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Will school let me enroll easily and quickly or is it a long process?

Asked by Marchofthefox (787points) October 5th, 2010

I hate school, I’m a year behind and I don’t enjoy being around other people while having to do work.
I’m sixteen years old and in tenth grade and I wanted to know if it would be a long process or not to enroll into Homeschooling?

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rpm_pseud0name's avatar

First, make sure you & the parent are willing to accept the responsibility & duty that this demands. You will need to figure out what your state/school district law requires of the parent who will be teaching you. Here are a couple links to get you started.

This is a nice, ‘how-to’ that explains the process in simple steps.

This is the site for just about every thing you need to know.

Have you parents look through this information, for this choice ultimately depends on them. But before any of this – give school a chance. Ask teachers for help. Seek out tutors. Stay after school, even for just an hour & do your homework there. That way, if you need help – the teachers will be there. (Not sure if that applies to all schools. In my district, teachers usually stayed for hours after school let out.) If teachers see that you are willing to make the effort & put in the time, they may be likely to do the same. Best of luck. & remember, be cool – stay in school. :)

jrpowell's avatar

I did homeschooling for a bit. Turns out we paid and took tests and the shit wasn’t accredited. So in the tenth grade I found out the stuff from homeschooling wouldn’t count. Yeah, 5th year senior. I just ended up dropping out and going to the Adult High School at the Community College.

My point is to make sure it will actually count. There are a lot of homeschooling scams out there.

GeorgeGee's avatar

You as a student can’t just say that as of today, my father, Bob is now my teacher. Bob must undertake that huge responsibility knowing what he is getting into. If for instance your curriculum is a pile of books a foot high, Bob’s work in proper preparation is a pile of books 2 feet high.
You might be a lot better off enrolling in a “virtual” high school, an accredited program with well prepared instructors that you attend online rather than in person.
Keep in mind however, that just saying “aw, I don’t like people, I’m going to sit this life out” does little to prepare you for your own life, unless you’re planning on becoming the new hermit of bald mountain, and that’s not much of a career path. Better to enroll in a communications class, or stand-up comedy for instance, and learn creative ways of dealing with people.

bigjay's avatar

Its that much harder getting into a good college if you stick to homeschool, especially if you don;t have any other special quality apart from academics that makes you a shoo-in to get into college. I know its hard – back when i was in tenth grade, i used to be ostracised due to a bunch of reasns [long story]. it was tough – i’ll never forget the feeling i used to get those 5 minutes i used to see my school in the horison in the morning, knowing it was another day with people i hated.
but you are the one who controls your life man. i knew i wouldn’t last much longer if i stayed alienated. so for the rest of the grade, i just conditioned myself to believe that the world was against me succeeding, and the only way i could do well in life was if i put up with it. things didn’t turn out too bad. once eleventh grade came, i swooped on the chance to make new friends because of all the new people in the school. they were all too happy not to be the ‘new kid’ who sits alone in class. i helped out those people who caused me to be a loner on a few instances, and while we didn’t become bffs, there was at least a mutual respect in the end.
home schooling, while it may seem like the easy way out, will just affect you more in the long run. along with not giving you the best transcript for college, you’re just gonna become more of a social recluse.
good luck to you

brokensoul's avatar

This is what I can tell you from my situation. I just took ONE of my daughters,she is also 16, out of public school and enrolled her into an accredited online school. She is also a year behind due to surgery and illness. I first checked with the school to make sure the credits from the online classes would transfer to the public school, and then we had to sign a form stating that we would be “homeschooling” her. This differs from state to state, but please check on ONLINE classes that are FREE in your state that your school may participate in. There have been many articles published in the last month that have been highly supportive of online school, charter schools, and home school. I was against allowing my daughter to withdrawl until I researched, it is not harder to get into college if you do your research and go with the right program, you can actually work on college and high school courses at the same time. I read a lot about Florida’s virtual school, they seem to have the longest program in place. I hope this helps, good luck to you, whatever you decide, do the research, but don’t give up on your education.

YARNLADY's avatar

It depends on the state. They each have different rules regarding home schooling. In California there is no such thing as enrolling in home school. You simply begin home schooling yourself and file a private school affidavit once a year.

JLeslie's avatar

I support homeschooling, but have no experience with it, so I don’t know the answer to your question. But, I wanted to give you a possible alternative if homeschool does not work out for you. Typically to graduate high school you need much fewer credits than what you graduate with. the tricky part is fitting in all of the required classes. I was done with high school midway through my senior year, because I doubled up on English in the first half of the year. The principal was not happy to allow me to do this, but he did in the end. Maybe you can work out a schedule to graduate after 11th grade if you take more required classes fewer electives and maybe a summer class. It really helped me to know the end was in sight. I was not into high school at all, and I hated having to wake up before dawn to get there on time. After I graduated I took some classes at the local community college my second half of what would have been my senior year in high school. I was still allowed to go to the graduation ceremony in June.

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