How can I plan ahead for NCAA for my baseball-loving son?
My son will be entering 9th grade next fall. We will be using the World Geography guide. I am trying to plan ahead. He would like to play baseball in college, and I am wondering if I will be able to maneuver NCAA. I have called them to ask for a list of approved or banned curriculum, and they can’t give me one. I have found that they weren’t sure about Teaching Textbooks. TT is not what Heart of Dakota (HOD) recommends anyway. They were fine with Foerster’s, so we will go with that instead. They want coursework and grades for each core course, and I am unsure how to do that.
My son enjoys HOD, and he wants to continue with how he has been learning and not have to go to a textbook. How can I plan ahead for NCAA for my baseball-loving son? He loves HOD, so he will do that for sure. Thank you for any encouragement!
“Ms. Stressing About NCAA and Needing Encouragement”
Dear “Ms. Stressing About NCAA and Needing Encouragement,”
I wanted to briefly share the story of a family that emailed us about a similar topic.
The family of more than 10 children has been using HOD with their two oldest sons since they were in the third grade. The boys graduated after using the final USII HOD guide just a few years ago. The second oldest son was a heavily recruited football player who received many academic scholarships and football offers. The family shared that they received nothing but praise from the numerous colleges he was accepted into (over 25) for the quality of his education and how it was reflected in his test scores, transcripts, and essays.
After being accepted into numerous NCAA universities, he signed with the NCAA college of his choice on National Signing Day. Now, he is a pre-med student. The family emailed us to share how thankful they were for HOD, as well as how thankful they were for its part in where their sons are now.
Encouragement and the Lord’s Plan Being Supreme
I share this to encourage you that schooling with HOD through high school with thoughts of college sports and NCAA requirements in mind is possible. What the Lord desires for our students will come to pass, as nothing can circumvent the Lord’s plan!!
Counting Foreign Language Credits
I will also mention that as far as foreign language goes you can easily award a full credit in the year the student completes the credit rather than listing foreign language as a half credit each year for four years. So the student could list a full credit of Spanish I as a sophomore and then a full credit of Spanish II as a senior.
Course Descriptions and Grading
Also, the course descriptions and grading for each subject at the beginning of the guide are excellent for proving where you got your grades. You can print those pages from the HOD website to turn in. Most guides have over 50 pages of descriptions in the Introductions which are hugely helpful in this process. They were written to aid you in college entrance.