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    Hi,

    I will be homeschooling my daughter for 7th and 8th grade due to our local school not being safe for LGBT. I am in school myself with a dual major of English and Biology. I work part-time as a Supplemental Instructional Aid for Algebra. The job is like an embedded tutor, but far more involved. I also have four other children (age 9-22), three with special needs. Oh, and I'm a single mom with zero to minimal help from the ex.

    Needless to say, it's going to be a difficult two years. I have tried to find local secular homeschool groups but have found none. We are atheists, so we really don't fit in with all the religious groups in our area. The most popular charter homeschools in our area are also rather full of religious conservatives which would not be safe for my daughter.

    Hopefully, I will have some time for gardening and photography, maybe even some trips to the beach, which really help me relax.

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    Welcome! It sounds like you have a lot on your plate! I love our charter for the benefits it gives us, but yes, I am also saddened by how the xtians bully and squash enrichments (thats how I encounter them) that theyre afraid of. (Yoga - squashed. “Mindfulness” to help the kids learn to focus - squashed. Montessori demonstration of big bang - well that teacher left after backlash.)

    Where are you at? We are in northern San Diego county.
    Homeschooling DS13, DS6.

    Atheist.

    My spelling was fine, then my brain left me.

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    Welcome to the forum. Yeah, we can relate to that not fitting in thing.
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    Thanks for the welcome.

    What's happened in your group sounds about right, sadly. I feel for that teacher. We even have problems in college. It's really amazing. I don't know how the professors tolerate it.

    I am in up in the IE. I'm still on the fence as to what we are even going to be able to do the charter. I'm just too nervous.
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    Thanks.
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    I remember back when I was fresh at community college in the mid 90s, the higher level biology professor told us that there was proof of the bible in the second law of thermodynamics. I dropped the class, changed my major plan from biology to business. Weird how I let one idiotic teacher change the course my life was headed on.

    Worst case, use the charter for funds and resources - even if the social aspects leave something to be desired. They will often pick up the tab for extracurriculars.
    Homeschooling DS13, DS6.

    Atheist.

    My spelling was fine, then my brain left me.

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    I've had Christian Chem profs but none in Bio yet. That's terrible and it's really bad science. I'd have been an arse and asked him if he mean Allah or Zeus.

    I might have to just take the money and hope they might have some extra-curriculars that other homeschoolers aren't attending.

    Thanks.
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    Hi Renata,

    I’m in the IE as well and my daughter is LGBT too. I don’t know of any good secular homeschool groups here but we did use River Springs Charter for homeschool and were able to use funds to pay for extracurriculars. There is a local jr high/high school here in the IE that does have a big LGBT population but unfortunately It isn’t working out for us.

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    Thanks. I was looking at them simply because I don't know anyone around here who uses them (ie none of the Christians I know use that one. ). How soon do you need to sign up before school begins?

    Sorry the school isn't working out for you. I had looked around, but with my schedule, and four other kids, a school outside our district just won't work for us.
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    Charters are generally open to accepting enrollment at any time. Check out what each one would give you and require of you! (Some dictate what you will teach and how many minutes each day... others have you attend classes 1-4 days a week... others basically turn you loose with a monthly progress meeting.)
    Homeschooling DS13, DS6.

    Atheist.

    My spelling was fine, then my brain left me.

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