Getting a high school diploma and attending college are no longer mutually exclusive choices. Logos High School senior Addison Maue is doing both through a partnership with Rogue Community College.
“I really wanted to get a jump start on college,” she says. “This (program) has been a great way to do that.”
Logos is an accredited K-12 public charter school that is sponsored by the Medford School District. The school believes in providing support to homeschooling parents and others who are looking for an education plan tailored to their students’ needs.
Addison, 17, joined Logos’ “Pathfinder” program so she could take classes at RCC. Logos pays for all of her credits and supplies from calculators and books to safety goggles. She also has an advisor.
Sending her youngest child to RCC at 16 wasn’t a problem for Susan Maue. The mother of five had already had her three oldest do the same thing but at an earlier age.
“We had to pay for those classes,” she says. “This program with Logos is a gift. As a parent, I was very excited that something like this was available. It’s a great way to get them out there and try it. And they see they can do it.”
Addison was nervous at first about RCC but her fears were quickly put to rest.
“Our instructors know we all are a little younger than some of the others in the class,” she says. “But I think a lot of them were also surprised at how ready for these classes we are.”
When she graduates in June, Addison will have racked up 64 credits at RCC. She plans to finish getting her associate’s degree and then transfer to a four-year college.
“This (program) has been the best thing. I’ve met some very cool people,” she added.