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Meet the family who sent six kids to college by age 12 - TODAY.com

Meet the family who sent six kids to college by age 12 - TODAY.com | Successful Homeschoolers | Scoop.it

"At 7, when many kids figure they might be firemen, Seth announced he would be a military archeologist. His mom, Mona Lisa, encouraged that curiosity. "Wow! That kid was into this!" she marvels."

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Let's be clear- to be a successful homeschooler you don't have to strive to send your children to college by age 12. However, this is just another example of how homeschooling is a more efficient way to educate children than the factory/assembly line system we have in public schools today.

What is remarkable about this story and this family is that the parents are just your average people. They aren't rocket scientists or college professors. They simply approached education from the standpoint that if your child loves a subject, let them delve into into it deeply. This approach has proven very successful for the Harding family, and it might work for your family too!

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Homeschooled students thrive at Gila Community College

Homeschooled students thrive at Gila Community College | Successful Homeschoolers | Scoop.it
“Homeschooling really enabled me to be the best that I can be,” said local Gila Community College (GCC) student Colton Jackson.
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One way that homeschool students around the country are thriving and successful is by taking advantage of dual-enrollement courses provided by local community colleges. Although this option has been around for decades, homeschool students are particularly suited to take advantage of the opportunity to dual enroll because they can fulfill high school course requirements, take advanced classes, and earn college credit at the same time.

 

Besides the time-saving aspects, this is also a money saver, as often times dual enrolled students are able to attend college for free, or at a substantially reduced rate. Furthermore, they can get a lot of basic courses out to the way at community college prices. You don't want to have to take macro-economics, micro-economics, or statistics at $500 per credit or more at a private institution, when you can get the same course for a fraction of the cost, or free, if you dual enroll at a community college.

 

Another great article on how homeschoolers are successfully sculpting their education!

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Another Amazing Homeschool Graduate | Proslogion

Another Amazing Homeschool Graduate | Proslogion | Successful Homeschoolers | Scoop.it

"I became interested in home education because while I was on the faculty at Ball State University, my best chemistry and physics students were homeschool graduates."

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This article is written by a college professor. It really drives home the point that his most successful physics and chemistry university students for the most part have been homeschoolers.

 

This ought not to be a surprise because homeschooling allows students to focus on their interests and their natural aptitudes, such as the sciences, in a way that traditional schooling cannot achieve. Simply because of the flexibility in schedule and specialized curriculum choices! This just goes to show that true school choice can only be achieved when we unplug from the traditional school setting and plug into a more community based learning environment.

 

Congratulations Talal Younes!

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