Crazy to start homeschooling a junior in their second semester?!
My 16 yr. old daughter (a junior at an alternative high school) is asking to be homeschooled again. I homeschooled her until her freshman year when she was tested and accepted into an alternative public high school (smaller classes/4 core subject focus). She didn't really want to go, but her best friend was there and the viritual academy we chose to use for academics proved to not be as flexible as we were made to believe. Anyway, my daughter is having a really rough time emotionally (for lack of a better word) with the school environment. She is very sensitive to the noises and chaos that goes on in the classroom and it's affecting her ability to concentrate and thrive in her studies. I'm open to her coming home as I homeschooled my oldest daughter through high school. I just wonder if this is just something she needs to "get through" since she is only has a year and half left of school. But, on the flipside, she is miserable, complains alot, frequently says she hates the school and her classmates, and I can see some signs of depression due to the school environment. We've had so many discussions about her attitude, etc...but she just isn't doing well. Obviously, I want to be sure I'm doing the best thing for her, but I feel like she is just at the finish line and can she do better at home?
Any thoughts, advice, shared experiences? Would appreciate your thoughts or questions.