In NZ highschool is attended from around age 13, we don't classifiy it as junior high here - it's all highschool from our year 9 onwards.
I've pondered off and on the ramifications of starting our learning journey through the highschool years and as we've started this new year it's felt like a natural upward progression to the next stage of learning - remind me of that as we get further along ☺ - and as Bobs told one of his Aunties, " It's not as hard as I thought it would be, it's just more work than last year".
(I am still planning (ha!) a strategim to ensure he does write up the history assignments that go with Glencoe World History - that physical exercise for him seems to be just a bit too much 'more work'. ☺)
Bobs, at this stage of his learning journey, does not want to go straight from home educating to higher education - he wants to take a good gap to pursue other things.
So many people (!) ask what he wants to be when he grows up ... eyes twinkling, and sober faced, he replies, "An adult ?".
I enjoyed reading Karen's post on 'their' journey in the highschool years