Always unschooled (except for K) dd, age 16 has just been accepted into Bard College at Simon's Rock on a merit scholarship!!
She is the 7th unschooled child we know personally who has made it to college/university. (And we know zero who wanted to go but couldn't.) Not bad. :)
Single Mom to 3 (12, 17 & 21) and .
So, um, can I add my own brag? 'Cause I was kinda coming to post about Rain's acceptance to American University - she's also unschooled except for kindergarten, except for her junior year in Russia. She got a Dean's Scholarship. She also applied to 6 other places that we haven't heard from yet, so I don't know yet that she's going to American... but it was a good fit for her interests and it's nice to have an acceptance, at a cost we can afford.
More anecdata, I know... but now you can up your total to 8.
Single mom to Rain (1/93) , grad student, and world traveler
Congrats to Rain and SagMom's dd!
I'll add another bit of anecdata ...
My eldest (newly 17) has attended school part-time the past couple of years but was unschooled from the get-go until then and still does the vast majority of her learning in an unschooled fashion. She's just been accepted into Canada's "National Youth Orchestra" program for youth 16-28, an amazing intensive fully-funded summer program that trains the majority of our professional orchestral instrumentalists in this country. And she's been told by the head of strings performance at her first-choice university that she's virtually assured a spot in the program next year when she auditions and she should focus on trying to win one of the two big entrance scholarships. Not bad for a girl from the boonies who is lucky these days to get a violin lesson a month, and only gets orchestra and chamber music experience a couple of times a year.
Mountain mama to one great kid and three great grown-ups
Congratulations to all these marvelous young women. Not only acceptance but a scholarship as well! That is indeed cause for celebration. We've a long way to go before college but it really excites me to see these stories. Best wishes to all of them in their scholastic and musical adventures!!!
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