I am doing online schooling but it is the same as homeschooling. Homeschoolers do much better in college because you don't have any distractions so you are more focused on school work. Of course if you are focused on school you will do great in college. I was in a public school through 8th grade and wasn't doing so good. I started online schooling/homeschooling and I am doing much better now.
I have two homeschooled daughters presently in college. Both of them are in the honors program because they did well on their ACT exams. They continue to do well (on the Dean's List with an A average). Yes, there is more to college life than the grades. We have had the opportunity to meet some of their new college friends and have been very pleased with their choices. They are selective, something I am very grateful for. College is not for everyone, just as homeschooling is not for everyone. But it worked for us!
I was taught at home from 2nd grade on and did wonderfully, as did my home-taught siblings. I actually started taking college courses as a non-matriculated student at age 16 and spent several years earning my bachelor's degree. I am now pursuing a master's. I should point out that neither of my parents were professional educators; they were just two people who wanted to give their children a more hands-on, attentive education than they were getting at the time. I should also point out that I also decided to attend high school for two years, and while I did decide to eventually leave due to sheer boredom and frustration, I did very well socially, and was elected class president among other accomplishments. I say this not to brag, but to discount all the people who claim that hometaught children have problems socializing etc,. If you're thinking of homeschooling your child, go for it. I would say that you have more reason to do it now than my parents did to do it 18 years ago. NO teacher, no matter how well-intentioned he or she is, can give your child the love, attention, and positive influence that you can.
Homeschoolers tend to be self-motivators and in the college environment that is exactly what one needs. Self-motivation is really key because your teachers are not going to tell you what to do 24/7 like they do in highschool. I am a former homeschool student. I am in the 11th grade attending college. Being homeschooled through out my late elementary years and jr. high attending high school in the 10th grade was not what I had expected, at all. In the one year that I had attended high school I felt like I had already out-grown the people and the idea of high school where as, in college, I feel alot more comfortable in my environment. The people are far more mature and realistic. As far as academically, I have a 3.8 at the college. My boyfriend is also a previous homeschooler and attends college as a junior, as well. His experiences have been quite similar to my own. All homeschoolers that I have met(known), THRIVE in the college environment!
Ours is doing excellent.
Most homeschooled students do very well in college. Average test scores among homeschoolers in comparison to public school students is extremely high. The one-on-one attention they receive allows a much better education than the alternative. Homeschoolers actually enjoy reading and writing, which, unfortunately cannot be said about most students these days.
Yes. Most of them.
Yes. A lot of colleges are looking for homeschoolers
Absolutely. More and more universities recognize that homeschoolers are a great asset to their institution. Many universities have specific procedures for handling homeschool applications. Some homeschoolers attend community college in high school and can use those transcripts as proof of ability or even to receive college credit. Homeschoolers have been accepted into every prestigious university in the US.
the best resources specifically for homeschoolers is (http://www.midnightbeach.com/hs/).I think that was the best website for homeschoolers based on my knowledge.
Yes, of course! In fact, (and this IS true, I promise, it was on AOL), this eleven year old boy was homeschooled his whole life and went into college when he was eleven!
I would talk to your public school. They will have some sort of record of other homeschoolers in the area.
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They call it homework.
Unless you set something up through your state, I don't think it's a very high percentage. Most schools would have those records though. Or go to the place you would sign up for a G.E.D. and they too should have those records. The truth in fact that many homeschoolers start college two to three years before public and privet school peers, but that most colleges love homeschoolers and work very hard to welcome them to their schools and that most finish as many their peers from the other forms education.
Check with your local community college. Some college's promote the dual enrollment program, and others do not. Either way, your local college should be happy to provide you with information about dual enrollment and the requirements of dual enrollment. :)
The answer is No I am homeschooled and this is a common question for homeschoolers
About 460, if you don't count homeschoolers.
It depends. Most homeschoolers score better on their tests (like SAT, etc--search up 'homeschoolers score better on tests' or something like that to see), but does that necessarily mean they are smarter? Maybe it's just that they have more time to study for them because they can study at their own pace. How do you define smart, anyway? By IQ? That has nothing to do with whether or not you're homeschooled!
Nobody knows exactly, but the chances of getting into college as a homeschooler are actually pretty high!! As long as they get a high school diploma or their GED, they are usually good to go. Homeschool students have great work ethics, are disciplined, can work by themselves and usually have really good marks.
It depends what the teacher teaches them.the teacher has to follow a strict curriculum in schools and in homeschooling, the teacher can add or subtract subjects. So homeschoolers,yes learn more.I am a homeschooler myself!!
No. Actually, many colleges such as Harvard University (and many, many others) are actively seeking homeschoolers because they tend to be more self-motivated. Some recent statistics have shown a sharp uprise in the amount of homeschooled teens accepted into major colleges.
The highest concentration of home schoolers is from the rural/suburban West.
1. Borrow a book of scholarships from the library. 2. Check out websites like zinch.com, mystudentedge.com, fastweb.com, etc. 3. Do an internet search if you belong to a special class of people--e.g., "scholarships for homeschoolers".
College Bound HomeshoolersThere are a few problems to answering your question - one is the fact that no one actually knows how many homeschoolers are out there. There are estimates ranging between 1 and 2 million, but these are estimates only.Another problem is the fact that no one actually knows how many college students were homeschooled. Many homeschoolers attend some High school to have transcripts and avoid questions. Others list their home school as a private school - actually they are forced to be listed as private schools in many states by law. Still others attend Junior college concurrently with homeschooling - just as some state funded highschoolers do. This gives them college transcripts. Many Universities will take college transcripts without asking for high school transcripts if they have enough (often equivalent to a year's worth or even a semester's in some cases).A third problem is there is a small (but growing) segment within homeschoolers that homeschool college.A fairer question would be "what percentage of homeschoolers who apply to a college are accepted"?As I understand it. In many schools including Ivy League Universities, Homeschoolers are actually more likely to be accepted than Public Schoolers. They tend to have higher test scores, they tend to have more extracurricular activities, and finally, they tend to have fewer problems with transcripts :)Here is more input from Wiki s contributors:I can only answer from our experience. Our son was homeschooled until High School. He was a year ahead of his age and continued that way through H.S. He is now in college with a 3.9 GPA.I am from Oklahoma and was homeschooled from Kindergarten through Highschool. I am now 20 credits away from receiving my Associates degree. My brother applied to the OU and when he told them that he was homeschooled, they said "We find that homeschoolers do better in college courses. In fact, 30% of our applicants are homeschoolers." Administrations went on to say that they are more inclined to accept homseschoolers.A relatively high percentage of home schoolers attend college when compared with the total High School Population. When compared with traditional schools academic honors classes, however, the comparison is significantly less. About 60% of home schoolers go to college when over 90% of honors graduates go to college.This seems like a closer 1:1 comparison when you consider that "honors" classes in the modern venacular simply refers to students that are not in remedial classes and parents are at least moderately involved.[I would like to say to the person above, "honors" may mean just that in a public school in middle America, however in private schools on the east coast honors means the same thing as ap in most mid. American high schools.]Although most institutions agree that home schoolers are academically prepared for college level work, those in higher education seem to also agree that home schoolers are less likely to adapt to the structure of higher education which could explain the lower attendance level.Of course, this is just an assumption that they are making, for almost no research has been done on homeschoolers. A previous version of this answer said that sending kids to high school and getting involved with them is the best way to guarantee their success in college. That statement is incorrect. Statistically, it seems to be the best way to guarantee that they will go to college. Attendance and success are far from the same thing.Until more research is done into this topic, the success issue will have to remain an open question.
Homeschoolers are no different from public or private schooled kids. They are still learning just not the way most people do it. All homeschooling isn't the same everyone has there own way of doing thingsFrom a homeschooled 12 year old.make piece not war
I have been both homeschooled and public-schooled, so... - Public school is taught by credentialed teachers; homeschoolers are taught by parents or teachers of classes they choose to take - Public school students "go to school" every day; homeschoolers go to school at home, attend co-ops, or attend nearby classes in subjects they choose - Public school students receive homework every day; homeschoolers may or may not receive homework, based on what their parents say - Public school students follow a strict schedule every day (about 8:30-3:30); some homeschoolers have more freedom in their schedule (although some might have less freedom, it just depends) - Public school students are around lots of people & their friends every day; homeschoolers might or might not be, depending on their schedules - it's up to them - Public school students have their classes, homework, and daily schedules dictated for them; homeschoolers can do schoolwork or take classes whenever they want to & on what subjects they want to (but they still take all of the basic subjects...) - Public school students have to learn at the same pace as everyone else in their grade; homeschoolers can learn at whatever pace they want to, so they can "skip a grade" easily or spend more time on things they don't understand So...there you have it, that's all I could think of. I was homeschooled through seventh grade, and then I started attending a public college-prep school in eighth grade. Both were a lot of fun and very rewarding experiences.
No. More often than not, homeschoolers have better socialization than peers because they are around a variety of ages; young and old, not just peers. Homeschoolers social with kids in soccer practice, youth group, neighbors, etc. School is not meant for socialization, you go to school to learn. It is also noteworthy a 8 year-old will learn better socialization skills from a civil adult than from another 8 year-old.
Most states in America don't require parents of homeschoolers to be college educated. The vast majority of homeschooling parents, whether they are college educated or not, give their children a sound education. But there are some parents who neglect their children. To ensure that homeschoolers get a proper education, some states require them to be evaluated annually. Even in states such as Alabama where homeschooling is illegal, many parents are homeschooling their kids through a loophole called the church school option. And some of the parents there are not college educated. Homeschooling laws vary from country to country. Homeschooling is illegal in some countries, such as Germany. In other countries like Malaysia, there are no homeschooling laws at all and homeschooling parents are educating their children in total freedom. So it all depends on the country and state you come from.
John McCain supports homeschooling vouchers. These vouchers would effect homeschoolers paying taxes toward public schools. John McCain supports homeschooling vouchers. These vouchers would effect homeschoolers paying taxes toward public schools.
Definitely - in fact Texas is one of the most friendly states for homeschoolers with NO laws on the books related to homeschooling.