Homeschoolers: Consider a Gap Year Program Before Entering College

Homeschool graduates: Take advantage of this powerful new opportunity, opening fall 2019, in beautiful Chicago: The Great Connections Leap Year Gap Program will help you gain the thinking tools, habits, and experience you need to leap ahead, in college or elsewhere. Learn from the world’s most influential thinkers, including Ayn Rand, how to determine what to do with your life. Develop real friendships with people who will become your lifelong allies. Be ready to take on the world!

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U.S. House of Representatives Expands 529 Savings Plans to Include Homeschoolers

The United States House of Representatives have passed H.R. 6757 to expand 529 savings plans to include homeschooling. Under the current tax code, parents and grandparents can only put aside funds for religious and private schooling. The bill still needs to be approved by the Senate.

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Homeschooling in an Airstream; 11- and 15-Year Old Siblings Attend College Together

Nehemiah and Gabrielle Juniel recently enrolled at Lone Star College-CyFair after being homeschooled. Their unique learning styles prompted their mother, Corie, to remove them from public school.

Alex and Mary Herlocker travel across the United States in an Airstream while homeschooling their kids. “Learning can happen in more ways than sitting at a desk, filling out worksheets that will eventually be forgotten and discarded,” said Mary.

9-year-old Alexandria Hamilton plans to hike the entire Appalachian Trail to raise money for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. Her mother, Amy, will homeschool her during the six-month adventure which starts in March 2019.