Do High Schoolers Know What They are Going to Do?

Audra Smith, Journalist

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I don’t know about you, but the thought of graduating is kind of overwhelming. I mean, I’ve been wanting to get out of high school since I stepped in the door as a freshman, but the overbearing thought that I am actually going to have to live on my own and make my own way is kind of scary. But, nothing is scarier than what is going to happen afterwards. What am I going to do after high school? Am I going to go to college? If so what am I going to major in? What job am I going to get? The whole thing is very stressful, but the real question is how many other people are like myself? How many people have no idea what they are going to do?

According to a survey for College and Career Readiness conducted by YouthTruth of 165,000 high school students, 45% of students feel positive about their college and career readiness. They also found that 87% of students want to eventually get a college degree and land a career. However, students say that they don’t think that schools are helping them gain the ability to succeed after high school. YouthTruth executive director Jen Vorse Wilka said, “While it’s encouraging to see the proportion of students with high college and career expectations, most (students) do not feel prepared to do so.” This data was collected from over 260 schools across 31 states that are partnered with YouthTruth.

So, do you know what you are going to do after high school? Do you feel like high school prepared you for college or the career of your choice?

 

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