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by Irene Fox
Indiana University High School has been approved for accreditation by the Commission on International and Trans-Regional Accreditation.
Administered by the IU School of Continuing Studies, IUHS is a diploma program that students can complete entirely at a distance. Since its establishment in 1999, it has graduated more than 160 students, many of whom have gone on to prestigious colleges and universities. More than 1,200 students are currently active in the program.
CITA is an accrediting authority both in the United States and throughout the world. It is the alliance of the premier U.S. accrediting associations. These associations are responsible for evaluating and accrediting more than 30,000 schools in 100 countries.
To maintain accreditation, IUHS must continue to meet the quality standards and engage in an improvement process that enhances student performance. Interim reports are required as part of a five-year accreditation cycle.
The IUHS diploma program is also fully accredited by the North Central Association.
Learn more about the diploma program online at http://scs.indiana.edu, or call 800-334-1011 or 812-855-2292. ■
by Mott Nolley
Over the past three decades, homeschooling has changed a great deal, becoming the nation’s fastest-growing educational alternative. The growth of the homeschooling movement can be seen in the abundance of homeschooling Web sites, the numerous options for purchasing curriculum, and the many new faces at homeschooling conferences across the country. And wherever homeschooling is discussed, you’re almost certain to hear about Saxon Math.
How did Saxon begin?
In October, 1980, his high school text Algebra 1, An Incremental Approach became a reality. In 1981 Saxon recruited 20 teachers to try his method of teaching. Approximately 1400 students were involved in the test. At the end of the school term, Saxon students were able to solve 2.6 problems for every one problem solved by students in regular classes.
By 1986, four books were available from Saxon Publishers: Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Algebra 1/2, and Advanced Mathematics. By 1993 the company had published 13 books and programs for students in kindergarten through high school, including a calculus and physics text. In 1996 Saxon extended its unique philosophy to language instruction, introducing Phonics K–2, followed in 1999 by Phonics Intervention, a program designed especially for older non-readers.
How will Saxon work for your child?
With Saxon, parents know they are using a math program that will see their children all the way through high school, offering support the entire way. For grades K–3, the teacher manuals contain scripted lessons, providing the language and questioning strategies that maximize student learning. A convenient manipulatives kit includes colorful aids to accelerate understanding of abstract math concepts.
Saxon’s upper grades series is designed to give your student the preparation he or she needs to study math at the college level, perform well on college entrance exams (such as the ACT and SAT), and embark on a lifetime of learning and using math. From Algebra to Calculus, Saxon gives students the support they need with thorough explanations and step-by-step solutions, while allowing them to work at their own pace and according to their own learning style.
Saxon’s proven teaching method has fostered math confidence for a generation of homeschoolers. With a complete line of math products designed for the changing needs of students, Saxon Homeschool puts math mastery within reach of every learner.■
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