Homeschooling Vs Public School For Grade 12 – Why I Continued Homeschooling

Lots of people go to public high school for at least the final year of homeschooling high school, the universities recommend it and it can be simpler. But, after much debating, I decided to try to pioneer my way through the last year of homeschooling high school and into the world beyond.

Why I continued homeschooling

There were benefits to both going to public school and homeschooling this year. Going to school would make applying easier, I wouldn’t have to find the right standardized tests for each school, wouldn’t have as much work to do personally on applying so I could focus on the schoolwork itself. But there were many downsides to going to school: having never been to public school before, the whole situation would take getting used to. I’ve spent many years trying to stand out from public school and going to school for the final year would be setting me back, in my opinion. So, I decided to stay. Personally, there are many benefits to staying, such as: being able to stand out in university applications because every homeschoolers’ application is individually evaluated, so there is no chance of mine being missed. No getting used to a new environment of a public school, I can do courses that specifically relate to what I would like to go to university for so I am more prepared and it looks better on applications, more free time and less stress because I have more control over my application and schoolwork. Plus, it is an adventure to go through this not-so-common process!

And since I have not found much on life as a homeschool high school student, I hope to keep this more updated about the process of applying and how things are going! If you have any questions or there are posts you want to see, let me know in the comments!


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14 thoughts on “Homeschooling Vs Public School For Grade 12 – Why I Continued Homeschooling

  1. nerdywordybirdy Reply

    Homeschooling is fabulous. There were a few times in college I wished I had gone to public school, but those were far outweighed by the “wow I’m glad I didn’t have to deal with that” and “wow I’m glad I had these opportunities” moments. Good luck on your last year!

    1. psitsperi Reply

      Yes, that is true! It definitely seems to provide lots of opportunities that public school does not! And thank you so much!

  2. Maria H. Reply

    Adventure in deed! My kids are a long way from Highschool but I appreciate you sharing this info with us. I hope you enjoy the courses you choose!

    1. psitsperi Reply

      Thank you so much! And good luck to you and your kids and your homeschooling adventures!

      1. Maria H. Reply

        Thank you! I’m sure it will all work out. (:

  3. bcparkison Reply

    Good for you. I certainly wasn’t the best teacher but all of my sons have good paying jobs and take care of their families and are God fearing men. the only thing missing was sports and most of us can’t count on that for life.

    1. psitsperi Reply

      Thank you! At least there’s usually outside of school sports in community centres and things too!

      1. bcparkison Reply

        Today …yes…20 + years ago no

  4. 4963andypop Reply

    Good luck in your senior year. It’s nice to come across the voice of an actual homeschooler and get their opinion on the process. I look forward to hearing how the application process goes for you as I homeschool my two high schoolers!

    1. psitsperi Reply

      Thank you so much!! Good luck with your homeschooling!

  5. ADHDhomeschooledmom Reply

    Hi would you like to share your story on my new blog about homeschooling? I promise I’m not a spammer. Ive seen your posts on Facebook. Check out my blog I have a page called The No Judgement Zone where guest bloggers can share their experiences.

  6. letsdohomeschoolwithdiego Reply

    This is my 1st year of homeschooling, I’m a 5th grader. At school they were pushing me around and saying things that were mean to my heart and so I was like “mom can we do homeschool instead of me going to school?” Luckily she said yes and started doing some research and so here we are homeschooling and loving it. We have good easy days and hard bad days but we are getting the hang of it. I also like blogging, I get to meet kids like me that are homeschoolers. PS…I like your blog.

    1. psitsperi Reply

      That’s good you were able to homeschool! It can be sooo much better than public school. Good luck with your homeschool journey and blogging and thank you for reading my blog 🙂

      1. letsdohomeschoolwithdiego Reply

        your welcome… thank you

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