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What’s Better Than a Sports Scholarship?
While many college-bound students (and their parents) vie for the ultimate sports scholarship to get them through higher education, there is a downside to consider. Sports scholarships are plentiful, but there are a host of academic scholarships available that are often much more sustainable in the long run.
A full sports scholarship may sound like a win, but what happens if an injury occurs that hinders or stops the ability to play? On the other hand, if a student has an area of expertise such as science, math, medicine, business, English, social studies, or technology, there are numerous academic scholarships available that match or exceed the rewards of a sports scholarship.
When students focus in the early years on what they love doing and what comes innately for them, they are on a good trajectory for meeting the requirements for an academic college scholarship down the road.
At Yorktown Education, the focus is on master-based learning, not traditional standardized testing. Students advance based on their achievements through each cohort. This type of learning leads to more self-reliant students who can better understand and retain what they are learning.
Students at Yorktown are also eligible to do advanced coursework, which better prepares them for college. Our innovative approach and family environment gives students a jump on critical skills such as collaboration and mindfulness, which also increases their life skills.
Individualized learning that is focused on each student’s special skills and characteristics, combined with our “Do What You Love” philosophy prepares students for their next step to higher learning.
Yorktown’s Dual Enrollment Program is designed to prepare students for what can be a dramatic change of environment going into college. Students can get their first 60 hours of college credits and have an advanced position when entering college. There are over 300 college courses and other specialty coursework from which to choose.
Yorktown Education knows the value of preparing students for what’s ahead. Giving your child the advantage of meeting the challenges of higher education starts right here. Schedule a tour soon. We’d love to meet you.