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I need a list of what counts as credit for specific subjects.  For example, for English, what would count as credit . . . Logic?  Poetry?  Grammar?  Writing?  Et c.?

 

Is there a list like that?

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The high school section of TWTM has a list like that. It is specific to TWTM's schedule. But you should be able to get an idea.

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I need a list of what counts as credit for specific subjects.  For example, for English, what would count as credit . . . Logic?  Poetry?  Grammar?  Writing?  Et c.?

 

 

An English credit typically consists of roughly half literature and half writing/composition. Optionally, a little grammar and vocabulary are often thrown in as well -- a bit more in 9th grade, dwindling down in the later grades to just review or practice within the context of writing and proof-editing (grammar), or prep for SAT/ACT testing (vocabulary).

 

Below is the "line-up of the usual suspects" (LOL) and what type of credit is usually given. If you have a specific question about an unusual topic or class, post it, and we'll all give you our opinions as to how to label it!  :tongue_smilie: BEST of luck in wearing that high school administrator hat! Here's mine --->   :hat:  Warmest regards, Lori D.

 

 

NOTE: If taking a dual enrollment course, just use the college course title on your transcript, and use what department the course was listed under as a guide to what subject area to count the course as credit.

 

 

 

ENGLISH CREDIT

 

Writing Topics to Count towards English Credit:

- Composition (instruction, writing, proof-editing of various types of essays, research paper, reader responses, etc.)

- Journalism (article-writing, proof-editing, headline and caption writing, page layout, etc.)

- Creative Writing (can cover various types, or focus just on one type: fiction, play-writing, poetry, etc.)

- Non-Fiction Writing (can cover various types or focus on just one type: technical, biography, articles, essays, etc.)

 

Literature Topics to Count towards English Credit:

- English 9, English 10, English 11, English 12 (or other general heading for covering writing, literature, grammar, vocab)

- Survey of Literature (variety of authors and areas of the world, variety of types of works, variety of genres) 

- focus on literature from a specific world area (American, British, Russian, French, African, Latin American, Asian, etc.)

- focus on literature from  specific time period (20th century, Ancient, Medieval European, 19th Century American, etc.)

- focus on a specific author's works, or several authors' works (Literature: Shakespeare; Literature of British Christian Authors; 19th Century British Female Authors, etc.)

- focus on literature of a specific genre ( Literature: The Epic; Gothic Literature; Coming of Age Literature; Classic Sci-Fi)

- focus on a specific type of literature (Literature: Poetry; Literature: The Play's the Thing; Literature: Essays and Biographies)

 

Other Topics to Count Towards English Credit:

- Public Speaking / Communications / Rhetoric 

- Grammar

(usually grammar instruction is completed by 8th grade, and in high school it is just review and esp. applying grammar mechanics in the writing; but, a 0.5 to even 1.0 credit of Grammar can be awarded if a student has truly spent enough time on the subject (usually 60-90 hours for 0.5 credit), and there is enough content in the curricula to count for credit)

 

Topics NOT Counted Towards English Credit:

- Vocabulary  (while it is often PART of an English credit, typically not enough hours are devoted to JUST vocabulary to count it as a partial credit on its own)

- Logic (elective -- OR -- math or computer credit, if it more symbolic or computer logic)

- Drama (fine arts)

- Web Design (fine arts -- OR -- computer/technology -- OR -- elective)

- Yearbook (extracurricular activity, not a credit)

 

 

MATH CREDIT

 

Typical Math Credits:

- Pre-Algebra / Introduction to Algebra

- Algebra 1

- Algebra 2

- Geometry

- Pre-Calculus / Trigonometry

- Calculus

- Statistics

 

Speciality or "Elective" Math Credits

- Integrated Math

- Consumer Math

- Business Math

- Finance

- Accounting

 

Remedial Math Credits:

- Topics in Math

- Math Foundations (remedial math)

- when a math credit takes more than 1 year: Algebra 1A / Algebra 1B (titles for the 2 years it takes)

 

 

SCIENCE CREDIT

 

Typical Science Topics

- Physical Science (overview of Chemistry & Physics topics)

- Biology

- Chemistry

- Physics

- Advanced Science (of a previously-taken high school science subject)

 

Specialty or "Elective" Type Science Topics

- Earth Science / Geology

- Meteorology

- Astronomy

- Marine Biology / Marine Science

- Environmental Science

- Forensic Science

- Integrated Science

- Robotics

- Engineering

 

 

SOCIAL STUDIES CREDIT

 

Typical Social Studies Topics:

- Geography / World Cultures

- History

- Government / Civics

- Economics

 

Speciality or "Elective" Type Social Studies Topics:

- Philosophy / Worldviews

- Comparative Religions

- Politics / Current Events / Contemporary Issues

- Psychology

- Sociology

- Anthropology

 

 

FINE ARTS

- Art (drawing, painting)

- Music (lessons and performance, composing)

- Drama (acting, directing, backstage)

- Filmmaking

- Photography

- Appreciation course (Art, Music, Drama, Film) (history of the medium, elements of the medium, analysis, specific works/artists, etc.)

- Digital Arts (graphic design, web design, Photoshop, computer animation, etc.)

- hands-on creative process (jewelry-making, pottery, sculpting, woodworking, etc.)

 

 

ELECTIVES

- any class beyond the required number in any subject area (esp. fine arts, vocational, computer, etc.)

- academic electives (classes beyond the required number of credits in science or math)
- non-traditional topic of special interest to the student

- Family & Consumer Science / Life Skills (the old Home Ec credit)

- Nutrition

- Health

- PE

- Logic (could be a math credit, IF symbolic logic or geometric-proof based logic) (could be computer credit, IF computer-logic-based)

 

 

COMPUTER / TECHNOLOGY

- Computer Literacy

- Computer Science

- CAD

- Programming

- Networking

- Software Design

- Digital Arts

- class on learning a specific computer language

- class on learning a specific software

 

VOCATIONAL / TECHNICAL

- Early Childhood Development

- Culinary Arts

- Emergency Services (police / fire service training, EMT & ambulance training, etc.)

- Cosmetology

- Electronics

- Agriculture

- skilled labor topics (aviation mechanic / construction; machining / tooling; welding; construction; masonry; tile work; electrical; plumbing; blacksmithing; AC/Heater installation & repair; computer repair; appliance repair; etc.)

 

 

Usually NOT Credited

- Driver's Ed

- Bible / Religious Studies (unless attending a Christian/Hebrew college, or secular school that accepts it as an elective)

- SAT Prep

- Career Exploration

- Study Skills

- Keyboarding / Typing

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Lori has given a real service yet again.

 

One issue you will run into is that it is hard to get consistent answers about what contitutes a given course as complete enough to be credit worthy.  For that you may want to search by curriculum or materials you might use and see if someone has posted about it.  In truth standard x done equals a credit is hard to define, for example Biology at one school may not be very similar at all to Biology at another and the same is true in homeschooling. 

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One issue you will run into is that it is hard to get consistent answers about what contitutes a given course as complete enough to be credit worthy.  For that you may want to search by curriculum or materials you might use and see if someone has posted about it.  In truth standard x done equals a credit is hard to define, for example Biology at one school may not be very similar at all to Biology at another and the same is true in homeschooling. 

 

 

Totally agree with Nscribe! In addition to her great suggestion to post about specific materials and credit-worthiness, here are a few threads on assigning credit (from the pinned thread at the top of the High School Board on Transcripts, Credits (etc.) .... -- lots more great threads linked in that pinned thread on this topic, and many related topics. :)

 

Transcript question (how to assign a credit)

High school credit hours -- please explain

Dual credit on a high school transcript: how to count credits

How do you translate college credit to high school transcript?

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Wonderful list, Lori.

 

I just wanted to mention that religious type courses are standard at Christian high schools and Christian colleges, as well as Hebrew schools, etc.  Even secular colleges should not find them unusual on a transcript -- even our secular University of Minnesota has such a department.  http://religiousstudies.umn.edu/

 

Of course they should be serious study, equivalent to the other credits.

Julie

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...religious type courses are standard at Christian high schools and Christian colleges, as well as Hebrew schools, etc.  Even secular colleges should not find them unusual on a transcript... Of course they should be serious study, equivalent to the other credits.

 

 

Thanks Julie! I added a note to the list to indicate that. :)

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