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2019 Best Community Colleges in America

2019 Best Community Colleges in America

Explore the top community colleges in your area based on key statistics and student reviews using data from the U.S. Department of Education. List includes public junior colleges, public technical schools, and all other public 2-year colleges. Continue reading at https://www.niche.com/colleges/search/best-community-colleges/

Homeschooling Your College-Bound Child

Homeschooling Your College-Bound Child

Many families can be nervous to homeschool during the high school years for fear of their children not getting into college and the mystery and difficulty of choosing a curriculum. However, high school can be the best time to homeschool if a parent is driven and organized and willing to put in careful effort to give their child a quality experience Continue Reading »

Community College Dual Enrollment

Community College Dual Enrollment

Have you thought about about taking honors or college courses as a home-schooled student? Listen to Scott’s story of dual enrollment and what it can do to help further your education. Scott’s story at https://a2zhomeschooling.com/teens/community_college_dual_enrollment/ Photo by CollegeDegrees360

Achieving the Dream Recognizes Two Colleges for Dramatic Improvements in Student Success

Achieving the Dream Recognizes Two Colleges for Dramatic Improvements in Student Success

Silver Spring, MD (February 15, 2017) – Odessa College and Texarkana College received the 2018 Leah Meyer Austin Award today, the highest honor awarded by community college reform leader Achieving the Dream (ATD). The award recognizes institutions that have demonstrated outstanding progress in designing a student-focused culture and aligning institutional strategies to promote student success. This year’s award, sponsored by Continue Reading »

Pros and Cons of Doing the First 2 Years at Community College

Pros and Cons of Doing the First 2 Years at Community College

With college prices soaring, more and more homeschool high schoolers are choosing to do their first 2 years at their local community college. I interviewed some of our many local homeschool graduates who started out at the local community college. Here is what they told me about spending their first 2 years at community college and then transferring to a Continue Reading »

California promises free community college tuition, but how will it pay?

California promises free community college tuition, but how will it pay?

Weeks after Gov. Jerry Brown signed AB 19, which waives fees for first-time freshmen at California community colleges, officials in the Los Rios Community College District are wondering where the money will come to pay for the tuition breaks. AB 19, authored by Assemblyman Miguel Santiago (D-Los Angeles), would expand upon the current Board of Governors’ fee waiver for low-income Continue Reading »

Pros and Cons of Doing the First 2 Years at Community College

Pros and Cons of Doing the First 2 Years at Community College

With college prices soaring, more and more homeschool high schoolers are choosing to do their first 2 years at their local community college. I interviewed some of our many local homeschool graduates who started out at the local community college. Here is what they told me about spending their first 2 years at community college and then transferring to a Continue Reading »

How do homeschoolers get into college?

How do homeschoolers get into college?

Homeschooling is a big risk on the part of a parent—it’s going against what society tells us is right to do with our kids – and it can seem even riskier if you think your kid might not be able to go to college. I’m not saying college is necessary – it’s not. But knowing that your homeschooled kid will have Continue Reading »

Community College Dual Enrollment- Highschoolers in Community College

Community College Dual Enrollment- Highschoolers in Community College

By Ann Zeise It started out innocently enough. Our son, Scott, wanted to learn computer aided drafting. To learn this computer application one needs a very powerful computer and a rather expensive piece of software called “PTC Creo (formerly ProEngineer).” The books that are sold to explain this software are all very thick tomes. Didn’t exactly look too friendly to our teen autodidactic. Continue Reading »

The Times, They Are A Changin’ – Community Colleges Offer Outstanding Benefits

The Times, They Are A Changin’ – Community Colleges Offer Outstanding Benefits

There was a time when people looked down on community colleges. It was widely perceived that community colleges were not academically challenging institutions, especially when compared to four year universities. And perhaps that used to be true. Here’s the good news: times have changed. Community colleges have tightened academic standards and demanded more of instructors, all in the pursuit of Continue Reading »