The levels are our version of grades. I call them levels to try to somewhat from the idea that a first grader should take the first-grade courses. Your child should be in whatever level is best. Use our placement guides to help you choose. If your child needs one course on a separate level, I would suggest using the level and instructing your child to skip over that section (math, reading, etc.) and do the other level for that subject maybe before they even start their level.
Using the level is the easiest, most complete way to use the site. You can pick and choose courses from the menu, but using a level will hand-feed your child every subject on their level. I am working on a website where you’d be able to handpick your level, putting Math 2 and Reading 1 onto your child’s unique page. Hopefully that will be released in 2019.
The levels include math, reading, language arts, computer, and thinking. Computer and thinking are once-a-week courses.
At the end of each day, the student is instructed to click on a “Program Year.” This has nothing to do with the child’s level. It will automatically take your child to the correct day and level for them. Every day they should be choosing the same Program Year. You don’t have to start with Year 1, which is ancient history, but it is recommended that you go in order once you pick your starting point.
Read more about our Program Years.