54 ayop q1

Class Time (Subject to Change):

  • MTWR at 10:00 AM CST (Students attend class four days per week.)

Schedule (Subject to Change):

  • Start Date:  Week of September 16, 2019
  • Thanksgiving Break:  November 24 - December 7, 2019
  • Christmas Break:  December 22, 2018-January 4, 2020
  • Easter Break:  March 29 - April 11, 2020
  • Last Classes Meet:  Week of May 18, 2020

Grade: 4th (advanced) and 5th (average) 

Quarter 1 covers Lessons 1-32 from the book.  

Complete all four quarters of the course to finish the book.

Required Text:

Saxon 54 Student Text - Third Edition recommended (2nd will work, although course was built with 3rd)

You MUST own the student text to take this course. It is required to meet copyright agreements with the publisher. You can often find used copies.

Amazon Link for Used Copies

Microphone:

All LIVE classes do require a headset with a microphone. Some courses may use video during class.

The feedback created by built-in computer mics is disruptive to classes. You will NOT be able to use your computer microphone and audio.

For a list of suggested headsets, please see this article on our helpdesk.

Pre-requisite:

We want you to be successful in this course.  Please use these as guidelines for to find the best fit.

  • Take and passed Saxon 3 course (recommended 80% or better) OR pass a Saxon Placement Test recommending placement in this course.
  • Link to Saxon Placement Test
  • Own a copy of the Saxon 54 Student Text (Third Edition recommended)

Description:

Lessons are recorded and often interactive in format. 

The online homework assignments draw questions from a large poole of question of similar type. Students get immediate feedback as they work the problem both for specific answers that they try as well as general feedback hints. The last hint points them toward ways too get live help if they need it. Finished attempts also offer the option to redo a another problem from the same question poole allowing lots of extra practice on problem types where the students feels they need extra practice. Multiple attempts are allowed but new questions are given on the new attempt instead of the same problem over and over.

Weekly tests have limited attempts to provide a true assessment of skills. If students are not satisfied with their first attempt, they may try one more time, but there will be no additional resets. The score will be an average between the two attempts. (The second test will have different questions.) Feedback is given after the test is completed. 

Open office hours are available for students that need help. Hours are posted on the home page and students get a link on their last hint that helps them know how to get extra help when they need it.

 

This is enrolling ONLY to existing live class students that took the class in Quarter 1.  Students will be given the enrollment key on their Quarter 1 course page to enroll in Quarter 2.

This is enrolling ONLY to existing live class students that enrolled in the class at the beginning of the school year.  Students will be enrolled in later quarters before earlier quarters end.

This is enrolling ONLY to existing live class students that enrolled in the class at the beginning of the school year.  Students will be enrolled in later quarters before earlier quarters end.

Alg 1/2

Class Time (Subject to Change):

  • MTWR at 11:00 AM CST  (Students attend class four days per week.)

Schedule (Subject to Change):

  • Start Date:  Week of September 9, 2019
  • Thanksgiving Break:  November 24 - December 7, 2019
  • Christmas Break:  December 22, 2018-January 4, 2020
  • Easter Break:  March 29 - April 11, 2020
  • Last Classes Meet:  Week of May 18, 2020

Grade: 7-9 (Depending on student)

Quarter 1 covers Lessons 1-32 from the book.  

Complete all four quarters of the course to finish the book.

NOTE:  Most students will take EITHER Saxon 87 OR Saxon Algebra 1/2, but not both.  We do not yet have Saxon 87 built for VHSG, although it is in the plans for future years.  It will not be done this year.  It depends on how many volunteers step up to help on the math upgrades when we will be able to move Saxon 87 into active development.

Saxon 87 offers more review on basic arithmetic.  If your student is still struggling with math, it may be best to use Saxon 87 to firm up the basics.  Algebra 1/2 moves faster into introductory Algebra.  Both courses are acceptable to use as a pre-algebra course prior to using Algebra.

A placement test is given below to help you determine where to place your student. 

Required Text:

Saxon Algebra 1/2 Student Text - Third Edition recommended (2nd will work, although course was built with 3rd)
Optional:  Solutions Manual

You MUST own the student text to take this course. It is required to meet copyright agreements with the publisher. You can often find used copies.

Amazon Link for Used Copies

Brand New - Kit with Solutions Manual

Microphone:

All LIVE classes do require a headset with a microphone. Some courses may use video during class.

The feedback created by built-in computer mics is disruptive to classes. You will NOT be able to use your computer microphone and audio.

For a list of suggested headsets, please see this article on our helpdesk.

 

Pre-requisite:

We want you to be successful in this course.  Please use the following to find the best fit.

  • Take and passed Saxon 76 course (recommended 80% or better) OR pass a Saxon Placement Test recommending placement in this course.
  • Link to Saxon Placement Test
  • Own a copy of the Saxon Algebra 1/2 Student Text (Third Edition recommended)

Description:

Lessons are recorded and often interactive in format. 

The online homework assignments draw questions from a large poole of question of similar type. Students get immediate feedback as they work the problem both for specific answers that they try as well as general feedback hints. The last hint points them toward ways too get live help if they need it. Finished attempts also offer the option to redo a another problem from the same question poole allowing lots of extra practice on problem types where the students feels they need extra practice. Multiple attempts are allowed but new questions are given on the new attempt instead of the same problem over and over.

Weekly tests have limited attempts to provide a true assessment of skills. If students are not satisfied with their first attempt, they may try one more time, but there will be no additional resets. The score will be an average between the two attempts. (The second test will have different questions.) Feedback is given after the test is completed. 

Open office hours are available for students that need help. Hours are posted on the home page and students get a link on their last hint that helps them know how to get extra help when they need it.

  • PLEASE NOTE:  This course has some instruction videos, but they are not yet complete for the entire course.  Over half the lesson videos are still missing.  You will need to use the sample problems in the book, teach the lessons yourself, or use other resources for videos.  Many families use things like Nicole the Math Lady .com subscriptions, DIVE or Saxon Teacher CDs, Khan Academy videos, or other resources.  Although we have been trying to get these videos built for the last five years, there have just been too many other fires to put out to fix technical issues and other admin tasks.  Only a few builders have the expensive software for the videos, and there has just not been enough volunteer time available to get them completed.  Unfortunately, this is not on our immediate to do list.  We do not expect videos to be completed for this year.  

Alg 1/2

This is enrolling ONLY to existing live class students that took the class in Quarter 1.  Students will be given the enrollment key on their Quarter 1 course page to enroll in Quarter 2.

Alg 1/2

This is enrolling ONLY to existing live class students that took the class in Quarter 1-2.  Students will be given the enrollment key on their Quarter 2 course page to enroll in Quarter 3.

Alg 1/2

This is enrolling ONLY to existing live class students that took the class in Quarter 1-3.  Students will be given the enrollment key on their Quarter 3 course page to enroll in Quarter 4.

Alg 1 A

Class Time (Subject to Change):

  • MTWR at 10:00 AM CST (Students attend class four days per week.)

Schedule (Subject to Change):

  • Start Date:  Week of September 9, 2019
  • Thanksgiving Break:  November 24 - December 7, 2019
  • Christmas Break:  December 22, 2018-January 4, 2020
  • Easter Break:  March 29 - April 11, 2020
  • Last Classes Meet:  Week of May 18, 2020

Grade:

Approximately 9th, but varies by student.  

Quarter 1 covers Lessons 1-32 from the book.  

Complete all four quarters of the course to finish the book.

Required Text:

Saxon Algebra 1 Student Text - Third Edition recommended (2nd will work, although course was built with 3rd)

Recommended:  Solutions Manual

You MUST own the student text to take this course. It is required to meet copyright agreements with the publisher. You can often find used copies.

Amazon Link for Used Copies of Student Text

Amazon Link for Used Copies of Solutions Manual

Brand New - Homeschool Kit (Without Solutions Manual - Answer Key Only)

Brand New - Solutions Manual

Microphone:

All LIVE classes do require a headset with a microphone. Some courses may use video during class.

The feedback created by built-in computer mics is disruptive to classes. You will NOT be able to use your computer microphone and audio.

For a list of suggested headsets, please see this article on our helpdesk.

Pre-requisite:

We want you to be successful in this course.  Please use this information to find the best fit.

  • Take and passed Saxon 87 or Algebra 1/2 course (recommended 80% or better) OR pass a Saxon Placement Test recommending placement in this course.
  • This link has Saxon Placement Tests
  • You must own a copy of the Saxon Algebra 1 Student Text (Third Edition recommended)

Description:

NOTE:  Integrated Geometry - By the time students get to the 60th lesson in the Advanced Math text and have been in the series since Algebra 1, they will be able to count 1 geometry credit.  In order to do this, you must complete the second or third edition of both Saxon Algebra 1 and Saxon Algebra 2 and the second edition of Advanced Math.  Newer editions of Saxon have split out the Geometry into a separate course, so this would not apply.  VHSG uses the editions with the Integrated Geometry.

Lessons are recorded and often interactive in format. 

The online homework assignments draw questions from a large poole of question of similar type. Students get immediate feedback as they work the problem both for specific answers that they try as well as general feedback hints. The last hint points them toward ways too get live help if they need it. Finished attempts also offer the option to redo a another problem from the same question poole allowing lots of extra practice on problem types where the students feels they need extra practice. Multiple attempts are allowed but new questions are given on the new attempt instead of the same problem over and over.

Weekly tests have limited attempts to provide a true assessment of skills. If students are not satisfied with their first attempt, they may try one more time, but there will be no additional resets. The score will be an average between the two attempts. (The second test will have different questions.) Feedback is given after the test is completed. 

Open office hours are available for students that need help. Hours are posted on the home page and students get a link on their last hint that helps them know how to get extra help when they need it.

Alg 1/2

This is enrolling ONLY to existing live class students that took the class in Quarter 1.  Students will be given the enrollment key on their Quarter 1 course page to enroll in Quarter 2.

Alg 1/2

This is enrolling ONLY to existing live class students that took the class in Quarter 1-2.  Students will be given the enrollment key on their Quarter 2 course page to enroll in Quarter 3.