Consider a Gap Year Before College For Your Homeschool Graduate

This is a sponsored post by Praxis.

Consider a Gap Year Before College For Your Homeschool Graduate

I am a prime example of someone who needed a gap year in between high school graduation and going to college. It wasn’t because I lacked focus or wasn’t hardworking. No, rather I wasn’t entirely sure what I wanted to do because I had several interests and abilities. My problem was narrowing those down.

Let’s be real, who really knows exactly what they want to do when they are 17 or 18? What most of us need is more time to explore our interests before we commit to a specific field of study or a career. I am so glad that I waited a year before going to college. Even though I graduated with a 4.0 in high school, I had no idea what I wanted to pursue, and time out working with (and for) some phenomenal entrepreneurs gave me a passion for something that I didn’t know I had.

Praxis is a viable option for those who are considering a gap year before heading off to college, or simply for those who do not desire to attend college. This program takes real-world working experience and couples it with intensive curriculum giving your student an extremely marketable resume. Let’s face it, you can go to college and get a degree, but without the experience to back it up, you are not as appealing for hire as the person who has proven they know how to use their education through hands-on experience.

What is Praxis?

Praxis is a 10-month experience that pairs students with a small business in conjunction with intensive online coursework. The breakdown is simple: 30 hours of real-world work experience (with a guaranteed pay of $10 per hour) and 10 hours a week spent on educational online courses, workshops, and assignments.

What Praxis Provides

  • a full year of work experience with business leaders
  • a rigorous liberal arts and business education rivaling any degree on the market
  • real life social and network marketing skills in business
  • confidence in the students chosen field
  • a portfolio of accomplishments endorsed by the business they work with
  • an inside look into an industry of interest
  • the opportunity to learn entrepreneurial skills from those who have gone before them
  • the ability for your student to determine if college is right for them

Praxis Application and Cost

You can apply for the September 2014 – June 2015 program now through July 1, 2014. Be sure to register soon so you don’t miss the deadline!

Praxis is a very affordable alternative to college. Tuition for the course is $13,000, and the student actually earns $12,000 through the work partnership plan. The overall cost? Only $1,000! I don’t know about you, but I think this is a very wise choice for your student’s gap year or start of their career without college.

Learn More & Connect With Praxis

Be sure to visit Praxis on their website to learn even more about this amazing new experience for those wanting to take a gap year to explore their interests or those who would rather get right into the workforce with phenomenal mentorship and education. I wish that Praxis had been around when I had my gap year, I am quite certain that I would have started my own business a decade sooner if I had!

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