Originally Posted by xeon_tsd
The more I research
the more I am coming to the same conclusion. One of my bigger concerns with the 'school in a box' method, is the internet
access / attendance issues that seem to be creeping into them all. It will be fun to follow your progress.
We did Calvert for my daughter through 8th grade, and Keystone with my son for grades 10-12.
Online courses are problematic, last year my son had too many and we got killed by lousy net access in Panama
, etc. We spent too much time anchored near shore wifi
in French Polynesia
This year we went for fewer online courses (like we did in 10th grade) and are doing much better. The downside to online is that Keystone has more limited offerings - e.g. all of the AP courses are online as are most of the cooler electives. You CAN get a decent HS program through correspondence, for example my son is taking calculus this year but it isn't AP Calculus as approved by the College Board. Since he met his graduation requirements without more electives we didn't sign up for any this year, instead he is doing Westlawn's lite course.
WRT college...so far so good. He's been accepted at Southampton
Solent University in the UK for their Yacht Design program. Apps still pending at US schools.
Our experience has been the biggest college hurdle from boat schooling is recommendations. Every school wants them, and you have no real personal relationship with teachers to get them. My son did an internship and got important and helpful recommendations from that.