Getting Started Guide to Setting Up Lessons – For High School there is no need to choose a theme. It will assign the typical course for the grade level, but you can adjust from there!
A look at the high school curriculum (from a few years back)
(The high school video is from 2016. The courses look a little different now. We also now have history, science, and writing competitions throughout the year and we have live Spanish classes. We also no longer offer peer editing through our site.)
You’ll notice this site looks similar to the one for younger students. There are *s to show you what needs printing. However, there are some differences. One difference is that you may not see recommendations for printing things out for a portfolio. I recommend holding onto all of their written work at this point. Another difference is that there are no levels. There is no grade 9. There is a recommended progression for math, English, etc., but you don’t have to follow it, and you probably will not take all of the classes on here. You will pick and choose your courses. To do so, you need to know your state’s requirements and your goals. Choose what’s best for you and your family. This isn’t a competition. We’re not all aiming at the same finish line!
At the top of each course page you will find a course description. You will also find a label of how many credits it is worth. A 1 credit course means it is a full 180 day course. A .5 credit course is a 90-day course. If there is no recommendation for grade level, it’s meant for anyone in grades 9-12. Just because a course is recommended for 9th does not mean an older student cannot take it. A course recommended for 9th just means I consider it easier than one recommended for 11th or 12th. You can use that as a guideline as you decide on courses. If there is no prerequisite listed, then there is no prerequisite for that course. Stop by the printables page and print out some checklists to keep track of what day you are on.
EP is not a school. We do not issue grades, transcripts or diplomas. Learn more about homeschooling high school.
You can see all the Courses at this link. There is also more info along with recommendations on the individual heading pages, such as English. A normal course load is 6 credits, or 6 full-year courses. They don’t all have to come from here. My daughter can earn a credit for her many hours doing art. My son can earn a credit for his many hours doing coding or graphic design on the computer. If your child is involved in a local drama club, you can issue credit for that, etc. Those things are 1 credit if they are at least 180 hours during a school year. (Only issue one credit per year for such things, even if they spend more hours on it, unless there are enough hours and variety of activity that you can divide into two courses.)
If you make a scope and sequence for a course, you could send it to me to share with everyone on the Printables page.