This year my wife and I began our first year of home schooling at the high school level. When we sat down to plan the year’s curriculum, we drew on a varied background: I attended a public high school for one year and then a private high school for three years, and my wife was home schooled all the way through high school. But in addition, I served for a number of years on a college admissions committee, and I became familiar with what makes for a persuasive home school college application.
Over the next few posts, I would like to share a few thoughts with you based on my own experience. I would like to talk about:
• Standardized Tests
• Letters of Reference
• Student essay
Coming up on October 21, I will join my friend Owen Sweeney, a home schooling dad and college admissions director, for a Home School Connections webinar covering this same topic. We’ll need to keep it short, but there will be a Q&A afterwards. Meanwhile, I hope these blog posts will be helpful even if you do have a chance to tune in to the webinar.