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Homeschooling High School: Our 11th Grade Plan

Homeschooling High School: Our 11th Grade Plan

We are homeschooling high school all the way through. If you would like to see how we track credits and create transcripts, see Our 10th Grade Plan. If you haven’t checked out TheHomeSchoolMom’s free Homeschool Planner Plus download, you should take a look at it for creating printable high school transcripts. It is easy to plug in your courses and credits and the spreadsheet calculates your GPA for you.

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Our 11th Grade Plan

DE English

Building on what we did last year with resources from the UNC Writing Center, this year’s focus is on composition through the local community college’s ENG 111 course. Over the course of the semester, students work to complete a research paper from the abstract topic proposal to the final draft. It is a challenging course that goes into the details of the process for a single paper instead of completing multiple papers.

Precalculus

Having completed both the Algebra and Geometry modules of VideoText, this year we are moving to Precalculus at the local community college. VideoText covers Precalculus in its Algebra modules, but this was a nice way to start math at our local community college in a low stress way.

DE Biology and Lab

This is the 3rd of the 3 courses my daughter is taking at the local community college. Her preference was Anatomy, but BIO 101 & 102 are prerequisites.

American History

This is the only course that I am developing at home this year. We are using Crash Course American History, HipHughes history videos, lectures (mostly from The Great Courses) and various online readings to supplement. We will continue to keep up with current events using CNN’s Student News.

Spanish 4

My daughter’s Spanish 2 instructor is tutoring her own daughter and my daughter once a week in preparation for college level Spanish should my daughter choose to go that route.

Technology

Technology is incorporated throughout the curriculum as part of each class.

Physical Education

Since my daughter is a competitive gymnast that spends approximately 20 hours in the gym each week, additional PE is unnecessary.

Mary Ann Kelley

Mary Ann Kelley lives in Virginia with her husband and has two daughters, both homeschool graduates. Mary Ann, who homeschooled off and on for 16 years, believes in school choice as well as allowing children to direct their own learning with guidance and input from their parents. Her desire is to encourage parents and children to take personal responsibility for their own educational options and choices.

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Comments

  1. Denise Burner

    Like to get infor for grade 11

    • Hi Denise – Homeschooling is state regulated and parent-directed, and we don’t offer individual consulting so I can’t provide anything specific to your family’s needs. I recommend getting in touch with local homeschoolers in your area and learning more about your state’s requirements if you are new to homeschooling. They can also be a good resource for classes and co-ops that might be available locally. You might find the information linked from our Homeschooling 101 page helpful if you are new to homeschooling. Best wishes on your homeschooling journey.

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