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9th Grade Homeschool Curriculum Choices 2020-2021

9th Grade Homeschool Curriculum Choices 2020

Hardworking. Selfless. Curious. Sheep-dog.
This is my oldest son in a nut-shell. He's a bit of an introvert who has a heart for the gospel and a deep passion for serving others.

He has had military aspirations since he was three-years-old and has never wavered in that desire. Not even a little bit. If you ever need him, just look for the kid wearing camo and doing chin-ups in the doorframe. The kid's serious about staying in shape.

I have devised a 4-year high school plan that will hopefully prepare him for a career in military service.  

Here's what he'll be learning.
(Because we only homeschool 4 days a week, you can assume that all subjects will be completed four times each week unless otherwise indicated.)

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9th Grade Homeschool Curriculum Choices 2020

Content-rich subjects

As always, he'll do all of his content-rich subjects like Morning time/Bible, history, science, art, and creative writing with his older siblings. You can see those curriculum choices here>>>

Personal Devotions- every day


  • English 9 from BJU Press 
  • Finish All About Spelling Level 6 and move on to Level 7.
  • Work through a Reading Horizons lesson (online tutoring for dyslexia) for 20 minutes each day to improve phonemic skills. 
  • Select books for the MUST READ book list I put together for him.
  • Word Roots Level 1- He'll complete the second half of the book that he started last year. 



    • CAP- Each week, he'll attend our local chapter of Civil Air Patrol (the youth auxiliary program of the US Air Force) where he has slowly worked up the ranks to Cadet Master Sergeant.
    • Beginning Drawing from Udemy
    • Speech/Debate from NCFCA- This summer, he took an online speech, debate, and apologetics course which will count as a ninth-grade elective on his high school transcript

    Life Skills

    • Co-op for two enrichment type classes- 2x a month
    • Clean his room and make his bed each day.
    • Daily chores: sweep the dining room, wipe down the boys' bathroom, vacuum the three area rugs with an electric sweeper
    • Weekly Chores for his child-of-the-day privileges and responsibilities: help make lunch/dinner and do two loads of laundry (Tuesdays)
    • Monthly Chores: three chores that he randomly selects from our chore jar one Saturday each month
    • Mow grass/shovel snow as needed
    • Apprentice under a family friend who is a licensed contractor and who flips homes as he's able

    He's starting high school with his eyes on the military. As his mother, I have mixed feelings about his future plans. On the one hand, I am very proud of his determination to serve his county. But on the other, I'm not naive about the possible repercussions of that kind of commitment. For now, I'll not borrow tomorrow's trouble. I'll do my best to help prepare him for whatever God has in store for his someday.


    1. Do you like BJU digital learning better than teaching textbooks for math?

      1. They both have their pros and cons. TT is much easier on me, but BJU teaches better math.

      2. This comment is very interesting to me! I’m looking into TT for the first time for my 9th grader, and I can see where it is easier for the parent, but is it enough to truly teach her and help her master concepts? If we were to stop TT after a year, would she be behind? Hmmmm…
        We’ve used Abeka math forever…

    2. Hi Jamie, is the online speech and debate class from the NCFNA or was it offered from someone else?

      Thank you!!!

    3. Replies
      1. It was a special online course they were offering only through the summer. It was a lite version of their normal course, I think.

    4. I know this is an older post, but I just saw it. I am proud of your son for joining the military. As a veteran myself, to have someone excited and dedicated is awesome. Try not to worry to much as God has obviously called him to serve.

      1. Thank you so much for that encouragement. He has 1 1/2 years left at home and then he's off to enlist. It's coming at me so fast!

    5. I'm considering BJU for for Grammar and Writing for High school. Any comments about the writing portion?