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A CM High School Program

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There are many ways to create a CM-Styled High School Program.  The following is based off of Ambleside Online's House of Education  Book Lists for Years 7-11.    I grouped liked items together under one main Subject Heading.  The idea is to create a somewhat traditional transcript using the many CM subject areas. 

Ambleside High School Program
Subject 9th Grade 10th Grade 11th Grade 12th Grade
Bible Bible Study
Church History
Morals
Worldviews
Memory
Bible Study
Church History
Morals
Worldviews
Memory
Bible Study
Church History
Morals
Worldviews
Memory
Bible Study
Church History
Morals
Worldviews
Memory
Math Algebra 1
Logic
Algebra II
Logic
Geometry
Logic
Advanced Math
Logic
Science Physical Science
Natural History
Nature Study
Health
Biology
Natural History
Nature Study
Health
Chemistry
Natural History
Nature Study
Health
Physics
Natural History
Nature Study
Health
History & Geography
(Chronological)
History
Biography
Supplemental
Sources
Geography
History
Biography
Supplemental
Sources
Geography
History
Biography
Supplemental
Sources
Geography
History
Biography
Supplemental
Sources
Geography
English
(Chronological)
Literature
Poetry
Shakespeare
Grammar
Composition
Recitation
Copywork
Dictation
Free Reading
Literature
Poetry
Shakespeare
Grammar
Composition
Recitation
Copywork
Dictation
Free Reading
Literature
Poetry
Shakespeare
Grammar
Composition
Recitation
Copywork
Dictation
Free Reading
Literature
Poetry
Shakespeare
Grammar
Composition
Recitation
Copywork
Dictation
Free Reading
Government & Economics Government
Economics
Citizenship
Current Events
Government
Economics
Citizenship
Current Events
Government
Economics
Citizenship
Current Events
Government
Economics
Citizenship
Current Events
Fine Arts
Visual and/or Performing Arts
Art
Music
Folk
Hymns
Instrument 
Art
Music
Folk
Hymns
Instrument
Art
Music
Folk
Hymns
Instrument
Art
Music
Folk
Hymns
Instrument
Foreign Language Language Language Language Language
Life & Work Skills P.E.
Computers
Handicrafts
Work
P.E.
Computers
Handicrafts
Work
P.E.
Computers
Handicrafts
Work
P.E.
Computers
Handicrafts
Work

Credit Hours and a Transcript

So, how does a CM education "look" on a transcript?  Well,  it can either look similar to any other traditional high school transcripts (click here to see some sample transcripts) or it can be creative and unique.  It is best to check with the school your student is interested in attending FIRST and find out if they want a traditional or creative transcript.  I made a sample Narrative Transcript for my son's 9th grade year to show what a "creative" type transcript might look like.

Graduation

When and how you graduate your home school student will greatly depend on the state you live in.  Here in Arizona, we have very few requirements for graduation.  Most parents do pay attention to the admittance requirements for Arizona State University (our largest state school) and will plan to follow their suggested program for credits.  However, there is no reason why a home school family must follow a traditional program.  In my opinion, it is the learning that matters.  If the student has studied and learned from a variety of subjects and is well-rounded and articulate, they will do just fine in college courses.

Typically, highly sought after colleges now require students to have taken:

(4) units of English (literature and composition based)
(4) units of Math (Algebra 1 and 2, Geometry and Advanced Math)
(4) units of Science (Physical Science, Biology, Chemistry, Physics)
(3-4) units of Social Studies (US and World History, Government/Economics and electives)
(2-4) units of Foreign Language (most want 3-4 years)
(1) unit Fine or Performing Arts

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