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Long Term Plans 8th Grade – 12th Grade

long-termplansI finally completed long-term plans for my current 7th grader.  I had previously done some long-term plans for him a couple years ago and I revised them to meet his current interests and progress.

This kid has an interest in entering a computer science or electrical engineering field.  Due to this interest, math and science will be priority subjects.  I’m currently taking the approach where his computer studies will be independent.  I will just carve out the time for him to spend on it and he will let me know what resources he needs to continue to learn.

For high school I’m taking a testing approach to verify learning.   My son tends to test well and learn well independently so this approach should work for him.  He will be taking any SAT subject tests or AP tests that are doable and appropriate for his studies.

This is purely an estimate.  I’ll revise and adapt as we go.  It helps me to have a big picture so I can better prepare for each school year.

Math

Science

History/Geography

 

English

I will be using these resources to come up with English courses for each year of high school.

Writing

Vocabulary

Literature

Foreign Language

Planning on splitting foreign language time between these two and credit will be given when the course is completed.

Arabic

French

  • Contacts – 6th-9th
  • A Votre Tour – 10th-11th
  • French literature – 12th followed by SAT French with Listening Subject Test
  • This should equal French 1, French 2, French 3, and French 4 for high school (French 1 and part of French 2 should be completed by the end of 8th grade)

Fine Arts

Logic and Philosophy

Computer

  • 3 hours independent study per week – 8th (topics of interest – currently learning Java)
  • 5 hours independent study per week – 9th-12th (local classes, AP study, start own business)

Bible

PE

  • 45 minutes per day exercise – 8th
  • Health – TBD- 10th
  • Personal Fitness (activity of choice) – 9th-12th

 

High School Credit Hours estimate

9th

  • Math 1.5
  • Science 1.5
  • Computer 1
  • History 1
  • English 1
  • Foreign Language 1
  • Art 0.5
  • PE – 0.5
  • Bible (not included in total – 0.5)
  • Total – 8

10th

  • Math 1.5
  • Science 1.5
  • Computer 1
  • History 1
  • English 1
  • Health/PE – 0.5
  • Foreign Language – 1
  • Art – 0.5
  • Bible (not included in total – 0.5)
  • Total – 8

11th

  • Math 1.5
  • Science 1.5
  • Computer 1
  • History 1
  • English 1
  • Foreign Language 1
  • Music 0.5
  • PE – 0.5
  • Bible – (not included in total 0.5)
  • Total – 8

12th

  • Math 1.5
  • Science 1.5
  • Computer 1
  • English 1
  • Government 1
  • Foreign Language 1
  • Music – 0.5
  • PE – 0.5
  • Bible – (not included in total 0.5)
  • Total – 8

 

 

3 Comments:

  1. HI, I enjoyed reading your future plans. Would you mind sharing that during High school years where can we take local classes of Computer? Do you mean local high school or Community colleges? Thanks.

  2. Have you heard of CLEP tests? They are tests you can take that earn you college credit, they cover a variety of topics so you may want to look into that

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