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The High School HandbookHigh School Handbook

By Mary Schofield

Yes, you can homeschool through high school. Mary Schofield's book tells you how with such chapters as: "Emergency Quick Start to Home Schooling Teens," for those who find themselves instantly homeschooling, "Setting Educational Goals," "Required Areas of Study," and "What Exactly Is Junior High?" Also includes: educational goals, graduation requirements, course descriptions, etc. An appendix contains California laws and requirements. 

Table of Contents

Chapter One- Planning To Teach

  • Emergency Quick Start
  • Setting Educational Goals
  • Required Areas of Study
  • Subjects in Scripture
  • Planning for the Future

Chapter Two-Teach Junior High

  • What exactly is Junior High
  • Graduation from Junior High
  • Recommended Junior High Courses

Chapter Three-Teaching Senior High

  • Dealing with Authorities
  • Graduation from Senior High
  • High School Graduation by Passing an Exam
  • High School Graduation by Entering College
    • Universities
    • Community Colleges
  • High School Graduation by Completing a Course of Study
  • Required Courses for High School Graduation
  • About Credits
  • Total Credits Needed for High School Graduation
  • Recommended High School Courses

Chapter Four-Setting Requirements and Planing Your Year

  • How Many Days in a School Year?
  • How Many Hours of Study?
  • Awarding Credits
    • Converting Credits into Time
    • Converting Time into Credits
  • Keeping Track of Points vs. Keeping Track of Hours
  • Your Own Graduation Requirement
  • Writing Your Own Graduation Requirements
  • What Courses to Require Each Year
  • Choosing This Year's Courses

Chapter Five-Course Descriptions

  • Course Titles
  • Sample Course Descriptions
    • Pre-Designed Courses
    • Your Own Designed Courses
  • Bible
  • Economics
  • English
  • Fine Arts
  • Foreign Language
  • Geography
  • Governments and Civics
  • Health and Drivers Education
  • Mathematics
  • Physical Education
  • Science
  • Electives
    • Auto Mechanics
    • Christian Missions
    • Home Economics
    • Typing and Computers
    • Vocational Education

Chapter Six-Designing Courses

  • Five Areas of Emphasis in Every Course
  • What Do You Want Your Students to Learn?
  • Using a Pre-packaged Course As Is
  • Altering a Pre-packaged Course
  • Designing Your Own Courses
    • Designing a Course from an Outline
    • Designing a Course from What You Have on Hand
    • Designing a Course from What You Want to Study

Chapter Seven-Scheduling & Lesson Plans

  • Setting Your School Calendar
  • Making Lesson Plans
  • Checking Your Lesson Plans

Chapter Eight-Evaluating Progress & Setting Standards

  • Grading
  • Setting Course Standards
  • Using a Course Standard Form & Finalizing a Course

Chapter Nine-Transcripts

  • Honors Courses
  • Preparing Your Transcripts
  • Figuring Out the Grade Point Average

Chapter Ten-Resources

  • Recommended Teaching Aids
  • Graduation and Senior Year Supplies
  • Ideas for Study
  • Recommended Reading for Students
    • Christian Classics-Classical Literature-Poems
  • Ministry and Missions

Chapter Eleven-After High School

  • Missionary Opportunities
  • Apprenticeship
  • College at Home
  • College on Campus
  • High School Course Requirements for College Admissions
  • Sample College Admissions Information
  • Scholarships and Financial Aid
Special California Supplement
  • Required Areas of Study
  • Graduation Requirements
  • Tests
  • Work Permits
  • Driver Education and Driver Training
  • Admission to California's Public Colleges
  • Index of California Education Code Excerpts

Sample blank course descriptions form


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