28 Jun, 2021 11:40 AM

i have never gone to public school?

i have been home schooled all my life i might go to public school i am going into 8th grade half of me wants to go to public school half of me does not if i do go i am afraid i will do something wrong or get like all Fs i dont know what to do please help me i have to know soon

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28 Jun, 2021 11:41 AM

I was homeschooled until 6th grade, and loved it and felt the same way about going to school.  I wanted to see what it was like but was also nervous.  When I started going, I really liked it.  I had a really good sense of myself from all those years spent mostly with my family, and this translated into a lot of confidence in school and friendships.  There are skills, like certain types of organization, that it will take a while for your brain to develop, but your homeschool has most likely prepared you excellently by academic standards.  

I say go with what you really desire, and it will turn out well.  If you're not ready for public school this year, you may want to start next year.  But I think that you will eventually want to attend public school just for the opportunities it presents - and how exciting it is!

28 Jun, 2021 11:41 AM

Are you the one deciding if you're going or not?

There is no right or wrong answer here that other people can provide you. If you want to go to school for the right reasons, just consider it a big adventure and learn as much as you can. I don't mean book learning only. Study the people around you, the teachers, get to know how it all works.

EVERYBODY does something wrong at some point. There's no escaping it. So accept that you may goof at some point but know that everybody else around you has goofed and will goof again. If there are idiot teens there who are going to make a big deal of it, just remember that it's their problem and not yours. They're unable to deal with their own mistakes and make fun of others.

Know that school is set up for you to study such and such a thing at such and such a time and you have to ask for permission to go to the bathroom and you'd better not forget anything in your locker and you have to stick to the deadlines set by teachers and manage your time well and you have to do stupid assignments a lot of the time and there will be cliques and very likely all kinds of attitudes about what you should be wearing in terms of clothes and what music and tv shows and all that you should like. To stay yourself it might mean being on the outside of the main crowd. There will be others, though, who don't buy all that cr*p and if you can find them, you'll be fine.

Are you prepared for the potential social cr*p at school? Are you prepared for the structure of the classes? Are you prepared to spend your days in class and then a couple of hours (or more) of homework each night? If the reason you want to go to school outweighs all of this, then go for it.

Don't listen to all the people who are negating your homeschool experience. Your homeschooling has prepared you far better to remain yourself than all the years of public school for those who are there. You are probably more self-motivated than 95% of the kids in school. You have not been sheltered--you have lived a different type of life. Most homeschooled kids who go to school in jr. high and high school do just fine and if it's what you decide to do, have faith that it will all work out.

One more thing--it's normal to be totally nervous about something like this! It's like exploring an unknown country--you don't know what to expect, especially since every school is different, and while there's excitement, there's nervousness too.

Another one more thing--if you can homeschool just another year, it would probably even be better. Kids in grade 8 can be brutal, but things tend to calm down in grade 9.

28 Jun, 2021 11:41 AM

I went to public school my whole life and am now a teacher.  My suggestion is to jump right in.  Start making friends, and talk to the teachers....privately at first.  Let them know about your nervousness and about your homeschool experience, that way they know where you are coming from.  To be honest, you may not do well right away as it's going to be a big change, both socially and academically.  The teachers will expect a lot out of you and you will now have to work at their pace, not yours or a parent's.  Ask questions, and if you are shy about asking a question, wait until after class or try to meet with your teacher after school.  Most teachers will be understanding and will try to get you caught up.  Just be open to the experience and you should be fine.  Don't compare it to homeschooling because it will be different.  Good luck.

28 Jun, 2021 11:42 AM

Getting a variety of life experiences can be scary but beneficial. 

You will find a group of like-minded students, so just be yourself and don't worry about making mistakes. The worrying can make you seem insecure when you want to exude confidence.

Teachers usually give out As and Bs these days, so I wouldn't worry about Fs. They are probably reserved for students who behave very badly. My son's dad's stepdaughter got suspended for being in possession of drugs at school. She didn't work hard and she had a B average. 

If you are unhappy you can always go back to homeschooling, but it is probably better to get used to a public school now than later.

28 Jun, 2021 11:42 AM

really? well back in my country I went to a private school. But sice I came to a public school (am in canada) i don't find it difficult to make friends. I don't usually make stupid things or wrong, but the only difference is the way of teaching. U really don't have to worry. I would say u should definetly give public skul a chance, and if u have a friendly n attractive personality it helps by the way. The best way to learn is when u have friends around you n besides it's way funnier!!! 

I hope you will make the good choice. but u should try everything u can can in a lifetime. It's only by tryin that u will know if u like it or not. :)

28 Jun, 2021 11:42 AM

It's a myth that homeschooling isn't socializing you.  Most homeschooled kids are much more able to identify with people of all age groups, not just a select group of their peers.

You can always try public school and see how you like it.  Many homeschoolers are excelling in Ivy league colleges and in the world in general.   Unless your parents are intentionally shielding you from the world, you should do quite well.  Don't be surprised if you aren't a lot better read and informed than your supposedly professionally taught classmates.

28 Jun, 2021 11:43 AM

Rethink your choice? Why? There's no longer a factor improper with public college. Unless you've gotten an overly well intent to not, I believe you will have to pass public. The few 'horror studies' that you just listen can also be effectively facet-stepped via doing a bit of of study to your college district of option. There are top-appearing faculties with robust lecturers and tons of investment, and there are faculties that do not participate in as good and feature unhealthy trying out ratings, instructor-to-scholar ratios, and many others. Despite the sizzling speak of a few personal college dad and mom, _most_ public faculties are simply best. There are a few unhealthy ones, sure, and if that is the case on your district I could propose open-enrolling somewhere else. The best situation I might think sending my child to personal college could be if I might see him/her falling in the back of and I desired to ensure that s/he did not get misplaced within the shuffle. Sometimes I believe personal faculties have the way to furnish extra individualized awareness. But like I mentioned, that is no longer adequate of a deal-breaker for me to ship the lot of them there proper off the bat... I have one child within the public education process proper now, he is in moment grade, and as a result a long way we now have been not anything however inspired. He'll do good there and he will gain knowledge of; that is all I care approximately. We'll be saving our 'institution' cash for his tuition schooling.