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Online Science Program Comparison

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This chart provides a comparison of the most popular online science programs used by Davidson Young Scholars. These program can be utilized in a variety of ways; enrichment, tutoring, curriculum replacement, independent study, etc. If you are interested in exploring full-time programs, the Davidson Academy’s online campus is a full-time option for profoundly gifted students residing in the United States and Canada who are academically ready to perform at the seventh-grade level.

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Name of ProgramPriceTopics/Courses OfferedEnrollment PeriodProgressType of ProgramFinancial AssistanceLevels/Grades OfferedAge/Grade RequirementAccreditation
Davidson Explore - Middle School Courses$900 per course for full academic year August through mid-MayScienceSetSession: With class anticipated weekly time commitment: 5-7 hoursOnlineYesMiddle SchoolContemporary Science (9-12)No
ASU Universal Learner Courses$25 to apply; $400 to receive college creditAstronomy, Biology, Earth Science, EngineeringSetSelf Pace or Session: with classOnlineNoUndergraduateNoYes
Athena's Academy$249-$498Biology, Chemistry, PhysicsSetWith ClassOnlineNoUpper Elementary/Middle SchoolNoNo
BYU Online ClassesHigh School Courses: $152 per half credit University Courses: $188 per creditBiology, Chemistry, PhysicsOpenSelf PaceOnlineNoMiddle School, High School, and CollegeNoYes
CTY3 months: $815
6 months: $1,580
9 months: $2,260
Biology, Chemistry, Physics (Honors and AP)OpenSelf PaceOnlineYesK-12thNoYes
Derek Owens$58 MonthlyPhysicsOpenSelf PaceOnline with LabNoMiddle School/High SchoolNoNo
FuelEdSemester class: $245 (Members pay $230)Earth Science, Biology, Physics, Chemistry (AP offering available)SetSelf PaceOnlineNoMiddle School/High School11-18No
Gifted LearningLinks at CTDHonors: $750-1,150
AP: $750-1,175
AP Biology, AP Chemistry, AP PhysicsOpen/Flexible DatesSelf PaceOnlineYesMiddle School/High SchoolNoYes
Khan AcademyFreeBiology, Chemistry, Physics (Honors and AP)OpenSelf PaceOnlineN/AUpper Elementary/Middle School/High SchoolNoNo
Laurel SpringsCourses range from $690-$1,540Chemistry, Biology, Physics (Honors and AP)OpenSelf PaceOnline with LabYes9th-12thNoYes
Online G3$249PhysicsSetWith ClassOnlineNoMiddle School/High SchoolNoYes
Outschool $5 - $400Chemistry, Biology, Physics, and moreOpenSelf Pace and With ClassOnlineNoElementary, Middle, and High SchoolNoNo
Pennsylvania Homeschoolers AP* Online Classes$750 + FeesAP Biology, AP Chemistry, AP PhysicsSetWith ClassOnlineNo8th-12thNoNo
Stanford Online High SchoolFull-Time: $22,850
Part-Time: $14,200
Single Course: $4,700
Biology, Chemistry, Physics (Honors and AP)SetSelf PaceOnlineYes7th-12thNoYes
Stanford Pre-Collegiate Studies $1,500PhysicsSetSelf PaceOnlineYes9th-12thNoYes
Thinkwell$150Biology, Chemistry, PhysicsOpenSelf PaceOnlineNo6th-12thNoNo
Well-Trained Mind AcademySummer Course: $224-324
One-Semester Courses $299-324
Full-Year Course: $599-999
Physics, Astronomy, Biology, ChemistrySetWith ClassOnline with LabNo6th-12thNoNo

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