Education can feel like a long road to some students, but it’s an essential road to take for anyone looking to pursue higher education. San Diego Virtual School has always aimed at providing students with the knowledge and skills necessary to succeed academically while also preparing them for higher education beyond high school. When students don’t know where to start, we help them understand what they need to do in order to begin their continued education after they graduate from San Diego Virtual School.
Deciding if College Is Right for You
Before beginning your journey to college, the first thing any student needs to do is decide if college is right for them. Many students choose to continue their education beyond high school in order to pursue careers in their field of interest. In many cases, getting a college degree can improve the chances of getting a job in a desired industry.
Meet with a Guidance Counselor
If you’re not sure if college is the right choice for you, or you have made your choice to continue with education after high school, contact our guidance counselor! Our counselors at San Diego Virtual School are here to help you, like all of our students, with more information about continued education, their course path through San Diego Virtual School, and much more.
Research Local and Out of State Colleges
After choosing to continue with college, you will need to start looking around for various colleges that you are interested in. If you know what kind of industry or career you want to pursue, you will have the advantage of being able to narrow your results to schools that emphasize those areas of study or are heavily specialized in it.
Each school will be unique, so it’s important to spend some time research each school that stands out to you. Remember that you can talk with your guidance counselor to get some ideas about which colleges may be right for your education path.
Narrow Results Down and Make a Visit
After creating a list of schools that you think you might enjoy and will help you to create or further your career, begin narrowing them down or rank them based on level of interest. After you’ve ranked schools that you want to be a part of, schedule college visits so that you can get a closer look at their school and education system. What each school advertises may vary slightly from what is actually available on campus or online.
When you visit each school, you’ll get a better idea of whether or not that school is still a community you want to be a part of.
Learn more about San Diego Virtual School today! We help our students become academically successful while also providing them with the tools, opportunities and knowledge necessary to make their best choice for education beyond high school. It’s just as important to us to see our students succeed in education beyond SDVS as it is that students have the chance to succeed academically within our online school system.