Hi... We're heading into year 4. I will have two 8th graders and a 5th grader. We use a public charter school so they attend on campus classes once a week for geometry and math. They also take occasional enrichment classes. We are responsible for meeting with an Ed coordinator 6 times a year and turning in multiple learning samples. I do an extensive language arts/history program so there is a lot of writing and everyone prefers typing over handwriting. We've never used a typing program but I think it be a good idea....maybe something they could do a few minutes a day online over the summer? Low cost is key.