My daughter has been involved on a team this winter that has required much more time than we anticipated. She loves it, so we don't mind the time commitment, but we have trouble with the assumption that since she is a homeschooler, she doesn't have a real schedule and therefore can come in to work for the team at any given time. We have been able to alter her responsibilities somewhat for competition season, but where do we draw the line? She is entering high school and cannot continue to give extracurriculars "academic" status as we did in the earlier years. I know colleges expect to see extracurriculars in addition to a challenging workload, not instead of! What have others done in this situation? Drawn hard lines or just done what was needed for the team? Thanks!
A friend whose son is on my daughter's team suggested that I create a "class" to focus on teaching my daughter the skills she needs to know in order to succeed on the team (it's a robotics team). Next year I will allocate time in her schedule for this class as well as draw some lines to preserve DD's schoolwork as a priority. Then, she can continue to learn and excel on her team work and her other studies.
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