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PlasmaHam
July 31st, 2017, 09:21 PM
School is ever so rapidly encroaching us, so I thought it would be a good time to discuss it. I am curious of the schooling demographic here. Who homeschools? Who attends private school? Who attend public school? What about specialty schools? I am curious. There is a poll above me, but I would also encourage you to post down below.

Also, feel free to discuss why you school as you do.

Just JT
July 31st, 2017, 09:24 PM
I go to a tech school. It's a 4 yeas high school where you also choose a shop. We have about 20 to choose from. I chose carpentry.

There are more like auto tech, auto body, welding, culinary or health op. And many more. They reach us the skills we need to get a job in the chosen field when we graduate

And yes it's also a regular HS diploma. And it's actually very competitive to get in. Most don't get accepted.

And I didn't see a poll

PlasmaHam
July 31st, 2017, 09:35 PM
I go to a tech school. It's a 4 yeas high school where you also choose a shop. We have about 20 to choose from. I chose carpentry.

There are more like auto tech, auto body, welding, culinary or health op. And many more. They reach us the skills we need to get a job in the chosen field when we graduate

And yes it's also a regular HS diploma. And it's actually very competitive to get in. Most don't get accepted.
There is one of those nearby. I don't attend, but I know someone that just graduated from it. She graduated with some pretty nice medical skills from it. I think she plans to get a low-level medical job with her training, to raise up some cash to attend college. Tbh, if I wasn't homeschooled, I would be interested in possibly applying for such a school.

Also, you like carpentry? I didn't know that. I like it too, though I've never taken it as a school course.

And I didn't see a poll
You posted before I submitted the poll. It should be up now. I imagine you fall under specialty school.

Just JT
July 31st, 2017, 09:47 PM
PlasmaHam. Yeah it's pretty cool. I'd say most jobs you would get are entry level jobs no matter what shop you choose. There's no licensing for trades or anything. Even if you go for electrical or plumbing and stuff. But you'll know a lot more that some other person walking in off the street

Yeah I do like carpentry. It's pretty cool. Each year the carpentry class builds a scale model house complete with electric, running water, stairs, windows doors etc. it's cool. When I mean scale model, I'm talking something you can walk into. Like a house, just smaller.

We have a real restaurant, retail store, and bank on campus to that people can use. You can bring your car to be repaired, get a haircut, grab some lunch while your waiting. Sounds pretty weird I know. But it's all run by the students in their chosen shop. It's pretty wild. Lots of fun.

thomas2003
July 31st, 2017, 10:00 PM
i go to a private school but it aint like a posh one....like everyone in my area goes there if ur rich or poor

Dalcourt
July 31st, 2017, 10:26 PM
I used to be at a private Catholic highschool but switched to the public highschool much closer to my home during my last school year.
It's more compatible with the college courses I take on the side and saves me a lot of time I used to waste travelling through the city.

Mars
July 31st, 2017, 11:16 PM
I go to a CTE school, which is basically a high school geared to a certain career or trade. Not that I'm interested in the career my school is teaching us for. It's just better funded and has better teachers than a regular public high school, which is why I chose it. (Also, it was unscreened, n that was good cuz I wasn't getting into any good high schools w my grades from middle school)

evansk8
August 1st, 2017, 01:10 AM
I've always been in regular public school. Some of my teachers have been really good, others not so good. Theres a lot of kids who don't care too though. I think in private school the attitude of the students can be different. As well as the teachers being better.

Endeavour
August 1st, 2017, 02:46 AM
I go to a Catholic state school. My school's speciality is counted as technology but that over here that really doesn't count for much since you can choose loads of courses that aren't technology related anyway.

Jericho14
August 1st, 2017, 03:35 AM
Public school, But i went to a private school (not posh or very expensive one) back in Philippines

devotionnel
August 1st, 2017, 03:41 AM
I go to a multicultural public school, so basically we have barely any government funding while all the other schools in the area are academies and posh as hell. Hell, I think even some of our computers are from one of the other academies when they scrapped them to get iMacs :lol:

I mean, my school is great but we just have no equipment and the tables are like 20+ years old and the science block fully shakes whenever a door is closed... Thank God I'm able to study one of my subjects in one of the academies where I need the equipment xD

Jinglebottom
August 1st, 2017, 04:09 AM
I go to a private school. It's expensive, yes, but honestly everything is expensive in this country. Anyway, I'm glad there are no religion classes at my school, I feel like most public schools here put too much focus on religion as a subject. I could be wrong, but it's certainly a large minority.

Elysium
August 1st, 2017, 08:51 AM
I go to a private school. Thank goodness for financial aid.

evansk8
August 1st, 2017, 09:23 AM
Does anyone know, can you get scholarships or financial aid to pay for private high school? Like the whole amount.

devotionnel
August 1st, 2017, 09:32 AM
Does anyone know, can you get scholarships or financial aid to pay for private high school? Like the whole amount.

I think you do :) it just depends on what your situation is financially (maybe) and what the school offers. I know in the UK some private schools offer really high bursaries for people with a low income but high academic performance.

PlasmaHam
August 1st, 2017, 09:40 AM
Does anyone know, can you get scholarships or financial aid to pay for private high school? Like the whole amount.

There are various different entities that give scholarships and aid that allows you to go to private school. I am not sure of them, but I know there is both governmental and charital assistance given to people if they can't afford a private school they feel they need.

Flapjack
August 1st, 2017, 09:49 AM
I went to public schools my whole life, I might be going university next year which I supposeeee is a private school?? I am not too sure about all of that :P For the amount of money it costs me it should be xD

I don't think many people are home schooled in the UK, but it does happen, I would be very curious to know what kinda education they get because no parent can be proficient in all the subjects needed and how do they go about getting qualifications?

I would have loved to have gone to a private school to experience it and obviously the better education but tbh the thing I love most about public school is the diversity, you get to meet people from all different cultures and backgrounds and I think it is good for a child to experience that diversity, from what I hear about private schools in England, they are lacking that.

The Byrd
August 1st, 2017, 12:48 PM
I've always gone to a public school. My primary school was a Catholic school but my high school, which I currently attend and will continue to attend for sixth form, is not religious, though I wish it was. The reason I went to this one and not a Catholic one is because it is closer to where I live, which makes it very convenient. The fact that it is public doesn't bother me at all. I don't feel like my quality of education has suffered because of it. I've mostly had good teachers, and regardless I don't solely rely on teachers for education so I do not think that a private school would have made me very much better off.

Dalcourt
August 1st, 2017, 01:06 PM
I don't think many people are home schooled in the UK, but it does happen, I would be very curious to know what kinda education they get because no parent can be proficient in all the subjects needed and how do they go about getting qualifications?



Well it's a rather small percentage in the US, too. It is by far not that common as people outside the US think.

There are certain regulations for it varying get from state to state to give the homeschooled some compareable qualifications.

I personally find it rather weird and would have never wanted it. I just know own one person being homeschooled some cousin of a friend but he is disabled and a school where they could cater for his special needs is to far away.

So the mom took up homeschooling. But since she was a teacher before she had her kids I guess she has at least the right skills to do it.

Otherwise as I said, strange, since school is so much more than just learning stuff according to a curriculum.

Bull
August 1st, 2017, 01:44 PM
From start to university it has always been public schools.

PlasmaHam
August 1st, 2017, 02:10 PM
I don't think many people are home schooled in the UK, but it does happen, I would be very curious to know what kinda education they get because no parent can be proficient in all the subjects needed and how do they go about getting qualifications?
There are various laws regarding homeschool. Most of Europe has some stringent laws regarding it, so it is rare in Europe. In the USA, homeschool laws are according to the state, and most states have laxer regulations when it comes to homeschool, which is why it is more common in the USA.

Regarding your questions, there are various different ways kids can be taught in homeschool. Typically homeschool students self-learn, in the sense that they teach theirselves material via books, videos, websites, and so on. There are curriculums based entirely around such learning.

As for your second question, homeschooler's must still abide by universal state standards for student schooling. States can evaluate whether the state is abiding by those standards in different ways. For example, in North Carolina, homeschoolers are required to take an annual test, and submit it to the state board of non-public education, to show that the student is equivalent of others in their grade.

This could potentially be an interesting discussion. If you want to discuss this more, feel free to create a new thread. I don't want to get this thread off-topic.

logan2002
August 1st, 2017, 02:57 PM
Catholic High School, four Catholic K-8 feed into it, about 160 kids

Fleek
August 1st, 2017, 03:11 PM
I am enrolled in a public school :P

cyrilmiranda
August 4th, 2017, 09:37 PM
I'm attending at a public school right now :) It;s fun to interact with people from all sorts of life in public school. Also, there's less tuition fee

KatieCO2003
August 5th, 2017, 03:07 AM
I attend a state k-12 online school because I live on a remote cattle ranch way up in the mountains.

Microcosm
August 6th, 2017, 12:36 AM
I would have enjoyed homeschooling if I'd known way back when what I know now. For instance, I know now that I likely wouldn't have been made socially inept by homeschooling as many (including my mom) claimed so long as I had participated in city activities (going to the YMCA, playing city league sports, or even participating in school clubs as that is allowed for homeschoolers). Furthermore, I now know that my high school education is mostly comprised of worthless knowledge that I quite simply won't need in the real world. If I had homeschooled, I would have had time as well as motivation to teach myself practical skills. The public school system breeds machines and I have largely fallen victim to that.

jamie_n5
August 23rd, 2017, 07:31 PM
I graduated high school last year. My boyfriend and I are both going to go to a culinary school to become chefs. We have decided to wait one year and work at the full time jobs we have now to save up enough money to help pay for living expenses and so forth.

BlackParadePixie
August 23rd, 2017, 10:05 PM
public school

SingerInTraining
August 23rd, 2017, 10:21 PM
I am homeschooled and am 2 grades ahead of my friends who go to public school. I like it because I can stay up late and sleep later in the morning. Our lessons are about 20% online and 80% from books. Where I live about 35% are homeschooled which has put a financial burden on public schools so they have open enrollment meaning you can send your kids to any school even if it isn't in your district. The best schools now have waiting lists for students.

Vegas2933
August 24th, 2017, 03:53 AM
I go to plain old public school. A very judgemental one. A very, very strict one that hates individuality.

Cognizant
August 25th, 2017, 11:53 AM
I went to public schools my K-12 years, probably not going to any private unis until after I've gotten my BA in Psychology from a state school.

Porpoise101
August 30th, 2017, 05:29 PM
I went to a normal public school from K-8. But then I went to a high school that does IB curriculum exclusively. It is still public and is funded by the county and composed of students from the county.

Seabadger67
August 30th, 2017, 05:31 PM
Public school all the way ^_^

Ajmichael
August 30th, 2017, 05:37 PM
So, I went to a state school, 2 international schools, a private school and a specialist school... All within 7 years

chomoto123
August 31st, 2017, 09:24 AM
Public school
Government schools to be specific :3

Andari
August 31st, 2017, 09:43 AM
public school too , why? because theres not much other options the private schools arent very close in my area and expensive i'd choose home school if it was up to me but its not a very easy process

Alex_Swim
August 31st, 2017, 11:18 AM
Started at an International private (English) school for K-3rd grade.
4-8th I went to a US Private School, 4-6 in a Co/Ed lower school 6-8 in Single Sex Upper school,

LowerSchool was K4-6 grades , UpperSchool was 6-12 grades
(6th graders did two days a week at upper school 1st half of year, three days a week at upper school 2nd half of year)

There were two upper school a few miles apart one for guys, other for girls,

Dad let me pick my HighSchool when we moved last year I selected a Public 9-12 high school.

Wanted friends that lived near me, in private school all my friends were all over the county, so just going to hang with someone required be driven over, no just meeting up to hang.

Cognizant
September 4th, 2017, 12:28 PM
I've been in public schools my whole life. But I like that, it means you meet truly different groups of people. Or at least where I live, lol.

Now I go to a community college, which is, of course, public.

Cronor
September 5th, 2017, 05:39 PM
I go to a tech school, too. My program is called "electrical engineering & computer science", but once you finish it you have the "electrical engineering technician" degree.

I also finished elementary music school (6 year program) a couple of years ago.

Pretty nifty!

Bpalmer02
September 10th, 2017, 01:36 PM
Public school ^_^

Alisha_
September 29th, 2017, 02:41 PM
My step dad is in the military so I've always gone to private schools on military bases.

noah.whynot
September 29th, 2017, 06:37 PM
Always attended public school.

lliam
September 29th, 2017, 06:40 PM
boarding school with ib program

benster
October 5th, 2017, 01:39 PM
I go to a normal high school and I put public but public school in UK means private school lol like Eaton is a public school even though its private 😁 yeh I was confused as well 😂

lliam
October 5th, 2017, 08:28 PM
but public school in UK means private school

confused me once too

kirsty_js16
October 6th, 2017, 08:47 AM
i attend a normal high school

benster
October 6th, 2017, 09:16 AM
confused me once too

:yes:

NewLeafsFan
October 9th, 2017, 09:55 PM
University

Falcons_11
October 23rd, 2017, 03:10 PM
I go to one of the local public school in my county.

AmyP
October 23rd, 2017, 03:46 PM
Public high school.

Abyssal Echo
October 23rd, 2017, 03:52 PM
Public school

SingerInTraining
November 2nd, 2017, 08:47 PM
I am homeschooled and do online classes so I fit in 2 categories. As a traveler I get to visit the places we study about. I've been to Vicksburg, Gettysberg, Ellis Island, Washington DC, The Natches Trace (The Trail of Tears), and a lot of other cool places. The down side is that being with your family in such a small space gets nerve racking fast. Most of my friends I only get to see every few weeks instead of every day.

MeganA
November 13th, 2017, 05:51 PM
public school