Do you ever feel like you're cheating when you create a high school course based on your child's special interests? I know I did. Two favorites from my children's transcripts were Critical Thinking in Chess and Russian History. I mean really. Who was I kidding?
I just spent time with my lovely niece, driving to Oregon, and we were talking about her high school experience years ago. I knew that her father had taught a class on The History of Baseball, and that's one of the things that I share in my "Preparing to Homeschool High School" video. But when we were talking the other day, my niece mentioned that she had taken a different class from her father when she was in public high school. The class was called "Sports Communications." They learned about journalism, radio broadcasting, and marketing - all of which she has put to good use in her career, by the way. But what she remembered the most was watching a LOT of movies in school and doing some sports "play by play" announcing to baseball games! Her father gave her a grade - an "A" as she recalled.
It's OK to have some unique courses in your homeschool. Yes, make sure you have the basics down, but stretching your wings is also good!
There is freedom in independent homeschooling!
I'm working on first e-book. The working title is "The Art of the Homeschool Transcript." I'm very excited! I hope it will help and encourage a lot of people. More details to follow.