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May 31, 2006

Cowley to host Homeschool College Experience on June 21


Providing an opportunity for homeschool students to explore one of the best kept secrets in Kansas higher education, Cowley College will host the Homeschool College Experience June 21 at its Arkansas City campus.

The informative and fun-filled event will take place from 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Lunch will be provided and the entire family is welcome to attend.

Ben Schears, Cowley College Director of Admissions, is hoping to have at least 100 students and their families take part in the event.

“This will be a good opportunity for them to see the campus and get a first hand look at what kind of a family environment we promote here,” Schears said.

Over the past couple of years, Cowley has made changes to its homeschool and admissions policies to make it as easy for homeschool students to enroll as it is for public school students.

Cowley is one of the most homeschool friendly colleges in the state of Kansas as they are the only community college in the state to receive the Home School Legal Defense Association Tier 1 rating.

Schears has seen the number of homeschool students at Cowley increase each of his three years at the school.

“We have small classes, so they can anticipate getting to know a lot of people and experience the family atmosphere that we have here,” Schears.

Registration can be done online at, or by calling Schears at (620) 441-5245.