College Without High School
A Teenager's Guide to Skipping High School and Going to College
Published by: New Society Publishers
Imprint: New Society Publishers
Because the real world is the best education.
High school can be boring. High school curriculum can be frustrating and out of touch.
So what is the answer for young people whose creativity, bright ideas, and boundless energy are being stifled in that over-scheduled and grade-driven environment?
What would you do if you could go to college without going to high school? Would you travel abroad, spend late nights writing a novel, volunteer in an emergency room, or build your own company? What dreams would you be pursuing right now?
College Without High School shows how independent teens can self-design their high school education by becoming unschooled. Students begin by defining their goals and dreams and then pursue them through a combination of meaningful and engaging adventures.
It is possible to pursue your dreams, and gain admission to any college of your choice.
Boles shows how to fulfill college admission requirements by proving five preparatory results: intellectual passion, leadership, logical reasoning, background knowledge, and the capacity for structured learning. He then offers several suggestions for life-changing, confidence-building adventures that will demonstrate those results.
This intriguing approach to following your dreams and doing college prep on your own terms will be welcomed by students (and their parents).
Premises and Promises
Through the Macroscope
A Note for Parents
Chapter 1: Redefining Teen
The Point Of Life Is Not School, It Is Adventure
Bored People Become Boring People
Homeschooling and Unschooling
Unschoolers in History
But First: What Do You Want?
The Question of College
Dream Map Prep
The Dream-Mapping Workshop
Create a Dream Book
Chapter 2: College Prep Without School
Results Over Volume
The Changing Face of College Admissions
Some Who Have Done It
CP = ƒ (Results)
CP Result 1: Intellectual Passion
CP Result 2: Leadership
CP Result 3: Logical Reasoning
CP Result 4: Structured Learning
CP Result 5: Background Knowledge
Case Studies: MIT, Stanford and the University of California at Riverside
Diplomas, Transcripts and Transfers
Research Admission Requirements at Your Target Colleges
Chapter 3: The Six-Hour School Week
Time Management for Unschoolers
Schoolwork vs. Interest Work
The Six-Hour School Week
The Art of Batching
A Batching Example: Gia and the FCT
Conquering the Unbatchables
Chapter 4: The Adventure Blender
Ideas for High-Impact Adventure
Hunting Down Heroes and Experts
Community Skill Mastery
Chapter 5: Making the Leap
Final Notes on the Unschooling Decision
Defining the Dropout Nightmare
Meet Grace Llewellyn
The Social Life Question
Afterword: The Life Unschool
Reading and Resources
About the Author