Detria - posted on 01/14/2009 ( 31 moms have responded )
My husband and I are seriously considering homeschooling our children because we just can not seem to get our children's school to really meet their academic needs. We've known my son was gifted since he was 4 and reading chapter books. This was later confirmed. However, the only thing the school does is say "yep, he's gifted but there's nothing we can really do.' When he started Kindergarten they did their initial assesment of him. He started kindergarten knowing everythin they wanted him to know at the end of Kindergarten. So they did the 1st grade test- same result. We just knew they were going to come up with some plan to help meet his needs, but nope. Socially he's doing a lot better but I feel like we've had to compromise in other areas. I remember being at a crossroads when we visited the therapist and she said either the school system is going to have to meet his needs or they will expect him to slow down until the other children catch up. I feel like that's what's happening now. If I have to do additional lessons and reading assignments when he gets home from school I might as well homeschool.
Has anyone had success with their public school meeting the needs of their giftted child?