I'm asking this for my little sister who is 13. She is going to be in High school next year. She has not done well in Middle School. We live in a not so great neighborhood. (My family and I currently live with my mother and her while we save up for our own place.)
The neighborhood is working class neigbhorhood with a primarily hispanic/african-american/philipino population. (We are Hispanic) The school she goes to is rough and there are a lot of fights, kids in gangs or whose family members are in gangs. It's just a difficult place to learn IMO. My sis is a smart girl but she often gets into it with teachers. She can be really sweet but she sometimes has a difficult personality. She can be sarcastic, rude with teachers she "doesn't like". As a result, her grades all over the place. She always gets grades like 2 A's, 1 C, 1 D and and 2 F's. One of the classes she got and F in this semester was PE (seriously?) She is in advance math where she always gets an A or a B.
Anyway, as a result of her grades she will probably not be able to go to the high school she wants to which is in a better neigborhood and has a better reputaton. Our district has a rule that in order for a highschooler to go to an out of area school they have to have a certain gpa, otherwise the have to go to the local neigborhood school. Ours is even worse than the middle school that she currently goes to.
So, I've been thinking that if she has to go to the local high school maybe it would just be better for her to do K12. She would probably do better, and have a better chance of getting into college. The only thing is she would probably have to do it mostly on her own. I don't mind helping but we are planning on moving out of my mom's house before next school year. I could come and check on her work twice or 3 times a week, but otherwise she would be responsible for most of it on her own. I doubt my mom would want to do anything. Her English is limited and she just doesn't have the inclination.
So what do you guys think? Will she be able to do it mostly on her own. All communication with K12 wll be through me but she will be responsible for most of the work herself. How do colleges look at K12? Is it considered the same as public high school or will the think less of it. I want to make sure it doesn't put her at a disadvatage. Sorry this is super long but I could really use some input. Thanks!