Home school or public school for GT kid?
Hello :) New here and already learning a lot !
What's your opinion on this- is it better to home school a GT kid or have him/her be in public school?
My almost 11 yr old son gets 100's on most everything. He's gotten 100's on his TAKS tests too. He says he's bored at school and rarely has homework because he does it at school. His teachers said that sometimes he does the work but then doesn't turn it in which has been a problem almost every year. They agreed with me when I said that's probably because he already knows the work so why bother doing it. He's in 5th grade (cut off Sept 1) and FINALLY will be tested for GT (I should have done this in 1st grade but everyone said that it will get harder in 4th grade and so far it's not. I should have trusted my instinct).
I'm starting to think that he would benefit more with a faster pace than they are doing at school and doing home schooling with him except that my husband won't go for that. :( He thinks he needs the socialization skills too therefore he needs to go to school. He has social skills problems too as his thoughts are 'out there' and none of the other kids understand him. His actions are immature though and always have been and the teasing hurts his self esteem. He is very sensitive, overly so I think. All he wants is for people to like him.
Maybe he could still go to school and I can also work with him on more advanced grades of homeschool curriculum?