A second chance for drop-outs

Drop-outs  get a second chance to finish high school and earn community college credits — but are they aiming at realistic goals?

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  1. As I’ve said before, the college completion since the early 80’s hasn’t changed much in the last 30 years. The only thing which has changed is the cost has gone through the roof. These students had already dropped out of high school once. They need to focus on SMALL steps, credit recovery, earning a high school diploma (granted, not worth much these days), and then taking prep classes to get a chance to be admitted to college and start by earning an associates degree (A.S. or A.A.S.), then plan on going to a bachelor’s program (if they have the desire).

    If the student can complete an associate’s degree, it’s a very good start, but it’s also a lot of work (which many high school graduates simply are not ready for).