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One thing that made it easy for him is that for the last year and a half, he's been attending a Richard Milburn Academy. This is not homeschooling, but at the time he entered, I pretty much considered him done with school. He, however, wanted an official state issued high school diploma and this was a relatively painless way for us to get it. He took a few classes that for whatever reason the school/state thought he needed, got stunning grades in them, and poof. He's accepted into a great college on the basis of that and his good SATs. He knew most of the material in almost every class he took, but he enjoyed the experience nonetheless. He's graduating next week, top of his class.
I think he could have got into college without the RMA alternative school experience, but it was really personally important to him that he have a state issued high school diploma. There are ways to submit your homeschool transcripts and get a state issued diploma in some states, but not in ours.
My homeschooling career with my son is officially over. I still have a couple of years left with my daughter. For today, however, I'm going to have a small celebration. We were not insane. We did, after all, give our son a good enough education to get him where he wants to be at this time in his life. Our wildly eclectic, out of the box, curriculum assembled/written/invented by mom, part online, part co-op, part in class, part traveling/camping adventure homeschool for the win!