Every homeschooling mom asks herself all the time, "Am I doing enough"? Every year We pray and evaluate where the kids are, their likes and dislikes, our goals for them, etc. I always fret whether I have done enough. I think I can finally breath a sigh of relief.
We sent our oldest daughter to the local PS Highschool for her Junior year. She had taken a wide variety of classes. She has a great love of learning. But would all that translate into a box public schools make you fit into? Yes! Yes it did! She did fantastically! She took advanced classes. She took AP English Languange, Trig/Analytic Geometry, Honors Chemistry, and Dual Enrolled at the local State College and took Childhood Development. She ended the year with a 3.7 GPA unweighted.
There were some disappointing things that occurred. 3 Chemistry teachers in one year (that effected her grade a little), a Spanish class that was a waste of time (teacher didn't control the class. My daughter learned more from her Spanish speaking father than the teacher) and lunch was terrible (locked in the cafeteria and no momma's cookin'). However, there were some nice things as well. She was on the Golden Quill and had some stories published in a book, met some great people, and attended a Drama class she loved.
She has enjoyed drama/theater in the homeschooling community. I think she had more friends when she was at home than she had actually attending the local PS. I was completely frustrated with all the Chemistry teachers. Each time she had to acclimate to that teacher's teaching style. It was not a good experience. Not to mention they didn't do a lot of labs.
Next year we are looking at sending her to the local State College for her Senior year. We are confident that she can definitely handle the work load. She will be able to take 3 classes a semester and the state pays for it. We haven't made up our minds for sure. But it is what I'm leaning towards. She isn't sure yet. We'll keep praying.