Homeschool Mom in New York seeks help - page 2

Hello All, No I am not a nurse but am a Mom homeschooling her 14 year old 9th grade daughter soon to be 15 who wants to be a nurse. New York is tough on homeschool students and frowns on them.... Read More

  1. by   missmercy
    Good for you!! Homeschooling -- for those who do it correctly is a FANTASTIC option!!

    Check with local homeschool organizations for possible inclusion in a hands -on lab program. we had a numbr of "squeamish" moms who didn't want to cut things up for science class and so we held science lab one day a week -- did A&P -- dissected frogs, cow eyes, wheep hearts, worms, and cats -- all procured through Carolina Company -- science supply place. Loved it!!

    There are alot of colleges out there that are thrilled to accept homeschool credits and taking the SATs etc can be helpful too. The heads up for HS grants is a great idea!!

    Would recommend the community college idea as well. Worked out well for us --- saved lots of money and got some great education with smaller classes, close to home and could get general ed stuff out of the way before transferring to Cedarville University -- which has a FANTASTIC BSN program!!!
    Keep up the good work!! Tell your daughter to hang in there -- nursing isn't always fun or glamorous -- but it's about the best profession in the world!! ( may be a bit biased)
  2. by   VickyRN
    My son was homeschooled and still was admitted into West Point (at age 18). His first month there, he had to take a math placement test and scored #1, better than 800 other new freshmen.
  3. by   Jrnalist2RNinOR
    Quote from VickyRN
    My son was homeschooled and still was admitted into West Point (at age 18). His first month there, he had to take a math placement test and scored #1, better than 800 other new freshmen.

    Wow, that is awesome! :hatparty:
  4. by   crankyasanoldma
    Quote from Jrnalist2RNinOR
    MOIA - sorry to burst any bubbles about social anxiety or anything like that about homeschooled children but - I was homeschooled, went out with my friends, hung out, partied and had a blast during high school....

    It has been statistically proven that homeschooled children are now doing better than their peers that are sent through the mass educational system that we are siphoning them through because they get one on one time with somebody who truly cares about their education - and guess who that might be - their parent - who better to actually take time out of their own day, sit down with their child and teach them what they know....

    Both me and my husband were homeschooled - he has a degree in computer science, I in Journalism and English...

    High school is no preparation - it has turned into a joke and a medium for meeting people and hanging out
    You area of specialty was English? You have a degree?
  5. by   SmilingBluEyes
    Quote from missmercy
    Good for you!! Homeschooling -- for those who do it correctly is a FANTASTIC option!!

    Check with local homeschool organizations for possible inclusion in a hands -on lab program. we had a numbr of "squeamish" moms who didn't want to cut things up for science class and so we held science lab one day a week -- did A&P -- dissected frogs, cow eyes, wheep hearts, worms, and cats -- all procured through Carolina Company -- science supply place. Loved it!!

    wow great idea!!!!!!!!!! thank you! Iwould LOVE to dissect things w/the kids. But NO cats; that will have to come from the local schools or something. NO my kitty is too near and dear to my heart.

    deb
  6. by   Jrnalist2RNinOR
    Quote from crankyasanoldma
    You area of specialty was English? You have a degree?

    Yeah - I call it my eleven thousand dollar piece of paper

    (though actually my specific area of specialty was - ahem, Journalism and Mass Communication, and English Writing)

    I mean, keep in mind, I dont write on these boards like I wrote on my senior papers (or as a journalist) - if I did it would be ridiculous - this is how I tend to speak, if I wrote like that all the time it would get boring after a while...and tediuous
    Last edit by Jrnalist2RNinOR on Mar 31, '04
  7. by   Brownms46
    Quote from Yeti1313LPN
    brownie-- usually kids homeschooled in NY get GED's... its like sop...
    Thanks Yeti, I didn't know that..
  8. by   moia
    WoW, apologies for getting everybody so riled up . I had no idea people were so sensitive about home schooling.

    I am in Canada and I have a child that goes to public school in a gifted program. She is well adjusted with lots of friends and manages a pretty intensive academic program. Some of her friends were homeschooled until the program was set up.
    I am really not too worried about your daughter getting into college, I imagine she will pass all of the required equivalency exams she will be required to write to prove that her homeschool program met the standard.
    I was thinking your daughter may actually enjoy being in highschool and having that experience.
    I have sincere doubts homeschool children are all academic prodigies. I imagine if done well most do as well as mainstream students.
    My personal opinion is still 2 years of highschool would be a good experience . Maybe you could just ask your daughter what she would like and let her decide. She may be happy to continue and have her curriculum geared to a nursing future and skip highschool altogether.
  9. by   nurselala33
    Quote from moia
    WoW, apologies for getting everybody so riled up . I had no idea people were so sensitive about home schooling.

    I am in Canada and I have a child that goes to public school in a gifted program. She is well adjusted with lots of friends and manages a pretty intensive academic program. Some of her friends were homeschooled until the program was set up.
    I am really not too worried about your daughter getting into college, I imagine she will pass all of the required equivalency exams she will be required to write to prove that her homeschool program met the standard.
    I was thinking your daughter may actually enjoy being in highschool and having that experience.
    I have sincere doubts homeschool children are all academic prodigies. I imagine if done well most do as well as mainstream students.
    My personal opinion is still 2 years of highschool would be a good experience . Maybe you could just ask your daughter what she would like and let her decide. She may be happy to continue and have her curriculum geared to a nursing future and skip highschool altogether.
    Hi,
    It was my daughters idea to be homeschooled. She asked us to remove her from school and be homeschool for many reasons. We had removed her from public school because of many reasons and put her into private but she wanted to work at an accelerated rate, she felt that school had a lot of wasted time, to many distractions and it seemed to take the joy out of learning for her. My daughter can go back to school it has always been her choice but she does not want too. She loves homeschooling, has many new friends and enjoys more activities now that she has more free time. She is learning more and has an interest in her own education. Next year for her language she wants to learn sign language and this would not be an option if she were in public school. I live in New York and if she wanted to go back to school she would have to go to a private or Christian school the public schools would not take her. The rule is start in 9th grade or don't bother. New York is tough on homeschoolers. Thanks again for all your replies.
  10. by   SmilingBluEyes
    Quote from moia
    WoW, apologies for getting everybody so riled up . I had no idea people were so sensitive about home schooling.

    I am in Canada and I have a child that goes to public school in a gifted program. She is well adjusted with lots of friends and manages a pretty intensive academic program. Some of her friends were homeschooled until the program was set up.
    I am really not too worried about your daughter getting into college, I imagine she will pass all of the required equivalency exams she will be required to write to prove that her homeschool program met the standard.
    I was thinking your daughter may actually enjoy being in highschool and having that experience.
    I have sincere doubts homeschool children are all academic prodigies. I imagine if done well most do as well as mainstream students.
    My personal opinion is still 2 years of highschool would be a good experience . Maybe you could just ask your daughter what she would like and let her decide. She may be happy to continue and have her curriculum geared to a nursing future and skip highschool altogether.
    2 years of high school in the WRONG environment can do much more damage than good. Lucky you, you have access to a great school, not so for many of us. Not everyone can afford private academies, either. And around here, they have waiting lists for the good ones. So, we do the best we can with what we have when we live in an under-served or poor district. I think the OP's daughter sounds incredibly mature and knows what she wants, and her choice is sound. Where I live, highschool is a joke, too, even dangerous ....there we 2 rapes last year ON SCHOOL GROUNDS during school hours! Can you imagine? Would you put YOUR kid in an environment like that? I know I cannot. So, no, it's not always wise or feasible to send kids to school in certain districts.

    Again, you are fortunate to have a good, safe and sound program near you. Those of who don't have this advantage, do our best in finding alternative ways to educate our kids. All of us want the best for our kids whether they school publically, privately or at home. Some of us are fortunate to find alternatives that work for us.

    Take care!
  11. by   paacollins
    I have a GED and it doesn't say anything other than High School Diploma. Mine is from the state of Florida so I don't know if other states actually use the term GED on their diplomas or not. That being said, I have attended 5 colleges so far (one community and 4 universities (3 undergrad and one graduate program) and not one facility asked whether I possessed a traditional diploma or not. I am a high school graduate and passed the ACT and that is all they cared about.

    I was not homeschooled (often wish I had been) but I am now homeschooling my oldest dd and will do the same with my youngest God willing. I am not the least bit concerned whether they will get into college or not because they will have an excellent education and should have no problem passing college entrance exams with flying colors. As more and more people turn to homeschooling, I believe more and more colleges will care less about where the diploma came from. I've recently read about Harvard accepting homeschoolers. And, like I pointed out, not one college has asked where I went to high school. They see I have a diploma and they never ask where it came from.

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