Here are general guidelines to help you plan high school courses.
Provide 4 years of reading and writing at your child's level. This can include literature, writing, composition, speech...
Teach 3-4 years of math at your child's level. Most common are Algebra 1, Geometry, Algebra 2, Trigonometry, Pre-calculus, or Calculus.
Cover 3-4 years of social studies, including world history, U.S. history, economics, and government.
Have your child do science for 3 years. This can include biology, chemistry, physics, or delight directed sciences, and at least 1 with a lab.
Provide 2-3 years or more of single language.
Rarely is this required, but some colleges require 2 years, or ½ credit per year for 4 years.
Cover at least 1 year of the fine arts: music, theater, art, dance, or a combination.
Electives can be anything required by state law, required by parents, or delight directed learning. It could be Bible, driver's ed, keyboarding, logic, computer science, or your child's specialization.
Upon graduation, vocational programs may only require 20 credits. College preparation means 24 credits or more.
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