CAROL’S SUMMARY: Indianapolis Metropolitan High School counselors consider helping former students navigate college part of their job. Most of their students are the first in their family to go to college, so they don’t have a voice of experience to turn to. Counselors are available by phone or email to answer questions and check in a couple times a semester to see how the students are doing.
This type of program is rare, but when it comes to helping students pursue their educational goals-the more help the better.
Questions to consider:
1. Do you have someone to turn to for questions about college?
2. Would you propose a program like this for your child’s school?
January 31, 2009
By Andy Gammill
Felisha Dugan didn’t know what to do last fall when she arrived at Indiana State University and couldn’t afford any of her textbooks.
Fearing she’d fall behind in her classes, the 18-year-old turned to an unlikely source of help: a college counselor provided by her high school. Dugan, a biology major, attended Indianapolis Metropolitan High School, which has a guidance counselor to help former students navigate their way through college.
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