"... "homeschooling" is actually kind of a misnomer: Learning at home is only part of the equation. It's really about involving the surrounding community in raising the kids — that's when education starts to excel. Away from the standardized tests and rigid schedules in public education, kids can let their creative sides flourish, learn about the world they live in, and, when it is time, earn acceptance into the best colleges in the world. "The high achievement level of homeschoolers is readily recognized by recruiters from some of the best colleges in the nation," education expert Dr. Susan Berry recently told Alpha Omega. "Schools such as Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Harvard, Stanford, and Duke University all actively recruit homeschoolers," Berry said. However, it's not that being schooled at home advances an application. The real value lies in what the added freedom of homeschooling allows students to do with their time." - (Business Insider, full article below). The links below are available so that you can begin to understand that you have the freedom to develop your families own education journey and still get into the best colleges in the world.
COLLEGE ADMISSIONS FOR HOMESCHOOLERS - ADMISSION PORTAL EXAMPLES
While each college or university has their own admissions process, nearly every college or university, including Ivy League schools have a process for admission as a home-schooler. Below are just a few examples of where to find information on college admissions sites. As you and your child develop your homeschool experience in the middle and high school years it's important to understand the end goal, and know what colleges and universities require you to demonstrate for admissions.
DUAL ENROLLMENT - COLLEGE FOR HOMESCHOOLERS
Dual enrollment is when a student decides to take college level courses while pursing their regular course of education, example, traditional high school or in the case of GFA, homeschool. Mature students, even as young as 12 years old have enrolled in dual enrollment courses which are free to students under the age of 18. These college level courses add value to the homeschool portfolio as well as build a competitive edge in college admissions processes as the courses are in fact "college level" and are accompanied by a transcript. Home-school students have an opportunity to complete a 60 crest associates degree before their peers even graduate from high school. They then have the ability to "transfer" to a 4 year college/university institution. Below are examples of colleges and universities where students can take either dual enrollment or continuing education courses.
CONTINUING & COMMUNITY EDUCATION
Nearly every school college or university in the nation has some non-college credit seeking department where students can take course either on-line or in person. These course are called non credit because they are usually for enrichment or skill development and do not require a grade or any special credentials to be admitted. The completion of these course do however appear on a transcript from the college or university that provided the course and can serve as "proof" of completion in developing a portfolio for college admissions. While course are offered throughout the nation and families can engage those institutions independently, locally, GFA students can take these courses on campus at Miami Dade College. See the link below for course options and details.
Students can also get a taste of college life as early as their sophomore year at the University of Miami's Summer Scholars Program.
Federal & State Compliance Office (FASCO) of Miami Dade County Public Schools:
Home School Letter of Intent Documents:
Notice of Intent:
Home School Students Can Enroll in 2 Classes
Home Education State Brochure:
Frequently Asked Questions:
Dual Enrollment Verification Letters for Home School Students:
Florida Statute Home School Statute F.S.1002.41:
School Attendance Florida Statute:
Immunization Florida Statute:
Notice of Termination of Home School Program:
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