About Denise Thomas

Sought after inspiring speaker and coach to parents of college-bound teens, Denise's goal is to inspire, educate, and equip parents who take an active role in supporting their children to live a life of financial freedom. Her mission is to FLIP the student debt statistic in the U.S.

Denise is a 20-year homeschool veteran having homeschooled her two children from Pre-k through high school. They attended their first-choice college on 17 scholarships exceeding $199,000, including the National Merit Scholarship, for 4 years of college debt-free with cash left over! She and her husband have moved more than 15 times during their 34-year marriage and spent 5 years full-time RV-ing across the US and traveling abroad after sending their youngest off to college. (We sold the house and his bed right out from under him...How's THAT for 'your room is no longer available?!') 

With more than 7000 hours of research, Denise created a plan that led to an application package that had colleges calling begging her kids to come to their school! In addition, by completing the strategy, she also had the winning application for one of the largest scholarships in the country. Both of her homeschooled kids won the scholarship.


We believe all college students should have the chance to graduate without debt.
We believe that opportunity cannot be grasped without the appropriate knowledge.
We believe that everyone has a superpower, including teens.
We believe a college education is not a right, but an opportunity that should be accessible to those that desire it.
We believe that not everyone should attend college since not every career path requires it.
We believe that you get what you work toward.
We believe even superheroes have weaknesses, and it’s a sign of strength to ask for help.
We believe that parents can be their teen’s superheroes.
We believe teens with parents who believe in them achieve great things.
We believe that winning comes from the belief that you can.
We believe in treating people with respect even when we disagree.
We believe in demonstrating charity by giving a portion of our sales to SPIKE’S K-9 Fund, a non-profit that purchases safety gear for our furry first responders and military personnel.
We believe there is more than one way to achieve your goals.
We believe we shouldn’t teach something until we do it.
We believe that sometimes you have to think outside of the box to find a solution.
We believe there are generous people willing to give college scholarships.
We believe every child is unique and special.
We believe that even teenagers can change the world. (1 Timothy 4:12 Don't let anyone look down on you because you are young, but set an example for the believers in speech, in conduct, in love, in faith and in purity.)
We believe our U.S. military isn’t paid enough and do our best to accommodate military families with our greatest discount.
We believe in providing a superior product at an affordable price.
We believe in Faith, in Family, and in Freedom.

Denise is a TEDx speaker, International best-selling author, creator of Cracking the Code to Free College, CEO of Get Ahead of the Class, and Host of Your College Fast Pass a national online conference for parents and students.

To have Denise speak at your event go to: https://www.getaheadoftheclass.com/media 

For the 12 Scholarship Secrets Checklist go here: Https://www.getaheadoftheclass.com/ScholarshipSecrets 

 Denise currently resides in Florida.



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