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Response to Buzz Clik (Reply #4)

Sun Jan 13, 2013, 12:55 AM

5. Your kids did a nice job

but at $22K/yr. for four years it is difficult to get out without any debt unless you have parents to help. If you live close enough to a college to do your first two years at home that helps, but many do not (for example you can't usually get your 2nd year of engineering in at a local community college, but our state does over many sophomore and a few junior level engineering courses online (still don't have lab courses though).

My older daughter (a High School Junior) is using PSEO like crazy. She completed her first semester of engineering over last summer and the fall (I paid for most of the courses at $4K - it would not have been possible to do this by using the district options). This semester she will complete her second semester of engineering with the school paying for Physics I, Calculus II, and Engineering Analysis. Next year they will pay for Physics II, Statics, Differential Equations, Thermodynamics, Dynamics, and Mechanics of Materials (most of the 2nd year of engineering). The hope is that she will only have two years of college left after she graduates from high school.

Check out PSEO and online classes. It makes for a powerful combination especially if your child is willing to take some classes over the summer to leverage the PSEO options (which usually can only be exploited in the senior year of high school). My daughter skipped Precalculus in 11th grade (she had a great Algebra/Trig class as a 10th grader) and took Calculus I in first semester as a junior and got an A. She took Chemisty over the summer at a local university (very expensive).

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