First. A few thoughts:
My daughter is not trying to earn a public high school diploma. She is trying to earn one a diploma from The Wilson Academy.
Therefore, I am in charge of her graduation requirements. I looked at the typical coursework for the local high school and a few private schools to consider their ideas, but I don’t have to follow their plans.
My daughter has expressed a desire to attend college, so we did print the UNC minimum college requirements. These will serve as our minimum guidelines as we move forward. We will add her own areas of interests and strengths to the minimum requirements.
Finally, it recently occurred to me that one credit doesn’t have to be completed in one year. We can work on a topic over the course of 2, 3, or even 4 years and then assign her a credit.
Of course, this means that I am keeping records of the books we are reading, her hours in training and work, and other topics that spark her interest over time.
In the end, I want her transcript to reflect her uniqueness. I don’t want it to be a duplicate of everyone else’s checklist.
And now…for my daughter’s freshman year.