Alabama Homeschooling Family Sends Six of Ten Children to College By Age Twelve

MONTGOMERY – A homeschooling family from Montgomery, Alabama is wowing many across the nation as six of their ten children have enrolled in college by the age of twelve, and the four remaining hope to do the same.

Kip and Mona Lisa Harding state that they are simply raising the “average family,” but credit their children’s success to homeschooling and encouraging their children to pursue their passions at a young age.

“We just felt like it was our responsibility,” mother Mona Lisa told reporters about the decision to homeschool. “That’s a big choice, and [we] wanted to be totally in control and make sure they had the right upbringing, and they accelerated because of it.”

When asked what she is doing that her friends are not, 10-year-old Katrinnah replied, “I guess I’m staying home instead of going to school, and I’m doing it faster.”

She hopes to take her college entrance exams next year.

Her 12-year-old brother, Seth, attends Faulkner University and is studying the Middle Ages.

“He’s got the highest average in the class,” assistant professor Grover Plunkett told NBC reporter Bob Dotson. Continue reading

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