Being a high school student is stressful, and the pressure to study to go to your top college and reach your dream job can make it even more so. On top of all of that, thinking about choosing a career path can be incredibly daunting, especially as a 16-year-old. However, DSST strives to ensure that all students have an opportunity to explore a career path that they are interested in. We do this by incorporating a class into the high school curriculum where students attend professional internships during their junior year. In these internships, “students are able to figure out what they want to do in the future… see if they see themselves in that career,” says Maggie Dering, the Internship Coordinator at DSST: Cole High School.
At first glance, it might look like a standard classroom—student desks in the center, a device charging by the teacher’s desk, a bean bag area, colorful teaching aids hanging from the wall.
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Remember life after college? Parts of it were probably thrilling, but if you were like most college grads, parts were also overwhelming—from picking an apartment, to buying food, from paying bills, to finding a job.
When looking for the right school, size makes significant difference for students and their future prospects. Both social and academic factors impact students’ ability to learn, grow and be happy. Below are the five reasons why we find that students and parents choose smaller schools.