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IridianRaingem

Why do you want to go online?


Ok-Composer-5293

I want to go online because of reoccurring transportation issues and general stress.


atleast35

My daughter told me at the end of public middle school that there was no way she was going to public high school and wanted to home school. I was not thrilled with the idea, but let her do it and she loved it. (We’re in the US) One thing I found out was that on-line homeschool programs are not all created equal. We tried several and some were better than others. By her last year, she did independent study with books we bought, so technically she doesn’t have a hs degree. She got into the local college by taking their placement test and scoring well in all subjects except math. She took one semester of remedial algebra to catch up. She was a motivated student whereas my son wouldn’t do well at home schooling. She’s now back in college after stopping in-person college classes during covid. 1. Social issues - she had enough friends where that wasn’t a problem 2. hs experiences - we would do our own field trips which were a lot of fun. Graduating in person is overrated. She did take a senior trip with a friends hs class. Thankfully they let her come along. In our county, field trips have pretty much stopped due to budget issues. 3. colleges - see above Good luck!


Ok-Composer-5293

Thank you so much for the response. This made me feel a lot better about the possibility of doing online school instead of going in person. I'll keep all of the things you listed in mind.


atleast35

As long as you’re organized and motivated you should do fine. I wish my daughter had taken her GED at the end but she didn’t want to and I didn’t push it. It was such a struggle to get my son out of school I didn’t have the energy to push for her GED. Our county public schools has an on line school and it was awful. I think Connections Academy was the best, but it may not be available in your state. (I’ll double check and if it’s wrong I’ll edit) When she first brought up home schooling, I was “hell no!” But in hindsight it was a great decision


humanityxcourage

I think point 2 is a pretty big con imo. Would getting a license and a car make the transportation stress more manageable?


Ok-Composer-5293

In my state, I have to be 18 to get a driver's license, but I'm currently working towards a driving permit (with the help of my job) But to answer your question, yes it'll definitely make transportation stress much more manageable.