Have completed our second year of K12 as independents. Deleted Earth Science halfway through the year and just did the unit assessments. It was more thorough buying a Science textbook with companion workbook and went through that in parallel to K12. The k12 Earth Science curriculum is too wide – too many topics and not enough in depth information. Dropped Pre-Algebra as well half way through – a different topic every day, all over the place, no explanation of concepts. Substituted ICE-EM mathematics from Australia which is a little more sequenced and with far better explanation. As Australia rates much higher than the USA on PISA tests in Maths, I figured they might be doing something right. They don’t split Math into separate pieces in High School either (which to a non-American has always seemed a little odd).
K12 Intermediate B History, Intermediate B Art and Grade 7 Language and Literature all great. Lots of reading and writing.
Can’t do K12 Language and Literature next year as the subject ‘Literary Analysis and Composition’ is the same course for Grade 8 as for Grade 9 – it can’t be done twice and there is no alternative but to then do Grade 10 in Year 9 etc and we don’t feel like being constantly a year ahead then forced to do an AP subject in Grade 12.
Would recommend K12 for independents but because of lack of subject choices for 8th grade will try Keystone next year.