6 months abroad with family during junior year?
Hi BPN! My husband and I find ourselves at a transition point with the possibility of traveling or living abroad for 6 months in the fall of 2021. We have a 10 and a 15 year old. The 15 year old will be starting her junior year at Oakland Tech. I am wondering if anyone has done this at a similar time? We are at the very early stages but we know that we can't afford to do this AND enroll her in a private school abroad and, we also are leaning towards not settling in one place for the whole 6 months, but moving around frequently. If anyone has any knowledge to share about:
- the possibility of independent study through OUSD for a situation like this.
- the possibility of returning to Tech (retaining your spot) in the Spring.
- other options for completing A-G requirements independently and remotely.
- whether or not this is a terrible idea in terms of preparation and chances for college. She is a good student who wants to go to college, but is not set on highly competitive universities or anything like that. In fact, her big wishes are to go to college abroad and not be in debt for the rest of her life. She is also very young - she won't turn 16 until October of her junior year so a gap year has always been on the table for her.
I would also love to hear any other general advice about a venture like this with kids of this age! Thank you!