FAITH NEWSWIRE – Colleges and universities are turning to The Old Schoolhouse® to help them find the best students.
The Old Schoolhouse® Magazine exists to support homeschooling families, and that support continues beyond a student’s grade 12 graduation. There is a Higher Education Portal on The Old Schoolhouse® website that is helping homeschoolers make the transition from high school to the college and career phase of life. It features many articles that help families prepare for higher education, and a directory of more than fifty outstanding colleges, universities, and academies that have expressed a desire to enroll students who have been homeschooled.
Paul and Gena Suarez are the publishers of The Old Schoolhouse® Magazine. Gena explains why homeschooled students are in great demand by post-secondary institutions: “They are most often advanced academically and do well with independent study. They have a good work ethic, model exemplary character, and reflect well on the institutions they attend.”
Homeschool students generally score higher than average on the SAT test. In 2014, the mean scores of 13,549 homeschool seniors were 567 in critical reading, 521 in mathematics, and 535 in writing. The corresponding mean scores of all college-bound seniors were 497, 513, and 487 respectively (Brian D. Ray, PhD, NHERI.org, June 7, 2016). With these scores, it is no surprise that colleges are actively recruiting homeschool students (Ray, January 7, 2019). In fact, all eight Ivy League colleges do accept homeschoolers.
Paul and Gena are working hard to help facilitate connections between the best students and the best schools. “We encourage parents to check out the colleges and universities in our directory,” invites Paul. “They are listed there because they want your homeschoolers to attend. We also welcome schools that are looking for homeschool graduates to join our list.”
Articles in the portal include such topics as the preparation of high school transcripts, applying for college, adapting to college life, and choosing a career path.
The Higher Education Portal is one of the many ways that The Old Schoolhouse® company supports homeschooling families. Its famous trade publication, The Old Schoolhouse® Magazine, gives practical advice and encouragement in every quarterly issue. Its curriculum website, SchoolhouseTeachers.com, provides a full lineup of online courses for students from preschool to high school.
As homeschooling grows in popularity, more homeschool graduates are gracing the halls of higher education, and many have been helped along the way by The Old Schoolhouse® Magazine.
About The Old Schoolhouse®
The Old Schoolhouse® (www.theoldschoolhouse.com) is a privately held corporation that publishes the industry-leading homeschool education print magazine, The Old Schoolhouse® Magazine, as well as hundreds of books and planning support tools for homeschooling families. SchoolhouseTeachers.com, a division of The Old Schoolhouse® Magazine, supports over 7,000 member families, with more than 400 courses for preschool through high school, as well as educational videos, World Book Online, transcripts, report cards, planning tools, and recordkeeping. Established in 2001, The Old Schoolhouse® Magazine is focused on providing high-quality, encouraging, affordable solutions for homeschooling families.
Publishers Paul and Gena Suarez are available for radio interviews.
Contact: Paul and Gena Suarez