K wants to homeschool. She's bored in school. She's always been bored, but she compensated by reading tons and learning with us at home, and she never had much homework or many expectations put on her by her teachers, so she was able to easily meet the requirements of being in school without much stress. And she's always enjoyed the social scene and the routine of going to school. But in the past month or so she's started a full-fledged campaign to homeschool. Now that it's 7th grade, she has to put more time into doing the "busywork" (and it is, for her) that they send home for homework. She says she can barely manage to drag herself there to go through it now that she's realized it's pointless. We gave her our dog-eared copy of The Teenage Liberation Handbook (she guffawed at the "send away in the mail for home-study curricula"! how things have changed) and told her to put together a proposal for what her goals were, what she wanted to study, and how she'd get there (curriculum online, courses at school, or what?). She's read the book and she's put together the proposal (haven't seen it yet but it's close to done). What to do with a kid like this? Besides pull her. She wants to know if she has to finish out the year. My main issues: we live in a very isolated area and both dh and I work FT. I work from home but still, when she's home she talks to me every other minute about something (in between long hours of being absorbed in a book). I feel like I'd have to take time to transport her places. She has considered going to her school a few days a week to work in the library and have lunch with her friends, but given that her dad is a teacher at said school, I am just not sure how that's going to go over. And then, we're lucky to live somewhere where she gets school tuition. There are several really awesome private schools that go from grade 9-12. So if she could just get through the next year and a half, I'm sure she'd find a challenge at one of them. I don't know how or if homeschooling for 7th/8th will impact her chance of admission at them. Haven't researched this yet at all, am just thinking out loud. Anyway, any thoughts? Has anyone pulled an older kid from school? I always wanted to homeschool her, but she wanted to go to school.