View Poll Results: Do you plan on homeschooling through high school?

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  • No, we will definitely stop sometime before high school.

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  • Yes, we will definitely homeschool all the way through high school.

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  • I don't know. Right now we are just taking homeschooling a year at a time.

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    Default Weekly Poll: Do you plan on homeschooling through high school?

    This week's poll requires you to grab your crystal ball and make some predictions! Some of you haven't even started homeschooling yet, so this question will be a little bit of a stretch. Others of you are already well into your "homeschooling high school" phase. And many of you are somewhere in between.

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    We definitely plan on continuing through high school. I feel like the high school years are maybe even the most important to have my kiddo home. I think I can give him a much better education and prevent him from getting involved in some of the really negative social aspects of high school.
    Jessica, mom to Alex (12yo, 6th grade, classical-eclectic approach)

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    Ok if I dont kill them before them, I planned on getting into subjects that can keep their interest and push them! Already reseaching high school subjects for Alex. So far we have biology coloring books, a trying to find lessons on anything animals and thats it! Ok maybe there is more but I can't find those bookmarks! Please tell me what those of you that have done homeschooling in High school have done!
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    Well, I just started homeschooling my kids, who are middle school. It has worked well for my son, and he wants to continue right through high school, so I have no plans to stop. I'm going to take it one year at a time with my daughter, who isn't anxious to be in public school next year, but isn't sure she wants to be homeschooled past next year either. I'm hoping it will meet her needs well and she'll like it enough that she'll want to continue right through high school as well.
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    I wanted to vote definitely, and we intend to, but I can't say how our lives will change and/or the kids' interests will lead. Currently, we as the parents and our kids all want to continue homeschooling. They will be 7th and 8th grades next year, but have already started a bit of high school work, mostly math.

    We just keep our options open.

    I, too, would love to hear how those who have/had high school homeschoolers have proceeded through those years!
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    In our tenth year of homeschooling zanily creative dd (18) and programming-happy logical ds (17)

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    Quote Originally Posted by inmom View Post
    I wanted to vote definitely, and we intend to, but I can't say how our lives will change and/or the kids' interests will lead. Currently, we as the parents and our kids all want to continue homeschooling. They will be 7th and 8th grades next year, but have already started a bit of high school work, mostly math.

    We just keep our options open.

    I, too, would love to hear how those who have/had high school homeschoolers have proceeded through those years!
    This is exactly how I was thinking. It's certainly my desire to do so but since I can't really say for sure I couldn't answer with definite.

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    I really don't have much of a choice. Dea is in 7th and doing high school work in several subjects. It would be pointless to put her in ps for high school. She'd have done half the workload already & our district would just make her redo it. They won't accept high school credits unless they are from an 'approved program' & would place her in classes deemed appropriate by age, with no concern for the fact that she'd already done those classes & would be bored out of her mind. I guess I could stop covering regular high school courses, & focus on electives for the next few years. That way, she wouldn't be redoing the general courses if she went to ps. However, until her Bipolar is better under control, I don't want her in the ps anyway. Jay is advanced in his coursework also, so I'd probably have the same problem with him (except the Bipolar issues).

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    I also voted that we're taking it a year at a time, because you never know what can happen, but in reality we're taking it several years at a time... I am committed to hs'ing through elementary school and I'm already planning the middle school years. High school... not sure, time will tell. Noah asked me if he could be homeschooled for college and plans on living in a cardboard box in our front yard so I'm thinking I might have a hard time convincing him to go to high school, even if I wanted to send him, lol. It just seems so... daunting. Transcripts, etc. ugh. I would love for him to do dual enrollment but life has a way to not turn out the way you want it to, so who knows what will happen. This is why I love hearing from former homeschoolers or parents who have graduated homeschoolers because it's very encouraging. If they could do it, why couldn't I, right?

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    I will homeschool through " my definition of graduation ". Let me explain, here in Texas the legal age of consent is 17. So my children graduate my school before they turn 17. They then can continue on studying with mom, go to community college paid by mom,get a job, or highschool if they want the experience of it. All three of my graduates went to community college for some classes at 17. Only one did a single year at highschool, because he wanted the experience. This is also the time when we do tons of job sampling, volunteering for career explorations, etc.

    When they are 12 we design a highschool plan, by researching the requirements of the colleges they may want to attend in the future. Basically we outline 4 years of each subject, aiming for an IVY league school, just in case. It hasn't happened yet, but who knows LOL
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    IF we live where we do now (excellent public high school), IF they really want to go, IF they are very into some sport or club that is only possible to do at the school, IF they are able to test into classes at their proper level (which our local school does allow, oldest dd has 2 friends who were homeschooled until hs), we will allow them to go to public high school.
    But, I'm also fine with them staying home. Our community college allows homeschoolers to take classes starting at 12, I have a biology degree, DH has a chemistry degree and is a whiz at higher level maths - so I think we could handle it okay.
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