This worked great for us as we finished a Personal Finance course and could then apply the concepts to REAL MONEY! Opening that first checking account, filing your taxes, all those numbers finally made sense in the real world. Also made it possible for my daughter to meet the 180 day requirement for our state for her senior year and graduate early. I would not have thought of using this as credit...so glad you suggested it in your book!
Way to go, Brandi!
It's wonderful when we realize that we can get credit for "real stuff"! Life skills like money management are so important! Well done.
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Oh goodness. I did a search on your page for O.E. and I read through ALL of the search results. I found an answer to my own question. O.E. just needs to be taught sometime between K and 12th. THANK YOU!
Hi! Thank you so much for touching on this subject. But while you answered my question of "what is", you brought up another one for me. When? I too live in WA state. My kids though are 11 and under. What do I do with them for O.E.? LOL Thank you in advance!
Hi Dave! Occupational Education credit may not be required in your state, the way it is in Washington State, it's just an easy way for many people to incorporate work into their high school credit. Still, it's helpful to teach a strong work ethic in our children, so they understand the importance of earning money to make a living wage for the future.
Oh gee - I think I answered my own question. I just read your other post on "What should I put on my transcript". Ack!!
What happens when your child goes over 150 credit hours per year? Like a total of 416 hours per year? Would you count it as more than one credit and if so what to do with the remaining hours?
Thanks, Lee! This just confirmed what I was already going to do this year. I know in our public school they can get a credit for work study so I figured I would count it too.
Great idea, Lee!
Donna, you can track her hours at http://www.presidentialserviceawards.gov/ (and make sure to use them for the Congressional Award [http://www.thehomescholar.com/blog/congressional-award/375/])
I was able to get the link to work. Here is the address for the book: http://www.thehomescholar.com/sample-comprehensive-record.php
It's important to have volunteer hours as well, so i wouldn't use volunteer community service hours for high school credit unless it was necessary for some reason. It's valuable enough on its own :-)
The link above for the Sample Comprehensive Record does not work.
Also, can I give credit for volunteer community service that my 16 year old daughter does a couple days a week?
In Christ, Donna