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High School Credits

You don't have to use Lamp + Light in order, once they are all released. These are the credit breakdowns and course names for each of the years of Lamp + Light being released. The lowest amount of credits possible with Lamp + Light [plus a math class] would be 25 and the lowest in the country requirement by a state is 21. Even with the lightest of courses with Lamp + Light, you have more than enough credits to graduate before you even add in any extra electives if your child wants them. 


You will need to add a math, there is a guide below the credit breakdowns on which to take when. There is also a guide below for if your child needs to add a specific science class for either state homeschool requirements [not always applicable] or for specific college acceptance. Each college and state are different, so please check what is required for your student and situation. 


Followed by that information are some additional elective ideas. Your children can do these types of classes as solo work. This teaches them further independence with taking ownership of their education. Let them pick whatever interests them, but also add a course that will benefit them such as a personal finance class or an economics course. 


Below all of that is a sample transcript with credits for a college bound child, including sample electives. 



Year 1


English : Lamp + Light English & Literature - 1 credit 

History : World History I - 1 credit

Science : Nature Study I & Earth Science - 1 credit 

Faith : Bible - 1 credit 

Music : Hymns & Contemporary Worship - 1/2 credit
Art : Watercolor - 1/2 credit 

Add Math - 1 credit 


TOTAL : 6 credits [including math]

Year 2


English : Lamp + Light English & Literature - 1 credit  

History : World History II - 1 credit 

Science : Animals/Human Body & Herbology & Nature Study II - 1.5 credits
Personal Development : Nutrition, Health & Fitness - 1/2 credit 

Faith : Bible - 1 credit 
Music : Musical Instrument - 1 credit
Interpersonal Studies* - 1 credit 

Add Math - 1 credit


TOTAL : 8 credits [including math]
* This is the Family Time Class 

Year 3


English : Lamp + Light English & Literature - 1 credit 

History : World Cultures & World Geography - 1 credit 

Science : Ecology & Botany - 1 credit

Art : Art History - 1/2 credit 
Personal Development : Etiquette & Sex Education - 1/2 credit each 

Faith : Bible - 1 credit 

Add Math - 1 credit 


TOTAL : 6.5 credits [including math]

Year 4


English : Lamp + Light English & Literature - 1 credit 

History : American History & USA Geography - 1 credit 

Science : Geology & Nature Study III - 1 credit

Personal Development : Outdoor Survival Skills - 1 credit 

Faith : Bible - 1 credit 

Electives : Music Appreciation & Wood Carving 1/2 each

Add Math - 1 credit 


TOTAL : 7 credits [including math] 

Year 5


English : Lamp + Light English & Literature - 1 credit 

History : World History III - 1 credit 

Science : Archaeology - 1 credit 

Art : Pottery - 1/2 credit 

Technology - Computer Coding & Design 1/2 credit 

Faith : Bible - 1 credit 

Add Math - 1 credit 


TOTAL : 6 credits [including math]

Year 6


English : Lamp + Light English & Literature - 1 credit 

History : World History IV - 1 credit 

Science : Oceanography & Earth Science [Weather & Astronomy] - 1 credit

Faith : Bible - 1 credit 

Personal Development : Personal Finance & Starting a Business 1/2 credit each

Elective : Economics 1/2 credit 

Add Math - 1 credit 


TOTAL : 6.5 credits [including math]



Math Recommended Course of Study

9th : Pre-Algebra or Algebra I

10th : Algebra I or Geometry 

11th : Geometry or Algebra II or Trigonometry 

12th : Algebra II or Trigonometry or PreCalculus or Calculus 



Science Recommended Course of Study [if required by state or by specific college entrance admissions] CK-12 is a program that has the textbooks [interactive!] available for FREE online [and you can download them]. The only cost is the lab materials for Biology and Chemistry, while not cheap, this is the best budget option available for a complete study. [Check it out here]


9th Grade : Earth Science [CK-12] 

10th Grade : Biology [w/Lab at CK-12]

11th Grade : Chemistry [w/Lab at CK-12]

12th Grade : Physics [CK-12] 



Ideas for Electives 

These can be taken through online resources or at a local community college or you can put them together yourself with the help of someone local who specializes in it, if you don't. 

Personal Finance [Dave Ramsey High School Homeschool Edition]
Economics
Foreign Language [at least 2 credits]
Auto/Mechanics
Woodworking/Building
Government & Economics
Accounting
CPR Training
Interior Design
Computer Programming
Film
Photography
Home Economics
Creative Writing
World Literature
British Literature
Dance
Karate
Yoga
Weight Training
Any Sport
Agriculture
Meteorology
Psychology
Visual Arts [Jewelry, Printmaking, Sculpture, etc]
Driver Education
Robotics

Sample Completed Transcript 

The below sample is for a child using Lamp + Light that is attending a university that requires specific science courses. If you don't need that, just omit the science courses with [CK-12] next to them. 



College Admission Transcript



Freshman Year 

English : Lamp + Light English & Literature - 1 credit 

Math : Algebra I - 1 credit

History : World History I - 1 credit

Science : Earth Science [CK-12] & Nature Study I - 1.5 credits

Foreign Language : Spanish I - 1 credit

Art : Watercolor - 1/2 credit 

Faith : Bible I - 1 credit 

Music : Hymns & Contemporary - 1/2 credit 


TOTAL : 7.5 credits 


Sophomore Year 


English : Lamp + Light English & Literature - 1 credit 

Math : Geometry - 1 credit 

History : World History II - 1 credit 

Science : Nature Study II & Herbology & Biology [w/Lab at CK-12] - 2 credits
Interpersonal Studies - 1 credit 

Foreign Language : Spanish II - 1 credit 

Personal Development : Etiquette & Sex Education - 1 credit 

Faith : Bible II - 1 credit 


TOTAL : 9 credits 

Junior Year 


English : Lamp + Light English & Literature - 1 credit 

Math : Algebra II - 1 credit 

History : World Cultures & World Geography - 1 credit 

Science : Ecology & Botony & Chemistry [w/Lab at CK-12] - 2 credits

Foreign Language : Spanish III - 1 credit 

Art : Art History - 1/2 credit 

Faith : Bible III - 1 credit 


TOTAL : 7.5 credits 

Senior Year 


English : Lamp + Light English & Literature - 1 credit 

Math : Trigonometry - 1 credit 

History : American History & USA Geography - 1 credit 

Science : Geology or Physics - 1 credit

Foreign Language : Spanish IV - 1 credit 

Personal Development : Outdoor Survival Skills - 1 credit 

Faith : Bible IV - 1 credit 

Elective : Music Appreciation & Woodworking - 1 credit 


TOTAL : 8 credits



GRAND TOTAL CREDITS  : 32 
The lowest credits needed to graduate within the 50 states was 21. So, you can see that this is more than enough. You could lighten the load easily.