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9th Grade Homeschool Curriculum Choices

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9th Grade Homeschool Curriculum Choices

Each year I usually share our curriculum choices as a big lump, but we’re moving into much more self-guided learning territory with our oldest and it makes more sense to my brain to share our overall plan one grade level at a time.

Laurianna is our independent and studious learner who is still putting the finishing touches on figuring out how to schedule things. She is 14 and officially going into the 9th grade, and last year she finished 6 high school credits during her 8th grade year.

9th Grade Curriculum Choices

Credits to earn: 7.5


The Joys of Independent Learning

Last year we let Laurianna put together her own routine and that worked out for the most part, although she had a tendency to put a few of her least favorite subjects on the backburner, resulting with her being in a bit of a pinch toward the end of the year because those subjects were piling up.  This year she and I will be sitting down together to figure out a schedule that works better for her, especially since much of her work will be done independently, with a few group co-op classes that meet once a week.

Hint: my idea of how things should be scheduled may be a little different than hers, and since this is a life skill, we think it’s important to master this now.

Co-op Learning

We have a small group of high schoolers that will be meeting weekly to work on literature, personal finance, and apologetics. Laurianna will also be getting together with one friend to do the lab part of biology (because really, dissecting a fetal pig will be much better if you have a friend to commiserate with. And the other mom is helping with that, so I am much obliged in that regard.).

Curriculum in Year’s Past

In case you are interested in seeing the curriculum that brought us to this point, here’s a peek at what we’ve used with Laurianna the past few years:


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Take a peek at our  7th grade, 5th grade, and 3rd grade curriculum choices for the year as well! Click on one of the images above to look over their curriculum piles.

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  1. I’m very curious about the Notgrass history curriculum, how has that been working out for you? Do you like it?

    • LOVING IT!! So glad that we made the last minute switch and decide to go for it. Laurianna has really been enjoying the suggested projects and text as well. We aren’t using it for the lit or the Bible credit, but I am really ok with that too. :)

    • Thanks, that’s very helpful! We have had a hard time settling on a history curriculum that works well for us… I really appreciate the feedback and I think we might give it a try!

    • I know we are only six weeks in, but I’m so tempted to go ahead and get the American History for next year. :)

    • Haha, yeah that’s how I feel about teaching textbooks!!!! :) Are you liking the literature and composition curriculum too? I’m so glad I found your post!

    • Lit and composition we love too – I’m actually texting with a friend now because we’re trying to figure out if it would be best to use the lit list from Notgrass next year when we do American History or the one from Janice Campbell. I LOVE her format and the papers the kids work on are solid. If we do use the list from Notgrass, I may re-invent the wheel and format it similar to how we do Literature and Compostion. Why make it easy, eh?

    • Yeah, that would be interesting to try out!!! :) Thanks so much for all your help, I really appreciate it! I think we’ll probably go ahead and do the Notgrass history and the Janice Campbell Literature!!!!!

    • And I feel the same about Teaching Textbooks! :)

  2. I was interested in the Biology from Science Shepherd we have been using Elemental Science up to now. Do you like it? Are there lots of hands on activities? Also is it Christian or non. I kind of like our science to not be Christian based even though I am a Christian. Thank you

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