- Reviewed on Monday, April 22, 2013
- Grades Used: 6th
- Dates used: 2013
My son is enjoying the 6th grade online DLO Science. He really likes the teacher and finds the videos very interesting. )His favorite subject is Science) I let him choose the chapters in whatever order he likes. He has done 5 chapters so far. I love that he can be independent with it. We will definitly consider another science class in the future.
- Reviewed on Thursday, July 12, 2012
- Grades Used: 5th
- Dates used: 2011-2012
Bob Jones Online is excellent! The vidoes are top notch & easy to follow. The program gives you all the Schedule of Lessons & Record of Grade reports to print out. You can also pay to have them printed from Bob Jones if you choose. The teacher material is quick to find. The student can work very independently if needed. I have tried A Beka & other state funded online programs & didn't like the others. A beka was not as easy to follow for the teacher & the student videos were rather boring for the student.
You can choose to eliminate some experiements & activities that are just extra reinforcement. Online quizzes & tests are very good. Student workbooks work nicely along with each lesson.
- Reviewed on Thursday, February 23, 2012
- Grades Used: 3rd & 4th
- Dates used: Dec 2011-May 2012
We just started but just LOVE it so far! It is longer than we were used to but if we stay on track, it goes very well. The kids just love their teachers and the lessons are far more exciting and fun than I could ever make them! There can be a lot of printing if you choose to do all of the extra work. We usually do not do that unless extra practice is needed. We also do not do all of the extra experiements/crafts/activities (although they want to!) because there are so many of them. We will definitely continue with Bob Jones online!
05/12 Now we have 5 months under our belt and still say WE LOVE IT! We still don't do all of the printing (it's just not necessary most of the time) so disregard those comments on other reviews.
One of the things we really enjoy is that along with each chapter of math or English (or whatever subject) they are also learning something secondary. Ex: in math they also learn about underwater creatures! Or they may learn about another country with their English lesson. Great curriculum!
- Reviewed on Tuesday, September 13, 2011
- Grades Used: 10th
- Dates used: 2011
I am a graduate of the university. Home school mom of 13 years - 2 children. Due to the economy and the loss of my husbands job - the need for me to return to work has been evident. I still school our children but opt'd for dvd for our 10th grader.
If I can say one thing - you better have a copier and GOOD printer. I have never had to print so much extra stuff in 13 years. Just to get started with the first 2 chapters of each subject - I spent the better part of 3 hours printing student note pages, quizzes, test etc... combined about 250 pages.
I voiced my irritation with BJ - to no avail - "as a home schooler you know you need a printer." Like I said I am not a "newbie" this is our 13th year - REALLY? Not only am I printing a ton - now I must take the TE to an Office Depot and copy stuff.
I STRONGLY suggested that they put a note on-line to parents - Recommend Materials - good printer and copier needed.
Even in traditional schooling (in which I taught 3 years) I never did this much printing.
Not overwhelmed - just extremely disappointed and irritated to have to spend the additional funds to print and copy for something that should have been included for that price ($1000).