The kids must be doing OK. Colleges want them.
Colleges in Missouri are recruiting home-schooled students, 6 April 2008, Columbia Missourian, Columbia, Missouri
Home schooling in the U.S. has begun to catch the eye of universities nationwide. In the past 10 years, the number of children home schooled has increased from an estimated 850,000 to nearly 2 million.
Many are bright, well educated and well socialized, and universities are courting them more rigorously every year.
Columbia College hosts seminars to encourage home-schooled students to consider a university education and get a feel for what college life is like.
“I think the trend is growing to recruit this demographic,” said Kathy Monnig, admissions counselor and home-school liaison at Columbia College.
MU also actively recruits home-schooled students.
“Mizzou averages 10 home-schooled students a year,” said Adam Barklage, an admissions representative at MU. …
Home-schooled students typically come to college with the ability to be independent in their studies, and they’re motivated to learn, Monnig said. “They generally test above the national average on the ACT.”
“There are no home-schooled students at Columbia College that haven’t excelled,” Monnig said. “They are all really involved, and most are on the dean’s list.”
The article includes the Usual Sly Digs At Homeschoolers In The Name of Objectivity, but they don’t outweigh the positive comments from the ‘objective evaluators.’
As the mother of an MU alumna, I must add MizzouRah!