HeatherL Posted January 13, 2012 Share Posted January 13, 2012 My DS will be 5 in a few months. My plan was to HS him till he was more in the upper grades. I am a former teacher and former "gifted" kiddo and know that schools today will not be able to teach him and challenge him where he is at. We do 2ish hours of school a day right now. We are about to finish Saxon 1, ETC 2, is reading at a late 1st grade level, and just discovered (on his own) what multiplication means and how to do it in his head. He loves science and can tell you a lot about many of the biology subjects we are studying this year. I knew that sending him to PS next year would be horrific. He would be bored, while the other students were learning letter sounds and 1+1, he would be in trouble every day and I would be getting calls home. I was excited to just continue HSing him. The last few months have been a little rough, a new baby brother, and 2 deaths (DS's favorite grandfather and the family cat). We have been butting heads a lot, so on one rough day I was looking around at PS options. I found that a school district about 45 minutes away has a gifted academy that students can test into. They have open enrollment for out of district students. But... I am torn. I really do love HSing, but many days feel like a break may be good. The program sounds great, but the school is 45 minutes one way (my DH and I would share drop off/pick up duties) and a full 7 and a half hour day for a 5 year old. On the positive side they offer Mandarin as a special and work extra science and technology (my DS favorite things!) into the curriculum. On the negative side he wouldn't get home till at least 4:30, so by hw, bath, dinner, I feel like I would never see him. My DH keeps saying nothing is forever and we could always pull him, but my DS doesn't handle change well at all and if he is happy and has friends (whether it's the best for him or not), pulling him out would be tough. If you made it this far, thanks! I just don't know what to do... Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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