Saturday, November 20, 2010

Looking Forward

Even though we are only half way through our 6th grade year, I can't help but think about what our plan will be for high school. You know all those hard subjects. The state of Georgia requires 23 credit to graduate. Here are those requirements:

English = 4 credits
Math = 4 credits
Science = 4 credits
Social Studies = 3 credits
P.E. = 1/2 credit
Health = 1/2 credit
Electives including Foreign Language = 3
Electives with one being in Fine Arts = 4

A couple of them I may have to pay someone else to do, especially the higher math and science. I was doodling around the other day and at this is what I came up with:

9th Grade
English - Easy Grammar, Vocab and Literature
Math - Algebra 1 with Teaching Textbooks
Science - Physical Science with Apologia
History - Middle Ages/Renaissance through Simply Charlotte Mason
P.E. - ?
Health - ?
Fine Arts - Drama and Art
Elective - ?
Bible - unfortunately cannot be counted as a credit

10th Grade
English - Easy Grammar, Vocab and Literature
Math - Geometry with Teaching Textbooks
Science Biology with Apologia
History - Early Modern Times 1550-1850 through Simply Charlotte Mason
Elective - Drama and Art
Elective - Foreign Language
Bible - Unfortunately not counted

11th Grade
English - Creative Writing, Literature, Grammar and Vocab
Math - Algebra 2
Science - Marine Biology with Apologia
History - Modern Times 1850 - present through Simply Charlotte Mason
Elective - Drama and Art
Elective - Foreign Language
Bible - Unfortunately not counted

12th Grade
English - Essay Writing, Literature and Vocab
Math - ?
Science - Chemistry through Apologia
History - Government and Economics
Elective - Drama and Art
Elective - Personal Finance with Dave Ramsey
Bible - Unfortunately not counted

Please let me know if you have any ideas for the items I have with question marks.

2 comments:

The Zoo Keeper said...

Yes Bible can be. There is a New Testament literature class and an Old Testament literature class. They are counted as English/Literature classes. Combine them with grammar, writing, and analysis and comparisons, and you have 2 English credits. GA has GPS and curriculum for both courses on the state web site. Check out the Dept of Ed site for the state and there's a list of all approved courses.

Annie Kate said...

I've found that I can make all the plans I want, and it's good to do so (esepcially to meet govt and university requirements), but when the time comes, we try to follow the children's interests.

I would never have thought of listing Anatomy and Physiology of Large Domestic Animals, or Visual Basic (what's that?), but my teens are studying those topics. LOL

Enjoy your planning and just keep on going as you are; you're doing a great job.

Annie Kate