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My HS kid took one class of AP Calc with forest trail. Felt that the material formatting could use uniformity. Explanations could have used more examples and more steps within the forest trail material. I did have to pay for extending class from 6 month (which is called a full year class). Student self pace is the key.
Overall the experience was a good one. Signup was easy and grades online keep student updated. System Administrators were quick. Instructor was fantastic. Cared about student, explained each questions answered and made herself available for teacher consultation. The system will update the parent upon a new submittal and the assessment grade of an assignment which is fantastic. Again student pace is key since there are no due dates excerpt the end of course time date.
This was the first time a student from my kids school has used forest trial. Great alternative when school does not have class available. Felt also that student has the opportunity to leave their “neighborhood environment” to experience a national level experience. My student felt he was more prepared for the AP exam via Forest Trail than before.
We chose Forest Trail Academy for our daughters first year of online school due to the flexibility of the self-paced classes. Her preprofessional ballet did not allow her to attend live online classes that are required by many programs. Knowing that Forest Trail holds many accreditations (including NCAA) was also a tipping point for us.
Like any first year of something new, we had our ups and downs, but in the end, we are 100% happy with our choice to enroll at Forest Trail Academy.
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