Aria Ellise –Blackdoctor.org
WOW! This has to be the most accomplished Bush family you’ve never heard of.
In the town of Boca Raton, Florida a family with the surname of Bush is literally raising geniuses in their family one by one and looking to take over every area of government–one family member at a time.
The family of 11 includes two teenage daughters who have graduated college with master’s degrees and a host of talented brothers and sisters who are scoring off-the-charts in various school subjects.
The Bush family was profiled by the Today show and revealed some astonishing facts about this close knit family.
Because of their upbringing and hard work, three of the sisters, Grace, Gabrielle and Gisla, are all bound for successful careers.
The sisters were enrolled in the dual program at Florida Atlantic University while in high school. All three now have college and graduate degrees.
But don’t just take our word for it. A speaker at the girl’s graduation called the Bush’s, “America’s most amazing family.”
- Grace is 18-years-old and graduated both high school and college in the same week at age 18! Two years later, she earned her Masters of Public Administration and wants to be the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court.
- Nineteen-year-old Gabrielle graduated with a degree in health administration and only a year later she earned her masters! Her goal is to be the Secretary of Health.
- Twenty-one-year-old Gisla, who is the firstborn and named after her mother, graduated college at age 18 with a degree in Urban Design and two years later got her Masters. She is already working in her chosen field of Housing and Urban Development.
So what’s their secret? Well, all of them were homeschooled.
The children have been home-schooled and have been immersed in the arts and sciences since they were very young. Mother, Gisla who is an architect and attorney says the secret sauce is, “dedication, commitment, perseverance and hard work.”
Homeschooling has proved to have a great track record for many successful people. For those who are looking to get more into homeschooling, here are three tips you may want to consider.
1. Figure out the legalities. Just as public school curricula vary from state to state, so too do the rules about homeschooling. There are 50 different state laws; parents should know what your state requires.
Though all states allow parents to educate their children at home, some states (like California) require parents to register as private schools, while others (like Pennsylvania) mandate that homeschooled children take standardized tests as they reach the third, fifth and eighth grades. Not sure what the rules are in your jurisdiction? Your best bet is to contact your state’s homeschool association or the HSLDA. And to be safe, parents should put in a phone call to their local school district to see if they need to formally withdraw their children from the classroom roster. Otherwise, you might get an unexpected visit from a truant officer investigating “educational neglect.”
2. Decide on an approach. One of the advantages of homeschooling is that it allows parents the freedom to determine what and how their kids learn. Are you looking to re-create a traditional school environment within your home? If so, a structured curriculum approach (also called traditional approach) might be best. Proponents of classical education focus on the great works of Western literature, while “unschoolers” allow their children to determine the course of their own education. Find what you’re most comfortable with and what fits your child.
Sometimes the most effective way to get into your own educational groove is to take cues from other homeschoolers. Talk to other people who have done it, and if you agree with them, go with it, and if not, find something else.
3. Tap into your local homeschool community. Like anything else, homeschooling can get lonely without outside support. But as homeschooling gains in popularity, many zoos and museums are instituting events designed specifically for homeschool parents. In addition, homeschooling co-ops, in which parents trade expertise, are cropping up in different areas.