Hickman Charter current experience?

We are looking into homeschooling for 21-22 as we are getting virtually nothing from OUSD and the attitude of the teacher and administration have been rather dismissive because our kids are academically ahead. We can’t afford private school for more than one kid, and our taxable income is too high for any financial aid. our financial advisor made it very clear to us that we could afford kids and buy a house or kids and private school but not all three, if we want to save for retirement and continue to support our less fortunate parents, grandparents and a disabled sibling. 

Out daughter is an extrovert, so I am concerned about homeschooling. Kids have always said they hate going to school but love playing with kids after school. 

I would love to hear from parents who have experienced Hickman through this pandemic. 

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We did not use Hickman for homeschooling, we used Vista Oaks.  Depending on your needs, you may want to look at other charters which offer a lot more financial reimbursements than Hickman. I believe Hickman gives under $800 in educational reimbursement (but does have some local services like a learning center and curriculum).  Vista Oaks gave $2000.  Valley View gives $2750 I think.  Depending on your priorities, you may want to look beyond Hickman.  The EBHOME group is a great place to connect with other local homeschooling families. In non pandemic times, they do a weekly park day and some other things as a group so you can probably find plenty of social engagement for your extroverted daughter if you are willing to put in the time to find it.  Also, last piece of advice - I thought our taxable income was too high for financial aid as well, and as it turned out, we ended up getting some financial aid for private school - so I wouldn't write that off completely.