Yesterday I posted about how to NOT PANIC about homeschooling high school. You know you are doing it. Just take a deep breath & go read that post. Don't worry we will be here when you get back.
First step in making a high school plan was to look at what Michael had already done in junior high. Then we could go forward and plan the next 4 years.
Hmmmmm not that much different from planning in past years. (I can breathe a little)
We just need to think for 4 years not 1. (I don't need to crawl under the covers and hide now)
I remember doing this for myself in high school. (Smiling now. It's going to be ok!)
This is a rough plan for what high school would look like and what curriculum we would use.
He had tackled Algebra I in his 8th grade year so here is what it looked like for High School
Advanced Math(Trig & Geometry)--10th-11th
Calculus--12th**he did this at at a local college for dual credit**
Hubby does High School Science Daddy style and I am so thankful!
In his elementary/middle years we used Rod & Staff English to solidify our grasp of grammar, so we felt it was time for some more writing. Since the outside class wasn’t available we chose Wordsmith to begin a writing program.
Composition & Grammar 9thWordsmith
Literature in American History 10th Beautiful Feet
Literature in World History 11th Beautiful Feet
Advanced Composition & Grammar 12th Outside Class
P.E. is necessary & important, however, we decided we couldn’t make it happen in one year or semester.
So I kept track of his exercise time over the course of 4 years and counted a full credit at the end of high school.
This was a huge relief for me! We also looked for ways he could be involved in sports in a coaching capacity because that added a new dimension to sports for him.
It also looks great on college applications!
We left this for deciding later. Not sure if we will need it and Michael wasn't sure what language he wanted to pursue.
This was the easy part! Our kids are so involved in outside activities we knew that it wouldn't be hard have enough electives.
So that is our rough plan for High School. At least for this kid because you know it will be totally different for the next one!