I received this comment:
We currently homeschool with Classical Conversations. I have a 5th grader in Foundations and Essentials, and an 8th grader in Challenge B. I would like to “beef” up Latin for my 5th grader to prepare her for Challenge, and I would like help with Henle Latin 1 for my 8th grader. We plan to homeschool through Challenge 1 (at least). My oldest has worked so hard in Latin these past two years, I really want her to receive her HS credits for Latin. If she goes to the local high school they do not offer Latin. I have no idea how to go about this process and what it entails to receive the credit.
I also like the idea of joining so the entire family can use the site. Any guidance or assistance you can provide I will be grateful. Homeschooling through high school is intimidating. I don’t want to mess anything up or create more work for her later on.
Here is my reply:
You are right about homeschooling through high school. It’s challenging. I recommend the advice of Carol Joy Seid. She really does simplify the complicated.
Compass Classroom has a helpful course: http://www.compassclassroom.com/homeschool-made-simple.html
If you are involved in Classical Conversations, I would check with them about high school credits and requirements. It is my understanding that the credit system is set up on a time basis.
If you are using Visual Latin, we have set the course up according to the Home School Legal Defense Association parameters. If you follow the guide in Visual Latin, students will spend about 150 hours on the course. This should satisfy the requirements for high school foreign language credit. The HSLDA parameters are here: https://www.hslda.org/highschool/docs/EvaluatingCredits.asp
If you are considering the next level live online Latin and Greek classes I teach on my site, plan to spend an hour a day studying Latin or Greek. This means students will spend about 200 hours during the course. This is more than enough to satisfy high school credit requirements.
Let me know if you have more questions!
Have a happy Thursday!