LizzyBee Posted June 4, 2009 Share Posted June 4, 2009 (edited) At our homeschool support meeting on Tuesday, we had a panel of homeschool graduates speak and answer questions about life since graduation. They had graduated from 2005-2007. A few of their comments surprised me, but in a good way. One couple was married, both going to college, and science geeks. They were so cute. :001_smile: She said that her college teachers have been impressed with her writing and one asked her, "You were homeschooled, weren't you?" It seems we usually hear that writing is a particular weakness for homeschoolers. Another graduate is a chemical engineering student at NCSU, a state university whose engineering programs have an excellent reputation. He said the biggest mistake his mom made was choosing Rainbow Science for high school because their high school curriculum is middle school level. He used Apologia for Chemistry and said he wish he'd tested out of his first semester chemistry course because it was all review; iow, he felt like Apologia was rigorous and excellent prep for college. One graduate said the best benefit of homeschooling was learning self-discipline and how to learn. One mom spoke up and said her dd (not on the panel; a student at Appalachian State) thanked her for teaching her how to learn independently. In lab classes, you get the lab manual and you are expected to follow the instructions in the manual. This girl said that during labs, the other students will just stand and look at each other, lost. She has to read the manual and say, ok, this is step 1, let's do this; this is step 2, let's do this; etc. All of the graduates who spoke are pursuing further education either at the cc or university level. All of them did dual enrollment during high school. Overall, I was impressed and reassured about homeschooling through high school. Edited June 4, 2009 by LizzyBee Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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