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EDIT- schooling at home BUT STILL IN PUBLIC SCHOOL- my 2nd grader

Posted by on Jan. 8, 2014 at 4:00 PM
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1. WE ARE STILL IN PUBLIC SCHOOL AS K12 IS PUBLIC SCHOOL, WE JUST DO EVERYTHING AT HOME.

2. YES she can still have an IEP

3. She has severe anxiety and panic attacks being close to other kids during testing. She cannot handle competitions at this time either

4. We live in OR



We are doing K12 for the rest if this year (yes I know it's still technically public school). My kinder is staying in traditional school for now (we will start next school year).
The school basically said they have no intention of testing her for an IEP (which I requested 5 months ago) and since they refuse to let me sign for consent there is nothing legally I can do except pull her out. But with k12 there is no middle man for IEP testing (though I'm hoping she won't need it as it would be for environmental changes due to anxiety).
Has anyone does K12 with an IEP?
My state requires state testing in 1st, 3rd, 5th, 8th and 10th grade, anyone homeschool and have experience with state testing?

Thanks!
by on Jan. 8, 2014 at 4:00 PM
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0907
by on Jan. 8, 2014 at 5:11 PM
I haven't had to deal with that.we are from La.I do plan on ordering test such as the c.a.t test to send in for my yearly approval.I have used k12 before though.how do you like it? I felt like k12 didnt give any freedom and my kids seemed overwhelmed.
PurpleCupcake
by Cynthia on Jan. 8, 2014 at 6:07 PM

IEP s are only for public schools and they are only valid a year.

What you will need to do is talk to the doctor and see about getting an evaluation done...then you will know what is wrong and maybe get services like speech therapy.

But the second you start homeschooling, there is no IEP.

What issues does she have?

romacox
by Silver Member on Jan. 8, 2014 at 6:16 PM

Some States do offer help for special need home educated children.  Following is a link to help you get started. 

Home Schooling Learner  (once you check out the links on this page, be sure and click the Resources tab toward the top of the page)


Monkiebut
by Member on Jan. 8, 2014 at 11:02 PM
First off, as I stated, she will STILL be in "public school" as K12 is still public school. She can still get an IEP.
Second, again, as I stated, she has severe anxiety stemming from PTSD and trauma.
She is advanced in all areas and almost an entire grade ahead, but she suffers from panic attacks and requires extra accommodations while she works/ tests.

Quoting PurpleCupcake:

IEP s are only for public schools and they are only valid a year.

What you will need to do is talk to the doctor and see about getting an evaluation done...then you will know what is wrong and maybe get services like speech therapy.

But the second you start homeschooling, there is no IEP.

What issues does she have?

Monkiebut
by Member on Jan. 8, 2014 at 11:05 PM
We have not used it yet (start at the end of the month). But they said that prior to starting the kids take placement tests and it's paced specifically to the kids abilities. They get an ILP (individual learning plan) prior to starting also.

Quoting 0907: I haven't had to deal with that.we are from La.I do plan on ordering test such as the c.a.t test to send in for my yearly approval.I have used k12 before though.how do you like it? I felt like k12 didnt give any freedom and my kids seemed overwhelmed.
KickButtMama
by Shannon on Jan. 9, 2014 at 12:13 AM

My state doesn't require testing, but I would definitely recommend an IEP since your state requires so much testing. An IEP will give the testers parameters to make you dd more comfortable while testing.

celtic77dragon
by Member on Jan. 9, 2014 at 2:13 AM

I don't know what state the OP is in, but here in Pa, an IEP does carry over into homeschooling. I do not remember the specifics and never had to deal with it. I think they had to get special acceptance to homeschool - proof they were addressing the concerns within the IEP. 

Quoting PurpleCupcake:

IEP s are only for public schools and they are only valid a year.

What you will need to do is talk to the doctor and see about getting an evaluation done...then you will know what is wrong and maybe get services like speech therapy.

But the second you start homeschooling, there is no IEP.

What issues does she have?


"To a great mind, nothing is little."  ~Sherlock Holmes

celtic77dragon
by Member on Jan. 9, 2014 at 2:25 AM
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I am not anti public schools BUT I dont trust public schools to be good with their full disclosure with parents - too many experiences for me to ever fully trust them again. I dont think that it is always them bullshitting; sometimes they are just fools about understanding their own system. 

I asked to have my kids tested for dyslexia because they were behind in reading and dyslexia runs in the family (severely so). They denied the request to do so. I even brought in documented proof that it ran in the family, brought in paperwork on dyslexia and the symptoms I had noticed with my kids (and things that the teachers had noticed), and the school had called the meeting themselves because my kids were behind in reading. I could have really pushed for the evaluation, but there was enough going on that I didn't agree with, so I just felt like removing them from the ps was best. 

An IEP from the school will LIKELY only hinder you. You could go get an evaluation done on your own, without the school. Then, create your own road map (with the help of a specialist if you need it and have the money for that). 

What is the area of concern that you feel your child has?

"To a great mind, nothing is little."  ~Sherlock Holmes

bluerooffarm
by Gold Member on Jan. 9, 2014 at 7:38 AM

My state requires testing.  We can either choose to have our kids take the public school tests at the local public school OR we can choose from a list of approved tests and have the test administered somewhere else.  My son has too much history with the PS, so we drove an hour and took the Terra Nova test at a homeschool group.  It cost $35 for the test.  WE got there early and they needed someone to administer the 4th grade test (because it's not one of the necessary years, there was only 1 child taking it for fun) and I volunteered.  They paid me $30 to administer it.

As for IEPs....I would carefully read the state laws about IEPs and homeschooling.  In my state if your child has an IEP in a public school, you would need to prove that you are following the IEP or have plans set to follow the IEP in order to "get permission" to homeschool.  I have a child that I am sure is ADHD, but I worry about getting him tested just so that law does not apply to us.  If you felt that you could have a specialist evaluate your child and then collaborate with her for a plan of action without involving the PS system, that would be my recommendation.

My kids did K12 last year and we hated it so badly that I pulled them out in the middle of the year.  Homeschooling (as daunting as it was to me) was much easier than having K12 oversee our education.

bluerooffarm
by Gold Member on Jan. 9, 2014 at 7:42 AM

Yep.  You are right about that.  Plus my evaluator, Darla, told me that with an IEP the evaluations are done quarterly instead of annually to make sure you are following the plan.  She told me if my youngest was tested and needed an IEP she would not evaluate for me anymore because she would not have the time for all those meetings since they fall at the marking periods for her own classes.

Quoting celtic77dragon:

I don't know what state the OP is in, but here in Pa, an IEP does carry over into homeschooling. I do not remember the specifics and never had to deal with it. I think they had to get special acceptance to homeschool - proof they were addressing the concerns within the IEP. 

Quoting PurpleCupcake:

IEP s are only for public schools and they are only valid a year.

What you will need to do is talk to the doctor and see about getting an evaluation done...then you will know what is wrong and maybe get services like speech therapy.

But the second you start homeschooling, there is no IEP.

What issues does she have?



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