Through my four years of high school by being in clubs, sports, and other activities I have had many great high school experiences but my most valuable experience i have experienced in high school has to be becoming a peer assistant for students with disabilities my senior year. The first day of becoming a peer assistant really changed my life. During the end of the junior year i was trying to figure out what it was i wanted to study in college that has to do with helping children and by the end of the first week of becoming a peer assistant i knew exactly what i wanted to do. As a peer assistant I help the students with disabilities with their daily school jobs such as helping take down the flags, putting out bus signs, fill up paper for
During the last year and a half at ECC I have been able to start fulfilling my education goals by getting a good education and find out what I want to go to college for. The college has helped me in many ways not only with my education. One example of this is I have been able to work the whole time that I have been attending classes. This allowed me to save enough money that now when I transfer to NIU in January with my associates degree, I will be able to pay for it in full without taking out student loans. This was one of my fears be for going into college was that I was going to be in debt after.
Brookdale was named one of the top community college in New Jersey and can really help you transfer into a good school because of their connection. I have learned so much of my time at Brookdale and feel like I could be ready for a four year college because of Brookdale. Furthermore, going to Brookdale was a good choice for me because I am getting good grades. Because I made a commitment into getting a good education and not slacking off I am finally getting good grades. During my time in high school, I would get Bs and Cs, but now at Brookdale, I am getting grades I could only dream of and also enjoy learning athte same time.
The AVID program has had a positive impact in my academics, and in my life by helping me focus, enrich, and solidify my goals. I can say with full confidence that AVID has become an integral part of my High School year that equipped me with the skills and knowledge needed to be successful in college. As an immigrant who came to the United States five years ago and English being my third language, the AVID program challenged me to think critically and strive to learn more. Personality wise, there are major changes that I observed once I joined the program. For instance, I was shy and very quiet in class, however after joining AVID, I became very active and was able to work happily with classmates.
Another example of success in my life is completing my first year of college at Chico State well without any huge setbacks. I feel that I was triumphant in my first year of college with the help of believing that there have been many people that have graduated college, so why can I not do this. Additionally, having a great support system back home and at Chico helped greatly in the transition to the new environment of Chico State. Also, learning from my mistakes in high school of not getting the best grades because of lack of effort helped me become a strong student academically at Chico State in my first two semesters, due to not wanting to repeat the past. My last example of success in my life is being more outgoing and being able to hold a conversation with I person I just met a few minutes.
“Having homework helps us do better in class” (13). Homework club helps the kids finish the work they got at school. He interviewed the kids and asked them how they felt to get all this information. Longer school days will help Anaheim High School students actually do their work because of all the help they will be getting.
It took weeks to understand the process of applying for financial aid and luckily I now understand how it works. I have chosen this topic because many younger students attend college out of high school and do not know what they are setting themselves for when they graduate from college. “You’re looking for colleges that deliver good value—a high quality education at an affordable price” (Bodar, 286). You do not need
Schools are a big structuring force in the world we live in today. Going to a private Catholic high school may have more advantages than going to a crowded public city school. For example, there is more student to teacher contact, as well as more resources to guide you in your next step of life. If parents have money to send their kids to a better school, those kids are going to get more opportunities like individual attention, getting more of their questions answered and getting connected to powerful people. The idea of some students getting more opportunities because of their class can be seen in the book “Ain’t No Makin It”.
There are many different things that can impact students in their high school years. Whether these things are friends, activities, or the sports they participate in they all impact the student. Many opportunities are presented to students in high school, although not many impacts the student beyond high school, I believe this opportunity will impact me forever. I would love to be a part of the Early College Program this coming spring. I believe the program will do nothing but help me grow and strive to be a better student and continue being involved.
At first, I was nervous about the extra workload and how this could effect my grades, but looking back, applying for the honors program was one of the smartest things I could have done. The program offers many opportunities, such as conferences and traveling, to learn more about my major and much more. The honors program asks that we create a thesis in our senior year. I believe that this will be very beneficial in that it will make us well rounded in our subjects of study. It will prove to our peers and future employers that we are educated in our fields and prepared to start working in the real world.
What SMI Means to Me I believe that SMI has greatly contributed to shaping the person I am growing up to be. My teachers, friends, and the SMI staff members have helped me to learn about my faith and discover new and future interests and: my talents. I am really grateful for everything that I have been granted at SMI; and here is the first wonderful thing I have been granted at this school; the teachers. It all started on my first day here. It was September, and I was 4 years- old.
All of my training is about to pay off, graduation. Senior year has been going great. I have a great circle of friends who I admire and look up to. I am working hard and staying focused on the finish line of high school. This year, more than I was junior year, I have been really trying to focus on myself and figuring out who I am and who I want to become.
This year at Lenape, has been much like other years. We continue to meet with the HSTW teams, have department meetings, and attend in-service days in an effort to grow as professionals. I am continuing my education at Mansfield University. I will graduate in December 2010. One of the most positive things that I did with students this year was to take the Honors students to Lenape Elementary during Teen Read Week.
We start elementary school as children, but we leave as a mature teenager. We completed very basic education during the last eight years and this will help us plan for what we would like to do in the future. This is why the graduating of 8th grade is a big deal, it will help us succeed in high school and college. The only way we are able to succeed in school and sports is having some type of inspiration so that we are motivated us to never give up. Whether some kids go to high school and some choose not to, but it 's all about traveling a different path.
Ready (or Not) for College The week before Eastern Kentucky University started, I found myself being appreciative for the people and experiences that God had placed in my life to prepare me for this stage in life. Last year, I did not want to take a gap year but after my parents persistent and reasoning I decided it would be better follow their advice. Now I am extremely grateful that I did take a year off as it would 've been very overwhelming, especially with moving from overseas, adapting to the new environment while working and attending school. One way I was prepared for college is from the knowledge and skills that I learned in high school. My former high school is called, YMCA of Hong Kong Christian College,