Homeschooling high school has been less and more than I expected. As with everything, you can’t plan for every twist and turn. Our big news for this year is this:
We have finished 3 years of high school in 2 years!
This means that instead of doing 11th grade this year, we are doing 12th grade and we will be graduating Chloe one year early!
12th Grade Homeschool Curriculum
We were so excited to find that a local school district is offering virtual AP courses to homeschoolers in the area. Due to this development we decided to have Chloe take an English AP course in this manner.
To round out her high school years she will also take a half credit of Shakespeare studies at home.
Why? The reason for switching is multifaceted: The first part of why we are switching is because there is no automated grading for Teaching Textbooks Pre-Calculus. The second reason is because Khan Academy is FREE. Now just because something is free does not mean we would just blankly use it. In this case Chloe used Khan Academy to study for her math placement test for the local community college. She found it easy enough to navigate and feels it will be a good fit for her for the coming year.
After completing U.S. History as a freshman, and both World History and World Geography as a sophomore/junior, Chloe will take the required (by NYS) 1/2 year PIG class (Participation in Government) and 1/2 year of Economics this year.
Both Participation in Government and Economics will be fulfilled using Uncle Eric books.
The Uncle Eric books we are using:
- Whatever Happened Penny Candy?
- Bluestocking Guide: Economics
- Economics: A Free Market Reader
- Whatever Happened to Justice?
- Bluestocking Guide: Justice
- Are You Liberal, Conservative, or Confused?
- Bluestocking Guide: Political Philosophies
High School Chemistry is one science I did not want to tackle at home. For this reason Chloe will be taking Chemistry at the local community college. It will afford her the chance to step onto a college campus and offer her both high school and college credit simultaneously.
Electives are the big bonus for Chloe this year. She is SUPER excited about the two she will be taking for her senior year.
The Auto Upkeep Homeschool Curriculum Kit has the resources for your homeschool high school student to learn about basic car care, maintenance, repair, and ownership.
Foundations in Personal Finance for Homeschool is a complete, high school curriculum. It includes lesson plans; teaching delivered via video by Dave Ramsey and his team of experts; and a blended learning website, foundationsU.com. In addition, more than 35 activities are included, which focus on providing 21st century personal finance knowledge and skills in a student-centered approach to learning.
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