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[–] grandmacaesar 0 points 2 points (+2|-0) ago  (edited ago)

Single father checking in. I homeschooled my two youngest through the 8th grade with the K12 curriculum. I had to out of necessity, as the school system where we lived ranked in the bottom 5% of the state. Many states view K12 as a Title 1 school, same as a brick-and-mortar schoolhouse. I received boxes of books, art supplies, music supplies, items for math and science labs, lots more all free. There are online classes with teachers and other students in the virtual classroom. I was considered a "learning coach". The children sat on my lap daily and we all learned together. K12 even has religion squeezed in, in the History classes. It's like, "Some people believe in evolution, some people believe in intelligent design. The ones who believe in intelligent design believe that In the beginning God..." and then they present Judeo-Christianity. They also give some time to the world's other major religions---islam, buddhism, hinduism---and this is in the 1st and 2nd grades. (I never was taught these things in school!) And the teachers line out field trips where the kids can meet and greet. Parents are encouraged to set up field trips with other K12 students in the area as well.

The kids can go through the curriculum at their own speed. My youngest completed 4th and 5th grade in one school year. And having the kids right there in the room with me as they were schooled allowed me to interject when we ran into questionable content (such as what really happened on 9/11).

When the children were in the 8th and 9th grades, we moved to where the school was ranked in the top 10%, so I enrolled them. My kids have the highest GPAs in their grades. And there have been absolutely zero social problems. They take advanced classes, are involved with school leadership, and are very active in the high school band.

We had a blast, and I would gladly do it all over again. Find it here: