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.
Don't get caught up in the AP hype. You don't need a million APs in high school . In fact, you really shouldn't have too many APs . All tests and no fun make a dull teen. A recent study of 400,000 entrants to about 100 colleges proves that high school sanity reigns supreme.
How Many APs should your student take? Here are
Electives are subjects your children do on their own and they aren't always something you assign. You'll learn how to put high school electives on your transcript. And, we'll go in depth on some frequently used electives so you can get some ideas and encouragement for electives in your own homeschool.
Electives are subjects your children do on their own, not something you assign.
It's possible to become disabled by fear or anxiety when it comes to homeschooling high school. Your job is to learn enough before your children get to high school so you don't panic and bail out. Spend a moment removing your fear of homeschooling high school, so you can move forward with confidence.
Parent's often have many questions when it comes
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