The Ron Paul High School Curriculum is academically rigorous. A student who does not have the basics of time management, the memorization of facts, and writing skills is at a disadvantage. But a student needs far more than these skills to succeed.
My course covers these topics:
How to study, the difference between a person's job and his calling In life, personal goal-setting, time management, public speaking, and developing personal leadership.
As for technical skills, it covers speed reading, typing, note-taking and retrieval, software for essay writing, how to set up a YouTube channel, how to set up a WordPress blog site, and that most challenging skill, how to read a book.
Any student who enters middle school, let alone high school, without a mastery of these skills is not going to maximize these seven years of education. These are the crucial years for mastering the skills of self-teaching.
I call this the ABC course: the Academic Basics Course.
To a parent: Maybe you would like to brush up on some of these skills. If you are a member, anyone in your family can take the course at no extra charge.
Before you begin, you may want to ask yourself a question: "What is academic success, and why is it worth pursuing?" In and of itself, it is not worth much. It is a stepping stone. It opens some doors. But it has its limits.