Probably the best way to sum up how I feel about this post is- it is getting REAL here folks! This year we are teaching two high schoolers again only this time we have a sophomore and a senior. The best thing about high school outside of the awesome conversations is mentoring these young people into adulthood by helping them to find their niche. Our curriculum choices reflect their interests and goals. Here’s a look at our High School Curriculum Choices 2015-2016.
12th Grade Curriculum
Ethan is our senior. He’s had quite a challenge as a junior having battled Lyme Disease the entire year. If he had not been ahead of the game, his senior year would look very different. Thankfully, he only needs one and a half credits to graduate. The rest of his courses are based on the colleges he wants to apply to.
- Calculus– with Life of Fred
- Physics– with ck-12
- English V– with Excellence in Literature
- Arabic– with Rosetta Stone after having taken an introductory course at our co-op and a summer course with a native speaker with iTalki.
- American Government & Economics – with Notgrass and Uncle Eric
- Novel Writing– with One Year Adventure Novel and Other Worlds. He has a goal to complete his current novel.
- College Exam Prep– He’ll be taking the SAT and possibly the ACT this fall.
- Driver’s Ed– complete his driving hours, take the 5 hour class, and pass the test!
Ethan’s hobby this coming year will be applying and getting accepted to universities. We’d appreciate some scholarship applications being completed as well. College visitations begin in September strategically chosen for the opportunity to see the Virginia Tech Hokies play Purdue at Purdue!
10th Grade Curriculum
It’s hard to believe Rebecca is already a sophomore! She has two very distinct niches and it will be interesting to see how she works them together as she completes high school.
- Algebra– complete beginning algebra and work through advanced algebra by year’s end with Life of Fred.
- Biology– using ck-12 and supplemental lab materials and entomology.
- Spanish– with Rosetta Stone (we have levels 1-5 of the homeschool edition)
- English III– with One Year Adventure Novel using the reading list he provides along with essay writing. We need to keep her skills sharp though she’ll be writing fiction this year.
- Quest for the Ancient World– WinterPromise and she’ll be doing this with her 8th grade brother
- Art– a credit of art using a variety of materials and online courses
- Sewing & Design III– An independent study which involves teaching others and breaking new ground in design and construction.
Rebecca teaches two sewing classes right now. She prepares the curriculum and helps the girls learn new skills and complete projects. Rather than working at a sewing camp, she chose to try for more students. This is the perfect working environment for her at this time.
Other High School Posts at Blog, She Wrote
Working with a Bright & Occasionally Very Motivated High Schooler: Tips and Strategies– Do you know any students like this? Helpful strategies for working with this type of student.
Teaching & Mentoring High School Math– How to work with teens and complex math. It’s easier than you think!
Creating Opportunities for Your Homeschooled Teen– How to work to find experiences for your homeschooled high schooler.
High School Help– A gathering of high school posts here at Blog, She Wrote