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    doreengm13 is offline Junior Member Newbie
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    Default Has anyone heard of Cedar Life Academy?

    It's a private homeschool...school
    but i can't find any reviews or information about them on the web, other than their website.
    Any advise?

    Thank you!
    Doreen

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    Hello, have you started using Cedar Life Academy by any chance? I was looking at it as well.



    Quote Originally Posted by doreengm13 View Post
    It's a private homeschool...school
    but i can't find any reviews or information about them on the web, other than their website.
    Any advise?

    Thank you!
    Doreen

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    We used Cedar Life for 8th and 9th grade. It is an umbrella school that lets you choose your own curriculum. The director, Karen, is very helpful and informative. Give her a call!
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    Default Cedar Life is great

    We have used CLA for three years now and they are great. Karen, the Director, will provide as much or as little help as you need.

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    We are starting high school soon and plan to sign-up with Cedar Life's PSP program to formalize our record keeping. We follow Karen Taylor's blog, but have not yet communicated with her. However, we have found articles concerning her involvement in the homeschool community in California. We are spending the next few weeks finishing 8th grade work and will then choose the high school curriculum from either T4L or American School.

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    I have used Cedar Life Academy for the last 2 years also. Karen is great and very helpful if needed or will back off and let you do what you want your way. It has been perfect for us!!

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    Default Cedar Life Diploma?

    Is the Cedar Life diploma sufficient for enrollment in a CA Community College? We are considering using T4L for the majority of high school, and completing 4 1/2 credits/units at American School to be eligible for their diploma. The only reason we are considering finishing high school with American School is because their program is accredited. Any thoughts or advice would be sincerely appreciated. Thank you.

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    Default Cedar Life Academy - Learning Focused on Your Child

    Karen, the owner of CLA, was one of the early pioneers of Independent Study (Home school) programs. Her son was accepted at both Cal Poly and UC Berkeley after spending some time with a neuroscience program at a local community college. You will have no problem entering a community college during the high school years or after high school with any Independent Study Program. In fact, there are many CA state and UC colleges now accepting Independent Study students directly after high school. Moreover, with Harvard and MIT's support of MOOCs via EDX.Org, you can now enjoy college courses and world class professors at Harvard, MIT and other top universities at any time for free.

    We have leveraged CLA's option to put our own curriculum together, as well as a feedback loop with Karen. We have leveraged Khan Academy's free online educational programs for science, math, and history and employed EDX.org's college offerings for more creative educational opportunities. Our interest with EDX.org has little to do with college admissions at this time for our 8th grader. Instead, we have found that colleges provide a more inspiring approach to learning the basics than middle school or high school offerings. Since we can preview and screen the university professors first, our 8th grade child has been able to enjoy a world-class philosophy class at Harvard, a creative animation programming class at MIT, and most recently an amazing math course that teaches "thinking" behaviors to help resolve everyday problems through the University of Texas, Austin.

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    Default Newly Registered with CLA

    I just received a confirmation email from Karen indicating our 8yr old is now registered with CLA for the 2014-2015 school year! We are so excited! We left the homeschool charter school (public school homeschool) because we were no longer able to compile a curriculum based on our sons needs and interests. We were being forced to align with Common Core which felt extremely constricting. This year is going to be fantastic!!


    Quote Originally Posted by Unregistered View Post
    Karen, the owner of CLA, was one of the early pioneers of Independent Study (Home school) programs. Her son was accepted at both Cal Poly and UC Berkeley after spending some time with a neuroscience program at a local community college. You will have no problem entering a community college during the high school years or after high school with any Independent Study Program. In fact, there are many CA state and UC colleges now accepting Independent Study students directly after high school. Moreover, with Harvard and MIT's support of MOOCs via EDX.Org, you can now enjoy college courses and world class professors at Harvard, MIT and other top universities at any time for free.

    We have leveraged CLA's option to put our own curriculum together, as well as a feedback loop with Karen. We have leveraged Khan Academy's free online educational programs for science, math, and history and employed EDX.org's college offerings for more creative educational opportunities. Our interest with EDX.org has little to do with college admissions at this time for our 8th grader. Instead, we have found that colleges provide a more inspiring approach to learning the basics than middle school or high school offerings. Since we can preview and screen the university professors first, our 8th grade child has been able to enjoy a world-class philosophy class at Harvard, a creative animation programming class at MIT, and most recently an amazing math course that teaches "thinking" behaviors to help resolve everyday problems through the University of Texas, Austin.

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    Default Cedar Life & T4L

    We are officially enrolled in Cedar Life Academy and my daughter started T4L High School last week. There were some minor glitches and we briefly lost WiFi as she was nearing the end of a difficult Algebra quiz (all work lost). We spent most of Saturday morning getting organized, working on Biology and an English essay. Overall, I think we had a great first week. We plan to enroll in Time4Writing when she feels more comfortable with her new routine.

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