This is not for me nor my children (my children are only 1 & 2, and I plan on homeschooling). But back to my point my parents don't exactly have many more choices on where to send my brother due to the fact the district they are in is a city school and is AWFUL. The public school won't allow him back (he was AWFUL and got expelled) The alternative school was a joke and they went on field trips literally like twice a week.. The next option is public school online, but he cannot stay home alone (even though he is 15!!). The public online school is free, but they'd pay me about $200 a week to "babysit" him and help him with his work for about five hours a day Monday-Friday 8am-1pm (sometimes a bit later) while they both work. I work from home any ways and normally don't run to many errands for work due to the fact I work with mostly people out of state. When I'm not able to keep him due to doctors, vacation, trips with my kids, or other reasons he will probably just go to work with my dad (he owns his own business)..
I'm just curious on thoughts on the different online public schools and which one is best, he is in tenth grade..
Asked by Anonymous at 12:26 PM on Jul. 19, 2013 in Teens (13-17)
I don't think any school will work for him since his parents don't seem to care about his behavior or his education, which causes me to question your motivation to home-school as I'm sure you were raised in a similar fashion so I have doubts that you possess the skills required to be able to instruct your children adequately.
Answer by KristiS11384 at 12:35 PM on Jul. 19, 2013
Answer by m-avi at 12:46 PM on Jul. 19, 2013
holy crap... what a rude first answer!! To insinuate that you are uneducated just because of his behavior... smh
Have they tried military school? I know it's not free, but it may give him some more structure if they need the help. I have seen a few online schools and for the life of me I cannot remember the names of them. I would just google them and see what you come up with.
Answer by goofygalno1 at 1:04 PM on Jul. 19, 2013
Answer by Ballad at 1:21 PM on Jul. 19, 2013
Answer by goofygalno1 at 2:01 PM on Jul. 19, 2013