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  1. As the parent of gifted students, I can easily see why some children need to go away to college at a much earlier age. I love Jenny's way of phrasing it as her DD "wilting" without the intellectual stimulation. I have been thinking about this and am wondering: what happens to these students after college? If you have a brilliant 12 y/o who NEEDS college for the intellectual challenge and environment, what happens when they have graduated at age 16? Hardly any other environment provides the same level of intellectual stimulation as college. So, how do these young people do when they have th
  2. Outside classes, I mean-especially the across the board stuff? I've tended to put DD in groups where she's in the scope of the group, but at the young end, and, at least recently, have tended to think "well, she's advanced in math, but she's REALLY not a middle school math student, because she's not writing enough"-and basically the same thing about LA. Except that I have had my nieces here for their spring break-bright, articulate girls who are honors students and in the GT program at a science magnet school. And even in her weak areas, DD is substantially more advanced than her 12 yr
  3. Just wondering what states offer the best support for early entrance and dual enrollment, esp for homeschoolers. Especially, how can we get some college credits for free (or cheap) before 18. :)
  4. Just out of curiosity and to learn how others have planned, are your accelerated children attending college by 14-16 years old? I know that some kids are eager to go to college even though they are on the younger side, so I was wondering how the parents managed to include all areas of study, SAT and AP prep, etc. For those parents whose children have taken the SATs or APs in their 6-8 grade years, how did you all do it?!?! It seems overwhelming to plan for such a course if the child insists on starting college early. For those parents whose children did start college at a much younger a
  5. I have a 16 year old son who is taking dual enrollment classes at a local, small state school and making straight A's. We met with his Botany prof (Botany is his interest area) and she encouraged us to move him on to college. We were there to ask her about volunteer opportunities for the summer. I can go back to his 8th grade year and make that 9th grade easily -- he was doing 9th grade work anyway.... just not sure it would be the best thing for him or not. Has anyone else done this? Pros? Cons?
  6. I am curious about how one enters college at an early age. You hear about the kid who started at Harvard at age 11, or something. But how? My oldest is interested in faster-paced learning and also wanting more specialized classes and tutoring that would be available at the University level. She will soon be 14. But when I look at local colleges, they all say stuff like you need your GED, etc. which you can't even take until you are 16 1/2. So how do those famous cases sidestep this? Also, does the age thing disqualify one for federal/state grants, scholarships, etc.? Anyone know more about
  7. All of you have been sooo helpful...thank you! What do you all say when people question about your children being ready to graduate high school and go into college at 12 years old? My DS began reading at 2 years old, is now 4 and is reading at a 4th grade level, is capable of 3rd grade math and some additional higher math concepts, his love is geography and knows ALL the countries in the world, the states and their capitols. People are always asking me if I am "worried" about DS being ready for college at 12 or 13 years old. They ask me as if I'm the one driving him to advance and
  8. What is the earliest age that you can take a Community College Class? How about online? Thanks:001_smile:
  9. Long story, will try to be quick. I'm a newbie, and was so glad to find this board, I have no-one who understands and has lived the challenge that comes along with the incredible blessing of giftedness. Homeschooled ds, now 11, for 3 years, then public school for 3 years. He was tested, and moved forward a year in PS, and now he is home again-you know all the reasons. He tests in the exceptionally/profoundly gifted region. I kind of want to keep my options open for PS again because I don't feel that I can give him what he needs at home. Does anyone have any suggestions/ encouragement on
  10. Has anyone been down this road and can give some advice? My daughter is 10, but could probably handle some high school courses. Math is the only subject that holds her back. I've been thinking about dual enrollment, possibly full-time enrollment, to college around the age of 15 or 16, but not sure what the process would be. How do you provide a high school transcript when the child has barely started high school? Should I start keeping transcripts now at age 10? I don't even teach most subjects to her because she absorbs them on her own. The subjects I do teach are pretty much at grade
  11. I went to college at 17, so that's my "norm". My dh had just turned 18, but he's only 3 months older than me. I never felt younger or out of place. I also went to a school that accepts quite a few accelerated students (JHU)--so in my freshman dorm we had an 18 year old senior and 14 year old sophomore. All of the younger students were grouped in one dorm, which just happened to be the one I lived in. Even at the time I thought it was kind of cool. I don't remember anyone thinking they were weird or strange. OK, it's a geek school anyhow. Looking at the future, early admission is
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