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12-year-old whiz kid headed to Cornell to study engineering

Just like most 12-year-olds, Jeremy Shuler likes to play Minecraft and reads the “Diary of a Wimpy Kid” series for fun. But unlike most kids his age, Jeremy took the SAT and placed in the 99.6 percentile, and recently earned his high school diploma through a specialized home schooling program. Now, he’s off to Cornell University, where he plans to study engineering.

Texas Tech University’s website has the story:

“Early on we realized Jeremy wasn’t really ordinary,” said [his mom]. “We briefly considered sending him to a charter school or a school for the gifted and talented, but in the end there wasn’t much of a choice because he was way too advanced to be enrolled in any traditional schools. So I quit my career to dedicate my time to teaching Jeremy myself. I have been homeschooling him ever since.” …

At the age of 10, Jeremy began preparing for college by taking the SAT and advanced placement (AP) exams. Jeremy took the SAT exams in 2014, placing in the 99.6 percentile for all college-bound seniors that year. Andy and Harrey said Jeremy did better than they expected, but his elite-level success was one of the reasons they thought he was ready for college in the near future.

Jeremy also took seven AP exams and aced them all, receiving college credit in calculus, chemistry, mechanics, electricity and magnetism, statistics, microeconomics and macroeconomics. He was awarded AP Scholar with Distinction from the College Board for his effort in the seven exams.

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