The thoughts of high school have
been treacherous. There have been times when I just think I'll go crazy
trying to figure it all out! In the end, after MUCH prayer, my husband
and I have laid out the following plan for our high school. Keep in
mind that this "plan" allows for alot of flexibility. This is sortof
like a scope & sequence more than a hard & fast set of
"to-do's" or booklists. Take it for what it is: OUR homeschool high
school plan! Prayerfully consider what it is that the Lord would have
your child do for their high school career. Everything we have
placed here as a priority, and indeed throughout our entire school, has
been chosen in light of these Scriptures:
Whether therefore ye
eat, or drink,
whatsoever ye do, do all to the glory of God.
brethren, whatsoever things are true, whatsoever things are honest, whatsoever things
just, whatsoever things are pure, whatsoever things are lovely, whatsoever things are of good report; if
there be any virtue, and if there be
praise, think on these things.
mouth shall speak of wisdom;
and the meditation of my heart
shall be of understanding.
The fear of the LORD is
of knowledge: but fools
wisdom and instruction. My son,
the instruction of thy father,
forsake not the law of thy mother:
they shall be an ornament of grace
thy head, and chains about thy neck.
Our children will be thoroughly able to communicate both orally
the written word.
Our children will have been exposed to a large variety of what is
literature. They will have read the following books
and have written a report on each before graduation:
The Bible (in it's entirety)
Foxe's Christian Martyrs by John Foxe, edited by W. Grinton Berry
Hamlet by William Shakespeare
Poems by William Wordsworth
Here I Stand: A Life of Martin Luther by Roland H. Bainton
Life of Columbus by Washington Irving
Life of George Washington by Washington Irving
Scarlet Letter by Nathaniel Hawthrone
War and Peace by Leo Tolstoy
Darwin's Black Box by Michel Behe
Oliver Twist by Charles Dickens
Men by Douglas Wilson
the Lost Treasure of Family Worship by Ted Tripp
the Scepter: What Fathers Should Teach Their Sons by James McDonald
children will have a firm understanding of the principles of
mathematics. This will include 4 years of math with a combination of
both abstract and consumer oriented.
children will have a thorough understanding of God's creation according
to Scriptures and will understand in light of Scriptures the prevailing
myths of the world concerning these creations.
Our children will be able to
argue/challenge untruth in light of Scripture & logical thought. The
children will chose one foreign language to study and master both
through conversation and
the written word.