10th grader not going back to school
My 10th grader is DONE and is not able to go back to high school. They are unable to give a clear explanation other than suddenly waking up to the inefficiencies and dysfunction around them, and a realization that they are wasting their childhood in this school system. They are part of the LGBTQ community, are highly self-motivated and eager to learn, eager to be in college even. I have great trust in this kid's capacity and also their newfound awareness that school is unhealthy for them. We know that it would be easier to wait until next year an transfer to either a new school or online/homeschool option. But they cannot muster the strength to return - they break down in tears at the thought of having to spend another day there. We would love any advice on how to proceed, for this very capable and ready-to-be-educated-but-not-in-this-way high school sophomore. Thanks!