The experience of these administrators with homeschooled students correlates with a 2013 study—conducted for the Journal of Catholic Education—which found significant evidence of higher ACT and SAT scores and overall GPAs for homeschooled students who attend a Catholic university. Marc Snyder, assistant head of school for students at Rhodora J. Donahue Academy in Florida, conducted the study by surveying students attending Ave Maria University.
Families that homeschool are especially attuned to certain aspects of education. They know the importance of a coherent curriculum and the importance of choosing one. They know about the importance of personal attention as teachers. They understand the culture-building dimension of learning—that it’s not just about information, but about being formed as a person within the culture.