Democratic education distinguishes itself from traditional education in the way that power is distributed in the classroom:

  • Together teachers and students determine what is important knowledge;
  • Educational authority is shared;
  • Commitment to diversity and inclusivity in the classroom;
  • Classroom membership and diversity is open and accepting;
  • Students share in the definition and availability of rights;
  • Students participate in decision-making that affects their lives;
  • Equality is honored
  • An optimal learning environment is made available to all students.

Democratic education can benefit all students because students have a voice and steer the direction of their learning.

Democratic education:

  • Builds self-confidence, initiative, perseverance, and life satisfaction;
  • Protects students from the coercive nature of traditional learning, which can be damaging;
  • Caters to a wider range of student interests;
  • Reinforces collaboration

Our students will be officially homeschoolers. They will follow a similar college admissions process to students who follow a mainstream education path.

Homeschoolers do not need a GED or a diploma to apply to college or qualify for financial aid. Homeschoolers only have to declare that their education meets the state law requirements. We will help our students determine the best admission path for them!

In 2016, a study conducted by the College Board found that homeschooled students score 15 to 30 percentile points above public school students, making homeschooled students an asset at any college or university campus.

Universities want students who have participated in alternative education.

Beyond appealing test scores, homeschooled students also:

  • Thrive in unstructured environments
  • Understand how to take responsibility for their own time
  • Independent and hardworking
  • Creative problem-solvers

Some prestigious colleges that welcome homeschooled students include:

  • California State University (CA)
  • Loma Linda University (CA)
  • University of California (CA)
  • Biola University (CA)
  • University of Dallas (TX)
  • University of New Mexico (NM)
  • University of Arizona (AZ)
  • Lee University (TN)
  • Rhodes College (TN)
  • Vanderbilt University (TN)
  • Florida State University (FL)
  • Sarah Lawrence College (NY)
  • Davis College (NY)