated, including our new teachers joining our staff, and teachers are actively taking new applications. Our online store is ready for paying tuition, once a student has been accepted into a course-- or families can pay by check or use our payment plan (NOTE: we have *amended* our payment plan program to give further help to families facing a financial downturn due to the COVID-19 shut-downs). To learn more about our classes, please browse our course descriptions and the reviews from past students and their parents. Reviews are linked at the end of each course description. (Obviously, new teachers won't yet have 'class reviews'.)
Parents may want to check out the NEW College Board PARENT section of their website, especially their *Parent Webinar* series. You'll see that there are several directly related to the College Board Advanced Placement (AP) program, giving you further background on the goals of AP overall. Plus you'll find great ideas on navigating the whole college admissions process also. Well worth a look! ALSO-- check out this excellent new College Board AP page especially for *homeschool students*! This includes everything you need to know in a nice 2-page PDF you can print out or use online!
We are pleased to be able to offer once again a full listing of AP courses and several Honors level pre-AP courses-- hope you'll be able to find a course here that matches your student's interests and abilities! These courses help students be well prepared for the College Board AP Exams, given in mid-May each year (see this link for the 2020-2021 AP exam schedule).
- Sherri Maden will be leading AP Latin this year with us! Sherri is a very experienced Latin teacher, and has been teaching small-group Latin classes with homeschoolers in the Charlotte, North Carolina area for many years. She comes highly recommended by some of our top AP students who've taken her local classes. I know you will find 'Magistra Madden's' enthusiasm for Latin to be a true inspiration!
- We are also very pleased to offer a second section of our very popular 'lead-up to AP' class in Honors English Language Arts, led by Jody Best -- this second section of Honors English Language Arts will be led by our AP English Language teacher Melissa Dean. This class, which has had a very successful first year in 2018-2019, is organized to follow the key guidelines of the College Board new Pre-AP courses, and will help prepare students to be ready for the rigors of AP-level coursework in a full range of disciplines. This class is just the right *starting place* for many students.
We are also adding in 2nd sections for both AP World History and for AP European History, with very experienced long-term teachers-- we look forward to having Benjamin Osborne and Michael Munson as part of our staff now! These courses are both very popular, and we're so pleased to be able now to involve all students eager to join in the learning. Both Benjamin Osborne and Michael Munson have been AP exam graders, and bring a wealth of experience and expertise to their courses.We also welcome a new AP Environmental Science teacher -- Dr. Terrianne Lavin. She brings a wealth of expertise to the course, both as a college professor in this field and as an experienced homeschooling parent who's led small group homeschool science classes for many years.AND we have a new AP Spanish Language instructor joining us-- Erin Weber, who now lives in Mexico, and has had experience teaching Spanish at Cedarville College and more. Erin has also been an AP Spanish Language exam reader for 10 years.NOTE: Our previous AP Spanish teacher Ray Levin is still offering his extensive online high school level Spanish courses through his own private site. We wish him the best as he continues to work to prepare many students with in-depth opportunities for learning the language!
During the 2019-2020 school year we have had approximately 870 students involved in our classes, and many of these students were taking two, three, and even four classes through our program (especially once they are experienced in AP level coursework). We hope that your students will be able to join us next school year! We are proud of the academic community that has developed as homeschooled high school students connect with their bright, motivated classmates from all across our nation and even around the world.
- how we became one of the first online AP course providers in existence,
- why our full-year AP courses each have a unique format and feel,
- and how homeschooled students from anywhere in the world can apply to our classes.
Our classes develop a community of scholars who interact through class postings, course-related projects and games, responding to one another's work, discussions, and much more. Check out our new Class Showcase postings by teachers to get a feel for their classes in action.
See statistics from the College Board showing that more than three quarters of our students earn top grades of 4 or 5 on the AP exams, and learn how word of mouth has helped our courses grow without a marketing campaign or corporate backing.
In short, find out what makes hundreds of homeschooled students return to our courses year after year. We hope you join our class community! Learn more...
We have all of our Pennsylvania Homeschoolers AP Online class information for the 2020-2021 school year updated now! Students can apply for courses, and *tuition payments* can be made in our online store or via check or our payment plan. Hope you'll find AP or Honors coursework suitable for your student!