Now on to making sure his portfolio is in order and get that sent in for review. >.< Chances are I will have to pay a late fee but that’s okay I feel it’s worth it. I’m still worried about the portfolio even though the homeschool ministry for our state keeps telling all the parents that as long as our children do the work and we put at least the minimum number of samples in the portfolio for each subject and each quarter, we will be fine. Worry is what I do, especially since this is our first year homeschooling.
I joined the National Home School Legal Association for the year so that I’ll have assistance with assembling his high school transcript as we go. It’s $100 each year for full legal assistance with all things homeschool related. My primary concern is making sure he has an actual high school diploma when he is done rather than a GED. These guys now how that’s done.
Since my oldest wants to continue to homeschool we have discussed the pros and cons of homeschooling year round to increase scheduling flexibility given the nature of our family’s medical needs. If someone goes into crisis like Little Bear had this past school year we will have more scheduling options if we homeschool year round. However, homeschooling year round means vacation times would be different than the boys that are still in public school. Although, I have always sort of homeschooled my middle son on the side along with his public school. There is no reason why I can’t just homeschool them all along side public school and make the summer time fun learning projects for all of them. This way my oldest still gets his homeschooling and the boys don’t notice anything different. But then again after the year we just had, we could all use the break too.
Maybe I should speak to my son’s therapist on this one. I don’t want to burn ourselves out, but we really could use the flexibility too.