Let me start off with Greetings: Hiya!
My name is Kimm Cing and I am currently 14 years old. I have finished 8th grade and Starting 9th in August but I’m going to be home schooled because my mom is going to travel around allot and also because I’m tired of School Drama and Idiotic people who seem to have no life whatsoever. And so I’m wondering if It would be a good idea to be home schooled till college:
1) Will I be able to finish school earlier than others?
2) Will I gain more knowledge than in a high school?
3) Can I Study Abroad if I’m home schooled?
4) Will I have a better chance of being successful in the future?
Please answer with as much knowledge as you have about home schooling and If by any chance you have or are being home schooled please tell me about your experience and how you feel about it.
~Thank you~ ^^
Thank you Chloe for you answer! ^^
Thank you! Mackenzie for your well explained answer.
And what I meant about the ‘study abroad’ is that I want to do that Student Exchange Program in 11th grade so I can visit Japan. And I do not know whether they accept home schoolers to join such a program.
1) Maybe. Depends on how you go about it. There’s a lot less wasted time in homeschooling and can be less busywork (depending on how you go about it). Mary Pride has a huge introductory homeschooling book "Mary Pride’s Complete Guide to Getting Started in Homeschooling" that has a section on "accelerated learning" giving useful information on how to speed up your schooling through homeschooling that you might find useful–look for it at your local library.
2) Probably. If you are working on your own, you’ll likely learn more. You’ll likely read more and remember it better if you aren’t learning it just for tests–as people usually do in schools. But only you can say for sure as everyone is different.
3) Yes. I’ve known of homeschoolers who’ve gone abroad to study. Some through student exchange programs (those aren’t usually set up by schools, but instead by parents through private organizations, so the school has nothing to do with it). Some just go to a foreign country, having made living arrangements, and just go to the local schools. Some travel with family. There are lots of ways to travel as a homeschooler if you’d like and have the resources.
4) Probably. Schools train people well to be factory workers, docile workers in a big company, etc.; to be people who don’t ask a lot of questions, don’t make too many waves, etc. Homeschoolers tend to have a more independent outlook and are more likely to become an entrepeneur running their own business or be a go-getter who moves up the chain to a bigger role in a company–or so I’ve been told and it makes sense to me once you study the history of modern schools.
You might want to read "And What About College? How homeschooling leads to admissions to the best colleges and universities" by Cafi Cohen.