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    Default Hello from a mom with homeschool dilemmas!

    Hi guys,

    I've been using this forum for a few years but have never posted. The curriculum guide has been so helpful.

    I've been homeschooling my 13 y/o for 3 years.
    I need advice regarding her considering a return to our public school for 8th grade in order to get into a performing arts program for HS.
    She doesn't want to return, I don't think it's necessary, and this is why I'll need advice when I elaborate in another thread.

    My second dilemma is with my youngest son, age 10. He is the poster child for the "traumatized-by-school" population.
    Calm, sensitive, friendly and funny for 6 years, turned on a dime mid-1st grade. Angry, trashing the classroom, terrorizing the household. Unrecognizable.

    But now that angry kid is a distant memory However, he's stuck in an OOD private school for children with LD/behaviors and wants out.

    I'll post my issues once my intro gets approved. I'm really stuck!

    Thanks for reading!

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    If no parties involved want to do public school, why are you worried? Doing community theater is popular with the homeschool kids I know, I dont see how it could be better done at the neighborhood school.
    I think Farrar’s kids are involved with performing arts, perhaps she has specific insight youre after, if you elaborate what youre worried about.

    Does your younger want to homeschool, or just go to the neighborhood school?

    Please elaborate!
    Homeschooling DS13, DS6.


    My spelling was fine, then my brain left me.

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    In general, you don't need to go to 8th grade to apply for a selective high school program in most public school systems, though the specific requirements are going to vary depending on where you live. And you can make a transcript for your middle school experience if you need to. Or you can hire a consultant or transcript maker to do it for you. And if you're concerned about various re-entry to schools issues, you can do things at home to better prepare for that than throwing a kid into middle school. If anything, if you're concerned about re-entry and academics, your student will be better off having prepped for a year and THEN gone into the system rather than having gone into the system, gotten labeled or tracked, and then trying to get past that.

    For your 10 yo... Obviously we don't know the specifics, but it sounds like you should pull him out!
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