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420 West Fifth Street
Bloomsburg, PA 17815

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(570) 784-2129
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August 04, 2014
I am a junior enrolled in Keystone and it has been a complete nightmare. The reading material almost never matches the quiz, depending on what course you take. Also, the teachers are so hard to come in contact with. When they do reply, the are all very short and don't even answer the question, so you have to ask again but be very specific. The amount of writing assignments are insane and the instructions on what they are looking for are completely vague. They never grade according to the rubric, and while they have graded my assignments, my teachers have said some condescending things about the way they were written. I was an A++ student before Keystone, and now I am barely passing. This school will suck the life out of your students passion for learning, and it will most likely be replaced with frustration and confusion. If you still want to enroll your child, proceed with extreme caution..

- submitted by a student
June 16, 2014
I'll be honest, I chose Keystone because it was cheap and flexible. At first it took some serious adjusting but I got used to it. I don't think I could ever return to a normal high school setting. There is a lot of busy work but that's kind of to be expected. And yes, some teachers do grade easier than others. And yes, some of the material is outdated. But, overall, I love it. I will get to graduate early and with at least 10 AP credits. It's non-religious, which is a huge plus in my opinion. And the guidance counselor has always treated me so nicely as have my teachers. It's online so it can be weird connecting with some of the teachers but overall, its no problem. I'm just looking to get into college as quickly and effectively as possible. High school was never really my thing anyways. The only problem I really have is the clubs; I wish there were more clubs or something. Maybe debate or maybe an NHS group or something. Or a group that meets up to talk about global issues or economics. I don't really care; I just want something that pertains to my major and gives me a bit more social interaction.

- submitted by a student
May 13, 2014
I started Keystone a little less than a year ago, and I can completely relate to the mixed reviews here. At first, I needed a program that would let me graduate early and give me a diploma, and Keystone successfully helped me achieve that. I was able to transfer all 16 credits I had previously earned at my public school, and most homeschool programs don't allow credit transfers. Also, the curriculum was decent, although some courses like Geography is completely outdated, and when I say outdated, I mean like 4-6 years behind. And there were times where I was extremely stressed, because I was so worried that I wouldn't be able to finish on time. But I was able to finish all my courses, 4 months early, by studying 9 hours/everyday. There are so many assignments, so for those of you considering Keystone, BE PREPARED. You literally need to invest at least 6 hours a day, or you'll fall so much behind. Regarding teachers, they aren't really 'teacher's, they just answer few emails and grade your work. But overall, I really enjoyed it. And I finishsed all my courses today, and am waiting for my diploma and transcript so that I can apply to college.

- submitted by a student
March 26, 2014
Keystone has offered my child challenge, rigor, and responsibility. It IS writing intensive...which is good! It does allow the student to move at their own pace. My daughter learned a valuable lesson about procrastinating. It was costly but a lesson she needed to learn. Issues - There was a grading glitch in one of the computerized quizzes but the teacher quickly took care of the issue as soon as he was made aware of the problem. Not all teachers give as much feedback as others but that isn't so different from the public school she previously attended. This program is NOT for everyone but it has given my child incredible opportunities to do the things she wants to outside of school (rodeo, 4H, travel) while still getting a college prep education. The foreign languages offered are far more diverse in selection than we could ever get in our rural location. My daughter began work at Keystone in the 9th grade.

- submitted by a parent
February 09, 2014
I personally think Keystone is a great private school. I started sending my son to Keystone in 9th grade because there are no private school options in our area, and we were dissatisfied with the public school system. Now he is doing better than ever before. The great thing about Keystone is that it is highly flexible, which means my son can participate in sports, theater, and travel, and still be able to do his work wherever there is an internet connection. Highly recommended!

- submitted by a parent
January 30, 2014
I am a senior working on my final class at keystone before I graduate. Honestly, I probably could not do another semester with this program. While I managed to get through with straight A's, it was WAY too much BUSY WORK! You read the tests, find the answers, and wait for a grade. As for the essays and journals? Incredibly too much and totally unnecessary. I attended public school from kindergarten till my sophomore year in high school before I switched to Keystone because of issues with the public school system. I was in all gifted & honors classes while attending public school-- I was at the top of my class, and was able to skip a year in both math & science. Yet when I made the switch to Keystone, school quickly became an enemy. I will admit, I'm graduating early due to Keystone's flexible schedule, but it was an extremely stressful process. It OVER prepares students for college. I did not attempt to contact a teacher for any of my classes because I did not need to, so I cannot comment on their responsiveness. Overall, Keystone works if you're trying to quickly finish school, learn to grow up & be very responsible, & teach yourself entirely. Definitely not for everyone.

- submitted by a student
January 28, 2014
Keystone is absolutely horrible. I am taking two of the AP course online- Comp Sci and microeconomics. My Comp Sci teacher gives me an 100 on every assignment I submit even if i submit a blank document. When i contacted the administration about this multiple times, they would reply with a bogus excuse. The teachers never respond to my emails when I have questions and the curriculum is very difficult to understand. Even if I have a simple question, Keystone does not answer it. Other fellow students in my school use Keystone for other subjects and they also despise it. Their math programs are impossible and don't teach properly. They are constantly confused by the information and do not learn properly from it. I highly recommend that no one use Keystone. It causes a lot of aggravation and I would not be surprised if this whole institution was a scam, hiring teachers who just need extra income but don't actually want to teach.

- submitted by a student
January 06, 2014
Keystone has been a nightmare. I'm in 11th grade and this is my first year not being in a traditional classroom setting. I've always loved English, and this is the first year I've ever dreaded it. Every single assignment is a writing assignment that doesn't help me at all. I feel like I'm not learning anything and that I'm just completing the assignment for a grade. The teachers are no help at all. I feel like I'm teaching myself everything. Now every day I'm stressed out about how I'm going to finish all of the classes I'm behind in. I would not recommend Keystone for students like me who are new to homeschooling.

- submitted by a student
December 19, 2013
I go to a Keystone Online. The way the system works to my knowledge is where you log in, read lessons, and do the work yourself by yourself. The teacher there is there for grading the assignments and can answer questions when the students ask. The teacher doesn t teach, the student does. I can t seem to remember anything I learn from online school. I am learning things to pass the assignments and tests. This online approach only works on math for me. I am able to go through math somewhat quickly and efficiently. For the other subjects, they are not going so well. I find it very difficult to stay focus and do my school work at home. I have become a less motivated and more procrastinated(and lazy) student. I have an urge to watch YouTube videos and check Facebook lots of times in the day when I am suppose to be studying. I miss the classroom where the teacher is actually teaching in real life. If I couldn t go back to school, I wish I could have a private teacher/tutor. (My parents love online schooling. They think I am learning more and not just learning to past a test. And that can go at my own pace. They hope more people will do online instead of traditional.)

- submitted by a student
December 16, 2013
It has nothing to do with self-discipline. The school officials need to stop submitting reviews. Plain and simple this is a business. You will not get the teacher oversight that you have from a brick and mortar school. The Dean is uninvolved except to defend 'the graders' (there are some teachers but very few). Stay away from the AP courses especially you would be better served taking a 'regular' course and picking up an AP exam book and teaching yourself. Keystone MAY be a means to an end but you'll have to be very, very patient with this overall crummy diploma mill. Don't believe me? Check HomeSchoolReviews dot com for more telling information.

- submitted by a parent
December 05, 2013
Keystone can be very challenging for teenagers who are not good at self-discipline. Both me and my sister are enrolled and while I am breezing by, she struggles with making a schedule that is right for her, so she procrastinates and doesn't do her work. You have to trust your child to work at a pace that fits for them, and you have to be prepared to help them if they are struggling with that. Don't get mad at them though, keystone isn't for everyone and it is kind of trial and error. If you think, given the chance, your child would play video games instead of furthering their education, keystone might be challenging for them. If you think education is really important to your child and they value the importance of it, keystone will probably be the right choice for them. Not all children will always fit into all schools, you just have to find the right one for them.

- submitted by a community member
November 30, 2013
Keystone School is below average in ease of use. My 7th grader needs help with almost all his classes, and he is an A student. He is at home due to illness. We two months behind and frustrated. Most of the work does seem to be busy work and not helpful in learning. I never expected for my son and me to be going to 7th grade together! I have not asked for help from the school because I do not know that there is anything they can change. This is the way their classes are set up, too much essay writing. Don't know if we will be going next year. I noticed that discussion boards among the kids state the exact same problem with other kids. I was browsing to make sure what my son may be reading. That's how I discovered that we were not the only ones.

- submitted by a parent
September 07, 2013
I would love to be able to review the curriculum but due to the fact I never got any kind of return calls or emails from anyone in admissions despite promises to do so, my son never got the chance to start. This year was our second attempt at enrolling him and we got the same dismissive treatment both times. Obviously they aren't interested in my business.

- submitted by a parent
June 18, 2013
My daughter is currently trying to finish Keystones AP French course. Our experience: BIGGEST MISTAKE EVER. Our daughter is straight A student, Governor Scholar, AP Scholar with Honor, etc. She wanted to take AP French at her high school but not enough students were interested so they offered her this. We are dissatisfied for many reasons: 1. Too many assignments: a whopping 331, way more than any other AP course she's taken (and she passed all 6) 2. Technical problems: many of the online resources required to do the assignments we closed. When reported to her teacher the assignments were replaced by more difficult essays. In the end we decided it was better to just guess on the answers. 3. No teaching...my daughter had a "teacher" who graded her written assignments, but that was it. 4.STRESS!! I have never had to monitor by daughter in all her years of school. Since she hated working on this, and it was so time consuming, she quickly fell behind. This has been the most stressful school related issue we've had with any of our 4 kids. 5. Wasted time: All the hours, stress and strife, and my daughter doesn't think she passed the AP test or even improved her French.

- submitted by a parent
June 10, 2013
This school is definitely based on the child's ability to stay on track out of the classroom environment and the parents willingness to help their child. I used Keystone for my last year of high school after dropping out of public high school for personal reasons and refusing to go back to public school system. At first it was a challenge because while at home its easy to get distracted, but after awhile I found my routine. The school itself has great curriculum I learned things that public school just glossed over. The school gave me tools to learn things in depth and create a personal connection, especially in history classes. I had trouble in math classes but teachers were always helpful and responded quickly. English classes have a lot of writing involved it can seem overwhelming but its ok to look outside of the books for helpful examples. Counselors were helpful with getting students the things they needed for college applications including reference letters. In short this school gave me a second chance to learn. When I left public school was 2.98 when I left Keystone it was 3.8. I also had a refreshed state mind towards learning and school and excited for college.

- submitted by a student
May 10, 2013
I am currently in my Junior year at Keystone and I absolutely love this school. This is my first year here and like many other people say it not an easy program. It is very writing intensive and it requires so many essays, research papers and journal assignments. But the teachers are always there for you when you need them and they are always helpful. All of the administrative staff is great as well and I have gotten great help in Guidance about college and motivational tips from the learning coach. This is a great school and I cant find one thing negative to say about them!

- submitted by a student
May 09, 2013
My son has an English teacher who gives him 100 for everything and doesn't help him learn to write or correct his writing. They are reading only The Life of Bees. [Full stop.] The math teacher is totally unavailable and tutors need to be hired to teach him math. In Geography, they watch clips online from Discovery Channel, replete with adverts. The French is pathetic, and he's learning nothing. The science teacher seems OK though. On the whole, it's a cheap, junky, outdated curriculum. When I tried to talk to head of curriculum, "she was out." Two days later, still no return call. Uncaring, lazy, invisible, and noncommunicative teachers and administration. You can tell that they don't care from the voice mail. They're making it with taxpayer dollars from unwitthing school districts. There should be one or two nonprofit online schools with a sound curriculum and available teachers.

- submitted by a parent
February 06, 2013
I Absolutely love this school!!!!! I don't have a single con about it! helpful staff, and easy work!!!! I'am in sixth grade and I always used to beg my parents to let me stay home when I used to go to regular school and most of the time it was yes but when it was no I had a crying fit in order to get a yes. There is no pros about regular elementary school. All I used to get is detentions for stupid stuff and I felt like I was in a jail, only you got to go home at the end of the day. I'am still shocked that I don't have to worry about any of that crap anymore. Without Keystone I would still have to go to that hell-hole. Thank you so much Keystone!!!! I give it 1000/1000 stars!!!!

- submitted by a student
September 03, 2012
First of all, I want to note that I was hired by a Keystone student's family to tutor him through their curriculum. I am a certified secondary math teacher myself with a B.S./M.A. Communication with the school is awful. At times, the platform did not work. The curriculum is outdated and very poor. Links to complete assignments often do not work as the sites closed 3-4 years ago. Some of the math concepts are completely wrong and the teachers often do not even recognize it. For example, one lesson defines terms incorrectly and then has such problems as a 5-5-10 (side lengths) triangle. Social studies materials also tend to be misleading and copy Wikipedia for diagrams and some information. When asked where information came from, I was usually told "I do not know". The "teachers" are also not there to actual instruct. Instead, the student will work through the material alone and have limited interactions with the teachers who only have about 5 hours of "office time" to give to students/parents. Unless other courses are much better, I cannot see anything here benefiting a child. I also question whether some of the reviews were written by Keystone staff.

- submitted by a community member
June 12, 2012
I'm at Keystone now as a senior. I dropped out of public school after 9th grade; I wanted more of a challenge. My first year with Keystone wasn't easy. Until you learn to be self motivated and self-paced, it can be a struggle to finish certain courses.The honors classes I've taken I really liked. Feedback received from teachers of those classes and most others was helpful. I enjoyed Spanish I and II in 'regular' school, but Spanish 3 at Keystone, due to lack of oral communication skills taught, was a drag. Some teachers (when they get around to replying) don't give good feedback. Didn't get great guidance from the counselor regarding college plans and course selection either. However, I feel the nature of the program is preparing me for college better than most traditional schools. I've always been straight A student and course content is generally stimulating. Some classes aren't the best, and teachers are hit or miss. Try to find someone online who has taken the course you're interested in and ask them about it first. As long as you put in the work and make the most out of courses you choose, you can enjoy the flexibility and advantages that a Keystone education has to offer.

- submitted by a student
May 16, 2012
I dropped out of high school because I was humiliated and bullied by my science teacher. At Keystone, I completed 3 years of school in 2 years and was admitted to 6 out of 7 state universities I applied to. I received my BA last year and am continuing my education next Fall at the graduate school of my choice. Keystone is a good school that requires a lot of work and diligence. For students who are serious about their education it is a very good choice.

- submitted by a community member
August 26, 2011
Awful. Very difficult to work with. My children are college bound and wanted a rigorous program. Instead, dealt with rude employees who could not seem to figure out what they were doing. We will definitely not be continuing with this program. I do not recommend to anyone.

- submitted by a parent
June 14, 2011
I can honestly say that I am so happy with being a graduate from Keystone! I got into the college I have wanted attend since I was in high school. i have absolutely nothing negative to say about keystone except that the teachers and staff are really awesome, friendly, helpful, and always there when you need them! I graduated from keystone dec. of 2010 and I am now a happy college student!!! if you are willing to sacrifice yourself and actually get a real high school diploma rather than a GED, keystone is for you! to be honest, it IS A LOT of work, and you have to be fully focused and determined! i had a year to finish my 6 classes, and i finished them in about 3 months, but thats because i would literally stay home all day and do nothing but work work work. and look at me now! i got in the college i wanted and have a 3.5 GPA and working towards my dream of being in the FBI! AND I WOULDN'T BE HERE TODAY WITHOUT KEYSTONE!!!!!

- submitted by a student
January 05, 2011
My family to travels frequently. With Keystone I have the ability to get a great education while still being able to do all of the exciting things I love. Keystone is a great program for anyone seeking to push their learning the limit using the future of education. I love that Iam actually learning while getting to travel and work at my own schedule. I came from a school of 33 middle and highschool and it was basicly a homeschool Co-Op run out of a church. With this program Iam challenged every day but I enjoy doing it. The instructors are great and I dont have to deal with any attitudes like I used to have to when I was in private school. One of the best things about it is that they are a nationally accredited school with thousands of students, so I dont have to worry about explaining where the podunk school I came from is.

- submitted by a student
November 14, 2010
I enrolled this year for my Sophomore year and am loving it. The courses are great and allow for a flexible schedule, and the teachers are very helpful and easy to contact. And I love how students connect through facebook or skype - I've made many new friends and really enjoy the great feeling of community. Thanks, Keystone!

- submitted by a student
November 14, 2010
Pros: - Work at your own pace - Readily available teachers, guidance counselors, and technical support staff - Well-organized and easy to follow instructions and learning material - Textbooks included in tuition, so you don't have to worry about hunting down the required text - Unlike at public school, the entire textbook is used for a course, so you're getting your money's worth out of it AND learning a wide range of material - Correspondence coursework can be submitted by mail, e-mail, or fax Cons: - The online classes seem to glitch up fairly often and go down for several hours - You must be highly motivated and independent; if you put off public school homework until the last minute because you 'don't feel like doing it,' distance learning will most likely not work for you - Very limited selection of courses compared to other popular programs - English classes have ten times the amount of writing assignments than most other classes, and it's overwhelming if you don't pace yourself

- submitted by a student
November 13, 2010
I enrolled at Keystone for freshman year and am working on my junior year. I am very pleased with the program, although some improvement could be made on the German 1 class. The classes are not what I would call "easy," but they are not terribly difficult, either. Those enrolling in English classes can expect to see a good deal of required writing, but when managed adequately, the workload should be alright. Other classes frequently require 1 or 2 research papers written in MLA format. The variety of classes, including AP classes is extensive, from high school-prep like Pre-Algebra and Life Science all the way to AP Calculus and AP Physics. The teachers are helpful at answering questions, and most often reply to e-mails or call back within 36 hours. Customer service is also good. The price is very reasonable, going from about $1500 to $2000 a year for 5-6 classes. Overall, I would highly recommend this school. It is an excellent opportunity for a prep-school education without the exorbitant tuition.

- submitted by a student
November 13, 2010
I just started this school in August, and even though I was nervous about the transition, it turned out to be the best decision I've ever made. I love this school and all it overs, which is over and above the ordinary. The teachers are great and the classes are thorough and well laid out. I love the flexibility we have and it is just all around the best school.

- submitted by a student
November 13, 2010
I am a Keystone student who has been enrolled for just over a year. It is a great way to be able to finish your schooling early, focus on sports or the arts, or just a way to get a better education. I feel I have learned so much more in this time with Keystone than I have my past 2 years in a public school. The English courses are by far the most difficult to the amounts of writing. One person previously stated that you must be organized to use this school. I procrastinated and am now past my deadline using extensions to finish my classes. You do need to stay organized however, Keystone is there to help you throughout your journey and make it a success. The teachers are amazingly helpful and the student services are always available as well. I am VERY happy with my time at Keystone and have recommended it to many people looking for a homeschool program.

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April 17, 2009
I am a keystone student currently and just started it this year. I had a medical condition and had to drop out of high school and this was a great way to still get a high school education with a diploma. Its very flexible and the classes aren't too easy or too hard. the teachers are nice and very helpful and there are a lot of different classes to choose from. You won't do well with keystone if you aren't organized. having a set schedule definitely makes things a lot easier although when you are first starting with the school it could be hard to find out one that works for you. overall its a great school.

- submitted by a student
March 21, 2009
I attended Keystone from about 1-2 years, I think it's a great program with great teachers, the staff is very helpful. However, the only problem I had was motivation, there is no schedule it's a self-pace program and personally that was the only problem I had. If you are good with making your own schedule and strictly follow it.. this school is for you! many people mentioned the hard work, shouldn't that get us prepared for colllege? ;)

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no rating December 18, 2008
I attend Keystone and enjoy it very much. I do feel that there are deffinatley to many journals and papers but other than the large amount of writting required it is a great online school!!

- submitted by a student
no rating November 12, 2008
My son chose to enroll in Keystone to complete his senior year. The teachers are capable and responsive. Many of the courses are very difficult requiring many journals and research papers, almost to a fault. It can be frustrating to a student when so much writing is required. Other than that, the school is excellent and a great alternative for students.

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October 02, 2008
My daughter is starting her 3rd year with Keystone. There seems to be a variance between difficulty of courses. The majority of instructors are capable and responsive. The only drawback is lack of activities and socialization but that is to be expected with a distance learning education.

- submitted by a parent
August 12, 2008
Not excellent. I didn't feel stimulated. The classes were really easy and I felt like I was missing out on going to school. Needless to say I finished the semester at Keystone and then quickly transferred to a normal school.

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June 02, 2008
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- submitted by a former student
July 30, 2007
My son has just started with Keystone. Their program is very engaging and well organized. He is more excited to learn now than he ever was in public school.

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Keystone National High School
420 West Fifth Street, Bloomsburg, PA  17815
(800) 255-4937
Last modified Keystone National High School is a Private school that serves grades 9-12
Keystone National High School Rating: 3 out of 5 based on 42 reviews. Top