ONLINE CLASSES SNAPSHOT:
• Christian-worldview high school college-credit classes
• $599 per semester for a set with 9 college credits, $449 per semester for a set with 6 college credits
• 1.5-hour class on either Tuesday, Wednesday, or Thursday (depending on the class set)
• 31 weeks, August through April (16 classes before Christmas/New Year’s, 15 classes after)
• 23 years of experience teaching high schoolers
Frequently asked questions about the online college credit classes (scroll down or watch above video!):
Who are you? • What are these classes like? • How do the college/high school credits work? • Will these credits transfer?When do the classes meet? • What does my student do during the week? • What about tests/grades/record keeping? • How much do the classes cost? • What materials/supplies does my student need? • I have more questions; can I contact you?
Who are you?
I’m a Christian homeschooling dad with six graduates and one teenager; I’ve been married since 1990 to my wife Julie. In high school I got interested in government/politics and literature, started tutoring math on the side, worked one year each as a teacher/zookeeper in a government school and a Christian school, and started my high school co-op in 2002.
I’ve written several books, including American Government, Economics, and Civics books for Christian homeschoolers, and also edited six literature sets for Christian homeschoolers (7th through 12th “grade”). I’ve also written two “Homeschool Humor” books.
Right now with my classes I’m really focused on helping Christian high schoolers learn subjects like literature and history and government from an exciting, Christian worldview! I went to government schools throughout my elementary, high school, and college years, and the evolutionist/socialist/statist dreck they threw at us even back then (I graduated high school in 1987) stuck in my mind, in the sense that I thought, when I started teaching, I’m going to give these kids the absolute opposite of that: the truth!
What are these classes like?
Just choose one of the four English + History class sets below for your student. We meet once per week for 90 minutes using Jitsi, a Zoom clone. If it’s the twelfth online class, for example, we’ll review Week 11’s assignments (partly by giving students opportunities to discuss them in smaller, “breakout” groups), introduce new topics, run through what we’re going to do the coming week, do some class activity, and so on. I’ll answer questions and give students plenty of opportunities to interact and give their input. I enjoy working with high schoolers, so we’ll have a good time and learn a lot!
NOTE: These online, live classes are only for students who have (1) completed their work (and are otherwise prepared) and (2) are willing to interact and speak with other students and me in class, with their cameras on during the class! This makes classes much more interesting and edifying…and fun!
You can find out more details about the material we cover in the four class sets at the very bottom of this page.
How do the college/high school credits work?
I’m partnering with York University, a Christian university in Nebraska. [See this page.] I teach each college-credit-earning dual enrollment class, record your student’s dual enrollment grades, and send them in to the university. All your student has to do for each dual enrollment class is (a) register online with the university (It’s free!); (b) complete our weekly readings, essays, and quizzes at home; and (c) complete and upload one paper/assignment per three-credit class to the university’s web site. (We’ll work on each paper/assignment during class and at home, and I will grade them myself before students upload them to the university’s web site.) I can give you more details about the exact steps to take to register your student when the time comes.
Here’s a breakdown of the college/high school credits:
|Class Set #||High School Credits||College DE Credits|
|1: American Government, English (American Literature, Grammar/Vocabulary, Composition)||American Government (1)|
|American Government (3)|
American Literature (3)
|2: Civics (1st semester), Economics (2nd semester), English (Classic Literature, Grammar/Vocabulary, Composition)||Civics (1/2)|
|Composition I (3)|
Composition II (3)
|3: World History I (1st semester), World History II (2nd semester), English (World Literature, Composition)||World History I (1/2)|
World History II (1/2)
|Western Civilization I (3)|
Western Civilization II (3)
World Literature (3)
|4: U. S. History I (1st semester), U. S. History II (2nd semester), English (British Literature, Composition)||U. S. History I (1/2)|
U. S. History II (1/2)
|U. S. History I (3)|
U. S. History II (3)
British Literature (3)
(Note: The high school credits are recommended/suggested credits; your state might have guidelines or oppressive and irritating laws that oversee such things. I am not attempting to give you legal advice on your high schooler’s homeschool credits, or anything else that might end up in my being arrested, sued, thrown in jail for 99 years, or being forced to watch golf on TV.)
Will these college credits transfer?
These are nationally accredited classes, in conjunction with a college that has institutional accreditation from the Higher Learning Commission. (This is the same accreditation as, for example, Ohio State University and many other midwestern colleges and universities.) Translation: The credits should transfer to most other colleges your student wants to attend.
Note: I personally called the admissions offices of many local and out-of-state community colleges and Christian and secular universities and asked them bluntly if the dual enrollment credits would transfer. The admissions officers at all those institutions either outright said, “Yes, they’ll all transfer,” or (paraphrasing) “I can’t officially say ‘Yes, they’ll all transfer’ over over the phone until I look at them personally, because that’s our policy, but I’m sure they’ll transfer.” (This was partly because the dual enrollment classes we’re doing are very common “General Education” ones like English and history, not weird, atypical classes like “Icelandic Pottery” or “Advanced Volleyball” or something like that.) The only admissions officer who said anything different was the one at BJU, who said the school only takes dual enrollment credits during the junior and senior years of high school–something I’m sure creative homeschooling parents can adjust to….the bottom line is that if you know for sure where your homeschooler will be going to college, I’d call the admissions office to find out their policy on dual enrollment, but I’m confident they’ll be accommodating.
When do the classes meet?
Beginning in August and going through May (see our calendar here), these class sets meet on these days (one meeting per week; choose one set for your student per year):
What’s the deadline to sign up?
Students have to sign up and turn in their first tuition by the first week of August. Here’s the signup link.
Class Set 1:
American Government and English (American Literature, Grammar, Vocabulary, Composition)
Wednesdays, 3 – 4:30 PM (EST)
In this class set students earn 3 credits for American Government and 3 credits for American Literature.
More details here.
Class Set 2:
Civics, Economics, and English (Classic Literature, Grammar, Vocabulary, Composition)
Tuesdays, 12 noon – 1:30 PM (EST)
In this class set students earn 3 credits for Composition I and 3 credits for Composition II.
More details here.
Class Set 3:
World History I, World History II, and English (World Literature, Composition – AVAILABLE 2024-25)
Thursdays, 3:30 – 5 PM (EST)
In this class set students earn 3 credits for World History I, 3 credits for World History II, and 3 credits for World Literature.
More details here.
Class Set 4:
U. S. History I, U. S. History II, and English (British Literature, Composition)
Tuesdays, 2 – 3:30 PM (EST)
In this class set students earn 3 credits for U. S. History I, 3 credits for U. S. History II, and 3 credits for British Literature.
More details here.
You can see that students who take the online class sets four years in a row during high school will earn 6 + 6 + 9 + 9 = 30 credits, or one year of college/university.
If your student misses a class, I plan on recording them (I’ll never allow anyone outside our class to view them), so I should be able to send you a link for viewing later.
What does my student do during the week?
I use Canvas, so your student will need to create an account (it’s free), and I’ll assign daily work via that system. (For a small additional fee, I can add things to your student’s assignments like “Day 1: Make dinner,” “Day 2: Tar the roof,” “Day 3: Rub Dad’s feet for an hour,” etc.)
What about tests/grades/record keeping?
In my in-person classes we do regular testing in class, and in my online classes, students do them at home through Canvas.
The Canvas system has a “Grades” tab which shows students their progress and current scores, and students can access this any time.
Essays for class and dual enrollment essays/projects are different; I’ll grade all those! Students will email me their regular class essays in Microsoft Word format (I provide a template), and I’ll correct them and email them back. Students will also email me dual enrollment essays and projects, and I’ll grade those too and return the corrected versions.
At the end of the year, I’ll email you a document that gives the books and topics we studied in each subject, so you can keep that for your records.
How much do the classes cost?
For a 9-credit class set, the cost is $599 due in both August and December.
For a 6-credit class set, the cost is $449 due in both August and December.
Tuition is due by July 31st, and before the first class day in December. (Of that tuition, $300 per 3-credit class I send directly to the Christian university for the dual enrollment credits.) Click here to go to the tuition payment page!
Can I get more details on the subjects and topics each class set covers?
Sure! Just choose one of these below, or click under the subtopic menu under the online classes menu item at the top of any page on this web site.
- Class Set 1 (American Government/English with American Literature) details are here.
- Class Set 2 (Civics/Economics/English with Classic Literature) details are here.
- Class Set 3 (World History I & II/English with World Literature) details are here.
- Class Set 4 (U. S. History I & II/English with British Literature) details are here.
What materials/supplies does my student need?
- The Class Set 1 (American Government/English with American Literature) supply list is here.
- The Class Set 2 (Civics/Economics/English with Classic Literature) supply list is here.
- The Class Set 3 (World History I & II/English with World Literature) supply list is here.
- The Class Set 4 (U. S. History I & II/English with British Literature) supply list is here.
Can I contact you?
Sure! You can email me here or call/text me at the number below.
• 90-minute live online classes once per week, meeting either Tuesday, Wednesday, or Thursday
• Students earn either 6 or 9 college credits per class set, depending on the set
• Tests done online at home, essays and dual enrollment projects I grade
• Supplies needed: books (links above), a computer with a working camera and microphone, Microsoft Word (not Google Docs!), Internet/email access
• Register here.
• Pay tuition here.
May the Lord bless your homeschooling journey!