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  1. Thanks, you’ve all given me a lot to wade through and think about.
  2. Thanks, I’m looking into getting an OT and speech eval. The psych doesn’t think he has autism. He’s scored high on social skills. He’s engaged, empathetic, and loves being with and interacting with people. He wants to do what they’re all doing, so he participates. I had another conversation with the psychologist, and she really doesn’t think there are underlying diagnosis/ conditions. I may delete some of this later, in case she reads it... I had positive interactions with her, and felt she did a thorough job... and perhaps the part of her being young, etc. is not fair of me.
  3. Thank you, Susan in TX. Your words were an encouragement to me. About the speech, sensory, attention, and learning issues... He had speech therapy as a preschooler, and continues to have hard-to-describe abnormalities in his speech expression. I’ve observed sensory issues with him his whole life—with tags on clothing, textures of food making him gag, very sensitive to noise... tender hearted. The psych did talk about the attention issues she noticed..., and the test showed his working memory and processing speed as low which I think would directly imply a learning issue... For the att
  4. Thank you, everyone, who has responded thus far. I really resonated with what Terabith said: “I would continue to homeschool, work hard on closing the gap in terms of academic skills, ...social opportunities, social skills, and develop at own pace...” ...and that kids can make far less progress in school than at home even if... I was hoping the psychologist would address the underlying issues more...but seemed to gloss over them, saying he’s just a late bloomer. I know he has some speech issues, sensory issues, attention, and, learning issues... but they don’t concern her. I was
  5. I feel like I need some direction from a much older and wiser board member. I don’t know what to do about my son. I’m homeschooling him, and he’s “repeating” 3rd grade. He presents as very young for a 10 year old, socially and emotionally. He recently scored low on his math and writing, and his working memory and processing speed for a test from the school psychologist. I just don’t know whether to keep trying to work with him at home or send him to school where he can potentially have more “supports”. The psychologist says he’s “overall average”..., and may be able to get some instruct
  6. I called Grove City College in PA, and Admissions said they are familiar with the school, and it will be looked upon favorably. Just another point of reference...
  7. Also, many thanks to Lanny for your advice.
  8. I want to thank you, Jaybee and ThreeWishes, so much for your feedback. It is so helpful to me as I make this huge decision.
  9. I just assumed accreditation meant it ensured a rigorous education... I like the school because it offers APs. Our local districts only offer a few APs.
  10. I verified on the website and over the phone. They ARE SACS accredited, since 2005. Does anyone have any further insight or experience to share?
  11. Thank you so much. I’ll follow up when I learn more.
  12. No.... I would like some genuine help, please.
  13. https://northstar-academy.org/ Please tell me about any experience or knowledge you have of this online, accredited, Christian school. Thank you.
  14. https://northstar-academy.org/ Does anyone have any experience with this online, accredited, Christian school? I’m considering it for 8th grade and high school for my daughter.
  15. Does anyone have experience with this school? Are the honors courses rigorous? I prefer they had AP, but for the price the school looks pretty good.
  16. Ok, thank you. I may just go with the Wordsmith Writing instead.
  17. I've read that this book is often used as a 6 year course, for grades 7th through 12th. I'm thinking about using it next year with my 7th grader, but I can't figure out how to schedule the content. Can anyone help me with this? Or have any links to someone's schedule for this course?
  18. Thank you... I've really resonated with, and have been comforted by your posts. I have mixed feelings, but I think we might have to stick it out... at least for 7th grade. I always take it one year at a time. ? Though we'll be living rurally, we'll be in the same community, and she'll still be in swimming, dance, Lego League, youth group, church... She just won't have her best friends across the street anymore. She's so much more independent this year, following her plan, and getting her work done, that it makes me believe she'll be able to continue self study. She used to always say s
  19. Our local high school offers an IB diploma. Does anyone know much about it? I've heard that some kids take AP exams at the appropriate time while earning their IB diploma, just to boost their credentials for college admissions. Is that really necessary anymore? I'm also already wondering if my daughter should self-study for AP exams, or go the IB diploma route through our local high school... Any thoughts or experiences with this? 1
  20. Thank you so much for your thoughts... There is a local private, Christian school that's only about $3,000 per year, but I'm not crazy about the curriculum they use. I know many of the moms involved, and her involvement would naturally give her opportunities to grow in social/ emotional intelligence. I just don't want her to lose academic ground she's gained. I suppose I could supplement... This school only goes up through 8th, and then she'd go to the high school. Our local high school offers an IB diploma. Does anyone know much about it? I've heard that some kids take AP exams at the
  21. Looking for pros/ cons of public vs. homeschool for my 6th grade daughter for next year. I've homeschooled her since Kindergarten, and she is excelling academically.. but I'm tired. And, I wonder if she might thrive in the public school because of her outgoing/ social personality. We will be moving to the country soon, and she will no longer have her two homeschool best friends across the street. My biggest concern about placing her in public school is that she's doing so well academically at home. Also, as an introvert myself, her high energy drama is wearing me down. Granted, I'm gett
  22. We just got a new dishwasher, and I found the only way to get the dishes clean is to use two of the Finish powerballs and some citric acid. I put one powerball in the prewash, and one in the main wash, and then sprinkle about a tablespoon of citric acid into the main wash. Then, when it's done, I open the dishwasher while it's still hot, so it dries better.

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    We've already done Apples & Butterflies, but I'm interested in buying Elementary series from Cats on up.


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