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  1. Thanks, Alice. I'm researching Virtual Virginia. So, you can either take classes through Virtual Virginia either through a supplement to public school or as a homeschooler? Sounds promising. It sounds like FCPS is trying to figure out what to do in the Fall. Sounds like the chances of full-time onsite instruction are slim. We will see. Reefgzer, I have considered dropping the formal school route but finding it difficult to just make that decision. I'm curious to see how my son finishes out this year and will weight the positive and negatives this summer. Thanks!
  2. Thanks. I work part-time, at least for now, so it is possible for me to provide the scaffolding in the fall. It's reassuring to learn of a kid who needed scaffolding until later and is currently in college. Thanks again!
  3. Thanks for the advice. And I have changed my user name - thanks again. I'm going to look at some of the issues you brought up - I'm really very grateful. Thanks again!
  4. Hi, First of all, I am not currently homeschooling - just the kind that comes with a global pandemic. My oldest DS is finishing 8th grade right now in Fairfax County. He receives special ed. services for inattentive ADHD and anxiety. School the past few years has been difficult for him. It pretty much highlights all his weaknesses. He has required a huge amount of handholding at home to get work done. It's a lot of work for him, and me. So he struggles with attention but also self confidence which combines with anxiety to make public school not the greatest environment for him. Until distance learning started, I worked with him to complete all his missing work from the third quarter. There was a bit. I helped him get it all done and, miracle of miracles, he passed all his classes. So now distance learning of new material has started. He has each class once a week online and then there's work to complete. I have found that him doing this, with me close by kind of demonstrating to him how to listen to a class, maybe take notes in the end is easier. Full disclosure, I still have to work with him a lot but it is a less charged environment. When he was physically going to school he had to catch the bus at 6:50, spend the day there probably not really getting much out of it, come home, and then sit with me for sometimes a few hours in order to scrape by and sometimes get an F. He has commented that this current situation s a lot less stressful. (to be honest, the fact that he is not in class as much and has a lot more free time probably is the main reason for this view!) So this has me thinking that maybe there is a different route for him. I see that Fairfax County offers online classes and also PT enrollment for high school. Does anyone have any experience with this? This scenario is a new one for me, so I'm not even very sure what I am asking here. I am grateful for any advice or past experiences.
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