Sure, great question! High school science should prepare her for college science that she’ll need. Her college science sequence will be: General Biology 1 & 2 with Lab, General Chemistry 1 & 2 with Lab, General Physics 1 & 2 with Lab, and Organic Chemistry/Biochemistry – 2 semesters- with Lab. This set is commonly called “premed” and is not going to be easy.
I would suggest she take high school science classes in 9th and 10th that are thorough and include the practice of writing lab reports. For 11th and 12th grades, I do not recommend she start this sequence in high school at the community college, but what she CAN do at the community college is to take the Intro level Biology with Lab and Intro level Chemistry with Lab. These won’t count towards her degree but that’s ok- use them because they give her access to a smart professor and expensive lab equipment. When she takes them for “real” in her bachelor’s degree, she will have a solid foundation and hopefully earn high A’s and great prep for her MCATs.
One last thing, most physics courses for science majors are calculus based (not algebra based which is what she’d get in an intro to physics class) so beyond the sciences, she should be making good progress in the maths and plan to hit Calculus 1 in 12th grade. THAT can be done for college credit if you like, but her college credit in sciences should wait until she’s at her university.
Though I do not generally recommend specific brands of homeschool curriculum, I am going to give you a link to a wonderful curriculum comparison/review site that allows you to dive in and look for brands you might like.
- include target words like “college prep” or “advanced placement” for 9th & 10th grade science
- stick to traditional subjects: Biology, Chemistry, Physics based on her goals
- choose brands that allow her to perform labs at home
- choose brands with a lot of opportunity to take tests and quizzes
If you’re looking for an online course, my highest recommendation is to use Khan Academy. Theirs is going to teach college level topics from EXPERTS in the field. Kahn Academy is free to use.