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Old 23-06-2022, 01:42   #31
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Greetings all. First of all, I apologize if there's already a concise thread on this subject; I have been doing an awful lot of research on the message boards and cannot seem to find anywhere that answers my specific questions.

My husband and I are in the process of buying a boat with an intent to start living aboard it permanently from approx Jan 2020 on. Our youngest will be starting 8th grade in the autumn of 2019. I am trying to find a good homeschooling program that will work for us and we will be comfortable with. Ideally, it would be something that would transition nicely in to the high school years.

Initially, we will be sailing around the Caribbean and the next year (probably) in the Med. My son has dual nationality with the U.K. but has only ever been exposed to the US school system. However, I would be happy to look at both countries' options.

As we will be doing island hopping, we will have intermittent internet so we do not want a program that is reliant on it. Distance learning is fraught with many pitfalls, and you want to do everything right. I was interested in other options, reading tips, comments, and the article at this to understand what can help with my son's education. I would like him to acquire good writing skills at this age and be ready for serious college exams when he returns. After all, whether you're trying to get into a good college, land your dream job, or simply survive in an increasingly competitive world, good writing skills will give you an edge.


I have looked in to the UK homeschooling options, and it seems to vary from council to council. I have to go in and talk to my local council about if and how they would support this, but as I don't live there it's a bit of a stumbling block.

We currently live in California. Our local school district does not have a supported home school program. I have heard that other areas of the state do offer home school options, and would love to hear other people's experiences or thoughts on this. I have no problem with changing our county (or state) residency, all with the goal of providing my son with the most appropriate, accredited, and satisfactory learning opportunity.

What I'm really looking for is specific experience or advice as to where to look for options. Maybe someone out there has done a recent Calvert 8th (or above) grade course and hasn't felt that they needed to rely on the internet? Or maybe I'm wrong in terms of my assumption that reliable internet is scarce in the Caribbean? Or even if you're in a school district that offers and amazing home schooling program so you don't feel cut off from a structured school agenda? I've looked at various posts by families that seem to be much more imaginative and creative with their tailored schooling on boats. I am not that sort of person. I would appreciate a straightforward program which is clear on what he needs to do and learn, and something that my husband and I can support him with.

Thank you to anyone who has taken the time and trouble to read this post, and I appreciate your help and advice if you have some to offer.

Maz

I have read that significant investment is needed to lay new submarine cables and upgrade the internal infrastructure of the submarine landing station. In the meantime, there will be no good Internet in the Caribbean.


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Been with friends in similar conditions for several months. Their teacher prepared a special course in printed form and everything was ok.
Can you be more specific about the course?
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Old 23-06-2022, 02:18   #32
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I have read that significant investment is needed to lay new submarine cables and upgrade the internal infrastructure of the submarine landing station. In the meantime, there will be no good Internet in the Caribbean.



Can you be more specific about the course?


Google is your friend. There are a number of colleges in the U.K. that offer home schooling programmes.
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Greetings all. First of all, I apologize if there's already a concise thread on this subject; I have been doing an awful lot of research on the message boards and cannot seem to find anywhere that answers my specific questions.

My husband and I are in the process of buying a boat with an intent to start living aboard it permanently from approx Jan 2020 on. Our youngest will be starting 8th grade in the autumn of 2019. I am trying to find a good homeschooling program that will work for us and we will be comfortable with. Ideally, it would be something that would transition nicely in to the high school years.

Initially, we will be sailing around the Caribbean and the next year (probably) in the Med. My son has dual nationality with the U.K. but has only ever been exposed to the US school system. However, I would be happy to look at both countries' options.

As we will be doing island hopping, we will have intermittent internet so we do not want a program that is reliant on it. Distance learning is fraught with many pitfalls, and you want to do everything right. I was interested in other options, reading tips, comments, and the article at
https://essayreviewexpert.com/review/studymoose/ to understand what can help with my son's education. I would like him to acquire good writing skills at this age and be ready for serious college exams when he returns. After all, whether you're trying to get into a good college, land your dream job, or simply survive in an increasingly competitive world, good writing skills will give you an edge.


I have looked in to the UK homeschooling options, and it seems to vary from council to council. I have to go in and talk to my local council about if and how they would support this, but as I don't live there it's a bit of a stumbling block.

We currently live in California. Our local school district does not have a supported home school program. I have heard that other areas of the state do offer home school options, and would love to hear other people's experiences or thoughts on this. I have no problem with changing our county (or state) residency, all with the goal of providing my son with the most appropriate, accredited, and satisfactory learning opportunity.

What I'm really looking for is specific experience or advice as to where to look for options. Maybe someone out there has done a recent Calvert 8th (or above) grade course and hasn't felt that they needed to rely on the internet? Or maybe I'm wrong in terms of my assumption that reliable internet is scarce in the Caribbean? Or even if you're in a school district that offers and amazing home schooling program so you don't feel cut off from a structured school agenda? I've looked at various posts by families that seem to be much more imaginative and creative with their tailored schooling on boats. I am not that sort of person. I would appreciate a straightforward program which is clear on what he needs to do and learn, and something that my husband and I can support him with.

Thank you to anyone who has taken the time and trouble to read this post, and I appreciate your help and advice if you have some to offer.

Maz



I have read that significant investment is needed to lay new submarine cables and upgrade the internal infrastructure of the submarine landing station. In the meantime, there will be no good Internet in the Caribbean.

Read about it. This whole story has been going on for many years.

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Read about it. This whole story has been going on for many years.


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And you intend to teach ?
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And you intend to teach ?
No tnx. I don't practice such things for free
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