Continuing Education After High School
It's no secret that getting more education after graduation can help you earn more money later in life. Studies show that you can earn 50% more than if you stop with a high school diploma.
1. What do you want to be?
Make the connection: School can be the ticket to a great career. What careers are you considering? Knowing your goals can help weed out schools that don't offer the programs or degrees you need. Pick a school that offers classes for a couple majors you are considering. Then if you change your major, you won't have to transfer to another school.
2. What do you like about high school?
The classroom environment that you like now can give you a hint to the type of class settings you want in your next school. Are you a hands-on type of learner? Consider a technical school or a certificate course. Gotta have sports? You may want to see if the school offers opportunities to join intramurals.
3. Where do you want to be?
Close your eyes and picture yourself at your next school. Is it close to home? A big, green campus? In a fast-paced, downtown or business area? Think about what, besides classes, goes on at your dream school.
4. Do you know what your options are?
Get as much information as possible about the schools you are considering. College fairs and websites are great tools for finding out what's available. Check out the great Guidance webpage for more information.
5. What can you afford?
What you can't afford is to overlook scholarship, grant and financial aid opportunities. Consider how some options will be easier on your wallet. A school close to home can mean less money and time spent traveling home for the holidays.
Types of Schools
Reference Materials for Student Support Services in Postsecondary Settings
1985; R. Skyer and G. Skyer; What Do You Do After High School?
1985; C.T. Straughn and S.C. Colby; Lovejoy's College Guide for LD
1986; J. Slovak; Bose Directory
1988; C.T. Mangrum and S.S. Strichart; College and the Learning Disabled Student
1989; A.J. Sclafanai and M. Lynch; College Guide for Students with LD
1992; Peterson's Guides; Peterson's Guide to Colleges with Programs for Learning Disabled Students, 4th Ed.
1993; M. Kravets and I.F. Wax; K & W Guide to Colleges for LD
M FENWICK, 2008