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I need help choosing high school curriculums

Posted by on Jun. 7, 2012 at 10:32 AM
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My boys will be in 9th grade.  They have been attending PS up until now.  

 I am thinking about using different curriculums to use for HS.  I have been looking at Switched on Schoolhouse, Lifepac, and Abeka.  I will use Abeka for health because I got a really great deal on Ebay.  I am very good in math and took pre-calculus in college last summer so I know that I woul be able to help them with their Algebra with no problem.  My weakest subject is Science.  I am not great in History either, but as long as I have a teacher's manual I would be fine. 

I would love to hear everyone's input.  Thanks.

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rebeccasmly
by on Jun. 15, 2012 at 10:27 AM

My son is getting ready for 9th grade. While I have been looking into curriculum for 2 years now, I still feel completely unprepared and not sure what to do. I'm worried about doing the wrong thing during these important years.

starbeck96
by Member on Jun. 15, 2012 at 12:00 PM


Quoting rebeccasmly:

My son is getting ready for 9th grade. While I have been looking into curriculum for 2 years now, I still feel completely unprepared and not sure what to do. I'm worried about doing the wrong thing during these important years.

Yeah, I know what you mean!  This is our first year HS so it is very overwhelming.  I did finally decide though..

We decided to use different curriculums.  Here is what we are using for each subject:

Bible:  I think we are going to make our own

Abeka:  Algebra 1, World History, Health, English, Spelling, Vocabulary, Literature

Apologia:  Science

Rosetta Stone for Spanish I

I think that is everything.


 

rebeccasmly
by on Jun. 15, 2012 at 12:03 PM

I am pretty sure we are going to be using a mix of curriculum like we have all the other years. I am not 100% happy with whole curriculum. Mixing it up has worked for us so far. :-)

Quoting starbeck96:


Quoting rebeccasmly:

My son is getting ready for 9th grade. While I have been looking into curriculum for 2 years now, I still feel completely unprepared and not sure what to do. I'm worried about doing the wrong thing during these important years.

Yeah, I know what you mean!  This is our first year HS so it is very overwhelming.  I did finally decide though..

We decided to use different curriculums.  Here is what we are using for each subject:

Bible:  I think we are going to make our own

Abeka:  Algebra 1, World History, Health, English, Spelling, Vocabulary, Literature

Apologia:  Science

Rosetta Stone for Spanish I

I think that is everything.


 


starbeck96
by Member on Jun. 15, 2012 at 12:08 PM

Thanks.

I was also able to buy alot from Ebay to save 100's of dollars since I mixed the curriculum. 

My daughter will be in Kindergarten (also HS) so this will be a very interesting year..lol.

Quoting rebeccasmly:

I am pretty sure we are going to be using a mix of curriculum like we have all the other years. I am not 100% happy with whole curriculum. Mixing it up has worked for us so far. :-)

Quoting starbeck96:

 

Quoting rebeccasmly:

My son is getting ready for 9th grade. While I have been looking into curriculum for 2 years now, I still feel completely unprepared and not sure what to do. I'm worried about doing the wrong thing during these important years.

Yeah, I know what you mean!  This is our first year HS so it is very overwhelming.  I did finally decide though..

We decided to use different curriculums.  Here is what we are using for each subject:

Bible:  I think we are going to make our own

Abeka:  Algebra 1, World History, Health, English, Spelling, Vocabulary, Literature

Apologia:  Science

Rosetta Stone for Spanish I

I think that is everything.


 


 

mclane5
by owner on Jun. 15, 2012 at 2:18 PM

 I will be teaching 9th grade also next year. I will be doing My fathers world for Bible,English,and History. I will be using saxon math(which I think would be great for you also)and for science I will be using Rod and Staff and English(maybe). Foreign language i will be using Landmark freedom press.

mclane5
by owner on Jun. 15, 2012 at 2:19 PM

 for PE we will be doing a video off of netflix

mclane5
by owner on Jun. 15, 2012 at 2:20 PM

 also if you like a mix for not alot of money look at Christian liberty press.

wellsy
by on Jun. 16, 2012 at 7:33 AM
I am no where near that point yet but have looked into it. I love My Fathers World for high school, everything I have seen about it I love. It is an all inclusive program for many subject similar to their younger grads but geared toward high school. I live that everything is from a Biblical viewpoint and they learn what God says first and how our history pertains to the Bible not the other way around.
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starbeck96
by Member on Jun. 16, 2012 at 9:27 PM

Thanks everyone.

We have finally ordered most of our stuff.  I ended up buying Apologia for Science and everything else from Abeka.  The only other thing I need is Spanish 1 and I am going to use Rosetta Stone for it.

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