My son is fifteen (October birthday). The summer before his 14th birthday I had a general plan for the coming school year and had the necessary books but imagine my shock when, the evening before our new school year, as I looked over our schedule, I realized I had forgotten that he was 13 turning 14 not 13 like I planned. I cried, where had time gone? I stuck with the original plan with some changes but not enough. All that to say, I feel like we're constantly running to catch up but not attaining and I'm tired of the feeling. I'd like to feel like we're on course and will get there. I've been reading a number of highschool posts but still have questions, particularily with history. I had hoped we would be further along in our history studies but it is taking longer than planned. I really enjoyed doing our history studies as a family using SCM modules but by the end of this school year we'll have only finished with Ancient Rome. I'm looking for any suggestions for my highschooler and the rest of my children. Would you recommend the highschooler doing history on his own and continue using SCM with the other children as we are, or.....? And what would you use for highschool history?
I should add that my son loves to read and has read alot of historical fiction such as the Henty books and others but he hasn't covered the remaining history in any depth.
P.S. He doesn't look to be college bound, but I want to give him everything he needs in order to go if he changes his mind.