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Suzy asked in Education & ReferenceHome Schooling · 1 decade ago

home schooling?

any have pro and cons of home daughter is a Jr in High School and she is not learning crap....anyone who does homeschooling can you recommend a school...thanks in advance

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  • 1 decade ago
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    I home school my two youngest boys, and I use Abeka curriculum with a comprehensive curriculum worksheets, and lesson plans. I add extra things all the time. I know what you mean about public school. I had the same problem. My 7 year old is reading books, has his second green in karate. My 12 year old reads at the high school level, and has his second brown in karate. If you've got the time, and patience I'd say go for it, or should I say make the time, and pray for the patience. It's well worth it, and you'll learn lots of things too. There is a curriculum that is on the computer called Alpha Omega. I hear it's very good for junior high, and high school kids. God speed to you, and your daughter!

    P.S. You can envolve your kid in all sorts of outside activities, such as church activities, and sports via your boys, and girls club. Don't buy the whole, "they miss out socially". It's a crock!

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  • 1 decade ago

    I was home-schooled all the way through. The pros and cons really are determined by the amount of dedication the parent puts into the teaching and the child's own personality.

    Assuming that the parent puts in daily teaching and knows all subject areas extremely well and can bring them to life:


    -- home school students can excel beyond material for their age and grade level

    -- allows for more creativity

    -- can develop a good friendship between parents and child


    -- is a huge commitment on the parent's part (they must be learning all the material ahead of time and coming up with creative ways to be learnt)

    -- if the parent is not dedicated enough and prepared to face challanges they never considered, it will not last very long and the child will end up back in the school system, more behind than before and will have scorn from their peers


    -- no, homeschooling does not cause kids to lack social development, just so long as they have social activities and sports with their own peers several times a week (in my undergrad, there were 3 other students I met at the university who were also past home-schooled kids, and none of our peers knew the difference)

    -- no, being home-schooled does not mean that you can not continue on to university. I now have a BSc, MSc, and now working on the PhD, without ever graduating from post secondary school.

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  • Anonymous
    6 years ago

    In my opinion home school is also way to improve your child education. I my self is a great lover of this type of school. It creates very good environment to your child for education.

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  • ?
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    1 decade ago

    Either is good. Ask yourself why your daughter isn't learning at school, and how that will be different at home.

    We're homeschooling because I had two children with special needs whom the school wanted to basically babysit and not teach, and two gifted children who were being held back from learning what they wanted to learn because of the schools schedule.

    I can't think of any cons, except it is a lot more work for the parent, finding things to learn, being with your kids all day, and ensuring socialization. However, those are all things I enjoy, so it's not really a burden for me.

    Pro's include that all of my children are learning now, at their level, without being minimized by a public school system based on created a good worker drone. We're closer as a family, and their social skills are appropriate ones, rather than ones based on might makes right and the biggest kid wins.

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  • glurpy
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    1 decade ago

    Pros of homeschooling: less wasted time, more help if needed, you actually have time to add in extra work if you want your child to have it, less focus on peers, and more.

    Cons of homeschooling: people who speak against it based on limited experience. At the high school level, it can be more challenging for the student to get their social needs met, but that'll depend a lot on the child.

    While you don't actually need to register with a school, since you're starting so late in the game, it's probably not a bad idea. The one that seems the most sensible to me--I say so without any real experience in the matter, just from what I've read--is the k12 program . It may even be free where you live as many states have linked up with it as a form of providing education.

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  • 1 decade ago

    Well I've been home-schooled all my life. and I love it. I get As in school and I have plenty of friend home-school and public, and all of them say I am a very social person, lol. But what I think is. It depends on the person. some people can go from public school to home-school easy. But others can't, cuz they're used to all the people, and they just aren't used to that way of learning.... But you can change the way you teach them. Cuz some kids learn differently then others. And I'm not talking about ADD or anything.

    Source(s): My life. God bless!
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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    I'm in high school and homeschooled and I must say I learn more being homeschooled than I did when I went to regular public school, and what I did not know if that most of the world's be doctor's and scientist graduated high school....and they were all homeschooled throughout high school...I love homeschooling and it's freedom and more educational for me.

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  • James Madison High School is an accredited online high school.

    My 9th grade homeschooler just started the program, so I can't really comment yet on quality.

    My oldest, now a college sophomore, got tired of high school and took senior English at night, and graduated after her junior year. She was a good student, but not straight-A by any means. At least half of high school is a waste of time. And the kids at her school were extremely mean. She handled herself, but she just got tired of it.

    My middle child, a high school junior, has close to a B average, and he sleeps in school a lot. He likes it, though, because it's easy.

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  • 1 decade ago

    I was homeschooled from 1st - 5th grade. You have to be motivated to do it. I loved reading and did well in those subjects but struggled with math. My mom was my teacher and often got frustrated. I don't feel I got a good foundation in math. I also didn't get the social exposure that children need. I wouldn't do it unless you are dedicated to making sure your child is involved in activities with others and you are competent (or you hire someone competent) to teach. If those two requirements are met - I'm sure it could be stimulating - you can really focus on topics and learn them. The student has the teachers undivided attention - lots of one on one.

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  • 1 decade ago

    Unless you can afford to pay for a private school, the best option for you, if you have the time and resources is to home-school your children. It's simple to get started. Choose a curriculum, purchase it, and get started. The computer curriculum is the easiest on the parent(teacher). All the work is graded for you except for oral answers, the calendar is set up for you after you choose the days you want to block for holidays, and the lesson plans are set up for you, and all the info is kept in a school back-up which you can also back up yourself on your own disk---just in case your computer ever crashes. If you go to you can see some of the choices parents have regarding curriculums and pricing. Hope this helps. God Bless.

    Source(s): I'm a home-school teacher.
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