Hi, My Name is Sativa and I am homeschooling a 13 year old 7th Grader, and a 17 year old 10th grader. We went from Public School to Connections Academy this last year 2016, and it was a horrible experience. I figured I was already doing most of the teaching, so I jumped ship and went full time homeschooling just this February 2017. My daughter was cyber bullied by her own best friends, and that is why we left public School, not to mention the lack of textbooks, the horrible Common Core Math that always ended in late nights, and wondering why my kids were not doing well. We thought online School would be better, but the demands were high there too, and it felt like life was all about getting the next lesson done just to keep up. It was a huge work load, and I had very frustrated kids who still felt they weren't getting the time they needed to learn the material. I finally had enough with Connections when they had integrated the 5 pillars of Islam in the 7th grade Geography Curriculum, and even my sons English class was integrated with Muslim Propaganda. I then realized they were wasting their time on nonsense, when they could be getting a Christian Perspective. I look back now and wish I would have done this sooner, but homeschooling seemed so scary. I immersed myself in every blog, YouTube, and anything I could get my hands on about homeschooling with in two weeks. Then I pulled my kids out of Public School completely. It is scary, since my kids are older, but my safety net is that my local Community College offers a dual Diploma and Associates Program. That way when they go to college, they will receive their Associates Degree and a High School Diploma. I am still learning a lot, and I am so grateful for this site.