I looked back over my last post and thought
"Oh my gosh, this year is going to crush my daughter!" That's too much work!
Then on a yahoo group the question came up about how many hours the kids homeschool or are required to homeschool by law... so we did the math:
In GA we are required to have an equivalent of 4.5 hours a day and 180 days. That is 810 hours.
For academics, my daughter is doing about 600 working hours @ approx 20 hours a week. She is working on 6 half credits and two whole credits, a total of 5 credits, so she is also meeting Carnigie requirements
(120 hours per credit hour) for assigning credits.
Her arts program takes about another 12 hours a week. At home practice and piano and voice lessons take about another 6 hours a week, so that would be 18 hours a week totaling just over 550 hours. That gives her 1150 hours.
It's a lot more than is required in my state, but not so much more than is required in other states. (1000 hours is a common number with 600 hours being in core subjects.)
Yes, this is a lot of work at about 38 hours a week, but she greatly enjoys the second half of it, and doesn't hate the academics either.
I also have to remind myself that public school high schoolers get 35 hours a week in school and another 10 hours of so homework and then they add on other extracurricular stuff.
I think I feel better.
Have you calculated how many hours your kids do school work each year? Inquiring minds want to know.
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