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Hey, can I get some help?
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Hey, can I get some help?

Hey, I'm new here and I just need some help.

I'm a freshmen, and I can not stand school. my dad understands - but I'm only a freshmen and I don't know what my options are

I need to get out of here so bad, but I don't know what my options are..

Online homeschooling is expensive I heard - and he's not going to spend a bunch of money
on this. So please I'm desperate, please help me out.
12-11-2008 04:27 PM
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Re: Hey, can I get some help?

Specific Age beyond you saying "Freshman": Not Specified

State or even country you live in: Not Specified

Graphical Analysis conclusion: Insufficient Information to draw conclusion.
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Re: Hey, can I get some help?

Translation: We need more information to be able to help you.
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Whistler Wrote:Specific Age beyond you saying "Freshman": Not Specified

State or even country you live in: Not Specified

Graphical Analysis conclusion: Insufficient Information to draw conclusion.

Ah, sorry you guys I was a bit eager..

I am fifteen, I live in U.S Illinois

And what I need to know is; is there a way to get out of school at fifteen/freshmen year
and somehow get education from home at around same price? perhaps a online school that isn't super expensive and actually legit.

And what would happen if a kid was not schooled at all, how much trouble would his/her guardian get in for not supplying education.
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How's that whole governor getting arrested thing going?


Lol, hold on, I'll do some snooping.
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Re: Hey, can I get some help?

Let's get this moving...

http://www.hslda.org/laws/analysis/Illinois.pdf

http://www.isbe.state.il.us/homeschool/faq.pdf

http://www.isbe.state.il.us/homeschool/default.htm

You need Adobe Acrobat installed to read the first.

So here's what we have:

Compulsory school age is 6-17. No big deal.

Teacher Qualifications: None. Meaning, your dad doesn't need any special certification to qualify as your teacher at a home school. Good news.

Standardized Tests: Not required by statute. Bonus.

Now theoretically you can start home schooling at any time with no legal requirement to notify the local school board or state.
Quote:It is highly recommended that you give the public school a dated letter (keeping copies for your records) that states you will be withdrawing your student to place him/her in a private school. Such a letter indicates your intent to continue your student’s education and will make it less likely that the school reports your student to county officials as truant after a prolonged absence. Home-schooling organizations provide samples of this type of letter.

It is good to keep records, however fake they may be, of what you are doing and learning in case the state asks for proof from your dad.

There it is. Look at the document and your state site if something is unclear.
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If your Dad is up to it, you can easily make it happen. Enjoy.
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Yeh, seems this is one of those "pretend to be homeschooling when you're actually doing whatever you want".

Basically just dropout. :/ Do whatever you want at home. Learn whatever you want. You're dad doesn't need to jack, and it costs nothing.

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I', sorry I can't help much. Australian laws are different from US ones. Maybe look at some of the articles on this site aimed at convincing parents to let you be home schooled/drop out.
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I treasure my ignorance on the subject, so I'm just gonna say good luck!

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Re: Hey, can I get some help?

Nice info, Whistler...


So your dad understands, but would he be OK with you learning stuff on your own? That's by far the cheapest option, and probably the best too. It's just the hardest one for most people to accept as valid.

I dunno if you want to go to college or not... but if you do, you might be able to go earlier. Here's some info on that (scroll down a bit to the middle of the page).

This is always a good read as well. Smile

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