Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Dual Credit Online Courses, etc.

I've been having, what seems like,  a ton of dialog with some veteran homeschool moms about what our kids' high school will/could/should look like.  Will it have dual credit, CLEP, what level of math, what sciences?   

One mom whose kids have completed numerous dual credit courses and CLEP exams gave some great insight on planning what our children's education can look like.
 She said, "Let's not allow the government to decide how and what we feed our children's minds."  
 She suggested for high school history to go to a local coffee shop where wiser, older men hang out and discuss life, the way it was and they way it should/could be.  The kids can learn real history there, as well as possibly some "colorful metaphors" which give character training opportunities, and then they can take the US History CLEP test at the end of the semester.  Unusual, unique, hands-on, idea-spurring education.

Another homeschool mom, a high school consultant at HSLDA, cleared some things up for me about dual credit and gave me some resourses that I hadn't been able to find.  I was looking for Christian colleges that offer affordable dual credit online courses and she told me some that I already knew about and a few others- one (Regent University) which, I think, has exactly what I had been looking for in terms of price and particular classes.

Here's a short list of Christian colleges that I found that offer affordable dual credit online courses:
  • Liberty University
  • Patrick Henry College (pretty costly)
  • Regent University
  • Taylor University
  • Bryan College
  • Grand Canyon University
  • Letourneau university

If my kids take dual credit courses (or CLEP) they can complete an entire year of a high school course in just one semester.  That would leave them time to pursue other areas that interest them.  I am always trying to find out what their interests are and to let them experience them as much as possible.  Still searching....
Our garden gnomes.


  1. The Gnomes just seem so happy and joyous dont they? I like the coffee shop idea!

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  3. That's why I love those gnomes!

    I was thinking maybe the VFW would have "teachers". I wonder where one of those coffee shops is in San Antonio...

  4. Online education are really in demand nowadays. Thanks for sharing what you know about the matter.

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  5. Hi Kate, I'm sure I'll know a ton more when my oldest graduates from high school and enters college. I'm just starting the process.

  6. This is very, very helpful.

    Thank you so much.

    Please keep sharing the rest of your journey!

    1. I'm glad it helped and also that you let me know it helped!