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    Filed at 2:09 pm under by dcobranchi

    This actually sounds like a nice exercise:

    The I CAN Center of Excellence, a regional college access network erving Crawford, Delaware, Hardin, Marion, Morrow, Union, and Wyandot counties, has invited home-schooled children and their families to Homeschooling Day beginning at 9 a.m. May 25 on the campus of Ohio State University-Marion.

    I CAN staff hopes the special day for home-schooled children will be an opportunity to introduce families to college access services available to them in their area, as well as listening to the ideas of home school families on what aspects are important to incorporate in providing college access assistance and guidance to home schooled children.

    Those in attendance will visit the campus’ Prairie Nature Center with the opportunity to learn about prairie lands, Ohio history, the natural wonders of the prairie, and how to incorporate the prairie and its lessons into home schooling science, geography and history studies.
    Lunch will be provided free to those in attendance. For information, contact Becky McKinney at mckinney.197@osu.edu or 740-382-9777.

    That’s Delaware County, OH (not PA), of course.

    One Response to “WHAT’S THE CATCH?”

    Comment by
    May 25th, 2007
    at 8:39 pm

    The last two years of my homeschooling education were spent in Crawford County, in the 1995-96 and 1996-97 school years. There was far more local support (from libraries and other institutions) than we’d become used to in Connecticut and Michigan — the local superintendent was saddened to learn he couldn’t give me a diploma from the high school (because I never took classes there.)

    And Ohio State (of which I’m an alum) was very open to homeschoolers — for that matter, so is Columbus State, which both of my younger sisters have gone to as high school students. The honors program at OSU was enthusiastically seeking homeschoolers in 1996, while private schools in the area were doing things like demanding five SAT-II exams from all applicants.

    It’s counterintuitive to a lot of people who are familiar with the area (it comes off as backward and in an economic decline,) but I really recommend living in North Central Ohio, and also attending OSU, for homeschoolers. Though I don’t advocate attending Ohio State as a regular undergraduate (tuition is more than twice what it was ten years ago, and rising 6-10% annually, at least on the main campus.)