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BrittiBop16

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  1. This sounds a lot like my plan. We will stretch it out all year, award 1/2 credit, and throw in CPR/First Aid. Will CPR be listed as an extracurricular on the transcript? I also decided that I'm going to hold off on it until my daughter takes Biology next year.
  2. Yeah, I get an error when I try to access the website sometimes. It usually works when I hit refresh. Yes, it is the same teacher for all 3 classes. My daughter tends to struggle with science so I was hoping to find something that works...
  3. How did this class work out for your student? This course is on my list for 10th grade next year. Would you recommend it? Do you feel enough labs were done to consider this a Lab science for transcript purposes? TIA 🙂
  4. Hello everyone, How did the Honors English 1 class use the Easy Grammar book? Do parents grade, are pages scanned and uploaded, how do the quizzes work, etc? I am considering enrolling my 9th grader, but I'm not at all familiar with Easy Grammar.
  5. Were you able to complete a single level in one semester? I was thinking of having my daughter take a creative writing class one semester and completing EIW 9 in the other.
  6. My 9th grader is doing EP Spanish 1 with the convo class this year. Did you take this last year? Did you find the class to be beneficial? Thanks!
  7. Thanks Momto6inIN. I plan on purchasing for my DD to use this year as well. She will be in 9th grade.
  8. Those who used this, how did you like it? Did you award a whole credit for it or just a half?
  9. Hi Lori D., I hope this isn't hijacking a thread... This is only my first year homeschooling in Maryland (I homeschooled for 3 years in Virginia where all we had to do each year was submit a notice of intent, course of study, and standardized test scores). I don't want to spread bad information so thank you for taking the time to pick this apart. Based on your interpretation, it sounds like a good case for not being compelled to teach all 8 subjects all year, especially at the high school level. You're right, why should we have to do more than even the local high schools require to graduate?? Granted, I have not had a portfolio review at the high school level so I don't know what that looks like just yet. I should also point out that based on my current (and probably skewed) understanding, what we're doing for credit purposes is different from what I plan to do for portfolio purposes. For example, this past year, I could show two art projects each semester just to check off that box during the portfolio review. I wouldn't grant a credit for that come high school, but at least to the county, yep my kids "did art." I even planned on spreading a half credit of health over 2 years just so I could show the county that my high schooler received instruction in health each semester. Then I was going to award the half credit on dd's transcript. Do you all think spreading a half credit over 2 years is too much spread? Maybe the school board (which conducts the portfolio reviews) overstepped and/or I just provided too much information each time. The fact remains that it can be intimidating and stressful to have someone face-to-face critique what we've been doing all year. In fact, I don't know anyone else who uses the school board portfolio review process here. Everyone I have met uses an umbrella. I will start a new thread once I contact the board about high school instruction in MD. We only recently decided to homeschool through high school, after all. Anywho, this forum has been a blessing! Britt
  10. Surely they don't make PS students take art, music, and health every single year of high school, do they? It makes sense for lower grades, and I know some high schools do require .5 credit of PE every year, but I've never heard of high schoolers being required to take art, music, and health all 8 semesters of high school. My thoughts exactly! I feel like it's a way to make homeschoolers jump through some extra hoops. I think depending on who does the portfolio review, we may be able to get away doing say, one semester of health and one of PE. At any rate though, yep, all 8 subjects all 4 years. Kind of a hassle.
  11. I know as homeschoolers we don't have to do what the local PS does, but I like having at least a baseline. I just thought I might add that per Maryland homeschool requirements, we must show evidence of having taught 8 subjects each year (both semesters, too): English, math, science, social studies, art, music, PE, and health. That said, I guess I would be well-suited to do what others here have done and spread my credits out over 4 years. For those who lump cumulative activities and coursework together in one year, do you denote that on the transcript? Or would that explanation be more appropriate in the course description? Thanks all!
  12. Good to know. I was a bit concerned when I saw how young some of the other posters' kids were when they took the class. My daughter will be 14 when she takes it. Thanks for responding!
  13. I see what you're saying. Here https://welltrainedmind.com/a/how-to-assign-high-school-credits/ it lists PE as a core class and art as an elective. As a core, we would think PE should fall on the higher end of 120-180 hours. I wonder, too, if you could go off what your state grad requirements are. For example, in MD, students only need half a PE credit and 1 Fine Arts credit to graduate. In MD specifically though, as homeschoolers, we don't have to do any more than is required by the local high schools. I take that to mean I would be good with 120 hrs since that's more than half a credit anyway. As for art, maybe you could do an Art Appreciation class for the extra hours? I'm having my daughter do the one on Easy Peasy. That site also has a Music Appreciation course. My daughter also takes clarinet lessons, so that (plus time spent practicing clarinet at home) plus the EP Art course will make up her full Fine Arts credit.
  14. I have done some research on this and yes, I have seen people break credits up over multiple years. So long as you end up with the number of credits that colleges want to see, you should be fine. For example, if 1 PE credit is required, then some people will count 0.25 credits every year. You will still end up with the 1 credit, regardless of how you broke it up. Hmm...for my 9th grader I'm counting 120 hours for PE, using a combination of a Track & Field summer camp, a weekly homeschool gym program at our local parks and rec center, and any physical activities at home (bike rides, Xbox Kinect, etc). Is 120 hours too few? I figured if it's good enough for a Carnegie credit hour then it should be good enough for an elective like PE or art. I could be wrong though...
  15. Hi Mom2Vikha, Did your daughter ever take this course from CLRC? If so, what did she/you think about it? Roadrunner, I emailed the instructor but have yet to get a response. I asked whether this course was suitable for high school credit since the course description says grades 7-9, but the website lists the course as being for middle school. In your opinion, is it not worth a high school credit for a ninth grader? Thanks in advance!
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