cool list! thanks for sharing!
just for the benefit of those new to the forum..... part of what you are doing is helping your 9th grade use ECC at high school level in order to meet specific needs in his learning and with his special learning needs. Thought that might be helpful to know that part....
Thanks for the reminder, Crystal. I figure I can't be the only mom doing ECC with a 14 year old though so thought it would be good to include what we're up to in case someone else's family dynamic is similar. Andrew is a dyslexic who started to read for real around age 12 so we've been doing a lot of heavy duty remediation in the other academic areas, while still working on his language and processing skills, in the last two years.
Here are the things we added to ECC to make it more palatable transcript-wise for high school credit (as far as our PA HS requirements, potential colleges, our evaluator, the school district, etc):
Hewitt's Speech course and Hewitt's World Literature I course (which focuses heavily on African and Asian writings)
IEW -- done via the units month by month but using ECC stuff and Fix-It "Frog Prince" for grammar/editing practice
Life of Fred for math (more remediation there)
BJUP's Earth Science book (mine is an older copy, now the 8th grade one is called Earth and Space or something like that)
BJUP's Geography textbook for additional reference material so he's not just using the WB CD or the Internet (he needs to learn the skill of looking things up in books)
Ultimate Geography Book, World Trail Guide (with the Secondary Notebook), & the place-mat maps from Geography Matters
The Literature list above
Spelling Power (still need it, so still doing it)
Lost Tools of Writing for help in getting his thoughts in order
We tackled "Home School High School and Beyond" over the summer to map out a plan for high school for this boy. We're probably going to do 45 weeks of work each year to get the whole 4 year cycle in those remaining 3 years after this one.
He's ready for his Life Rank Board of Review and has only 5 merit badges left which are required for Eagle. We'll do Communications and E-Prep this fall then focus on getting in shape for the Personal Fitness and Swimming badges next summer. Then all that will remain is Personal Management which works best when a kid has a job.
We'll save Driver's Ed, Logic, and Health for another time. I don't much care for Staubough's SAT prep course for this child. I think we'll pursue a formal diagnosis for him when he's 16 or so, when getting some documentation for SAT/ACT and eventual college accommodations would be a good idea. (But we may very well pursue the "transfer student" route for this boy. He's too much of a social boy, the idea of him living away at school just plain scares me!)
I know it's a lot to chew on. Working with a child with LDs is rewarding when they get it, but lots of sweat and tears to get to that place! It helps to remember not to get weary in well-doing!