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Online Social Science & Humanities Program Comparison

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This chart provides a comparison of the most popular online social science & humanities 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, Davidson Academy Online 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-MayHumanitiesSetSession: With class anticipated weekly time commitment: 5-7 hoursOnlineYesMiddle School Writing and Popular Young Adult Fiction (9-11)
Writing in the Humanities (10-12)
Critical Thinking in the Humanities (10-13)
Uncovering the Past: World Empires (10-13)
ASU Universal Learner Courses$25 to apply; $400 to receive college creditAnthropology, Economics, Psychology, Sociology SetSelf Pace and With ClassOnlineNoUndergraduateNoYes
Athena's Academy$249-$498History (The Story of Science), GovernmentSetWith ClassOnlineNoUpper Elementary/Middle SchoolNoNo
Big History ProjectFree: Parents can sign up independentlyHistoryOpenSelf PaceOnlineNoMiddle School/ High School12-18No
BYU Independent StudyHigh School Courses: $152 per half credit
University Courses: $188 per credit
History, Humanities, Philosophy, PsychologyOpenSelf PaceOnlineNoUpper Middle School/ High School/ CollegeNoYes
CTY3 months: $815
6 months: $1,580
9 months: $2,260
AP History, AP PsychologyOpenSelf PaceOnlineYesK-12thNoYes
Gifted LearningLinks at CTDHonors: $750-1,150
AP: $750-1,175
History, PsychologyOpen/Flexible DatesSelf PaceOnlineYesMiddle School/High SchoolNoYes
Laurel SpringsCourses range from $690-$1,540History, Philosophy, Psychology, Sociology (AP Courses)OpenSelf PaceOnlineYes9th-12thNoYes
Online G3$249History, PsychologySetWith ClassOnlineNo K-12thNoNo
Outschool $5 - $400History, Philosophy, Psychology, Sociology, and moreOpenSelf Pace and With ClassOnlineNoK-12thNoNo
Pennsylvania Homeschoolers$750 + FeesAP US Government, AP US History, AP World History, AP European HistorySetWith ClassOnlineNo8th-12thNoNo
Stanford Online High SchoolFull Time: $22,850
Part Time: $14,000
Single Course: $4,700
History, Humanities, Philosophy, PsychologySetSelf PaceOnlineYes7th-12thNoYes
The Lukeion ProjectSemester Course: $309, AP Course $339, 4-Week Workshops $49Philosophy, Classical HistorySetWith ClassOnlineOccasional Scholarships10th-12thRecommended 16+Yes
Thinkwell$150AP HistoryOpenSelf PaceOnlineNo6th-12thNoNo
Well-Trained Mind AcademySummer Course: $224-324
One-Semester Courses $299-324
Full-Year Course: $599-999
One-Semester Courses $299-324
Full-Year Course: $599-999 Ancient History, Geography, U.S. Government
SetWith ClassOnlineNo6th-12thNoNo


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