What do we need for High School?

That is a question alot of homeschooling families ask. Ok, so if we homeschool through high school, we need to know exactly what our children need to be learning. Well, here’s an abbreviated summary.

Trade or Technical School

  • 4 years of English
  • 2-4 years of Mathematics
  • 1-3 years of Science
  • 2-4 years of history and social sciences
  • 0-2 years of foreign language
  • coursework in areas of technical interest

Four Year Degree (College or University level)

  • four years of English
  • 2-4 years of Advanced Math such as Algebra, geometry, trigonometry, calculus (this will depend on the college to which you apply)
  • 2-4 years of history and social science
  • 2-4 years of laboratory science (biology, chemistry, physics)
  • 2-4 years of the same foreign language
  • 1-2 years of music and art
  • computer skills

If you have a particular college in mind, look up their prerequisites and make your child’s high school plan from there.

If your child doesn’t want to attend post high school that is fine, but you still need to provide them a means with which to support themselves. I want my daughters to be good wives and eventually mothers that want to be at home with the children, and hopefully homeschool them. However, recent research shows that most women will have several years (7-10) in which they must support themselves. This may be due to singleness, late marriage, or early widowhood, but a parent with foresight will help their daughter find ways to prepare themselves with the ability to be self supportive if need be.


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