As students and parents preparing for college is a stressful and confusing process. There is always concern about the cost of attendance and finding programs that best meet your student’s needs.
Working at a collegiate high school, we often discuss how we can best prepare students to enter into college and the workforce, maybe a better term here could also be called “life ready”. As discussed in Part 1 , the idea of college readiness has been defined often by the grades a student earns and what score they receive on a standardized test. While these measures are standard throughout our educational system, more and more secondary and post-secondary schools are looking at other ways to define college readiness that best meets or showcases student’s needs.
College myths often create perceived barriers to why students do not matriculate to a college or university. What is not being discussed is the face of higher education is changing; in that it is more accessible than ever before to meet the needs of a wide variety of learners. This is important knowledge for both students and educators, because we have to realize the way we discuss college needs to swiftly change as well.
FAFSA first!, a FutureMakers Coalition campaign aimed at informing Southwest Florida high school seniors and their parents about the Free Application for Federal Student Aid, is launching a social media…
Lumina grant supports first-year program in Glades County The Glades Education Foundation, a FutureMakers partner, recently reported a successful inaugural year of the AVID About Success program in Glades County….