I have always believed that the end of high school should never be considered the end of a person's education. The world's vast complexities, unsolved mysteries, impossible problems, monumental tasks, and our very individual lives require us to learn at every opportunity.
As such, I've put together a brief guide on how to come up with a plan for your post-secondary (after high school) education. I will focus on institutions of learning, though there are definitely options for those that prefer to enter the workforce immediately as well. Learning does not require an institution, but it still requires work.
Keep in mind, this is just my personal advice and does not constitute official advice from the school or district that I work for. Contact your counselors (here are Soldotna High's excellent counselors) for more specific resources available to you, as they are the true experts here. This is more an explanation of how I approach the question of what to do next than anything official.
The function of education is to teach one to think intensively and to think critically. Intelligence plus character - that is the goal of true education.
Martin Luther King, Jr.
Topics covered in this guide:
- Deciding what to do after high school
- How to find an institution that aligns with your needs
- The application process (coming soon)
- How to find scholarships, and what your funding options are (coming soon)
Whatever you do, make sure you do something.
The world needs more educated, driven, powerful, motivated young people to move us forward.