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About Michelle Cochran

I am a wife and a homeschool mom. My background is in electrical engineering, and now I teach high school math. I love to write and to share my experiences with others.

UK’s Ahead Day – August 9, 2019

High School Juniors and Seniors, you and your parents can attend UK’s Annual Home Educator’s Appreciation Day on Friday, August 9th from 12:30 to 4:30.  Attendees will learn about the UK admissions process, academic scholarship opportunities, financial aid resources, the Honors College, and more.

Contact Jacob Westover ( 859-257-2104) or Clayton Abernathy ( 859-257-0066) for more information.

To register, click here. Register by August 2nd.


UK’s AHEAD Day – Monday, August 6th 9:45am – 3:15pm

UK’s Annual Home Education Appreciation Day (AHEAD) is going to be on Monday, August 6th from 9:45 am-3:15 pm. This is a great opportunity for homeschooling students and parents to come to campus and learn more UK!

Tenative Schedule:

9:00 a.m.: Check-in Open, Location: UK Main Building

 9:45 a.m: Welcome and Admissions Presentation, Location: Lexmark Room in Main Building

 10:15 a.m.: Honors College Presentation, Location: Lexmark Room

 10:45 a.m.: Living Learning Program Presentation, Location: Lexmark Room

 11:00 a.m.: Campus Tour  *Students and parents will go on a 60-minute walking tour around campus*

 12:00 p.m.: Complimentary Lunch, Location: Champions Kitchen (Gatton Student Center)

1:00 p.m: Student Panel, Location: Senate Chambers (Gatton Student Center)

*Students and parents will be able to ask current UK students (who were homeschooled) about their experience at UK*

1:30 p.m.: Financial Aid Presentation, Location: Senate Chambers (Gatton Student Center)

 2:15-3:15 p.m.: College/Resource Fair, Location: Grand Ballroom A (Gatton Student Center) *Students and parents will have the chance to talk with college representatives and campus organizations*                

*Information about parking will be sent closer to the event. You will receive free parking in one of our structures on campus*

 RSVP here.


Kentucky’s High School Graduation Requirements

Kentucky’s graduation requirements are the minimum of what colleges want.

22 credits are the minimum required to graduate, and 24 are needed for the college prep track.

  • Language Arts – 4 credits
  • Mathematics – 3 credits, including Algebra I, Geometry, and Algebra II (Please note that a mathematics course must be taken each year of high school. Read more on the link above.)
  • Social Studies – 3 credits
  • Science – 3 credits, including at least one lab course
  • Health – 1/2 credit (Asbury University has a one hour Theory of Wellness class that satisfies this. Seniors can take it for free.)
  • Physical Education – 1/2 credit
  • History/Appreciation of the Arts – 1 credit (Music, Art, Dance, etc. with history included.)
  • Technology – The student must demonstrate competence. (So your student needs to be able to work a word processor and a spreadsheet on a computer. He/she should know how to check email and generally know how to use the web.)
  • Academic & Career Interest Electives – 7 hours (Colleges like to see academic electives, like a fourth year of science and math.)
  • Foreign Language – 2 credits of the same language for college prep study.