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    Hello Everyone
    I am a mother of one who will be in 10th grade this year. I do not want to speak badly about public school but ours was only teaching to a test. He only was in public verses private school for all 8th and half of 9th grade. He only occupied a seat and was not engaged or excited. So glad we decided to Homeschool. I am excited and nervous at what is a head. I hope to meet up with local Teens so he does not get lonely. So so happy I found this group. Thank you for the add.

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    Itís okay to speak and think badly of public schools here - most homeschoolers are either philosophical homeschoolers, or some sort of public school refugees, where public schools werent serving the needs of the families.
    Are you worried about anything other than finding peers for him, or are curriculum, transcripts, and / or college weighing heavily on your mind?
    Homeschooling DS13, DS6.


    My spelling was fine, then my brain left me.

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    Welcome! Do feel free to ask questions about homeschooling high school. There are many of us who are or who have homeschooled our kids all the way through. Also, you may want to check out our Homeschooling Middle/High School sub-forum, which also includes ideas about college prep, if that's what your son wants to do.

    Hopefully this will not prove true for you, but sometimes finding social outlets for homeschooled teens can be tricky. You might have to think outside of other homeschoolers or their groups. Clubs like 4-H, youth sports leagues, even friends he made in public school can still be friends. Both of you may just have to make more of an effort to see them.

    Just curious...who's idea was it to homeschool? Yours or your son's?

    Homeschooled two kids for 11 years, now trying to pay it forward

    Daughter -- a University of Iowa graduate: BA in English with Creative Writing, BA in Journalism, and a minor in Gender, Women & Sexuality Studies

    Son -- a Purdue University graduate: BS in Computer Science, minor in math, geology, anthropology, and history

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