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When planning out the high school years, it helps to know if your child is planning on attending college or not. It will make a difference in the type of classes they take and how many credit hours they need. For instance at my local high school to receive a general diploma they must have 21 credit hours consisting of 4 English, 3 Mathematics, 3 Social Studies, 3 Science, 1/2 Health, 1/2 Physical Education, 1/2 Keyboarding or Computer, and 1 Elective in Business/Technology, Fine Arts, or Foreign Language. As you can see there is still plenty of room for them to take courses they want to fill in the requirements.< xml="true" ns="urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:office" prefix="o" namespace="">
Then when you look at the Core Curriculum for College Admission this is how it reads. English – 4, Social Studies – 3, Mathematics – 3, Science – 3, Foreign Language – 2 of same language, Visual or Performing Arts – 1.
I recommend checking your local high school’s requirements to get an idea of how to proceed. After looking at several different states it varies from 21 to 30. You may also want to look at some of the colleges that they are considering on attending to see what they require for admission. When I did this for my son, there was a slight difference in requirements. For instance, they wanted 3 credits of a foreign language and 4 credits of math.
Several of the colleges will have details on what a homeschooled child should do for admission. If not, contact them and ask. You are going to need to know what kind of records to keep or if they are going to have to get a GED. I did this for a few that my son was interested in because they did not have that information on their sites. They were very helpful and surprisingly those sites now have that information on them. Just ask it’s better to know before you begin instead of scrambling to get the information together half way through or at the end.
You may also consider having your high school student take courses at the local community college. These credits not only count towards high school graduation but will also transfer toward their college degree. This is also a cost effective way to get their college degree.
On this page I’ll list some of the choices for high school that I like. You can find additional high school resources on the various pages by category. The page would just be to overwhelming to list them all here.
CIMT Mathematics - scroll down till you see secondary
Algebra Concepts and Applications (there are answers to odd problems in the back of the student book)
Geometry Concepts and applications (answers to odd problems in back of student book)
MathAid Algebra II (this is a download for computer based learning)
Pure Mathematics or Statistics (student text free you have to pay for answer key)
Teach Yourself Trigonometry (answers in back of book)
Trigonometry Demystified (answers in back)
Statistics for the Utterly Confused (answers throughout book)