.... Posted April 24, 2018 Share Posted April 24, 2018 I'm not sure what kind of colleges we should be looking at. Community college? A state university? A small, private college that we probably can't afford? Would my monsters even have a shot at any kind of scholarships if we tried for a small, private college? There are a couple of small colleges here that teach classically (like they read the Great Books and everything) and I have a feeling they would blend right in there, but we are a one income family and do not have a lot of resources. My oldest two (girl and boy) just started the new school year - oldest is 11th grade, her brother is 10th grade. We haven't started looking at colleges and they haven't taken the ACT or SAT, yet. Oldest is prepping for the ACT now and I plan to have her take it next summer. She is scoring around 30 on the practice tests. The oldest will probably graduate a semester early, because we school year-round and she will have plenty of credits. She plans to take a gap year or a gap semester and do missions work with the church. They are gifted, but very, very lazy with schoolwork. When they take an outside class, though, they get A's. They have an absolute ton of volunteer work/extracurriculars going on. DD16 has helped organize and run a 5K for charity twice now, she works 1-2 x week with a dog rescue, they both work 1 morning a week with special needs adults at an equestrian therapy center, ds15 runs on a competitive high school track & field team and he just got recruited onto a high school football team (never played football before, but this coach spent weeks trying to recruit ds15 for his team after seeing him run at track). They've helped with Special Olympics... Ok, you get the idea. They're very volunteer/sports-oriented + a little lazy. They both want to go into medicine. Any thoughts? Advice? I'm planning, by default, just to send them to community college, but then ds15 mentioned wanting to try for a Division III track school (guess what I know very little about). :( Guidance counseling advice, Anybody? 1 Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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