The teacher had an excellent reputation? And it was your best option for having in-person labs, and opportunities to learn with friends?
This is our situation. I know of options we could use for a home-based study of biology. We have a microscope and other equipment for labs. But my daughter is thinking she would prefer an in-person class, especially for guidance with labs.
We know of several students who have taken this Biology course with the Apologia text and have loved the class. Some have gone on to major in biology in college.
We believe in theistic evolution. My kids took a good secular Earth Science online course this year; it gave them a solid understanding of how old our world is and how it came to be.
Would taking an Apologia-based course be setting us up for frustration and missed information? What would you do?