Roy Hayley writes a poignant account of his daughter’s transition from home school to college in The Old Schoolhouse. Page Hayley completed her high school studies a year early and was able to take a “gap year” for personal study and growth. She sat down with her parents and set an ambitious set of goals for the year — a wise move, since “free” time can easily be wasted if we’re not intentional. Her goals included part-time work in the field she hoped to study in college (science), piano and voice lessons, theater, and the college search process (applications, visits, etc.).
Page was able to gain real-world research experience in the University of Kansas Medical Center (quite an accomplishment!) and was later accepted at Wheaton College. I was deeply encouraged to learned that Thriving at College proved a useful resource for Page and her parents during this time of transition.
Check out her story. (You can zoom in with a left click, and if you hover your mouse on the right or left side of the page, about half-way up, you can advance to the next page.)