DD (14) has been asking to be homeschooled for years, and lately she's been saying that she hates school because it's so boring which just breaks my heart because she loves to learn. She's supposed to start high school in the fall, and she's signed up for honors classes. I've been telling her that high school might be the change she needs, but I just discovered that MA has a new K12 program, and she could start in the fall.
We tried homeschooling once before -- in 5th grade-- and it was a disaster for me. She was happy, but I was a total stress basket-- I had a newborn baby, and my dad died-- and I gave up and sent her back to public school. :(. She survived, obviously, but I have terrible guilt about it. I'm in a much better place now, but I'm still worried that the stress is going to be too much for me again. I'm also starting to see the benefits.
I read in their online info that they expect students to spend 6 hours a day on school work. I'm wondering how accurate that is. I've heard other people say that two hours a day is enough.
So I guess I'm wondering if anyone has anyone is using k12 for high school and also any thoughts about hsing a high school student in general. I couldn't help her with math and science at all. I've read that the K12 teachers don't really teach.
Oh, and ds is four now, and we're thinking of hsing him for kindergarten next year, but I have concerns about juggling the two. Oh, and I work 10 hours a week (5 of them from home).
If you have any tips, sage advice, cautionary tales, I'd love to hear them.