I attended Braden River High school until I heard about the opportunity to participate in the dual enrollment program at SCF. I have always been motivated in school, but was ready for a new challenge. I started at State College of Florida my senior year of high school as a dual enrollment student. During my first semester, I took thirteen credit hours and earned a 4.0. The second semester I increased to fourteen credits and again earned a 4.0. By May I had earned twenty six college credits and retained a 4.0 Grade point average. I have always had a passion for school, so there was no chance that I wanted to take a summer break. In May, I enrolled as a non-degree seeking student so that I could continue going to State College of Florida until I received my high school transcripts. This summer I have earned another fourteen college credits and so far have maintained my 4.0 grade point average. I plan to attend State College of Florida in the fall and spring to earn my AA degree and then transfer to either University of Florida or Florida Atlantic University. I want to study microbiology and cell
The beginning of my freshman year of high school I realized that unless I got a job right after I turned 16 I wouldn’t be able to pay for college so I needed to start making steps in the right direction now. I started working at McDonald’s my sophomore year of high school four months after I turned 16 and continued to work there until I graduated from Polk Collegiate High School. A friend told me about Polk Collegiate High School the beginning of my sophomore year and I knew that it would be the best financial choice that I could make at the moment. I spent the last two years of my
A month into freshman year, I moved yet again, from Tennessee back to New York. I noted that the grade of a student at my new high school was based upon the amount of credits a student amassed, rather than their age. This caught my attention, as my dream of becoming a pediatrician required me to complete seven years of medical education following a baccalaureate degree. Graduating early would shorten my journey. With that in mind, I continued to do well in my classes. At the end of that year, I had enough credits to return a junior in the fall. I was confident, as I had done this once before. My parents approved of my decision and signed a form my guidance counselor had given me. Reflecting on my grade school years as a senior, I like the course of events; when I graduate, I will be sixteen. According to the laws of my current state of New York, I will not even have my learner's permit yet. But I look forward to the many years ahead in undergraduate and medical school. As Kevin Hart once said, the only time you should look back in life is to see how far you have come. College is the next stone I need to lift so I can move mountains tomorrow, and I hope to
My high school experiences have become imprinted into my memory and parts of me. I changed entirely from the first day I walked in as a freshmen to the last day I walked across the stage with my diploma. Not only do I look different but I act, think, and understand differently. I realize now that an individual’s character is largely constructed by other people’s opinions, unwritten rules, and a subliminal hierarchy. The reality of high school makes it difficult to escape the ideal image of a perfect student, friend, respectful significant other, and model child. With all these different forces pulling students back and forth, the primary goal is to be accepted; despite how much change one must undergo. From my high school experiences I know how to deal with labelling, peer pressure, alienation, and cliques. Thus my former high school social lessons and knowledge allow me to reshape my perception, values, and self-image to this day.
When I first began attending Porterville community college my goal was to finish within 2 years and transfer to a CSU. But among the way i encountered some obstacles that unfortunately delayed my progress I had to retake three classes twice because of the grades i received in my first attempt i knew i was able to perform at a higher level than what I was doing so I took these classes again and I did much better then the first times along with my appeal I am including my unofficial transcript so that the grades I received in the first try can be compared to the second attempt and the grade differences are much higher than the first ones. I also encountered some personal issues along the way that did not permit me to continue and unfortunately i had to take two semesters off from school due to an illness of a family member so this also delayed my process a little more and it pushed me behind from my original goal.
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For once things were going okay , I honestly woke up one morning , after thinking hard about my life and what I want to make of it . At the rate I was going , There was no way I was going to graduate from high school . I started to feel guilty , that I'm given this opportunity to receive free education so that way I can grow up to be successful in every way , yet I chose to not accept it because I was not happy with how my worker treated me and how my life was going at all , and figured there was no way I was going to make it out of high school . After feeling that way , I thought to myself that I should try to get in contact with my guidance councilor just to see what I was going to be doing the following year . She told me I needed 12 more credits , In one school year I can make a minimum of 8 . Anxiety filled me with the thought of not walking down to get my diploma , and I knew I would drown in self loathe if I couldn't graduate with my class of 2017 . Having to pull some strings , my school councillor and I found the plan to help me accumulate all 12 high school credits , it was a miracle . So in order for me to achieve my goal , first I was required to earn 1 credit back at summer school , I have to earn 8 credits at Jonathan Law , complete an afternoon program at alternative education in which I can acquire 2 credits , and lastly I must be employed all school year , working a minimum of
I was almost always doing school work during the school week and had very little free time during the weekends. This became frustrating because I would look at my roommates, Logan, Dylan, and Riley, and see them with plenty of time to have fun with other friends we had made and being able to go to parties on the weekends while I was doing some assignment for school. I somewhat withdrew into myself and stopped asking for help from classmates and teachers making those classes even more difficult. I felt like I was working harder at school than I ever had before and was still coming up short. I was being so overwhelmed by the workload that my mind was almost trying to shut itself down. I was still confident that even after finals, I would be passing the majority of my classes and would perform better the next semester. However, after finals had finished I found out that my grades were not satisfactory to the College of Engineering and GI Bill’s standards. I was still able to attend UNCC but I would not be able to pursue the degree that I wanted or have a reliable way of paying for college. This was greatly upsetting, but it also allowed me to reevaluate what I wanted to do for college. I choose to withdraw from Charlotte because the cost of living and attending that school was going to be too much for the classes that I was going to be allowed to take. I decided that attending the classes I needed at a much
Education has been a priority in my life since I realized that thing are not just given to people. Being the first to have the opportunity to attend college is a huge honor. It is a challenge to motivate yourself to love learning and understand the importance of hard work although, I appreciate my guardians for pushing me and dedicating themselves to my human capitol.
After I graduated high school in 2009, I went to the University of Idaho for one semester. I was really excited to go to a school with Greek life, and I was able to get a great college experience. However, I realized I wasn’t focused on school like I should’ve been and I decided to move back to Boise. When I moved back to Boise, I decided to go to BSU after a year of being back. When I started at BSU in 2011, I was going to school full time and working full time at Sonic. I ended up not doing so well my first semester at BSU, because I felt that I wasn’t prepared for the material, and I was more focused on making money to be able to afford rent, food, etc. My second semester at BSU, I was a couple months into the semester and I ended up breaking
I am from a low-income family and from a community that has a low college participation rate. When I started high school my parents made me aware of what our financial situation was and I was frightened by the idea that I would not end up going to college because the money was not there. So I did some research on something that would help me succeed and help me get into college. I found out that I was able to take college classes at a nearby community college and they would be able to transfer to a UC and this gave me hope. As soon as I became more informed I started the enrolling process which was extensive because several school officials had to approve my attendance to the community college. As soon as I had the approval I started to enroll
Do you know what we are learn in high school? I do, because I have experience first-hand. We spend 4 years in high school learning information that can be beneficial in our everyday lives, while some things in anyway have feasible real-world applications. High school is mediocre because of the information we are learn, method we learn, and the information we retain.
I joined this afterschool program called Step Up which is a mentoring program for young women, I joined because credits, but I also needed some type of guidance and that's exactly what I received from them. We talked about college every single session we had and I'm thinking most of the time “ I'm not ready for no college”, “I don't want to go to college” or “How am I going to get into college with my kind of GPA and get scholarships to pay for college”. So that's when I really started to pick up the slack, moving my GPA up to a 2.9 . Then we took a college trip St.Louis and there was 3 out of 3 colleges I was certain I wanted to go to but when I look at the cumulative GPA they wanted for someone who wanted to attend, I just knew I had to do something to bring up my cumulative average. That's when I ended Sophomore year off with a 3.1, then there comes Junior year, which has to be the best out of all my years. I knew I had to keep a constant high GPA to help my cumulative average, so I started junior year off with a 3.4 then throughout the middle of the year I have kept a 3.7 or higher and for the end of the year I plan on having a 3.8 or higher. High School will change your whole perspective about your future, which it did for me, now I can’t wait to see how my cumulative looks at the end of Senior
In India, high school is a grade of education which includes Standards VII to X. Standards XI to XII called as Higher Secondary School or Senior Secondary School or Junior college. Some states refer to Standards IX and X as High School, while XI and XII are termed as Intermediate. Other states refer to VI, VII, VIII, IX and X (grades 6, 7, 8, 9 and 10) as Secondary school and XI and XII (grades 11 and 12) as Senior Secondary School. Usually, students from ages 14 to 18 study in this section. These schools may be affiliated to national boards like Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE), Indian Certificate of Secondary Education (ICSE) or National Institute of Open Schooling (NIOS) or various
Currently in the U.S education system, I can only think of one policy/practice/program that is similar to the Cardinal Principles outline. In many high schools around the country there are CTE courses and teachers that students can participate in. CTE (Career and Technical Education) are taught in many areas that are found in the professional world from business management to technology to arts to legal studies. To be a certified teacher in any of these areas, one has to have a degree/certain amount of credits in that CTE topic or a set amount of years of real world professional experience working in that field. CTE courses and curriculum is very aligned to what the Cardinal Principals authors had in mind with the structure of a comprehensive high school. This high school utopia that allows students to venture in to many different areas outside of the core subjects was what the Cardinal Principals authors seemed to believe was the answer to stronger educational outcomes and members of society.