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  1. For me, it really just depends on the kid.. their desires, personality, goals, etc. Both of my children were homeschooled from the beginning. My daughter went to public school starting in middle school & is now a junior in high school. She’s dual enrolled at the college and will early admit next year. She is thriving. My son went to public school for a couple of years and asked to come home. He hated it. He’s been back for two years now and is a freshman in high school and plans to homeschool through his senior year. He attends a co-op, takes online classes & will dual enroll in 10th grade. He honestly requires very little oversight from me. He is also thriving. I’m not sure where you live, but in my area homeschoolers have excellent opportunities to succeed and pursue college. If it would hinder our future goals, however, Im sure we would look at the decision more objectively. But for us, I find homeschooling high school to be a lot easier than the the younger years and I feel it affords my son the same opportunity as my daughter.
  2. Hi, My daughter is in 11th grade and attends public school. The EOC really isn’t that scary. Your child doesn’t need to ace it, simply pass it with a certain percentage. It’s really not that big of deal & if your daughter did fail for some reason, she won’t fail the grade. The school should give her another chance to pass it. Her geometry teacher is correct in suggesting Khan Academy. It really does cover math as taught in the public schools here & is constantly assigned to reinforce concepts (at least in my area). It will prepare your daughter well. My son is in ninth grade and homeschools. We do use FLVS for a few classes, but I personally find the Algebra lacking and difficult for a non-mathy student to follow... so I personally wouldn’t go that route. Just my 2 cents. Good luck❤️
  3. mytwomonkeys

    Multiplication tables?

    My kids used and loved Times Tales & Timez Attack (my son particularly loved the video game aspect of Timez Attack).
  4. My daughter is in public high school but will be dual enrolled next year for 11th grade. One semester of ENC 1101 will meet her junior year full credit. During the second semester she will take ENC 1102 & that will count for her 12th grade English credit. She is also taking Art History & Economics- both will fully meet those required credits.
  5. For me, “school at home” just means you choose to educate your children at home. I wouldn’t think much about it if someone said that in conversation. However, I have met people that literally do school at home. When my daughter was 5 or 6, I remember having a mom in our homeschool group with a 4 year old. They had a schoolroom, a full day’s schedule, reward charts, full kindergarten curriculum (like all seat work), and did not take the summer off, etc. Every day was a full throttle.
  6. If he does well online with Alpha Omega curriculum, can you just enroll him in Alpha Omega Academy? Or if that’s not cost effective, maybe just use Monarch? It’s always on sale at christanbook.com Most of the reviews I’ve seen for Aplha Omega Academy are very positive for the most part. And if your son loves it, you can’t beat that. I would not consider their curriculum inferior to what he would get from the local public school. Just my 2 cents.
  7. mytwomonkeys

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    He’s only 17. There’s still time for him to figure this out. Maybe dual enrollment will set him up for success. I’m sure he won’t be the first senior in high school to enroll in ENC 1101 & have poor writing skills. I imagine that’s more of the norm than the exception these days. If he’s willing to do the work required of him by the professor, maybe he will come out on top. And if he doesn’t put in the work, maybe the consequences will be a hard life lesson that can still benefit his future.
  8. Homeschool mode & tutoring mode are both $9.99 month. Acellus Academy is what cost more.
  9. Agreeing with previous poster that suggested Story of the USA. It definitely would work.
  10. mytwomonkeys

    Co-Op Science Ages 4-6

    Thank you both! Yes, we will definitely talk throughout the process about what they think will happen, what did happen, why, etc. Ckpeck, thank you for creating an account & sharing all of that! It was so very helpful! It’s definitely along the lines of what I’m envisioning. I’m really trying to find ways that our science time can be not only educational but really fun & engaging for them. So thank you both for your help! I really appreciate your thoughts.
  11. mytwomonkeys

    Co-Op Science Ages 4-6

    I could use some help! I’ll be leading science for the little ones next year at our co-op. It will be for ages 4-6, we meet once a week, and I’ll be allotted about 30 minutes. My main focus will be doing a short lesson & experiment with them. I was tossing around a couple of different directions. One, I could do monthly themes (but what??). Second, I considered using “The World God Made” (Kindergarten Science curriculum by CLP), and adding experiments that go along with what we read. Im open to all ideas. Please help me! Thank you!! ETA- and I’ll need 30 lessons (the number of weeks we meet).
  12. We’ve been using Aquinas Writing this year through Homeschool Connections. It has really helped my son. https://homeschoolconnectionsonline.com/aquinas-writing-advantage
  13. Dual enrollment is a high school student taking a college level course. At our CC you actually have to sign a form stating that you understand and agree your child will be taking a DE course & will be expected to perform at the same level as other students. Also, if my daughter fails a course she can no longer be dual enrolled.
  14. mytwomonkeys

    Where are you from?

    I grew up in Atlanta but live in FL now. Im surrounded by many fields and cows.
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