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Old 06-17-2014, 11:45 AM
 
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Hello

I may be facing a company move in mid-school year (December) to DFW Metroplex and was thinking about home schooling our kids for the remaining portion of the school year, then enrolling them in the campus school for our neighborhood after summer is over with.

Anyone faced similar situation or have any knowledge of Texas home schooling ?

Kids are 8 and 6 currently. We are considering a move to Coppell or Flower Mound areas.

Thanks
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Old 06-17-2014, 03:15 PM
 
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If your long-term plan is public schools vs homeschool, just enroll them mid-year. Your kids will adjust to the move quicker if they get into a new routine (school, hobbies, athletics) and can start meeting lots of new people & friends.
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Old 06-17-2014, 03:31 PM
 
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If your long-term plan is public schools vs homeschool, just enroll them mid-year. Your kids will adjust to the move quicker if they get into a new routine (school, hobbies, athletics) and can start meeting lots of new people & friends.
Long-term is public school, yes. Just didn't want them to show up mid-year and be "the new kids" and deal with that stuff.

versus home school rest of year, then spend the summer involved in local sports/camps/activities and make some friends then roll into new school year at the traditional campus, with friends established
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Old 06-17-2014, 03:38 PM
 
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With the population growth DFW has seen, there is a VERY high chance your kid will not be the only "new kid" that arrives over winter break unless they go to a very small school.
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Old 06-17-2014, 03:55 PM
 
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Not sure how things would be handled where you currently are, but around here that is going to be backward.

The sports, camps, activities will be arranged while the kids are still in school and those spots will be filled by kids who already know each other. You'd actually have to search to find a spot for your kids.

IMO, with all the relocations we see in my neighborhood, your kids are not going to be the only new kids in school regardless of the time of year they start. But I think it would benefit enrolling them for the second part of the year at least, and make friends prior to summer. Then you will also have an opportunity to get them in those activities prior to breaking for summer, plus you'll be able to find out where their friends are playing, etc.
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Old 06-17-2014, 05:24 PM
 
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all good points, thanks everyone
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