FAQs
How do your courses work?
Q: 
What is your suggested course sequence/progression? 
A: 
In general, students will complete Algebra I, followed by Geometry, and then Algebra II/Trigonometry. Following Algebra II/Trig, students will be ready to proceed toPrecalculus. Some, however, may want to pursue a study of finite math, consumer math, statistics, or some other topic. 
Q: 
Is there a sample class I could view? 
A: 
Yes! Watch this to see an excerpt from one of Dr. Julie's live geometry classes. Additionally, a sample of the lesson used in the selfpaced and asynchrous coures for both Algebra and Geometry area available.

Q: 
Why do we teach formal geometry after a course of algebra 1?

A: 
Charlotte Mason suggests studying algebra and geometry together. But, at CHM, we teach formal geometry after a fullcourse of algebra 1. Why do we veer from Charlotte's suggestion? We do love her philosophy and her suggestion of integrating geometry and algebra together. One reason we do is because of the books we choose, but this video explains in more depth why our courses are set up the way they are. 
Where should I place my student?
Q: 
Is my student ready for Algebra I? 
A: 
A solid understanding of arithmetic, including fractions, decimals, percents, rates, ratios, averages, and graphs (bar and line) is necessary to begin the study of algebra. Since algebra is really just generalized arithmetic (learning to apply the arithmetic knowledge your student has gained to a generalized variable, x, which is a placeholder for any number), a mastery of arithmetic is of supreme importance. We would be happy to discuss your student's math background and help you determine whether he or she is prepared to embark on an algebraic journey. 
Q: 
Is my student ready for Geometry? 
A: 
Completion of an Algebra 1 class is necessary to begin the study of high school geometry. Ideally, your student would have had some study of Practical Geometry during Forms 2 or 3. However, this geometry course can be taken without that preparation. We would be happy to discuss your student's math background and help you determine whether he or she is prepared to embark on a geometric journey. 
What costs are involved?
Q: 
Do you offer a sibling discount? 
A: 
As homeschool moms of multiple kids, we understand why you ask! We only charge one registration fee of $50 per family per year, no matter how many students you enroll, in order to help alleviate costs. 
Q: 
How much do your courses cost? 
A: 
Each family is assessed a $50 registration fee each year, in addition to course tuition.

Live Courses
Q: 
How are the live classes structured? 
A: 
Two days a week, there are liveclasses held on Zoom. The following days, an assignment is given. On Fridays, there is a fun/review/assessment lesson given.

Q: 
How much work outside of class time can be expected? 
A: 
In general, a student can expect to spend an hour working independently on assignments on nonclass days, including Fridays. 
Q: 
Do I have to attend every class live? 
A: 
It is highly encouraged! A Charlotte Mason approach to math involves a guided discovery during class. This class is intended to be interactive! Students are expected to actively participate during class. This could include privately chatting with the instructor, or vocally answering questions, but all students are expected to join the conversation during class somehow. However, we know that homeschoolers value flexibility, and sometimes unavoidable conflicts arise. Each class will be recorded and placed in Google Classroom in case one is missed. 
Asynchronous Courses
Q: 
Will my student need to ever meet live with the class? 
A: 
There will be a live gathering to kick off the course, but it is optional. There will be no required live class meetings. 
Q: 
How do office hours work? 
A: 
Office hour options will be posted in Canvas Classroom. A student can then "book" an appointment block from the options provided. Meetings will take place over Zoom. 
SelfPaced Courses
Q: 
How long do we have access to the course materials? 
A: 
Access will be given for at least one year from registration. The first group, those who register anytime during the 2024 calendar year, will have access from August 1, 2024 through December 31, 2025. 
Q: 
Could my student work through algebra and geometry concurrently using these courses? 
A: 
These courses are entirely selfpaced, and can be used to complete "streams" of math, as many Charlotte Mason homeschoolers like to do. Purchasing a selfpaced course gives you access to that one subject for at least one year (the precise end date is listed in the course description). So, you may need to purchase the course more than one year if you choose this route. For more on our view why the streams are not necessary with current text books, see "Why do you teach formal geometry afte ra course in algebera 1?" in the FAQs. 
Q: 
Can more than one student use the materials? 
A: 
A separate enrollment is needed for each student. Because the course materials are interactive and dynamic, only one student can complete each lesson. 