3 Ways to Do Block Scheduling in Homeschool Highschool

Here are 3 ways to do block scheduling in homeschool highschool.

3 Ways to Do Block Scheduling in Homeschool Highschool

3 Ways to Do Block Scheduling in Homeschool Highschool

There’s not ONE right way to homeschool highschool!

That’s a good thing because there’s not ONE kind of homeschool highschool student! There’s not ONE kind of homeschool learning style.

Many homeschooling families follow a traditional semester schedule.

  • Full credit courses last for the entire school year
  • Half credit courses span only one semester

This is a sensible way to schedule and plan a homeschool highschool year. However, it simply doesn’t work best for some teens. Some young people like to concentrated on only 2 or 3 courses, knock them out and do 2 or 3 more courses.

That’s what block scheduling is about! Here are 3 ways to do block scheduling in homeschool highschool.

Block Schedule Type 1:

  • Choose a difficult course (like Math or Science) along with an easier course or two for the fall semester
  • Choose a time-intensive course (like Language Arts) along with an easier course or two for the spring semester
  • Or vise versa

Block Schedule Type 2:

  • Put the more challenging courses in the fall (like Math, Science and/or Language Arts)
  • Schedule all other courses together in the spring
  • Or vise versa

Block Schedule Type 3:

  • Break the year into quarters and schedule fun or easy courses to last one quarter (half a semester) each
  • Leave the more difficult courses as semesters (like Math, Science, Language Arts)
  • Students will have a mix of semester-long courses and quarter long-courses each semester

Block scheduling is the perfect set-up for students who need to plow through one or two subjects without interruption.

Block scheduling still requires 120-180 hours of instruction/educational activity per Carnegie credit (click here for a post that explains earning credits). So, if you’re blocking, plan wisely.

 

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3 Ways to Do Block Scheduling in Homeschool Highschool

Vicki Tillman

Blogger, curriculum developer at 7SistersHomeschool.com, counselor, life and career coach, SYMBIS guide, speaker, prayer person. 20+year veteran homeschool mom.

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