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Frequently Asked Questions

SELF-PACED HISTORY AND BIBLE

    • There are 32 events studied in each course, and each event has five lessons in the history courses and four in Bible of approximately 30 to 45 minutes. It is intended that a student will complete one event per week over a school year of 32 weeks.

    • When using a Self-Paced course, a typical day includes logging in, launching the lesson and completing the lesson. There is no homework for the history or Bible courses. Optional history and Bible teacher’s manuals, history project workbooks, flashcards, and a collection of historical books are available for the Grammar courses.

    • One year access to the Self-Paced course starts when the student enters the course for the first time. If needed, extensions can be purchased.

    • Children with varying disabilities have had great success with these courses. Feel free to call us at 800-922-5082 or fill out our Free Consultation Form to discuss your personal situation.

    • It's important to realize that there is a purpose in highlighting various character traits (even those which aren't always the sort one would want a child to emulate) and, rather than just intending to make the characters more interesting, it serves to note the wide range of people and attitudes we come in contact with in the world. The Bible is replete with characters of all sorts who are intended to be a positive or negative example for us. Not every character we read about in the Bible is meant to be followed perfectly (Recall the stories of some of the greatest heroes in Scripture, like David, Moses, and Samson.) Real-life portrayals of human nature point us to the One who is the perfect example and our perfect sacrifice for sin!

      We hope our characters portray a picture of the world that is truthful to the various character traits that exist. Where characters fall short in attitudes or behavior, we write the courses to show them grow in grace as the course and lessons progress, repairing relationships where broken, pointing characters and students alike back to the perfect Word. Like you and I, the characters are not perfect people, and therefore, we believe, they are more relatable. So through presenting aspects of humanity and life as they really are, we hope students learn more about God's world at the same time they are learning more about God's Word.

    • The courses are designed for students in 2nd-6th grades just like the Veritas Press history and Bible programs. We’ve seen 7th and 8th graders benefit too--especially if they have not had our history or Bible program earlier. However, some students, younger and many older (including parents) have been enjoying the courses.

    • Yes. Tests and worksheets are graded, providing parents, teachers, and students with progress reports. We are also accredited by the Middle States Association. You can read more about our accreditation by clicking here.

    • Yes, there is no limit. In fact, we highly recommend taking one history course and one Bible course each year.

    • Yes. Successful completion of a course will qualify for the history or Bible requirement for yearly certification.

    • The historical fiction is optional because we recognize that some may not wish to include it in their history study. It should be noted that it adds a great deal for those who do choose to include it. Other resources are not required, because the course is carefully designed to be self-contained, eliminating the need for most outside resources. However, if you love books as we do, you may want to get several anyway—they will only help reinforce the learning.

      You can access our free pdfs of suggested books for each course by clicking here.

    • No. They are accessed online only. Due to the interactive nature of the courses and the large file sizes the courses must be accessed online.

    • Each student needs their own course in order to complete the graded assignments and to keep track of their progress. Courses cannot be shared between multiple children. Once a test has been taken, both the correct and incorrect answers are recorded and shown on the test slides.

    • We believe that the self-paced courses provide the best way to learn the material. Additionally, it is difficult for a parent to teach every child in every subject in a homeschool. Finally, the student can do the work whenever he wishes.

    • Parents can see and print the grades and progress of their students at any time.

SELF-PACED OMNIBUS

    • Omnibus Primary courses have 175 lessons. The courses are planned for a five-day per week schedule and can be completed in 35 weeks. Omnibus Secondary courses have 105 lessons. They are intended for a three-day per week schedule and can be completed in 35 weeks. Lessons will take 45-60 minutes.

    • When using a Self-Paced course, a typical day includes logging in, launching the lesson and completing the lesson. At the end of the lesson, the reading assignment homework will be displayed on the second to last screen. All assigned homework will be assumed to be complete before starting the next lesson. Completion of reading assignments are necessary to succeed in the course.

    • Yes, there is no limit. In fact, we highly recommend Omnibus Primary and Secondary together.

    • The homework includes the books from the first and second semester book lists. The homework for Omnibus is not optional and the lessons presume knowledge of the books that were assigned to be read.

    • While the courses are intended for 7th-12th grades, we understand that parents may need to assess the books being covered in each particular course to determine their student's readiness for some of the content contained therein.

    • Absolutely, and they will be amazed at what they learn.

    • We have great success working with a wide range of issues. Children who have difficulty reading due to visual processing can listen to the books on tape. Other learning disabilities should be discussed with our office. Feel free to call us at 800-922-5082 or click here to fill out a free consultation form.

    • No, they are accessed online only. Due to the interactive nature of the courses and the shear size of the files the courses must be accessed online.

    • Each student needs their own course in order to complete the graded assignments and to keep track of their progress. Courses cannot be shared between multiple children. Once a test has been taken, both the correct and incorrect answers are recorded and shown on the test slides.

    • This is a different and unique experience. It is difficult for a parent to teach every child in every subject in a homeschool. It is also sometimes cost-prohibitive to hire a teacher through live Veritas Scholars Academy courses or otherwise. An additional benefit is that the student can do the work whenever he wishes and is not tied down to when a class is scheduled. Some children simply do better in this constantly changing environment.

    • The Self-Paced courses include “Knowledge Trees” within the program. These are interactions where the Self-Paced course asks the student a question and then, based on his answer, it responds with a counter question or answer. The Self-Paced course is designed to create more questions based off of what information it gets from the student, whether right or wrong. This encourages the student to think and interact with the program.

    • Each Self-Paced Omnibus lesson is equivalent to one session in the Omnibus textbook. There are several sessions in the textbook for each book that is read in the Omnibus class.

    • Parents can see and print the grades and progress of their students at any time.

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