Compare And Contrast My High School Education

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My high school experience was filled with plenty of opportunities to succeed and grow, and also my parents took whatever measures necessary to see me flourish. South Effingham thoroughly prepared me for life after high school, with inspiring teachers and counselors who pushed outside of my known boundaries. From talking with students I tutor, they are very driven to achieve their ideal career goal. The thing that these students and I have in common is that we both are and were taking part in all that our schools had to offer. From AP and IB classes, to different campus organizations, they are actively participating in their school. They want to be successful. Some of the other students at Central that I have spoken with do not seem to have …show more content…
I believe these factors matter the most. In comparing the education provided by these two schools, I believe they are very close. However, in terms of student enthusiasm and a student’s desire to be successful they are very different. Only 7 people out of 348 people from my graduating class did not graduate. Of those that did, more than half of them enrolled in a 2 or 4 year university. The academic environment of the school was extraordinarily strict and tough, whether you were in the regular classes or honors and AP classes. Of the students that I have spoken to at Central, very few experience that from their teachers. At Central High, they have excellent facilities, even compared to South Effingham High, however, it makes me wonder with all of these resources and service why the graduation rate is low. I believe that there are external factors besides race, school facilities, and the quality of teachers. I think where they live, who they live with, and how they live is also impacting a student’s ability to succeed. If a student lives with parents who never went to college, or parents that graduated but never saw themselves …show more content…
I’m not saying that there weren’t students who didn’t see themselves with higher education goals, but from the support of the teachers and the environment they were placed in, it helped them see the fallacies in their choice and reasonings to not pursue higher education goals. At Central, though there are some teachers who are trying to push their students further, the students themselves are choosing not to go further. Both schools provided outstanding education, they both thoroughly prepare students for what’s after graduation, but if a student does not take the initiate to learn, then none of this

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