Image via Wikipedia
After homeschooling for 18 years, I would say to each of you, "Reach for the stars! God has a plan for each and every child he has placed in your home. Know that your homeschooling efforts are a manifestation of a holy calling. Our calling includes raising our children so they will want to make a difference for God during their lifetimes and in the lives of the generations that follow them."
My daughter, just like her two brothers, was homeschooled starting at age 4 all the way through high school. (Our youngest son is still in high school.) She did some dual enrollment during high school at our local community college and took a few classes at a private Christian school during high school. But, the rest of her school work was done primarily at home. We used available resources outside the home only when we felt the other school could do a better job of teaching a subject than we could.
Amy has wanted to become a medical doctor since she was a very young child. This notion grew from a vague consideration at age four to a strong commitment by age seven. Since age seven, her determination to become a doctor has never wavered. She is presently finishing her junior year in Northern California at Simpson University, a Christian and Missionary Alliance school in Redding, CA. She has a cumulative unweighted GPA of 3.8 right now (out of 4.0).
After applying for several possible medical or scientific research oportunities for summer of 2010, Amy was offered two prestigious possibilities:
- A summer internship program with stipend from the Weill-Cornell Medical College in New York. That's right! ...the Ivy League school, or
- A generous stipend to conduct medical research alongside Dr. Steven Goheen at the Department of Homeland Security in Richland, Washington. Because of the medical research and publication possibilities associated with the projects planned at Homeland Security, Amy has chosen to go to Homeland Security this summer and work under Dr. Goheen, her mentor for the project.