My Homeschool Experience

Hey, everyone! So ever since I posted this big news post, I’ve gotten questions pertaining to homeschooling and my big switch. So I decided to create a mini-series and answer all your questions. If you have anything that you would like for me to include in this series, check out this page. Without further ado, here is part 1 – My Homeschool Experience.


Many people have asked me to explain the curriculum that I used for homeschooling and have gotten confused when I said that I was duo-enrolled, so I thought that I would try to explain my homeschooling experience in more detail. If any of you still have questions, comment below and I will get to them or email me here: happilyabi@gmail.com.

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When I first started out homeschooling, I taught myself using a curriculum that was already prepared for me. It was great… in the beginning. But when I missed a deadline, I fell more behind due to procrastination. I loved being at home and being my own teacher but during those months, my favorite line was, “I’ll do it later.” So that didn’t really work all that great for me. My mom started looking for something else for me to do that was more structured.

My mom found out about Veritas Press Scholars Academy through a friend and it was perfect for me. VPSA was a great Christian program for me because I would have to log on to classes at certain set times and turn in assignments during the week. The best part, the classes were live which meant that there was a teacher to interact with as well as classmates to talk to. The classes were harder of course but I loved it.

After two years of taking classes through VPSA, I decided that I wanted to go back to school. Again, my mom found a part-time, college style school that I went to every Tuesday and Thursday. On Monday and Wednesday, I continued to take VPSA classes and on Fridays, I had the day off. Going to school 2x a week reminded me of how great being at school was and how much I missed it so I started playing with the idea of going back to school full-time.

With that thought in the back of my mind, I enjoyed my summer. It wasn’t until my friend said, “Abi, what if you went to my school and we had classes together?! That would be so much fun!” that I actually started seriously considering going back to school. A couple weeks later, I applied to a private Christian school and got accepted four weeks before the first day of school. That in and of itself was a huge miracle because 1) I applied way late and 2) The Administration Office said that there probably wouldn’t be space. Still, I got in and I thank God for it every day.

I already have met so many amazing and friendly people at the school and I love going there. I even wrote a post about all the things I learned in my first week of classes and how things have been going transition wise. (Check it out here.) Being back at school is a learning process. It may be hard and stressful for me at times, but I really feel like I now have the opportunity to be myself.

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Hopefully, this post helped you all understand my crazily complicated school experience. If you still have any questions, comment or email me at happilyabi@gmail.com

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