Caleb Anderson is not even a teenager yet, but he’s already a sophomore in college. The 12-year-old Marietta, Georgia, resident is working toward an associate degree while getting his high school credits at Chattahoochee Technical College.
Caleb has always been advanced, having learned to read as a baby at just 6 months old. At 9 months, he could sign more than 250 words in American Sign Language and read words he hadn’t seen before, his mother, Claire Anderson, told USA Today.
“I was getting my master’s in education so I knew that there was something special about that,” she said.
He quickly skipped ahead in school, which wasn’t always easy for the young prodigy.
“They looked down on me because I was younger than them,” Caleb told NPR. “And not only that, the curriculum was boring to me because I learn really, really fast. One day I came to my mom and she asked me, ‘Are you happy here?’ And I said, ‘No, I’m really bored. This isn’t challenging me.'”
On Dec. 4, the family’s Facebook page showed some exciting news: Caleb was accepted at Georgia Tech and will start as a junior in the fall, majoring in aerospace engineering.
Watch Caleb speak about his extraordinary life experience in the clip below from “CBS This Morning”: