Other schooling options for grades 11 and 12?

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Other schooling options for grades 11 and 12?
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Mon, 05-09-2011 - 9:52pm

I can't believe I have to think about this, but my 10th grade daughter hates school. She has gone from being interested, engaged and curious to being completed burned out, ground down and absolutely sick of it. She hates all the testing, the busy work, the pressure to live up to what is expected of her. Yes, she is in therapy, no, she's not on drugs (but on meds for depression),

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Mon, 05-09-2011 - 11:23pm

Couple thoughts.

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Tue, 05-10-2011 - 8:52am

I am sorry to hear about your daughter's struggles.

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Tue, 05-10-2011 - 10:31am

I am thinking that this is really related to the depression also when you talk about it being "meaningless" and that she can't take the pressure.

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Tue, 05-10-2011 - 9:14pm

Wow. Not sure what to make of your post. I regret giving the impression that my daughter is spoiled, arrogant, and thinks she's above it all. This is not the case at all.

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Tue, 05-10-2011 - 9:28pm

Thank you for your insightful post. Yes, she does have several adult mentors. I spoke to one of them, who suggested that she apply to a college in western Mass that accepts students after two years of high school. I've also looked up the homeschool rules here and they are somewhat complicated, but I know a number of homeschoolers, so I think they'll be able to help me figure this out if that's what she chooses. My gut feeling is that she should stay, if possible. (We are looking at a possible move, so that might help.)

It's funny that you should mention museums. She was just offered an internship today working for the director of exhibits

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Tue, 05-10-2011 - 9:38pm

Thank you. No, I don't pressure her overtly, but I do think that being the product of two well-educated parents who value education can create its own pressure. That's unavoidable. But we've never told her she had to make straight As. If anything, I am more likely to tell her to just blow off the French worksheet and go to bed.

Depression can make you feel that life is meaningless, but she has greatly improved on the meds. I really think there is a disconnect between her and this particular school.

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Wed, 05-11-2011 - 12:36am

Regardless of the type of school district,

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Wed, 05-11-2011 - 2:24am

Most people would feel that a high achieving school, that successfully prepares a child to be accepted by, and do well in, colleges like

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Wed, 05-11-2011 - 7:32am

What a great opportunity at the museum.

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Wed, 05-11-2011 - 3:45pm

I'm thinking you need a bit more context to really get what the issues are here, but I don't feel the need to defend my kid. I was asking for some options for a child who loves everything in her life (church, friends, family, piano, track, and now,the chance for

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