Is it more than a credit if you spend more than an hour a day?
Most high school credits are just ONE credit, and it's very unusual to have a class be a higher credit value than that. If you have a child that is either working slowly or exhibiting great interest in a subject, they can sometimes rack up huge number of hours for each class. Instead of increasing the credit value, consider using that piece of information in other ways. It can help you identify a grade (look at how consistently they work! Look at the effort and time they spend on the subject!) It can help you identify characteristics in your child as well - characteristics that they can mention during college applications! "I spent hours working every math problem in the book, determined to master the subject well before moving on." Doesn't that sound like a POSITIVE message to give colleges?
In every school environment (public, private, and homeschool) kids will learn at different rates. Some will take longer than others, and that's OK! One of the very BEST things about homeschooling is the ability for each student to work at their own level, and their own speed, and achieve understanding before moving on.
But if it were me, I wouldn't give them more than one high school credit per class.
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