There Are Many Great Reasons to Use Paradigm in Your Homeschool
We tried most of them. Our children and I are happy with the results! [Read more…]
What? Paradigm Accelerated Curriculum listed by Subject
Customers often come back to try another Paradigm subject to teach their children at home.
English Grammar Skills
English Language Skills
English Composition Skills
English Writing Skills
English Literature & Philosophy
Basic Science Mysteries
Natural Science Mysteries
Integrated Physics & Chemistry Gr. 9 & 10
Anatomy & Physiology
US History 1 & 2
Us History Year 1
US History Year 2
America’s Founding Fathers
Paradigm Math and Electives
Basic Math Skills
Intermediate Math Skills
Home & Careers Course
Why? Top Reasons To Use Paradigm Accelerated Curriculum (PacWorks)
1. Your student needs to learn to read a text and answer related questions.
- I suggest any of the Paradigm courses.
- In my opinion, their curriculum is outstanding for that purpose alone.
- Every lesson begins with an engaging vignette or narrative.
- Highlighted vocabulary words are defined in vocabulary boxes at the start of each lesson.
2. Your student needs to learn how to answer different types of questions. Perhaps you used unit studies or the real books approach but didn’t use tests.
- Paradigm Accelerated Curriculum uses fill-in-the-blank, multiple-choice, true-false, matching, etc.
3. You want a curriculum that is interesting, and motivational.
- You will appreciate this principle-based core curriculum. In each lesson, there is a character-building life principle.
4. You are homeschooling boys.
- Our sons loved Paradigm courses. Typical boys, they would rather go outdoors, work on machines, or do anything other than academics. The Paradigm system keeps them motivated and on track to finish a course.
- In case you are wondering, two have graduated. Both used 6 to 8 Paradigm courses in their high school years.
- One joined the workforce after high school graduation. He is successful at his job, which requires on-the-job training and tests afterward.
- The other son attends college and had made the dean’s list.
- Paradigm science and history courses are the boy’s favorites. All three liked the Character and Skills for Home and Careers.
- Girls like Paradigm, too, by the way!
5. You have a late bloomer who is ready to catch up to grade level.
- Try at least one of the Paradigm subjects. To start, choose the subject in which your child is most likely to succeed. Once your child learns the Paradigm formatting and likes it, add other subjects.
6. You want a structured curriculum that is academic and easy to oversee.
- Paradigm helps your secondary level student do more work on his own.
- It promotes you from spoon-feeder to overseer. At this point, that should be the curriculum’s job!
- “The simplified course structure enables students to comprehend content with ease.” After all, isn’t the goal to teach your children to be independent, self-motivated learners?
7. You want a curriculum that explains the topic in a way the student understands.
- I asked our daughter who has used most of the Paradigm subjects what she liked most about it.
- She said, “It explains everything in detail. I understood what I was learning. I learned it.”
- Her knowledge of English impressed my mother, a former high school/college English teacher.
8. You have an advanced middle school student who needs the skills mentioned above.
- Advanced students can use it at an earlier age to gain those skills.
- My sister, a physician, and mother of academic geniuses (#TrueStory), used Paradigm Integrated Chemistry and Physics (Grade 9-12) with her 7th-grade daughter. She gave it a rave review!
9. Paradigm courses are now available in two versions: Print or Digital Downloads.
- The Print Version is great if you want traditional printed material. It is easier to keep track of the student’s work, particularly if you have to keep a portfolio (as required in Pennsylvania.)
- The Digital Download is better if you live overseas and want to save on shipping, if you’d rather print only the pages you need and view the rest on a pc, tablet, or smartphone, if you travel a lot and don’t want to take books along.