Planning My Homeschool Year 2015-16: 10th Grade Curriculum Choices

10th/11th Course of Study

This year most of the courses are offered through our Homeschool co-op or Landry Academy.

US History- This will be a co-op class. The teacher is using American History: Observations and Assessments for Creation to Today by James Stobaugh for the Co-op class. Along with that, those who are ready will try and pass the CLEP test.

American Literature-This will also be a co-op class. The teacher will be creating the class syllabus, so I am waiting for that list. But this will also have the option of doing CLEP testing at the end.

Personal Finance- This is also a co-op class. The teacher is using Dave Ramsey’s Homeschool Finance program. This will be a 1-semester course.

Thinking Like a Christian– Worldview study using the curriculum by that title. This is also a co-op class offered for one semester following the Finance class.

Writing A Novel in a Year- this course is offered through Landry Academy. This is a 2-semester course. I am excited about the possibilities for her.

Programming with Python- this course is a one-semester course offered by Landry Academy.

Drama- our co-op started the His Kids Drama Company and they will be putting on The Hobbit. She loved drama last year so she is continuing.

What’s left at home?

Grammar- I am going to try one more program in hopes that she will catch on. We are trying Jensen’s Grammar DVDs. She liked Jensen’s Punctuation and Format Writing so I am hoping she will like this.

CLEP study prep-originally my plan was that she would CLEP over the summer but we have gotten sidetracked (due to her Drama class, camps, etc). So now I think I will have her chose one CLEP to work on until she is ready to take the test.

Here are the following CLEPS she will work towards:

Analyzing Literature

American Govt







Free A.D.D. Seminar

I have not really posted about ADD even though I am pretty sure my son has it.  According to many specialist ADD and Dyslexia go hand in hand. Here is what Everyday Health Says:

For many children, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and the learning disorder dyslexia go hand-in-hand. As many as one in four children with ADHD also have dyslexia, while between 15 and 40 percent of children with dyslexia have ADHD.

Here is another website:

Approximately 60 to 100 percent of children diagnosed with ADHD also have two or more other related conditions and one of the most notable conditions is dyslexia.

So, both say ADHD but its the same for ADD. I am sharing this because the author of the  book Healing ADD Revised Edition: The Breakthrough Program that Allows You to See and Heal the 7 Types of ADD, Dr. Amen, is hosting an online seminar.

I have purchased his new book recently and plan to watch the seminar. I can’t wait.

Healing the ADHD Brain: Interventions and Strategies That Work

Please join the Healing the ADHD Brain: Interventions and Strategies That Workwebinar with Daniel Amen, M.D., on Thursday, June 18, 2015, from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. Eastern Time (12 p.m. to 1 p.m. CDT and 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. PDT).