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Sycamore Academy Review by Krista Cogburn

2179 Meyer Place
Costa Mesa, CA 92627 1-800-779-6750

The Sycamore Tree was the first organization in the country established primarily for homeschoolers, since 1981. They have everything you need from pre-school through high school, including pre-packaged curriculum with lesson plans for K-9. The company staff is willing and ready to help make your homeschooling experience all you want it to be. They are very helpful and knowledgeable.

Sycamore Academy offers an accredited online program for grades 3-12. Students can do their work anytime, anywhere using Switched-On Schoolhouse curriculum and send it over the internet to their office. They also have a regular homeschool program for K-12. This includes an individualized study program, quarterly evaluations, and provides year-end standardized testing.

Sycamore Academy includes many more wonderful extras to make your child's homeschool years a great memory. Sycamore Academy is accredited by the Northwest Association of Accredited Schools.

Below are just a few of the many wonderful products offered in their catalog:

Love, Sex and God - a book that explains sex from a Christian perspective. Written to the teen, it is informative without being graphic. Perfect for the teen that needs more information from God's point of view. For ages 12 and up. This book is part of a set of six books. Graded by age from 3-14+. $59.95 for the set.

Guitar and Voice Lessons on VHS - a videotape that teaches guitar and improves voice. Easy-to-follow lessons that are great for beginners.

Beeswax candle kit - create candles using sheets of colored beeswax. No melting involved, just wrap the sheets around the wick and decorate. Perfect for all ages, even small children.

My Homeschool Year - a book to let your child record his/her homeschool year through journaling and scrapbooking. Includes pages for recording personal accomplishments as well as school-related topics. Makes the school year personal and special for your child.

101 Great Teaching Tips - offers just what the name implies, fun tips for Bible, Math, and much more. Use to add a little sparkle to your regular homeschool subjects.

Song of Eve - a fictional story of a teenage girl set during the time of Noah. Lets you imagine what it would have been like to actually have lived during this exciting time.

--Product Review by: Krista Cogburn, The Old Schoolhouse® Magazine