Got an early morning or late night learner? That’s no problem with Standard Deviants Accelerate’s self-paced courses that are available 24/7. We had a wonderful opportunity to review this curriculum choice via Educents. All opinions are our own and we try to only review or recommend things that we feel are of value or just plain fun but so worth spending some money on!
Since I have a 5th grader and a 6th grader who are both very tech savvy I thought they should be the ones to review SD Accelerate. I allowed each student to pick their own class to review. After a week or so I added two additional classes to their class schedules.
There are quite a nice selection of classes between Math, Science, History, and Language Arts. Classes begin for grades 3 and up including a variety of AP classes great for High School students.
Here are their personal impressions of Standard Deviants Accelerate:
Eldest take on SD Accelerate-
“I think SD Accelerate is very easy to use. It is very useful.”
I want to learn more about what foods I should eat and how foods affect your body.
I learned that there are good fats and bad fats. A guy in the 1980’s turned liquid fat into solid fat which is very unhealthy for us. Omega 3 fatty acids are a type of healthy fat.
Nutrition is important to learn because it will help you understand how your body uses food and how it grows. I have to use nutrition everyday being a Type 1 Diabetic.
I learned about Civil War, Revolutionary War, George Washington and Abraham Lincoln. My favorite part about SD Accelerate is how easy they make learning.
I want to learn more about the Civil War because it’s interesting to me.
Princess’ take on SD Accelerate-
I learned about arithmetic which includes Addition, Subtraction, Whole numbers, Place Value, Comparing numbers, Rounding whole numbers, the number line, Decimals, Estimating, Multiplication basics, Multiplying bigger numbers, Word problems, Distributive Property, Problem solving, Multiplying with a calculator, Points and lines, Angles and Congruence angles. There is a lot you can learn with SD Accelerate.
I like that they have the videos because it really helps with the quiz and the diagram. I really like the math because I feel that it is the easiest subject for me.
Back to Mom-
I like having a few subjects that my children can accomplish on their own without mom standing over them to complete. I like giving my children the freedom to learn to adjust their schedule for the times of day that they learn best. I really appreciate the variety in subject matter as well as how easy it was to get started initially.
I think SD Accelerate is a great option for tech savvy kids who want an alternative to book learning. Parents who are busy or have a variety of age levels can appreciate knowing that there is accountability via quizzes and tests.
Disclosure: We were provided a membership to SD Accelerate via Educents for review. We were not compensated in any other way and all opinions are our own.
These sound great – we’ll have to check them out!
Hmm.. Never heard of this program before, but it sounds like an excellent method of learning. However, would you say that this program is more suitable for younger children? I ask, because both of my brothers are in high school. 🙂
Nope, all the AP classes are for High school. Only one topic starts in 3rd grade. Most of these would be great for 6th-8th grade.