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well this year my dd goes to K. i am single and working fulltime. i am really working to see if i can get a job where i go in two days a week adn work the rest from home. i might be able to swing that. i will need to work fulltime.<br><br>
now here is the thing. my ex will not be v. happy with me hsing our dd. really unschooling is what suits us well - for both my dd's and my personality and philosophy.<br><br>
but at least this first year i have to appease my ex. so i want to sign up basically for independent studies. but i am not quite sure what it is called. basically we do the work at home but report to the 'school' for progress.<br><br>
i am in california. how do i go about this? are these online schools or charter schools? what are the options open to me? and is there a deadline by which i have to sign up for it.
 

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Weird! I just sent a friend of mine this info., logged on and saw your post. Here are two online charter schools in CA that you migth be interested in:<br><br>
I have several friends enrolled in the program and they like it.<br>
California Virtual Academy-<a href="http://www.caliva.org/" target="_blank">http://www.caliva.org/</a><br>
They seem pretty structured, to me, and might be better for someone that has been in public school. (This is just the impression I get.)<br>
They provide everything you need, even a computer, and they'll pay half your Internet bill. When you enroll the child has to take a placement test so they know what level material to send.<br><br><br>
Golden Valley Charter -<br><a href="http://www.goldenvcs.org/index.htm" target="_blank">http://www.goldenvcs.org/index.htm</a><br>
I've heard they are very flexible. Parents choose what teaching materials they want from the various catalogs they provide. They also will pay for some classes; Art, Music, etc.<br><br>
Good luck!
 

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ooooooooh thank you so v. much. i am in northern CA so the second school does not cover my area. but the virtual academy looks like it will really suit ex's need for accountability and structure.
 

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<a href="http://www.k12.com" target="_blank">www.k12.com</a> is exactly what you're looking for
 

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i forgot to mention that k12 is free for you too. in SC i would have to pay for it, but CA is approved for virtual schools...so that's very good for you!<br><br>
here's a quote from the website:<br><br>
Get the support and accountability of a public school tuition free using K12’s outstanding curriculum, tuition free.<br>
The California Virtual Academies are a network of tuition-free, home-based virtual public charter schools. Enrolled families receive:<br><br>
Lessons for grades K-10<br>
Materials<br>
Online School<br>
Planning tools<br>
Assessments<br>
Teacher support<br>
Loaner computer<br>
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Here is a nice list of charter schools in CA. Keep in mind that each charter school program is going to be different, no two are the same.<br><br><a href="http://homeschooling.gomilpitas.com/regional/CaliforniaCharterList.htm" target="_blank">http://homeschooling.gomilpitas.com/...harterList.htm</a><br><br>
We are with a charter school and have an assigned teacher. We meet with her about once a month, get most of our school supplies and materials through the school, and they also have on-site classes that my kids can take(currently they are taking drama, art, and writing). The school also provides funding for outside classes such as sports, martial arts, dance, etc. They do require standardized testing.
 
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