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Free Education Has a Price Tag
In the past 20 years, more than 31 million students have enrolled in college, only to leave without a degree or certificate, according to a report by the National Student Clearinghouse (NSC). And a third of these students dropped out of school before the start of their sophomore year.
While public education may seem adequate, kids end up paying the price for it when they get to college and find they are unprepared for the real world.
Far too many parents reason that if their kids are accepted to a college, they must be ready. After all, the college admissions committees surely must know what they’re doing. But sadly that’s not the case many times.
The fact is that the signs pointing to a lack of college-readiness are almost always evident in high school. Few students develop problems their freshman year of college without having shown evidence of problems in high school.
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. After enrolling, these students discover that they must take remedial courses in English or mathematics, which do not earn college credits. This huge college-readiness gap is costly to students, families, institutions, and taxpayers, and is an obstacle to increasing the nation’s college attainment levels.
One of the biggest changes between high school and college is the amount of unstructured time students have. Time management is a critical skill students need to successfully navigate in more unstructured environments. Also with the confidence of mastering core competencies, especially English, Math and Science, students entering college have a distinct disadvantage.
College-Readiness Gives Students Major Advantages
Yorktown Education not only helps students with the transition to college, we allow them to get there much faster. Yorktown students can start 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.
Yorktown Education also provides life skills and time management education practiced daily so students are well prepared for the demands of college life. College is an exciting and life-changing experience if students are prepared for what’s ahead. Yorktown Education makes it possible.