Elfknitter.# Posted September 21, 2016 Share Posted September 21, 2016 For those who have BTDT, please share your experience. We have always approached our schooling year by year. If ever the kids wanted to attend public school, it wouldn't be off the table. Dd is 13. We've homeschooled her since kinder. I asked her yesterday what she thinks she might like to do for high school. She said public school with the option to come home if it's not a good fit. I'm good with that. However, going means she needs to stick it out for the entire freshman year- both dh and I agree on this. We expect that much of the first semester could be spent on simply adjusting to public school formats- early waking times, new teachers, new kids, new styles of evaluations & feedback on assignments (or not), and new routines. Things to add in- some of which I have discussed already with dh: I am the sole source of income for our family. Dh is the SAHP We had planned on trying to move closer to my work as I commute 2 hrs, round trip/ day. BUT, the school district we currently live in is much better than those by my work. If dd is fine at school, I do not wish to move. Add in, ds1 is only 2 years behind dd. If he also decides to attend public high school, I do not want to move until he graduates. We will need to buy a second vehicle for my commute. Yes, it will probably be pre-owned. Funding for said vehicle would be an issue right now. We also have a ds2, but he is just starting Kinder at home. I do not think this will affect him, short of having 1 less sibling to play with (annoy) during the day, Also, he will have just started grade 6 when ds 1 is a senior. Upon taking my current position, I had a timeline that would have had us move closer to my work by the end of next year. But now it looks like if we do move, it will be to another home in our current city. I don't want to risk moving to district that might be mediocre when we have a pretty good one now. We currently rent but were looking forward to a move because we are not happy with our current landlord. So any move that might happen once dd is fine in high school would have to be in our same area so she could remain in this district. Neither dh nor I have family in this city. Not sure what I'm looking for other than share your going to High School experiences with me, please. Hope this doesn't sound JAWM because that wasn't my intent. I'm just starting to figure out what this means for us and am trying to identify problems so we can work past them. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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