The things you have suggested are right on for what we are trying to do. We are finding that having a high school sport is pretty important as well as physical fitness. Grades and awesome test scores are also important. And finally, leadership is utmost. There has to be proof of the student's leadership, like team captain, community service, teaching others, etc. The umpiring that my boys did is really good.
Another thing we are finding is that with the economy as it is, the number of military ROTC and academy applicants is doubling and tripling....very competitive. But as you said, it is great to be homeschooled as long as you have the above characteristics. AND get the paperwork in EARLY!!! Oh, and you were right on with your advice on Foreign Language. They want to see Russian, Chinese, Arabic, Japanese, or Persian. We went for Arabic.
~ Sally in Washington
My first son is currently a Firstie at the Naval Academy. We home schooled him from K-12. Everything you mention is accurate. Another suggestion I would add to really beef up your child's transcript and give credibility to his grades at home is to have him (or her) take several classes at a local community college for his junior and senior years of high school. Classes in the sciences and math, or any sort of challenging class with a good grade really helps. My son will graduate in May with a BS degree in Mechanical Engineering. He has had a wonderful experience at USNA. It's definitely been a huge challenge every step of the way, but well worth it.
Homeschool law usually isn't the same as the law covering public or private schools. Homeschooling in Washington State, for example, public school is covered in one area of the law, and homeschool
Do you like free stuff? Marie does - and it's made a HUGE difference in her life to read my free eBook. Download your copy today !
"Hi Lee, I've used your
What are colleges are really looking for? Students who really want to attend a particular college need to be able to convince the school that they will stay for all four years at that