There are 2 new high school students in our home this year- a 9th grader and a 10th grader. Choosing their individual high school curriculum has been challenging to say the least.
Our 10th grader requested that his curriculum be partially online and partially book based. He is not a fan of being on the computer all day long doing schoolwork. One of the things he is most excited about this year is the Dog Handler’s Training class that he will be taking as an elective. He has always had a wonderful connection with animals and is looking forward to getting his own dog to train soon.
Here are our 2018-2019 10th Grade Homeschool Curriculum choices:
We are continuing to use Teaching Textbooks through high school. They have been a top choice for years and they seem to work well for us. We have chosen to try the 3.0 version which is all online and this mama is super happy not having all those discs to keep up with.
We are big fans of TGTB as a whole. This is the first year jumping into the high school level language arts curriculum and so far we are very much enjoying the independent learning style. The curriculum is very thorough and includes literature study, grammer and spelling, and art appreciation.
- AOP Lifepacs- History and Geography
- The Good and The Beautiful History Year 1
- Mystery of History- All Levels
We will be using Lifepacs for the first time this year. I needed an option for our high school students that was less teaching and more self-directed study. These seem to fill that need well and they are so far enjoying the independent work. All of our children will be participating in weekly lessons from The Good and The Beautiful History and will listen in to our weekly Mystery of History readings.
We decided to go with DIVE science for both of our high school students this year, again because of the self-directed learning aspect. We are wanting them to take more responsibility for their work and these classes are seeming to do that well. They also offer online lab studies, so you are not required to purchase all the lab materials, which works very well for us.
These are short, fun, easy to follow lessons that allow for an easier introduction to logic studies. We may supplement these with other curriculum as the year goes on and if so, I will update that information here. For now, these are working well.
Dog Handler’s Training Class-
This is a fun addition to his curriculum this year. For his recent 16th birthday, we put a deposit down on a doodle puppy that we will be choosing later in the year. In the meantime, he will be reading Don’t Shoot the Dog and doing a report on it as well as beginning classes in Dog Training. He is very excited!
Be sure to check out our Top Curriculum Choices for the year!
We’re excited to kick this school year off and dive into these fantastic resources. What are your picks for curriculum this year? Share with us in the comments below.