Florida teen graduates from high school an...

There are 18 comments on the KOY-AM Tempe story from May 6, 2014, titled Florida teen graduates from high school an.... In it, KOY-AM Tempe reports that:

Graduating from high school at 16 is impressive enough. But managing to get your college degree before you even graduate high school? Astounding.

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“Hippie Single DAD, vet, Honest”

Level 6

Since: Apr 11

Steamboat Sprgs Colorado

#1 May 6, 2014
Not that unusual really. with home schooling & a lot more "gifted" programs it is more common than ever.
Most of my daughters sophomore class is now in "senior" classes
along with taking extra hrs. that earn credits. Her best friend is tied in with the city arts programs & her singing & playing violin also earns her credits. Rick

“New & Improved..”

Level 8

Since: Oct 07

Formerly From Kenya

#2 May 6, 2014
wichita-rick wrote:
Not that unusual really. with home schooling & a lot more "gifted" programs it is more common than ever.
Most of my daughters sophomore class is now in "senior" classes
along with taking extra hrs. that earn credits. Her best friend is tied in with the city arts programs & her singing & playing violin also earns her credits. Rick
Rick...normally I wouldn't even respond but REALLY...Why in the he!! would you even think of making light of an accomplishment..do you even read things you post here before you click the 'post comment' tab..???

This is NOT a norm..
Xstain Mullah Aroma

Philadelphia, PA

#3 May 6, 2014
In fairness, the college degree was in Communications....
Xstain Mullah Aroma

Philadelphia, PA

#4 May 6, 2014
justaguess wrote:
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Rick...normally I wouldn't even respond but REALLY...Why in the he!! would you even think of making light of an accomplishment..do you even read things you post here before you click the 'post comment' tab..???
This is NOT a norm..
And he should try to justify his post to you because...?

BTW, multiple question marks indicate a weak mind.
Guido

Van Buren, AR

#5 May 6, 2014
Xstain Mullah Aroma wrote:
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And he should try to justify his post to you because...?
BTW, multiple question marks indicate a weak mind.
Are you a p3ckerhead in the real world, too?(??)
Xstain Mullah Aroma

Philadelphia, PA

#6 May 6, 2014
Guido wrote:
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Are you a
Oh no, because I don't run into such dolts in my part of the country, or at least not in my circles.

There would be less cause to mock or berate them.

Hope that helps!

“New & Improved..”

Level 8

Since: Oct 07

Formerly From Kenya

#7 May 6, 2014
Xstain Mullah Aroma wrote:
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And he should try to justify his post to you because...?
BTW, multiple question marks indicate a weak mind.
I am sure if Rick needs a mouthpiece to respond to me he won't have to place a call to PA..

Ya see that WTF thingy is gonna haunt ya...ya just can't stop ..
Xstain Mullah Aroma

Philadelphia, PA

#8 May 6, 2014
justaguess wrote:
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I am sure if Rick needs a mouthpiece to respond to me he won't have to place a call to PA..
Ya see that WTF thingy is gonna haunt ya...ya just can't stop ..
"You didn't answer the question.."

“Hippie Single DAD, vet, Honest”

Level 6

Since: Apr 11

Steamboat Sprgs Colorado

#9 May 6, 2014
justaguess wrote:
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Rick...normally I wouldn't even respond but REALLY...Why in the he!! would you even think of making light of an accomplishment..do you even read things you post here before you click the 'post comment' tab..???
This is NOT a norm..
Hi. For one Just posting first is reason enough to signal a response in this crowd:)
I "almost" always read EVERYTHING before I would even even utter a word,let alone type it in a public forum.
I Never made light of anything ,nor berated their accomplishments in any way.
BUT in this day of facts & Googles the REAL no's can speak for themselves & some "dolt" like myself won't even have to bother finding REAL links to these no's .
Using the wording in the article the REAL NEWS is just that they got the "degree" BEFORE h.s. diploma ,that's it,THE NEWS!
I was light on the wording so I was not rambling & did not want to seems like a braggart or simply a troll as is the popular term here.
"Graduating H.S. at 16 is nothing new either. although not long ago "the system" had nothing in place for these people to move onto ,especially if they did not have the financial support,i.e.poor. Trade schools or the military were about the only openings.

Trying to leave this simple & keep to the article at hand. Rick

“Happiness comes through giving”

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#10 May 7, 2014
When I was her age, I was 29.
Far Away

Anchorage, AK

#11 May 7, 2014
justaguess wrote:
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Rick...normally I wouldn't even respond but REALLY...Why in the he!! would you even think of making light of an accomplishment..do you even read things you post here before you click the 'post comment' tab..???
This is NOT a norm..
My son graduated from high school at 16 and had earned several college credits by that time. He was homeschooled until 8th grade. Homeschool was a no-brainer for us, but we also agreed that our children would make their own choice beginning at 6th grade. Our son waited two years and our daughter began public education in 9th grade. Our daughter graduated at 17--so a little early--and also had earned several college credits by that time.

Education, while a priority in our home, was not the only thing in our home so we let them self-direct their education beginning in 8th grade. Either of them could have accomplished a two year degree before graduating high school had they desired.

I know my children are no geniuses, so it may be that this double graduation is more common than what one might believe.

Level 8

Since: Jan 11

Location hidden

#12 May 7, 2014
Show offf, ain't nobody likes a showed off.:)
JK.
Good job young lady.

“New & Improved..”

Level 8

Since: Oct 07

Formerly From Kenya

#13 May 7, 2014
wichita-rick wrote:
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Hi. For one Just posting first is reason enough to signal a response in this crowd:)
I "almost" always read EVERYTHING before I would even even utter a word,let alone type it in a public forum.
I Never made light of anything ,nor berated their accomplishments in any way.
BUT in this day of facts & Googles the REAL no's can speak for themselves & some "dolt" like myself won't even have to bother finding REAL links to these no's .
Using the wording in the article the REAL NEWS is just that they got the "degree" BEFORE h.s. diploma ,that's it,THE NEWS!
I was light on the wording so I was not rambling & did not want to seems like a braggart or simply a troll as is the popular term here.
"Graduating H.S. at 16 is nothing new either. although not long ago "the system" had nothing in place for these people to move onto ,especially if they did not have the financial support,i.e.poor. Trade schools or the military were about the only openings.
Trying to leave this simple & keep to the article at hand. Rick
Thanks Rick...you know I'll always put you to task...
:)

“New & Improved..”

Level 8

Since: Oct 07

Formerly From Kenya

#14 May 7, 2014
Far Away wrote:
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My son graduated from high school at 16 and had earned several college credits by that time. He was homeschooled until 8th grade. Homeschool was a no-brainer for us, but we also agreed that our children would make their own choice beginning at 6th grade. Our son waited two years and our daughter began public education in 9th grade. Our daughter graduated at 17--so a little early--and also had earned several college credits by that time.
Education, while a priority in our home, was not the only thing in our home so we let them self-direct their education beginning in 8th grade. Either of them could have accomplished a two year degree before graduating high school had they desired.
I know my children are no geniuses, so it may be that this double graduation is more common than what one might believe.
Thanks FA...each story from people that actually have children create the credibility to a very hard to find statistic...

best of luck to you and your entire family..!

“New & Improved..”

Level 8

Since: Oct 07

Formerly From Kenya

#15 May 7, 2014
Xstain Mullah Aroma wrote:
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"You didn't answer the question.."
You'll eventually understand...

“Hippie Single DAD, vet, Honest”

Level 6

Since: Apr 11

Steamboat Sprgs Colorado

#16 May 7, 2014
justaguess wrote:
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Thanks Rick...you know I'll always put you to task...
:)
Hi. I have NO problem being taken to task IF I were in need of it.
I simply said a few things as they applied here.
I actually have real no's on some of this & they are A LOT higher than you might expect.
Also take into consideration how many Asian & Indian kids enter into some districts & most of them tend to be at least two yrs ahead. also real no's on home schooling are simply not there
That said, the real no's for drop outs & kids in certain age groups,or entering into middle school & then H.S. that are now as much as two yrs BEHIND is frightening & NOT talked about much.
My 16 yr. old daughter is in senior class right now. & will have completed ALL her H.S. math & English credits ,after a little summer school ,about 5 % of the school district is "gifted " kids & most could go 1/2 days their junior & senior yrs & still be ahead,most will have close to an associates degree as a senior.
36 yrs ago I tested out of school in 2 states & took g.e.d's in 2, also my s.a.t's & a yr later took asvab at 17, scoring 3rd in the state for the yr. I also had working papers in several crafts.
BUT no one had any idea what to do & thought it was just being rebellious,which I was ,but I was also emancipated
I said before the real no's for this are an easy find,but again & off topic they also point out the failure nationwide . Rick
Parden Pard

Whitehall, PA

#17 May 8, 2014
Nice goin Rick. Then on the other hand,,? It took Hoosier Hillbilly, Twenty years to finish 8th grade...go figure,,,,,?
Dean Of Stewdints

Medford, NY

#18 May 8, 2014
Well, Florida colleges are really like high school anyway.........

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