So my son has been playing team sports through the park district. Next year football and basketball fall under the local public school umbrella - 7th grade. Currently, homeschoolers are not allowed to play. However, we have been encouraged to take it before the school board. At least half of the board, including the president are members of our church. So they should be sympathetic to our plight. *I think.* There is one other HS boy in my son's grade who will be petitioning with our family. His mom is very structured and I am sure they will have no problem.
I'm told, the main concern is making sure my son has the grades to play. The other junior high students must be passing their classes in order to play so must my son. I don't keep records because I don't have to. Even when we were more structured, I did not keep grades. I found it a waste of time. If I have to sign off on a weekly form....easy. Are they going to make me show my grade book? I guess they can make up the rules for how I will "prove" his eligibility to play sports.
We will be talking to my son and we might just lay it out and say,"look, if you want to play, you will have to follow a more structured curriculum that can be measured." If he knows that is what is required, he can make his choice. Part of me says we should just wait and see what they want. The other part of me wants to be prepared when coming before them. I am just starting to get a little anxious. I thought we would have this dilemma when he got to the HS level but it is starting before then. Looking to hear from families who have been here.