Mallory Posted October 1, 2012 Share Posted October 1, 2012 I am considering holding back my 11 yo. He has a May birthday and is in 6th this year. So he is on the younger side of things. If this kid had been in school, he would have probably been held back in 1st or 2nd. He didn't learn to read until 9yo. And in many other ways shows all of those rightbrained signs, his spelling is awful. He does okay on standardized tests, because he can read and do math, but his writing skills are behind. He also doesn't get along well socially with older kids -plays on a U14 and U12 soccer team. While the older kids aren't really mean to him (that's the team I help coach) they are definatly just putting up with him. He is a big kid and is athletically capable of playing on that team, but socially he doesn't fit. I've always thought this just didn't matter, that we'd keep teaching him where he was, and it would all work out. BUT Arkansas has recently passed this law letting homeschooled kids participate in interscolastic activies. BUT one of the big requirements is that they have to take at least one class at the school. And I really think middle school next year-even if he just took something like drawing- would be really hard for him. I guess I just wanted to get this all down and see what you think. Thanks. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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