K12 or Connection Academy: Any independent (unenrolled) users out there? - Mothering Forums

Forum Jump: 
 
Thread Tools
#1 of 5 Old 08-30-2012, 08:43 PM - Thread Starter
 
Emaye's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2008
Location: between beauty and beast
Posts: 623
Mentioned: 1 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)

I was reading the k12 thread and someone mentioned being able to do it independently.  I am wondering if anyone has tried to just take courses with either of the two online schools and how your expriences were.  Would love to hear about that... 

 

I also do not know how it works?  Does it mean you just sign up for the one or two classes you want and go through it at your own pace? Is there a set time when you should be through a course? Do you still get the materials and get to use the online platform for learning? Exactly how does it work to just purchase a course instead of going through the PS system?  

 

Would love to hear from those of you who have used this option.

Emaye is offline  
#2 of 5 Old 09-03-2012, 12:34 AM
 
zebra15's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: State of Confusion
Posts: 4,693
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 8 Post(s)

I called k12 last spring to inquire about taking LA/history with them for kiddo. If I remember correctly you need to pay for the classes but everything else is like you are a regular enrolled student with k12/connections.


Mom to J and never-ending , 0/2014 items decluttered, 0/52 crafts crafts completed  crochetsmilie.gif homeschool.gif  reading.gif  modifiedartist.gif

Seeking zen in 2014.  Working on journaling and finding peace this year.  Spending my free time taking J to swimteam

zebra15 is online now  
#3 of 5 Old 09-03-2012, 04:35 AM
 
1jooj's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2002
Posts: 5,593
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)

My kids are enrolled but in the private academy, so I know I don't have the straight answer you're looking for. But I can tell you that even just using the private enrollment option offers a lot more flexibility than a public charter option would. We don't have Class Connect requirements, for example, and we really can pace on our own. My two (so far) like plugging into their classes once in a while, but I like the fact that they can just do the lessons and keep moving if we want to.

1jooj is offline  
#4 of 5 Old 09-03-2012, 09:17 PM - Thread Starter
 
Emaye's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2008
Location: between beauty and beast
Posts: 623
Mentioned: 1 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)

Thank you guys!  It sounds like independent enrollment is a great option.  

Emaye is offline  
#5 of 5 Old 09-04-2012, 04:39 PM
 
Sarah5's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2012
Posts: 1
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)

My sons are inrolled in Cobblestone Academy and they love it.  With Cobblestone Academy it is totally independent.  When you take classes with Cobblestone you go at your own pace it is perfect for those who are on the go a lot.  Out of all of the online schools that we have checked out they have been so expensive and boring.  When we signed up for Cobblestone we started out only with a few classes to see if it was as good as they had advertised and it was our boys loved it so much that we ended up doing all of their school courses through Cobblestone.  As a parent I like it because if we have any questions the teachers are always right there to aid us.  Love their video instructions they are so easy to use.  Hope this helps.  If you want to check them out this is their site www.cobblestoneacademy.com

Sarah5 is offline  
Reply

Tags
Homeschooling

Quick Reply
Message:
Drag and Drop File Upload
Drag files here to attach!
Upload Progress: 0
Options

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the Mothering Forums forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.
User Name:
If you do not want to register, fill this field only and the name will be used as user name for your post.
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Password:
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:

Log-in

Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.



User Tag List

Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page


Forum Jump: 

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off