English + History Classes for College Credit – Nuts and Bolts

Home School Partners students earn college credits for their classes!

GREAT NEWS! Starting this August, students will earn college credits for all four years of Home School Partners classes!

These are NATIONALLY ACCREDITED classes, which means the credits will transfer to virtually any other college your student wants to attend.

Here’s how 2022-23 lines up:

2022-23 “9th/10th Grade” Class – 6 college credits (3 for English I, 3 for English II)

2022-23 “11th/12th Grade” Class – 9 college credits (3 for U. S. History I, 3 for U. S. History II, 3 for British Literature)

Credits by year:

Here’s how the college credits pile up for a student who takes four years of Home School Partners starting in August 2022 (of course, non-freshmen may earn all the credits that apply to them, even if they don’t go four years at HSP):

2022-23 – 9th/10th:
English I (3 credits)
English II (3 credits)

2023-24 – 9th/10th:
American Literature (3 credits)
American Government (3 credits)

2024-25 – 11th/12th:
U. S. History I (3 credits)
U. S. History II (3 credits)
British Literature (3 credits)

2025-26 – 11th/12th:
World Literature (3 credits)
World History I (3 credits)
World History II (3 credits)

That’s a total of 30 college credits in high school through Home School Partners, not including the online summer classes HSP students are eligible to take.

The Christian college I am partnering with has also agreed to let HSP students take a summer class or two (a summer class lasts six weeks) for the dual enrollment price of $300 per class, a savings of $750 off the regular price.

If your student took one online college class during each summer of high school, it would be possible to graduate from high school with 30 credits + (3 credits each summer x 4 summers) = 42 credits at the end of high school!

Then, students who took two York classes at a time (6 credits at a time, which is the normal load) starting the August after high school graduation could earn an A.A. degree by March (only eight months later)!

Your student can earn an Associate’s degree quickly…and avoid brainwashing!

The beauty of this is something I’ve been working on and praying about for years: a Christian alternative to secular community colleges, which are, as you’re probably aware, “woke” and anti-Christian, virtually beyond repair. Some of the worst brainwashing content is in English and history classes.

English/literature classes in secular community colleges and universities often feature anti-Christian, R-rated, X-rated, and depressing reading material (and discussions about them right in front of other students of the opposite gender).

History classes in secular community colleges and universities? Don’t get me started! Pro-communist/socialist, pro-Islam, anti-free market, anti-Christian and “western” civilization…and I’m sure you’re aware of the gender confusion and “critical race theory” being integrated into classes.

I’ve encountered many young people who were homeschooled, who fell for the “free” dual enrollment classes, and came out of those classes lost, confused, and thoroughly secularized. There are even local community college professors who openly brag that they will undo all of their homeschooled students’ worldviews in one or two semesters!

Well, through Home School Partners, those English and history classes will be taken care of…with a Christian worldview!

More details about the High School English + History Classes

General Info About the High School English + History Classes
High School classes meet once per week for 32 weeks (16 weeks before Christmas, 16 weeks after). The classes are designed to complement the efforts of parents who are home schooling their high school children and are not in any way intended to replace the homeschooling parent, who is, of course, the primary teacher of a homeschooled child. I teach students from a Biblical worldview, while making them aware of other worldviews.

Each week at the end of class, students receive an assignment sheet broken up into four days of subjects, which they complete and bring to class the next week with their notes and completed exercises. We review the readings and exercises together, sometimes using PowerPoint slides, and sometimes in groups of 4-6 students at tables. Each week there is also some type of group activity such as Jeopardy! or a crossword puzzle or another game to give students a chance to interact with each other and reinforce what we’ve been studying in class.

What Each High School Class Set Includes:
• English (Literature and Composition, along with Grammar/Vocabulary in the “9th/10th Grade” classes)
• History (over four years we do Civics, Economics, American Government, U. S. History, and World History)

Four Years of High School, Four Different Class Sets
The Home School Partners high school classes operate on an “every-other-year” rotating basis. Each year two class sets—one 9th/10th grade class set, and one 11th/12th grade class set—are offered; the next year two different sets (one 9th/10th grade, one 11th/12th grade) are offered.

Thus, students may take four totally different high school class sets, four years in a row!

Other Benefits of High School Classes
Weekly Assignment Sheets: Students receive an assignment sheet broken up into daily assignments for that week (see below for an example).
Essay Corrections: I correct and return student essays using my experience as a writer and editor. If students carefully review and commit to making corrections on their future essays based upon my suggestions and comments, they will greatly improve and speed up their ability to write clearly and effectively!
Evaluation Reports: These are updated and emailed throughout the year. At the year’s end, I provide parents with a report that can be updated and added to (it can be used as a high school transcript).
Weekly Synopses: To assist in record keeping, each week I send parents a synopsis, with information on what was studied in every subject that week.
Transcript: I provide an editable document that your family may use to build a transcript for your high school student (see below for an example).
Games/Fun Stuff/Interaction with Other Students: Our classes include group projects, activities, Jeopardy! games (and other games), discussions, films, educational field trips to study the effect of poultry consumption on the human body (Chick-fil-A outings), and more.

Examples of Transcript Document and Weekly Assignment Sheet Provided for Students and Parents: