|By Melinda (Melinda) on Wednesday, October 02, 2002 - 10:10 am: Edit|
I have just decided to homeschool my 14yo son - he is currently enrolled in 9th grade at the public high school, but I'm almost certain he will "place" at a higher level. Can anyone provide links to free, online placement testing? I've only found one - Saxon math - so far. Need some for Science, History, and others.
Also, any special info or ideas about homeschooling a teen who has been in PS K-9 would be great! Thanks! Looking forward to getting to know everyone on these boards.
|By Dadster on Wednesday, October 02, 2002 - 08:10 pm: Edit|
Wow, sounds like a challenge. I'd suggest trying to network with homeschoolers in your area, for starters. They might know where to find the specialized resources you may need for more advanced HS classes. Good luck!
|By Homeschooled on Sunday, January 05, 2003 - 04:00 am: Edit|
I was homeschooled from 2nd - 8th grade specifically because my mom and i assessed that homeschooling through high school would be much too difficult with five other younger homeschooled kids running around the house. So, if you're not homeschooling a bunch of children, and you're ready to devote a *lot* of time to this, you're set! :-)
Homeschooling truly gave me an advantage in highschool - i had great study habits because homeschooling forces students to be more independent - and i found myself ahead of my peers academically. Of course, homeschooling did this for me, and it's really not for everybody, so please note that these are not universal facts i'm spewing. Anyway, what i'm getting at is, homeschooling through highschool is tough and oftentimes you're going to need outside help. I know this from many homeschooled friends in high school who just can't seem to grasp Calculus without the help of a teacher. Therefore you might want to consider an online school to assist in your homeschooling. Regina Coeli, ISLAS, and Potter School come to mind, but there are many others as well. www.reginacoeli.org and www.islas.org (they are affiliated - and Regina Coeli is Catholic-based, but not exclusive to Catholics) might give you a jumping off point if you're interested. Neat stuff too - you might want to just take a class or two online, if it's a subject both you and your child need help with.
I've taken summer classes with Regina Coeli, and i'd like to add, it's great fun.
Hope this helps and hope the schooling's going well.
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