Homeschooling A High-School Student? Consider Dual-Enrollment

So Our Youth Aspire (S.O.Y.A.)

Two years ago, my daughter attended a public magnet school for 7th and 8th grade but asked to be homeschooled for high school. Homeschool is PK-12 instruction that is implemented and/or curated by the student’s parent(s) within a structured or unstructured learning environment.  Homeschooling rates have continued to grow in the United States since 1999. In 2012, 3.4 percent of school-aged children were reported as being homeschooled in 2012.  Today, more than 5% of homeschooled students are African-American.  I had homeschooled her for 5th and 6th grade and knew the benefits of homeschooling, but, became nervous about high school. Could I adequately prepare her as an older student? Did I have the time? I am an educator who develops programs and curriculum for schools and institutions serving other people’s children, but, here I was questioning my ability to do that for my own child. It was short-lived, but, unmasking. I…

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