I wanted to share a post I came across about how one girl persuaded her family to let her leave school, and take control of her own learning. If you are a teen or know a teen who might want to opt out of high school– check out this e-book by Lisa Nielsen of the Innovative Educator.
To see what this one teen did, click on this link! And check out the power point presentation she created to convince her parents that she was making the right decision. If you are a teen who wants to persuade your parents to let you leave school, creating something like this could help!
At Pacific Sands Academy, this is what we help kids do–create their own learning plan and mentor them along the way. We believe that education that come from a self motivated, interest-led perspective is far more valuable that an education that is prescribed by a top-down system.
We also offer high school diplomas for kids who are ready to move on.
“The real question is whether you are going to be able to say a hearty yes to your adventure.”