Friday, February 27, 2009

The Long View

For unschoolers, or interest-led learners, like us, planning for college takes an unusual path. Our oldest is still only 8, but each time somebody tries to frighten me with that zinger, "What are you going to do about college?", I get a little pang of fear in my stomach.

Evidently I'm not the only one worrying. To address the fears of unschoolers everywhere, my blogging friend Jena recently posted about how her interest-led, homeschooling son got into the University of Chicago on a full scholarship. The post, which includes the transcript sheets that she developed along with several helpful links, can be found right here.

If you shake in your boots each time somebody asks about college for your little dears, you should check out Jena's post. In this, as everything else interest-led, she is right on the money.

1 comment:

Jena said...

This is one of the reasons I've kept at blogging. My story seems to help other homeschoolers hang in there and realize it can all work out just fine. Thanks for linking to me.