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    We've decided that instead of putting them in the public school (for a lot of reasons) or having me work in order to pay tuition, we are going to cyber school the kids. We were planning to cyber school the three youngest anyway. There is a supplemental/enrichment program 5 days a week for k-4 though first grade. Thomas was in it last year and loved it. So we plan to do that for all three (K-4 for Cherish, K-5 for Thomas, and 1st for Isaiah). Since we're doing that anyway, we figured it would be easier to just cyber school the older two boys as well. Now I have to decide whether to use the K-12 curriculum and teach them myself or enroll them in the "virtual classroom" where they will have regularly scheduled classes online with regular teachers. Both have their pros and cons. Anyone have an opinion?

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    i have no input, but i'm fascinated to hear others experience with this.......i just learned about cyber-schooling........i don't know why i'm so shocked by it, but i am...LOL!!!!!!! shocked in a good way!!!!
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    The only thing I'm worried about really is that the boys are currently in band, so I have to figure out how to get them continuing trombone & drum lessons. There's a drum store in town that does private lessons, and I have a friend who knows a well-known jazz trombonist, so we can do private lessons if nothing else. I'd prefer to have them in a band or jazz ensemble if possible, though.

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    DS Isaiah, 8 ......... DS Thomas, 7

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    William, 14 weeks, 4/11/12

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    Never heard of it! I am intrigued!
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    Quote Originally Posted by 2sonsplus1 View Post
    The only thing I'm worried about really is that the boys are currently in band, so I have to figure out how to get them continuing trombone & drum lessons. There's a drum store in town that does private lessons, and I have a friend who knows a well-known jazz trombonist, so we can do private lessons if nothing else. I'd prefer to have them in a band or jazz ensemble if possible, though.
    Will the school allow the boys to enroll in band still? Just take them for band and then pick them up? I know around here, you can homeschool and still have the kids in band, and participate on the sports teams. I'd call the school and see what they say
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    Quote Originally Posted by viiolet View Post
    Will the school allow the boys to enroll in band still? Just take them for band and then pick them up? I know around here, you can homeschool and still have the kids in band, and participate on the sports teams. I'd call the school and see what they say
    I'm going to check with the local school about putting them in band.

    Deb ................. DH Norm
    DS Caleb, 13 ...... DS Patrick, 12
    DS Isaiah, 8 ......... DS Thomas, 7

    DD Cherish, 6....... DD Emily, 7\18\13 ....... Ripple, 17
    William, 14 weeks, 4/11/12

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    It is a great idea and I wish I had the ability to do that as well. My older ds plays the euphonium. He really enjoys it and wants to join a junior symphony here. Is there something like that where you are?
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    If it's through the school district I'd definitely ask. My cousin has a husband who travels a lot for work and they had her daughter in a 'charter' school through the district and I know she had said she could sign her up for some things through the district. I'm not sure if it was limited in any way but it's definitely worth asking.
    I think this would be the route I'd take if we chose to 'homeschool' our kids. I'm not quite so confident I could do it myself especially all the different ages plus all the curriculum costs. I haven't looked into it for our district yet, but if I ever felt like the kids would be better off at home I'd do it in a heartbeat.
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    Here in California, all homeschool has to go through the school district and there are mandatory socialization activities done through the school as part of enrichment. Hopefully this will be the case with you and kids can find band activities easily.
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    Definitely check with your school district. Ours will let homeschooled kids take band, choir and the fine arts and speech therapy if your child needs it.
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