*In exchange fro my review I received a free subscription to Standard Deviants Accelerate. All opinions are my own.*
One thing that The Husband and I have always tried to do before and since the kids have entered school was to make sure they stay on track. We enforce that they study whenever they have homework or not for at least 30 minutes to an hour almost every day especially during summer vacation and school breaks. Now because of this requirement we realize that just studying from your school books can be boring. Because of this we are always on the look out for different things they can do to study. Sometimes they watch videos on YouTube or do worksheets that we print out for them.
For the past few months they have been testing out the homeschool program Standard Deviants Accelerate. This program allows for kids from kindergarten to 12th grade to get the education they deserve at home and kids who attend public school can use it to supplement their education. Parents can have their own sign in page while their children have their own individual sign in. Parents can also choose their children’s classes as well. Parents can also keep track of their children’s progress from their account. The program also allows for parents to get a progress report.
EXample of the classes I chose for my kids:
View of what grades look like:
Each class provides students with a short video and the ability to print out what is talked about in the video.
Then there is a vocabulary section to make sure students understand the terms used:
Some sections like science and biology offer you diagrams like the one picture below. With these diagrams kids have to label it properly.:
After each lesson there is a quiz and a written answer portion:
My kids really seem to enjoy this program. They ask to do it on their own without any push from me or The Husband. It really seems to help them with their school work. They have always made good grades but they do struggle in some subjects like math. I have seen a vast improvement in their grades. They really enjoy it. I love seeing that they enjoy learning. That is what they are suppose to be doing. Now when they are frustrated with a subject they have another source to go to other than their school books. It also allows me to help them because I can actually see what they need help with and help them when I can.
My kids and I really love this program. I recommend for parents to try this with their kids of almost any age. You can even go at your own pace and not worry about a time line. We may continue this program even after our trial is over.
I love the learning out of school that you all are doing for your children. I hope that more people would see education as something that happens all day every day as opposed to a few hours at school. Terrific information here!
Although I don’t homeschool, this does look like a great curriculum choice, speaking as a former teacher! Glad you found something that works for your family!!!
We don’t homeschool either. It is just a great way to supplement their learning while they are in school and even afterwards. It is a great program.
Nicole Keener says
Wow I need to check into this. I have a smart cookie who needs supplement teachings at home because school isn’t enough for her. Thank you so much I really was unaware of this program.
Christine @MomsNCharge says
I’m in my second year of homeschool with my 3 little ones (3, 5 & 7). I haven’t heard of this but I will defintiely be checking it out. My kids are doing a couple of different curriculums. My son loves the online A+ Math curriculum. Thanks for sharing!
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Sounds like a really good program. My kid will be 21 next week but while time/life didn’t allow me to, I always wanted to home school her but as you say, this seems like a good supplemental program that would have made things much easier and kept her every fleeting interest more.
My toddler is not old enough for formal school but when she is, I will definitely supplement at home. Thanks for sharing this program.
Whoa this is so cool! Can i do this??