All students should be informed of alternatives to higher education

February 27, 2019 | The Sentinel

High school is aimed to prepare students for college, but some students choose to pursue other paths. If teachers and administrators would teach and emphasize the importance of alternative education programs to Georgia high school students, then more students will have the opportunity to start succeeding in their career. Teachers need to make their students aware of all options to succeed, regardless of GPA or career path.

High school students can choose alternative paths, such as construction, welding or cosmetology, instead of attending a traditional four year college. Students can even receive certification in their chosen career program, which can give students the opportunity to either work full-time or earn their degree faster after high school.

Unfortunately, most students do not know about alternative routes because teachers and administrators are only informing certain high school students about these programs.

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