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Good for him. Most kids don't have the energy for a 5am to 11pm day, but many kids are smart enough to compress their high school + college career to fewer than 8 years by taking AP and college course while enrolled in high school. I am reminded of a high school teacher's saying, "Busy people are happy people".
1 posted on 06/15/2009 1:42:12 PM PDT by reaganaut1
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“Today, the energetic 18-year-old can finally take a breath. On May 29, he received his high school diploma from Sierra Canyon in Chatsworth and on Saturday he graduated with a bachelor of arts degree from Cal State L.A.”

A commentary on the degree of difficulty for a film degree, imho...


2 posted on 06/15/2009 1:45:15 PM PDT by jessduntno (July 4th, 2009. Washington DC. Gadsden Flags. Be There.)
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“Busy people are happy people”.

I cannot think of a more truthful statement.
It is also amazing what one can accomplish when one has a full plate.


3 posted on 06/15/2009 1:45:43 PM PDT by a real Sheila (We will have a "Quadrillion" dollar debt when Obama's time is up!)
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Very interesting. I wonder how he got admitted to college when he had not yet completed his high school work?


4 posted on 06/15/2009 1:47:32 PM PDT by Hetty_Fauxvert (Psssssst! ... PETRAEUS IN 2012 .... Pass it on!)
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...he received his high school diploma from Sierra Canyon in Chatsworth and on Saturday he graduated with a bachelor of arts degree from Cal State L.A.

Which restaurant do we visit to extend our congratulations?

5 posted on 06/15/2009 1:59:38 PM PDT by randog (Tap into America!)
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By the way....Homeschooling is driving this.

The government schools are being forced by the free market to provide more choice.

Homeschoolers are frequently found enrolling in college early. My own homeschooled kids matriculated at the ages of 13, 12, and 13. All three finished Calculus III and all general college requirements by the age of 15. Two had B.S. degrees in math at 18.

11 posted on 06/15/2009 2:59:43 PM PDT by wintertime
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Good for him. Most kids don't have the energy for a 5am to 11pm day, but many kids are smart enough to compress their high school + college career to fewer than 8 years by taking AP and college course while enrolled in high school. I am reminded of a high school teacher's saying, "Busy people are happy people".

It can be done without that level of saturation. I started taking summer school classes after 8th grade. The extra summer school credits allowed me to "skip" my junior year in high school. I continued the practice into college and finished with my BA in Biology from UCSD at age 19. I took 18 to 22 units during Fall/Winter/Spring quarters. Most summers I was able to wrangle another 16 units. It didn't leave much time for "social life", but UCSD was pretty dead with respect to "parties" in the 1974 to 1976 time frame.

Now that the young man has his bachelor's, it is time to look ahead to grad school. Hopefully, he has a good idea of where he wants to go in life. The absence of life experience could make for a less than optimal decision.

13 posted on 06/15/2009 3:12:29 PM PDT by Myrddin
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"He maintained a brutal schedule, especially during football season, when he was up at 5 a.m. to go to the gym. He would return to his Chatsworth home at 6:30 a.m. to drive his younger sister Jenna to school in Calabasas, dash to Sierra Canyon's Chatsworth campus to attend classes from 8 a.m to 3 p.m., hit football practice from 3:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m., navigate traffic to get to Cal State L.A.'s Eastside campus for classes from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. and return home about 11."

This is the kind of schedule Service academy cadets & midshipmen face. Carry 17-22 semester hours, play a mandatory intercollegiate or intramural sport, formations, inspections, parades, PT tests, military training, mandatory study hours, extracurricular activities, etc.

14 posted on 06/15/2009 3:12:46 PM PDT by twister881
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Taking concurrent classes during one’s senior year isn’t uncommon—and many take AP classes in their seinor and junior classes. But this guy is good.


26 posted on 06/16/2009 6:38:41 PM PDT by bannie
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