Charter to Virtual or Homeschooling?
My 5 year old daughter is currently enrolled in an Imagine school and although I adore her teachers and know they are facing so many challenges with budgeting, I am losing more confidence in them educating my daughter. DD is on a 2nd grade reading level and is proficient in what would be considered 1st grade math in most states (we are in AZ), but due to the fact that 1/2 her class barely knows their numbers, she is forced to do Tracing sheets. You can see how this bores her and she is slowly growing to despise sitting in class. We faced similar issue with Kindergarten but her teacher did send home more advanced work to challenge her and the social aspects out weighed the lack of challenging curriculum.
I homeschooled her for preschool and 1/2 of Kinder and although that came easy to me, I am feeling a tad hesitant about my abilities to teach her now. I am looking into it though, and have stumbled on Connections Academy and was wondering if anybody reccomended this program. I LOVE that they do field trips and lay out curriculum, but the student can move ahead to higher grades if they are truly above average. I also like the idea that if this is the route we go, she doesn't get a GED, but an actual diploma! This makes the enrollment into colleges easier.
HELP! Thanks for listening.