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My child wants to enroll in a high school Spanish course through Homeschool Spanish Academy. How do credits work?

Great question! Our credit system is quite easy. In order to receive one high school credit, your student needs to complete one full level of our high school curriculum. Our high school curriculum is broken down into high school level 1, level 2, level 3, and level 4, roughly representing each year of high school.

Additionally, each level is broken down into two sublevels. For example, level 1 is broken down into levels 1A and 1B, level 2 is broken down into levels 2A and 2B, etc. Each sublevel represents one semester, which is 15 weeks. In other words, level 1A is the first semester of high school level 1 and level 1B is the second semester of high school level 1. A full school year, or sublevels A and B, would therefore last 30 weeks.

Each sublevel (1A, 1B, 2A, 2B, etc.) covers 14 lesson-topics.* Ideally, to stay on track, a high school student would complete the 14-lesson topics for each sublevel in one semester (15 weeks). This means the student would complete twenty-eight lessons in that particular level in 30 weeks, or one full school year.

What works best for most students is to register for two semester (15 weeks each) of 2 classes per week. We recommend that for each hour students spend in class, they spend an hour outside of class doing the homework and studying the material. This translates into 120 hours of work, which is the standard measure for completion of one high school credit.

Level #A (first semester) = 14 lesson-topics in 15 weeks

15 weeks of 2 classes/week = 30 hours in class

30 hours in class + 30 hours outside of class = 60 hours for one semester

60 hours for 1st semester + 60 hours for 2nd semester = 120 hrs in 1 yr

120 hours in 1 yr = 1 high school credit

*Please refer to a current high school syllabus for a breakdown of the 14 lesson-topics for each semester.

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