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High School Guidelines

Teaching your high school student at home can seem like a daunting task, but it can be done with ease and enjoyment. First, you must have a list of guidelines that are part of many high school curriculum programs. Here is a main list of topics and subjects within these:

Language Arts-

Journalism
Photojournalism (Yearbook)
Broadcast Journalism
Advanced Composition
Creative Writing 1,2,3
Speech
Debate
Forensics
Advanced Oral Communication
Film Study
Reasoning Skills
Language and Composition
Literature and Composition

Math-

Algebra 1
Geometry
Algebra 2
Algebra 2 with Trigonometry
Precalculus
Probability and Statistics
Computer Science

History-

World History and Geography
US History (or your country)
and at least two of the following:
Anthropology
Current Affairs
Economics
Philosophy
Political Science
Psychology
Sociology
World Religions

Science-

Chemistry
Physics
Biology
Environmental Science
and one of the following:
Astronomy
Anatomy
Biotechnology

Foreign Languages-
Two years of one of the following:

American Sign Language
Arabic
Chinese
French
German
Japanese
Korean
Latin
Russian
Spanish

Fine Arts-

Music- Music Appreciation/Musical Instrument Lessons

Art- Graphic Arts, 2-D and 3-D design, Photography

Other options include Dramatic Arts, Chorus and Dance

Health and PE-
Drivers Education, various Health and Wellness activities such as dance, yoga, team sports,golf,etc. This will vary based on interest and physical skill levels of the child.

Specific state standards can be obtained from your local school system, and there are many states that offer a virtual high school curriculum, free of charge! In some states, like Florida, parents can pick and choose their child's courses to take from the school and independently as well. There are also many states that offer a learn from home dual enrollment option for local college credits. Here are some books to help you in your journey to homeschooling your high schooler:




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