Night Elf Posted September 4, 2012 Share Posted September 4, 2012 all the way through high school. Does it worry you in the slightest? I've been trying not to stress but my concerns have gotten worse lately. My ds16 has been homeschooled since pulling him out of Kindergarten. I did try putting him into school in 4th grade but that didn't last even two weeks. He hates school so we planned to homeschool high school. Only now that we're in it, I'm worried about his future. He's not like the high schoolers I see mentioned on the high school board. He's never going to be a dual enrollment with a college. He makes fabulous grades but we're able to do his work at his pace and he is able to get lots of help from me and DH. We do use an accredited online program so his classes are similar to a public school class, but it's a self-paced program that allows you to take 13 months to finish one class and you can even buy a 3 month extension if you need more time than that. The only group he's involved in is an Aspergers Teen group and they meet only once a month and he hasn't been in the past few months because the meetings are in places that hold no interest for him. The last one was a restaurant that didn't serve anything he liked. (It was a salad buffet with soup and pasta. And no, he doesn't like any of that.) I think he'll be ready for college on a pure academic level as far as content goes. It's the attending class, possible group work, and deadlines that will likely present problems. Basically I'm scared. And this doesn't have anything to do with him having Aspergers. It's just going from total at-home homeschooling to a college classroom. And this is me pushing for college even though right now he says he doesn't even want to go. We all think homeschooling is awesome, but aren't there times when it just stunts growth, so to speak? I don't know what to do for him socially. There is only one place I know that offers homeschool classes and their high school set is limited. He's taken those classes already. And the couple of electives that could have been possible had just a few early middle schoolers (very small classes), not high schoolers. We decided that wasn't going to be helpful for social reasons and the content was not worth it either. I see people here talk about not having any class resources like that. What else can we do to expose our kids to college-like conditions before actually enrolling? (We have 2 years left of high school, but I'm starting to prep ds16 for being responsible and accountable for his own classes. This will be a slow process.) I tend to worry about everything and DH thinks I'm just overthinking this. Is anyone else very nervous about homeschooling high school till graduation? I should mention that dd20 did earn her diploma through this same school so she finished high school at home. It was just different because she's a very social person and has been working since she was 17. She is still trying to decide if she wants to go to college or not. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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