Our high school program offers a stable home school high school community. We will foster independent learning, community service, career-path development, and life skills. Learners customize their experiences by combining self-study with our programs to achieve high school credit hours. Our programs are designed to allow for multi-disciplinary study so that learners are credited for work in more than one area during the program time. Parents maintain transcripts but our staff are available for free transcript consultation services.
What is the 2022-23 schedule?
This schedule outlines both specific graded credit hour subjects offered and open-ended project-based learning (PBL) time that may be credit granting. Our PBL program is customized to each learner or group of learners so that the student’s interests and passions can drive the work and high school credit hours can be achieved by meeting standards while working on the project. We do not require PBL learners to achieve credit hours; they may also use our resources and experts to conduct their passion projects without having to meet any rubrics or measurements. There are 36 weeks in our academic year.
|Click links for course descriptions||Tuesday||Wednesday||Friday|
|9:30-10:30||ELA: 1 credit|
|10:30-11:30||Science: 1-2 credits|
Physics Lab option
Spanish: 1 credit
Spanish I and Spanish II
|1:00 – 2:00||History/Multi-discipline:|
History of the US
|Academic Support (See below)|
Financial Literacy Nov-Feb
|2:00 – 3:00||Math: 1 credit|
Our programs offer three in-person days on campus. For course credit, participation in class and for some subjects, independent work in the Google Classroom is required. Partial participation for non-credit hours is an option. During Academic Support hours, learners may continue PBL or other coursework independently with staff oversight. Also during Academic Support hours, parents can schedule advisory sessions. Attendance will be tracked with online systems for program work, volunteer hours, and internships.
How does the admission/entrance process work?
- Candidates will complete an entrance interview.
- Admission Advisors and families will co-create an academic plan each year detailing academic and/or service work to be completed.
- Potential Project-Based Learning (PBL) plans will be outlined detailing which credit hours will be completed per semester.
- Learners can earn up to 4-8 credits per year in a variety of subject areas by completing work both during program time and work done independently which will be assigned in Google Classroom.
- Optional: Service Project Plan will be defined for volunteer hours and possible mentorships or internships will be available for application. Volunteers can earn more than 50 hours per semester for special accolades.
- Transcript services are provided to blend our coursework with other coursework completed. Accredited transcript and diploma service coordination is available but not recommended for most.
How will Parents be involved?
- Parents are involved in all steps of the entrance process with Admission Advisors. Parents should plan for a 2-hour entrance consultation as well as a 2-hour mid-year consultation. Additional advisement hours will be available by appointment.
- Parents are responsible to create and maintain transcripts that include services offered at Walnut Grove Coop as well as others your student may take. We provide free consultations to help you design your transcripts.
- Parents will organize any programs not offered by Walnut Grove Coop, such as Foreign Language Study or other specific graduation requirements not achieved in our programs, and report completed credits and grades for transcript documentation if that option is selected for your learners.
- Parents will be invited to demonstration events to view group work products and celebrate accomplishments.
How does matriculation occur?
- Learners will be assessed on their completion and mastering of the academic plan, including their PBL and Service Projects with a rubric-based model. Evidence to support the completion of credit hours will be gathered and documented.
- Appropriate credit hours will be assessed following each semester. Each learner’s homeschool maintains the authority to grant credit for work accomplished.
- Within our programs, we will not formally apply designations such as freshman or senior, nor grade levels. We will document each learner’s path in terms of their mastery and completion of projects.
- Each learner is evaluated for their own contribution to group projects or work. Learners will not be forced to participate in a group project or work to earn credit.
What are the graduation requirements?
- We help you, as an individual homeschool plan, develop, and execute coursework for graduation.
- Details vary by state, but generally, we use the local public school guidelines as a baseline to advise coursework.
- We use your specific graduation requirements for a diploma coupled with the accreditation agency’s overview.
- As an example, please refer to this Graduation Requirements table outlining local graduation requirements coupled with the possible credits to be earned in our programs.
- Customized Diplomas are available upon graduation for an additional fee. Accredited diploma services are available but are not required for most.
High School is more than Single-Stream Coursework
Walnut Grove Coop can help provide training for the transition into adult years. In a group setting, learners can broaden their skills in the areas of finance, mental and physical wellness, and the day-to-day skills to be productive citizens. These components will help fill the requirements of Gym, Health, and Driver Education required in all four states. In some instances, this may also fulfill some career pathway work. Some of these services are offered on-site while others are coordinated with external agencies.
- Financial Literacy
- Physical Wellness
- Mindful Wellness
- Peer Mediation
- Drivers Education
Academic Support Services
“Begin with the end in mind.” Where do you want to be?
Walnut Grove Coop will provide support in navigating and ending the high school experience. We can help explore options such as college, military, trades, entrepreneurship, and even what to do with a gap year. Transcript-building consulting services are available as well. Office hours will be available on an as-needed basis. This component will support your efforts in fulfilling the key curricular graduation requirements in the states of Delaware, Maryland, Pennsylvania, and New Jersey.
- Gap Year Supplement
- Military Service
- College Planning
- Trade Networking
This component will help you take all of your efforts and communicate them to the desired recipients. We will help you analyze not only your state’s requirements but also your destination’s requirements and identify any potential needs to be addressed. Once you have checked all your boxes, Walnut Grove Coop’s guidance can partner with you to create official documentation as you wrap up your high school journey.
- Resume Building
- Interview Skills
- Career Pathway Development