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An Unexpected Homeschool Journey | Part 1

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When we moved to North Carolina, we fully intended for my oldest son to attend public school.

We even enrolled him.  Then unenrolled him before he had a chance to sit in class. 
I'm sure you're squinting at your computer screen asking, "But, why?".

My honest and blunt answer: It was a poorly run school, run down, and appeared "troubled".  I could go on with details, but I will spare you.  It boiled down to a personal choice.

We tried for the local charter school only to be told there is a 500 person waiting list that runs on a lottery.  (Which means they draw names randomly once a year in February.)

Thus began the process of applying to the state for permission to homeschool and then picking out a curriculum to use.  During my search for a good program to buy, I discovered there are a ton of useful websites, but the majority of them are cluttered with ads and are often difficult to navigate.  Ultimately, we decided to go with Switched On Schoolhouse.  It is a computer based program that offers a five subject set.  You can check it out here

Currently, we are about one month into it, and I have to say that I like the software.  I also have to say, that despite the awesomeness of the program, he is lacking the opportunity for art, music, and reading.  So I've taken it upon myself to incorporate these subjects myself (which I am totally winging-it).  I'll be more detailed later on, but for now, I just wanted to announce that I officially have a kiddo being homeschooled. 

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