~Amy, Wife to E, Happy Momma to K 4/04, L 11/05, E 8/07, V 1/10, and J 10/11
You may have more options than that. Have you checked to see if your area has any homeschooling charters? Our area has many. Some just offer free curriculum and enrichment classes but others actually involve class time. Students will have 2 or 3 regular school days a week and then do the remainder of the work at home the other days.
Independant study is an option too and many public schools offer it though not neccessarily advertise it. We know several who do this... most school work is at home but they can have the option of going in for part of the day or for certain subjects.
We considered homeschooling for awhile but my own kids really craved the structure of school, having a life seperate from ours, having other adults to work with, ect. Our public school experience has been excellent. They've had lots of personal attention and individualized education and both are very advanced academically. They've also had experiences and learned skills that I couldn't have given them. For example, my DS is in an immersion school and now totally bi-lingual and well into his 3rd language. Both have had regular leadership opportunities, been part of the ASB, lots of public speaking, ect. There have been negatives too but not enough to make me regret our choices.
All that said, structure isn't everything. Some kids do really well unschooling which is pretty much no structure at all. Experience with structure can be obtained through enrichment activities. Being organized isn't just a skill... there is a certain amount of DNA involved in that. My DD was born with her ducks in a row but my DS, wow, no matter how much structure/expereince/education he gets, organization is a real struggle. We continue to work on it but he's never going to be DD in this area. He's a smart boy though and I have no doubt will be successful in life and then marry and/or hire someone to be organized for him lol. However, it sounds like the bigger problem is that your DH isn't happy with the situation and certainly, I'd make a change if that were the case.
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