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ok, I am thinking way far advanced for the future but I want to show to my husband how all of this works for gaining credits using SCM. From what I can tell a student can gain 1/2 credit for English literature and 1/2 fine art in the enrichment guides and maybe one more 1/2 credit. Are students able to get credit for English in with the History studies as well? I read where Notgrass company offers a credit for history, English, and Bible with their products. I know it says exactly what the student should study for SCM to get a literature credit but does the parent require only written narrations on the books read? Anything else? I would be afraid I would need it all scripted out for me. Hopefully I would have narrations down pat by the high school years. Just thinking ahead for the big picture! Thank yousarah2106Participant
I am not much help, but wanted to encourage you to not even worry about highschool too far in advance. My oldest is in 7th and when she was in 2nd grade I thought I had to have it figured out through 12th grade, thankfully I let that go.
Change will happen along the way, so what you want to do now could very well change by the time highschool arrives. There are so many amazing options and new things coming out that I am not 100% sure about highschool choices and we are getting closer. 🙂
Narration does increase in type and variety so what starts as what seems “simple” develops and changes over the years into a fuller language arts program. Reading books is the same, they start to grow in challenge and variety, which changes the writing accompanied with the reading. Your confidence also will grow each year. If you look at suggested curriculum choices with SCM you will see they do recommend Latin as well as grammar and other things that round out language arts as well as history with civics and government in highschool.
If you read through the SCM learning library there are series on narration as well as SCM in highschool https://simplycharlottemason.com/blog/series/homeschooling-through-high-school-the-cm-way/ . Homeschooling can seem so BIG, and it is big and important, but try take it one year at a time with a big picture goal for the end. I know where we want to be at the end of this journey, but the route to get there is often adjusting.sarah2106Participant
Here is one from the SCM learning library on CM methods in highschool
Ruh Roh, my other post just went away…
Thank you for your reply and encouragement! It’s still hard to tell whether you can gain that English requirement while doing the history assignments. Mine are only 5 & 7 and I just needed to explain to the hubby how all of this works. Maybe he will be fine with just knowing the graduation requirements. Would love to go to my state homeschool conference. This would help clarify a lot of things. Also Sonya will be speaking this year in NC!Rachel WhiteParticipant
You should confirm with HSLDA, but it seems NC homeschoolers create your own scope and sequence. Meaning you don’t have to copy the public school requirements. You can use it as a guide, but it’s not required that you follow it.
Same here in GA.
As you get into high school, check the colleges that your child is interested in to see what their homeschool requirements are for high school subjects.Karen SmithModerator
The English requirement is met through several subjects. Literature books; written and oral narrations for history, science, and Bible; Shakespeare; grammar and prepared dictation (spelling); and poetry all count toward English credits. It is not as difficult, or as frightening, to meet high school credit requirements as it may seem when your children are young.
Though lessons are quite short in the early school years, high school students can spend 30-45 minutes on each of the core subjects of history, math, science, and English. Those who have been educated using CM methods from the early grades have learned to give their full attention to the lesson and are able to cover a lot of ground in the amount of time spent on each subject.
I know that you are trying to put together a plan to show your husband that a CM education will be rigorous enough to meet your state requirements. I encourage you to contact your state home school group and/or attend the state conference. Either will help to put your mind at ease as to how doable a CM education is for meeting state requirements. Many families have gone before you in North Carolina and graduated their home-educated children. I personally know some who have gone on to big name universities on full-ride scholarships as result of their home education.
Thank you for your help, Every time I look up what is required it just says English I,II,III, IV. Nothing is specific on what is actually covered thru each of those English classes. (Obviously, it’s all the parts of LA-hearing, reading, listening, telling!) I guess using the Using Language Well, Poetry, Shakespeare, narrations, literature, etc would all cover this, then I would have to keep up with the hours that are spent on these hours to be able to assign the credit. (That part sounds daunting but they would be old enough to handle a lot of that!) We also have a communications skills requirement for our county. I’m going to quite worrying over this and just show him what is required! Thank you again!
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