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Homeschooling for senior year? Bad idea?

kitkat489kitkat489 Registered User Posts: 63 Junior Member
Hi, I am two weeks into my senior year, doing a dual-enrollment program at a local university. I'm taking all my classes there (4), but one is not going well and I'm not enjoying it. I want to drop this course. However, I'm not sure if 3 classes is enough to stay in the dual enrollment program, so I'd have to switch to homeschooling. How long does the process take? Is two weeks into my senior year too late to go into homeschooling? It would be 2 classes online, and 3 classes at a university.
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Replies to: Homeschooling for senior year? Bad idea?

  • CreeklandCreekland Registered User Posts: 3,544 Senior Member
    Your situation might be a little difficult to explain on the "why homeschooling" part of the application.

    What are your plans after you graduate? Can you discuss your situation with someone at the University to get their thoughts?
  • bungalowdwellerbungalowdweller Registered User Posts: 158 Junior Member
    kitkat, I believe that not enjoying a class is also part of the university experience. Homeschoolers are used to enjoying learning all the time and not dealing with the politics and pettiness that can be present in the brick and mortar school world. In what way are you doing poorly? Academically? Or are there political issues----i.e. you don't like the teacher and the feeling is mutual?
  • sbjdorlosbjdorlo Registered User Posts: 4,850 Senior Member

    What state are you in? What are the laws about homeschooling in your situation? I don't think it's too late but you'd better find out if it's too late to drop the class.
  • ACollegeDadACollegeDad Registered User Posts: 55 Junior Member
    Definitely check out the ramification of your state and any funding they give for exceptional students. In Florida to be eligible Bright Futures as a homeschooler you must homeschool at least 2 consecutive years ie. both junior and senior year.
  • xtiancollegextiancollege Registered User Posts: 4 New Member
    maybe you can try looking for an online christian college like Liberty University. You can try check their curriculum if it fits on you. Just saying though, because I've try this online schooling.

    Check their website, here is the link Online Education and Distance Learning Degrees | Liberty University Online
  • MITdecodeMITdecode Registered User Posts: 16 New Member
    Hey..kitkat 489 : The below site address wuld b extremely helpful. You can contact this lady on any homeschooling queries and she always has better ways to explain things with a lot of freebies and services. Her website is Home High School | High School at Home | Homeschooling| Prepare Your Kids for College. all the best..!
  • NemesisNyxNemesisNyx Registered User Posts: 201 Junior Member
    If you want to drop a class just because you don't like it/aren't enjoying it/whatever, how will you survive when it's actually time for you to go to college full-time? If you were a public school student, you'd have to deal with classes you don't enjoy every year. It's just part of life.
  • JadexxJadexx Registered User Posts: 36 Junior Member
    I really don't think that just because you aren't doing well in one class you should start homeschooling. I'm a home school senior and in many applications colleges ask why you started homeschooling/ask why your parents decided to home school you etc...
    I assume you have been in traditional school up until now? How are you going to explain why you switched to homeschooling your LAST year of school?
    Also, depending on what state you are in, you might have to tell the state you intend to homeschool a few months ahead of time and by then you might not be able to drop the class.
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