All right, here’s the deal. I haven’t taken a science class since college. It was science for elementary school teachers and it was a blast. I loved it. I’m a bit out of date on current science, 20 years out of date at least. My kids are now in high school, and I want them to be involved in high-quality science classes as college prep. So let’s look at why an online homeschool science class could help prepare your child for college.
(This post is sponsored by College Prep Science)
5 reasons online homeschool science prepares you for college
1 Learning how to submit materials online before college.
My best friend went to college late because of a medical disability, so her college experience is hugely different from mine. All of her classes required her to submit work online. It took her a bit to figure out HOW to do this, because she didn’t know. If you take any of the classes at College Prep Science, you’ll learn how to submit your materials online.
2 Online homeschool science prepares you for the rigors of a college class
There is a difference between high school and college. College classes are more difficult. In high school, I took many honors and AP classes, and so when I entered college the reading load required for college was not a huge shock to me. It was to some of my friends.
Side note: I like their inclusion of life-science classes for the kids who are not science-minded or planning to major in science fields. Their acknowledgment those kids don’t retain as much from the more detailed classes was nice.
3 Experiencing seminars before you graduate high school is a nice touch
Before looking at College prep science I hadn’t realized there were two-day labs for high school. I remember loving some of my intensive classes the most. The intensive on the French Revolution that was fascinating, and my intensive on genocides was an eye-opening experience, and that paper was one of my favorites to write in college. I can’t wait to have my kids try some classes like this.
Side note: totally going to register my kids for the Chemistry lab when we take that in the future. Then I don’t have to try and create chemistry labs. That’s a lot of materials I don’t have to buy.
4 An online high school science class lets your kid be taught by a specialist
I am not a science specialist. I like science, science is fun. However, reading their high school texts reminds me how much I don’t know. College Prep Science is taught by a homeschool Dad, college professor, and research scientist with over 20 years of experience.
5 Online high school science gives your child the experience of a different teacher.
I know many of us are in co-ops, but still those teachers are often their Mom’s friend. There are advantages to being taught by someone who knows you, but let’s be honest, that isn’t what college will be. It helps for your kids to experience this at least once before they head off to college.
Those are my reasons why an online class could be great for your kid and prepare them for college. What reason would you add?
Why you should use College Prep Science
College Prep Science is an online homeschool science, like I said earlier, and like many online classes has a live weekly component (that you can watch again later recorded), but the biggest benefit to my mind are the online labs. They’ve subscribed to some online labs allowing your kids to virtually dissect animals or measure out chemicals and blow things up safely online. This keeps you from having to buy expensive lab equipment. Having just bought a microscope for my kids for high school biology, I can tell you that’s a big deal.
The other big benefit, I see, it completely takes high school science off your plate as a mom. Unlike many co-op classes, you aren’t responsible for any grading, or anything else. It’s all completed by College Prep Science. That’s a big deal and a huge help.
And like most other live online classes, they get to interact with kids all over the country (and sometimes the world, Superman once took an online class with kids in Germany).
More insights into homeschooling high school
I’m just diving into this age, but I’ve been learning for the past few years.