After junior year, I figured, “If I got through the ACT, SAT, and all my AP exams, I can get through anything senior year throws at me -- piece of cake!” Truth is, I find that it’s a lot more complicated than it seems.
As I think about life after high school and the decisions ahead, the most important thing to me is the rigor of the programs at the college I choose.
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Time flew by way too fast during my first two years of high school, and this year I am a junior.
This year I am a junior at Birdville High School.
All along, my post-secondary plan was to head straight to college after I graduated.
The Elementary and Secondary Education Act re-authorized by President Obama’s administration in March 2010 includes revisions aim to have all diploma-earning students properly “college- and career-ready” by the year 2020. This article explains some of the possible meanings of that goal.
I am starting to realize how important this school year will be for me.
As a senior in high school, every time I hear the word “college,” an endless list of worries and anxieties runs through my brain like the final credits to an overstaffed movie.
The differences between high school and college are huge. For every benefit, though, you can expect a trade-off.
I have a long list of hopes and wishes for the year ahead but I will share only a select few. First and foremost, I anticipate reading more books. I plan to read more since I am determined to go to college for English and Communication Arts. Secondly, I hope to grow taller. I am an inch from being 5 feet tall. Thirdly, I hope to befriend more people in my senior year.
Talking about money is really hard, especially with your parents, but families need to be on the same page with what they can afford.
Algunas veces las decisiones no tienen sentido cuando tratas de explicarlas a otras personas, pero eso no quiere decir que sean incorrectas.
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When thinking about college and making future decisions, it is very easy for me to get overwhelmed.
The famed senioritis is already beginning to spiral through my thoughts. As I make list upon list of things I need to get done, I find myself succumbing to distractions.
There are plenty of things I’m hoping to get out of this school year. I’m excited about senior year! When I looked at all the past seniors they looked like they’ve had so much fun and I want to experience all of that, too. That mini feeling of being the “Top of the School.” I’m scared because I know it’s my final year and I want to do extremely well but also enjoy myself. I want to accomplish having great grades in my regular classes and in the college classes I’m taking.
I believe that in life I fit in a relatively eccentric category.
Be careful about who is learning about you online – it just might be college admission counselors or prospective employers.
Most still are free, and now some offer credit.
My goals and expectations for the coming school year are beginning to feel a bit overwhelming.
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Things I’m hoping to get out of the year ahead and goals I’m setting for myself: To simply be proud of myself at the end of the year is my most honest goal.
Mi plan era ir directo a la universidad después de graduarme.
I am not exactly sure where I would like to go to college, but I have requirements, expectations, and goals.
Looking back on my experience with the college admissions and future planning process, the phrase “hindsight is 20/20” comes to mind.