Kids and Teens
Community college is not just for adults. Learn about all the programs available to children and teens too. From aiding high school dropouts to ramped up summer school programs, community colleges work hard to encourage the pursuit of higher education to students of all ages.
View the most popular articles in Kids and Teens:
- New Survey Shows Community College Students Feel Unprepared for the Rigors of Higher Education
- Why High School Students Should Take Community College Classes
- Why Community Colleges Will Soon Be Accepting High School Sophomores
- Youth on Campus: How Young is Too Young for Community College?
- Graduate from Community College Before High School
Graduate from Community College Before High School
Youth on Campus: How Young is Too Young for Community College?
New Survey Shows Community College Students Feel Unprepared for the Rigors of Higher Education
The recent survey was conducted online by Harris Interactive on behalf of Pearson Foundation in August and September, 2011. The survey polled 1,205 community college students on various issues regarding school, including ease of getting necessary courses and the level of difficult of college-level coursework compared to high school classes. The results of the survey have been published at the websites for both Pearson Foundation and Harris Interactive. A number of news sources have reported on the findings as well.
Preparation Lacking for Students Entering Community College
Talent Search Program Helps Students Succeed in Higher Education
What is the Talent Search Program?
According to the Ed.gov website, the Talent Search Program is designed to help disadvantaged youth with the potential to succeed in postsecondary education. This program identifies youth that falls into this category and provides them with the financial, career, and academic support they need to succeed in high school and beyond. Talent Search also looks for individuals who have not yet completed their secondary or postsecondary education and provides necessary resources to encourage those individuals to return to the world of academia to earn their high school equivalency and a postsecondary degree or certificate.
- Aptitude assessments and counseling to prepare students for the rigors of college
- Mentoring and tutorial programs to come alongside students and help them succeed
- Counseling services to assist students with financial challenges that might arise
- Career exploration resources to help students plan for their futures
- Information about various postsecondary options available
- Alternative education options for those returning to finish their secondary education
Taking Community College Courses in High School: How Far Ahead Can You Really Get?
As a result of the new law, more Iowa students began seizing the opportunity to get a leg up on their post-secondary education. According to the Des Moines Register, more than 38,200 high school students across the state earned community college credits before their high school graduation. Those numbers showed a 50 percent increase over a period of five years, according to the Iowa Department of Education. Students who received this credit ahead of time made up more than one-quarter of all the community college students in the state.