I wanted to tell you that my oldest son just was accepted to the dual enrollment program at Georgia Perimeter College. Here in Georgia, kids have to apply just as if they were going to full time college even to take one dual enrollment class - in his case, Calculus 2.
This is my son who is profoundly gifted, oldest of our 9 kids and 4 years ahead in math & science. He also plays football and thus does not want to graduate from high school early. To make matters even more difficult, he wants to attend a state school that does not allow homeschoolers to dual enroll and PLAY division 1 FOOTBALL there! It’s going to be a LOOONNNGGG road ahead for all this!So the good news is that I have been keeping lots of records. I purchased your Comprehensive Record Solution last fall and started writing course descriptions. At 14, he has already accumulated more than 20 high school credits! I also made a transcript based on all of your advice.
Well, little did I know all that would be needed JUST to apply for one Calculus 2 dual enrollment class. I was SO glad I had your templates and suggestions to help me.
Last week, after submitting 25 course descriptions, a homeschool transcript, ACT scores, and 2 AP scores, he got theacceptance letter. Whew! Now we can proceed with the craziness of trying to get him into the ONE section of online Calculus 2 in January!
Just wanted to say thanks
This is so helpful, Lee. My daughter,14, is taking her first Coursera history course through Princeton. It is challenging, but she is really enjoying it. This type of history course is a lot different from the straight-forward, mainly facts you get from a text book or some high schools. She finds it very stimulating. There are study guides, forums, a syllabus, an accompanying text (written by the professor), guest speakers, in addition to the video lectures. My daughter will use it as her history class on her transcript.
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