The main reason that we want him have a gap year....He is doing a sport....
He really wants to go D1, Based on his current rank, he can go D3 but impossible D1. If he goes with class of 2024 instead 2023, he will have high possibility to go D1 (I know nobody knows)
How does that work socially, putting a 15 or 16 year old in with high school graduates and often older students? (What about extra curricular activities - just keep on with whatever the kid was doing while homeschooled? ) I can see how this is an academic solution but if part of the rationale in at least some cases is wanting to undo an earlier acceleration, putting the student in with significantly older classroom peers rather than just a year older seems paradoxical.
This is a lot of maneuvering for a small chance at a D1 sport. Does he want to do an additional year of high school? Will he regret it if he's not able to do a D1 sport in college?
Isn't the same true for all those kids held back from kindergarten?