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Socially awkward highly intelligent and fashionably inept are some of the stereotypical images of a homeschooled student Speaking from personal experience those negative descriptions do not depict the typical homeschooler Many parents believe that homeschooling is not a suitable education alternative for children because it will deprive them of social and mental opportunities Although according to Policy Practice it states that homeschooled children actually have a higher chance of being successfulA 1997 study of 5402 homeschool students and 1657 families to analyze homeschooler performance in the United States Strengths of Their Own Home Schoolers Across America found that homeschoolers on average achieved higher scores by 30 to 37 in all subject areas than their public school counterparts Students who were homeschooled for 1 year or less scored on average in the 59th percentile and students who were homeschooled for 2 or more years scored on average between the 86th and 92nd percentile Students who were homeschooled through their whole K-12 education had the highest academic achievement Pollack Difficulties will arise in all school settings Homeschoolers tend to be mislabeled with the stereotype of socially awkward Homeschooling has the potential to isolate children but it does not necessarily mean that their reclusiveness is the result of homeschooling Without having the advantage of school friends they are pushed to interact with kids in other social activities Homeschool students must actively seek friendships more than students in the public school setting Theyre also more inclined to have friends of more variety because their involvement in a handful of different organizations or groups whereas those in school tend to get stuck in one social group without ever exploring others Pressed by the lack of inconvenience these students are actually more outgoing and friendly then commonly perceived It has long been assumed that home education does not promote the same degree of learning that public school offers
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