Some of you might be asking—hey, what about all those high school projects you told us about last year? Well….I’m afraid things have changed rather dramatically with regards to high school. I actually bought the property where I intended to launch off-grid high school homeschool programs in WI but…a number of things suddenly meant this wasn’t feasible. The main thing, perhaps, is that my husband’s work took him to New York. Well, I’m quite fond of him so I decided I needed to go too….and now here, that vision no longer is on the cards. I’m actually now doing more teaching and have several other projects unfolding before me.
I also have ended my distance programs with high schoolers. There were a few spectacular miscommunications and painful situations which made me realize that there simply is no substitute for face to face relationships with people, especially young people (and parents!).
I had also said my dear friend, Jacob Hundt, who has been working with unusually-schooled high schoolers over the past 15 years was going to offer college counseling through Christopherus. That was his intention—but his work has also taken him in new directions, most notably a very interesting 2-year gap year program for young adults.
He and I recorded three conversations speaking about college prep, the state of higher education in the US, and interesting alternatives to 4-year colleges
here, in three videos
(at the bottom of the high school page). I hope you find them useful. In the latter, Jacob speaks about Thoreau College, the initiative he founded in Wisconsin.