A Quaker Friend (from the first half of the 1980s and Multnomah Monthly Meeting in Portland, Oregon, now living on a San Juan island in the state of Washington), and mom, writes about her son in high school ...
I'm sorry it's taken me this long to write. Things are busy with helping my son with school and there were extra events with the percussion ensemble. Now our Japanese exchange student just arrived for 8 days. And I still have to finish my taxes!
I'm especially interested in how people can get an education online but still have a social group; my son actually likes going to school because he's very outgoing but the homework is hard to get through. I want the school to allow them to do self-paced learning but this seems pretty radical for some folks.
There is a high school off island that sounds much better in this regard but it would mean a total change in social group and the transportation takes a couple of hours all told what with the ferry. http://www.bigpicture.org/2008/09/highline-bp-high-school/
Tell me more about what you are doing.
Yours in the Light,
Skype and Google + group video Hangouts for small groups ...
And here's a Press Release about World University and School ... http://worlduniversityandschool.blogspot.com/2012/10/press-release-for-world-university-and.html ... and here's a presentation I gave in the second hour at San Francisco Friends' Meeting last week 17 March 2013) ... http://worlduniversityandschool.blogspot.com/2013/03/upcoming-presentation-at-san-francisco.html ... with a longer outline and an audio transcript accessible here ... http://scott-macleod.blogspot.com/2013/03/bar-headed-goose-highest-flying-birds.html.
WUaS is planning for online, MIT OCW High School-centric, International Baccalaureate diplomas (homeschooling), in English first, matriculating our first class perhaps in 2015.
With Friendly greetings,