First of all- relax about science. What you do before 6th or 7th is pretty irrelevant. My suggestion is to do whatever MP science is in the manual through 5th. In 6th do a life science (could be MP trees/biology). In 7th do the Novare Physical Science and 8th Novare Earth science. Then in 9-12 do the path that gets you where you want. Doesn’t even need to be MP books. Whatever you do- do not- I repeat do not- follow the MP 9th science suggestion of Physical Science. That is solidly a 6th-7th grade level book and will put you way behind getting to AP level classes. A typical student with Novare should do Intro Physics in 9th, bio in 10, chem in 11 and either trig physics, astronomy, or anatomy in 12. An advanced student who is strong in math should do bio in 9, advanced chem in 10, trig physics in 11 and an AP or community college science in 12.

Re math- MP math is the same regardless of A or M path. The chart Tanya posted is not necessarily what is in the curriculum manuals. MP will adjust your math per your request. So if you want a different math than is in the manual, just ask and you get the lesson plans for the one you use. My science geek did prealgebra in 6 and algebra in 7 and thus calc in 11. He did an AP BC calc through a different homeschool academy and passed his AP test so took calc 3 at cc senior year. It’s no trouble to adjust the math.

Re math- MP math is the same regardless of A or M path. The chart Tanya posted is not necessarily what is in the curriculum manuals. MP will adjust your math per your request. So if you want a different math than is in the manual, just ask and you get the lesson plans for the one you use. My science geek did prealgebra in 6 and algebra in 7 and thus calc in 11. He did an AP BC calc through a different homeschool academy and passed his AP test so took calc 3 at cc senior year. It’s no trouble to adjust the math.

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