While most of his peers endured their fifth-grade graduation this week, 11-year-old Moshe Kai Cavalin graduated from East Los Angeles Community College—with a 4.0 GPA to boot!
According to the Chicago Tribune Archives, Cavalin began college when he was just eight years old. His parents, Shu Chen Chien and Yosef Cavalin, enrolled the modest genius in college after just two years of home schooling him.
When community colleges open their doors to children who are under eighteen there are awesome advantages. Numerous community colleges allow teens to enter their halls before they graduate from high school. Often a child under eighteen (home schooled, private schooled, or public schooled) can enroll through a community college dual enrollment program for free.
I’m not sure if that was the case for Cavalin as he is a particularly special case, but I do personally know several home schooled students who began college at age 16 and now hold an associates degree in their field of study.
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