i also did well in school cuz i learned early on to jump through those hoops, and was lucky enough to take tests well, but as an adult i didn't really know sh#$ about geography or basic facts most people take for granted.
we decided to homeschool our kids and it's probably the best investment we are making in our kids' lives. they are savvy, smart, decisive, and responsible kids. we do think some sort of school experience is beneficial, whether that is high school or attending junior college early, so that they get the best of both worlds. but only after spending those core years at home.