Wednesday, August 23, 2006

Partial Homeschooling Update

Getting Wolfie and Xavier allowed to take orchestra and band at the middle school is a no-go. "District policy precludes middle school students taking classes," not to mention the fact that while the state policy explicitly allows homeschooled students to take classes at the high school level, virtual school students apparently don't count as homeschooled because they're public charter students. Or something like that. It's hard to get a straight answer from the Department of Education. So, if we felt like appealing the policy to the Superintendant, we could. I just don't know if I'm up for another fight.

Klaus, on the other hand, had no problem applying to take two classes at the local high school and after a long wait, we finally heard today that his application has been approved. He'll be taking AP Modern European History and Japanese I at the high school. The good news is the classes are consecutive hours. The bad news? They start at 7:30 am.

We'd file that under "the price you pay for not taking everything online" except that it means that Mom has to be up in time to drive him to and from school. Bleah.

It's probably a good thing, though. It's very hard to drag yourself out of bed in the morning when school will wait for you. This way he'll be up early and in an educational state of mind to get his online classes done before lunch, like Dad the Morning Person wants him to.


Anonymous said...

I understand your early morning woes! First bell is at 7:25 for my child who is taking just one class at the high school.

The Princess Mom said...

Oh dear. Makes you really want to push getting that driver's license, doesn't it?

I think they may do that to the part-time students on purpose. Klaus told me that his friend, a full-timer who is taking the same classes, has AP Euro second hour and Japanese I third hour. Granted it's only forty-five minutes later, but still...