This 12-Year-Old Has Already Been Accepted to College as a Chem Major

Monty Hernandez, who is autistic, is taking courses fit for a high school senior at just 12 years old.

Monty Hernandez began taking junior college classes at 9, and he is now registered for pre-calculus and physics — typical courses for high school seniors.

Hernandez was diagnosed as autistic when he was young, and his family has always known he had a love for learning. 

“He was in speech therapy and special education from 3 years old to 5 years old," said Danielle Hernandez, the young man’s mother.

"His IQ test came back gifted so that’s when they knew he was gifted at that point,” she continued.

The 12-year-old also has a heart condition, but that has not stopped him from pursuing his goals of being a neurosurgeon.

Monty Hernandez has already been accepted into college as a chemistry major. 

“He will be our first to go to college even though he’s our youngest, which is kind of weird,” Hernandez’s mother said.

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