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Even though I never imagined arriving at this point, here we are- high school! I know many of you are in the same boat and there are so many new things to navigate! (I miss the preschool years- 😉 ) We even recently did our first college visit!

College is approaching and with that comes the myriad of information to sort about dual enrollment, AP Exams, CLEP Exams, SATS, and more. And truly the most daunting part is the price tag. However, because of things like dual enrollment and CLEP exams, you can save a TON of money!

We recently learned about taking CLEP exams to earn college credit. Friends of our have done this already and we are looking into it for our junior in high school. It’s such an affordable way to earn transferable credits for college!

 

Save Money and Earn College Credit

What is CLEP? The College Level Examination Program (CLEP) offers over 30 exams that can help you earn real college credit in a fraction of the time for a fraction of the cost compared to traditional colleges and universities. CLEP exams are Prior-Learning Assessments (PLAs), meaning they test your subject matter expertise in a particular subject to gauge your level of understanding. Passing these exams proves your mastery and grants real college credit, just as though you had passed the corresponding course at your college or university.

Be Prepared with Study.com

One of the main goals of Study.com is to help students earn the most credit possible by helping students pass their CLEP exams so they can earn transferable college credit at a fraction of the time and a fraction of the cost compared with taking a course at a traditional college or university.

I am so thrilled to have been able to use this resource from Study.com and even more excited to share it with you today!

Study.com is the best all-encompassing solution for people who want to successfully pass their CLEP exams. Study.com works great for all types of learners – Study.com presents the material in several different ways at a pace that best suits each person’s individual needs, tremendously helping you with fully understanding the concepts taught.

Study.com’s CLEP test prep courses are designed specifically to help you master the material on the CLEP exams. Study.com’s features include:

• Short, engaging videos

• Supporting text transcripts for videos

• Quizzes

• Practice tests

• Personalized study plan

Personalized Plans

What I love about Study.com’s CLEP test preparation are the personalized plans. You can choose the course you want to prepare for and there is extensive preparation in each course. For example, here is a sample fo the Biology test guide and prep:

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There are also practice exams:

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All of the study guides can be found here: https://study.com/clep/clep-study-guides.html

Study tools include:

•500+ practice tests
•100+ hours available video
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•All major exam types

 

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Now, some really exciting news! I have a special discount for my readers which is good for 20% off the first 3 months’ subscription! The coupon must be redeemed by 4/1/2018.

 

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I am so thankful for this opportunity to use Study.com. I am confident if we go the route of CLEP exams that my children will be well-prepared. I encourage you to try it out.
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Mid-Year Review of Apologia Marine Biology

Apologia High School Science

Junior Year Homeschool Science

We are midway through the year and I wanted to update you all on our Apologia Marine Biology High School Science course! We are using it for junior year, after having competed Biology and Chemistry for Freshman and Sophomore years.

We are still very pleased with this curriculum. As you all know, I love ALL Apologia products, and even though we have a partnership with the company, I’d be sharing about them anyway, because I love their products so very much!

Apologia Science courses are rigorous but they have really alleviated so much stress for me as the parent because I know that my daughter is being challenged and the coursework is preparing her for college-level work if she pursues college after high school.

Dissections

We have finally been able to get to some of the dissections. I must admit, I get kind of excited about the dissections! Ha! Really! I think they’re pretty cool. So far we have done the starfish and the clam. They were pretty stinky though, I must admit…but in odor, not in coursework! Ha!

My daughter did get a little grossed out in the starfish, and actually, I did too. Not sure why, because I had no problem with dissections in first year Bio. That frog was fascinating!

However, it is really cool to see how God has knit these creatures together down to the smallest detail. One thing I have learned through dissections is just how amazing God, our Creator is. We always talk about that as we are examining all the intricate details of these specimens.

Furthermore, the dissections are obviously a great way to do hands-on learning and you also have to chance to have your student fill out lab reports and such. Again, higher level prep work.

My daughter also has been keeping up with a test every two weeks at the end of the module. The grade is not nearly as important to me as watching her improve her study skills and take notes throughout each module. She has become such a great note taker just through these high school classes alone. I am grateful for that.

I promise to share loads of pics here and on Instagram when we get to the shark dissection. You should the size of the shark that came with the kit!  It’s currently in my garage. 😉 I kid you not…it’s big! OK, it’s not Jaws, but still, for a homeschool dissection, it is pretty cool!

Stay tuned to see us in action with the shark within the next few months!

For more information about Apologia please visit www.apologia.com

 

Homeschooling High School Science: Apologia’s Marine Biology

Are you homeschooling high school and looking for a science curriculum?

Apologia Marine Biology Review

This is a sponsored post. I have received the materials from the publisher as well as compensation for my time. However, all opinions are unbiased and not influenced in any way by the sponsorship. This is an honest review.

We are so excited to be using Apologia Marine Biology for lab science for my 11th grader in our homeschool this year. After completing biology and chemistry the past two years, she was looking to take one more lab science. Even though Physics is typically the next step, my daughter knew she definitely didn’t want to take that course, as math isn’t her strong suit and she was anticipating loads of formulas in physics! 😉

Since we wanted to continue with Apologia, however, we were thrilled to discover the second edition of Marine Biology by Sherri Seligson was being released this year!

We are working to complete one module every two weeks. Each module ends with a test. We also have the DVDs and mp3s which we have found in previous years to be very helpful. My daughter normally reads through the module on her own using the student notebook to take notes as she goes. If she needs the DVDs she may watch them as well, but not always. They are wonderful to have on hand though, especially for labs.

So far we have not had a dissection yet, but this year she will complete a few dissections and labs. We actually didn’t mind them when we did Biology back in 9th grade and you can read about those here. (our lab experiences are here and here.)

We are really looking forward to our science course this year thanks to Apologia. What I love about their courses are they are challenging and that gives me confidence that my kids will be able to handle college work in the future. I also like that we have so many options with the mp3s and DVDs to help us really understand the materials (Sherri Seligson is an excellent teacher!), as well as the student notebook. My daughter has become very efficient at taking notes, another skill needed for college.

My main excitement at this point is the very first week of school, my daughter was telling me interesting things she had learned in the course! Not because I asked, but just because she was excited! THAT says a great deal about the materials!

I will be sharing on the blog, Instagram, and Facebook all year as we navigate through this course, so be sure to check back for updates and follow me on Facebook and Instagram a!

If you have any questions or need more info head over to Apologia. They are my absolute favorite homeschool publishing company and I know their staff will be happy to assist you!

Here is my latest Facebook video sharing about this curriculum!

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Skills for Rhetoric on Sale from New Leaf Publishing

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Skills for Rhetoric is on sale for $5.99 (reg. $9.99) from New Leaf Publishing

Rhetoric is the ancient skill of persuasive speech used by teachers, preachers, politicians, and others to influence, incite, and instruct. This course includes basic grammar and writing composition, and mastering this time-honored skill will set your students apart with distinguished written and oral abilities.