Monday, January 24, 2011

High School Insanity

On Thursday, Sierra and I finalized her course selections for her first semester with Calvert Virtual Academy. She's enrolled in their "Custom" program, which allows us to choose her curricula from a pretty wide selection of publishers.

We decided to go with APEX Learning Online, which is a completely internet-based program. {Should be perfect for her, considering she was enrolled in Jubilee Academy for years and loved it.}

The only real "bummer" about this is that--being a state funded program (read: public school)--she only has one semester to complete an entire school year's worth of lessons. {Gulp!}

Otherwise, it's summer school. {Insert weeping, wailing and gnashing of teeth here.}

This "minor detail" isn't her fault, though. High school enrollment was closed at the time I enrolled Ethan & Abby, and they just now opened it up for second semester. Hence, the time crunch. {Sigh}

Thankfully, Sierra's a pretty determined young lady and when she sets her mind to something--look out! :o) She is ready to blow her monitoring teacher away! {LOL} And because she's so driven, she's allowed to take extra classes in order to fulfill her credit requirements ahead of schedule.

Without further ado, I present her course selections:

  • English II - Critical Reading and Effective Writing
  • Math Foundations II {Designed to get her math skills up to snuff so she can enroll in Pre-Algebra or Algebra 1 in the fall, followed by Geometry - which she has to pass in order to graduate. Yuck.}
  • Biology {She's not looking forward to this one.}
  • Psychology {This is the class she's looking forward to the most! No joke.}
  • World History {See comments after 'Biology'.}
  • Health {Plans to finish this one way early just to "get it done!"}
  • Spanish I {She took this during junior high at Jubilee and was hoping to enroll in Spanish II. But since she can't remember how to conjugate a verb...we're starting over. :) }

One last thing, she's hoping to receive Honors credit for these courses (less the math) as well, provided her GPA is high enough. Whew! She'll be one busy little cupcake soon, that's for sure! :o] {And I have a sneaking suspicion I'm going to be busy with homework help, too. Eeek.}

PS: If you wouldn't mind praying for our sanity to remain intact, that would be great. Thanks!

1 comment:

Heidi said...

Wow - that's going to be a lot - but I know Sierra can do it! I'm rooting for her!


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