College On the Mind
“In high school, kids have to start thinking about what kind of career they want to pursue. They also have to choose a path: college, work, vocational training.” - understood.org
In high school, it's commonplace to see students with high stress levels worry about their future, specifically what college they want to go to, or what they want to major in. According to understood.org, "just thinking about college can be stressful for kids.”
Although there are some students with fixed plans for their future, most students feel uncertain. However, Concordia assigns counselors to each student to comfort the students, as well as help the students plan for their future colleges and work. This allows students to reach out to their counselors when they need help or when they are very stressed.
College visits help students get motivated, and to get an idea of their “next step”. Counselors of Concordia recommend students to go on college visits to get an idea of how it looks like as well as what they do. All these things can motivate students to work harder, and the visits can help students figure out what college they want to go or what they want to do. Our counselors recommend students to begin college visits during the summer after their sophomore year.
Further reading: https://www.understood.org/en/school-learning/choo...
Linked below is the map of our students’ college acceptances. It's just a sample of our students from the perspective of one of our three college counselors.