A student who goes through this curriculum, kindergarten through high school, will be well equipped to commence his or her career or for advanced studies. There is no other curriculum on the Web to match it.
It does not assign textbooks. This saves families a lot of money. Textbooks cost a great deal of money. Almost all of the materials are free: toner and paper only. Only when the materials are copyrighted and time-sensitive — modern business and modern literature — do parents pay for books.
The curriculum is mostly self-taught. If a student gets stuck, he can get help from other students on the course Q&A forums. Older students serve as tutors for younger students. They learn by teaching, which is a great way to master any new field.
This curriculum teaches students how to write. The main teachers in the social sciences and humanities, are successful writers and successful businessmen. They will teach your children how to write effectively and fast.
Here is why your child needs a self-taught curriculum.
Warning: if your child is not self-motivated, do not consider this curriculum. If you must nag your child to finish assignments, this curriculum will not work.
Students start writing weekly essays in the fourth grade. They do not stop until they finish their final courses. I doubt that they will ever stop.
Every high school student has to set up at least one website. Their weekly papers must be posted on their sites. This is crucial for self-education: public visibility. Students can see what the competition is doing. Most students hate this aspect of the curriculum, but it forces them to do their best with their writing assignments. Parents have an obligation to see to it that their children post their weekly papers. This is the #1 educational task for the parents.
The curriculum centers around the weekly essays. Parents should probably read them. If they want to grade them, that’s fine. If they don’t, that’s also fine. But parents had better insist that their children post URL links to their posted weekly essays. These links must be posted on the course forums.
No student who gets through this curriculum will ever need to be nagged to get through college, graduate school, or a career. This curriculum teaches responsibility and self-discipline. These are crucial personal habit. It is mostly internal. It develops after years of working in an environment that requires responsibility and self-discipline.