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Don’t Settle for Soul Destroying

The days and nights spent studying stuff you don’t care about are soul-destroying. Passion, identity, self-respect that is built from accomplishments that are meaningful — these are the building blocks of success. We need to take young people seriously. Radical

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How One Teen Left School to Pursue a Real Education.

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

Posted in Alternatives, Independednt Studies programs, Opt-Out

Accreditation-not as important as people think.

Many people worry about the myth of accreditation. Is your school accredited? It’s a common question I hear as I discuss my program with people. And my answer is no. We are actually proudly not accredited. But I believe this

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Teens: Give Up the Boredom and Join Us! – Scholarship Opportunity

Are you a teen looking for something different for your education? Do you want to leave the boredom and drudgery of your school? Do you long to spend your time pursuing what you love? Do you believe there’s more to

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It’s not Quitting– It’s the Modern Day Equivalent of Hunting a Lion.

I just posted an article  about  5 reasons to let your kids quit school, but I’m inspired by something I read yesterday by Erika Christakis   —What the Pygmies Can Teach Us About Child Rearing,  about using evolution to guide

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5 Reasons to Let Your Teen Quit School and A Few Educational Alternatives to Consider

(Photo Credit: High School: Poor Unhappy Test Results Post Card by prophoto Make postcard designs on zazzle.com) You love, or know, or are  an unhappy teen in school. Are you the unhappy teen?  For the purpose of this blog, I’ll

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Alternatives to Traditional High School

Do you know a teen unhappy in school?? Here are 6 alternatives you might check out. 1. INDEPENDENT STUDIES PROGRAMS A. District-based. Many school districts have independent studies programs. This is a place to start. Public independent studies programs have

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