If you have other options TAKE THEM! There are several other online schools which are free and have to be better. You essentially are on your own at Texas Tech High School. There is nothing positive I can say. They take your money, give you the assignments and litlle more. Our instructor did not reply to questions about assignments--I had to call and complain to get him to reply back to my emails. Turn around time is supposed to be 5 days. I waited 2 weeks and then had to call to get assignments graded. The MOODLE grading system does not work properly-had to get grades adjusted several times. Went into the final with a 98 average but did not pass the final so too bad, so sad. I do not believe the final was graded correctly but was unable to get it reviewed by TTHS. THE FINAL IS ALL THAT COUNTS!!!!! A whole semesters's work and time just wasted. BAD, BAD, BAD experience.
Word to the wise: They are NOT recognized by the NCAA...if your child is an athlete....beware! We have taken one semester of a course through this school, and it has been a nightmare. The instructor grades very harshly, offers no feedback, and holds grudges if you question anything. My kid had a 98 average going into the final, yet failed the course due to getting a 45 on the final exam. Sounds fishy to me, but they won't show us the graded test. We don't recommend this school.
I applied and justified PDF and other needs to be able to conduct my studies. The fact is TTU HS does not provide accommodations for distance learners...
If you can avoid this school, you might want to. It has been terrible so far; will post to let you know how it ends up. We found so many careless mistakes on the tests. Yes, the TESTS! Instructor takes a long time to answer, as in days, and basically just wants to be left alone. The hassle and pain is not worth the money you may save by going cheap here. Maybe the management will clean up the mess, but the teacher? Wow, she even insulted my daughter because my daughter dared to question something on the test. The test was flat out wrong and all the instructor has to say is it "baffles" her! These teachers are doing this on the side from their regular teaching jobs and they are inattentive, probably overtaxed, certainly rude. This place is not for anyone who cares if they get the material correct. If you just want filler for transcripts, well I guess you could do this, but if your child follows through and cares if the tests are graded wrong, well don't do this to them.
This school is not for everyone. I thought this school would be good for my child but after sign up for the class I saw that the student has to pass the Final exam in order to pass the class. If I knew this beforehand I would not have signed my child up for this school. This is very unfair to the students that don t test well. If your child has anxiety with test do not enroll in this school. It will be a big disappoint and a waste of money. If your child is good at passing test then this school if for you.
I would strongly recommend against this school if your child has test anxiety or has any learning disability. Homeschooled students who don't have a 504 plan or IEP may struggle with the final exam and I don't want you to experience the same heartbreak and frustration my daughter had. She suffers from dyslexia and it is difficult to keep facts and figures organized in her head. She did very well on the class projects and quizzes (had a 94% going into the final). She spent over 100 hours on these projects and text reading. After asking for guidance from the instructor as to what to study for the final exam, she basically told her to re-read the 400 pages of text and memorize everything in it. We did the best to have her prepared (studying 12 hours for the final) only to have her receive a 60% on the test. Because you need to score over 70% on the final, she failed the class!! I have a masters in teaching and taught high school myself and was beyond disappointed that they gave her a failing grade in a class that she gave so much time and effort to!
My son has struggled in the public schools for a period of time now and is doing this program in the beginning struggled with this but as he started completing more courses he has just bloomed and in 1 day did 3 lessons I think that this is a no hassle program with alot of oppurtunity. Deena W.
Texas Tech is a great program for students who want to home school through high school and who are great independent workers. If they frequently need teachers to answer questions or give direction- then this is not the right school for them. In my experience as a parent- I found the administration very helpful, but the teachers are all MIA. The few times we sent a teacher an email question, it was never replied to- we had to get a counselor or a principal to contact them and make them answer. That is the truth. Curriculum is standard- just exactly what you would get in public school. There aren't many honors or AP classes- but you can do dual credit. Overall, we liked it but don't count on much help from the teachers at this point.
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