Thank you for the great information, advice, and encouragement Lee! My oldest homeschooler is in 10th grade now. She wanted to join our public school's choir her first year of high school (she has been educated at home K through present). The high school principal and guidance counselor were very accomodating. I was anxiouis about presenting a transcipt in order for them to accept her as a part-time student, but nothing has been requested. She has also participated in the school play and has the lead role in this fall's musical. This has been a great experience for her. She continues with her core curriculum classes at home.
Good job, Tammy!
It's wonderful that you found a way for her to have your supervision for most of her classes, while finding a way for her to be involved with choir!
Assistant to The HomeScholar
One way that may be helpful is to use an accredited 'umbrella' school such as NARHS. We have friends that transitioned to public school successfully using that method.
Absolutely, Michelle! Parent partnership programs come at a price though, and usually many hoops to jump through. The important thing is that your transcripts---whether "accredited" or not, have value to colleges.
Assistant to The HomeScholar
You are providing help that is LONG overdue in the homeschool community. So many of us need the information you are giving us to stand up to the false pressure at all, and I am so thankful that you are here and sharing. Thank you!
God bless you!
When I was a high school student my family moved from another country to a city in Massachusetts. Since the public high school I had gone to in another country was not 'accredited' by MA and had a completely different curriculum and grading system, my mother had a terrible time with the public school as to what grade to place me in. They had no process by which to evaluate where to place me in high school. They could not bring themselves to believe the evaluation or judgment of another system or parent.
Thank you for reminding us of this. It is SO TRUE about the Public School Administrators. They feel threatened and therefore will NOT offer services to homeschoolers. However, IF you do need Special Services, they are required by LAW to get them to you if they cannot provide the service--can be worth it or not depending on the school administrators' desire to be helpful or not. Or you just want to help in elementary schools with your homeschoolers, ask the teachers first then have them ask principal.
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