Homeschool Students Visit Asbury University – Asbury University
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March 4, 2016

High school students sitting in an auditorium
Homeschool students gathered in Asbury’s Greathouse Theatre to hear from current Asbury students who were homeschooled.

WILMORE, Ky. — More than 30 homeschool students and their families visited campus on Friday for Asbury University’s first Homeschool Visit Day.

With events including a financial-aid seminar, campus tours, Chapel, a panel with current Asbury students who were homeschooled and a dual-enrollment workshop, homeschool students gained a valuable window into life at Asbury. 

“I learned a lot from the event,” said Eily Toon, a homeschool senior visiting from Mt Vernon, Ind. “I really like the atmosphere at Asbury. I love the community, the fact that it’s Christian and the equine program — that’s a rare combination.”

With 15 percent of its student body made up of homeschoolers, Asbury is adept at meeting homeschoolers’ unique academic needs and including them in its thriving community. 

“The fact that we’re a small, residential, Christian liberal arts institution is a natural transition from what homeschool students are used to,” said Kim Okesson, Asbury Academy coordinator. “At Asbury, we learn through all facets of life — the residence halls, class, Chapel and extracurricular activities. For many homeschool students, that’s the learning style they’re used to, and it makes the transition very smooth.” 

In addition to providing a welcoming atmosphere for homeschool students after they graduate high school, Asbury offers a dual-enrollment program called Asbury Academy. Open to high school juniors and seniors, Asbury Academy allows students to complete college-level general education requirements while still finishing high school.

Additionally, Academy students who take 12 hours of dual-enrollment credit and earn a 3.0 cumulative GPA in those classes are awarded a $1,500 scholarship, equaling $6,000 over the course of their four-year degree.


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