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homeschooling?

jets91jets91 Registered User Posts: 152 Junior Member
edited August 2007 in Home Schooling and College
I've just been diagnosed with vitiligo so I'm considering being homeschooled for the next two years of high school. What is it like? Where do I get assignments from. Will my mom have to quit her job or can I just do everything by myself?
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  • shawbridgeshawbridge Registered User Posts: 5,427 Senior Member
    There are many ways to homeschool. You can buy online curricula for courses from one high school (Keystone is one) or many. You can take online courses at Stanford EPGY or Johns Hopkins. You can create your own courses. You can take courses at local community colleges and homeschool coops. Your mother would not have to quite her job for many of these options. There are lots of websites and books about homeschooling.

    I don't know much about vitiligo, but understand that it is disease in which areas of skin lose their pigmentation and skin has dark and white patches. I did not think that it caused physical problems (other than needing to be really careful about getting too much sun on the depigmented areas). I suspect it could be very unsettling from a psychological standpoint. If this is correct, would it be necessary to homeschool? My son does partial homeschooling and would like to do more, so I think homeschooling can be good. But, if you like going to school and having your community of friends, it could be a little lonely to homeschool.

    I suspect that some kids can be really cruel but other kids can be very supportive. My daughter had a major vision issue for several years -- she could not see the board from the front row of class -- and her classmates were very supportive.

    Anyway, I wish you the best of luck.
  • Piano/MT MomPiano/MT Mom Registered User Posts: 47 Junior Member
    Get a copy of The Teenage Liberation Handbook by Grace LLewellyn. It has tons of great ideas for learning on your own by following your interests. Also, search the internet for high school homeschool sources. There are many styles and ways to do it. I have seen some high schoolers do it on their own, but you must be highly motivated. Ask your mom to read some of your sources, (including this site) so she can support your efforts.
  • PearlPearl Registered User Posts: 754 Member
    In Georgia, we have an option called Faith Academy for older students (16 plus) - basically you pick up your work once a week, come in for tests and labs and there are tutors available. Something like that might work well for you.
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