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In most states, high school courses are worth 1.0 credit for a one-year course or a 0.5 credit for a semester course. But in California, Idaho, Indiana, and New Jersey, the public schools use unusual credit values.

In California, a one-year course receives 10.0 credits and a semester course 5.0 credits.

As a homeschooling parent in California, you can either follow the public schools’ lead to determine your student’s credits or use the 1.0- and 0.5-credit system employed in most states. Once you choose a credit system, you’ll need to consistently use the same system for your student through all four years of high school.

 

Wondering how much credit you should assign your teen’s electives, dual-enrollment class, or honors course? Check out 3 Ways to Determine My Teen’s High School Course Credit here.

In most states, high school courses are worth 1.0 credit for a one-year course or a 0.5 credit for a semester course. But in California, Idaho, Indiana, and New Jersey, the public schools use unusual credit values.

In Idaho, a one-year course receives 2.0 credits and a semester course 1.0 credit.

As a homeschooling parent in Idaho, you can either follow the public schools’ lead to determine your student’s credits or use the 1.0 and 0.5 credit system employed in most states. Once you choose a credit system, you’ll need to consistently use the same system for your student through all four years of high school.

 

Wondering how much credit you should assign your teen’s electives, dual-enrollment class, or honors course? Check out 3 Ways to Determine My Teen’s High School Course Credit here.

In most states, high school courses are worth 1.0 credit for a one-year course or a 0.5 credit for a semester course. But in California, Idaho, Indiana, and New Jersey, the public schools use unusual credit values.

In Indiana, a one-year course receives 2.0 credits and a semester course 1.0 credit.

As a homeschooling parent in Indiana, you can either follow the public schools’ lead to determine your student’s credits or use the 1.0 and 0.5 credit system employed in most states. Once you choose a credit system, you’ll need to consistently use the same system for your student through all four years of high school.

 

Wondering how much credit you should assign your teen’s electives, dual-enrollment class, or honors course? Check out 3 Ways to Determine My Teen’s High School Course Credit here.

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