Are We Done?
Do We Know When We're Done?"
by Cafi Cohen
"If you attend high school, it's simple. From roughly the
ages of 14-18, you sit in a chair six hours a day for 180 days
each year. You study carefully balanced amounts of English, math,
social studies, and science, and take extras like foreign language,
physical education, and drama. Do all that with passing grades,
and they give you a diploma.
how do homeschooling families decide when their teenagers have
completed high school?
We Done Yet?"
by Ann Zeise
For homeschool families who choose not to go through an organized
program or curriculum, coming to the point of saying, "Yes,
we're done and we're going to graduate our teen from high school,"
is not an easy task.
It should be noted that college is not necessarily the only, or
even the best route for every young person. Going to college without
a clear idea of what you expect to gain from it can be a very expensive
form of self-discovery. The decision to forgo college is never irrevocable;
most institutions highly value older students, since they are usually
enthusiastic and focused on learning. Some homeschoolers choose
an apprenticeship as a faster and more satisfying entry into their
for 18-Year-Old Homeschoolers"
by Larry and Susan Kaseman
"Increasing numbers of homeschoolers (and conventionally-schooled
young people) are choosing alternative ways of living and learning
after they reach age 18. They are moving beyond the widespread
assumption that high school graduates should either go to college,
get a full-time job and live on their own, or join the military
to the World of Work"
by Cafi Cohen
"As homeschooling parents, we hope our kids will progress
naturally from homeschooling into the world of work. We envision
our children developing consuming passions and eventually using
their talents to make a living.
For some kids, the path is obvious
Ideas for a "gap" year.
students are welcomed in many institutions of higher learning throughout
the country, ranging from local community colleges to Ivy League
universities. Most of these institutions value ability and attitude
over formal transcripts, diplomas, GEDs, or SAT scores. Colleges
place a premium on the life experiences that our kids have been
involved in, as well as their community involvement.
Door is Open"
by Earl Gary Stevens
"As children grow into their teens, some families worry that
continuing with home education might be closing the door to college.
They wonder if independent learning is more suitable for little
kids than for teenagers and perhaps not very practical as a prelude
to college admission. While college may not be the best choice
for every person, none of us wants to eliminate the option for
That Admit Homeschoolers FAQ
Every year homeschoolers are admitted to hundreds of colleges
in at least five countries. Those who prepare thoroughly can be
admitted with full scholarships at those selective colleges that
some parents daydream about their children attending
What About College?: How homeschooling leads to admissions to
the best colleges and universities by Cafi Cohen
College admissions for everyone
transcripts and homeschool
course descriptions; sample curricula and record-keeping; application
essays and portfolios; cover letters and resumes; college planning
Journal of College Admission, No.
185, Fall 2004: Special Homeschool Issue
and Financial Aid http://www.ahem.info/ScholarshipsandFinancialAid.htm
England Board of Higher Education's Tuition Break
Here you'll find hundreds of pages of articles about choosing
a college, getting into the college you want, how to pay for it,
and much more. You'll also find professional college consulting
services, and the Web's busiest discussion community related to
to College Yahoo group
toward College Yahoo group
codes for homeschoolers:
SAT: 970000 College
ACT: 969-999 American
College Testing Program http://www.act.org/
Without Schooling Community
Where are they now? Grown homeschoolers compose a small but delightful
community. Ten grown homeschoolers are featured in the Grown Without
Schooling documentary. More grown homeschoolers, as well as teens
and homeschooling resources, may be found within the links on the
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