As a seasoned homeschooling mom, I’m always on the lookout for enrichment material that’s both educational as well as fun. Standard Deviants Accelerate definitely meets both of these criteria.
Standard Deviants is an online learning system that targets a variety of subjects for students in grades 3 through 12. This curriculum features video lessons, review activities, writing assignments, quizzes, and tests.
The Standard Deviants program for homeschoolers includes several different courses:
- Arithmetic Grades 3+
- Fundamental Math Grades 4+
- Algebra Grades 7+
- Earth Science Grades 6+
- Biology Grades 7+
- Chemistry Grades 9+
- US History Grades 9+
- English Composition Grades 9+
- Nutrition Grades 6+
- AP Biology Grades 11+
- AP Chemistry Grades 11+
- AP US History Grades 11+
- AP American Govt. Grades 11+
- AP English Composition Grades 11+
Each subject features a variety of different sub-topics. These topics are described throughout a video, each of which is accompanied by a complete transcript, allowing students to follow along as the video is playing.
The sections also include a vocabulary listing with definitions of the more difficult words within the topic area. Students can click on the speaker icon to hear the vocabulary word and definition as well.
Each section features a diagram of some sort to help reinforce the concepts learned throughout the section. Plus, to test retention, students can access quizzes, tests, and written answers for each topic completed.
In case you’re wondering if these lectures will resemble the history class in Ferris Bueller’s Day Off, you need not worry! You won’t find any stuffy professors in these videos. Rather, the subject matter is presented in a way that’s both relevant and engaging.
Standard Deviants Accelerate can be accessed from a tablet or a computer wherever internet connection is available. Kids can move through the subject matter at their own pace, based on the difficulty of the subject matter at hand. Plus, Standard Deviants will automatically customize the review questions based on the subject areas where students demonstrate a level of difficulty.
This program saves time as well. Most of the grading is done automatically, making it easy for parents to check on the child’s progress throughout each subject.
Homeschooling parents can select a Standard Deviants Accelerate course for $24.95 per month or $99 per year. Along with your subscription, you’ll have access to grade reports, red flag alerts, editable scoring rubrics, and progress indicators. Each child enrolled will have access to the following:
- Video lessons
- Automatic grading of quizzes and tests
- A note taking feature
- A print function
- The ability to message a parent for help on a specific lesson
As an added bonus, Standard Deviants is offering homeschoolers full access to all 14 subjects for FREE for 2 months! You’ll receive one parent account and student accounts for all your kids for free for two full months. This is a great way to try out this program and see if it’s a helpful supplement for your homeschooling curriculum.
Disclaimer: This post was sponsored by Educents. All opinions expressed on Cincinnati Cents are (as always!) mine.