A confused 15 years old...

by KM
(Brazil)

I have a question rather strange.

To begin with, I am a 15 y.o. Brazilian girl who, because of personal problems, droped the school at age 11. According to the Law, I'm okay, as I do tests to get the certificate of each grade. But I just LOVE to learn. Everything. I can't really stand be inside of any school and I don't have money (nor my parents do) to afford a online education. Then, when I discovered homeschooling, I was dying of happiness! I CAN keep on learning (well, of course I can. I mean it in a academic-cultural way, not a "Life is a teacher" one)!!! Problem is: both of my parents work and PLUS they don't really support my homeschooling. (They support, actually, just don't want to help with it, as they think I'm old enough to do things on my own)

I cannot afford courses (to arts, for exemple) and they don't have good books and places to go on my (really small) city.

I really want to learn. But how a curriculum for a 15 who has a knowleadge similar to a 11 would look like? Also, regarding my schedule: I'm used to get up around 11 am (a shame, I know. How can I get used to get up early??) and, besides study, I want to set time to do chores and I intend on working as soon as I'm 16. How can I study a little bit of everything withouting making a mess (my parents would kill me!) and including those things?

So, the main questions are regarding my schedule and my curriculum, if my bad English (learned on my own) didn't make it clear enough.

Also, on a side note, I have a sister, but she is, too, to busy to help me with my studies (work + college + helping with chores + her own life... I don't blame her and don't even want to ask her to do so!)

I would be forever thankful if anyone helped me!
Thanks!

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