YESS Institute at Adams City High School
This week at ACHS juniors and seniors had the opportunity to work with Emily on college navigation for the last time this semester. In class, we began a our short unit on college and post secondary education. Students discussed questions and fears they had about going to college. Students then broke into groups where each group chose a topic related to post secondary education to research and then present to the class. Some of these topics included study abroad, the difference between public and private universities, the differences between technical college, junior college and community college, and what things do colleges consider in the admissions process. At the end of the week students read statements about successful first generation college students such as, “first generation college students were most successful when they knew who to talk to about academic support.” Students then discussed these statements and were encouraged to brainstorm who at their own high school could be part of their support system when they start applying for college.