Dr. Joel Gardner of The International Institute for Innovative Instruction @ Franklin University hosts a podcast that tackles educational questions like “Is Higher Education Relevant?” In Episode 13 they invite me into The Learning Lounge to share my two-cents about homeschooling, the rising cost of college, and earning college credit. (Gulp. No pressure.)
The Learning Lounge Podcast
Issues of access and affordability of college education are hotly debated topics which affect young people entering the college market, as well as approximately 44.7 million Americans who have outstanding student loans. One approach to reducing debt and increasing college completion rates is to encourage students to come to college with transfer credits from high school.
In this episode, we talk with Jennifer Cook-DeRosa, author of the book Homeschooling for College Credit, about strategies that can help both homeschooled and traditional students earn transferable college credit while in high school.
School Yourself! – College Credit Resources for Homeschoolers with Jennifer Cook-DeRosa
April 28, 2021 I Episode 13 I 00:20:15
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If your teen is considering a career in a health or medical field, I have some interesting electives you can add to your high school curriculum to give them a head start. These aren’t worth college credit (you’ll award high school credit), but some, like those offered through the American Red Cross, result in certification […]
I am thrilled to share with you this homeschooling success story of how Sara used CLEP in her homeschool with her son Sean during 11th (and now 12th) grade. She posted her celebration inside our Illinois HS4CC Facebook group and gave me permission to share it with you here. I know you’ll find it as […]