Because many states pay for community college tuition for qualified high school juniors and seniors, a lot of homeschoolers are jumping on the community college fast-track to a free 2-year degree. It’s all a pretty attractive opportunity.
But homeschoolers need to be aware of the potential pitfalls, as well as possibilities, of a community college education, free or not, before they send their children into that environment. As much as many public universities are very out there, liberal, radical, and sometimes offensive, a community college can be even more so. (For more information about the environment, read Facing the Community College Fad.)
If you do decide that community college is a possibility for your student, here are some strategies to make life better:
Great suggestions. We've used ratemyprofessor.com many times and have also found the actual reviews very helpful. Also, once a student finds a professor they like, have them seek out other courses they teach. My daughter followed a professor over to another department and took some classes she originally didn't intend to take, but ended up really enjoying them because of that particular professor. The instructor can really make or break the experience.
You may be wondering how anyone can take mommy grades seriously. I know you are worried, but your home-made grades really do matter when homeschooling high school!