Although many schools are currently undergoing repetitive failure and reforms, Beaufort County Early College needs not change a thing. If arming students with the knowledge and skills necessary to be successful post-high school is a measure of success, the Beaufort County Early College High School (BCECHS) is the epitome of success. BCECHS is one that prepares students for college and career, has teachers that care about their students while enriching them, and that encourage their students while enabling them to grow. There are four main practices that show how Beaufort County Early is a great success regarding student achievement and preparedness for the future.
First, BCECHS designs each student’s educational plan with the end (a career) in mind. At one point in time, schools were strictly vocational or career-oriented, but BCECHS has a new spin on an old tried but true educational philosophy and has a handle on how public school education should be delivered. Although there are uniform subjects required for the acquisition of a high school diploma (English, science, math, social studies) the remainder of your courses provide you with an opportunity to explore and pursue your career. From criminal justice to cosmetology to accounting to college transfer this program provides students with the skills and degrees necessary to get started in life. This school abandons the one-size-fits all or most approach for a “new” model. The school offers varied modes of technology and instructional delivery and provides vast, new opportunities to meet the majority of students’ needs. During the instructional day you will find BCECHS students in small high school classes, the school takes pride in not exhibiting a ...
... middle of paper ...
...oroughly gives students what they need to thrive in the real world – thus creating a successful public school. Although many points made by Chris Mercogliano are valid of the traditional school setting, the early college model (and my high school experience) may be the traditional experience of the future. With this new approach, the United States can pave the way for the future and remain a world intellectual power.
*Short for Students don’t care how much you know until they know how much you care.
"Beaufort Co Early College High Education First NC School Report Cards 2010-2011." NCSchoolReportCard.org. North Carolina State Government. Web. 18 Jan. 2012.
Mercogliano, Chris. "Preparing Students for a Twenty-First Century Adulthood: Missing the Boat and the Harbor Too." Encounter 2005: 18-23. Academic Search Premier. Web. 18 Jan. 2012.
Need Writing Help?
Get feedback on grammar, clarity, concision and logic instantly.Check your paper »
- After years of education from K-12 there is still the question if a high school senior is academically prepared for college. Furthermore, it may be understandable for a concerned parent to pose this question but what about the student. In a survey of W.VA seniors, MMM MMM points out that “12.4 percent of survey respondents said they felt ‘very prepared’ for college, while . . . 10.7 percent felt they were ‘not prepared at all” (8). In these long years of education we expect students to be ready, but what does it mean to be ready for college.... [tags: senior high school, college, career]
1179 words (3.4 pages)
- High School Dropout Rate Expectations of today’s educational qualifications for high school students are different than it was in the past. It is not uncommon to hear about a student who did not graduate from school. As shown in table 1, 97 students from Stanly County dropped out of school in the 2011- 2012 school year (“Grade 7-13 Dropout Counts and Rates (pdf.62kb)”). Last school year 3.01 percent of North Carolina’s high school students dropped out of school according to the 2011-12 Consolidated Data Report, as a result the total number of students who dropped out of high school in the 2012 year is 13,488.... [tags: graduate, high school students]
2042 words (5.8 pages)
- Every day teenagers are asked many questions about school when coming across adults who are wild about school and college. The most popular question asked to us is “Do you like your school?” and the answer is normally “no.” However, no well thought out explanation about why we do not like our school is ever said. I attend Frederick K.C. Price the 3rdhigh, a college preparatory school. I have been there for all four years of high school and I do not always like what I see. Within the four years that I have been there, we have went through two principals and we have still yet to find one that can run our school correctly.... [tags: high school experience, Teens]
632 words (1.8 pages)
- Making sure high school seniors are ready for college is a top priority for parents today. The motivation behind parents putting the extra effort to increase their child’s chances of college acceptance is to gain financial assistance to pay for college tuition. The best way to go about this is for a high school senior to score high on the ACT college entrance exam, which is what schools look at when deciding to award scholarships to students and is usually the determining factor for most four-year universities when deciding which students receive acceptance.... [tags: college, high school seniors, ACT,]
849 words (2.4 pages)
- Students spend four years of their lives attending high school. Going through high school is mandatory as it prepares them for college and strength to face “the real world.” Having part-time jobs has become the phenomenon among high school students and many students follow this trend as well. Moreover, there are some pros and cons attached with it. Though it may seem like working throughout high school is a bad idea, it could better prepare students for “the real world.” Although some people believe that the primary duty of a student is studying, I am of the opposite position.... [tags: high school, career,]
562 words (1.6 pages)
- Everyone has heard or been told, “high school is what you make of it.” High school is in fact what you make of it, but it is also the time of great change in everybody. Entering grade nine you still feel like a kid, your post-secondary and career choices are far from top priority. However, by grade twelve we become more mature and grow into young adults. Personally looking back to my grade nine self and comparing her to my grade twelve self of today, I am able to see changes in my character, my athletics and my goals.... [tags: High School, change,]
782 words (2.2 pages)
- The definition of a high school is a school that, provides children with part or all of their secondary education. It may come after elementary school or middle school and may be followed by higher education like college or vocational training,or military service. The term "high school" originated in Scotland, with the world's oldest being Edinburgh's Royal High School from 1505. The Royal High School was used as an example for the first public high school in the United States, The English High School was founded in Boston, Massachusetts in 1821.... [tags: high school, higher education]
1130 words (3.2 pages)
- Students spend four years of their lives attending high school. Going through high school is supposed to prepare them for college and “the real world.” Taking part-time jobs has become the phenomenon among high school students, and many students follow this trend as well. Indeed, there are some advantages; however, there are also some disadvantages. Though it may seem like working throughout high school is a bad idea, it could better prepare students for “the real world.” Although some people believe that the primary duty of a student is studying, I am of the opposite position.... [tags: career, high school, students,]
557 words (1.6 pages)
- College and high school are not as different as one might think because they both share a common root: education. Most people will try to convince you that college is very different from high school. They would state all sorts of things to look forward to while graduating from high school to college. The housing situation, for example, is very different. In high school, (nearly) everyone lives at home, subject to their parents' rules and regulations. There are preset curfew times and limits to the types and sizes of parties that one could hold.... [tags: Compare Contrast Comparison]
506 words (1.4 pages)
- High School vs. College There are many similarities, and differences betweeen high school and college. High School was the best four years of my life. I got in alot of trouble in thoses years, but also had a blast. Now at J.C.C. it is even better than high school, and my eyes are being opened to a whole new world. In Toronto High School you can get away with just about anything. Jefferson Community College is a whole different story. High school begins at eight o'clock, and ends around three. You go to the same seven or eight classes every day.... [tags: Compare Contrast Essays]
632 words (1.8 pages)