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#1 of 8 Old 03-17-2011, 07:01 AM - Thread Starter
 
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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. :)

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Woohoo! joy.gif:joy . I know a Wash U grad student in French who got his B.A. there and said it was amazing...

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. smile.gif

More anecdata, I know... but now you can up your total to 8.

 
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Congratulations to two awesome young women (and their families)!

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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. nod.gif

 

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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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Thank you, and 

 

CONGRATS to Rain and Miranda's dd--such great opportunities!!


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Whoot! Way to go!

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