eTAP provides quality curriculum for the core subjects of Mathematics, English, History and Science for grades 1 through 12.
Content designed for kindergarten and the early grades include worksheets, instruction, connection to free supplemental educational videos and other internet learning resources that students may use to answer any questions they have.
The eTAP subscription for grades 1 to 6 also includes the powerful helpme2learn animated learning games.
This primary curriculum is divided into Lessons, with topics shown in the Table of Contents (TOC). These lessons are grouped by subject and grade level. Each lesson contains
Parents can use eTAP as their complete instructional program or as a supplement to other programs that they are using. Homeschool parents easily provide supervision of their children's education using resources from eTAP. Other homeschool parents enroll in local charter or public schools with independent study programs. Some of these schools will pay for eTAP membership fees.
It is recommended that your child spend about four hours a day on the four core subjects. This will vary from day to day as homeschoolers, allowing flexibility for other learning activities outside the home such as visits to the library, museums, parks, art, music lessons, and sports.
Students use eTAP's tutorial style learning to supplement their classroom and text book instruction. eTAP simplifies instruction for students with different learning styles, or who have difficulty succeeding in the traditional classroom. eTAP has greatly increased the success of students by allowing them to select the learning resources that best fit their individual needs.
Whichever path you choose, eTAP's tutorial style instruction will engage students and make them active learners.
Our program is self-administered and uses formative assessments with Pretest, Practice and Post Tests. After taking the pretest, a student who gets all answers correct can advance to the next lesson. Alternatively, incorrect answers identify what the student needs to learn. They read the instruction, watch the videos and take the practice test. Finally, when they get correct answers on the post test, they print out the page as a record portfolio of the school work they have completed. This portfolio record can be used to track what the student has learned, and can also be used to satisfy local school agencies' requirements. If you decide to enroll your child in school at a later time, these records will help the school determine the right grade placement for your child. This Portfolio may also be kept in digital form by copying and pasting the post test into a word document and saving to your computer.
For the elementary grades K-3, eTAP provides printable worksheets for your children to complete. You can always print multiple copies of each worksheet, if your child needs more practice.
You will often find short video tutorials and links to interactive web sites where your child can learn through educational games specifically related to the topic being studied. This gives your student a number of different learning experiences to fit their individual learning style, whether it is kinetic, auditory, or visual.
State Standards often recommend that each year, students review the previous year's work before proceeding on to the next level. This arrangement also allows each student to learn at their own pace.
Mathematics has 12 lessons for Grades K-3. Each term (Fall: September-January or Spring: February-June) lasts about 18 weeks. Therefore, each lesson should be used for approximately two weeks before going on to the next lesson.
Also, each lesson has a recommended grade-level range. For example, Lesson 1 can be used for grades K through 2. This means that your student can start learning the material at the kindergarten level and continue with larger numbers through the 1st and 2nd grade levels.
Mathematics lessons include printable worksheets, so your student learns to write the numbers.
English / Language Arts has eight lessons for grades K-3 and eight lessons for grades 4-6.
For these early grades, printable worksheets are provided so your student learns to write the alphabet and simple words.
Links are provided on all lessons to interactive learning games and other helpful and relevant sources of information.
The following History / Social Studies topics are included for grades K-3: Laws, World Geography, American and World Leaders, American Indians, Early Explorers and Economy. Links are provided for instruction and worksheets for student activities.
Grade 4 covers California History. There are six lessons.
Grade 5 covers United States History with nine lessons.
Grade 6 provides seven lessons on the Rise of Ancient Peoples and Cultures.
Grades K-3 covers the following subjects: Physical Science, Life Science, Earth Science, and Investigation and Experimentation. 18 lessons are provided. Each year, however, you should advance to a higher level in each subject.
Grades 4 and 5 have about eight lessons for each year.
eTAP focuses on allowing each student to spend as much or as little time as they need in order to master the lesson material. However, some like to keep pace with a standard school year of two 18-week terms. There are 6-9 lessons per subject, so spending about 4 weeks for each lesson should allow students to keep in sync with the traditional school year.