8th Grade Gap Year...
                                          the homeschool way
 
With Talega Prep, the Gap Year is a second year of 8th grade during which you and your child design your own Course of Studies. Core subjects are taught and learned based on your child’s individual learning style, interests, strengths, and weaknesses. The 8th Grade Gap Year gives your child an extra year of maturity before heading into the challenges of high school.
How we do it…

At the end of 8th grade, your child enrolls as an 8th grader repeating 8th grade with Talega Prep, just as any other student would enroll. When the academic year is finished, your child enrolls at the high school of your choice as a 9th grader. Talega Prep will obtain your child’s cumulative file from the previous middle school, provide a grade report for your year with us, and send your file to the high school as we would any other student. We will provide you with the tools to meet the legal requirements for homeschooling in California.

 

Why we do it…

We recognize that many students are not ready for high school and will benefit from an extra year of growth before taking on this challenge. We work to provide families with educational alternatives that will meet their students’ needs.

 

What it is NOT…

The 8th Grade Gap Year is not a do-nothing year off nor is it just a repeat of the previous year. In order to repeat 8th grade, you will need to find a private school or homeschool program (California public schools rarely retain students in middle school, even if they have received straight “F’s” for each semester). Talega Prep meets both these needs by helping you follow the legal homeschooling requirements under our private school satellite program.

 

For more information about the 8th Grade Gap Year, see our blog here. To arrange a personal consultation, contact us here.