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by , 11-17-2008 at 02:16 AM (1801 Views)
Well my 16 soon to be 17 wants to quit High School. I think I am going to let her. Last year she wanted to home school and I didn't let her. She played on the Varsity squad for soccer. They won league. She made a lot of friends and went to Homecoming this year and then tells me she still hates school and wants to quit. She hardly learns anything all day and feels it is a total waste of her time. I used to feel the same way when I went to high school. She is going to have to pass her GED. She already passed the California exit exam, as a Freshman, so I see no trouble in her passing and then she can start Junior College early. I wrote her up a contract that she had to get her 2 and then 4 year degree along with expectations. You don't want to have your kids grow up too soon, but she has always been and "old soul" like me.

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  1. mrsmac62's Avatar
    I don't think you will regret it. I homeschooled my 3 kids, now all grown. During their teenage years they had a lot of input into how their learning was structured. They all chose differently.
    DD26 got a full time job at 16 but continued to read voraciously. She applied, and got into, Uni at 19. Now a mum but planning further study, didn't finish Marine Biology degree because of pregnancy.
    DS24 had a more structured approach & more input from me because of his dyslexia. He worked part-time from the age of 16, studied at home by correspondence & picked up one subject at school. (Phys.Ed.). Then he did a diploma course in horticulture & now works in that industry.
    DD22 went to polytech at 16, (not sure what your equivalent is) and did a year long building and carpentry course for which she received a scholarship. The following year she went to school to study english & psych. She too is now a mum, baby #2 due Dec 7, but is planning further study in future.
    Sorry this is so long, but I guess what I'm really trying to express is that all kids are different, they do have the wisdom to find their own path & can be stifled and become resentful later on if pushed into things.
    Your way of estsblishing the ground rules is important, I think too there needs to be some options within that if she wants to change her major or move 'sideways' at any point.
    Hope it all goes well!
  2. debmar's Avatar
    High school isn't for everybody - my oldest DD quit, got her GED, and graduated college this last spring with honors.
  3. MisaLady's Avatar
    Does your public school have a "running start" program? Some areas have programs where juniors and seniors can go to community college and earn college credits and high school credits simultaneously. Some even help pay for it. Just a thought.
  4. frugal-fannie's Avatar
    She actually wants to go to college.She scores very high in English and not too bad in math. She likes to be challenged. She would be the kid that would do extra homework on her own when she was younger because she liked it. We had the meeting with the school and they said as long as she was enrolled in school, it didn't matter if the school was college it was ok for her not to attend high school. So she applied for spring semester at Mount San Antonio College, about 2 miles from our house. It is up to her if she wants to go finish high school at the college, I learned they do have a program. If she wasn't cut out for college and told me she wanted to be an electrician and go to trade school I would be ok with that. I almost did it myself.I just want my kids to be able to support themselves if something should happen to us. My dad died at 49 and that is something to consider if you have kids.
  5. MisaLady's Avatar
    I wish we had a better system for those NOT on the college track. I think it'd be fabulous if we offered the last two years as optional... college track, vocational training, or just not going at all. I'm a big fan of voc-tech training, as I think it makes more sense for a lot of people.
  6. frugal-fannie's Avatar
    There is a lot of unique community college classesmajors. I know here they had one for electron microscopes. Some side degrees or specialty fields can be in demand , because so few schools offer it.