College Planning – Your 3-5 Year Graduation Plan

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One of the best things about our best online high school is creating your own plan for graduating and getting into college.  Christian Educators Academy encourages students to prepare for college by helping them develop a customized 3-5 year graduation plan. The focus of this plan is to tailor course selection to the students interests and goals, as well as identify extra-curricular activities that will help the student develop skills and strengths. The objective is to make the student’s transcript stand out in areas of strength and interest, so that the student clearly differentiates themselves from other students. Combined with proper selection of colleges to target for application, the combined effect is to create a plan that will highlight the student’s strengths and interests, and propel them into their future calling.

The plans outlined below are the starting points for developing the academic portion of the 3-5 year graduation plan, depending on the type of diploma you are pursuing.  To work with our Director of Student Services to develop your own 3-5 year graduation plan,  call Christian Educators at 1-800-886-0501.

Suggested 3-5 year academic plan for the College Preparatory Track:

8th Grade Recommendations (College Prep):

  • Honors English 8
  • Algebra I (HS Credit)
  • Science Fundamentals
  • World Geography (HS Credit)
  • Spanish I (HS Credit)
  • Bible study

9th Grade Recommendations (College Prep)

  • English 9 – Reading and Writing Strategies
  • Algebra I or Geometry
  • Earth or Physical Science
  • World Geography
  • Spanish I or French I
  • Health
  • Physical Science
  • Bible for a Firm Foundation

10th Grade Recommendations (College Prep):

  • English 10
  • Geometry or Algebra II
  • Biology
  • World History
  • Spanish II or French II
  • Music/Art or Performing Art
  • PSAT recommended

11th Grade Recommendations (College Prep):

  • English 11
  • Algebra II or College Readiness Math
  • Chemistry
  • American History
  • College and Career Prep I
  • SAT or ACT Prep Course
  • SAT or ACT (Required)
  • Electives

12th Grade Recommendations (College Prep):

  • English 12
  • Pre-Calculus or College Readiness Math
  • Economics
  • American Government
  • Elective Science
  • Career Prep II
  • 100 hours community service
  • Electives

Suggested Plan for Honors/Advanced Placement Track:

9th Grade Recommendations – Honors/AP
Choose 1 or 2 Honors courses from the list below:

  • Honors English 9
  • Honors Algebra II or Geometry
  • Honors Biology
  • Honors World Geography
  • Spanish I or French I
  • Health
  • Physical Education
  • Bible for a Firm Foundation

10th Grade Recommendations – Honors/AP
Choose 2-3 Honors courses from the list below:

  • Honors English 10
  • Honors Geometry or Algebra II
  • Honors Physical Science or Anatomy
  • Honors World History
  • Spanish II or French II
  • Art History
  • Music Appreciation
  • Bible- Overcoming Life

11th Grade Recommendations – Honors/AP
Choose 2-3 Honors courses or 1-2 AP Courses from the list below:

  • Honors English 11 or AP English Literature/Comp
  • Honors Algebra II or Pre-Calculus
  • Honors American History
  • Honors Chemistry
  • Spanish III or Elective
  • College and Career Prep I
  • SAT or ACT prep course
  • SAT or ACT Test (Required)
  • Bible- Missions Trip
  • Electives

12th Grade Recommendations – Honors/AP
Choose 2-3 Honors courses or 1-2 AP Courses from the list below:

  • Honors English 12, or AP English/Comp
  • Honors or AP Pre-Calculus, Calculus or Probability
  • Honors Physics
  • Honors US Government and Economics
  • College and Career Prep II
  • Electives
  • 100 Hours of community service

Suggested Plan for Vocational Track:

9th Grade Recommendations (Vocational)

  • English 9
  • Algebra I or IA
  • Earth Science or Physical Science
  • Geography
  • Health
  • Physical Education
  • Bible for a Firm Foundation

<10th Grade Recommendations (Vocational)

  • English 10
  • Algebra 1B or Geometry
  • Biology
  • World History
  • Music Appreciation, Art History
  • Bible – Study in the Book of James

11th Grade Recommendations (Vocational)

  • English 11
  • Geometry or Algebra II
  • Chemistry or Environmental science
  • American History
  • SAT or ACT Test
  • Vocational Work Credit
  • Electives

12th Grade Recommendations (Vocational)

  • English 12
  • Liberal Arts Math or Personal Finance
  • American Government and Economics
  • Vocational Work Credit
  • Electives
  • 100 Hours Community Service