What are good online highschool or homeschool curriculums that I can start over summer and graduate early?
For the record, I live in California; I know state standards have an effect on a question like this. Also, if you're not planning on directly answering the question, please read the long version before commenting. Short Version: I would like to be able to graduate a year early - I'm currently a sophomore going to the closest public high school, but as soon as I get let out for summer I'm hoping to be able to start right away and be done with highschool by the end of the school year, if not by the end of the actual year (~Late December 2013). What are some (preferably faster/easier, I do a ton outside of school) options? Whether it’s college prep or not doesn't matter. Long Version: I'm a sophomore student a year older than my grade who doesn't get along with the people my age. I currently go to the local public highschool, but plan on transferring out to some form of online or homeschool system at the end of the year. That’s what I need help with picking. At my school, everyone is extremely immature and stupid, and no one seems to think things through before they do them. But ironically, by definition, I'm a poor student - I don't turn in all my work, I have a horrid time focusing, and it feels like the lessons being taught should last five minutes, but are stretched out to last an hour. I’ve thought about taking honors classes, but practically all of people I know who do spend the majority of their time doing homework. That honestly wouldn't work for me because of how much I do outside of school - I currently hold an internship at an IT (industrial data continuity and disaster recovery, specifically) company, and I’m the local music/recording guru (along with computer and other media gigs/jobs I’m given). Because music and tech are the two things I would like to base my career(s) in, I figure those are more important because I’m learning skills that I can use for the rest of my life as opposed to random information that I’ll forget less than a year after I graduate. I don’t plan on going to college (at least not right away, but I’m not completely ruling out the option). I have a buddy I plan on moving up to Nashville with and opening a recording studio once I get out of highschool - I know, in the long run, the odds of it working out are almost none, but I figure it’s an adventure. And anyway, in the music business it’s not about education, it’s about who you know (and sometimes your talent). My plan B would be to go into some field of the computer/tech industry (assuming music didn’t work out). The same person who got me the internship I work now has told me that he’d be glad to help me out, and that he’d hire me without a second thought wherever he’s working. One of the things we talked about was how, in that industry, it’s all about experience because when you go to college to learn the same thing, you’re learning things that are a year or two (if you’re lucky) behind what’s actually out there. So neither my plan A nor plan B require a college degree, which is why that isn’t a huge priority to me. Ever since 2nd grade I’ve had a horrible time learning in a classroom environment (as of 4th grade it was psychologist proved, haha no joke). I’ve always learned better at a faster pace (helps keep my attention), and I’ve always learned best teaching myself things. I’ve taught myself how to sing, play guitar, piano, drums and bass, do all the music production I do, build, fix (and break, haha) computers and other electronic equipment. I feel like it would be awesome to do school at home where I can pace myself as well as teach myself the content. I talked to my academic counselor about independent studies, but because of the way our school system is set up only people with physical medical conditions can be a part of that program. These are only a small portion of the reasons why online schooling (or some form of homeschooling) appeals to me. So, that being said, what are some faster paced/easy online schools or homeschool curriculums that I could graduate from by the end of next school year, if not ~December 2013?
Asked By: Matt - 11/26/2012
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You are correct in your opening statement: Where you live plays an enormous role in what you can and cannot do. You need be absolutely sure you are meeting all laws for your state. I am not a lawyer and not a resident of California, so I can't advise you there. This link may help you get started: http://www.... More
Answered By: Jennifer - 11/27/2012
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Jennifer gave you stellar advice. I would add that you might visit Let's Homeschool High School's site. They have tons of great articles and information that you might be able to use. They also offer a student forum.
Answered By: Jackie - 11/28/2012
In addition to the info Jennifer gave you, you might want to look at colleges in your area that offer options for online joint enrollment courses. We have used Marshall University's Online College Classes for High School Students as well as Georgia Perimeter College Online. There are several colleges that offer... More
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Answered By: William - 11/27/2013
Jennifer answers.ur question But simply I would just tell you go on FLVS.net and you can find some classes like english AP and Honor and also regular courses
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