Being homeschooled is no doubt one of the norms in Covid19 lockdown, during this period parents and guardians resort to homeschooling their wards and children in order to keep them active and vibrant, thereby keeping their mental health
While at it, Parents Having been compelled to homeschool their wards During this period are likely to continue homeschooling them after weighing the benefits of being homeschooled, which are, to avoid school bullying, to be more familiar with the child’s future ambition and the desire to have more control over curriculum.
More so, the 10 famous people we have compiled on this list justifies that homeschooling can lead to enormous success.
1. Serena and Venus Williams
The popular and top-rated tennis stars, also known as the William sisters. Serena and Venus Williams were both homeschooled together from elementary level to high school. This provided their parents with the time and space to monitor the sisters closely in order to identify their talents also with the time needed to develop the tennis skills that would ultimately make them two of the most famous athletes in the world.
2. Justin Timberlake
Timberlake was homeschooled so he could better focus on his blossoming entertainment career. He, first of all, attended public school growing up in a small town in Tennessee. Justin Timberlake life changed for good when he featured on The Mickey Mouse Club by Disne alongside Ryan Gosling, Britney Spears and Christina Aguilera.
3. Taylor Swift
Taylor became a superstar at an early age- 14 years old. Taylor Swift decided to homeschooled when she could no longer attend school regularly like the rest of her peers. With her characteristic focus and the help of some tutors, Taylor pursued learning from wherever she was working. She studied so far ahead she even graduated high school early.
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4. Maria Sharapova
Russian tennis phenom Maria Sharapova was just four years old the first time she picked up a racket. She was nine when she enrolled in the prestigious IMG Academy in Bradenton, Florida. At age 11, Maria’s parents decided that her mother would homeschool her so the young athlete could focus on tennis.
At 13, Maria won her first International Junior Tennis Championship, which was quickly followed by the prestigious Rising Star Award. Though she continued to compete, Maria has an Olympic silver medal and is the only Russian to hold a career Grand Slam.
5. Demi Lovato
Former Disney star and Singer Demi Lovato began her academic career in public school but left due to bullying, which is one of the disadvantages of public schooling. In 2008, Lovato reflected back on her decision to leave school in favour of homeschooling. She told Ellen Degeneres, “I never really understood why [I was being bullied] until looking back… I had a different lifestyle than everyone else.”
6. Nick, Joe, and Kevin Jonas
The three Jonas brothers found fame first as a band first off, then in their own separate singing and acting careers. They were all homeschooled from a young age. According to their mother, Denise, the devout Christian family would have chosen homeschooling even if the brothers hadn’t pursued success in the entertainment industry.
7. Justin Bieber
Justin Bieber one of the most popular musicians we have on planet earth, was only 12 years old when he was discovered via YouTube and launched into the world of fame. He had attended a public elementary school in his native Canada, but by the time Bieber’s first hit appeared on the radio, he had begun to homeschool.
He continued to complete online courses while simultaneously travelling the world and advancing his music career. He graduated high school in 2012
8. Christina Aguilera
Few singers are able to enjoy a career as long as that of Christina Aguilera. After appearing as a child on Star Search and Disney’s The Mickey Mouse Club, Christina returned to her public school only to face merciless teasing by her peers.
In ninth grade, Christina’s parents finally allowed her to be homeschooled due to these merciless bullying. Shortly after completing high school, Christina wrote the song “Reflection” for the Mulan soundtrack, was signed by RCA and released the first of many chart-topping, award-winning albums.
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9. Selena Gomez
Selena Gomez is another child star who was homeschooled in order to focus on her blossoming career and also her siblings. Before she was creating chart-topping records, Gomez worked with a tutor to ensure all of her schoolwork was done on time during filming for her various movie and television roles.
10. Ryan Gosling
According to Ryan, one of the most successful actors in Hollywood, homeschooling gave him “a sense of autonomy that I’ve never really lost.” At 10 years old, Ryan Gosling still couldn’t read. He was also often in trouble at schools, the victim of serious bullying, and was diagnosed with Attention Deficit-Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD).
Despite being a single mother, Ryan’s mom decided to pull him out of school so she homeschooled him and that’s had a massive impact on him. Two years later, he got his big break with a two-year contract starring on Disney’s The Mickey Mouse Club.
Having gone through the above list of 10 amazing successful homeschoolers, opting for homeschooling even after the lockdown would be considered in many homes without a worry as to whether your child or ward would be successful as social distancing would still be the norms.