College Without High School

College Without High School

A Teenager's Guide to Skipping High School and Going to College

Book - 2009
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"Blake Boles has written a remarkable how-to handbook that is destined to change the lives of young people across North America. I highly recommend Blake's book to any middle school or high school student seeking more excitement and engagement in their educational journey. Smart parents should buy this book for their kids and be bold enough to encourage them to forge ahead in new ways. " - Maya Frost

High school can be boring. High school curriculum can be frustrating and out of touch. So what is the answer for young people whose creativity, bright ideas, and boundless energy are being stifled in that over-scheduled and grade-driven environment?

What would you do if you could go to college without going to high school? Would you travel abroad, spend late nights writing a novel, volunteer in an emergency room, or build your own company? What dreams would you be pursuing right now?

College Without High School shows how independent teens can self-design their high school education by becoming unschooled. Students begin by defining their goals and dreams and then pursue them through a combination of meaningful and engaging adventures.

It is possible to pursue your dreams and gain admission to any college of your choice. The guidebook shows how to fulfill college admission requirements by proving five preparatory results: intellectual passion, leadership, logical reasoning, background knowledge, and the capacity for structured learning. The author, who leads teenage unschoolers on educational adventures, offers several suggestions for life-changing, confidence-building activities that will demonstrate those results. This intriguing approach

Publisher: Gabriola Island, B.C. : New Society Publishers, c2009
ISBN: 9780865716551
0865716552
Branch Call Number: 378.198 B688c 2009
Characteristics: 165 p. : ill. ; 22 cm

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MaLoCle
Feb 12, 2011

This book changed the course of my life. I was headed for graduation, feeling unnerved by the common practices of school; but I didn't challenge the overall goal: eduction. Now, I understand that education is a lifelong pursuit that takes place (more often than not) outside of 'school'. This book encouraged me to think about my dreams, and start building them today! At the very least, this book will make you think. Discover where you are and where you want to go. If you dare.

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MaLoCle thinks this title is suitable for 8 years and over

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