Ask A Homeschooler: Response to Nikki


Hello, all! It’s Meg from Reading, Writing, and Homeschooling! Today we’re here to answer Nikki’s question.

She writes:
Next year I will be a sophomore in high school, and was looking to really start looking into my acting career by going to auditions etc. This being said, I was looking into doing online school and I was just wondering what the absolute best and worst parts about it are. (do you get lonely, are you unsociable, etc.)

Well, first off, I’m glad you found something you enjoy doing! That can be hard for some of us, but it seems like you’re figuring it all out!

The thing about online schooling is that you can make it what you want it to be. I’m sure everyone has heard about the “anti-social homeschooler” stereotypes, and, while that can be true for some, most of us homeschool types seem to be socialized well enough. That is achieved by extra-curricular activities for those of us who do mostly online activities. The good thing is that acting counts as an extracurricular activity! If you can make friends with the same interest as you, socialization shouldn’t be a problem! Just try to put yourself out there!

The “worst” part about online schooling is probably just the fact that it’s online. I tend to run into a few glitches every now and again, but you’ll get that with any website. And if you pick the right one, it should be fixed quickly!

I still recommend online schooling to anyone looking to devote more time to an extra-curricular activity; acting, sports, singing, dance, ect. It can be a great alternative for public schooling! And, even if you have enough time for something else, online schooling can be easier on you because most of the time you can pick when to do what when. It’s easier than being on a school-regulated schedule. You can make your own this way!

I hope this helps you! And if you have any more questions, don’t be afraid to ask (Tumblr, Twitter, Google+, or our direct email)! We’re always open to answer your questions!

Meg, signing out.

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Meg is a self-proclaimed bookworm with a fascination for the written word and foreign languages. By the time she graduates, she hopes to have at least one of her on-going works published. To see Meg's book reviews, visit http://youngadultbookworm.wordpress.com/.


June 8, 2014

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