At 15, he’s meeting the challenge, 16 January 2008, St. Petersburg Times, St. Petersburg, Florida
For most of his life, Andrew has been homeschooled. Sure, there was that stint in preschool. But Andrew was already reading back then, Mrs. Stoeve said.The Pasco schools didn’t offer a gifted program until third grade, so Mrs. Stoeve, who, like her husband was a nurse at Regional Medical Center Bayonet Point, decided to cut back on her hours so she could homeschool her son.
That worked pretty well for a while. But when Andrew turned 12, he told his mom that he hadbeen coasting academically and that it was time to get on with his life.
“I think he was bored with homeschooling and wanted the interaction with teachers and other students,” said his mom, who began seeking alternatives that would meet his academic needs.
They sent an application to a local private school but were told the school couldn’t meet his needs because he was so advanced. Dual enrollment classes at PHCC seemed to be the best fit.
The young man is getting on in life, and his parents did what they needed in order to support him. We all have needs that are special to our circumstances. Congratulations to Andrew and his family.
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