I think coming to high school it was really different and scary. Coming to high school was a big change. Its way different from middle school, you have to take to your grades and work serious or else you won’t pass. If you don’t try and fail then that’s misleading you from graduating. You have to try your best and work hard if you want to make it out of high school in 4 years or earlier.
In high school, the uttermost important goal for me is to attend college and pursuing my dream of studying forensics, and eventually taking that success and finding a way to give back to the community and people that raised me. The CBC Spouses Education Scholarship will help me acquire the funds to achieve my goal in the long run. I have always been determined and an all round optimist. However, when I entered high school I found out that we, as in my mother and I, do not possess the kind of financial stability that it takes to acquire the learning that I desired. If I cannot work through college and cannot afford my books, unfortunately, all of my hard work will go down the drain.
Alas, first-generation students are the first in their family to pursue a college education, therefore they do not have the same resources. Ithaca College decided to begin a program to give students an easier transition to their higher education, and I believe all colleges should follow their example. A transition to college is already difficult for students who were guided and helped by relatives. Now, first generation students often begin their semester blindfolded. First of all, student orientations are the most vital initiation process for all students.
In America, there has seemed to be a teaching of how to achieve the “American Dream” or that is what everyone should all strive for. Often in schools, teachers attempt to lead students to college as if it was the only option in life to be “successful”. As people go through life asking their self if college was really worth it, they soon find the answer depending on how successful they were. After watching my sister, who is a freshman in college, I have come to the conclusion that college is not worth the stress, the strife, or the worry. One of the main underlying issues about attending college is the financial struggle that goes along with college.
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
The infamous answer to the question, “What is your primary goal for going to school?” is “to further my education, get a job, and be successful” such a cliché if I must say myself. My goal attending school is to make my family happy, as well as myself. In high school, I did not apply myself like I should have done because I was not sure if college was in my favor. Also, being the child of a single parent wanting to attend college seemed impossible, especially far from home. In a family where no one has surpassed the first two years of college, I feel a spotlight is on me to not only finish, but also finish strong.
In junior year of high school, I made the decision to graduate early to get a head start in college. Driven by an interest to be challenged more educationally, I enrolled at Pierce community college and immediately started taking classes and getting acclimated with the new environment and assess how I could maximize my time on campus. As my course selection options narrowed, I started analyzing my childhood upbringing, the knowledge I learned
Recently, the message has become clear to American young people that a high school diploma is not enough for them to enter the middle class. Therefore, a higher education like post-secondary education or above is necessary for the young people. However, a lot of American young people continue dropping out of high school and college because they do not recognize a clear connection between their studies and possible opportunities in the labor market. One specific solution for this problem is vocational education in Northern and Central Europe. Vocational education, a kind of training program, combines study and work simultaneously during middle school and high school.
Also I saw the difficulty that my parents were having for not going to college or having a low level of education. Growing up my parents started to tell me “ that if I want to be successful you have to go to school”, and still I would not listen to them because to me it was absurd to keep going to school after high school. Life as a child is very different then the life of a teenager, young adult, adult or someone that is about to retire. As a child I just want to play around, and just have fun, and continue on the path that I wanted. Yet as I got older especially middle of my junior year in high school, reality hit me in the face, it felt like being hit with a baseball bat, I saw that I wanted to become somebody big in the Army respected by all soldiers,and people, and for me to do that I have to become well educated, have a good personality, and most importantly love God and this country.
Argumentative Essay Every year in the spring time high school graduates are standing around deciding whether or not they are going to take the next step in their lives, whether or not they are going to go to college. Many people believe that college is not worth it, I disagree. College education is worth the expense of tuition. Even though you could have student loans that you will have to pay back after college, it will be worth it in the long run. After you have finished paying off your student debt because of your college classes and education that you obtained, you will be left with more job opportunities.