Homeschooling: A senior’s perspective, 25 March 2008, Cary News, Cary, North Carolina
Ten years ago I joined the ranks of those who are educated at home. Rather than walking to the bus stop each morning my commute involves taking a few steps from one room in my house to the room designated the â€œschool room.â€ I am now a senior in my last few months of homeschooling.
Homeschooling has allowed me to be taught by teachers from all over the country.
The flexibility of homeschooling provides students to pursue opportunities for unconventional learning. Take, for example, the way in which I studied business. When Mountain Aires, a traditional music band of which I am a member, decided to produce an album, I diverged from my usual schooling to research what we needed to legally sell our product.
Through research we learned that to sell our product we had to form a business. After this discovery I met with a business consultant, a copyright lawyer and an accountant. When we had learned the pros and cons of each type of business, the band finally voted to form a limited liability corporation.
Many people have asked me what it will be like graduating from a homeschool. My graduation experience will not differ much from that of other seniors. In a cap-and-gown ceremony hosted by a local homeschool group, I will graduate with about 20 other students from our area who have also been educated at home.