8. Do you have room in your local
classes? Unfortunately, our local classes
are full. However, these classes are so easy
to organize! The class time is structured so
that we simply review the reading assignments, answer any questions the kids may
have, review flashcards or quizzes within
the material, view the video, etc. For most
subjects, all this can be done in an hour.
The classes are a fun way to make CLEP a
positive “social” learning event for the kids
and to hold them accountable. The lesson
plans easily can be used in your co-op, and
you have virtually no prep! Consider
starting with a small group of kids (three or
four). Believe me, when others hear about
your group, the word will spread quickly!
Before long, your classes will be full too.
9. “But you’re cheating!” Believe it or
not, a family member actually said this to
one of our CLEP moms. In response to that
I would say that our children spend an
average of about four months on one
subject exam, thoroughly absorbing the
material. Does the word cramming bring
back memories for you? No cramming or
short-term memory learning here! During
that time frame, students are reading from
two to three texts related to the subject of
the CLEP exam. They also view lectures
via video and take several practice exams.
Our students have become excellent
learners, sharpening their independent study
skills, which is a must in college. The credits
they receive are College Board approved,
and the American Council on Education
(ACE) has recommended the number of
semester hours of credit for each CLEP
exam. Your CLEP and DANTES credits are
earned, learned, and well deserved!
118 Finishing the Race
Our Personal Journey
When our oldest daughter was entering
seventh grade, we were blessed to attend a
seminar on the topic of distance learning
that was led by the Bruce Eagleson family.
The seminar was held at the ENOCH
convention (New Jersey) and was “perfect
timing” for us. We were just beginning to
formulate a vision for homeschooling
through high school and had the typical
questions about diplomas and college
entrance. We also were deeply concerned
about the potential to encourage compromise of our daughter’s worldview by taking
college classes, especially those under the
social sciences umbrella.
The knowledge we share on our website is
an accumulation of information passed on to
us by others who have paved the way, and we
are truly grateful for their pioneer spirit. We
thank them for their willingness to share their
wisdom with us. We also give all the glory to
God for always making our path straight
during our homeschool journey. CLEP is just
one more example of how God has shown us
the “way to go” each step of the way.
We hope you are blessed by the information we are sharing. Currently, our
eldest daughter (now 18) has close to forty
college credits and will be finishing her
associate of arts degree this coming year.
Our second daughter (age 16) has twelve
credits. Only three more students to go,