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Final Stretch (GED within a year!) but unsure of some things

 
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Mike&Gina
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 08, 2008 6:12 pm    Post subject: Final Stretch (GED within a year!) but unsure of some things Reply with quote

We have a 17 year old with some learning disabilities who will hopefully be taking his GED within the year.
Our teaching method now is a private teacher who comes to our home (which is working better than anything we've ever tried by far!).
The approach is: he is studying for one GED section at a time, and will, in turn take one GED section test at a time (5 sections total in the GED).
The teacher suggested we post our situation along with some questions, before deciding for sure to go this route.
Are there any alternatives/suggestions that anyone would suggest as far as our approach/plans?
From what we can see, an online high school is too aggressive; one subject at a time in prep for the GED seems to be working much better and one on one is the best method he's ever had.
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 09, 2008 10:05 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Is it imperative that he get a GED? As homeschoolers, you have the option of issuing him a diploma of his own.
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PostPosted: Sun Dec 14, 2008 9:50 am    Post subject: GED Reply with quote

Hi - thanks for the reply! Very Happy
Right- he doesn't require a GED to get in to all colleges. (He'd have to take an ACT/SAT).
However, some colleges won't accept a home school diploma, we've found.
He is looking at a design school that would require a GED or a diploma, and a home school diploma is not accepted, since it is not considered a certified school, by this school.
What we might do is get the GED, attend the design school, and then see about some other colleges.
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PostPosted: Sun Dec 14, 2008 10:33 pm    Post subject: Re: GED Reply with quote

Mike&Gina wrote:
Hi - thanks for the reply! Very Happy

Right- he doesn't require a GED to get in to all colleges. (He'd have to take an ACT/SAT).

However, some colleges won't accept a home school diploma, we've found.

He is looking at a design school that would require a GED or a diploma, and a home school diploma is not accepted, since it is not considered a certified school, by this school.

What we might do is get the GED, attend the design school, and then see about some other colleges.

Wow. That's really rare today. I wonder if this school accepts diplomas from other non-accredited private schools (and most private schools are not accredited).
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 15, 2008 7:04 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Not sure. But they definitely take GED. And they don't require ACT or SAT scores.
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