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    In college, the idea is that you take 12 hours of class time, and the homework should take 24 hours- so 2 hours per class hour for homework, studying for tests, writing papers, ect., so it's not just 12 hours of school per week- it's 12 hours of CLASS TIME per week. Colleges expect students to put in that extra time on their own, reading the textbooks, research, or whatever the teacher asks. 12 hours is considered full time college, though lots of students take 15 hours, and some even take 18 hours per semester- I think where I went you had to get permission if you wanted more than that, one semester I did 21, but one course was PE and one was Student Life, so I was approved. Maybe you could help implement the study time if he's not able to do it himself yet- like block it off as a school assignment and make him work on it at home. So, the class is a 1 hour lecture 3x per week, and he needs to be reading the textbook before the lecture, working on assignments, ect. at least 6 hours per week, per class!
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    Oh I know college is 1 cr. per 3 outside hours. I would like him to get use to having to work to get good grades, now. So next year isn't a shock. I'm not worried about his future credit hours. I can deal with that around next summer. When I was talking about him only doing 12 hrs of work a week I mean right now.
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    Miguel'sMom,
    I have to say that, in my opinion, I sincerely do think it's a good idea for you to have someone in real life help you out with this situation. I fear that the folks here, while doing everything possible to help you out, are simply not understanding every complication involved in your life. You need a real life adviser, that knows you and your family dynamics in order to help you out adequately. Maybe someone from the school? There are even times when public school is a very good solution.

    Frankly, I have read this and your other threads and blog posts. For me, you are quite hard to follow, and it seems you are having difficulty understanding the suggestions given, as well. Lots of contradiction and confusion. I'll be honest and say that it does concern me.

    Of course, feel free to ignore me if you choose.
    Homeschooling two sons (14 and 16) from day one. Atheist.
    Eclectic, Slackschooler covering 8th and 10th grades this year.

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    I don't ignore anyone especially concerned posters. I've always had trouble putting my thoughts to paper in or out of episode. I'm so contradictory and confusing because I'm trying to talk everything out on line. I'm not really that confusing in real life. In real life I'm the family's college advisory. Anyone going to college or in college goes to me for course selection. go figure. Public School is out of the question for many reasons. He's "graduated" from therapy so she's no longer able to be his voice of reason. So we're kinda on our own this year.


    We normally would just put him in AP because he has met the requirements but this 4.3+ gpa has me concerned to put him in easier classes. I wish there was a way to hold him back a year and I wish I knew honors weighted .5 more last year! He wants to do AP classes. Honors is a good middle ground.
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    My husband wants me to wait until Miguel's current classes are over to see if he continues to get A's. Then we'll decide Whether AP or Honors. I'm leaning towards honors for the A's.
    DS- 17 12 grade Dual enrollment, and 1 co-op.

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