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For the Smith family, homeschooling was a logical choice. Of the three boys being raised in a Los Angeles suburb by Jeanne and Steve, two were excellent students at the local elementary and the youngest was eager to join them. When Jeanne discovered that Andrew would be denied entry into Kindergarten because of his age (he was not quite 5), Jeanne decided to pull all three and joined the largest social movement in the counntry to homeschool her children. Officially called Mission Prep, Jeanne spent countless hours preparing, working with and evaluating the boys who worked in a 10x12 converted room in their rented home. Field trips for Science involved searching for stages of plant life in the nearby alley, history involved role playing and the clan made regular trips to the LA Central Library to select books.