I've decided to go independent with the kids' homeschooling. K12 is a good program and CAVA is a good school. But with two children it's impossible to do such an intense program. OK...so maybe not impossible. But with my children it's beyond difficult. With just one of them it would be doable. Difficult but doable. With both...yeah it's just not working out.
The problem arises from their PDD diagnoses. Add to that Orion's ADHD and Kieriana's bipolar and you have problems all over the place. But there is hope...
I've been watching my children very closely. Figuring out way more than their teachers in NY apparently did. For instance, it's not that my children can't do the work. It's that it needs to be taught to them in a slightly different way.
Orion needs extra time in Math. Just giving him examples with a brief explanation on how to do them isn't working either. They both thrive on hands on learning. Visual stimuli helps too. Telling them or having them read about what to do...yeah that doesn't work so well.
So I'm developing a plan. Utilizing the events and activities around San Diego I can give them a ton of hands on experience with various things. Add to that some simplified learning using workbooks I found on Amazon and the wealth of knowledge both on the internet and in the libraries.
We can truly work at their own pace. We can do things that are fun and educational at the same time.
I think this is for the best. If it doesn't work out then I can always find another charter. Eventually we'll find what works best for us.