My three oldest kids have been accepted into a nationwide homeschooling program that provides the curriculum, teacher support, testing, loaner home computer and printer at NO COST. Well, it's actually very pricey. But California has a program that can accept so many students a year and they pay for it. I am thrilled.
Eventually I would like to put together a homeschooling program completely of my own choice, but I am a wee-bit sleep-deprived nowadays and question how keen my judgement will be in the late stages of this pregnancy.
And, okay, don't be shocked and horrified, I don't have a degree. Eek. I know!
But I read a lot. I have taken college classes. However, I haven't taken a class since Pookie was just under a year.
And I'm intimidated at the thought of returning to school. Never mind time for me to take a class is sort of well, it just doesn't exist right now. I do think about it.
You know those commercials that say, Get your training in FILL IN THE BLANK or Get your degree! Sure I'd like my degree-- and not just so I can say that I have it. But I don't want a degree from some unknown basement college that some lonely forty-something shy guy created in his spare time.
Yes ma'am. Dr. So-and-so, who will be delivering your seventh child, graduated with honors in the top 5% of his class from the University of Eucalyptus tree and Tumbleweed.
So, how fitting is it that just as I've been really thinking about it, The University of Redlands contacts me to review their site and discuss my thoughts on returning to school.
Yes. I want to return to school. I do. I do!
Why did I never think of a place like a California business school? I mean, I am here after all. Not that it wouldn't be a commute. I'd definitely have to look into what is offered through distance learning or the internet. I've not gotten that far yet in my reading about them.
But I've heard great things about their school.
Forbes ranks it in the top 5% of America's Best Colleges.
They have a study abroad program and dozens of majors to choose from.
It's an Inland Empire college that's got so much to keep you from getting bored. Clubs, athletic teams, and big city culture are very close by. If you're thinking of colleges in California for yourself or your college age child, I'd say you should definitely look at University of Redlands.
Now obviously, boredom is not a problem for me.
But graduating from an accredited University that is well-known, I'd like that. I'm off to do more research.