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Dual Enrollment: The Classroom Option

Vol. 92, Prg. 1–5
August 31–September 4, 2009

Homeschooling today can involve higher education experience before your student ever graduates! This week, homeschool graduates and one of HSLDA’s high school coordinators share the pros and cons of dual enrollment options. Learn how to make dual enrollment a positive way for your homeschooled high schooler to learn and grow!

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Dual Enrollment: A Homeschool Tool
Creating a Teaching Opportunity
Change of Scene
Dynamics of a Classroom
Foundational Experience


Dan BeasleyDaniel Beasley
Dan Beasley is the third of nine children born to Phil and Annette Beasley and was homeschooled from preschool through 12th grade. He was active in the homeschool community growing up, participating in numerous activities such as band, choir, basketball, and other homeschool events. Throughout his high school years, Dan was heavily involved in ministry with Child Evangelism Fellowship and other organizations. During his senior year, he took several classes from a local community college in Omaha, Nebraska. After graduating in May of 2007, Dan took CLEP tests to satisfy admission requirements to Oak Brook College of Law and Government Policy, where he is currently studying as a second year law student.

In July of 2008, Dan moved to Purcellville, Virginia, to work as a legal assistant with the Home School Legal Defense Association (HSLDA), where he is currently working while continuing his education. He recently became engaged to be married on December 19, 2009. It is his utmost desire to stay on the narrow road and glorify God in everything that he does.

Elisa BrickerElisa Bricker
Elisa Bricker was born and raised in Virginia and was homeschooled throughout her primary education. She attended Lord Fairfax Community College at age 16, where she earned two associate’s degrees and graduated with high honor. Elisa then attended the University of Virginia, where she earned bachelor’s and master’s degrees in English. She has since worked in the publishing industry and now runs her own company, Elisa B. Photography. She and her husband, Edward Bricker, live in Charlottesville, Virginia, and are expecting their first child in November.

Becky CookeBecky Cooke
Becky Cooke earned her bachelor of science degree in secondary education from Messiah College, Grantham, Pennsylvania. After marrying, she worked as a legal secretary and administrator while her husband Jim completed post-graduate studies.

Becky, encouraged by her husband, homeschooled their three children from kindergarten until college using an eclectic assortment of teaching resources. Today all three children are busy in their respective careers. One son practices law in Washington, D.C. Another son enjoys working in New York City as a computer software developer, and the Cooke’s daughter is a pediatric nurse practicing in Virginia.

Becky now enjoys equipping and encouraging parents to successfully teach their children through the high school years and to have fun doing so. She ministers to families as she speaks at homeschool meetings and conferences. She co-authors articles on high school topics, a monthly high school email newsletter and brochures which reach homeschooling families nationwide. In addition, Becky provides personal consultation and a listening ear to HSLDA members with homeschool questions and concerns. In her “spare” time, she edits books, articles, and magazines for several authors and publishers, is active in Precepts upon Precepts Bible Study, and mentors international collegiate women studying in the Washington, D.C. area. She also sits on the board of Breakthrough Intercessors Prayer Ministry.

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