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Online AP Courses -- Thoughts on CTY, CTD, UCScout and others?
Hi! I'm a rising senior trying desperately to find a way to take the AP classes I had planned on. Right now, it seems like my HS is just going to facetime me into those courses at my school, which I think is completely unacceptable (I've tried this in the past on days I was absent and the camera never focuses, I can never ask questions, etc.).
I'm looking to take some really tough AP courses (Physics C: E&M being the toughest and hardest to find I think) and am looking at UCScout, Johns Hopkins CTY and Northwestern CTD. I've heard a lot of mixed reviews. Could anyone please offer their experiences with these online AP courses? I would be really interested in knowing (1) how content is delivered (i.e. live lectures, recorded lectures, links to websites/Youtube videos, textbook readings, etc.), (2) how self-paced vs structured the courses are, and (3) how available/helpful the instructors are.
Note: I am very comfortable with online learning as I have taken and passed several online courses before, but I certainly do better when the courses have either live or recorded lectures as a component. I also fully understand the difficulty of taking several hard AP courses at once, and I am ready to do so (last year I took 7 AP courses including calc BC, chem, and physics c: mechanics).