on January 30, 2012
If you've ever had it with the constraints, bureaucracy, limited scope and limited opportunities of traditional schooling, if you've ever wondered if there's more, then this book's for you. These students' stories are an introduction to the possibilities accessible outside of an inflexible system.
I also highly recommend this author's guide for pursuing your own education: Opportunities After 'High School'.
on March 16, 2013
This is a great, inspiring book for anyone interested in taking a non-traditional, self-directed educational path or in understanding how others can do so. Wes Beach is an expert at helping young people turn their passions into career routes and at helping them get into higher educational programs, when desired, without the tedium of traditional high school. Each chapter presents a different example of how young people can make their way in this world while retaining control over their own lives, learning, and sense of personal integrity.
on January 21, 2015
The author describes the variety of choices available to homeschooled students (or for anyone who wants to take education and life experiences into his or her own control). The stories of different personalities, talents, interests and decisions are helpful and inspiring. Supportive of homeschooling, the author also includes specific guidelines on how to present non-traditional experiences clearly and understandably to those outside the homeschooling world.