Homeschooling by the Numbers

The Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction (DPI) suggests that every homeschooled student in the State complete at least 875 hours of instruction per year. Anna has already earned about 108 hours from her first month-and-a-half at the local high school (Art Photo 1 = 18, Algebra/trig = 18, English 10 = 18, Chemistry = 18, Art Foundations = 18, Orchestra = 18). This leaves her with 767 hours to go.

If she wants to finish her Sophomore year by the first week in June (a little more than 170 weeks from now) she needs to spend over 4.5 hours per day on both required subjects (reading, language arts, math, social studies, science, and health) as well as self-directed study. During the first two days of Week 1, Anna has worked over five hours per day, which puts her on track to complete this year’s requirements. If she keeps up this pace, she should be in good shape.

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