I’ve homeschooled each of my 5 kids all the way through high school.
Each of my high schoolers could do some courses as powerful honors
-level work. However, each had some subjects that were not interested in or had weaknesses in. We realized that it was poor stewardship of their time (and mine) to spend endless hours on these courses. Average high school level was good enough for these.
All of my kids have either graduated college, are in college, or are about to graduate homeschool high school and head off to college. Managing their transcripts with a balance of “power courses” and “average courses” was best for them.
We used the guidelines from our homeschool umbrella school (Mt. Sophia Academy) for our “leveling method”. It is the same method that 7 Sisters Homeschool curriculum employs in all its study guides and texts (see below for more how-tos).
What are levels?
Colleges these days are looking for a description of the amount of academic rigor associated with each class. Some high schools call this description “Levels”; some call…Read more...
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