“I’ve posted before about my amazing online homeschool support group.
Lee has been one of my loopy friends for many years. She no longer homeschools her boys but she stays on our list to inspire and encourage us. Even though her kids are much older than mine, she’s been a great source of support for me in topics like chess, Latin, math, literature, science and more.
Both of her boys went off to college this year. One of them was just 16. They both received full tuition scholarships to their first choice college, and both skipped their freshmen year entirely through CLEPing several classes.
Smart boys? Yep.
Impossible? No, in fact entirely possible.
When Lee’s boys started college, instead of returning to her professional nursing career, she decided to continue doing what she knew, what she loved best–homeschooling. She started her own business to help other homeschool families successfully make the transition from home to college. She offers a wide variety of support services, including planning curriculum, creating transcripts, scholarship searches, and help with the college admissions process.
Check out her terrific website, The HomeScholar, and sign up for her free monthly newsletter. She’s full of great advice and her recent topics include:
- tips for studying and passing CLEP exams
- brilliant ideas such as planning a writing curriculum around scholarship essays
- how to keep skills sharp over the summer (like my post yesterday, although her newsletter didn’t come out until today)
Holly’s only going into 7th grade. But it’s not too early for me to keep an eye on high school and how those choices will affect college. This would be true whether or not we homeschool high school.
I am so grateful for those truly courageous families who forged the homeschool path ahead of us, making possible the many wonderful options we have now, which continue to grow each year. (Homeschooling wasn’t legal in every state until the mid-1990s.) Lee is one of those people who not only blessed her own sons by teaching them at home, but she’s also blessed so many of us, making a difference in the lives of our children. It’s amazing what you can do just by encouraging someone else.”
Thank you, Kristine, for your wonderful comments!