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What Does College-Readiness Mean for Students?
- May 16, 2019
- Posted by: Yorktown Education Team
- Category: College Prep
Acceptance to college is exciting, full of discoveries, but is your child emotionally ready for the personal responsibility that comes with more unstructured time and events at college?
There’s evidence of a lack of college-readiness in high school students and sometimes earlier. While students may bring home good grades and attendance records, there may be other underdeveloped important skills that they will need for the challenges of college life and beyond.
Every year in the United States, nearly 60% of first-year college students discover that, despite being fully eligible to attend college, their college-readiness skills for postsecondary studies are lacking.
To their dismay, they often must take remedial courses in English or mathematics, which don’t earn college credits. It’s a huge college-readiness gap that is costly to students, families, institutions, and taxpayers. And, sadly, it is diminishing the nation’s college attainment levels.
One of the biggest changes between high school and college is the amount of unstructured time students have. College professors don’t necessarily offer the support that kids have in high school. They are faced with mastering core competencies they were presumed to have before they get to college, especially English, Math, and Science. Another critical skill that students need to successfully navigate college is time management. Without it, they struggle to keep up in the less structured college environment.
Yorktown Education teaches life skills and time management practiced daily so students are well prepared for the demands of college life. Early on, we encourage students to discover what motivates them. This unique approach creates a more balanced approach to self-discovery.
Yorktown allows each student to progress at a speed that reflects their capabilities – academically, socially and personally. Contrary to the traditional approach of monitoring a student’s progress by age or by grade, Yorktown fosters individual advancement and personal satisfaction.
Yorktown’s individualistic approach prepares students for more fulfilling education at every level, instilling the fundamentals needed for each milestone in their education.
College-Readiness Gives Students Major Advantages
Yorktown Education not only helps students with the transition to college, we provide the roadmap to get there much faster. Yorktown students have the advantage of taking college courses as early as 14 years of age. Our personalized, student-centric learning programs provide the right type of learning environment, allowing a diverse range of students who have different learning abilities to be successful.
Yorktown students are able to obtain the first 60 hours of college credits in our basic program, so upon graduation, each student is more than prepared for college. Students who obtain college credit are likely to be admitted to college with an “advanced position” with early college work completed.
Access to High Level College-Readiness
Yorktown’s Dual Enrollment Program is a great way for students to leave high school already succeeding in college. This program is accredited by SACS CASI, a division of AdvancED recognized in all 50 States and 69 foreign countries.
Students can earn transferable credit through a college while taking equivalent courses at Yorktown Education’s high school. Students are able to earn up to two full years of college credit before they even graduate high school.
College is an exciting and life-changing experience if students are prepared for what’s ahead. College-readiness can make all the difference and Yorktown Education can make it possible.