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    Default Has anyone used k12.com?

    Just wondering if anybody has tried schooling at home using k12.com?
    If you have, what did you like/dislike about it?
    Have you stuck with it or did you ditch it?
    What aspects of being involved with the public school system in this alternative manner did you either appreciate or dislike?

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    I would avoid all mass produced online programs, especially for littles. k12 gives you all the drawbacks of public school - no personalized curriculum or choice in subject matter, arbitrary calendars and schedules, and no flexibility. If staring at a computer could efficiently teach kids, public schools wouldnt bother with teachers!

    We used time4learning for a couple months, years ago.... there was zero learning retention, although my son ďacedĒ their tests. It was arbitrary and screwy enough that if I wanted to supplement it to make it meaningful or relevant, I was spending hours finding stuff. I spent more time on it than when I wasnt choosing what we would study.

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    Oh I do agree with you.
    If I tried to sit my little dude in front of a computer for all his schooling it would be a disaster.
    Absolutely they need us!
    This post was purely out of curiosity and I have no plans to use k12 myself.

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    Both myself and my friend did OHDELA, which is similar to k12, when we were in 8th grade.
    I learned very little that year, I half assed everything because I could and still passed.
    My friend had an issue with submitting her work and ended up failing the grade and when she went back into public school she had to redo the 8th grade.
    Although it is tempting now that I am considering homeschooling because it takes some of the weight off my shoulders curriculum wise, I remember how poor my experience was and know it wouldn't be a good fit for them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by alexsmom View Post
    I would avoid all mass produced online programs, especially for littles. k12 gives you all the drawbacks of public school - no personalized curriculum or choice in subject matter, arbitrary calendars and schedules, and no flexibility. If staring at a computer could efficiently teach kids, public schools wouldnt bother with teachers!

    We used time4learning for a couple months, years ago.... there was zero learning retention, although my son ďacedĒ their tests. It was arbitrary and screwy enough that if I wanted to supplement it to make it meaningful or relevant, I was spending hours finding stuff. I spent more time on it than when I wasnt choosing what we would study.

    Motivated teens and adults can learn by looking at a screen. Little kids need a human!
    Thank you so much for this response, I've been researching online, but not feeling confident about it, hence doubting myself on starting HS. This will be my first year 20-21 for preK for my DD4 (4 when Sep 20 comes)

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