It went from high school getting everything done for you to college where you are basically all on your own. It was a big fear for me because I didn’t know what classes to take or which classes would be good for my career which is business. I remember going towards the admission office thinking to myself what am I even going to say or what do I even need to do to start the whole process of class selection. I felt my heart raising, felt empty in the inside and even scared because I really didn’t know what to say to the people in the office. Once entering the office I got nervous and asked for the steps to register for classes then that’s when they sent me to the pathway center.
That was not easy and very expensive. My health declined because I wasn’t getting enough sleep—or enough to eat—because I was too tired working all day and staying up all night with my son. I eventually ended up in a hospital for a week because I got so sick. My son
Since earning my diploma at West Genesee High School, I continued my education journey to Onondaga Community College. Here I had some ups and downs like any other student their first semester at a new school. Trying to adjust from high school classes to college class. During my first semester I struggled with Calculus, I tried college hour with my professor, and the tutoring center that is offered on campus. I ending up not doing very well in the class, and took it the next semester.
By his senior year in high school, he decided to follow his dad 's footstep and major in business and hope he can become a president of a big company. However, there were many obstacles he needed to go through in order to reach his goal. First was having to go to college in the states for business. Secondly, being able to speak English since he will be studying at a university in the USA. Thirdly, being able to pass the SAT and TOEFL tests to get into a good university.
Well, one major problem I believe that should be address is standardized testing. I remember when I was in high school all we heard about until middle of junior year was the HASP. A standardized at decided if you would get your qualify to earn your diploma or not. Therefore, the first three year of high school was focus around this one test and that is not an exaggeration. The year of the test, we had to take our normal Math and English class while an addition HASP prep Math and English so half of my classes where bases around this one test.
I am writing this statement to explain my undergrad GPA. While attending Norfolk State University my GPA dropped my sophomore year because of my involvement in our school band and dealing with stress from been away from home. My involvement in band took time away from my studies; once I realized this I stop participating in band and concentrated on my studies. As my transcript will show once I stopped band my GPA slowly raised to a 2.7. I reached this GPA by working hard in subjects that were difficult to me such as mathematics and working with my teachers pass the class.
In this day in age, people with children are starting to go back to college to get a better themselves, but most dropout because they have young children that needs a tremendous amount of attention and on top of working, school is just another thing holding them back from what’s really important. The issue with being a full-time student, worker, and parent is that a student may not have a suitable baby sitter to watch their child, which can have a huge issue that can make a student dropout. As stated in an article in the US News "Being a parent substantially increases the likelihood of leaving college with no degree, with 53% of parents vs. 31% of non-parents having left with no degree after six
There is always a group of students after graduation or even before graduation who cannot see their selves continuing school for another four years. Especially when they have alternative options some students in high school would spend most of their day at high school and after lunch, they spend their day at a trade school. During their time at a trade school, they get a further learning on skills that high schools do not provide. Skills in plumbing, automotive, cosmetology, fashion design, heating and cooling, and many more different jobs. Most parents stress that important it's getting into college after high school because degrees look good on your résumé, and it can get you further in your career.
In my school and community, we have found that there is a large setback with the incoming freshmen and their ability to adapt to the new atmosphere and changes of high school. They either have social problems, home life problems, or high school is just a huge change for them. Six years ago, my school created a program hoping to solve that problem, the mentor/leadership program, which is open to juniors and seniors. I applied, and was accepted into this program my junior year. In the mentor program you meet with a freshmen every week and discuss some of the challenges they are facing while adjusting to high school.
Not only was he really sick and could not go that night, but his sister and parents were reported missing and said they has died the one night he did not go. After a month of searching for them, praying day and night, hoping for them to return, nothing seemed to help. After months he gave up on demanding to get his family back together. Nothing was helping acquire his family back as a whole.