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  1. nourishingmyscholar
    August 6, 2015 @ 9:44 pm

    I don’t live in New York state, but if I did this would be so valuable. I love how you are breaking things down for your state. Thanks for sharing #Mom2Mom

  2. Heidi
    August 7, 2015 @ 12:54 pm

    Thank you! Since NYS is viewed as a stringent state, people are often looking for the nitty gritty of it. Given that I have been doing it for 10 years I thought I might be able to help someone else out! 🙂

  3. Jessie Haynes
    January 11, 2016 @ 3:51 pm

    This has been so helpful, thank you! I just pulled my daughter out of 8th grade, so I’m new at this. Would you be able to clarify the term “units” for me a bit more? I see that 8th grade requires 2 units of math, etc – but I’m unclear on whether that refers to 1 math class per year or the actual number of hours in a school year in a subject?

  4. Heidi
    January 11, 2016 @ 4:24 pm

    Jessica I am so glad this is helpful to you! If you look at the regulations it states that a unit is equal to 6,480 minutes. That is 108 hours, and for a 40 week year that would be 2.7 hours a week (or adjust accordingly based on how many weeks you plan on schooling). Your child needs to complete two units over grades 7 & 8, which is equivalent to one math class each year.

  5. Karille Ormsby
    August 5, 2016 @ 12:06 pm

    Thank you so much for this!

  6. Heidi
    August 5, 2016 @ 12:35 pm

    You’re welcome!

  7. Elissa
    August 6, 2016 @ 2:44 pm

    This was the first site to pop up in my search for trying to find out what to write for this section! First time with this IHIP. Can you tell me why there is no foreign language requirement? My son will be doing a foreign language and I want to note it somewhere.

  8. Heidi
    August 6, 2016 @ 7:30 pm

    I don’t know if I can tell you why there isn’t one, but I can tell you that colleges like to see at least 2 years. I actually included it on my son’s middle school IHIP and quarterlies, even though it isn’t required. I just added it in my list just like I would for math, English, history, science, etc. With my daughter we used her foreign language as one of her high school electives. (And will do the same with my son when he is in high school) Hope that helps! 🙂

  9. Jeana
    May 5, 2017 @ 2:13 pm

    I can’t even begin to tell you how helpful your posts are. My son just started homeschool for 8th grade in NY and you break it down so simple. Thank you!!

  10. Heidi
    May 10, 2017 @ 8:54 am

    Thank you so much Jeana! I am so glad what I have learned along the way can be of help to you!

  11. Jess
    May 11, 2017 @ 9:22 pm

    MAJOR help! Thank you! We have a high-functioning autistic daughter who is graduating from elementary school, but is still socially completely unprepared for middle school (6th grade). We have decided to homeschool her the first year and organize it to help her better prepare for 7th. It is SO overwhelming and this really helps!

  12. Heidi
    May 12, 2017 @ 8:49 am

    Thank you Jess! I’m so glad you found this helpful! Good luck on your homeschool journey!

  13. Becky
    January 26, 2019 @ 2:55 pm

    Thanks for listing these Practical Arts suggestions out. I found it really useful when I was writing up Quarterly Reports. I am def. bookmarking your page so I can refer back to it.

  14. Heidi
    January 28, 2019 @ 2:49 pm

    Becky, I’m so glad this was helpful to you! I find that people are often put off by the NYS Regulations, but if you break them down they aren’t as bad as they first seem!

  15. Lillian
    January 25, 2022 @ 11:27 pm

    Hello! I’m so happy to have found your website. It’s my first time homeschooling my 7th and 8th grade girls. I’m having trouble writing out the quarterly report. I’m not sure where to put library skills or practical arts or foreign language at. Any help will be appreciated. Thank you

  16. Heidi
    January 27, 2022 @ 11:52 am

    I usually include practical arts in with either PE/Health or Visual Arts/Music depending on what it is. And library skills within Reading/Writing/Spelling/English Language

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