High School Student switching mid term to Home School

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High School Student switching mid term to Home School

Postby dadyo » Mon Jan 23, 2006 9:58 am

My 10 th grader is considering switching from high school to home school. He is a straight A and B student.

Is anyone familiar with ED Anywhere? I have been trying to contact them and I only get a recording and no return phone calls. Is that a bad sign?

Can anyone recommend another home school program? We are located in Central MA in the Worcester area if that helps..

Also, Will he lose credits for the semester or the previous semester by switching mid term or mid year?

Any other advise appreciated...

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He probably would if he were transferring directly, but...

Postby Theodore » Mon Jan 23, 2006 2:07 pm

Is anyone familiar with ED Anywhere? I have been trying to contact them and I only get a recording and no return phone calls. Is that a bad sign?


I would assume so.

Also, Will he lose credits for the semester or the previous semester by switching mid term or mid year?


He probably would if he were transferring directly to another school, but he's going to be homeschooling now, and the rules for that are whatever you decide they should be. Just have him finish the remaining coursework, and have him take any applicable standardized tests (AP, CLEP, or DANTES) to prove competency in the material.

As for what curriculum to use, are you looking for a packaged curriculum, an online school, something you can put together on your own, or a mix of the three? Is your son more visual, auditory, or hands-on learner?

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Postby leaningpine » Wed Feb 01, 2006 8:18 am

My son is going to be homeschooling, and I also am in Massachusetts. I am brand new to this, and would like to lean on some more experienced than I.

I'll be watching this while I investigate the mazes and myriad departmental hurdles and hope I can figure out just *what* I am doing.

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You have to get your homeschool program approved...

Postby Theodore » Wed Feb 01, 2006 8:28 am

http://www.hslda.org/laws/default.asp?State=MA

Apparently you have to get your homeschool program approved by the local school committee or superintendent, whatever that entails. I hope the fact that the local school loses revenue for every person who homeschools rather than public schooling doesn't influence them at all.


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