How Many Hours Per Day?

I saw on the A Beka website that they suggest 4 hours per day with DVDs plus seat work. My question is, how long does the seat work take each day?

Also, with the DVDs, do you have to follow a traditional school-year schedule or can you go year-round?

Jamie's Reply:

The seat work (e.g. science report, research paper, spelling words, vocabulary words--in other words homework) takes about 1 hour per day. So, when we start by 8 a.m. we're usually finished by 1 or 1:30 p.m. That's including our lunch break!

You will find this in the Abeka Academy DVD For Homeschool Guide: "Return all student course work within 10 months but no less than 6 months." You have a deadline with the DVD's because it's accredited. I think they do that to keep you on track. So, no you will not be able to do the Abeka DVD Program year round.

Thanks for your great questions!

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Year round Abeka
by: Gr8tfulMom

We do Abeka year round with our 5 school-age children. You do have deadlines for completion and submission if you are participating in the accredited Abeka Academy. We prefer the independent study option, which uses all the same material and videos, but I do my own record keeping and evaluations. That allows us to schedule what works for our family. Year round has been a great choice for us, since we can have more frequent breaks and they're shorter so I don't feel like we lose a lot of ground in the summer.

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