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Posted by on May. 20, 2014 at 6:09 PM
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So, as most of you know, I am apart of a charter, my oldest is 7 and is struggling this year, we all have had a stressful year.

Well, I talked to my ES (educational specialist) today. We talked about my frustrations with the school not meeting our needs to have my oldest evaluated for autism, sensory processing disorder. She also explained how an IEP would work with that school (basically they want go by no child left behind :p) which would mean more hands on and most likely more frustration, but in return he could have therapies. I told her he is getting an evaluation through regional center.

Also, I was telling her how I would probably school a lot differently if we didn't have to meet all the school's regulations. I told her maybe next year I would spend a day just to be sure we have all our stuff for them, but the rest of the time would be our way of schooling. I also said that I wasn't completely 100% satisfied with our math curriculum either. I mentioned trying life of fred or others. She said that it sounds like, for my personal teaching style, that not using someone else's curriculum would suite me best.....wow, she totally nailed it! lol She also said that maybe the charter isn't the best approach for my family. I told her I would see how teh summer plays out and if I could find out way of doing things and try it out in the fall to see if the charter works for us. So, we will see what next year brings us. However, I am looking forward to, and a bit more excited to start fresh again! I am thinking maybe a charter isn't right for us, however the funds are so nice!!!

 

by on May. 20, 2014 at 6:09 PM
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DyslexiaParent
by Member on May. 20, 2014 at 6:30 PM
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Charter schools are a form of public school, so they are often not that much better at meeting special education needs.  As mom, you know your chlid really well, can provide one on one instruction and know whether your child is connecting with what you teach or not.  My guys started in public schools and we changed schools hoping things would be better at a more responsive school environment.  Bottom line--homeschooling allowed me to meet my guys' needs better than the school ever did!  I hope you find a great solution for you and your child.  It's tricky to nail the right programs, but when you do, the outcomes can be fantastic!!

Precious333
by Silver Member on May. 20, 2014 at 7:09 PM

 very true!

Quoting DyslexiaParent:

Charter schools are a form of public school, so they are often not that much better at meeting special education needs.  As mom, you know your chlid really well, can provide one on one instruction and know whether your child is connecting with what you teach or not.  My guys started in public schools and we changed schools hoping things would be better at a more responsive school environment.  Bottom line--homeschooling allowed me to meet my guys' needs better than the school ever did!  I hope you find a great solution for you and your child.  It's tricky to nail the right programs, but when you do, the outcomes can be fantastic!!

 

debramommyof4
by Silver Member on May. 21, 2014 at 12:36 AM
We are with a charter as well. They luckily let us make our own curriculum if we want and I just use the funds on math and extras.

If your charter does not allow that it may not be your best bet.
JasonsMom2007
by Member on May. 21, 2014 at 12:38 AM
We use a charter too. We used a different one last year but this year we switched and are enjoying it so much more. You have an es are you with connecting waters?
Precious333
by Silver Member on May. 21, 2014 at 12:41 AM
It does and I think maybe that I need to throw a lot of the curriculum I tried out yhe window lol.

Quoting debramommyof4: We are with a charter as well. They luckily let us make our own curriculum if we want and I just use the funds on math and extras.

If your charter does not allow that it may not be your best bet.
Precious333
by Silver Member on May. 21, 2014 at 12:42 AM
We have several charters here. The one we are with gives the mpst funds, but maybe I need to connect with another.

Quoting JasonsMom2007: We use a charter too. We used a different one last year but this year we switched and are enjoying it so much more. You have an es are you with connecting waters?
debramommyof4
by Silver Member on May. 21, 2014 at 12:55 AM
That's what I am doing for next year. We are changing almost everything we aare doing for next year.

Quoting Precious333: It does and I think maybe that I need to throw a lot of the curriculum I tried out yhe window lol.

Quoting debramommyof4: We are with a charter as well. They luckily let us make our own curriculum if we want and I just use the funds on math and extras.

If your charter does not allow that it may not be your best bet.
JasonsMom2007
by Member on May. 21, 2014 at 2:36 AM
Maybe. Ours this year gives us pretty free reign but my son is very gifted and working way above his grade level. I'm not sure what it would be like if he wasn't.
He has Spd and possible autism too.

Quoting Precious333: We have several charters here. The one we are with gives the mpst funds, but maybe I need to connect with another.

Quoting JasonsMom2007: We use a charter too. We used a different one last year but this year we switched and are enjoying it so much more. You have an es are you with connecting waters?
kirbymom
by Sonja on May. 21, 2014 at 6:30 PM
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It sounds like you would benefit more from doing your own thing. I hope you find what does work next for you and your family.
KrissyKC
by Silver Member on May. 21, 2014 at 11:34 PM
I will mention another angle...

I believe you mentioned getting a job or some income in another post, right?

I have heard from other working hsing moms I know that its a thousand times harder trying to keep up with charter school activities and homework rather than just studying/learning at their families pace.
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