14 August 2015

And We Have A Plan!

My daughter has been so busy this summer, mostly away from home, that I've had a really hard time getting her to sit down with me so we can talk about some school stuff. I've had a general plan for her junior year for quite a while but I needed her input to finalize a few classes. One or two things are still kind of up in the air, but at least for them we have a plan A and a backup. Now that I know the plan I need to start ordering the few things that I need. I do still have time even though it's already getting to be late August; she's going to Germany early next month and won't be starting school until Sept. 14.

On to the plan -
    history - 20th Century history using Sonlight
    English - literature of monsters (Frankenstein, Dracula, Phantom of the Opera, Metamorphosis, plus a few others) plus an outside writing class (one of those tbd classes)
    science - chemistry
    math - geometry
    electives - world religions, personal finance, finishing food science, and possibly art history

In the spring the plan is to sign her up for German at the local community college. I'm hoping that she'll be ready for college classes then but we'll see. There's no way she could do it this fall between taking her sister to college and going to Germany, she'd miss too many classes right at the beginning of the semester.

She's still going to be volunteering at the preschool at our church one afternoon a week and is hoping to get a job, perhaps at the dance studio. She'll be dancing most weeknights (which makes getting another type of job difficult) and we're looking into getting a membership at the county rec center where she'd like to take spin and zumba classes. She also needs to finish up her driver's ed class and get in all her driving hours. It's shaping up to be a busy junior year. Along with all the classes, dance, and other fun stuff, we need to find time to narrow her interests, research colleges, and make a few trips to visit the short list.