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Alexandra Swann

Alexandra Swann

Former columnist for Practical Homeschooling Magazine.

In 1986, Alexandra Swann graduated Brigham Young University at 15 years of age with a bachelor's degree in liberal arts and a GPA of 3.85. The following year, when she was 16, she received a Master's Degree in History from California State University. After graduation, she taught history and English as a second language for four years at El Paso Community College. In 1989, her book, "No Regrets: How Homeschooling Earned me a Master's Degree at Age Sixteen," was published, in which she details her experiences with homeschooling.

From 1988 to the present, Alexandra has worked in the field of residential and commercial financing. She has served in top community positions and received numerous business awards, including "2012 Minority Small Business Champion of the Year" from the SBA's El Paso, TX, office.

In 2010, Alexandra re-released "No Regrets" with a new foreword to the 20th anniversary edition of the book updating readers on what her family is doing today. She is also co-author of "The Fourth Kingdom" and "The Twelfth Juror," both published in 2010 by Frontier 2000 Media. "The Fourth Kingdom" was selected as one of four finalists in the "Christianity Today" 2011 Christian Book Awards in the fiction category. Her newest novel, "The Planner," about the dangerous consequences of progressive big government and Agenda 21, was released in June of 2012.

Homeschooling Articles by Alexandra Swann

Setting Up Your College Study Schedule Alexandra Swann shares pointers for students studying at home.

College at Home Alexandra Swann started college at age 12, shares her study tips.

"I Was an Accelerated Child" Alexandra Swann and her siblings share what it's like to graduate high school by age 11.

University of Nebraska High School AVKO Educational Research

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