Homeschooling for College Credit 2nd Edition
I consider myself to be fairly knowledgeable when it comes to college-prep homeschooling, but I just discovered that I only knew the proverbial "tip of the iceberg." Fortunately, I can now point you to the real expert Jennifer Cook-DeRosa. This book is an amazing compendium of information. She covers all the topics you would expect college credit at home, high school planning, curriculum-building, test-taking, transcripts, college admissions and costs. She covers these topics completely and thoroughly; citing a wealth of resources, in a manner that I appreciate bullet points. But what I savored most is the overall philosophy of her approach. Homeschooling moms wear many hats during their career, but one that has been overlooked (at least until now) is that of high school guidance counselor. With this book in hand, you will have the tools you need to guide your child not only through high school but into college and onto a life path that avoids many expensive pitfalls along the way. Her general approach to educational costs might be dubbed a Dave Ramsey-esque cost/value assessment. In other words, she gives you lots of options for avoiding the ubiquitous college debt that many families just accept and many homeschooling families avoid by shunning college educations all together. Her tips for talking to children about the relative value of jobs and their attainment cost helps to put "pursuing your dream" into economical perspective and will help you realistically prepare your children for establishing and supporting a family. Don't wait until your child is in high school to read this book (although better then than never) middle school is a good time to start the process of educating yourself (once again) and filling your mind with the possibilities. Now in a revised, expanded 2nd edition with new content. 337 pgs. pb. ~ Janice
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The U.S. Department of Education reports that about half of the students who start college will never finish and 75% will graduate with student loan debt.
Homeschooling for College Credit teens graduate high school with about 1 year of college under their belts, but motivated teens can finish their degree. Homeschooling for College Credit brings the goal post closer and teaches you how to pay cash as you go.
Homeschooling for College Credit will challenge you to reconsider the wisdom of popular college propaganda, and how to make better choices for your family. Even if you've never been to college, this book will turn you into a well-informed homeschool guidance counselor ready to proceed with confidence.
"Jennifer Cook DeRosa is THE foremost authority on Homeschooling for College Credit in the United States." -Dr. Shawn Ambrose, Higher Learning Commission and the American Council on Education.
After two decades in higher education, Jennifer stepped away from college administration and teaching to homeschool her 4 sons. In 2012, Jennifer created Homeschooling for College Credit, a non-profit social community that teaches parents how to make the most of their teen's high school career.
Jennifer and her husband have been married for 25 years and live in North Carolina. All of her sons have earned college credit in high school, and collectively her family has 9 degrees from 7 different colleges.