Hi, I think I may have joined this group a few years ago when I was homeschooling my son, I home schooled for most of 5th and all of his 6th grade years. During that time I swear I tried just about everything out there, on line school, box curriculum, picking and choosing curriculum, doing our own thing, etc. My son asked to go back to school last year for 7th grade, so we moved to a better district and he started 7th grade there with his cousin (who is 3 day younger). Much to my surprise he did fairly well, he will be doing 8th grade at PS this year, as they have a big trip the end of the year to Washington DC/New York and it will more than likely be the only trip like that he gets to take, as I'm not a traveller nor will I step on a plane!
My son asked me back in April or May if we could home school for high school, I said yes, I really didn't want to send him to the high school here anyways too large, (over 1,500 students). So I have been looking at different styles of homeschooling again. I keep coming back to unschooling, or almost unschooling if there is such a thing, due to my son having ADHD/high functioning autism he is a very visual/hnds on learner so I keep thinking this method of homeschooing may work best for him.
Last year my son took a photography class and loved it, now he wants to be a photographer, (he's getting a camera for his birthday next month), but he also wants to be a engineer, or a Lego Master Builder, (don't ask)! Would I just go with those interest and let him pursure those things. Right now he is also into the different WW planes that he will look up on the computer, or go check out books at the library look through them, then take his Lego's and build different planes.
So would I just let him do stuff like this if we were to pursure this type of schooling for high school or what. I am not too worried about him going to college right now, one minute he want to go, the other he is never going, I am good with it either way, as long as he is happy. Also how do you handled people, (my mom, brothers, ex husband), saying he is not learning anything and what do you say to someone like that. Sorry this is long, but I am just trying to figure this out before he starts highschool next year. Thank you.