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  #1  
September 25th, 2012, 03:25 PM
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Hi! I'm not new to JM, but I'm new to HSing. DS is in 8th grade and has been in public school up until this year. We moved to this area 18 months ago, and we were not pleased with the school district he was in, so we decided in the beginning of August to HS him. My husband is currently looking for a better job in a different state (he was self employed when we moved here), and we will put DS back in public school once we can get him into a better school, so this is just a temporary situation for us.

We are using Alpha Omega Lifepacs for history and language arts, CLE 700 for math, CK12 Biology, a free online sign language course for his foreign language, online typing course, and he chose to do a bible study.

He loves home schooling, and just this morning he said he has never liked school as much as he does now. It's also nice having him home during the day b/c we only have one car and we live in the country in the middle of nowhere where I don't know anyone, so when he was in school I got really lonely.

I'm looking forward to getting to know everyone!
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September 25th, 2012, 05:56 PM
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Welcome!! What state are you looking to move to? Isnt it wonderful that they have a new zeal for learning?! Feel free to hop right on in
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September 25th, 2012, 08:55 PM
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Welcome!!

Do you think you'll still put him back in school if you move and he says he wants to keep working from home instead? Does he not miss school? Has he made any new friends where you are now?

By the way... HS'ing in MO is easy. I have a friend who lived there for a long time but just moved to AR. She always kept great records, but as you said in your intro, no one ever asked to see them.

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September 26th, 2012, 09:50 AM
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September 26th, 2012, 01:48 PM
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Do you think you'll still put him back in school if you move and he says he wants to keep working from home instead? If we move before the end of this school year and we live in a state that is easy to home school in, then I would finish out the end of the year. I want him to have the opportunity to go to college, and I'm afraid I wouldn't do everything he needs to qualify. Kwim? If we had started home schooling from the very beginning, I probably would have put him in public high school anyway.

Does he not miss school? Nope

Has he made any new friends where you are now?No, he never made a single friend at school, and we don't have any neighbors. He has a bunch of friends at church, though.




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Welcome!! What state are you looking to move to? Isnt it wonderful that they have a new zeal for learning?! Feel free to hop right on in
DH would like to move somewhere south where it is warm most of the year and he would prefer Texas (esp the Dallas area) b/c we have friends that live down there, but he has had interviews in Alabama and Kansas, so other than moving further north than where we are from (Omaha, NE) we are up for just about anything as long as it pays well.
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September 26th, 2012, 02:29 PM
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Welcome Kara! I have two girls that I homeschool a 4th grader and 6th grader. I started homeschooling 4 years ago because we moved to an area with a poor school system. I put my girls into a private school last year and my oldest daughter had a teacher that didn't complete the curriculum, so I'm back to homeschooling. I plan to homeschool the girls through 12th grade. Some colleges accept homeschooled kids these days based on the SAT test. I have the same fear as you with the college issue, because the college choices are limited compared to a school education.

Nancy
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September 26th, 2012, 08:28 PM
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I'm actually not aware of a college that doesn't accept homeschoolers. Even the military academies do these days.

Welcome Kara! My kids are quite a bit younger, but we're kind of in the same boat. We tried public, it went okay, but then we moved to an area with a poor school system. This is my first year as well.
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September 26th, 2012, 11:54 PM
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I'm glad to hear that we aren't the only ones that are home schooling b/c of a poor school system. It sounds silly, but the day after I posted about our plan to home school on facebook my BIL sent me a message and asked me exactly why we were home schooling. When he read my response, he said "Oh good, b/c there are some crazies out there that do it." It makes me sad to think that that is how some people (majority?) view home schooling. I just want my child to have a good education. I'm not trying to hide him from the world.
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September 27th, 2012, 05:55 AM
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We have a large homeschool community where I live, and very few of them are crazy. LOL. TV hasn't helped when it comes to the publics perception of homeschooling, because they mainly film the crazy people to get viewers. Things are changing and homeschooling is becoming more popular every year.
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