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Wednesday, November 21, 2007

Educational Website Review: K-12 Free Homeschool

I saw the words K-12 Free Homeschool and got nervous. I am going to have to give a bad review, I thought. One public school at home program is no different from the rest, not to mention the fact that veteran homeschoolers everywhere are waving their arms and yelling NOOOO about free k-12 homeschool programs. But this one is different.

First of all, it is not a public school program. K-12 Free Academy is an online "cutting edge solution for home school families who wish to provide their children with a quality CHRISTIAN education at home." Yes, I sad Christian and Free in the same sentence.
Here's how it can be tuition-free.

But what about the courses? K-12 Free provides 6 courses per year for elementary students, Middle school students can choose electives and alternate learning paths in addition to core courses. High schoolers can choose from free core courses and elective courses. The large variety of courses includes Crime Scene Investigation and piano lessons. The programs are based on CD-roms, audio, videos, workbooks, textbooks, and off line activities. They also provide record keeping software and access to teacher assistance, portfolio creation and more. Check out the Course Catalog for more information.

So what do I think about K-12 Free Home School? I am certainly intrigued by the program. I looked at the sample lessons and found the fraction lesson to be intensive, complete, and concise. I love the way the lesson was followed up by links to more information and Internet activities. I am sure a child would learn well using lessons like these.

So if you are willing to put in a little work (reviewing products and completing surveys), you can take advantage of this new homeschool program.

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Dawn said...

I've found some disturbing information about the practices It's over at my blog. I just wanted to give you a heads up!

Dawn said...

Here's some further information on

A thread where parents detail trouble they've had...

Anonymous said...

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They give demo sessions , also help students to complete homework as well.

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Courses are offered at the K-12 and undergraduate levels.
They are already catering to students around the world.
Check out the website.

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CureBlack said...

I would like to know if this is for real? I quit school back in 10th grade for personal reasons and I am 29 now. I can't afford tuition for the other home schools and a GED is out of the question since I want to take nail technician and computers for college but hope only gives a one time $500 award for people with a GED so I just want to use an online home school. Has anyone used the k-12 free home school and it be for real!? I would hate to spend 3 years on this and find out in the end it was fake.

Ahermitt said...

CureBlack, some questions have arisen about this site since I wrote the review, so I don't necessary endorse them... anyone interested would have to check it out for themselves...
However, at 29 years old, homeschooling isn't really an option, it is a form of k-12 education. Your main option right now is the GED. Maybe there are some special scholarships for women and state grants that you can look into.

CureBlack said...

Ha!! I just looked online and there is no age limit for being home schooled... some programs have students in their 60's

Ahermitt said...

By all means, go for it. But check with the schools first to see if they will accept a homeschool diploma from a person older that young twenties... I'd hate to see you work for 3 years to have your credentials rejected. The information on my sites is strictly for kids.

Esspweb said...

It is really great website. I have no words for it.