Rated 4 out of 5 by PeanutsMom Our 6th BJU Year
We're in our 6th year of using BJU press DVD homeschool program. We were sold on the curriculum when we watched how much fun my nephew was having with the highschool DVD program.
Incidentally he'll be graduating from college this school year which he has paid for with scholarships for academic excellence.
We have enjoyed using the BJU curriculum. It is very thorough and complete. It is not cheap but I know it would cost just this much or more to put together a comparable program of courses on my own.
The teachers are all excellent and we have our favorites. My daughter has learned a lot and frankly so have I.
Don't think this is a plug it in and leave it program. To get the most out of it get involved and follow along. I really like the addition of excel grading sheets. Yaay! Made my day.
October 6, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by CaliforniaMom Wonderful Curriculum
I am enjoying this year's set-up of the 4rth Grade curriculum. Instead of the CD for parents to print out, everything is already prepared and I can just place it in the binder. I can prepare my son's school work with ease. My only suggestion is that the font letters for parents guide needs to be more clearer in photocopy and a little bigger. It is hard for me to read. The Social/History Studies, some topics may not go along with the California Standards but my son loves it and we just supplement it with what we do not have. Otherwise, wonderful curriculum! Keep placing emphasis on God and the Bible in all the classes. We appreciate that. My son loves his teachers. Thanks BJU!
September 15, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Kendra BJU Press DVD's has simplified our homeschool
This is the first year I am using a DVD with books curriculum. My son is in 4th grade and I have tried lots of different homeschool approaches. This is my favorite by far. These teachers are able to make each class far more interesting than I can. My son and I are enjoying school this year and he is learning so much better. Thank you for this wonderful homeschool opption!! I will be using BJU DVD's and books from now on!
September 12, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by lisam teachers edition books
I really enjoy using BJU teaching material. The only thing I REALLY miss is all the teachers edition books for all the subjects. One cannot read the tiny print in the new paper parents copy. when teachers edition is listed in catalog and I pay for it , I should receive it.
October 14, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by DPforgiven Need more time to assess.
I've used BJU curriculum in the past & I really like it. This is the first year I've used the DVD distance learning. We are only about three weeks into school so more time is needed to properly assess, but my initial thoughts are that this is a lot of work. I got the DVDs so that I wouldn't have to spend so much time teaching, but just trying to get organized & finding what I need for correcting & instructing is monumental. I'm not much impressed at this point. I would much rather have preferred to have the teacher's manuals...much quicker & better organized. If I could afford it I would get the Teacher's Editions for all the subjects.
September 22, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by 4Him Grade 4 with Books
Grade 4 DVD with books is a good program. The good: Bible and English are very good, student can work independently. I really like how English alternates Grammar and Writing. Science and Math are good. I do wish the teacher assigned the entire work text in Math instead of moving to the fact reviews and extra reviews. I have my student do the work text first and then, only if needed, do the extra reviews. Reading is good, but is a lot of work. We do not do all assigned pages on this. I do like the book links a lot.
The bad: History--you only get the student notebook b/c this is the older edition. The notebook does not contain any study pages. Due to this, studying for tests is quite difficult and very involved. We have moved to open book tests in History b.c of this. Spelling is the older edition. I like the newer edition that is not DVD better. We do use the older edition, but skip the journal part. I hope they update the DVD's to meet the current/latest edition in the texts.
I would recommend BJU DVD overall. I think it is a sold Biblical program.
September 2, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by momoftwo Overall a good product
My son is using this product and he likes it. However, it is very frustrating to him (and me) that the lesson stops in the middle of a lesson and you have to go back out to the main menu and select the next section to finish the lesson. It's not very easy to get back to the main menu and find the right lesson. He does like all the neat characters in the videos, it makes it more interesting to him.
August 25, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by JaiMomof3 LOVE BJU
This was our 4th year with BJU. LOVE BJU Distance Learning!! However, the printed Teacher's Edition being replaced with a CD was a HUGE disappointment! I can't imagine a single parent wanting to insert/remove a CD every time you want to utilize the Teacher's materials. Ended up ordering the printed edition, which was an extra expense. Not sure why the price of the DVD distance learning did not decrease when the printed Teacher's Edition was eliminated. To my knowledge, the DVDs and student materials were not new this year.
As for the teacher's...they are great! Our daughter can hardly wait to start 5th grade after seeing some of her favorite teachers on the 5th grade list.
May 19, 2014