It’s October 4, and on this date in 1983, Richard Noble set the land speed record by traveling 633 miles per hour in a jet-propelled car in Nevada’s Black Rock Desert. His record lasted until 1997, when Andy Green drove another type of car 763 miles per hour, but Noble’s accomplishment on this date 38 years ago got us thinking about how fast students move through our accredited middle school courses and accredited high school courses. Our courses are designed to be completed over the course of a regular school year, meaning that half-unit courses are designed to be completed in 3-6 months, and full-unit courses are designed to be completed in 6-9 months. That said, students can work entirely at their own pace and finish before their deadlines, which is 6 months for a half-unit course and 12 months for a full-unit course. We realize that some students may wish to complete their courses as quickly as possible, but we caution against going too quickly. Doing so will deprive you of valuable feedback from your instructors, and rushing often can lead to avoidable mistakes or errors. Therefore, we recommend going as quickly as your mastery of the material allows. Doing so will help you do your best in your accredited middle school program, accredited high school program or independent study program, and all of us here want to see you do your best.