My son has lived with his dad in another town since he was 12. He has done well in his classes but has not managed to pass his end of year standardized tests. Now he is in his sophomore year, and his father has become critically ill and unable to care for him. Now my son has told me that his school counselor has advised him to complete the school year (or continue until graduation, I am not sure) through some online course because he has missed so much school. (His father is hospitalized over 2 hours away, and my son feels that he must be at his father's side constantly, so he has missed a lot of school.)
I had already been considering pulling him out of public school due to the testing; now I feel that with everything else going on this is the right move. But is it "too late"? Reading The Well-Trained Mind I am reassured that it will work, and my current work situation (full-time grad student, part-time dept assistant) will allow me to work with him at home.
Anyone else done this with a teenager? How did you start?
Thanks for any info/advice. I am really worried...