What a long, strange journey it has been!!! Thanks for asking!
We are headed into our third year this fall, and so many things have changed. I enjoyed reading this thread over.
I am, technically, a private school, accredited by the Georgia Accrediting Commission out of University of Georgia as a non-traditional school (6th-12th grade). Students come to me three days a week; the other two days are for either independent work OR internships that I arrange based on their interests along the same lines as a big picture school . I consider myself a hybrid home/private school, recruiting and catering more towards homeschooled students who are ready to try a different type of ed but don't want to go to traditional school. Every kid has a different "curriculum" that focuses on their interests and ties all of their academics together; I coordinate all of their academics, help them write their learning plan, teach them what they need or identify those who can (i.e., upper level math. Not my area of expertise!), arrange internships and enter us in competitions (i.e., the Stock Market game, which we won in Georgia in our division this past spring, Rube Goldberg, Future City, etc).
We have had some incredible highs, and some pretty unfabulous lows. The best part has been watching my students take off. The worst part has been recruiting for this very progressive school in my very conservative state. It is difficult for people to see that even though kids aren't in rows with worksheets, and even though they like what they are doing and continue to do it after school gets out, they are learning. We took a nationally-normed standardized test (as required) at the end of the year, and even though I had never seen it until I opened it the day before the testing, and I never taught the format to the kids, our school average was 97%. One of my kids was a guest blogger for Jamie Oliver's Food Revolution site and hs been invited to blog for Tumbleweed Tiny Houses in the fall (her curriculum is building a house). Another student who was focusing in learning English as a second language went from 30% proficiency to 78% in three months. Tutition is affordably priced for my area (I dropped it this year) and includes everything. I know the way we learn here works, but recruitment has been a challenge for me.
This year I am thinking of which direction to go - expand big and start a school (w/less than 100 students still), or stay small (l0 student max). Who knows what will happen, but it has been an incredible journey!!
If you are interested in seeing a bit more about what we do, here is my website, and here is my blog. I can't remember if these are in my signature or not.