Homeschool?


Homeschool students were once thought of as students who were socially inept, “holy rollers” and nerds who read all the time.  That’s not the case now for sure.  Home school is effective and is turning students into great members of society who go on to college, to be business owners, socially successful, athletically successful….

Had you told me years ago that I’d be contemplating homeschool as an option for my kids, I would have told you that you were crazy.

Well, well, well.  Surprise, surprise.  I am now toying with the idea of homeschooling my girls.

Over the years we’ve had several issues with our school district for various reasons when it comes to Sienna’s schooling.  Her special needs are unique and have put her in a somewhat No Man’s Land in the middle and it’s been very difficult to figure out exactly how to educate her.  The administration has already told us that she will not get a regular diploma.  It will be a “modified diploma”.  This declaration during her 7th grade year annoyed me in that if felt like they were giving up on any real hope of her achieving a “regular” diploma.

Additionally, it’s pretty hard to communicate as effectively as needed with some of Sienna’s teachers with regards to clarification of assignments.  Consequently, her grades suffer.

Couple that with issues stemming from mistreatment from other students and I’m really starting to wonder if homeschooling would be more condusive to effecient learning for Sienna.

I’m finding there are more resources than ever before for home schoolers.

You’re probably thinking, “How would that effect her twin and her schooling?”  Well, crazy enough, Sierra is actually intrigued by the thought of home schooling.

For years now, she has wanted to graduate early like her aunt and I did and that’s actually a much harder task to do now than it was in the past.  Homeschooling would allow her a better opportunity at a chance to graduate early.

I would love to get y’all’s thoughts.

Things I have to consider:

1. Extracurricular involvement such as sports and dances

2. Resources for subjects that aren’t my forte

3. Potential costs

4. Making sure that I still teach Sienna how to deal with people mistreating her and making sure she doesn’t perceive home school as running away

Are you currently homeschooling your children or have you in the past?  What else do you think I should consider?

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