FAMILY & PARENTING

13-Year-Old Finishes College With 4 Degrees, Becoming Youngest Student To Ever Graduate There

by Amy Paige
Amy is the Director of Trending Content at LittleThings. After graduating from Florida State University with a creative writing degree, she moved straight to New York City to pursue a career in the arts. She loves discovering and sharing viral videos, watching movies with her Muppet-like poodle mix named Cali, and doing the robot whenever possible.

When Jack Rico was in the third grade, his mom Ru couldn’t help but notice he was particularly intelligent for his age.

Elementary school just wasn’t providing him with enough challenges, and it seemed like Jack was absorbing information at a quick pace… and ready to grasp even more.

Ru decided to start homeschooling her son, and that’s when he really began to thrive.

By the time he was 11, Jack had exceeded every high school standard of academics. Thanks to his natural gifts, tons of hard work and lots and lots of studying, Jack never even received a grade lower than an A!

With the pandemic raging on, middle-school aged students like Jack are having to celebrate their graduations at home.

Jack celebrated on a stage that was set up on the front yard of his home — only he wasn’t graduating from middle school.

At 13 years old, Rico recently became the youngest student to ever graduate from Fullerton College in California. With four associate’s degrees.

Meet this amazing kid in the clip below.

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