M2M, how much time a day do you devote to homeschooling? How much time do the kids devote to it on their own?
I am pretty sure that we are going to be doing a distance program with Luca next year for either part of the year or the whole year. I want him enrolled in an accredited program that has both online and text book kind of work. There are SO MANY choices and it's tough to figure out which ones are the better programs. There are a lot of forums out there, but most of them are geared towards homeschooling alone. I just do not have enough time in my day to be Luca's only teacher. I need support of other educators (via email or online help) and will also hire a tutor on island who has a teacher's certification.
Where I live... the public schools are struggling. The private school that he has gone to for the last 7 years is just not working (and it costs $10k a year).
We have had a very difficult year. I am not sure what is going on at school....but he has been in trouble so much and when they tell me what he has 'done' I just can't believe my ears. I don't know who they are talking about. But one thing I know for sure is that there is something going on at school that does not happen at home. He is an emotional wreck several times a week from things that happen at school. I just need to get him out of there and get him feeling loved and safe and secure. So I want to keep him away from the school until he can get strong again. I do want him back in a brick and mortar... but I don't think he can handle it right now. It must suck for him to know that the school he has always gone to doesn't want him.