What Parents Say:
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Irene is currently a sophomore at Yavapai College in
Prescott, Arizona and is a member of Phi Theta Kappa honor
society. Irene will be transferring to either the University of
Arizona or the University of Northern Arizona in the fall of
2007 when she has completed her general education requirements.
Irene plans to major in Art History. She credits her interest in
art history to Clayborn Hall's fine arts classes. She wants to become
an art appraiser with an emphasis in Renaissance and Baroque
paintings. She is doing well in all of her classes and in her
personal life. Her educational background and work ethic seems
to impress her professors. She likes to credit Clayborn Hall for that
I would like to thank you, personally, and the Clayborn Hall staff,
for each of your parts, in her success. Clayborn Hall not only gave her
an excellent education but the confidence to succeed.
Well Molly is ready for her test. She has impressed
a lot of her family and friends. She has indeed learned and is
doing better with your school. She loves her school and says
she feels that she is learning more this way than in a regular
school. That tells me that I found the right school for my
daughter. I wish more parents that are having a problem with
their children know about home schools. I know that some of Molly's
friends dropped out of school to do home school. Molly told
them about her home school. Her friend said sure you are doing
home school but for how long? Molly said she was going to
stay until she gets her diploma. I am very proud of Molly for doing
so well. You must be doing something right, and do keep up the great
job in teaching my daughter.
Dear Mrs. Taplin,
That was fast! The diploma and transcript just came in the mail
today. We're very proud of the diploma and that 3.8 GPA.
Thanks so much to you and Clayborn Hall. Because of your help in
this, his 12th grade, Mike's SAT score was 1340 and he is now
enrolled at Saint Rosa Jr. College and looking forward to a
successful college career. Considering that he had a .62 GPA in
his 10th grade and 1.90 in the 11th, I don't think he could have
done it without you.
I tell everyone who asks about it that for some young people, being
away from the distractions and temptations of the modern school
environment enables them to focus better on study and self
Clayborn Hall's online study program removes all the excuses.
only had to be reminded occasionally that it was his commitment
and his responsibility to keep it. Unlike his previous school
career, there was nothing in his way that he couldn't control.
Given that he was entirely in charge of his study schedule, (and
that I could control his environment to eliminate the
competition for his attention), he was able to stay on track and
get the job done.
I think a lot of kids, like Mike, could perform better in
Clayborn Hall' program than they do in the public schools. I would
recommend your program to anyone who is willing to establish a
distraction-free environment for learning when their child is
not performing as well as they should in the outside school
I am so glad that we are home educating Ellen! I have
showed her lessons to some of my friends and family, and every
one of them tells me that the math skills are about right for
first grade, but your Language arts, social studies and science
are what Texas students do in about 4th grade in our public
schools. Fourth Grade! Plus, her social studies lessons are
more comprehensive, because you include the history of religions
in your lessons, which our public schools explicitly avoid. And
the fine arts that she is learning are not taught until about
the 6th grade! The schools here are just terrible, and they
pump up a kid's self esteem, because they bring home A's, but
they graduate functionally illiterate kids! I know -- I have
had to work with some of their graduates in my practice, and
after passing and graduating from high school, they couldn't
pass the placement exams in college to get into regular college
. . .The schools here just don't prepare kids for college!