Most seniors do not think about careers the last year of school, and definitely do not think of the next four to seven years they will spend preparing for one. Senior year is a waste because most seniors are not being prepared for what is to come after graduation. Seniors are held in high school another year so they can experience what is left of their childhood. If it was not for all the activities senior year, would senior year be important, would senior year still be a part of the high school curriculum? My senior year I evaluated these questions, and felt they were logical to ask.
The University of La Verne’s core values have been present in my life throughout the years. Even though my mother wanted to attend college as I did, she didn’t have the option to so and that’s why she encourages me to try my hardest in school. When my mother was young, she dreamed of attending college in the United States and getting a job so she could support her family, whereas when I was small, I didn’t think school was important. Although my mother only attended elementary school, school was one of her top priorities because she felt like it was an honor to go to school, and if you went to school, you were considered to be lucky. My mother was an over-achiever and saw education as a way of showing that she was better than most.
That promise I made to myself last year was the motivation I thought I needed for the best school year. Looking back now, I realize maybe my focus was way off the charts. Instead of my goal being academics, and college, it was boys, social circles, and what you wore. Well, Sophomore year has no mercy when it came to focusing. I guess, when you really want something that you think will make your life better your willing to sacrifice or put away other things that our actually way more important.
Taking Mat090 has been a major accomplishment in my life. I graduated high school in 1989 and never pursued a college education. I was offered scholarships to out of state schools, but did not accept because I had a child a little too early in life. Instead of attending college I needed to provide for my family by working a full time job. While I have had a pretty successful career thus far I know that not having a degree has held me back from reaching my full potential.
127 Main Street Townsville, MA 56789 June 4, 2012 Mrs. Anne Ryan HRT Legacy High School 2205 NE 138th Avenue Vancouver, WA 98684 Dear Mrs. Ryan: My academic goals this year consisted of being a graduating senior but to achieve that title I needed to complete a variety of tasks and keep my work ethic up. Those tasks included finishing my civic action and culminating project. I didn’t focus my attention on how many credits I could earn because I didn’t need much to graduate but my goals were important because if they weren’t completed I would graduate. I was successful in completing my culminating project but with the credit scare I had combined with my inability to finish the last half of my civic action, I will not be graduating.
Others go to college with a fork in the road outlook on college. They assume they are going to fail or if they are they are going to succeed. This group of people has a fixed mindset. When I first went to college, I had a bit of both. I knew I could succeed in whatever I wanted to do with my life, but the problem was I didn’t know what I wanted to do with my life.
I think the CAHSEE is out of the question, there's already other tests in the end of year to make sure we're learning. When I first heard of the CAHSEE test, I didn't take it as seriously. I didn't believe that my high school career depended all on a test. I know my cousin took prep classes which she didn't take so serious but ended up passing, in her first try. She is pretty smart and she says it was easy just some questions were
This is what makes me confident in myself that college will not test my skills, but rather help them shine. I had faced pressure before the start of my junior year in high school. My friends, family and teachers all told me about how hard and important this year was going to be and also that this was the year I had to prepare for the SATs. The
Tuesday June 11,2013 Shalebra Fogle Professor Mason English Comp 1 Tues/Thurs 6:00pm-8:45pm One of the reasons i decided to pursue my college career ,Was because of my children.I wanted them to be proud of me.I didnt want to move further in life with only a high school diploma.I started this journey in 1992.I was a single mom,pregnant with my second child. My thought was i did not want to beon public assistance.I wanted to pursueand education to better myself.My first semester i took four classes.I did very well.By the time i was to start my second semester,I had given birth to my second child.It was very hard for me ,to juggle two small children.Also being a Full time student.So i had to drop out with the promise to myself that i will return when my children are older.In 2007 i got pregnant with my 4th and final child .I was living alone with all of my children.A few months before this i had lost my oldest sibling. She had passed away from a brain anuurysm.i also lost another sibling in 1986 to lukiemia.I was in a deep Depression and decided to confide in my housing worker about my feelings.When my housing worker suggested,that i sign up for this program.The program is called the family self sufficiency program.What the program consists of is,you make up 3 achievable goals for yourself.You have 5 years from the date you sign up to complete these goals.during that 5 years whatever rent you have paid,they match that.It is put in a escrow account were it gains interest.On the day of your graduation,If you have completed your goals.all paperwork has to be in order as well.You will get a check for said balance.So i made the concious decision to sign up for it.My goals were as follows 1.fix my credit,2.return to college to finish my associates in buisness administration,attend first time home buyers class ,so some daay i can buy my own home.I didnt start working
High School Vs College Does High school really prepare you for college? As a High school senior I felt prepared, but now as a College Freshman I'm not so sure. High school, as well as college is just another part in everyone’s lives. Almost everyone goes through such a transition between two very diverse and different worlds. These diverse worlds can be compared and contrasted by everyone; however, it is impossible to predict extenuating circumstances that you will go through.