Thursday, August 14, 2014

You Want Me to Teach High School?

Welcome back!  Yesterday we talked about choices for our 2nd and 7th grader, so let's move right into 11th grade!
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High School

The name alone puts fear into many homeschooling moms, I know.

I understand.

It did for me at first.  And then I had one graduate, successfully getting into the college of her choice and make straight A's, except that B in the dreaded Greek class.  And who is going to graduate a semester early in December, after only 2.5 years of college.

I figured we did not mess her up too badly, and so surely I could do it again, and again two more times!

We also learned a few things along the way. About making college decisions, going away to college, going back again, and even about coming home.

We have said a lot of prayers and we have made a few changes along the way.

So here is what is going on in our current high schooler's life, Riley, currently in 11th grade-

History- Civics and American Government from Sonlight
             * We have it, it has worked for us in the past and so we will continue with it again.

Writing- Institute for Excellence in Writing -Advanced Communications Series and The Blue Book of Grammar and Punctuation.  She will also continue to use Wordly Wise for vocabulary

Math- Math U See's Stewardship (consumer math)
           * This is the only year we use Math U See, but I really like that this program teaches basic life math skills and uses a journal and devotional.

Bible- Apologia's I Don't Have Enough Strength to be an Atheist
           *I have been waiting to use this with a kiddo after reading it myself.

Science- Apologia's Marine Biology
               *We allow our child to choose what they will study for their fourth science.  Therefore our landlocked child is studying about the ocean.  Makes perfect sense, right?

And then here is where we get a bit crazy...

Our daughter just successfully completed her first online college class (dual credit) English Comp 2.  She had placed out of English Comp. 1.

In September she will be taking British Lit 1, Visual Communications and Speech all for dual credit.
She will take four additional dual credit classes in the spring as well as attempt to CLEP four classes, thus completing her freshman year of college as well as her junior year of high school.

For the record, and in case you were wondering if she ever had time for anything else outside of class, YES!  She loves theater and is quite a happy kiddo!

Riley is on the far left, in the bright green!
High school can be challenging, but it can be done!

Tomorrow is our last day together for this amazing Blog Hop!  Hope to see ya back, but until then, check out what some friends are chatting about...

Marcy @ Ben and Me
Lisa @ Farm Fresh Adventures
Jenn @ Treasuring Life's Blessings
Dusty @ To the Moon and Back
Jacquelin @ A Stable Beginning
Rebekah @ There Will Be a $5 Charge for Whining 
Gena @ I Choose Joy!

And don't forget about the BIG GIVEAWAY!!




  1. Mine is in 7th grade this year and already I'm dreading High School. Thanks for the encouragement ;<)

  2. How exciting! I'm pinning this to my high school board because a lot if these ideas look like things I'd like to do for high school-- which starts next year!

  3. This is our first year of high school so of course I'm a bit nervous as I want to make sure we accomplish what we need for them to graduate!! Great job mom!! :)


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