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    Scholar: Scot



    From the official site:

    Home-schooled his entire life, this incredibly thoughtful and determined young man is bound for great things. With a 4.0 GPA and near perfect SAT scores, Scot was not only home-schooled but also self-taught for most of his primary and secondary education. He currently works four jobs, sometimes up to 80 hours a week, to help support his family and save for college. A black belt in the martial arts discipline of Tae Kwon Do, he is a determined and disciplined athlete, in addition to being one smart cookie. Admittedly cut from a different cloth, Scot hopes to one day be a lawyer, an investment banker or... a beatnik poet.
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    I'm rooting for this guy.

    Unless of course he turns out to be a total jackass.
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    Some how I dont know how to adjust his grades since MOM was grading the papers........and his background seems to sheltered for TV.....

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    Quote Originally Posted by Qboots
    I'm rooting for this guy.

    Unless of course he turns out to be a total jackass.
    Heh Heh. It's hard to tell because his description makes him sound like a well-rounded individual while he may turn out to be sheltered and intolerant of others.

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    Growing up, I was a member of the local youth orchestra, so I met alot of home-schooled kids.

    And I'm sorry, they were all talented, odd, socially inept individuals. Hopefully this kid is different.
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    Quote Originally Posted by museumguy
    Some how I dont know how to adjust his grades since MOM was grading the papers........and his background seems to sheltered for TV.....
    Yeah, my first thought was that my Mom probably would've given me a 4.0 average too.

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    He did well on the SATS but you can take courses for that.......

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    Hmmm. I'll have to see the show to form a definitive opinion on this guy, but I was homeschooled all my life. I never had any cushy grade re-adjustment . . . it all depends on how dedicated both the student and the parents are, really.

    Anyway, even with that "suspect grading environment," funny how I still had to help my friends in the advanced-placement public school courses with their homework. . . .

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    I dunno. Being home-schooled tends to make an individual much less in the sociability factor. We'll just wait and see how this guy comes out.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mantenna
    Hmmm. I'll have to see the show to form a definitive opinion on this guy, but I was homeschooled all my life. I never had any cushy grade re-adjustment . . . it all depends on how dedicated both the student and the parents are, really.

    Anyway, even with that "suspect grading environment," funny how I still had to help my friends in the advanced-placement public school courses with their homework. . . .
    Also, I'd like to point out that home schooled students here have to go and take tests periodically under regular class room situation. Was that the case with you? I can't imagine that the grading is just accepted without question. Certainly not insinuating that your Mom, or anyone elses would just give the grade, I'm just poorly trying to point out that there's a little more to it than Mom doing some paperwork and the kid doing nothing.

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