I am going to hs my 3rd grade ds. He has been in public school, actually in Spanish immersion since Kinder. He just does not fit in the public school box and is bored 6 out of the 7 hours he is there. I want to try hs but want to find the right curriculum and am having trouble wading through all the options out there and don't have the $$ to invest in a bunch of things I may not end up using. I'd appreciate advice. I'll try and profile my son;
quick learner- not motivated unless self motivated to learn
introvert- not comfortable in large "forced social groups"
loves computers (interested in learning web design, programming)
strong reader/ loves reading
poor penmanship therefore poor writer but loves to write comic books w/ pictures
math/ science come easy
asks a lot of questions, likes solving mysteries or problems
strong opinions (he might make a great Toastmaster)- likes to speak mind
not really outdoorsy (but trapped in a very outdoorsy family)
I'd guess he is a visual and auditory learner.
I've looked at Moving Beyond the Page. I like how it uses character as a central theme. It looks engaging. He hated Time For Learning. He likes to look things up on Khan Academy and learn. We want secular curriculum. Any feedback from experienced hs folks would be great.