We recently received a demo copy of the Accelerated Achievement curriculum, I’ve been curious about this one for a while because it offers 13 years of education. It seems like such a great way to have a base to keep you focused on what needs to be done.
I love the simplicity, there are many things in life that are complicated, simplifying where possible leaves use free to enjoy more time with our family. Accelerated Achievement allows you to do this!
The included phonics games and activities are wonderful, and I think they would help a great many kids in improving their reading skills even if they’re a bit older. It also includes a math worksheet generator, expertly formatted classic books that you can print. I’m a sucker for a classic, whatever its form, and this curriculum satisfies this very nicely. In our home, a classic automatically gets more attention – and I loved that they took great books and converted them into something printable.
There are hundreds of printable books and materials on the CD, searchable text and an easy to use interface are just a few of the features.
All the good aside – if you don’t like printing, this part of the program will make you crazy. There’s a lot of printing to do, because everything comes in digital form. But because you can use this with multiple ages and levels, you’ll save a bundle down the road. However, you can print exactly what you need, when you need it. I think it would be wise to look into having Staples or Office Depot print the books because they can also bind them inexpensively.
You’ll need to add pre-algebra, post WWII history and science, but with this as a core you’ll be set for the vast majority of curriculum needs through high school. For the secular or non-religious homeschoolers out there, this is not religion-based – it’s just a solid curriculum.