Today, I wanted to talk about being home-schooled. I know a lot of you are home-schooled and I wanted to talk about something I think we can all relate to: questions you get from people who don't understand home-school.
- Will you be able to function in the real world?
- What about social skills?
- How does graduation work for you? Do you get a diploma?
- Do you graduate with a group of students?
I have answers to all these lovely questions. Yes, I will function just fine in the real world. I may be shy and introverted, but there are a lot of public school kids who are shy and introverted as well. What's their excuse?
I can be very social, actually, once I warm up to people. Even though I'm introverted, I talk a lot. If I know you well enough, I'll talk forever. There is no shutting me up. I just have to warm up to people and I typically take a little time to do so.
Graduation for every home-school student is different. For me, we're going to add up my total points for every grade and order my diploma. We have to add up the points because a certain number equals an honors diploma. The diploma I'm getting comes with a cap and gown and a diploma case. We plan to take pictures at places around where I live and my mom and I are going to go shopping for a dress because, despite me being girly, I typically live in jean shorts or yoga pants. So yes, I do get a diploma. However, I know some home-school kids who didn't because their family agreed it wasn't necessary. It's different for everyone.
I will not be graduating with a bunch of students. I was not part of a co-op. We joined a co-op when I was younger, but didn't know it was geared toward older students about to graduate. At the time, I was far from graduation, so it wasn't really a fun co-op. We never joined another one, but I don't feel like I missed out on that. I'm sure co-ops are fun, but like I said, every student is different. That's what's so awesome about home-school. It's tailored to the student and not the other way around.
So tell me in the comments below if you've ever been asked any questions like this. What are the worst questions anyone has asked you because you're home-schooled.
God bless y'all.😁
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