My difficult stepson wants us to allow him to finish high school online. We are talking to him tonight to understand more about his reasons for fixating on this specific option....though we think a friend/girlfriend who attends an online school (and does very little work) is definitely an influencing factor. He is struggling terribly in traditional school and we are open to considering alternatives, but because of his lack of work ethic and disrespect for authority, we are dubious that he will be able to successfully complete a self-directed curriculum. He doesn't complete his work, has been cutting class, and defies authority regularly in his traditional school. I tend to think an alternative school, night school, etc is a better fit for him. Has anyone had experience with online high school? How did it go? What did your kid have to do to be successful?