Homeschooling: advantages and disadvantages?

I’m going to ask my parents to let me take up an online course for the next year.
I’ll be in my 9th grade. I’m thinking about all the pros and also the cons to be able to convince them.
There is the counterclaim that is concerned with the problem of socializing (although I’m pretty certain it’s a stereotype), but what else?
Can you tell me about some advantages and disadvantages of homeschooling? Pros and cons? Thank you very mich!

6 Answers

  1. Homeschooling a flexible type of education that is customized and more convenient than the traditional one.
    No surprise it’s becoming more and more popular in the US and all over the world.

    Geya Geya Answered
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  2. There are ways of overcoming this counterclaim. Like, courses and interest groups to catch up on socials skills and stuff like that.
    I don’t think homeschooling has serious cons

    Yesyoucan Yesyoucan Answered
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  3. I think homescholing is perfect. My daughter is enrolled in K12, its is not quite an online course but a school, a public one, so it’s free of charge.
    They provide you with everything, even a loan computer and there is the stipend to pay for the internet. You have more time to do the work, but it actually takes up much less time!
    My girl spends about 2-3 hours a day and then she can go out with the friends, so she is not locked up. She can socialize, so you’re right, it’s a stereotype that you won’t get social skills if you’re not in a regular school.
    There are plenty of different schools like this one. Check it out with your parents, I’m sure you’ll find something you’ll like 🙂
    Good luck!

    ElenaG ElenaG Answered
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  4. You are either homeschooling or enrolling in an online school (both public and private, you have to pay for private school education – or, rather, your parents have to).
    These are very different types of education, and you need to decide which one you want.
    With online courses, you’ll be studying the way you study in a regular school (with lectures, assignments, deadlines, etc), but with homeschooling, your parent provides you with the education (books, tutors, etc). The parents will also have to provide acceptable education that corresponds to governmental standards. It may be not easy and not cheap.
    Take your pick first and then think of the advantages/disadvantages.

    Anen Anen Answered
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  5. Advantages: you decide when to work, no one distracts you, you can study even if you are ill.
    Disadvantages: there is less interaction with your peers, and it will lead to troubles in future; it is lonely to always be on your own; no one controls you, so you can get lazy.
    I homeschooling is a bad idea.

    X5 Lucky X5 Lucky Answered
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  6. HOMESCHOOLING AND ONLINE COURSES IS NOT THE SAME THING PEOPLE!
    WHEN WILL YOU LEARN THAT!
    And online courses have MANY disadvantages. You need to be motivated and hard-working or you will stop studying, you will have problems with the software and the internet, you won’t have teachers always there to help you.
    Online schools have a very bad reputation, students always drop out and their skills are not good.

    Katie Katie Answered
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