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MAKING THE MOST OF HIGH SCHOOL WITH COLLEGEPLUS — PART 1

Making the Most of High School

HOW CAN WE MAKE THE MOST OF THESE FINAL DAYS OF HOMESCHOOLING?

Unbelievable as it may seem, my firstborn son is now a high school senior and his brother is a junior.  Where did the years go?

In the joyful chaos that was my life after my second son was born a mere 19 months after my first, a dear friend warned me, “The days are long but the years are short.” Looking back to that day now, I marvel at the truth of her statement.

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I’m so grateful that my husband suggested we homeschool. Thanks to his leadership, I have a collection of memories of learning of side-by-side with my sons. Together, we have studied world history, philosophy, speech communications, debate, art and music history, robotics, farming, and many other engaging subjects.

Now my sons are young men, preparing to embark on a new level of independent learning that will help equip them to lead their own families and make an impact on our world.

A COLLEGE DEGREE IS THE NEW HIGH SCHOOL DIPLOMA

For many employers today, a college degree is the new high school diploma. Some doors simply will not open without one. Knowing this, we set out to find a means of obtaining one without incurring a mountain of debt. Our search brought us to CollegePlus.

Over the course of the next year, we have the great privilege of participating in CollegePlus′s Unbound program in exchange for blogging our experience. Although we are incredibly grateful for our scholarships, we promise to be transparent with you. (We’ll give you the good, the bad, and any ugly we encounter.)

In our next post, we’ll give you a detailed report of our experience thus far, but here we simply want to share a list of the benefits that first attracted us to CollegePlus:

  • With CollegePlus, depending upon the path we take, it may be possible to graduate from a fully accredited college in 2-4 years for a total of about $25,000
  • CollegePlus helps my sons customize their studies so they can prepare to take CLEP exams and thereby earn college credit while still in high school
  • CollegePlus enables my sons to do college coursework without leaving home. (I love having my sons at home!)

EXPERIENCED COACHES TO ENCOURAGE & GUIDE

Although it is possible for high school students to earn college credit through a variety of methods, including independent study (my sons took their first CLEP exam before enrolling in CollegePlus), CollegePlus offers superb study resources and employs experienced coaches that encourage and guide students.

If you are interested in learning more about CollegePlus, they have wonderful counselors available to answer your questions. They also have several free resources which you can access here.

(Read the complete series by clicking here.)

 

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