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Does anyone know if a public school would support and help with a child learning at home?

I have a 11yr old dd that this past week just about got suspended for a week. i've been thinking about talking to her teacher about maybe doing like a public school governed homeschool. where she still gets her work from the school and does all her testing through at the school maybe during the teachers free time or after school.

so far she has failed every test given to her, she has refused to do work, and she is always talking and out of her set and even started telling people how to do their work.

I don't want her to fail, and legally i can't homeschool, and i can't afford private school. but i'm tired of all the problems she is causing and this is the only way i can think of to try and staighten it out. is try this for a little while. and maybe it would be easier on her because she will not have her friends around period and the teacher will not have her disrupting class.

please don't jump my case because of my dd!!!


Asked by oldfashionSAHM at 5:29 PM on Sep. 23, 2010 in Tweens (9-12)

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Answers (11)
  • Continue to talk with her and get her a tutor. Dont take her out of school she needs her education and she's just tryin to take the easy way out. Stay on her dont let

    Answer by mekarevell at 12:27 AM on Sep. 25, 2010

  • Doubt it. Its either there or home i believe.

    Answer by butterflyblue19 at 5:33 PM on Sep. 23, 2010

  • Why do you say legally you cannot homeschool her yourself?

    Answer by ruthie11617 at 5:35 PM on Sep. 23, 2010

  • Have you considered virtual school if it's available in your area?

    It's free. It's technically a public school, kids have to take specific classes take test ,etc.. It's just all done online, and in online group meetings where teachers give powerpoint presentations and class discussions. Since it's public school, it's totally supportive. Text books are sent to your home, your child's grades/grade point average is tracked daily, they have to take the state mandated test just like any other public school student..etc.. It is public school, that you get to do at home.

    I have a nephew that graduated from a virtual school and is now going to Stanford. It's a great program for many kids.

    Answer by pixie_trix at 5:38 PM on Sep. 23, 2010

  • i can't homeschool because i didn't complete high school. and as of right now i have no way to actually do a GED or adult high school.

    we looked into vitual school but it's not available here. there is one in south carolina which is about 2 hours away but not here. and to try and go that route we would have to pay for a private online school. Which we don't have money for.

    Comment by oldfashionSAHM (original poster) at 5:42 PM on Sep. 23, 2010

  • Hmmmmm.....

    Okay.. How about a Charter School or some other alternative learning program/school.....

    Answer by pixie_trix at 5:49 PM on Sep. 23, 2010

  • the only charter school have around her is costly too. and we live in a poor county with a high crime rate. it would be a big danger to put her in one of them. plus my dh is a cop in a county over and they get called about 3 to 4 times a week to the alternative school there where kids are fighting taking knifes and other things to school.

    Comment by oldfashionSAHM (original poster) at 5:55 PM on Sep. 23, 2010

  • In the state of GA (and some other states), a public school system can not interfere in a home school program. Personally, I would prefer NOT to let a public school mess with my kid any more. My youngest son was that way. I left my oldest in school while homeschooling the youngest. While they are disruptive, they are not getting the education they need. Also, a therapist can help you work through this.

    Answer by MaryWolfe at 6:01 PM on Sep. 23, 2010

  • It sounds to me like the child may have some learning issues. If she is not understanding the material or finds it hard to concentrate, it will cause acting out. Perhaps there is some other issue at school, or home that you are unaware of that is causing her to act out. See if you can find out what is causing her to act out and if you can solve that problem, then perhaps the school situation will right itself. Kids do not always tell us what is going on, we have to be detectives. While she is on suspension, talk with her and try to find out what is going on. Has she had trouble in other areas of her life, has she changed friends, is she listening to new music, is she starting to go through puberty, has she started her period? There are many factors to consider. Don't forget to call the school counselor and ask for help. They are experts on children that age, let them help. Good Luck.

    Answer by Heartmusic at 6:04 PM on Sep. 23, 2010

  • she started acting out like this in 1st grade, because a girl told her 2nd was harder. she is on a 3rd grade reading level because she refuses to read. she is the same here at home when it comes to helping out. she will not even play because she wants to watch tv. she is not allowed to watch tv, till homework is done and her room is cleaned. she can't spend the night at anyones house without a clean room. when anyone at the school, family and friends talk to her she tells them the reason she don't do things is because she don't want to. the only music she listens to is music we approve of, she has had the same friends no change there, no period, she is starting puberty but she has been acting this way long before that start. we let her join cheerleading in hopes that it would encourage her, but no change. besides the fact she is starting earlier this year then last year.

    Comment by oldfashionSAHM (original poster) at 6:14 PM on Sep. 23, 2010