Choosing homeschooling for a middle school child makes a lot of sense. Your child has probably developed a strong need for independence by now. Homeschooling helps your child to feel more independent and more in control, because she can work and manage her schedule by herself. All you need to do is supervise.
The rigid structure of traditional schooling and the often-ruthless social atmosphere are very hard on many middle schoolers, and especially on the more sensitive, creative and techie types. The ease and flexibility that homeschooling offers take a lot of the pressure off these talented students and allow them to work at their own pace and to free themselves from the stress of trying to measure up to impossible social standards.
Online homeschooling, and especially 3D online homeschooling, is absolutely wonderful for middle schoolers. Your middle schooler probably loves technology, breathes technology and finds it very hard to let go of technology. How wonderful for him to be able to incorporate exciting 3D technology into his education! Instead of trying to get away from his boring studies to play video games or text his friends, he can create virtual worlds and message other homeschooled friends as part of his studies!
Another important aspect of homeschooling that makes it especially suitable for middle schoolers is that it allows your middle schooler to be creative and to use self expression via the creation of 3D avatars and various virtual objects.
Middle schoolers need to be challenged. They hate to be bored (can you blame them?) and become bored very easily. Dry repetition of facts drives them crazy! Another hands down victory for online homeschooling, and especially for 3D online homeschooling, which keeps students engaged because it’s fun and interactive.
WiloStar3D’s virtual world homeschooling program has been specifically designed to meet the needs of homeschooled middle schoolers. It provides students with a challenging technology and with student-centered multidisciplinary approach to virtual learning. The WiloStar3D online homeschooling middle school curricula is designed around an integrated 3D virtual reality approach to language arts, science and social studies. Each middle school course has been designed to address specific academic standards. The WiloStar3D middle school program is fully accredited so that if your child chooses to transition to a public or a private school later, their transition will be smooth.