Hello Sarah. On my case, I was homeschooled, then no, I don’t have any regrets. I could learn everything that I wished, and I continue to do it yet now.
Just I have started to work when I was 18 years old, after my High School diploma and I wish start studies at university in September. But it’s not really a regret because at less I have a professional experience.
Every state in the U.S. has different requirements, but there are some minimum standards set by the federal government. Where I live, many subjects are required but others are ¨electives¨-- the students choose (with the approval of the parents of course.) Here four units of English are required but foreign languages are all electives. Here, three units of science are required-- but you could avoid a particular type of science, like physics, by taking other science courses. Or if you really like science, you could take all the available science courses and some would count as electives.
I like the system because students tend to be more motivated in classes they like. Isn´t that the way most university degrees are around the world, with some required courses and some electives so the person can choose according to how they are planning their future?
I think that my only regret is that I started university too late (at the age of 36 !!). When I was a teenager, my parents could have sent me in the best colleges. But I choosed to be captain on the snowcrab boat of my father at the age of 23.
So here I am, I'm still working on the sea 3 months a year. The offseason I'm working for a degree in human ressources (industrial relations) in University Laval (Quebec city). At the university, I started to learn russian because I was already in deep love with russian culture and his language (I red many classical of russian novels in the past).
Afterwards, I'm planning to learn italian and then, I'd like to buy a vacation home in the according countries of these languages. I have already a home in Orlando, USA.
I have a good mindset in the order to achieve my dreams !