Image: front cover Buy Print Book Now
  •  CDN $19.95 
  •  USD $19.95 


Buy Ebook Now
  •  CDN $19.95     CDN $12.95
  •  USD $19.95     USD $12.95

Paperback – 176 pages
5.5 Inches × 8.5 Inches (w × h)

Weight: 255 Grams
BISAC: EDUCATION / Non-Formal Education
Publisher: New Society Publishers
ISBN: 9780865716551
Pub. Date: 2009-09-01

About the Author

Blake Boles

Blake Boles has worked extensively with teens outside the traditional high school environment. He designs and leads innovative trips through Unschool Adventures. He has worked in a variety of fields, and holds a self-designed BA in education theory from the University of California at Berkeley. He lives in Portland, Oregon.

view author profile

College Without High School

A Teenager’s Guide to Skipping High School and Going to College

by Blake Boles



High school can be boring. High school curriculum can be frustrating and out of touch.

So what is the answer for young people whose creativity, bright ideas, and boundless energy are being stifled in that over-scheduled and grade-driven environment?

What would you do if you could go to college without going to high school? Would you travel abroad, spend late nights writing a novel, volunteer in an emergency room, or build your own company? What dreams would you be pursuing right now?

College Without High School shows how independent teens can self-design their high school education by becoming unschooled. Students begin by defining their goals and dreams and then pursue them through a combination of meaningful and engaging adventures.

It is possible to pursue your dreams, and gain admission to any college of your choice.

Boles shows how to fulfill college admission requirements by proving five preparatory results: intellectual passion, leadership, logical reasoning, background knowledge, and the capacity for structured learning. He then offers several suggestions for life-changing, confidence-building adventures that will demonstrate those results.

This intriguing approach to following your dreams and doing college prep on your own terms will be welcomed by students (and their parents).

You might also enjoy

Spit That Out!

Spit That Out!

The Overly Informed Parent's Guide to Raising Healthy Kids in the Age of Environmental Guilt

From BPA in baby bottles and asbestos in crayons to misleading "natural" labels—it can despair even the most steadfast parent.

Lighthearted yet …

view title info
A Volcano in My Tummy

A Volcano in My Tummy

Helping Children to Handle Anger

A Volcano in My Tummy presents a clear and effective approach to helping children and adults alike understand and deal constructively with children's …

view title info
And the Skylark Sings with Me

And the Skylark Sings with Me

Adventures in Homeschooling and Community-Based Education

by David H. Albert
foreword by Joseph Chilton Pearce

Acting on their conviction that to educate a child well is to enable her to find her destiny, David Albert and his partner Ellen listened carefully, …

view title info
Seeing Red

Seeing Red

An Anger Management and Anti-bullying Curriculum for Kids

Anger is a natural human emotion, but if it isn't managed properly its effects can be devastating. Seeing Red is a curriculum designed to help …

view title info
Win-Win Games for All Ages

Win-Win Games for All Ages

Cooperative Activities for Building Social Skills

Together Sambhava and Josette Luvmour created and developed Natural Learning Rhythms-a family-oriented approach to human development. They are …

view title info

New Society Publishers have decided to sell their ebooks without copy protection or DRM (Digital Rights Management) so that customers can enjoy full use of their ebook purchase. In return we expect our customers to respect this decision.

By clicking in the box below, you agree that you will:

  • NOT make illegal or unauthorized copies of our ebooks.
  • ONLY make copies of our ebooks for backup purposes.
  • NOT sell or give copies of our ebooks to family, friends, associates, etc., or upload to any file-sharing sites.
I agree to the above terms and conditions
Our ebooks are available in PDF or EPUB format.
Please choose the correct format for your device.
Buy PDF Version Buy EPUB Version