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ACCEPTABLE HIGH SCHOOL COURSES

English
Math
Science
U. S. History
Social Studies

 

Note: This list is not exhaustive.  See note at bottom of page.*

English

All the language arts (literature, grammar, composition, vocabulary, spelling, poetry, etc.) are included in the one-credit max of English per two-semester year, or per summer school. Only one credit of English can be earned in a regular (two-semester) school year, though a second credit of English may be completed in a summer session. Although some schools may give one credit of English and an additional credit for Literature or Creative Writing, Gateway adheres to a more conservative approach, transferring only one credit of English during the regular school year.


Some families choose to study a particular area in each grade. For instance, grammar and composition in ninth grade, creative writing in tenth grade, American literature in eleventh grade, and British literature in twelfth grade. Other families may do a combination of studies each year (the student would study literature, composition, grammar, etc. each and every year during high school). Either way, the student will earn no more than one credit for language arts studies (English) per regular school year.

Note: The three major components of high-school level English are literature (which might include poetry), grammar, and composition. While vocabulary is considered a minor component of high-school English, spelling is largely remedial.

English I, II, III, IV


Sonlight high-school level Literature/Grammar materials
Notgrass high-school level English materials are included in their high school history courses. Students can earn 1 full credit with U.S. History, World History and World Geography. A half credit each can be earned with Economics and Government.
Learning Language Arts Through Literature Gold Books (each book covers one year with supplemental literature)
Total Language Plus high-school level materials
Smarr Literature high-school level literature materials
Christian Liberty Press high-school level English materials
A Beka high-school level literature and grammar/composition must be completed to earn credit
Bob Jones high-school level literature and writing/grammar materials must be completed to earn credit 
Institute for Excellence in Writing high-school level English materials
Alpha Omega high-school level Language Arts materials
ACE School of Tomorrow 
Landmark Freedom Baptist Curriculum 

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Math 

Students must complete four math courses in order to meet graduation requirements.
College prep students must take Algebra I, Algebra II, and Geometry, in addition to another math course in order to meet graduation requirements.

 

Pre-Algebra

(Must be taken in 9th-12th grade in order to earn high-school credit.)
Math-U-See
Saxon Algebra 1/2 purchase here or here
Teaching Textbooks
A Beka

Chalk Dust Math (Cool Math Guy)
Landmark Freedom Baptist Curriculum

Alpha Omega LifePac

Alpha Omega Monarch

Bob Jones

Algebra I

Math-U-See
Christian Light Education
Elementary Algebra by Harold Jacobs (Covers Algebra I and Algebra II)
Making Math Meaningful (Cornerstone Curriculum)
VideoText Interactive Algebra: A Complete Course
Teaching Textbook
Saxon Algebra I purchase here or here
A Beka
Alpha Omega LifePac 9th grade
Alpha Omega Monarch
ACE School of Tomorrow
Bob Jones
Chalk Dust Math (Cool Math Guy)
Landmark Freedom Baptist Curriculum

Algebra II 


Math-U-See
Christian Light Education
Elementary Algebra by Harold Jacobs (Covers Algebra I and Algebra II)
Saxon Algebra II purchase here or here
VideoText Interactive Algebra: A Complete Course
Teaching Textbooks
A Beka
Alpha Omega LifePac

Alpha Omega Monarch
ACE School of Tomorrow

Bob Jones

Chalk Dust Math (Cool Math Guy)
Landmark Freedom Baptist Curriculum

Geometry


Math-U-See
Christian Light Education
Geometry by Harold Jacobs
Saxon Geometry purchase here or here
VideoText Interactive Geometry: A Complete Course
Teaching Textbooks
A Beka
Alpha Omega LifePac

Alpha Omega Monarch
ACE School of Tomorrow

Chalk Dust Math (Cool Math Guy)
Landmark Freedom Baptist Curriculum

Consumer Math


Math-U-See Stewardship (earns only 0.5 credit of Consumer Math and 0.5 credit of Personal Finance)
A Beka
Alpha Omega LifePac

Alpha Omega Monarch

Business Math


A Beka
Landmark Freedom Baptist Curriculum

ACE

Pre-Calculus/Trigonometry

Math-U-See
Christian Light Education Trigonometry (0.5 credit)
Saxon Advanced Math can be purchased from here or here
Teaching Textbooks
A Beka Pre-Calculus with Trigonometry and Analytical Geometry
Alpha Omega LifePac

Alpha Omega Monarch
ACE School of Tomorrow Trigonometry
 (0.5 credit)

Chalk Dust Math (Cool Math Guy)

Calculus - Pre-Calculus/Trigonometry are a prerequisite for Calculus.

Note: Pre-Calculus/Trigonometry are a prerequisite for Calculus.

Saxon Calculus purchase here or here

Cool Math Guy (formerly Chalk Dust Math). Note all 3 parts need to be completed to earn 1 credit for Calculus

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Science

College prep students must take at least one of Biology, Chemistry, and Physics with a lab.

Physical Science
Apologia
A Beka

ACE School of Tomorrow
Alpha Omega Lifepac General Science III
Alpha Omega Monarch General Science III
Landmark Freedom Baptist Curriculum
Biology


Apologia
A Beka

Alpha Omega LifePac
ACE School of Tomorrow
Landmark Freedom Baptist Curriculum

Chemistry


Apologia
A Beka
Alpha Omega LifePac

Alpha Omega Monarch
ACE School of Tomorrow

Physics


Apologia Exploring Creation with Physics
A Beka Physics: The Foundational Science
Alpha Omega Switched on Schoolhouse 12th grade Physics
Alpha Omega LifePac 12th grade Physics
ACE School of Tomorrow Physics

Astronomy


Signs & Seasons (Student must also complete the student field journal in order to earn one credit)
Lift Up Your Eyes on High (Christian Liberty Press)

Anatomy & Physiology


Apologia Human Body: Fearfully & Wonderfully Made
Body by Design with The Anatomy Coloring Book (1 credit with both books)

Marine Biology


Apologia Exploring Creation with Marine Biology

Creation Science (not a college prep course)


Acceptable Curricula:
Landmark Freedom Baptist Curriculum

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U.S. History

(Required Credit)

 

A study of United States history from Pre-Colonial times to present day.


Notgrass Exploring America
A History of US series
A Beka Heritage of Freedom
Alpha Omega Switched on Schoolhouse 11th grade American History
Alpha Omega LifePac 11th grade American History
ACE School of Tomorrow American History
Landmark Freedom Baptist Curriculum U.S. History

Peter Marshall Books:
The Light & the Glory
From Sea to Shining Sea
Sounding Forth the Trumpet
(If a student were to read The Light and the Glory, From Sea to Shining Sea, and Sounding Forth the Trumpet, he/she could earn 0.5 credit for U.S. History. These three books cover the discovery of America up to the Civil War. The student would need to find other resources starting with the Civil War and continuing through modern U.S. History.)

U.S. History Supplements (Not approved as core materials):
America's Providential History

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Social Studies

Ancient History


Mystery of History Volume I Creation to Resurrection (Needs extension to cover at least through the fall of Rome (e.g. the first 100+ pages of Volume II).

Streams of Civilization Volume I
Tapestry of Grace

European History


Currently, no curricula to recommend or approve. Call or email to ask about a specific curriculum.

Modern History


Streams of Civilizations Volume II
Mystery of History Volume IV

World History


Streams of Civilization Volume I & Volume II
Notgrass Exploring World History
A Beka World History and Cultures in Christian Perspective
Alpha Omega Switched on Schoolhouse 10th grade World History
Alpha Omega LifePac 10th grade World History
ACE School of Tomorrow's World History
Landmark Freedom Baptist Curriculum World History

World Geography


Apologia Around the World in 180 Days with Workbook
A Beka World Geography in Christian Perspective (A Beka's one-semester World Geography course only earns 0.5 credit)
Ultimate Geography and Timeline Guide
Welcome to the Wonderful World of Geography: World Physical Geography by Runkle (with student activity book)
Alpha Omega's Switched on Schoolhouse 9th Grade History & Geography: World Geography
Alpha Omega Lifepac 9th grade World Geography (1/2 of History & Geography Civics & World Geography course) (only earns 0.5 credit with this curriculum)

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Economics

(0.5 credit course)


Notgrass Exploring Economics
A Beka Economics: Work & Prosperity
Bluestocking Press Whatever Happened to Penny Candy with Student Workbook (needs supplementation: consider Economics in One Lesson or A Banker's Confession)
Alpha Omega Switched on Schoolhouse or LifePac 12th grade Economics (1/2 of History & Geography Government & Economics course)
ACE School of Tomorrow Economics
Landmark Freedom Baptist Curriculum Economics (H161)
Bob Jones University Press Economics

Economics for Everybody by R.C, Sproul, Jr.

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U.S. Government

(0.5 credit course)

Notgrass Exploring Government
A Beka American Government
Alpha Omega Switched on Schoolhouse or LifePac 12th grade Economics (1/2 of History & Geography Government & Economics course)
Landmark Freedom Baptist Curriculum U.S. Government (H160)

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Personal Finance

(0.5 credit course)


Dave Ramsey's Financial Peace University 

Math-U-See Stewardship (earns 0.5 credit of Consumer Math and 0.5 credit of Personal Finance)

Money Matters for Teens by Larry Burkett (must complete both book & workbook to earn 0.5 credit)

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Health

(0.5 credit course)


A Beka Health in Christian Perspective
Total Health by Susan Boe
Landmark Freedom Baptist Curriulum Health

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Foreign Language

College prep students should take two years of the same foreign language.

Materials must cover what would be covered in a traditional high-school foreign language course in order to earn high-school credit.

 

The following companies have a variety of foreign languages, more than specifically listed below.
The Learnables
Rosetta Stone
Pimsleur Approach
Random House Living Language
A Beka foreign language courses
Bob Jones Press foreign language courses
Step by Step Spanish
Barron's foreign language courses (Spanish Now and Mastering Languages courses)
Alpha Omega foreign language courses

Spanish


The Learnables Spanish I (must include audio and Basic Structures in order to earn one credit)
The Learnables Spanish II (must include audio and Basic Structures and Grammar Enhancements in order to earn one credit)
Rosetta Stone Spanish (According to the publisher, Level 1 is equivalent to high-school level Spanish I.)
Pimsleur Spanish Comprehensive program (Level I = Spanish I, Level II = Spanish II)
Random House Living Language Ultimate Spanish course (Covers Spanish I with accompanying CD's and CD-ROM. Ultimate Spanish Advanced Audio with Manual covers Spanish II.)
A Beka Spanish I & Spanish II
Step by Step Spanish (Covers Spanish I & Spanish II)
Bob Jones Press Spanish ISpanish II, & Spanish III
Barron's Spanish Now program Spanish I & Spanish II
Barron's Mastering Spanish program Spanish I & Spanish II (Should also include Mastering Spanish Grammar and Mastering Spanish Vocabulary)
Alpha Omega Switched on Schoolhouse Spanish I & Spanish II
Alpha Omega LifePac Spanish I & Spanish II

French


The Learnables French I (must include audio and Basic Structures in order to earn one credit)
The Learnables French II (must include audio and Basic Structures and Grammar Enhancements in order to earn one credit)
Rosetta Stone French (According to the publisher, Level 1 is equivalent to high-school level French I.*)
Pimsleur French Comprehensive program (Level I = French I, Level II = French II)
Random House Living Language Ultimate French course (Covers French I with accompanying CD's and CD-ROM. Ultimate French Advanced Audio with Manual covers French II.)
A Beka French I & French II
Bob Jones Press French I & French II
Barron's Mastering French program French I & French II (Should also include Mastering French Grammar and Mastering French Vocabulary
Alpha Omega Switched on Schoolhouse French I & French II

Supplemental Materials/Sources:
http://learnfrenchvideo.com/

German


The Learnables German I (must include audio and Basic Structures in order to earn one credit)
The Learnables German II (must include audio and Basic Structures and Grammar Enhancements in order to earn one credit)
Rosetta Stone German (According to the publisher, Level 1 is equivalent to high-school level German I.*)
Pimsleur German Comprehensive program (Level I = German I, Level II = German II)
Random House Living Language Ultimate German course (Covers German I & German II with accompanying CD's and CD-ROM.)

Japanese


Rosetta Stone Japanese (According to the publisher, Level 1 is equivalent to high-school level Japanese I.*)
Pimsleur Japanese Comprehensive program (Level I = Japanese I, Level II = Japanese II)
Random House Living Language Ultimate Japanese course (Covers Japanese I & Japanese II with accompanying CD's and CD-ROM.)

Russian


The Learnables Russian I (must include audio and Basic Structures in order to earn one credit)
Rosetta Stone Russian (According to the publisher, Level 1 is equivalent to high-school level Russian I.*)
Pimsleur Russian Comprehensive program (Level I = Russian I, Level II = Russian II)

Latin


Rosetta Stone Latin (According to the publisher, Level 1 is equivalent to high-school level Latin I.*)
Bob Jones Press Latin I and Latin II
Henle Latin ILatin II, etc. (distributed by Memoria Press) with Grammar Handbook. Also available on amazon.com.

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Visual/Performing Arts

Art


Drawing for Older Children & Teens by Mona Brookes (with practical application)
Drawing on the Right Side of the Brain by Edwards (with practical application; workbook optional)

Easy Peasy: Drawing Professionally is a 1-2 credit course.  

Art History


The Story of Painting by Sister Wendy Beckett (DK Press)

Art Appreciation


Easy Peasy: Art Appreciation course earns .5 credit

Instrumental Music


One credit should include 150 hours of instruction, study, and practice.

Vocal Music


One credit should include 150 hours of vocal instruction, study, and practice.

Music History


Currently no curriculum to recommend or approve. Call or email to ask about a specific curriculum.

Music Appreciation


Music: An Appreciation by Kamien

Easy Peasy: Music Appreciation course earns .5 credit

Dance


One credit should include 150 hours of dance instruction, study, performance, and practice.

Drama


Should include involvement in a theatre production. 150 hours of preparation, practice, and participation in a church drama or a drama at a local theatre, etc. would be sufficient to earn one credit.

Theatre Arts


Theatre: The Lively Art by Wilson/Goldfarb

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For information about dual-enrollment classes, click here.

* Please note, as stated previously, this is not an exhaustive list. There are many other curriculum suppliers with materials for the above courses.  If you have a question and the curriculum you are reviewing is not on our list, please call or email us and we will get back to you with an answer.

Switched on Schoolhouse, an older curriculum, formerly published by Alpha Omega  is no longer being produced.  Alpha Omega's Monarch replaced Switched on Schoolhouse. We will accept this curriculum, but please understand, it can only be obtained through certain curriculum suppliers and then is gone after they are sold out or possibly purchased from other homeschoolers or may be in your home library.

Economics
U.S. Government
Personal Finance
Health
Foreign Language
Visual/Performing Arts
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