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Is this possible?


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Posted Mar 14, 2001 at 12:00:01 AM
Subject: Is this possible?

Our son is presently in his sophomore year in high school. We are thinking seriously of pulling him out at the end of the school year and letting him finish his high school through distance learning (correspondence or on-line). My only concern is the social aspect of doing this. This year he has made a small group of friends that he enjoys being around during school as well as talking on the phone and occasionally seeing on the weekends. How strong the bonds are now I don't know, but I would hate to see these friendships go by the way side because my son wasn't in school next year. Does anyone know if you can have a child partially enrolled in a high school to take a PE class, an art class, etc. but do their academics at home or, in our case, by correspondence? For us, this would be a perfect situation. Any feedback would be appreciated. Thanks.

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Posted:Mar 14, 2001 12:00:01 AM

It depends on which state you are in. Minnesota allows this, but many states don't have a provision for it. Your best bet is to call one of your state homeschooling organizations and ask them, or call whatever state department oversees education and ask them about it.Mary: Our son is presently in his sophomore year in high school. We are
: thinking seriously of pulling him out at the end of the school
: year and letting him finish his high school through distance
: learning (correspondence or on-line). My only concern is the
: social aspect of doing this. This year he has made a small group
: of friends that he enjoys being around during school as well as
: talking on the phone and occasionally seeing on the weekends. How
: strong the bonds are now I don't know, but I would hate to see
: these friendships go by the way side because my son wasn't in
: school next year. Does anyone know if you can have a child
: partially enrolled in a high school to take a PE class, an art
: class, etc. but do their academics at home or, in our case, by
: correspondence? For us, this would be a perfect situation. Any
: feedback would be appreciated. Thanks.

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Anonymous
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Posted:Mar 14, 2001 12:00:01 AM

: Depends on the district. My local school district does allow home schoolers to participate in extra curricular activities at the school and by state law home schoolers are allowed to participate in any academic subjects at school they choose to.Call your state department of education or get in touch with homeschoolers in your area. Call your district or the home schooling families to find out district policies on extra curricular activities.Good luck.Our son is presently in his sophomore year in high school. We are
: thinking seriously of pulling him out at the end of the school
: year and letting him finish his high school through distance
: learning (correspondence or on-line). My only concern is the
: social aspect of doing this. This year he has made a small group
: of friends that he enjoys being around during school as well as
: talking on the phone and occasionally seeing on the weekends. How
: strong the bonds are now I don't know, but I would hate to see
: these friendships go by the way side because my son wasn't in
: school next year. Does anyone know if you can have a child
: partially enrolled in a high school to take a PE class, an art
: class, etc. but do their academics at home or, in our case, by
: correspondence? For us, this would be a perfect situation. Any
: feedback would be appreciated. Thanks.

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