I have a question for you. Last year, Katie's sophomore year, she spent only 28 hours on Spanish. This summer she added about 15 more, for a total of 43. What can I do with these hours, since they don't add up to a half credit? Would it be alright to assign no credit for the sophomore year, and use these credits toward the junior year? We could even try to achieve an entire credit for the junior year, using these 43 hours toward that goal. Does that work?
~Jan in Washington
Hi, I have a similar situation. My question is if my daughter takes the SAT subject test, and gets a good score, does the high school have to accept that as 2 or 3 credits, or is it state by state? Can I find any rules somewhere that I can take to the school? Thanks.
Good question. It does vary from state to state, and school to school. Your school district should have their rules of acceptance posted online, and most universities do too. Lee talks about homeschool laws in this article: Know Your State Homeschool Law
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Hello I have a similar situation. My son has enough hours to have .25 of a credit in Spanish during 9th grade. He will spend one entire month in a Spanish country with family in the third month of his 10th grade year. I want to continue his Spanish education for the remainder of his 10th grade year and he will be doing Running Start for grades 11 and 12. Can I combine the month spent in 10th grade with his 9th grade .25 credit? Or should I separate the two by putting .25 credit in 9th grade and 1 credit Immersion Spanish on 10th grade? If I do that, can I have a second credit during his 10th grade for Spanish?
Thank you for your help.
I hope I'm understanding your situation well enough.... You can certainly combine 9th and 10th grade experiences into one class. Generally speaking, parents can combine the number of hours spend in 9th and 10th, and then give either 1/2 or 1 whole credit depending on the time spent. I'm guessing that spending a month in a Spanish-speaking country is like a field trip for your one credit class that you give in 10th grade.
Thank you for your quick and helpful response. When adding up hours from 9th grade and 10th grade do you have to award the credit for the year completed or can you use credit from a higher grade and put it with a lower grade? Like in my situation. Can I combine the 9th grade credit hours with the 10th grade trip and award it as credit for 9th grade?
You can award it any time. To me, it makes sense to award it in 10th grade, when that class was completed.
Perfect thank you. Yes I agree to award when completed, but I wasn't sure with 2 years of one language needed in highschool if putting 2 credits of Spanish in 10th grade would be acceptable.