So, I keep coming across people mentioning they were "home schooled" on these boards. Forgive my ignorance, but I moved to the US a few years ago from the middle of Europe and have never come across this, so I am genuinely curious. Where I grew up, children *have to* go to school until at least grade 8 I think (after that its optional/ depends on your grades). As in, the police and/ or child protective services will get involved if the child does not show up for a certain number of days (and its not a medical issue). So, is that not the case here? I have never come across anyone who was home schooled in real life (I'm not even sure I have heard of this until TK). How do you follow the curriculum? Who makes sure you actually do the work? Your parents? Does this mean one of your parents was a stay-at-home-parent? What if you don't understand the material and your parents cannot explain it? How do you get your degree, do you just go somewhere and sit for an exam? Also, how/where do you interact with other kids? What about things like team sports? School plays? Math competitions? I just can't imagine how this would work - but clearly it did for many people on here, so I'm interested to hear about your experiences.
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