When we read DYOCC, we see that it’s author aimed MODG for her children attending Thomas Aquinas College, or one like it. If you’ve never fooled around on that site, you need to. The K-12 curriculum choices make a LOT of sense after you see it. Here is the syllabus. It’s a fixed curriculum. Everyone basically follows the same course. If you are planning to attend any kind of non-science graduate school, it would be a glorious foundation. But, if you want a PhD in Genetics, I’m not sure that you can sail into grad school without some outside work. Maybe you can. I dunno.
But, if you’re the type of family that expects that a four year degree gets your child directly into a profession, (e.g., teaching grade school, work in a lab, be a nurse) this is not that kind of school. College in my world is for getting a job, like immediately. Grad school is a grown up thing you do while you’re working in the profession already.
So, does the K-12 curriculum still prepare you for “regular” college? I would certainly think so. Any classical education prepares you to navigate life better. My one concern is science/math honors college. I haven’t been to college in 20 years, so I don’t know how that works anymore, but family did the honors science route and continued to advanced degrees. We did AP Biology, Physics, Calculus and got scholarships to honors colleges in our respective fields. It would be GREAT if that was unnecessary for honors college programs. I didn’t really “understand” a LICK of calculus, but I rocked that AP exam and skipped it in college. I’m not sure that was a good thing.
Anyone have thoughts?