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A-Squared Curriculum
Accelerated-Achievement

Frequently Asked Questions
The difference between the Demo and the Program:
The demo does not allow printing. The production CD does allow printing. Many of the books are text files, and printing could not be prevented, so the demo will only include the titles for most of these books. The production CD has more information on how to use the product, college entrance, and some other helpful information and resources. The demo also does not include the Science course of study or the helpful organizing tools.

If the demo is free, then why is there a $3.00 charge?
The $3.00 charge covers handling and maintenance to get the product to you. If you use a credit card or Paypal, they deduct their handling fee. The demo on CD is no longer available due to associated costs to get that product to our customers.

Why didn't I receive a confirmation or access to the A2 users website when I purchased the program?
We have had several customer's email confirmations bounce back. This is most likely due to your spam blocker. You will need to contact us again. But first add hstreasures and accelerated achievement to your "white list" your checklist or whatever you must do with your email service. We do not collect our customer's email addresses. We do not share or sell any personal information. We too have to deal with spammers and solicitors and we do not like it either.

Is this A LDS curriculum or to be used by LDS only?"
No. The program is not any denomination of any kind. It has no slant or bias towards or against any faith. It is however, considered a Christian curriculum because most vintage books, as in the 1879 McGuffey Readers, do have strong values and character building stories that give reverence to God. The content and booklist are available before you purchase. See the booklist at A2 Booklist. This program is risk-free. You may also order the Demo for a demonstration and a closer examination of the program. We do not yet have a "statement of faith" of our personal beliefs but you may get a good idea by reading our salvation statement at http:www.hstreasures.com/articles/bornagain.html or our personal convictions can be found among our encouraging articles at http://www.hstreasures.com/articles.html. Many of our customers agree and disagree with our statement of faith. Not all our customers even consider themselves Christian. Our products are available to be enjoyed by everyone. One can easily pick and choose from the vast content. In fact, if you will read our article about the wonderful author, George MacDonald, you will find that we do not condone his fantasy writings, or the Narnia works, some of which are included in the program.

What is included in the LDS Supplement?
The LDS Supplement is extra and is not included with the regular version. You must ask for it specifically or order it with the correct "buy now" link. There is no extra charge for this supplement.
The Supplement includes:
435 passages from the Book of Mormon, Doctrine and Covenants and Pearl of Great Price. And A book on preparing for a mission. More information can be found on our About Mormons webpage.

Why not a Catholic, Jewish or other denominational Supplement?
An attempt for additional supplements was made in early 2004. There must be enough interest and support to justify this undertaking to keep the price the same as the regular version w/o the free supplements. Contact and discuss this with your church groups and home school groups. If there are enough interested parties, we'd love to be of service in this area. You may contact us by email or phone. Many speeches and quotes by Sister Teresa and the Pope are excellent sources of copywork. Among our favorite Catholic authors are Charlotte Yonge and Basilea Schlink.

What about updates?
All recent and the latest updates are always included when you order. All A2 users who purchased the program have access to all updates free at the A2 users website. The A2 users website remains current for everyone with any new free updates and other valuable resources. If you did not register your software and would like to register for access to the A2 users group for the current updates, please email us.

What type of printer should I use?
The A2 program will work with any printer that currently works on your home computer. You can choose to print some or only parts of the program and view as much or as little as you want on the computer. The most economical method of printing is with a laser printer that uses toner instead of ink. We suggest you do your research on pricing before you purchase. Name brand printers, like certain models of the Brother Laser Printer, are not only way over priced at $400, but much more economical drum and toner supplies are available with other name brands. (You can read email digests with A2 user discussions on printers and places to shop for printers on the A2 users website.) Many A2 customers use www.fineprint.com software that helps save paper and ink!

Do I have to have internet service to use the program?
No. The A2 is all self-contained in one CD. However, there are a couple upper level text books that are available free online and a link is provided. The few text books are extra and not required. The A2 is flexible that parents and students may supplement and pick and choose from the contents as they like.

How can this much content all be on one CD?
The short answer is better technology. The Robinson Curriculum was created many years ago using very large, scanned image files. The files on the A2 are far more user friendly and are txt and pdf files. They load much faster and take up far less space because each book is a much smaller file format.

Will this software work on a MAC computer?
Yes. All books and contents are formated pdf files and text files with the exception of the Math Generator. The software that operates the generator which creates the worksheets that go with the Math lessons will not work on a MAC. Everything else works fine. Worksheet generators can be found free online and our MAC customers use those or create their own.

How much World History is included and How is evolution addressed?
Our World History texts include: A Short History of the World, by H.G. Wells; A Childs History of England, by Charles Dickens; Beacon Lights of History, by John Lord LL.D.; China and the Manchus, by Herbert Giles; and Famous Men of the Middle Ages, by John H. Haaren, LL.D. The Chronicles of America series also includes a text on Canadian history (The Canadian Dominion) and Hispanic Nations of the New World.

Taken as a collection, these texts form approx. 10 times the World History that the public schools provide.

Concerning evolution at the beginning of A Short History of the World: This text clearly shows the flimsy evidence upon which evolution is built. Heidelberg man is based on a single jaw bone. From that single fragment we are supposed to believe that an entire form of early man actually existed. Cro-Magnon supposedly evolved from Neanderthal man. Wells points out that they lived side by side. Cro-Magnon actually hunted down and killed the Neanderthals. The idea that one form of early man could evolve from another, and yet they exist simultaneously is laughable. H. G. Wells had to know this. He wrote this book, making a mockery of scientific evolution without appearing to attack science overtly. We suggest reading A Short History of the World in conjunction with the Bible. It is enjoyable and comical how Mr. Wells masterfully but subtlely dismantled evolution. He does allow for good Science. Science shows the proper sequence of the creation as explained in Genesis. Science makes two huge mistakes: First, the timing is way off. (Incidentally, the books in question show how Science keeps changing. Wells indicates that Science believed the world is 2 billion years old. When I was in high school it was 4.5 billion. Today they say it is 10 billion years. Translation: they don't have a clue.) Second, There is no evidence of a smooth transition from one life form to another. What we have are a series of discrete steps. Did a Neanderthal really give birth to a Cro-Magnon? A gradual process that requires billions of years does not take place, in discrete steps. Evidence of evolution would be something like morphing a picture of an apes face into that of a modern man. A smooth, continuous transition, with no steps. What we have is a before and after snap shot. ~~~Paul Stone, publisher of A-Squared Curriculum.



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