Online High School

Online High School. An Experiment. Please Wish Us Well.

My son struggles with multiple health issues: migraines, cyclic vomiting, weak immune system, allergies, eczema, depression, and anxiety. The newly defined spectrum syndrome ALPIM (Anxiety-Laxity-Pain-Immune-Mood) describes his constellation of symptoms, but does not yet give us answers as to how to cure or treat the underlying genetic disorder.

Monday, August 31st would have been my son’s first day back to high school after summer vacation. Unfortunately, he was unable to get out of bed to start the school year. He spent last Sunday night and early Monday morning vomiting. No doubt he is stressed out. He said he was worried about throwing up at school. He was probably stressed out about making up his incompletes from last semester. At the end of the school year he was sick and missed taking his finals and completing missed assignments.

I gave my son the option of enrolling in an online high school program, which he chose to do Monday morning as I tried to wake him for school. So last Monday I enrolled him in a k12.com school, California Prep Academy San Diego. My new job is to be his “learning coach,” supervising his progress. We’ll see how that goes. It’s an ongoing process for the two of us.

30 thoughts on “Online High School

  1. Billy September 21, 2015 / 9:42 am

    Disregard my other comment, I understand now! It’s so cool that you have the option, and it sounds like a great possibility for your son. Good luck with it, hope it helps him feel better!

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  2. loriberns September 11, 2015 / 1:39 pm

    I am sure it will go well. It would be difficult for me to homeschool. I have trouble helping with homework.

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    • Kitt O'Malley September 11, 2015 / 2:33 pm

      I don’t consider it homeschooling, even though it’s at home. He will have teachers and a mentor. I’m his “learning coach” – there to encourage more than teach. I do help him with writing, for he gets anxious when writing even though he writes well.

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