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Lawson High School and Postsecondary Education

Three interviews of students about their plans for when they get out of high school.
Lawson High School and Postsecondary Education

Postsecondary education is a reference to any education above high school. This can include colleges, universities, and vocational schools. 

Not only will postsecondary education give you the experience needed for a particular career, but it may increase your earnings as well the annual median earnings in 2019 were 59% higher for 25–34 year olds with a bachelor’s or higher degree, than those with a high school diploma (or equivalent).

I spoke to three students at Lawson about their plans for when they get out of high school, in hopes of giving you some information on how other students are preparing concerning postsecondary education.

 

Kundar Siekpe

Q: Where do you plan on going after you graduate High School?

“I plan to go to college, pursue a bachelor’s degree in computer science.”

Q: Do you feel prepared for postsecondary education?

“I feel kind of nervous about the future, but for the most part I feel prepared.”

Q: What do you wish you knew since the beginning of High School?

“An interest or what I wanted to do, so I could get a massive head start.”

Q: What is something you’ve done over this year that has helped you towards college/postsecondary education?

“Going to programs that told me what is to come as well as going to a meeting related to the college I wanted to go to.”

 

Grace Chen

Q: Where do you plan on going after you graduate High School?

“A four-year college, but I haven’t committed to one yet.”

Q: Do you feel prepared for postsecondary education?

“Yes, I do.”

Q: What do you wish you knew since the beginning of High School?

“The more you plan ahead the easier it will be, especially in Junior year like having an idea of your college essay or writing a resume.”

Q: What is something you’ve done over this year that has helped you towards college/postsecondary education?

“Pursuing internships and job shadowing that has helped me with the career I want to pursue.”

 

Morgan Crowe

Q: Where do you plan on going after you graduate High School?

“I plan to head to a four-year college for engineering, either Tennessee Tech, Indiana Tech, or Rose Holman.”

Q: Do you feel prepared for postsecondary education?

“Yes, I believe I am ready mostly because of how well I’ve done on the ACT, how my grades stand for high school, and my interests.”

Q: What do you wish you knew since the beginning of High School?

“I wish that I knew how important clubs were because it allows you to connect with people who have similar interests but different hobbies and experience. You learn different skills and possibly grow as a person.”

Q: What is something you’ve done over this year that has helped you towards college/postsecondary education?

“I’ve visited multiple colleges I was interested in.”

 

SOURCE(S):

Post-Secondary Education: Everything You Need to Know – The Edvocate (theedadvocate.org)

Report on the Condition of Education 2021

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