This is the schedule we recommend for most students. While we understand not all children will be able to complete this rigorous course of study, we have found that with Dr. Shormann's step by step instruction on the DIVE CDs, most can!
For Clarification: This K-12 Plan is only for helping parents plan their students math and science schedule. It is not a list of requirements for moving toward the next grade. It is a suggested schedule only. The math that is matched with the science in a given grade level is not necessarily required to perform that science. For requirements, see the desired math or science page for details.
Excellent PSAT Preparation
Because the first part of Advanced Math is completed before the fall of 11th grade, it is excellent prepartion for the math section of the PSAT. This is important because most scholarships come from the PSAT.
Complete Calculus in High School
Over the past 300 years, most of the advances we have made in science and technology are directly related to Calculus. Therefore we believe completeing Calculus in high school is a worthy goal.
Earn up to 34 College Credits
All of our courses have been re-designed to prepare students for corresponding CLEP and AP Exams. These exams enable students to earn college credit by exam for their high school courses which saves time and money!
This schedule is for those who need a less rigorous course of study. The math schedule is one year behind the Advanced Schedule. Instead of taking Algebra 1 in 8th grade, it is taken in 9th grade.
Excellent SAT Preparation
While this delayed schedule does not provide the best preparation for the PSAT, it still provides excellent preparation for the SAT and ACT when taken the summer after 11th grade.
Using this schedule will not have an adverse affect on the recommended science schedule. You can continue with the science schedule as previously recommended.
DETAILED MATH SCHEDULE
Dr. Shormann typically recommends three semesters each for Advanced Math and Calculus. The chart below gives more detail on what should be completed each semester.
The detailed schedules above demonstrate which part of each course is taken each semester and how many credits are earned. The Sample Transcript below shows how to translate this schedule to a high school transcript that is easy for college admissions personnel to understand. The color coding of the math courses correlates to the mat schedules above to show exactly where each course is listed on the transcript.
The course title should be the name of the requirement your course fulfills, not the name of the textbook or curriculum used. It is helpful to look at the requirements for the college you are applying to and use those names where appropriate.