Monday, November 18, 2013

Planning Forward Middle School to Graduation

My Umbrella Group encouraged me to sit down with my daughter and plan out a TENTATIVE curriculum for her through Graduation since I wanted her to be able to graduate by 17yrs as well as attend Community College.

Here's what we did.

ASK CHILD THREE THINGS THEY WANT TO BE 

Myself and Tiger Lilly sat down and she told me three careers she was interested in. (1) Veterinarian (2) Physical Therapist (3) Teacher (was changed to Engineer)

WHAT DO THEY WANT TO HAVE

Then I asked her what she wanted. We picked out cars, houses, a boat, and clothes.

BUDGET CHILD'S FUTURE

After she picked out and priced her new home, car, clothes and job income I walked her through the possible monthly budget and where she fell short.

Then she changed her career choices around. #3 became 'Engineer'

PLAN THE PATHWAY

After that, we went onto College websites and reviewed requirements to get in. My daughter didn't mind going to Community College for 2 years to be able to mature and add credits under her belt when she realized this little secret.

'Being a transfer student with an AA degree' opens doors. It takes away the requirement for an SAT or even a diploma. Also, it's much easier, cheaper to transfer to a prominent 4 year college with a degree than without.

Tiger Lilly 's Plan
7th Grade
8th Grade
9th Grade
10th Grade
11th Grade
English 7
English with Lit focus 
Classical Literature
Writing Essays & Writing for the SAT
Community College
Algebra 1
Algebra 2
Geometry
Pre-Calc
Community College
Physical Science
Biology
Chemistry
Physics

US History
World History
US History 11
US Government

Health
Spanish 1
Spanish 2
Micro-Biology OR Essential & Comprehensive  Anatomy & Physiology

Game Design 1 (Youth Digital)
Java 1 Program
Visual Basic 1Program
C# Program 1

Game Design 2 (Youth Digital)
Java 2 Program
Visual Basic 2Program
C# Program 2

 Typing
Music History
World Geography 
SAT Review

Bible
Art
Economics 
Adventure Novel (One Year Novel)



Other classes we are looking to add (Per my little lady's request)
Japanese
Painting
Logic * after mom's suggestion
Film making
Script Writing
Public Speaking
Sign Language
Study of Animal Life, mainly sealife
African American History
American Indian History

Cool deviations from regular books and texts
Movie Based (Netflix) curriculum
Blog building per subject using edublogs.net
Exploration and discovery field trips
Visual Exploration using pinterest boards that student builds
Interviews and Family Tree Building

The curriculum we used are:

www.abekaacademy.com
www.thinkwell.com
www.myteacher.com
www.homeschoolprogramming.com
www.oneyearnovel.com
www.rapidlearning.com
www.chalkdust.com
www.youthdigital.com
www.time4writing.com
www.seethelightshine.com
www.typingweb.com
www.mathwithoutborders.com

SO HAVE YOU AND YOUR KID PLANNED IT YET? The future awaits~!

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