"An educational system isn't worth a great deal if it teaches young people how to make a living
New to Home-School?
According to the law (and verified by a representative of the PA Department of Education),
a student does NOT have to study all of the required subjects every year. As long as the subjects
are taught at some point (even for one semester) during the secondary years, the law is fulfilled.
A student at the secondary level should have instruction documented for either 180 days or 990 hours.The required courses for secondary grades (7-12) are:
However, to fulfill the law's
requirements for graduation from home-school, a student DOES need to do the following subjects during the 9-12 grade years:
Below you'll find
recommendations for curriculum (based on the law's requirements) that we, as a family,
found to be enjoyable for the student and educationally sound. Most of this curriculum has been well-established and reputable for decades.
You will find that I repeat many of the same comments from grade to grade. This is because I realize that many parents will go directly to the grade that concerns their student (and not read through the entire page).
Curriculum recommendations for seventh through twelfth grades coming soon!
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We are not lawyers; and, while we have researched the PA home-school law in careful detail, we are not offering legal advice.
If you need legal counsel, you should consult a professional attorney or HSLDA.