You're Gonna Miss the Prom: A True Life Account and Guide Book for Gifted Kids

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A guide for gifted kids who want to accelerate, home school or enter college early. Author, Lauren Betancourt skipped high school and entered college at age 13, graduating at age 16. This book details the process she took, the social questions and answers on entering college early, pros and cons, how to research laws and generally how to prepare to accelerate. SAT, CLEP and FAFSA information is included to help students learn how to get financial aid without a high school diploma. The book will appeal to k-12 parents and teachers. It also addresses one of the most difficult education questions: how to help gifted kids determine if acceleration is the right decision for them. A list of college programs that accept students to full-time college between the ages of 10 and 16+ is also included in an appendix along with a list of organizations that perform various services for the hundreds of kids that have entered college under the age of 16. Appendix and index

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Do kids that enter college before the age of 16 have social problems fitting into college life? Do they miss out on their childhood? What advantages and disadvantages are there for kids who accelerate? Exactly what process do you have to take to enter college at a young age? If I accelerate my child, what will people think? Is my child ready for acceleration? All these questions, and more, are answered in this book.

There are over 2 million families choosing alternative forms of education in the United States. "You’re gonna miss the prom?" provides a unique perspective on education. Although the book focuses on how to accelerate a student by entering college early, this book also provides answers to many of the questions that educators and parents may ask when trying to decide to grade skip or accelerate by subject. What can parents do to make it easier for their child to succeed in education?

Lauren Betancourt and her mother, Donna, offer advice on many types of schooling and provide a first hand account of the entire acceleration process, detailing their experiences and providing a practical and complete, step-by-step guide for the parents of gifted children.

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When I first entered college at age 13, I only knew about two other kids near my age who were attending full-time college. Three years later, after lots of research, I've found that hundreds of kids have entered college early and that I never heard of them because the news organizations that covered their stories only report regionally. It was a lot of work for my mom and I to research topics relevant to my early college situation and other normal college topics such as essay writing, financial aid, the college application process, and scholarship opportunities. I also wanted to know about, and contact, other accelerated kids. So, I decided to write "You're gonna miss the prom?" I chose that title because it's the first thing my best friend said to me when I told her I was skipping high school. I hope you enjoy the book. Good luck in your educational goals!

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