Um_2_4 Posted September 13, 2016 Share Posted September 13, 2016 So a dear friend of ours is a single dad with a 14yo daughter. She has been in the CA online schools, but recently has run into some issues and wants to pull to homeschool. His schedule is such that he can supervise, grade, etc. But is not prepared to instruct. Long and complicated. Right now she is not interested in college, but I have talked to him about keeping options like CC open. Her strengths are language/lit, weaknesses math and sciences, dislikes history. He wants to just make sure she graduates. I want to help her (known her since birth) while still making sure she has options if she changes her mind in 4 years. I am thinking to encourage her to look at CC programs here like Speech therapy asst (she is good with kids). So I offered to help with the paperwork, transferring her out, etc. I act as a cover school for several children other than my own (allowed in CA as long as I record keep, which I do). But the thing is $$ is tight. Really no extra. My oldest in only 7th, so I have any resources to share/give. I am considering telling him about the charter schools where you get a stipend and pick your own curriculum, but the thing is he may run into the same issues as currently. I have had 3 friends start then drop it due to not good matches with the assigned teachers (and denied requests to switch) and put kids into PS or leave the country to put their kids in schools overseas. Plus they may be full around here for the year already. Most homeschoolers use these around here. I know about easy peasy homechool site, the thing is it is so overtly christian. That would require a lot of time on his part to go through and say skip this part, read this instead of that, etc. Plus he just may not know where to go look for something. Anything like it that is secular??? Any programs that offer discounts/scholarships for low income families???? I thought time 4 learning would be good, but it is $30/month. Coursera high school plan? other free MOCC high school plans? Plans using public domain books? Khan academy for math?? I wasn't impressed when I tried it at elementary level, but that could be my DD. We are not looking at AP level material here. We have dual enrollment available here for later, but it can not be basic college math (college algebra at least) or remedial english level classes. We are in CA, but not worried about a-g requirements right now. IF she goes on it will be to CC. I realize that if she lacks motivation, this would be hard, but if he can have a plan and her buy in, it could work. Libraries around here are not any use. Mostly focused on ESL and teaching reading to adults and job training workshops (like resumes, microsoft, etc.) and no activities for homeschoolers or the like. Any suggestions/ideas??? Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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