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Andy Schlafly
Andy Schlafly at Columbia University

Hi, my name is Andy Schlafly, the primary author of these lectures. You can view a list of the colleges and scholarships obtained by students of these courses below.

This fall 2014 I am teaching American Government and the Constitution, my 25th course in more than a decade for homeschoolers (and others). Several popular homeschool curriculum programs grant credit to my courses. Many of my students have won college scholarships, and after taking my courses some completed college in only 3 years (see list below).

You can reach me by posting messages on my page for User_talk:Aschlafly.

Teaching Record

I have enjoyed personally teaching hundreds homeschooled teenagers in 24 courses over the past 12 years (since 2002).[1] These classes have been open at low cost to everyone, including persons with learning disabilities. My courses covered the material for a full-year public school course in just one semester, meeting only one day a week. Now taught on Conservapedia, student achievement increases even more here due to the "Hawthorne effect" (one's work improves when there is review by others).

When I taught a one-semester course to my students in Economics, I gave a final exam that imitated the grading scale of the College Level Examination Program (CLEP) exam. A substantial percentage of my students, even though they were at the high school and even the 8th grade levels, earned passing marks on the college level scale. Every one of my students who took the CLEP exam based on my course passed it to earn college credit.

The SAT II U.S. History course is the College Board exam for students who excel in this subject. A score above 600 usually places the student in about the upper 50% of college-bound high school students who have done particularly well in U.S. History.

After completing my U.S. History course, which met at only a tiny fraction of the time and cost as public school history courses, ten of my students for that course scored over 600 on the SAT II U.S. History exam. One of my students attained a perfect score of 800..

A student and longtime Conservapedian just scored two perfect 800s on the all-important SAT I critical reading exam. He is one of the relatively few teenagers nationwide to attain a perfect score on that exam twice in a row.

My homeschooled students have often done charity work in the United States (such as helping at a local foundation for the blind and teaching at an inner city school in Newark, NJ). My students have also worked in impoverished areas of Mexico, Guatemala, Haiti, Honduras and South Africa. Some homeschool students and families have done charitable and missionary work in undisclosed communist or Muslim nations. My students have typically been admitted to their first choices in colleges, including the following:

Abilene Christian University (at least 3 students admitted here, several on academic scholarships)
Appalachian State University
Ball State University (full scholarship)
Baylor University
Belmont University
Biola University
Bloomfield College
Boston College
Brown University (at least 2 students admitted here)
Bucknell University
California State University Sacramento
Catholic University of America
Christendom College (at least 3 students admitted here)
The Citadel
The College of New Jersey
Columbia University
Cornell University (at least 3 students admitted here)
Crown College of the Bible
De Sales University (at least 2 students admitted here)
Diablo Valley College
Drexel University
Drew University (full tuition scholarships, plus one who graduated with a double degree)
Emory University
Fairleigh Dickinson University (graduating in 3 years using CLEP exams)
Fordham University
Franklin & Marshall College
Franciscan University of Steubenville
Freed-Hardeman University
Georgia Institute of Technology
Gordon College
Grove City College (at least 8 students admitted here)
Guilford College
Huntingdon College
Ithaca College
King's College (Manhattan) (at least 5 students admitted here)
Liberty University (one on a full scholarship, another on an independent scholarship, and at least one more admitted)
Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)
Masters College (California)
Messiah College
Montclair State College
Moody Bible Institute (Chicago)
New York University
Northwestern University
Notre Dame University
Nyack College
Oklahoma Christian University
Olivet Nazarene University (full scholarship)
Palm Beach Atlantic University
Patrick Henry College (at least 6 students admitted here, one on a special writing scholarship)
Penn State University (at least 2 students admitted here)
Princeton University
Providence College (2 students, including the honors program)
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI)
Ramapo College
Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology
Rowan College
Rutgers College
Sacramento State University
Seton Hall University (2 students on big scholarships)
Stetson University
Stevens Institute of Technology (at least 2 students)
Syracuse University (graduate school)
Thomas Aquinas College
Thomas More College of Liberal Arts
Trinity College
United States Coast Guard Academy
United States Military Academy at West Point (2 of my students admitted)
University of Colorado
University of Dallas
University of Florida
University of Illinois
University of Pennsylvania
University of Virginia (at least 2 students admitted here, including a special honors program)
Vanderbilt University
Villanova University (at least 2 students admitted here)
Virginia Military Institute (VMI)
Washington & Lee University
West Coast Baptist College
Westminster Choir College (scholarship)
Wheaton College

The primary initial motivation for Conservapedia was to make available a free, online resource helpful to students.

Favorite entries

At the "March For Life 2011," in Washington, D.C.

References

  1. Previously I taught a course in Administrative Law in law school as an adjunct professor.
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