Have him repeat ninth grade. He's probably behind the curve academically anyway, so it would help him.
"Why are you assuming he's behind the curve?"
Because I've worked in education for over 17 years, both at the high school and university level, and EVERY student I've ever met or worked with who had been homeschooled was, without fail, behind the curve academically. And most of them were behind the curve socially as well. I'm not saying there aren't rare exceptions, but I've quite literally worked with thousands of students over the years...and I never encountered the exception.
I sincerely hope your son is not behind the curve, but due to the very nature of homeschooling, chances are very good that he is. Repeating ninth grade and reviewing concepts he MAY have learned already isn't a bad thing at all. It would provide good reinforcement of his prior knowledge and, even if all of it does happen to turn out to be stuff he already knows, then all of his classes should be 'easy As' for him and he'll start off his public schooling with a rockin' GPA, which will look great on his transcripts and may help qualify him for enrollment in honors and/or advanced placement classes in the future. Seriously, what's the worst that can happen if he repeats? He graduates at 18 years old instead of 17? Big deal. Tons of kids graduate at 18 instead of 17. I did. And, your son will get a good year of academic review (if indeed it is review and not new material for him) to boot. In my professional opinion as an educator/teacher/academic advisor, there is much to be risked and little to be gained by attempting to force the issue.
Wrong. We merely hate the thought of children being cheated out of a proper education because they were instead homeschooled.
Hahaha! Sorry, but the research doesn't support your opinions. Try again...
You're actually attempting to pass the NHERI off as an legitimate, unbiased source?!? Hahahah...oh, that's adorable!
"Why do you despise such children who are 'marching to the beat of a different drum'"
I regret to inform you that your entire premise is false. I realize that you must be disappointed. Sorry...
three college degrees, including a Master of Education (M.Ed), and 17 years of professional experience as a teacher, educator, and academic advisor
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