Homeschoolers at USMA

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  1. USMA2020

    USMA2020 Member

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    So, I have just been sitting and thinking today about being home-schooled and getting into USMA. I also know that I am not the only one who has these kinds of questions. Is there anyone on here who knows anything about homeschoolers at USMA? I personally am with an extremely strict home-school organization, the best in the state, one of the best in the country, and have had extremely challenging academic programs, but there is obviously other qualifications that need to be met also. CAP is outside the school system, but JROTC can't be, and until this year there would have been no way for a home-schooler to do JROTC here in SC, that I know of, and the same goes for sports. I just thought I would start this thread, as I need more information, and I thought it would be helpful. I plan to call the admissions office when I get some questions together, and I can post what I find out.
     
  2. mom3boys

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    I can name about a dozen former cadets (because now they're grads) who I know were home schooled. Stick with a very rigorous college prep curriculum and you'll be fine. Really, my honest opinion is you need to concentrate on academics he next few years...you are very worried about all of this for a freshmen. Get involved, work on the three pillars (academics, athletics, and leadership) and just try to enjoy your high school years.
     
  3. USMA2020

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    I am, I promise, and thanks.
     
  4. ArmyStrong7

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    As far as sports, you can always try to join club/travel teams or your town/county recreational team. I did travel/club softball as well as join the softball team in high school. Just try to find anything around town that you can do for athletics.
     
  5. stella

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    Homeschool advantage

    I have found that homeschoolers often have great leadership and sports. Many, because of the lack of time communting to school and flexible scheduling of their schooling, are able to complete their Eagle Scout level sooner. Many also are heavily involved in travel team athletics with very, very competitive clubs (soccer and swimming usually) and/or martial arts. Finally, they often have life skills and experience beyond those of their peers in school.

    Without question, being homeschooled should not hinder you.

    S
     
  6. DeanoMom

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    Home School & School Sports

    In Washington State, homeschooled students are allowed to join the athletic teams at what would be their respective public school. All property owners support the schools through property taxes whether or not they have students in the public school system.

    This may vary by State, but I would encourage you to check with your local school district to see if your State allows it as well. My DS has team mates who are homeschooled in pretty much every sport he participates in.
     
  7. USMA2020

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    How do you locate those? I have had trouble.

    Ashleigh
     
  8. USMA2020

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    Oh definitely, but I just have had a lot of questions, and thought it would be helpful if I started this thread. JROTC for instance is hard.

    Ashleigh
     
  9. USMA2020

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    The same is true here in SC. I should know I was at the bill signing. But I know that my mom is concerned about getting involved with the public school system.

    Ashleigh
     
  10. ArmyStrong7

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    You can go to eteamz.com and find a sport and team in your area looking for players. You can also go to your local recreational center or town hall to look for flyers on different opportunities to join a sport.
     
  11. USMA2020

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    Thanks so much, I will do that. I see signs up around too. And there are advertisements I see around and in the home-school email from our home school organization. If I can start running, and doing another sport, it might work. Thanks.

    Ashleigh
     
  12. pointguard

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    It might cut into your posting time though!

    You have a long way to go. Doing is the best
    asset toward successful accomplishment of any desired task.
    Not reading about it, not writing about it, but doing what
    has to be done toward it. Good luck with it all, just do it!:redface:
     
  13. ArmyStrong7

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    No problem :biggrin:
     
  14. usafahopeful1

    usafahopeful1 Prospective Cadet 2017

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    Fellow Homeschooler

    I am home-schooled, and though not accepted yet, I have an LOE and am fully qualified.
    I participate in club swimming, and have done some other club sports over the years. I also am in CAP (no JROTC around here) and only joined it my sophomore year, it has been great! I did Girl Scouts until I turned 18 and received my Gold Award.
    Luckily, my school district is pretty good to homeschoolers, they let us take some classes without being fully-enrolled students, and they let us participate in sports. I know that many school districts are not so helpful, and try to bar homeschoolers froom having anything to do with the school.
    Either way, join a year-round club sport, they keep you in better shape than most hs sports (depends on where you live, but that is definitely my experience).

    You might have to look for opportunities more as a homeschooler, but you can usually get a lot out of extra-curriculars.
    Good luck!
     

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