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How do I get homeschooled?
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How do I get homeschooled?

I don't get it, Somebody help, I want to look into unschooling and homeschooling can someone explain how it works and how to get my high school diploma and everything if I do? Cuckoo

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I don't know much myself, but this page looks useful.

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Thanks, Great information.

This site is so addictive BTW, I love you for making it Razz lol

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Wheeee! Hug

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Ok, I understand it a Little but better but... Where do I get the IHip and where do I send it to?

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You could always read The Teenage Liberation Handbook.

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Awsom!, I think I'm going to buy it. Thanks.

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i dont know that much about all the leagle stuff, but apperantly, your parents are alowed to as long as they had a few years of colledge of something, but basically you dont have to hire anyone if your parent is willing, and if you do hire someone, then they just teach you i guess, i really dont know all that much about it, my mom is taking care of it for me, but it seems pretty simple

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Quick question that seemed appropriate for this thread:

If a person were to be unschooled in the US, how would this person go about getting, for lack of a better word, "certified" for a job/career?
Would their only choice be the GED and then maybe some college, or are there other options?
I've been googling this stuff for about an hour and I can't find anything about it. Just some guy who took the GED after he was unschooled. I'm so confused.
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Atomic, often the first step is to get a GED, which is what I did after dropping out of high school. The specific rules for getting the GED and for homeschooling/unschooling (not attending regular school) also vary by state (or country). Your parents don't necessarily need any qualifications, and if they are supportive, you could potentially design your own course of study and basically learn on your own.

For the US at least, the Home School Legal Defense Association has a lot of information for each state: http://www.hslda.org/laws/default.asp

Eidolon, aside from the GED and maybe some college or completing college, some areas of work have certification exams you can take. For example, in computers, there's a certification called A+, and Microsoft has certifications called MCSE and so on. Other than that... mostly what I've done (with a GED and about a year and a half of college) has been to start out at a low level with small companies, demonstrate my abilities, get recognized, and eventually do more advanced work. But that requires finding sympathetic companies. Another approach, which I'm really interested in (but I haven't really pursued) is somehow working independently and getting hired for jobs based on a portfolio and/or recommendations and worth of mouth.

A lot of it depends on the area you want to work in, and your abilities and interests, and the opportunities available where you live or where you're willing to move. I'm in NYC now, and on one hand it's hard because there are so many people with degrees (and so many people looking for jobs in general), but I'm also finding more opportunities now that I've met more people who need help with tech stuff.

Let's keep this discussion going, because these are important questions for anyone who is going to do something other than the traditional school->college->job track. Smile
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I've also added most of the info in this thread to this page. Smile

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Thank you both so much.
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Eidolon Wrote:Quick question that seemed appropriate for this thread:

If a person were to be unschooled in the US, how would this person go about getting, for lack of a better word, "certified" for a job/career?
Would their only choice be the GED and then maybe some college, or are there other options?
I've been googling this stuff for about an hour and I can't find anything about it. Just some guy who took the GED after he was unschooled. I'm so confused.

http://www.homeschool.com/advisors/McKee/default.aspTry this site or try Sandra Dodd's Unschooling.

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