Friday, February 16, 2007

College Prep.

If 28% of a graduating high school class go on to a four year universtiy, and if 37% of that same graduating class go on to a two year university, what are the other 35% doing? And if this were your high school, would you be bothered by those statistics?
Today's work force needs to be skilled, but we continue to send a small portion of our students to universities. What needs to change at a school in order for college to become the choice for a majority of its students?

4 Comments:

At 4:16 AM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Regarding this topic a interesting page with tips:
http://www.cvtips.com/college_to_employment_transition.html

 
At 11:51 AM , Blogger "Ms. Cornelius" said...

A few of our students go to trade school, but a few drift for a while until they figure out what they want to do with your life. Our college and career counselor does a really good job of trying to reach every kid to make them think about what they are going to do about themselves after leaving high school. Please note how I phrased that, since quite a few are not leaving with a diploma.

But yes, I am still appalled that these kids think that working at a burger joint will pay the bills.

 
At 4:18 PM , Blogger History Dude aka Mr. D said...

How about bringing back the Vo-Tech H.S.? Not everyone is cut out for college. Clearly the "everyone is college bound" is not working.

 
At 9:20 AM , Blogger Mike said...

or maybe they need to know and to go to career development office... it's very important!
http://www.cvtips.com/career_development_office.html

 

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