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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Because the real world is the best education.

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.

Boles 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. He then offers several suggestions for life-changing, confidence-building adventures that will demonstrate those results.

This intriguing approach to following your dreams and doing college prep on your own terms will be welcomed by students (and their parents).

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


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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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Feb 12, 2011

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