1 semester (aka 1/2 credit) of Government (aka Civics) is in US1.
1 semester (aka 1/2 credit) of Economics is in US2 (new abbreviations)
1 semester of Personal Finance (I'm required to have that in my state umbrella school, so I mention it) is in Electives
either 1 semester or 1 year of Fine Arts - is given a plan in WHL
In addition to the Geography that Julie mentioned, MFW also has it set up for those in states where a full credit in Geography is needed.
Geography credit in 12th grade includes ¼ credit for map work from World History and Literature, completed earlier; may be expanded to a full-year credit with suggested additional activities listed here
- Geography – Suggested Additional Activities
To earn a full-year credit (to meet state requirements or personal learning goals), plan to add an additional 75 hours of work throughout the year (or in second semester if you are not completing the Economics course). Suggested additional work:
1. Read one missionary biography per quarter (four total) and write a one-page personal reaction to each book. Suggested biographies are Bruchko, The Narrow Road, Peace Child, and I Dared to Call Him Father (available from My Father’s World in the Exploring Countries and Cultures 7th and 8th Grade Supplement).
2. Take a pre-test for identifying the locations and names of countries, major rivers, etc. Then set a goal with your parent/teacher for memorizing a certain number of them. Work on your goal until achieved. (The Geography Game in Exploring Countries and Cultures may be used.)
3. Read/study general geography books found at your library. Another option: BJU has a year-long course with multiple components. Consider reading through just the textbook, Cultural Geography for Christian Schools.
"I was also considering that if my dd were to transfer to our local christian school in the middle of high school if having used MFW instead of a traditional course of study would mess up her credits and such. Thanks!"
This is a tricky question because the administrators of that school can do whatever they want to do and accept what they want to accept. They might get where they say "nothing you did in homeschool matters". Or you might have the situation where they look at your portfolio and say "wow.. you did a lot of great work there, but what do we call it since we don't offer it?" Or you could get someone on a good day who accepts an offer to a waiver of a geography "requirement" and says "wow... Ancient history will count".
Here is the scope and sequence and planning guide that MFW offers
https://www.mfwbooks.com/products/14/De ... h-School-/
very strong college prep planning. I know it fits my umbrella school's suggestions for college prep.
If you are intending on transferring to a brick and mortar school, I would think you will want to keep a good portfolio of all of the graded work in AHL. There are plenty of tests and other graded work that will help a school administrator figure out that you did a year's worth of work in the class. Another option out there to consider is to use an online accredited school which will permit homeschooling parents to use whatever materials the parents want to use. Then, you will have an official transcript from that school to give to your local christian school and they will have to deal with it.
If you are not intending to transfer from homeschooling, using MFW will be college prep for a college admissions officer.
It is my opinion that the only major thing that is different in the traditional school vs. classical is that in 9th grade in classical we do Ancients instead of Geography. MFW breaks up the US history a bit in order to allow students to study for the CLEP US History part 1. So, even if you transfer at beginning of senior year to a local school, and have done well on the CLEP exam, you might be able to convince the high school administrators to give some kind of credit for it and help you plan.
If you know you're transferring at end of 9th grade, then do BJU Geography as an elective instead of Logic. and do the Logic books this summer. just one opinion.