Need advice for pulling 9th grader out of PS

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Need advice for pulling 9th grader out of PS

Postby bubbaansissy » Tue Jan 05, 2010 2:00 pm

My sister is planning to pull my niece out of PS. My niece is in 9th grade. I homeschool my two children, 7 & 5, but have no idea really on where to begin to advise her on the best place to start for high school stuff. Any advice? How about some curriculum advice? Could you maybe offer up some of your best choices & maybe pros/cons? Thanks so much!
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Postby mschickie » Wed Jan 06, 2010 8:09 pm

We pulled sd out in 9th grade too. I would stay away from Abeka, boring and the tests are not very good. We used it for English and History for 10th grade and it just dragged. If they want a text book aproach for History I would lean towards BJU. We used that for American and sd really liked that one (and she hates history). For Math we use Saxon. For Science we use Apologia and sd really likes that too. She said it is very easy to understand. We have used SOS and lifepac for some electives and they are ok but I do not think I would use them for core classes. For English I would recommend Easy Grammar plus, Jensen's Vocabulary, Jensen's Format writing or IEW, Progeny Press lit guides or Novel Units those are what we have used. Right now for 12th grade we are using Movies as Literature which is a really interesting course.

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Postby bubbaansissy » Thu Jan 07, 2010 8:15 pm

Thank you so much, MSChickie!!! She has read your post & liked what you had to say. Much appreciated! :lol:
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Postby ncmom » Sat Jan 23, 2010 3:22 pm

I have a 9th grader and LOVE Abeka for most courses. We didn't like the Alg course so we found a different curriculum there. We use Math-U-See for Alg and he had absolutely no troubles going from Abeka to the MUS. For history we are working through the Abeka because I love their history but we are also doing a course on comparative governments, which has been really interesting so far. In Eng we are using the Abeka as a guide to make sure he knows what he should know in the 9th grade but the core of his language arts is tied into the comparative government part of his history course (We did this on purpose. We figured two birds, one stone.) Science...I love Abeka science, but again we tailor it to fit our needs.

Really if you are looking for a boxed curriculum, with the exception of Alg 1, I would suggest at least looking at the Abeka. You don't have to use it as it is written. You can tailor it to suit your needs and it is really good curriculum.

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Postby sgmco » Fri Feb 05, 2010 11:17 am

I am new to the Homeschooling idea and I'm also think about
HSing my DS who will be going into 9th next year.
I know that I would not be capable to create his curriculum
but I'm going to put him into an Online Free HS program because
he needs the structure aspect. He has been in PS all of his
school years, this will be a big change for him but he says he
is willing to works hard. So we will see how it will go, I am a bit
afraid but am trying to stay positive.


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