It has been an interesting and challenging journey. We are trying desperately to use the school system to meet Eleanor's needs, but it has not been easy. We are not willing to sacrifice our family life, educational goals, or her soul.
After the first quarter in the local high school, Eleanor decided that the pace of the academic classes was too slow and the interactions between the students and teachers too often unproductive. She lamented that one teacher, in particular, was very nice and interesting when she was one-on-one with Eleanor, but she turned into a sarcastic and not-so-nice person when dealing with the class as a whole. Eleanor would've loved to explore science with this woman in another setting. However, the school setting was just not productive or enjoyable.