There’s no good way to say this, so I’m just going to say it: Not everyone is cut out to go to a traditional, four-year college. However, an amazing thing has happened over the last few years…we have come to the realization that it’s O.K. not to go to a traditional, four-year college! There are so many other ways to become educated in this Age of Information. This article is for people who want to raise their level of education, or inspire someone in their life to raise their level of education. Teachers, parents, students, and even people who have been out of school for years can benefit from this information!
*Before you read any further…let me repeat myself: There is NO stigma or shame in getting a degree online! In 2006, there were 3.5 Million students in the U.S. who took at least one online course. I don’t have any recent figures for the number of online students, but you can bet that there are WAY more than 3.5 Million people taking online courses this year.
Teachers: There are students in your classes who don’t know what they want to do with their lives. This uncertainty causes them to be unmotivated, and question why they have to put forth effort in your class. Their unwillingness to become educated for education’s sake leaves them unprepared or unqualified for ANY career. By the time they make a decision about what they may want to do, it is too late to reach their goal.
What You Can Do: Download information from the schools at the end of this article, and see if your student is interested in pursuing any of the career paths offered. Once they pick a school they are interested in, you will see a change in their attitude and behavior in school. I would request information from each of the schools, and keep it in a file in your room for students to browse. Requesting the information is FREE…so why not do it? You and your students will be glad you did.
Parents: Your child may lack direction, and that lack of direction may manifest itself in any number of ways. Your child may think school is “stupid” and be at risk of dropping out. You plead with your child to stay in school, give his/her best effort…but they don’t want to listen to you. Your dreams of college for your child will never materialize at this rate, and you find yourself becoming more and more frustrated…thinking of giving up and hoping that by some miracle things will work out.
What You Can Do: Download information from the schools at the end of this article, and watch as your child becomes hopeful and enthusiastic about one of the career paths that these schools make possible. Pledge to your child that you will help in any way possible to make their goal a reality.
Students: I know exactly how you feel, because I was once in your shoes! You don’t know what you want to do with your life, but you are afraid to ask for help in “figuring it out”. Your defense mechanism is to act tough, pretend you don’t care, and refuse to try your best for fear that you will fail. Maybe you don’t want to go to college, yet everyone keeps telling you that you should go. There are thousands of young people who went to college, racked up between $50,000 and $100,000 of debt, and ended up not getting a degree. They are now working at low-paying jobs, and may be paying their debt off for the rest of their lives!
What You Can Do: There is a better way! Download the information from one of the schools that interests you at the end of the article. Use your newfound goal as motivation to do your best in school, knowing that your post-high school education awaits! These schools can prepare you for a career in just about any area that you may want to pursue.
Young Adults: You may not have applied yourself in high school or college…maybe even dropped out. You now know the high price your choices have cost. You know you made a big mistake, but you don’t know how to fix it. You may be working at a low-paying, dead-end job with no chance for advancement. Is this how you envisioned your life when you were a kid? You want to start over, but can’t. You may be working two jobs, may have small children at home…and you may think that raising your level of education is impossible now. How can you afford to go to school? Who is going to watch your kids while you go?
What You Can Do: Find a school that interests you, and request enrollment information…it’s FREE! Some of the schools are online, which means you can complete your coursework while you are at home (no babysitter necessary!) You can also work at your own pace, so you wouldn’t have to quit your present job. Some of the schools have financial aid packages that could enable you to go for little or no money. Some of the schools even have placement programs to help you find a job after you graduate!
Remember this: You are the product of all of the choices you have made up to this point in your life. If you don’t like the direction your life is going…CHANGE IT! This is your chance. I invite you to go for it!
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