First Time Home-school Mom
by Rachael Ramirez
(Tomball, Tx, USA)
My name is Rachael Ramirez and I have a 6 yr old in the Klein district here is Texas. I don't believe the curriculum is up to his pace, after all it is a public school. A lady at my church recommended ABeka. She said she had used this program some years ago with her daughter.
I wanted to know, how do I get started and do I have to test him in order to find the actual level of learning he's at? He was gifted in math, science & reading based on the public school assessment test so I'm not sure whether to base his home schooling on that! If you could get back to me, I'd be thankful! God Bless!Hi Rachael,
Abeka homeschool curriculum moves quickly and many parents say it is advanced. If your son is doing well or more advanced in public school, then I think he will do fine with the Abeka curriculum. Unfortunately, Abeka doesn't have placement tests like other homeschool curriculum.
If you would like to try it out before buying, you can find samples on the Abeka homeschool website. You can also attend an Abeka Books live meeting/material display. If there isn't one in your area in the near future, find out if any homeschoolers in your area use Abeka. Its pretty easy to find Abeka-using families. :) I am sure you'll find someone who will let you look through their books.
Another idea is to purchase a used course off a used curriculum site and try it out before purchasing the whole grade.
Hope this helps!