Home schooling six sons leads to success, 1 February 2008, Hillsboro Argus, Hillsboro, Oregon
The Bergtholds, Jim and Jane, believe their boys get more out of education at home. Jim Bergthold, a former physician, is a part-time researcher at Summit Research. For the past eight years, Jane has managed their home and facilitated studies for their boys, who range in age from 9 to 16.
So successful has home schooling been for this family that the eldest son, Caleb, 16, maintains a 4.0 grade point average at Portland State University, where he plans to major in Computer Science.
“We never want to sound like we’re elevating ourselves or putting others down for making choices that are different from ours. This form of home schooling has been a good fit for our family and we are privileged and thankful for it.”
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