Conceptual Academy Course Planners
Our course planners are created by the Conceptual Academy course authors. Each planner digs into the daily assignments across the entire school year. What lab activities to perform and when? Which questions to answer at the back of each textbook chapter? What videos to watch? What chapter sections to read? It’s all there, spelled out for each day of study. With a few Easter Eggs thrown in as well.
Each planner is built to accommodate a 180 day school year. We assumed the student is able to study, on average, from 45 to 70 minutes a day. More or less depending upon the assignment. A lab activity, for example, will usually take longer than a reading activity. We ask that you use these as a general guide as opposed to strict rule. The assignments should be able to “breath”. More important than covering a lot of material, is nurturing an enthusiasm for the material that the student covers.
These planners are also available through Homeschool Planet, which offers its slick automated calendar system. We encourage you to explore this option. Many homeschoolers, however, have asked that we also make these planners available in PDF format so that they might simply print and post to the refrigerator, or compile within the student’s portfolio. Starting in August 2021, we will be embedding these planners directly into our courses. Until then, you are welcome to download the planners from this page.
Conceptual Physical Science Explorations, 2nd Edition, planner. One Year Sequence. Physics and Astronomy. This is a variation of the above planner that allows the middle school or 9th grade student to complete this course in a year.
Conceptual Integrated Science, 3rd Edition, planner. Second year of the two year course. Biology, Earth Science, and Astronomy. Note: This planner is built around the third edition of this textbook and can be adjusted to accommodate the second edition textbook.
Conceptual Physical Science, 6th Edition, planner. First year of the two year course. Physics I and II. The second year of this two year course is listed below. This is the planner that will guide you through the “slower start” Titanium pathway.
Conceptual Astronomy planner, using the CPS6e textbook. 136 Day sequence. Astronomy (spiced with physics). We classify this course as 0.5 high school credits with the assumption your state holds a 180 day Carnegie Unit.
Conceptual Chemistry, Contextual planner, using the CC5e textbook. One year sequence. Chemistry with environmental emphasis. Works well for students with main interests outside of the sciences, though this course will likely open their perspectives.