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AHE FAQs—Course Requirements

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Bible Modules

We have decided to use the Bible Modular Series. How many modules are needed to complete the yearly requirements?

The Academy of Home Education requires every student to take a Bible course every semester. If your children are using the Bible modules, three modules are required for a year. However, since three modules may not last for the whole year, the parent/teacher should supplement with other books or more assignments to make the Bible course last 2.5 hours a week for the entire school year. Weekly grade averages will be required for all 18 weeks of both semesters.

Physical Education

How do I meet the Health/Physical Education requirements?

Key thought: Recognize that there is a difference between physical activity and physical education.

You may meet the 1 credit requirement in Health and/or Physical Education.

  • A health credit may be earned by using an approved Health textbook.
  • .50 credits per semester may be earned by participating in an instructional/training program (tennis lessons, aerobic classes, weight-training sessions, etc.) that meets at least 4-5 hours a week.
  • .25 credits per semester may be earned by participating in an organized team sport for a regular season
  • .25 credits per semester may be earned by attending a Bob Jones University sports camp
  • .25 credits per semester may be earned by using Linda Haught's Fitness Club or Fitness Collection

Be sure to submit an Elective Reporting Form (ERF) before instruction.

Grading should be based on the following:

  • Knowledge—philosophy, history/terms/rules, and strategies of the sport
  • Fitness—tests assessing such things as flexibility, cardiovascular health, body composition (percent of body fat), muscular strength, and endurance.
    • The following are some examples of fitness programs:
      • Physical Best program (National Association for Sport and Physical Education, 1.800.213.7193)
      • President's Challenge
      • 12-minute run
      • See http://www.exrx.net for some good fitness calculators
  • Skills test over sport-specific skills covered in the unit of instruction

State Requirements

Will I satisfy my state's requirements if I meet the graduation standards of AHE?

Will I satisfy my state's requirements if I meet the graduation standards of AHE? The course of study outlined for students in The Academy of Home Education is designed to fulfill the general requirements nationwide for a secondary education and a high-school diploma. However, since specific state requirements may vary from the prescribed course under this program, it is the responsibility of the parent/educator to see that his own state's legal requirements are also satisfied. Any state requirements that differ from the curricular track of The Academy of Home Education must be reported upon acceptance into the program.

See additional information about course requirements for grades 1-8 and grades 9-12.