Welcome, PurpleSage -- I think you might have one of the older (if not oldest?) kids on our thread - last spring I met a family whose eldest was in 8th grade in the k12 program for our state and per their description, it was *great.* They were really happy with it. They said that the math was much more challenging than the math he'd been doing the year before in school (IIRC, they actually ended up having to teach some stuff from the 7th grade course to him, because k12's curriculum was substantially ahead of where he'd been at the end of 7th grade in the public school -- I think k12 sent the 7th grade work for him to work through the end stuff on his own before he started the 8th grade stuff?? I'm not sure).
They were loving the curriculum for him, though. As kids get older, there is more and more interaction with the k12 teachers, and he felt he was really learning a lot from his k12 instructors.
Hopefulmama, if Little Lincoln works at all like k12, you'll probably be told that you can "assess out" by doing unit assessments - and then move into first grade level work after that (in k12 you can do it for individual units - so for instance, my dd moved into first grade math in March last year but was still doing K science last year)....
for MyTwoA's - this thread is for questions and support! So your questions are exactly what the thread is for. A bunch of us were flying blind 'til this thread last year (EXOLAX's knowledge as a returning k12 parent was really helpful last year!).
We got behind while Great-Grandma was here -- and with just adjusting to school, I think. I'm caught up/ahead in Science/Phonics/Music, but we're 3-5 lessons behind in LA, Math, Science, Art. I think we'll do some school Saturday and that should get us a lot closer to caught up.
I'm not a fan of the MathPlus stuff - how do the returning parents feel about it? I liked being able to click through the old version and pick which activities to do (instead of having to click through the whole lesson to do it) - I dislike needing to print the assessments to do those (I don't). And even though Ina knows a lot of this stuff, it seems like so much more is predicated on scores on earlier work that there's no way I can cancel out the lessons we'd already done in the old first grade curriculum that I can see.
Am I missing something??