MomofFive wrote:Hubby and I have decided that public high school is the WORST decision we've ever made for our children, both of us terribly regret allowing them to enroll after nine years of being homeschooled. I fear we have lost their hearts (and minds) to a worldly, mediocre way of thinking and really want to get them back, so we're going to be homeschooling a tenth grader, a senior, and a preschooler this coming year!
Our desire is to have some continuity for our DD's last three years of high school, and if I've learned one thing about myself in all of this, it's that I need things very clearly spelled out for me with a "read this, do this" daily plan; I'm horrible at putting my own lesson plans together!
Will the new MFW high school program be well laid-out (for me)?
How about additional years for the future? I'm not overly concerned about starting with ancient history; DD had a broad sweep of world history last year in PS but really can't tell me much of what she learned, so a little repetition would likely be a GOOD thing. Our DS (the senior) doesn't really have many "gaps" to fill in, so I'll likely just combine their studies and augment with grade-level grammar and math, but I'm in real need of a "core" program at the heart of it all.
Can any of you tell me about MFW's high school program?
Julie L. wrote:We are obviously farrrr away from doing MFW Highschool, but I was just wondering how the dc who are doing it like it? We are planning to go all the way with MFW and was just curious.
mommyto4 wrote:Just curious ... how are you two liking the program? How do your dc like it?
bakermom wrote:I would like to know how good high school worked for you. How did your student like it. Was it easy to use? How is the work load?
TracyLee01026 wrote:My dd will be starting High School next year and I was considering checking out other high school curriculums (just to make sure). She has learning challenges as well. Now, I feel like maybe I don't need to do that. We are doing ECC this year and we all love it! Why is the thought of high school so daunting?
Is this curriculum really all they need for high school? Do I need to consider other programs as well?
My son is in 7th grade and this is our first year with MFW. We are doing ECC and love it. I have been looking at the High School Curriculum, but am a little concerned that there is a lot of reading. My son is not an avid reader and wonder if he would still do well with this curriculum or not. Does your son enjoy reading? Have you found there is a whole lot of reading? I know I have a while, but just thought since I saw your post, I would ask. Thanks.
Lisa M wrote:I have enjoyed using MFW for the last two years. I like what I see for the high school years as well, but there is so little discussion about it on the boards, I wonder if more than two people are actually using it!
Can you please share how year 1 is working for you, what you like, what you don't like, and if there is any of the specific curriculum recommendations that you have changed or altered. Thanks!
mom2boys wrote:I would like to hear from someone who is using this with their average would rather be outside or playing Wii boy. I'm not sure if he will go to college or not. He is smart enough. He comes from a long line of skilled workers. His grandpa owns a machine shop that his dad is now managing. He might work there, but he might take off on something of his own. Just wondering if anyone has used it with a good ole boy from the country - if you know what I mean. I think it would do him good to be prepared for college even if he chooses a different path. I went to college and am now a stay at home mom, but I still think my education has served me well in lots of different situations. I just mostly see reviews from girls or "advanced" boys. I guess that's enough of my ramblings. He is in seventh grade this year. I will try to get to a convention this year so that I can sit down and really look at the high school stuff.
Julie in MN wrote:Anyways, my main point I wanted to add is that I want my son to do MFW high school for the worldview and apologetics more than for the college preparation. He also may end up in more of a hands-on occupation, but I want him to be firm in his faith and be able to stand up against the wind. I know that there are many worldview type courses out there, but MFW is different. MFW includes worldview by incorporating God into history and language arts and everything else. It allows my son to defend his faith to his fellow Wii players, not just to people asking searching religious questions :o)
I was looking at your signature. I feel in good company. Looks like your day is probably as crazy and interesting as mine. Are you already doing the HS program this year? If so, how's it going?
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