high school problems?
As for moving to Texas, it’s the easiest place in the US to homeschool! You are considered a private school. End of story. Your parents can draw up requirements for homeschool graduation, provided a transcript and diploma… You just work out with them what you are going to study.
It’s normal to have some angst about this change, especially after so many years in an institutional school, but it can really be a great experience if you make it one. (The one former homeschooler responding didn’t make it a good experience. It doesn’t have to be like that!)
Also, keep doing things with the friends you already have!! One mom told me this summer that her son, who did his first year of homeschooling last year after being pulled out of public school, actually did MORE with his (former) school friends in the evenings and weekends than he had ever done before. He thoroughly enjoyed it.
If you homeschool, just make sure that you have social outlets. With a little effort, you can have as rich a social life as you did in public school, if not more so. Keep in touch with your friends from school. Join a youth group, such as at the Boys and Girls Club or at the Y (they often offer teen programs). Volunteer. Look into organizations such as 4H. Join a local homeschool support group and get involved by planning activities for teens. Pursue interests that bring you into contact with other people of all ages.
We move around a lot with the military. While it is sad to leave friends behind, it also widens your circle of friends. When you move, it allows you to make even more friends.
Homeschooling, as with anything in life, is what you make it. Good luck to you! 🙂
There are pros and cons here. With homeschooling you get to sleep in late, go places during school hours – basically work on your own schedule. You have to be disciplined, though, and I suspect you would miss your friends. You should try to get involved in a homeschool group so that your social skills don’t shrivel up.
And being homeschooled means that you don’t have to put up with the bad influences in public school. This is a major plus and a very probable future development in your character.
Also, homeschoolers do tend to learn faster – this is probably because of less distractions and one-on-one time with the teacher. That’s a definite positive aspect right there.
So I think you’ll do fine. Find a few homeschooled friends and you’re good to go.
There are a lot of pros to homeschooling and very few, if at all some times, about public high schools…….
Use this time to learn about what it is you truly like and care about. Look for homeschooling groups, take classes, do what ever it is you want…..you’ll find that your spare time is a lot more that that of your public school friends……….
If you don’t mind I ask….Who’s decision was it for you to be homeschooled? and what are your thoughts on it?
As a parent, I believe that your parents have the right to make this choice for you, even if you don’t like it. I feel for you, but believe your parents should decide.
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