Hey guys, I need a little help.
Being in eighth grade, I am surrounded by aproximently 300 other eighth graders five times a week. The thing is, I don't really have any friends or anyone to talk to. I can't talk to any of the teachers either because they simply take my feelings as regular teenage angst and throw them out the window, acting as if I'm in primary school and telling me that I need to become less shy and try to be more social. My parents are starting to think that I am developing social anxiety disorder, and perhaps they're right. I simply have no one at school. You can imagine how difficult this is for someone my age.
Seeing as I have virtually no emotional distraction, I rely on my hobbis and artistic abilities to keep me company. I have grown to love drawing, animating, music, philosphy, spanish, and japanese, and probably a handful of other things. I also want to become more knowledgeable in the fields of English, politics, and arithmetic. However, while I am exposed to this in school, I feel as if I am not being pushed to my full potential. I am stuck with a bunch of annoying kids all day trying to read text (I'm mildly dyslexic) that doesn't make sense to me. Not to mention the fact that all my teachers simple seem apathetic about teaching! It's ridiculous, and now I feel as if school is simply a waste of my time.
I have been considering homeschooling since about december, when I met an online friend who is homeschooled. Reading other posts on this website, I think I can manage to work to my full potential on not only things that are deemed necessary but also expanding my horizons on things I love.
After a few months of considering homeschooling, I consulted my mother. At first she seemed keen on the idea (we want to move to a new house in upstate new york in the near future, therefore my mom will have to get another job, her preferring a stay-at-home one), but today she started to give me a hard time about it, saying I'll miss my "friends" from school and asking me if I am serious about the whole idea. This got me angry, but I think she only needs a second opinion. And so, I am here.
Do you think my reasons are valid? What are you opinions on the quality of education you or your children get?