I am!! I'm a junior and love it. May I ask why you're starting homeschooling? I started halfway through 9th grade because the regular highschool wasn't for me. I really like it because I'm able to make me own schedule and take classes at the local community college (which I get both highschool and college units for).
A few reasons, not in any particular order of "important"
im an advanced student, ive always been in the most advance classes at school but its not challenging and I feel as if im not learning much because we spend more then one class on a lesson/unit.
We're moving across country, into the country..so a school would be very far away and for the other reasons I would want to be homeschooled it just seems like the right choice
Teachers spend so much time reviewing, after summer, before summer, before tests ect. And we all know we have some days in classes were we hardly do anything.
alot less distractions. If there is a fight, or a student acting up serverly, it doent impact my day or my learning
Im very antisocial, I dont get along with alot of the teachers or students at school, and they are always trying to send me to guidance to lecture me to be friends with people. I have friends, I dont need their pitty, my friends are just graduated.
I agree with your last reason, I couldn't stand most of the kids at my highschool because all they seemed to care about was how good they looked and how they could get more attention from the opposite sex.
And, though I wouldn't call myself an advanced student, it always drove me crazy how much time was wasted in a normal school day. This semster I'm able to take 57 units (compared with 30 at the regular highschool), in about the same time it takes to attend school all day. I'm also able to devote more of my time to fostering dogs which I wouldn't be able to do if I wasn't homeschooled.
With the reasons you listed, it sounds like you will really like homeschooling.
*Also, you should look into taking classes at a local college if there's one nearby. They will challenge you more and I feel like I get along better with college students then highschool students because they are usually more mature and actually care about their education. (College classes also look good on transcripts for universities after highschool).
Wow... I'm also a homeschooled highschool junior. I homeschooled in 1st & 2nd grade, went to school from 3rd- 6th and homeschooled from 7th until now. I love it. There is not peer pressure so I can really become myself and not cave into becoming like everyone else. I have many hobbies that I would not have developed as much if I went to school. I am into animal raising, cooking, and music. Homeschooling has also helped me develop and strengthen my moral beliefs. Also I feel like homeschooling allows me to learn at my own pace. I feel as though I am learning better time management also, as there is not a teacher planning out when I do all my work, but I have to fit it into my own schedule. Homeschooling is really a great thing and you'll really enjoy it! Try to find a local homeschool group near you with other homeschooled teens with whom you can socialize and just discuss your schoolwork/life. Good luck!
The first time I'll be going to public school will be college(If I do decide to go). With the reasons you've listed, homeschooling is probably going to work very well for you.
I'm not antisocial because of my homeschooling at all; I just have a small group of friends, which grows from meeting people through those friends and through artistic environments and happenings. It works better for me this way because I get to meet people of different backgrounds, personalities, and creativities. I get to meet people who are as crazy and ridiculous as I am.
Which homeschooling program will you be using? American School is the norm in high school correspondence programs, and it's what I have, but I wouldn't recommend it if you're seeking more challenging school work. I started 9th grade in June and finished it by early August. When I got my 10th grade math course, I finished it in a week. I'm planning on officially graduating and getting my diploma from them sometime next year, and then finding books that bring more of a challenge at the bookstore, in the subjects that I'd like to learn about further. If I graduate next year, I'll be 15. I could just go on to college immediately, but it would be smarter to get jobs working with art/music/writing/etc., to gain work experience, better my portfolio, save money, and also do some more fancy book learning to be better prepared if college slaps me in the face.
I shall shut up now.
Good luck, I quite a very great much of a lot bit hope you enjoy homeschooling.
My cousin was home schooled and he isn't in college. He's only 19 (turning 20 soon) I am pretty sure you have to go through junior college if you are home schooled before you can attend a university. Are you planning on going to college? I think a highschool diploma might look better than being home schooled, but I don't know that for a fact.
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