Monday, February 8, 2010

On Track For Graduation

I went to the hairdressers today for color and a cut. The person working on my hair (and with my hair, it is work) has a daughter who is a senior in high school this year. A few weeks ago, the girl, and then her mother, discovered that she was behind in credits and will not have enough to graduate.

What a shock! Fortunately, in the school where she attends, online courses are offered for students who need to make up credits. There is also a community college that offers correspondence courses. Well, the daughter signed up for several online courses in order to get those credits.

Last week, the mother discovered that her daughter wasn't keeping up with the online courses. Needless to say, mother was more than a little upset and from what I could tell today, I do believe the daughter will be getting those courses finished and will be earning those credits (whether she wants to or not).

My advice today is for all students to make an appointment with their counselors and check on credits. Make sure you are on track to graduate on time. If not, find out what you can do to get on track. Don't get yourselves in a situation where you have to make up credits three months before graduation. It's not a fun place to be.

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