how do i prepare a child from a technical high school to enter college
I have a child that is a junior in a technical high school he wants to go to college how do i prepare him for that He has been told that because he is in a tech high school it would be hard for him to go to college
If your child wants to go to college from a technical high school there are certain factors to consider. First, has he/she taken courses that are considered college prep? Second has you child taken the PSAT and SAT or ACT college entrance exams? Third, why does he want to go to college when technical education has been his choice?
You should schedule an appointment with the school guidance counselor to go over these questions before making any final decisions.
Be sure that you child has taken all classes he/she needs to be admitted to the college of his/her choice. Make sure that your student signs up for the ACT/PSAT or any other entrance exam required for the college your students chose. There is no reason on earth why your child cannot attend any college available to him, given overall GPA, ACT, PSAT scores that he is able to be admitted to. In fact, check with your student's CTE, career and tech ed, counselor as some CTE programs articulate credits to certain colleges and technical school for post secondary education. This means that through the tech program your child may already be earning college credits, again this depends on the post-secondary school. However, as I said, there is no reason that your child cannot enter any college he/she desires, given GPA and test scores. Just because children chose to go to tech schools, doesn't mean that they aren't eligible for top tier colleges.
You can simply prepare your child by counseling him properly and gently so that he knows all the pros and cons of a college and also ensure that you realize the fact that what is the reason behind getting admission in the college and what purpose he has to serve their. So this is very important for a student that he should study with all his efforts and will and do what he really wants in life.