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Homeschool Success Stories: How They Did It and You Can Too!

Updated on May 16, 2011

How Homeschoolers Turned Homeschooling into Adult Success Stories!

Everyone loves a good success story, but no one more so than a homeschool family just starting out. How will we do? How will the kids turn out? Will they be happy? Will they be educated? Can they get into college? Can they earn a good living? Read on to find out how veteran homeschool families have answered those questions for you!

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Christopher Paolini is a Famous Homeschool Success Story! - No home school success story list would be complete without him!

"Now that the first generation of homeschoolers is well-established in society, we're hearing a lot about how well these young people are doing. Christopher Paolini is the 20-year-old author of Eragon, a fantasy novel that jumped to third on The New York Times bestseller list just a few weeks after it was published. Christopher's journey to fame began when he was fifteen. He finished high school and was accepted to a college but decided not to go right away. Instead, he set out to write a novel." READ MORE

Eragon (Inheritance)
Eragon (Inheritance)

Here's a great big fantasy that you can pull over your head like a comfy old sweater and disappear into for a whole weekend. Christopher Paolini began Eragon when he was just 15, and the book shows the influence of Tolkien, of course, but also Terry Brooks, Anne McCaffrey, and perhaps even Wagner in its traditional quest structure and the generally agreed-upon nature of dwarves, elves, dragons, and heroic warfare with magic swords.


If You Have Older Children Who Were Homeschooled (or If You Were Homeschooled) ... - Tell us your homeschool success story!

My homeschooled teens or adult children ...

Homeschoolers' Success Stories by Linda Dobson - 15 Adults and 12 Young People Share the Impact That Homeschooling Has Made on Their Lives

Famous and not-so-famous homeschoolers from past and present people this book that helps homeschoolers realize they are not alone and there is a bright future for their homeschooled children! Statesmen, politicians, educators, celebrities, athletes, authors, and artists to "everyday folks" such as chefs, entrepreneurs, members of the armed forces, and business owners people these fascinating pages.

Homeschoolers' Success Stories : 15 Adults and 12 Young People Share the Impact That Homeschooling Has Made on Their Lives
Homeschoolers' Success Stories : 15 Adults and 12 Young People Share the Impact That Homeschooling Has Made on Their Lives

Each chapter begins with a photo and yearbook-style sketch of the personality, complete with favorite areas of study and a memorable quote. The biographies are short and insightful, with the author often injecting her own thoughts. Dobson, the mother of three homeschooled children, has written numerous books on the topic and is a news editor and columnist for Home Education Magazine. In her casual, succinct writing style, she brings to life personalities that have little in common beyond their method of education. Some were taught at home completely; others for only a few years. Their overriding message is that homeschooled people are just as diverse and interesting as the students found in traditional schools. "We are not alone," is the cry heard from these pages. - Jodi Mailander Farrell


P.S. What is The Homeschool Club?

THE HOMESCHOOL CLUB is real parents and kids sharing their best resources for great homeschooling. Each day we celebrate learning by opening doors to a world of creativity, knowledge and discovery. In the car, at the kitchen sink, and down by the frog pond - the whole world is our classroom and we explore it with creative projects, games, and activities. This club is a place to share, organize, and discuss how and what we learn in the world. Make a free page to tell your own homeschooling story and share your favorite resources. We can't wait to hear from you!

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      Evelyn Saenz 6 years ago from Royalton

      Homeschooling has been and continues to be a wonderful experience for us. Remember, you can always change your minds. You don't have to decide when your child is of Kindergarten age to homeschool all the way through college. You can make decisions for just the first year. Even if that doesn't work out, you can change your mind part way through the year. Homeschooling was right for us.

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      lasertek lm 7 years ago

      This is encouraging. Me & my wife have been talking about homeschooling our kids but we still haven't decided.

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      hsschulte 7 years ago

      Blessed by a squid angel.

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      Treasures By Brenda 7 years ago from Canada

      Another great homeschool resource page...congratulations to all who make/made homeschooling work for them.

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      MargoPArrowsmith 7 years ago

      I don't have any stories and certainly could not have done it, but this is a great idea for a lens, hope you get lots of stories.