I can’t believe it, but next year 2 of my students will be in high school! I must say that overall high school has not been as scary and hard as I thought it would be, but it has been a big change in our day to day schedule with the addition of outside classes.
David will be a junior next year and that’s the year to really ramp up the college planning.
For the past couple of weeks, I’ve been busy lining up the classes that David and Anna will be taking both inside and outside the home next year.
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11th grade plan
The current plan is for David to take Spanish 1 with a small group in someone’s home.
He will hopefully be taking an American Literature class with our local homeschool enrichment group.
We’re brining him home for math again and will be using both Thinkwell and Life of Fred for Calculus. We purchased Thinkwell through the Homeschool Buyer’s Co-op. They run periodic group buys for Thinkwell classes.
He’ll be taking Physics using Apologia. Right now the plan is to do that at home, but if we suddenly come into extra money, we could sign him up for an outside class for that as well. But that’s not likely.
9th grade plan
My daughter Anna will be in the 9th grade next year!
We are planning on her taking Apologia Biology with our homeschool enrichment group.
World History will probably be Notgrass.
For math, she will be finishing Jacob’s Geometry at the first of the year, then moving on to Algebra 2. (I have Foerster’s for her to use. I’ve never used it before, so we’ll have to see how that works. David used Life of Fred, but Anna doesn’t think that would be very effective for her.)
Hopefully we will be taking a reasonably long summer break. However, there are a few things that definitely need to be finished.
David has to finish his chemistry course. Our journey through chemistry is a subject for another day. Lucky kid. Since he’s the oldest, I get to experiment on him.
Anna has to finish Fourth Form Latin before she starts Latin 3 in the fall.
I have to get David’s transcript updated. To do that, I need to write some course titles and descriptions for his electives. I also need to get the big picture mapped out for Anna.
By Kristen H.