Entropymama Posted January 20, 2018 Share Posted January 20, 2018 A brief backstory - we homeschooled our kids for years, then 18 months ago put them all in school. We are now pulling them out and going back to homeschooling but I have some concerns about my oldest, who is in 8th grade. I'd like to homeschool for high school, and that was always my plan before putting them in school, but a number of things are making me reconsider. The primary issue is finances. We have very limited resources to work with. The major benefit of sending the kids to school is that they get to benefit from the resources of the state. Is it possible to do high school without spending a good deal of money? Music lessons, foreign language, tutors, online classes, sports ... If we could afford to do all these things, I would be happy to, but I wonder if the resources offered by the public school are worth pursuing. I'm also a little worried about his social life. He was homeschooled k-6th, went to a classical charter for 7th, went to a regular progressive charter for the first half of 8th, then will be coming home again. It's a lot of change. He never really made friends at school, at least not the kind he meets up with outside of school hours, so I'm not so concerned with his losing his tribe, but with his never finding one. He has a few close friends that he's met outside of school. He is a typical 14 year old boy, no strong hobbies or interests that he could find a club for, not particularly athletic although he enjoys sport, above average intelligence but not top tier. He is a bit of an introvert and doesn't make friends easily, although he gets along with everyone. I'm worried about isolation during the teen years. Also, AP classes? How do you do those at home? How do you guarantee rigor to prep for college? I'm slowly going through back threads about these, but I'd love some advice from anyone who is in a similar situation. 1 Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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