Our first year of homeschooling high school has been a bit of a challenge. We're making it through, but due to some struggles my 9th grader has had with motivation, some of the credits we'd planned on granting for his freshman year just didn't happen.
He'll end up with about 5.5 credits for his freshman year, short of what we'd originally planned for the year. But that's the wonderful thing about homeschooling — we can be flexible.
So here's what's on deck for his 2012-2013 sophomore year. I've also included our updated 4-year plan at the bottom of this post. I also took another look at the graduation requirements for Texas and updated the minimum number of credits Jaden will need to complete before he can graduate.
Homeschool Curriculum for 10th Grade Boy
Language Arts (1 credit): One Year Adventure Novel’s Other Worlds curriculum. I'm also wanting to include grammar review of some kind to keep him up-to-speed in preparation for the ACT/SAT. I'm still not sure exactly what curriculum to use for this. Do you have any suggestions? I'm wanting something that goes beyond the basics of just drilling parts of speech.
Math (1 credit): He will be finishing Chalk Dust Geometry which we started mid-second semester freshman year and then begin Chalk Dust Algebra 2 sometime in the first semester of his sophomore year.
Science (1 credit): Exploring Creation with Chemistry. He will be taking this through The Potter’s School.
Social Studies (1 credit): He will taking U.S. History through The Potter’s School using United States History by Prentice Hall.
Foreign Language (1 credit): Spanish I, taken through The Potter’s School using BJU's Spanish I curriculum
Fine Arts (.25 credit): Private guitar lessons
Physical Education (.25 credit): He takes judo twice a week for a total of 2-3 hours.
Economics (.5 credit): Exploring Economics by Notgrass
Automobile Maintenance & Repair (.5 credit): Auto Upkeep: Basic Car Care Maintenance & Repair
Drivers Education (.5 credit): We're planning to use DriversEd.com.
Our Updated 4-year Homeschool High School Plan
Because of the way Jaden's freshman year has gone, I had to change some things about his 4-year high school plan that I posted last year. But even with those changes, I think he's still on track to graduate on time.
You can click on the image below to view it full size. If there is a specific curriculum we've used, or are planning to use for a course, I've included it in the table. The abbreviation TPS stands for The Potter's School, the online Christian school we use for several of our courses.