A person doesn't have to meet any specific criteria to be a Home School student. This is because Home Schooling is extremely flexible when it comes to the types of curriculum it uses. One Home schooler's experience will greatly differ from the other, the effectiveness of their learning program varies from person to person. Personally, Home Schooling has been very successful for me. In high school I have had the opportunity to take several dual enrollment courses, as well as online classes, and I am able to easily shape my school schedule around my life, allowing me to set specific times to focus on school, to focus on family, friends, work, and personal time. This all has ultimately allowed me to create a balanced life style.