I am watching your DVD's for high school. Question about college classes.
My son took Elementary German 1 @ a college first semester
Now, 2nd semester, he is taking Elementary German 2
So - in high school credits - would those classes each receive a credit, or would it be 1 credit
adding these two together, because it took 1 year to complete both. In other words:
Elem German 1 - 1 credit
Elem German 2 - 1 credit
Elem German 1 & 2 - 1 credit
Thanks for your help.
It seems like each high school across the country does it their own way. Sometimes a school district will have a policy - but the policy may not affect homeschoolers. Sometimes the district doesn't have a policy, but the local high school has a method for converting. In that case you can choose to use their method or not. I think this is one of those situations where you have some flexibility. Often the most comfortable way to convert college credits is to either ask the local high school what they do, or ask the college where you are applying. It's interesting how there isn't a standard way to do it.
I wanted to just add a suggestion that parents consult how credits from college are counted by public high schools in their state. Here in Ohio a one semester college class(community college or otherwise) counts as 1 high school credit and a one quarter college class counts as 1/2 high school credit. My children have attended a community college on the quarter system and we have used this information in preparing transcripts. I think where this is really important is when you are applying to in-state schools so that everyone is speaking the same language, so to speak. I have had no issues doing it this way and both my children have been accepted to the state schools they have applied to and have been awarded significant scholarships
Unless of course you live in AL where the Dual Enrollment agreement with the cover schools (and public/private schools) states that a 3 credit college course is equal to 1/2 credit of high school...
I tried to incorporate games into our homeschool whenever possible, in order to make school fun. We played math games, art games, and economics games. They would giggle when I wrote on the assignment sheet "Play 30 minutes of Masterpiece" or "Play SAT Game." Making homeschooling fun is a great way to instill the love of learning.
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Let's talk about real feelings. How do you feel when you think about homeschooling high school? Do any of these words sound familiar?
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You will need to demonstrate interest in a college if you want to get admitted and get scholarships. Applying to a college without showing a genuine interest in the school is likely to benefit only the college, and unlikely to benefit your child.
Showing demonstrated interest means you have shown, by your actions, interest in the college and your desire
If you have a child in high school and are beginning to look at colleges, you will soon discover there are three different options for applying. The first is the good old fashioned way – applying directly to each college using their college application form. Second is using the Common Application. Third, which is relatively new, is using the Coalition Application.