As we enter our second year of homeschooling high school, we are finding that having access to online learning resources is a valuable addition to our studies. Not only does it afford us the opportunity to gain access to more information and learning resources but it allows us to do so while remaining in our home.
We have found full courses to add to our curriculum, supplements and enrichment to things we are already doing, and even assistance with test preparations. One site that offers both supplement/enrichment options as well as test preparation help is Standard Deviants Accelerate (SDA).
Standard Deviants Accelerate offers a full year’s worth of supplemental material for middle and high school subjects, including test preparation! SDA materials continuously assess your student’s knowledge and loop back to re-teach the topics that are difficult for them. As their knowledge accumulates, they are provided with activities that engage them in progressively higher orders of thinking.
SDA is an Educational Teaching Tool
We are using Standard Deviants Accelerate as a high school e-learning resource by using the biology alongside the lab biology our 10th grader is already taking this year.
The SDA course is broken down into the major topics to be covered such as Molecules & Cells, Ecology, Molecular Genetics, etc. Then under each major category it is broken down into smaller bite sized pieces, ending with a Chapter Review for each section. (Please note that SDA is a secular program and therefore the Biology teaches the theory of evolution.)
Upon completion of a unit in her biology, our daughter works her way through that section in the SDA Biology. Each section has a video to watch, some sort of interactive activity, a multiple choice quiz and written activity.
The makes the course flow easily and allows the student to follow along easily on their own. Your student simply completes the lessons and you can follow their progress on your own account. To learn more about how this works, check out SDA-Homeschool.
One of the big reasons we like Standard Deviants Accelerate is because of the video base it has. Our daughter has proven to do well with video based learning so she enjoys working through the videos in SDA. If you aren’t as much of a video learner you can print off the Full Transcript of the video and read it instead (or use it to follow along and highlight important parts). Then you can continue on with the interactive exercises and quizzes.
- Fundamental Math
- English Comp.
- U.S. History
Using Standard Deviants Accelerate to Improve Student Achievement
At the end of her biology course she will use the SDA AP Biology to prepare for taking the AP Biology Exam. What we like about this feature is that not only is the review based for higher level testing, but it offers test taking tips and review specific to the AP Exam.
AP Course Test Review:
- AP Biology
- AP Chemistry
- AP U.S. Government & Politics
- AP U.S. History
- AP English Composition
Pricing & Contacting Standard Deviants Accelerate
- 1 subject = $99/year
- 1 subject = $24.95/month (AP Subjects $14.95/month)