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Why Our Brightest teens May be Opting Out of High School

This is a great article that explains how high school doesn’t fit all kids’ notions of success. We love Generation Z, and see you as the great hope for our future. At Pacific Sands Academy, we help you optout of

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How to Learn in Two Days what Normally takes 6 Months

Take a look at this article by Benjamin P Hardy! View story at Medium.com View story at Medium.com View story at Medium.com

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3 Destructive Things School Taught You Without You Even Realizing It

reblogged form this post: http://news.bitofnews.com/3-destructive-things-school-taught-you-without-you-even-realizing-it/  By Mark Manson on June 3, 2015 |  13,304 “Learning session” by Per Gosche It was high school. I was 16 and I was pissed off. My English teacher assigned us a creative writing assignment: Write anything about being in

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Design Your Own Learning

Here are 10 things we ask you to consider when designing your own learning at Pacific Sands Academy. 1. Find a mission that excites you. What truly excites you as a teen? What passions can you name? What is something that you

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More on Community College for “Underage” Youth

Brenda Leach, a dear unschooling mama  friend of mine who’s 4th child is attending Cabrillo College (our local Community College) this semester has this advice for  parents of teens and teens wanting to take Community College Classes. This advice is

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An Underage Path to Community College

One option that many teen homeschoolers and unschoolers use is their local Community Colleges. But this option can be available to any teen! Local Community Colleges offer a wide variety of courses, often more interesting to teens- since they can

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Daniel Pink: the Puzzle of Motivation

Dan Pink delivers an inspirational talk on what motivates people- is it monetary rewards? or intrinsic motivation to do what matters to them? Social scientists have found over and over that people perform BETTER on creative complicated tasks, when they

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