Assigning High School Credits in a Relaxed Homeschool

There are two times that homeschooling parents most often seem to doubt themselves – at the start of their homeschooling journey, and then the high school years.

Calculating credits can seem tricky at first glance, especially to a family not using a school-at-home method. Take heart, though! It’s much easier than you might think. 😉

Author: Shelly Sangrey

I'm Shelly, a Christ-following, homeschooling Mom of eleven children ( okay, not ALL children. My oldest is 23.) I met my husband right after graduation, and we've been together ever since. Though my life can be hectic at times... okay, ALL the time, I wouldn't change it for anything.

2 thoughts on “Assigning High School Credits in a Relaxed Homeschool”

  1. Also VERY important to use one’s state HOMESCHOOL law, NOT the state’s public school graduation requirements. Unless a homeschool law says the public school regs should be followed (and I don’t know of any state that does so), the public school requirements should be completely ignored, as they are literally useless. As you know, there’s never a good reason to use anything related to public school as our measure. 😉

    I’m not on Instagram but another option we’ve used is projects. For example, my kids designed scrapbooks for both their American and world history credits – where they wrote short summaries for a pre-determined number of topics/events (which we revised and edited before “publishing”) and designed a scrapbook page to go with each. We did these the old-fashioned way (a physical scrapbook) but it could be done on a blog as well (which could be turned into a physical book at the end). And for literature, we have always done readers’ workshop – https://www.viewsfromtheroadhome.org/2018/08/fostering-your-older-kids-love-of.html. My kids chose a book review blog but doing other projects would have been even more fun, IMO. 😉

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