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    Hi everyone! I am so delighted to have found this site! Is anyone on here from Oklahoma? The last post I saw was from a year ago! My hubby and I just started home-schooling our 9 year old son this year, and have not found a secular community to be a part of. We would love to find some people that are local to us (Norman, Ok) but even to be a part of this larger online community is great! We are currently struggling with whether to continue an online education program, which is starting to feel like the public school system that we left. It may have just served as a launching place, until we were more confident in ourselves to educate at home. We will see. Anyway, so glad to find you guys! Andrea

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    Welcome! Sorry we cant help with a local secular group, but youre not alone in your difficulty! Its a recurrent theme here:
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    A lot of people have complained that online schools (like k12) give none of the benefits of homeschooling, and all of the drawbacks of public school.
    Picking your own curriculum and going at your sons pace may be a relief and make things easier for you. If you would like help picking what might work, let us know a bit more about your son, what subjects come easily, what sorts of academic stuff he likes...
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    So glad you found your way here, pfm! I just looked in our support group listings, though, and discovered that there IS a secular group in Norman. It's called "Norman Secular Homeschool Association" and it's main hub is a FB group. Here's the link: https://www.facebook.com/groups/189216411140581/


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    Thanks for helping me find the local group in Norman! I had heard of it but could not find it. I have now joined and am thoroughly enjoying it. There are over 300 members and they are very active. I will be checking in here from time to time, as well. Especially to see if any more "Okies" join. Andrea

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    Thanks for reaching out! The online school he is a part of is definitely better than K12, but they still want to do all of the testing. My son has diagnosed anxiety and sensory issues and we are trying to get him out of the testing, but they are giving us all kinds of grief. We are about ready to just do traditional homeschooling. I think this year gave us confidence to do it on our own. We had a teacher come out to our house every week and work with us. We will be sad to lose her, but I don't think it is worth putting him through all of the testing. They want us to do more testing to prove that he has a hard time testing! Ughhh! Anyway, we will let you know if we need help choosing curriculum for next year.

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    This post is in response to "Alexsmom" reply. Not sure if it got posted in the right place. I am still new at this!

    Thanks for reaching out! The online school he is a part of is definitely better than K12, but they still want to do all of the testing. My son has diagnosed anxiety and sensory issues and we are trying to get him out of the testing, but they are giving us all kinds of grief. We are about ready to just do traditional homeschooling. I think this year gave us confidence to do it on our own. We had a teacher come out to our house every week and work with us. We will be sad to lose her, but I don't think it is worth putting him through all of the testing. They want us to do more testing to prove that he has a hard time testing! Ughhh! Anyway, we will let you know if we need help choosing curriculum for next year.

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