In the first place, Marty Nemko, a writer for the Chronicle of Higher Education stated, “Majority of students dropping out from college admits that they are underprepared for college-level work” (1). These dropouts never anticipated that their new independence comes more responsibilities in their college schedule. They get burnt-out and discouraged, and so they quit. For instance, only 23 percent of the 1.3 million high-school graduates in 2007 who took the American College Test (ACT) were ready for college work because they knew the basic subjects in English, Math, Reading, and Science. Also, the writer stated, “That the costs of tuition fees continue to increase, and scholarships or grants are not always readily available” (2).
All the knowledge I gained from high school felt useless to the puzzle in each question.” Over the years SAT has been more and more disconnected from the work of high schools. Students have to study for school and the SAT separately. The SAT as a whole is deeply flaw... ... middle of paper ... ...alified applicants, increase the quality of the freshman class and increase diversity in the freshman class. In 2013, one-fourth of the applications received students did not submit test score which means that 4,000 of these applicants would not have applied if it weren’t for that fact Ithaca was not requiring them. For some students, test scores “conceal more than they reveal.”(us news) Like Ithaca College and American university, many of the other colleges that became optional in terms of test scores noticed the same outcomes.
According to the 1998 poll of Who's Who Among American High School Students, 80% of the country's best students cheated to get to the top of their class. More than half the students surveyed said they don't think cheating is a big deal and most did not get caught. (http://www.stanford.edu/class/engr110/cheating.html). Cheating has grown more and more of a big problem. Schools need to crack down on it.
The Role of Counseling A study performed in 1992, reported approximately 3,400,000 youth had failed to complete high school and were not enrolled in high school (Starr 1998). This statistic is based on the United States where job competition has greatly increased due to technology. Many of these student lacked the support and training necessary to succeed in today’s society. Currently in every high school across the nation, there is a person responsible for offering support and training to the youth of America. Available for all students is a guidance counselor.
Since 1983, over twenty million American seniors graduated unable to do fundamental math. Also, over ten million did not learn to read at essential levels (1). Students graduate without rudimentary information about history, literature, art, and the philosophical foundations of their nation and civilization (Bennet 2).
I had the best high school experience. I had so much fun but at the same time I did some things wrong, but who cares that was high school I didn’t have any responsibilities or things like that. When I first got to high school it was normal to me because since I was middle school I had a lot of friends in school, and once I got to the high school I went “American Senior High” it was awesome. I n my freshman year I very lazy and crazy since I had all my friends there. I remember we would skip class, skip school and for that reason I failed math!
High school dropouts have little to no luck finding a job. There are many advantages to raising the high school dropout age to 18. Dropping out of high school should be banned because it has many long-term consequences for individuals and society. Between 3.5 million and 6 million young people in America dropout of high school (Bloom). About 1 million students do not make their way to graduation (Koenig).
But I believe it was we, the first class to spend four years at County, who played a large part in these accomplishments. We came here as eager freshmen, bringing our energy and ideas to this school. I remember all the - glitches and gremlins that plagued us, how History class was as hot as Death Valley and English class colder than Siberia. But we survived. Sophomore year saw the graduation of County High School's first class.
It will not always be an easy road, but as long as you set goals and do your best in everything you do, you will always be successful. The memories and relationships I built during my senior year, are all things I will carry with me throughout the rest of my life. The day I graduated high school was the end of one chapter and the beginning of another. I will never forget the feeling I had when I walked across that stage to receive my diploma. At that point, I knew that all the hard work and dedication I had put forth over the last four years had finally paid off.
As a former high school student, I now realize I was handed all the tools to succeed in college, but I could not leave the social aspect of school and focus on my studies. Many of Americas’ high school struggle to achieve their high school diploma and this one of the major problems of not being able to attain success. Most high school students do not realize what teachers are trying to do for them and simply ignore their teachings and advice. In California, 68.3% of high school students graduated in 2007 (“California Department of”). Obviously, the chance of success for these students that have not graduated is low.