Home School Students Excel
William Mumea stepped into a classroom for the first time in his life when he joined the College-NOW Engineering Academy at North Central State College last fall. Homeschooled through the 10th grade, Mumea and his parents felt he was ready for a new challenge.
The second youngest of six children of Gregory and Beth Mumea of rural Mansfield, William said, “Mom and Dad wanted me to think about doing something different for my last two years of high school. We talked about it and this was an opportunity to get a college degree while I was finishing up high school.”
“William had reached a point academically where we felt he was ready to make a change,” Gregory said. “We discussed it and felt this was a great opportunity for William and for us as parents. It has been everything we hoped it would.”
Just completing his junior year of high school, Mumea is halfway to earning an associate’s degree in engineering technology.
The 17-year-old said he has had no problems assimilating into the College-NOW classroom. “There were three of us who had been homeschooled and one of them was a good friend,” he said. “There about 30 of us in the College-Now program and we all get along great. We have a lot of fun.”