so v. soon dd and i will start hsing. dd is in 6th grade.
we have both always dreamt about hs. finally we will be able to make it happen.
now i had confidence to do it when dd was younger.
but now i am balking at doing it for middle school. dd at heart is an unschooler but for the time being we cant go down that route as having her attached to a charter school is the only way her father will allow her to be hsed. we are coparents. so we will have a planned curriculum and a meeting with a teacher to keep tabs on school work.
dd and i are both excited and scared *&‡&!!!
dd will continue at her present school till the end of the month and then she will be out.
now that you have the prologue here's my question.
dd envisions that she will mostly be doing independent work. i will be her guide whom she will go to if she needs help. so mostly independent study. is this a realistic picture. she also envisages that most of the work will be online. esp. for math. that she can do her homework and study online so that seh doesnt have to work 50 problems everyday and as she completes a problem the computer will choose another difficult problem to see if she can do it.
i am jumping the gun here as i havent been to the charter school yet to see what they have, but i want to know what's realistic before i make any demands.
dd main reasons for hsing are less busy work, proceeding at your own pace, and having time to do stuff she really wants to know about and learn. she is hoping she can do her school work and fun work like drama, instrument in a 6 hour day so she has free time to do whatever she wants to do.
i have searched some blogs online to get an idea but i havent really come across any that was helpful to me.
also should she have a break btw regular school and hsing? just a week off of school to decompress?