Saturday, August 18, 2012

12th Grade Curriculum

For her senior year, Olivia will be studying the following:

  • College Algebra (online class at ICC)
  • English Comp 1 (online class at ICC)
  • Apologia Physics
  • Notgrass American Government
  • Notgrass Economics
  • Health (PACES)
  • Bible
I also have compiled a list of 16 books (in addition to the two assigned in English Comp 1) that I would like for her to read this year.  These are books taken from Cores 400 and 530 of Sonlight, and they are selections from both American Literature and British Literature.  

Olivia is scheduled to graduate from our homeschool on May 3.  Since we are beginning school three weeks later than usual, it is going to be a tough challenge for her to complete all of her courses by May 2.  I know she can do it.  It is hard to believe that 11 years ago she was beginning first grade!  Although I did not begin homeschooling her until January of her first grade year (she attended our local private school first semester), homeschooling had been on my mind and in my heart since she was a one year old.  It just took me a few years to gather my courage to actually believe I could homeschool--and then begin.

The homeschooling years have flown by!  In January, I will begin my 12th year of official homeschooling.  Since Olivia is my oldest child and my first child to homeschool, much of her education has been an experiment.  Thankfully, that experiment has turned out so well!  I was mentored, guided, and advised by a few wise, godly ladies, and much of the path I have traveled with Olivia, I am also traveling with the other four children.  I have made a few curriculum changes along the way, but my philosophy has remained the same.  I am striving to raise children who become Christians, who serve the Lord with all their might, and who set heaven as their goal.  

"Unless the Lord builds the house, they labor in vain who build it."
Psalm 127:1


  1. Wow! congratulations! I cannot even imagine having a senior in high school. But then, I wonder how she got to be 13 (this week) too! I agree the years fly by--we are beginning our 6th year and I cannot believe that. Enjoy her last year! So exciting...

  2. I am excited for you and Olivia both as she begins her senior year. God bless this part of your homeschooling journey together! It is an encouragement to me when I see other families' children graduating from home education.

  3. We are starting our 3rd year of homeschool. I thought about it for about 3 years before I finally took the plunge. I am so happy and inspired to see how beautiful and Godly Olivia is turning out. You and Jimmy have done so well.

    Have a great homeschool year!