Valley News Network, Temecula, California, 17 March 2007, UCR begins program to welcome home schooled students
UCR will now accept portfolios from home schooled students explaining how they have prepared for the university. They will be required to fill out the same applications and take the same tests as other applicants.So far, the program is turning out some of the university’s most promising students, said Campos. “We are finding home schooled students are by and large exceptionally well-prepared for college,” she said.
I was a bit confused by a paragraph at the end about charter schools, as it appeared by this inclusion that what was being discussed wasn’t homeschool grad applications to UCR, but rather a feeder program for the college.
Charter schools present a combination of home schooling and public schooling, said Cauzza. “Before [UCR's program] the kids would do all the work but get no transcripts,” she said. Charter schools, such as Julian, allow students to work from home but still get the transcripts they need for college admission.
But a look at UCR’s admissions page for homeschoolers doesn’t match that concept.
University of California Riverside, Future Students, Nontraditional Admission
Examples of nontraditional educational settings include those where the high school education was:
– primarily home-based
– completed as home-based after leaving a traditional high school during the last year or two
– based on courses from various sources such as high school, community college, and online program, with or without extensive home-based education
– completed early by taking the California High-School Proficiency Exam AND performing additional studies outside of class or participating in significant educational life experiences such as charity work or experience in another country
– taken at a charter school emphasizing an innovative educational approach that doesn’t have a UC-approved “a-g” course list
taken at a high school with a UC-approved “a-g” course list, but the student graduated without fulfilling the “a-g” course work because the student emphasized homeschooling or another novel educational approach instead
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