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I Started An Online Home School Program, But I Feel Like I Made A Big Mistake?

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I was in four AP classes and now I'm in none on this home school thing because they don't offer any. I feel like this isn't as good as a real high school. It's fully accredited and all, but I don't know. I feel guilty. My parents already payed $1000 for it, and they can't get a refund. What do I do!?!?

5 comments to I Started An Online Home School Program, But I Feel Like I Made A Big Mistake?

  • Vins

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  • Pamela

    I’d finish out the year on the computer. Any chance of taking a college course this year? That way, you’ll be challenged, but also not wasting your parents money.
    You sound like a very smart, mature individual. This year of homeschool isn’t going to set you back at all.

  • ozboz48

    No one needs to take AP classes in order to take the AP test. Many kids don’t.
    Here’s more info: http://www.home-school.com/Articles/phs3…
    Even better than taking an AP course, just register for some classes at your local community college. You can skip the AP tests altogether and just get college credits. That’s what many homeschool students do.
    All the best.

  • prismcat

    The point of taking AP classes is for the college credit – as a homeschooler you have other options: enroll at your local community college as a dual enrollment student. You take the actual classes at the college and earn credit for both high school AND college, killing two birds with one stone. Another option is to look into CLEP testing – study on your own then pay less than $100 to take the test, no actual class involved. It’s a pass/fail test with no grade attached, but you get the full credit if you pass. Many colleges will accept up to 30 credits from just the CLEP tests alone. You may or may not have to actually be an enrolled student at the college to do that, but it’s certainly worth looking into if you are a motivated, discplined individual. You can combine those two methods and be waaayyy ahead of the game.
    And bullocks to anyone who tells you to go back to “real” school. You can finish your high school education AND start earning those college credits in half the time it would normally take. You could graduate from high school and go straight into your sophmore year in college, I’ve known several homeschoolers to do that. You just need to do some research and talk to the folks at your local college. Best of luck to you.

  • Nicole

    See if you can dual enroll in a community college to take your AP classes.

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