Friday, November 18, 2011

CollegePlus! I think we're going to do it.

I'm considering CollegePlus! for Luke this year and then for Josh next year.  CollegePlus! is a distance learning program helping students earn their bachelor's degree in less time, for less money and at their own convenience.  For high school, students use the materials that they already have for their high school classes.  They may need to supplement with the internet, or alternate source text, but usually they just use the text that they already have.  Then, they take a CLEP test and when they pass, voila, they receive college credit.  Most colleges accept CLEP credits.  If the students chooses, after high school he can continue to obtain, most or all, of his college credits through online classes and receive a bachelor's degree.

 CollegePlus! states that students can obtain a bachelor’s degree through CollegePlus! for $10,000–$15,000.    That potentially eliminates the (perceived) need for a sports, academic or ROTC scholarship or attendance at a free military academy.  Virtual freedom!

This will potentially be a great fit for Luke because it will allow him time to mountain bike and snowboard, while completing college in his spare time.  And, Josh can probably take his laptop while he's fishing and hunting;  multitasking equals earning his degree in the great outdoors.  How cool is that?

I mean, just in case the professional soccer, mountain-biker, fisher, hunter thing doesn't pan out, they will have something to fall back on.

Luke may start in January.  I'm not sure if we'll do it, or how long they would do it for, but I'd like to have them try it.  I think it will make our kids' homeschool and college much more flexible.  They could live anywhere and still complete their courses. 

Change of Subject:
......Below is a pic of a happy Josh in his Spanish class...

Steve stopped in Germany on his way home from Afghanistan and brought some of our favorite foods.  Josh snagged a plateful of Gummy Bears and rounded it out with a glass of milk during his Spanish class this morning.  Not a usually authorized snack during school...only when someone brings something from Germany!


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